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Storing The Right Way

Although it might not seem like there is a lot to using a storage facility, loading your unit the right way can save you a lot of time later. I move a lot for work, typically relocating at least once a year. Because I can't always take everything with me, I am an absolute professional when it comes to loading and unloading storage units. I know how to keep my stuff safe, report problems with my unit, and handle unforeseen circumstances. My website will teach you everything you need to know about storage units, so that you can have an excellent experience.



Storing The Right Way

Simple Ways To Save Money On Your Mini Storage Costs

by Sophia Meyer

Got too much stuff and not enough space to store it all? If so, then it may be time to rent out a mini storage unit, from a company like All American Mini Storage, as a means of having extra space to store your belongings. Before you sign a lease agreement on a unit, however, there are some steps you'll want to take to save yourself money--especially if you're on a tight budget. These tips will help you cut down on costs without sacrificing storage in the process.

Start By De-Cluttering

First and foremost, consider going through your belongings and simply getting rid of things you no longer need or use. You can choose to donate your unwanted belongings, throw them in the trash, pass them onto a loved one, or even hold a garage sale to make a profit. Either way, by getting rid of some stuff here and there, you can reduce the total size of the storage unit that you need to rent, which will save you money in the long-run and allow you to live in a less cluttered space.

Know How to Maximize Space

Furthermore, be sure to rent out the smallest unit you possibly can that will still give you enough space for your belongings. After all, you don't want to pay for space every month that you're not going to use. There are plenty of ways to maximize space in your storage unit, such as by adding shelving (with your storage landlord's permission, of course), storing small items in unused furniture drawers, and stacking boxes and storage containers on top of each other. Some storage facilities may even have some shelving that you can rent out for a small fee as part of your lease agreement to maximize your space.

Don't Be Afraid to Negotiate

Finally, even if you see a posted monthly rate for the unit you want, don't be afraid to speak with the manager and see if there's anything they can do to lower it. There may be a special promotion coming up that he or she can apply to your rental rate to save you money. Furthermore, consider asking if there is a discount offered for customers who pay in cash, as many managers will be willing to knock some money off the monthly rental fee if it means avoiding credit card transaction fees and the like. You might be surprised at just how much a little negotiation can save you on your storage costs.