Renting a Storage Unit May Save You on Rent

By Aaron Mackel, Storage.com

Looking to save money on apartment rent? Not many people would consider renting a storage unit as a way to cut apartment costs, but if you hypothetically swapped 100 square feet of apartment space for storage space, you could actually save big!

Below, we’ve compared the average monthly apartment rent per square foot (for both one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments) and the average monthly storage unit rent per square foot in ten major U.S. markets.

10×10 Storage Unit vs. One-Bedroom Apartment

Interesting takeaways:

  • In seven cities, renting a storage unit could save renters more than $1,000 over the course of a year.
  • Boston has the biggest difference between the cost of rental space vs. storage space by far.
  • Atlanta’s affordable rental market results in the lowest savings by using self storage.

10×10 Storage Unit Vs. Two-Bedroom Apartment

Interesting takeaways:

  • A two-bedroom apartment in Atlanta is the only instance when it doesn’t save to rent storage space.
  • Even with the lower price per square foot of a two-bedroom apartment, you can still save more than $1,000 a year by using storage in three cities.

So if you’re looking at apartments that have enough space for summer/winter clothes, a bike, golf clubs, holiday decorations, or other items that don’t need to be with you at all times, putting those things in storage and renting smaller could be a more cost-effective solution. Or if you’re considering upgrading to a larger apartment because your child outgrew a bunch of clothes, toys, and furniture that you don’t know what to do with, you could save a significant amount by staying put and putting those things into storage for future children.

Interested in seeing if storage can help you save? View storage units near you on Storage.com today.

Apartment rental data is from U.S. News Money.

Although this article does not give data for Sandy or Midvale, Utahit is helpful to consider renting a smaller apartment and also renting a storage unit to store some of the items that you aren’t using all the time.

If you have any questions about our storage unit rates, please contact Sandy Mini Storage at 801-251-0801.

Classic Car Self-Storage Tips

If you’re looking for a classic car in Sandy, Utah  or the surrounding Salt Lake area, you have plenty of options. However, a car isn’t something you can tuck away in a box when you’re not using it. You’ll need a safe, secure place to keep your valuable new find. If your garage space is limited, self storage is the perfect solution.

Classic Car Self-Storage Tips

Classic cars should be protected and treated with great care even while they’re in storage. Be sure to choose a facility with great security and spacious self storage units. Here are a few more essential tips to help you keep your car in top condition throughout its seasonal nap.

  • Clean both the interior and exterior of your car from top to bottom. Wax the exterior, clean the interior upholstery and vacuum thoroughly.
  • If your car has lube fittings, grease its universal joints, steering fittings and suspension fittings with fresh grease.
  • Bleed the brakes to prevent deterioration.
  • If you’ll be storing the car for more than six months, drain the fuel tank. For short-term storage, simply add gasoline stabilizer.
  • Drain and refill your car’s cooling system.
  • Remove the battery, and store it in a dry place. To keep it charged, hook it up to a battery maintainer or charger.
  • Depress the clutch and lock it into position.
  • Roll down all windows to improve ventilation.
  • If your car is a convertible, store it with the top up; leaving it down can cause shrinkage.
  • Cover your car with a cotton or flannel cover to prevent dust accumulation and protect the paint. Don’t use plastic or polyester blends as these can trap heat and restrict airflow.

Sandy Mini Storage Self Storage Keeps Your Classic Car in Pristine Condition

If you’re looking for affordable self storage units in Sandy, turn to the company that understands the importance of protecting valuable investments. When you rent a storage unit from Sandy Mini Storage, you’ll have convenient access to your vehicle seven days a week. Your car will be secure under 24-hour electronic video surveillance, and only you will have the key and personal access code. Contact us today to reserve a spot for your own gorgeous piece of automotive history.