Rent for an apartment takes a substantial chunk of most people’s monthly income, leading many renters to consider downsizing in order to save a few bucks. But, if were you to downsize, you’d either have to get rid of a bunch of your stuff, or live in very cramped, uncomfortable conditions. No one wants to live like someone on the A&E show, Hoarders, but then again, no one wants to toss out treasured possessions like high school yearbooks, family heirlooms, photographs, wedding dresses, etc. Well, there is a way you can downsize and still keep the stuff you don’t want to get rid of—rent a storage unit. What? That makes no sense. If you’re trying to save money, why would you want to rent a storage unit in addition to renting an apartment?
The reason you’d want to rent a storage unit to save money is because, per square foot, renting storage space is cheaper than renting apartment space. In the Los Angeles area, rent on apartment space averages $3.53 per square foot per month, whereas rent on storage unit space averages $2.44 per square foot per month. That’s a difference of $1.09. A dollar and nine cents may not seem like much of a savings, but for a 10 foot by 10 foot storage unit, over the course of 12 months, you would end up saving $1,308. That’s not too shabby.
So, theoretically, you can rent a smaller apartment, keep all your stuff, and save money in the long run.
If you live in the San Gabriel Valley, STORBOX Self Storage in Pasadena has a number of differently sized, reasonably priced, storage units to meet your needs. They also offer climate controlled units for wine storage; as well multiple, convenient loading docks; elevators; wide, roll up doors; carts, dollies, and pallet jacks; all manner of moving and storage supplies; and much more. The facility is secure and monitored by 30 surveillance cameras at all times.
Check out STORBOX Self Storage yourself, at 2233 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107 or call 626-407-3439