When looking for ways to save more money, hiring a self storage isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. After all, as the cost of living continues to increase, the thought of adding self-storage expenses to your budget can certainly sound unproductive.
However, for a lot of people, self storage has a lot of cost-saving benefits that actually help them save money and budget better in the long term. Thinking outside the box (and inside the storage unit) might just be the key to smarter saving. Here’s why.
First thing’s first: Self storage in Sydney doesn’t have to be expensive.
It all comes down to finding the right facility (and the right unit) for your needs. Before signing anything, take the time to compare self storage facilities in Sydney in terms of cost, quality and accessibility. Although the aim is ultimately to find the cheapest price, it's just as important not to settle for unsecure, poorly maintained facilities either. Be on the lookout for self storage in Sydney that offers competitive pricing too; discounts for new customers or long-term business storage and price match guarantees are a great way to save on your storage unit - make sure you ask!
Also - think carefully about how big your storage unit really needs to be. Often times, smaller units can work just as well if your belongings are carefully arranged and you’ve already taken the time to figure out exactly how much space you’ll need.
Self storage will always be cheaper than a bigger home or office.
This is a huge one. The cost of space-making home renovations, and finding a new home or office is almost always far greater than hiring a storage unit. As your family or business grows, it’s likely that you’ll need more space. Instead of taking on unnecessarily debt and draining your cash flow, store your goods in a storage facility until you’re in a position to move or expand without the stress (and financial headache).
Choosing self-storage forces you to declutter....
When you decide to invest in self storage in Sydney, more often than not, you’ll have to sort through your stuff to decide what you’d like to store and how big your unit will need to be. The larger the unit, the more you need to pay. Minimise your costs by getting rid of things you don't need. If you haven't used something in a year, or are yet to unpack it from your last move, then chances are you’ll never use it. Why not make some extra cash on the side by selling the things you don’t need, or perhaps making use of the things had forgotten about and saving on new purchases? Platforms such as Gumtree and Facebook’s Marketplace let you sell and list items - as well as set specific target locations - for free!
…And take a harder look at your spending habits for future saving.
Saving money sustainably doesn’t happen by simply dumping your unwanted belongings in a storage unit. Buying more to store more is not the way to go! In the long term, you’ll need to get in the habit of spending smart so you can really save smart. A storage unit will help you declutter your life (or business); make some money on the side; and bring efficiency to your move, expansion, or day-to-day business operations - as well as encourage you to reflect on your spending habits.
Save on logistical services and work more efficiently.
Rhodes Self Storage offer services other than storage to help make your life easier. If you’re a business, take advantage of any dispatch, receipting, notification and logistical services that Rhodes Self Storage can offer - having almost everything happen in one location will likely create better efficiency and give you more control of your logistical processes.
Self storage means re-assessing your month-to-month expenses.
Just like going through your belongings and getting rid of the unwanted and unnecessary, the monthly billing that comes with most self storage units in Sydney might just help you budget better. As cost-effective and competitively priced as your unit might be, it is a cost in itself that needs to be addressed on a monthly basis - especially at the start when you’re still incorporating the saving benefits of self storage into your budget and getting organised. Take this as a chance to reassess your (other) monthly expenses and get rid of what you don’t need to make more room for more saving.
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