When it comes to storing your belongings, there are plenty of options available. Two of the most popular choices are portable storage containers and traditional storage units. But how do they stack up in terms of costs?
Whether you're in the process of staging your home for prospective buyers, carving out space for a much-needed remodel, getting ready for a big move, or simply decluttering to create a more serene living environment, your storage needs are as unique as you are. But how do you decide which option is the best choice for you? After all, the best storage solution is one that not only meets your needs but also provides excellent value for your investment.
We're taking a look at average rates — and hidden fees and expenses you might not have considered — to break down the real cost comparison between your storage options.
Costs at a Glance: Traditional Storage vs. Go Mini's
Traditional Storage Pricing
Traditional self-storage units might seem less expensive at first glance, but there are additional factors to consider.
Here are the average monthly rental costs based on unit size:
- Small unit (5×5 to 5×10 ft., 25 to 50 square feet): $75
- Medium unit (5×15, 10×10, 10×15 ft., 75 to 150 square feet): $150
- Large unit (10×20, 10×25, 10×30 ft., 200 to 300 square feet): $300
However, these figures don't take into account potential extra costs. If you require a climate-controlled unit, you can expect your storage unit cost to increase by at least $25 to $30 per month. And if you're storing more than a few items, you may need to rent a moving truck to transport your items, which could set you back an additional $20 to $40 or more per day, not including fuel costs and per-mile charges of roughly $1 per mile.
On the other hand, portable storage containers, like those offered by Go Mini's, eliminate these extra costs. With Go Mini's, you're only paying for the cost of the storage container and delivery charges, bypassing hidden expenses.
Go Mini’s Pricing
Whether you're storing items temporarily or for the long term, cost is often a significant factor in deciding where and how to store your belongings. At Go Mini's, we pride ourselves on offering competitive pricing that often beats traditional storage options. However, we also believe in complete transparency with our customers.
Our pricing operates on a sliding scale based on availability, which means the cost can vary. This approach allows us to offer affordable rates while ensuring that our storage solutions are available when you need them most.
We understand that this might make estimating your storage costs a little more challenging, which is why our team is always ready to help. You can contact us anytime to get a current quote based on your specific storage needs and the current availability of our units, plus you can always get an instant free quote online. We're here to help you navigate your storage options and find the best solution for your needs and budget.
With Go Mini's, you're not just paying for storage space – you're investing in convenience, flexibility, and peace of mind knowing your belongings are safe and secure.
No Hidden Costs: Go Mini's Commitment to Transparent Pricing
At Go Mini's, we believe in transparency and straightforward pricing. The price you see is the price you pay. This is in stark contrast to many traditional storage facilities that often require monthly rental and amenity fees and may have hidden charges. Our containers are also designed to be weatherproof and secure, so depending on your needs, you might not have to worry about additional costs for climate control or theft protection. And with convenient delivery options, you can avoid the hassle and expense of renting a moving truck.
In addition, our portable storage containers offer more flexibility in terms of size. You can choose from three different sizes based on your specific storage needs, whereas traditional storage units often come in predetermined sizes that may not fit your exact needs.
Save Money and Time with Go Mini's Portable Storage
When it comes down to it, the real cost of storage depends on your specific needs and situation. But with Go Mini's, you can save money and avoid hidden fees while also enjoying the convenience and flexibility of our portable storage containers. When you compare the costs of portable storage containers and traditional storage units — and factor in potential additional expenses like truck rentals — it becomes clear that Go Mini's offers a more economical and straightforward solution. With no hidden costs, transparent pricing, and superior service, we make storage simple and affordable.
So why wait? Get a free, no-obligation quote online today or reach out to our friendly Go Mini's team. We're here to simplify your storage experience and help you save money along the way.