So, you need storage but you can’t decide which storage company will be best for you. It could come down to any number of factors. Location, security, if they have the right size unit…etc. But, more often than not it comes down to price. And that’s where storage companies can get a little secretive.
Here’s the secret: The introductory offer they give you is worth less than you think
Ok, how can an introductory offer be worth less than you think? After all, surely a discount is a discount — right? Well, yes. A discount is a discount.
But here’s what they don’t want to tell you. Storage companies know you are going to stay longer than the introductory offer. So when the month, 2 months or 3 month deal is up, the price of your storage container skyrockets. All that saving you think you made will go out the window in the same space of time as your original offer.
The longer you stay, the less value that introductory offer gives you. Big storage companies know this and they capitalise on it.
Ok, so how can you still get your money’s worth?
Sure, you could move storage companies every time the introductory offer expires, but who wants that level of hassle? Plus, with having to rent out vans and get the extra help — you’ll probably spend the same amount of money you are trying to save anyway.
Your other option (and the one we recommend) is to compare prices over the length of time you know you are going to keep your stuff in storage. That way you can compare the REAL price you are going to pay across a range of storage companies and pick the one that saves you the most money in the long run, not just in the first few months.
Insider Tip: Also look for the storage companies that will throw freebies into your deal. For example, here at Henfield we give our customers a free man in a van service, who will help them move their stuff into storage for FREE!