Renting self-storage units on a budget.

Renting self-storage units can be streamlined by utilising the correct way to store your belongings and knowing what kind of space you might need in order to achieve inexpensive but efficient self-storage.


The cost of storage units is an important factor to consider when renting storage space. Paying for a space that is either too big for your requirements or too small will only mean added costs. Stortown offers a free space estimator to assist with working out the storage space you need and we have some tips for renting self-storage units on a budget.

Moving, in general, can be costly and most people are trying to keep within a budget, by following our tips below, you will hopefully be able to save some money.

1. Take the time to pack as much as possible into boxes as they are easier to store. There can be a temptation to haphazardly throw items into a storage unit but being organised will help to save space and time further on.

2. Before you make the move, carefully consider what you are storing and check through the items to see if anything is unwanted or perhaps broken. Paying for these items to be stored is not practical and without them, the size of the unit needed could be reduced.

3. Pack your storage unit with care, large heavier boxes are placed on the floor and lighter boxes can be placed on top, making good use of the vertical space within your unit.

4. Ask about a promotion or special offer. Some storage facilities might have units that are slightly more difficult to get to but at a reduced monthly fee. The units might be high up on another level of the facility or they might be the further ones from the entrance, the slight inconvenience might be worth the saving.

Stortown consultants are available to assist you with any queries that you might have regarding the best fit for your self-storage needs. Our offices are conveniently located in Hillcrest, Durban and Mount Edgecombe. Our contact details are available on our website. 

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