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How to calculate cost for storage of boxes?

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April 6, 2013 under Self Storage


Answered by Staff Writer

April 17, 2013

Stuff, stuff, stuff. You just ca not seem to throw it away. Either it holds to many memories or you are bound to use it again. This conundrum causes many items we own to end up in boxes until we decide the articles' fate. But with boxes comes the need for space, a luxury we do not often have where we live.

That is why storage spaces can be found on corners all around the country. The only problem is the cost of keeping particular possessions can be pretty pricey if you are forced to use public storage.

If this is case, you have a couple of options before boxing it up and storing it. First, you can throw it away. It may be hard to do, but it is possible to let go. Second, you can give it away, also hard but feasible. And if those two alternatives are not an option, then comes storage. Just remember, the more stuff you store, the larger the unit and higher the cost.

Boxing It

Free boxes are always better than paying for the packaging since they range from $2 to $6 depending on the size. There are many places to pick up boxes for free including grocery and liquor stores, Craigslist and family and friends. Once you have boxes began packing up, utilizing all the space you can out of each cardboard container. With several size boxes to choose from, there should not be a problem packing away your stuff safely.

Storing It

There are two types of self-storage, long-term and short-term. Both self-explanatory, they offer the options to keep your belongings away for a little bit or piled up permanently. After deciding what type you need, finding a storage facility is the next step.

Before you go boxing your stuff up and heading out to a storage unit, which is going to cost you a monthly fee that will range anywhere from approximately $20 and up depending on how much you store, ask yourself if you really need the item anymore. Chances are you are holding onto it for nostalgic sake.

To receive quotes on local storage facilities and moving companies, visit Movers.com for more information. After you have found a close facility, moved in your stuff and locked the unit, please fill out a moving review so others can benefit from your experience.

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