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The Dangers Of Storage Units

October 19, 2009

The Dangers Of Storage Units

In both homes and businesses, storage space is something that there never seems to be enough of. Since there just never seems to be enough space, many people choose to store excess items in a storage unit.

Most of the time, the storage unit is intended to be a short term fix for the storage problem. While storage units are a good option for short term storage, most people end up leaving the items in storage much longer than they originally intended.

This is due to the fact that the items in storage are clearly not needed in day-to-day life. If they were needed every day, the item would not be in a storage facility. Leaving the items long-term in storage becomes acceptable since, on a month-to-month basis, the prices for a storage unit rental don't make a giant impact on the wallet.

However, compounding over many months and years the costs of storage can be surprisingly high and ultimately may be a waste of money.

Let's break it down: Considering that storage units can range from $50 to $400 dollars per month depending on size and location the low end price for a year would be $600. A larger space on the high end would cost the individual $4800 to store items they don?t even use for a year.

This is a cost that most people do not need to incur because the items they are paying to store have no intended future use. Clearly there is a better way to handle excess items that is not as nearly as costly.

The price for a junk removal company to remove a full truckload, which is typically the amount of items that fits in a large storage unit, is on average $550. This one time expense will save money on storage and the items will also be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.