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If you are preparing to rent a self-storage unit, chances are pretty good that you have a lot going on in your life. You may be moving from one home to another, preparing to go away to college, or finding a temporary location for your belongings while you downsize your home. No matter why you need storage, you want to make sure you choose the right facility, and asking the right questions can help ensure that you make the right decision.

There are many important questions to ask a storage facility operator before you rent a unit, including several questions about storage rates and payments. Check out a few of them below, then contact Homestead Storage today to learn more about our conveniently located storage units in Greeley!

Storage Rates and Payments

Will the Cost of My Storage Unit Change?

You probably wouldn’t consider buying something in the store unless you knew how much it cost unless it was something small or trivial. Much the same, you should never rent a storage unit without knowing how much it will cost you each month. Many facilities offer incredible introductory storage rates, such as your first month for only $1, but beware of the fine print. Does the monthly fee include administrative fees? Will it go up after the first month, or after the sixth month? Is there any type of discounts offered for students or military members? These are all important questions to ask before you rent a unit.

Do You Offer Specials for Long-Term Storage?

Some people are not sure how long they will need a storage unit for, and even if they think they have a good idea, plans can change for a wide variety of reasons. However, if you know that you need a storage unit for a long period of time, it is worthwhile to ask potential storage facilities if they offer any type of discount on long-term storage. Some facilities may offer reduced storage rates if you are willing to sign a contract committing to storage for six months to a year at a time. Some facilities may offer this benefit, but not all will advertise it. This can save you substantial amounts of money in the long run, and it is a question worth asking.

When Is My Payment Due?

When you have some of your most important belongings in storage, the last thing you want to do is miss a payment and risk losing both the unit and/or your belongings. Some renters make the assumption that their payment is due on the same day they originally rented the unit on. If you rented your unit on the 12th of the month, don’t make the assumption that your due date will be the 12th of every month after that. Some facilities require payment on the 1st, others may require it on the 15th. Each facility is different, and knowing your due date can help you budget your monthly expenses accordingly.

Affordable Storage Rates in Greeley

When you are searching for affordable storage in Greeley, the competitive storage rates and variety of units available at Homestead Storage just can’t be beat. We have traditional storage units starting as low as $60 a month, and climate-controlled storage units starting at $78 a month. We even offer a 10-percent discount for military members and the convenience of online payments. Call us at 970-400-7144 today to request a tour of our facility, or reserve your unit online now!