Does Self-Storage Make Sense for You?

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If you’ve been thinking about renting a self-storage unit, it’s important to ask yourself, “Does it make sense for me?” If you’ve been living with boxes stuck in every nook and cranny of your house, it can make sense to rent a small storage unit and de-clutter your home. If you’re thinking of downsizing to a smaller residence, but you have some belongings you want to keep, putting them in storage can be a good alternative to stuffing them into your new place. At EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh, we can help you find the unit that makes the most sense for you.

Budgeting for Storage

dreamstime_xxl_17984280 (1)It’s always important to make a budget, especially when new expenses come into the picture. You’ll want to be sure that you can handle it financially before you rent a unit, and that you’ll be able to pay for ongoing storage, should you need to keep things in the unit for several months. Every one of our spaces is available on a month-to-month basis, so if it doesn’t make financial sense to keep renting a storage unit, you won’t have to worry about continuing to pay for the rest of the year.

Comparing Costs

It’s always a good idea to shop around and compare storage costs, and EZ Storage® is proud to offer competitive rates on all our spaces, both standard and climate-controlled. However, it’s also important to compare the cost of storage with the cost of renting a larger residence that would fit all of your stuff. If you can find a storage unit for $50, and an apartment with another bedroom costs $200 more than what you’re paying now, it makes more sense to rent the storage space. If your family is growing and you need more space to live, but you’re not ready to move to a bigger house or apartment, putting some things in storage can give you the room you need.

Helping Out a Friend or Relative

You might be thinking about renting a storage unit, but you may feel that you don’t have enough stuff to warrant getting a space. If you only have a few boxes that you want to store, talk to friends or relatives to see if they have items that they would like to put into storage. By renting a space together, you can split the monthly cost and both of you will be able to move some things out of your garages, attics, or basements. You can start with the smallest unit size (often 5’ x 5’), and if you need to upgrade, we can find a bigger space that will accommodate your belongings.

Find Savings on Storage

dreamstime_xxl_14142457If you’re going back and forth on renting a space, it can be a good idea to find savings on storage in your area. With three Pittsburgh-area locations, it won’t be hard to find a unit near your home, and with a free* month of storage, you can save on your unit and keep your items safe and sound.

EZ Storage® is always happy to help people find the options they need, and if you’re wondering if self-storage makes sense for you, stop by one of our facilities today. The staff will gladly answer all of your questions, and they can show the units that are available. All of our Pittsburgh locations have resident managers, which means that someone is keeping an eye on the storage units at all times. We also have state-of-the-art security systems and computer-controlled gates that protect against unauthorized access.

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