Storage Unit PricesAugust 10, 2018
Storage Unit Prices and The Economics of Using Blue Crates
Look, we all of things that we don’t want to get rid of for whatever reason. Some things have sentimental value for us and others just have that, “I will use this again sometime” status in the realm of your belongings. That said many of us just don’t have the space and storage in our own homes/condos/apartments to store and keep it all on hand. So we turn to self storage units and storage lockers in our buildings. Sure this is a solution, but at what cost. Is there a better way to do this?
To answer this question lets take a look at your options. First, you have the old way of doing things by storing your things in a self storage unit. Let’s use your average 5’ x 5’ storage unit at your typical self storage facility. On average the typical storage unit prices for a typical customer are around $75.00 a month on a unit of this size in the Chicago Market once the teaser rates have expired. This price covers rent only. For those of you living in the city there are the cost associated with transporting your items to and from the unit, the cost of packing materials, and the cost associated with your time.
Your Second option is to use Blue Crates, Chicago’s on demand self storage provider. Blue Crates will drop off crates and wardrobes to your house on your schedule. Once at your place you pack the things you would like to store and once ready we will come by and pick them up for you. When you want everything back simply recall your items on your account page on our website and we will have your crates to you within 24 hours of your request. It is that simple. The best part is that on your account page you have the ability to catalog all of your items with pictures and descriptions of what you have stored in your crates. This makes it really ease to recall what’s in your crates when you want a specific crate back.
So the old way you are paying for Rent. With Blue Crates the new way to store your things you are paying for a service. So is this service comparable in price to that old dusty storage facility you lug your belongings to on the weekends? The answer is yes.
In that same 5’ x 5’ footprint, Blue Crates will have provided you with 7 crates at a cost of $10.00 a piece on a monthly basis. That comes to $70.00. So for roughly the same footprint of storage you get a service component that saves you the hassle of having to visit a self storage facility. Your time is more valuable than $2.50. And for that you gain a service component that enables you to take back your weekend, catalog your items, have your things delivered for free, security, and above all else the piece of mind that you never have to visit a storage facility ever again!