When you need a place to store your belongings, it makes sense to shop around for a good deal on storage space. One of the most popular sizes is a 10X10 storage unit, which is big enough to hold the contents of an average, one-bedroom apartment or seasonal items such as furniture, decorations, and sports equipment. A unit this size provides you with up to 100 square feet of storage.
Whether you have rented a storage unit before or not, you may be wondering how much it will cost to get one. At Storage West, one of the most common questions we hear is:
How much does it cost to rent a storage unit?
We’re here to help. Here’s what you need to know about renting a 10X10 storage unit.
What’s the Average Cost of a 10X10 Storage Unit?
Let’s start with the average cost of a 10X10 storage unit. Storage West has multiple locations across several states, so we think it’s helpful to look at the nationwide average cost.
As of 2019, the average cost of a climate-controlled storage unit In the United States is $1.63 per square foot. For a 10X10 unit, that would work out to about $163 per month. Units without climate control are less expensive but also come with some risks, since items stored in those units may be subject to weather and climate-related damage.
Of course, the cost of a storage unit is also related to the cost of living in the area where the unit is located. A 10X10 storage unit in Los Angeles will cost more than one in Texas.
You should keep in mind that the 10X10 storage unit refers to the length and width of the unit, not to its height. It is often possible to stack items, giving you more cubic feet of storage space than might be apparent.
Can You Get a Deal on a Storage Space?
The average prices we have cited might seem high, but the good news is that there are often deals available that can reduce the cost of your 10X10 storage unit.
For example, at Storage West, we sometimes run deals that give new renters discounts. A recent promotion offered:
- One month of rent free
- 20% off the regular rental cost of a storage unit
- Free use of move in truck including gas
We always offer the use of a moving truck, but the other deals we provide can vary based on the season and other factors. It’s always a good idea to do some comparison shopping to find the best possible deal for your storage space.
Keep in mind that you may need to adjust some prices to get a true apples-to-apples comparison. Climate-controlled storage units will always be more expensive than units that don’t have climate control. You should also take intangibles such as security and accessibility into account, since those can affect the price of a storage unit.
Finally, ask if your storage company has resources to help you choose a unit, pack your belongings, and store them safely.
Renting a 10X10 storage unit is a decision that requires thought and research. While the average cost is a good barometer to use, we strongly recommend comparison shopping as a way of getting the best possible deal on your rental unit.
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