Downsizing or decluttering?
Maximize your storage space and minimise your expenses with our following expert advice on affordable self storage units.
Evaluate Your Needs
Before renting a storage unit, take the time to assess your needs realistically.
Consider the size and type of storage space that suits your needs, whether it’s for car storage, furniture storage, or a mix to declutter your space. Be mindful not to overestimate your needs, ensuring you only pay for what you genuinely need. Use this self storage space calculator to assist!
Explore current self storage promotions and deals
Many storage facilities offer fantastic discounts, especially for new customers or long-term storage commitments. Grab these opportunities to lock in the most budget-friendly self storage option available.
Choosing the Right Self Storage Location
Where possible, opt for a self storage unit that’s conveniently located near your home or workplace. It’ll save you both time and money in the long run. We’re excited to be opening new self storage locations around Australia with the following locations coming soon.
Share the Load
If you don’t require an entire storage unit, consider sharing space with a friend, family member, or neighbours. Splitting the rental cost can substantially reduce your expenses while still offering ample storage for everyone involved.
Make Use of Vertical Storage Space
Maximise your storage unit’s capacity by making smart use of vertical space. Stack your boxes efficiently to utilise every inch of available space.
How to efficiently pack your storage unit
Packing your belongings efficiently can save you money on boxes and packing materials. Embrace space-saving techniques like disassembling furniture, nesting smaller items within larger ones, and employing vacuum-sealed bags for clothing and linens. Visit our onsite box shop for any last minute packing needs or commercial grade boxes.
Purchase packing materials in line with your needs
Our customer-friendly box shop is conveniently located right at our storage facility, making it a breeze to grab the boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and other essentials you need. By eliminating the need for extra trips to a store, you’ll save both time and money on gas. Plus, our competitive prices mean you’ll get top-quality packing materials without breaking the bank. It’s just one more way we’re here to make your self storage experience as cost-effective and hassle-free as possible.
Consider Climate-Controlled Units Wisely
Climate-controlled units provide excellent protection against extreme temperature changes, but they come at a premium price. If you live in a mild climate and your items aren’t overly sensitive, consider going for a standard unit to trim down your rental expenses.
Consider long term signage agreements
Many self storage facilities, including Roomia, offer discounts to customers committing to longer rental periods. If you anticipate needing storage for an extended period, explore the benefits of a more extended agreement and enjoy the cost savings.
Pay in Advance
Some facilities offer discounts if you pay for several months or even a year in advance. While this requires an upfront payment, it can lead to significant savings over time.
Declutter your space before renting a storage unit
Before jumping into a storage unit rental, embark on a decluttering mission. Evaluate whether all your items truly need storage. Sell or donate items you no longer use, reducing the number of belongings that require storage. This can often lead to downsizing to a smaller and more cost-effective unit.
NEED STORAGE? Make your life Roomia.
If you need additional advice on how to keep your belongings safe and your budget intact reach out to our team at your nearest Roomia location.