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Self-storage boom - Too much for too little!

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Thinking about getting a self storage unit or a storage locker?   Think again!

We've all got too much clutter and these self - storage businesses are doing very well.  They are an extremely expensive way of solving your clutter problem.  Another major reason why self storage is doing so well and getting more and more expensive is that our toys take up a lot of space and we're storing snow blowers and ski-doos in Summer and lawn tractors, boats and barbecues in Winter.  There is an ever increasing demand for stuff and the space to store it.

But before you rush out and sign up for the $1 buys the 1st month "deal"  Understand that even at half price or whatever the deal, storage is the most expensive real estate on the planet. A $100 a month storage unit is often more expensive that the executive suite in Manhattan if you look at the cost per square foot.

If you have a space behind the garage, a bit of rough land beside the house or your Mother in law lives in the country.  That's the cheapest storage (in cash terms anyway) you will find.  If you've got land: stick a container on it.  A few thousand bucks once is way cheaper than a couple of hundred a month for life.  Do the math.



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  • Now I Know Country Living Requires Outdoor Storage Solutions:

    My husband and I moved to the country a couple of years ago having lived in downtown Toronto for the first 14 years of our marriage. We bought a HUGE house on a MASSIVE property by our city standards which is to say we now have the space for visitors to sleep in their own guest bedroom and the dogs can actually break into a full on gallop when traversing the property. Our space is not big by country standards but it has been a learning curve for us to figure out how to manage it.
    One of the challenges has been the seasonal round of property maintenance chores, each of which requires its own gas-powered machine… lawn tractors, weed whackers, leaf blowers, wood splitters, snow blowers and chain saws compete for space with wheelbarrows, rakes, spades, snow shovels and planters. Our first year was spent shuffling these items around in the garage. A weekend did not begin that we didn’t discover that the item required for the job was safely tucked behind all the things not currently needed. Fall brought the added challenge of trying to get my car in the garage too to save my precious commuting time in the morning once the frost and snow hit – thank heavens for a reversing camera which made the precision exercise of inserting my van into the jigsaw space available possible!
    We had always managed with one garage in the city – a luxury by many an urbanite’s standards – and so it took us a bit longer than it should have to realize that more storage was needed and how. We have since acquired additional outbuidlings from you guys where engines and tools can live happily all year round. We’re still learning how best to manage our property and our time but we can at least access the tools we need for the job with less frustration and time wasted.
    Thank you InGenious Storage for your advice and our new outside storage containers. They have made a difference.

    Lyndsey Nottingham on

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