Boston Seaport Self Storage vs. OnDemand Storage

Boston Seaport Self Storage

Traditional self-storage facilities are located all over Boston. Self storage provides you with a space to put your extra belongings when they're taking up too much space in your home. Most residents in Boston's seaport and South Boston would benefit from some extra space in their smaller living spaces. Let's take a look at the overall 

Process

  1. Find Unit 
  2. Guess unit size that works for you
  3. Pack items 
  4. Transport items to storage
  5. Unload truck 
  6. Lug items to unit (potentially 2nd or 3rd floor)
  7. Buy lock/ Remember code
  8. Return truck 
  9. Repeat the process whenever you need something back from storage

Hours

One of the longtime advantages of self-storage in Boston is the ability to access your unit 24/7/365. However at Boston Seaport Self Storage renters have lost this flexibility. The gate closes at 10 pm every night and the office closes at 6 pm. If you're like most people you work until 6 pm or later making it difficult for you to get any assistance on a weekday and lets face it - who wants to go to their storage unit on the weekend? 

Cost

With storage space in Boston at a premium, Boston Seaport Self Storage has the luxury of charging premium prices for their storage units. Based on information collected from their website, the facility charges $86  for a 5 x 5 unit with elevator access. 

Location

Boston Seaport Self Storage has a prime location located at 380 E street in South Boston. However, you'll still have to travel there with a vehicle, a luxury many Bostonians do not have. 

OnDemand Storage

OnDemand Storage provides full service service storage to the entire Greater Boston area. OnDemand provides a new approach to storage that uses custom technology to make storage easy for consumers. Let's take a look at the OnDemand process: 

Process

  1. Schedule pickup online/ speak to a storage expert to get perfect plan
  2. Pickup specialists arrive to pack, photograph, and load items
  3. ODS creates virtual unit 
  4. Request a delivery of any (or all) items at anytime!

Hours

OnDemand provides pickup and deliveries from 8 am - 8 pm seven days a week. Items are returned within 24 hours if necessary and deliveries can be scheduled from your smarphone, computer, or through the ODS call center.

1-855-216-6617

Cost

When renting storage space through OnDemand renters can expect to pay $49/month for a 5 x 5 unit.

Location

While self storage is limited to its geographical location, ODS services the entire eastern part of Massachusetts because clients items are inventoried, categorized, and uploaded to their virtual unit - which can be accessed at any time!