How much does a storage unit in Calgary cost?
Storage units come in a range of sizes with the size being measured as the floor width by the floor length. So for example, a 5x10 unit is 5 feet wide and 10 feet deep. You will want to take a close look at the things you want to store. Items that are very common to put in to storage are awkward shaped items that you might not use daily. Maybe you have some seasonal equipment, holiday decorations, or outdoor equipment such as kayaks or paddle boards. Depending on the size of storage space you need, the price will change – the more space you need, the higher the price will be for the unit.
Length of Time
Most storage facilities have monthly or 28 day contracts. Storage facilities which offer weekly rates often run on a 28 day billing cycle, which equates to 13 months in a year. Storage facilities offering monthly contracts will only bill you for 12 months in a year, or 6 months if you stay half a year. Some storage facilities will provide a discount if you prepay your storage fees for a year up front. This can be an excellent way to save money if you know you need the space long term.
When you are considering getting a storage unit in Calgary, ask plenty of questions so you have the full picture of what the monthly cost is for the unit. Extra fees can creep up on you – so it is a good idea to do some research. One common extra fee is for content coverage, or otherwise known as insurance. Most established storage providers require content coverage for the items in storage. This is generally a good practice and a good self storage provider will either strongly encourage or make it mandatory for the items store there to be insured.
Some storage facilities will charge a one time administrative fee to set up the account with all the necessary contacts and auto bill features. Ensure you ask whether there is any administrative fees for account set up and any future transfers. Some storage facilities charge for an additional administrative fee for transferring a customer from one storage unit size to another.
Other additional fees to ask about include fees for: using the carts to bring items in to your unit, garbage and recycling, workshare office space, boardroom space. Surprise fees are never a good thing – so ask these questions so you know before you commit and spend the time moving your items in to the storage unit.
Storage unit rates in Calgary vary greatly depending on the amenities of the facility and the location. While it is important the storage unit fits in to your budget, the old saying “you get what you pay for” holds for storage units as well. Urban self storage will be more expensive than self storage located in industrial areas. New facilities with strong security measures and 24 hour access are also generally more expensive.
If you are looking for a self storage unit in Calgary that is convenient, clean, secure and 24 hour accessible, give us a call so we can provide you with the latest rates. Ask us about our additional free amenities…you might be surprised all that is included with your storage unit!