self storage in boston

Preparing to Put Your Things in Storage

Whether you are getting ready to move, go home for the summer or are subletting your apartment for a time, a storage unit is a perfect way to make sure your belongings are kept safe until you are ready for them. While you are packing for storage, there are several things you will need to keep in mind.

Does your unit have restrictions?

Many storage facilities have lists of restricted items that will not be accepted for storage due to safety or health concerns. Prior to packing, make sure you have done your research and received a list from the facility outlining what can and cannot be in your unit.

Create an inventory

Not sure what’s in every box? While packing, make sure you create an inventory of what is stored in which container in order to make it easier to find things. Our facility will also take an inventory of your items and make them easily accessible in your account for safekeeping.

Use high-quality packing materials

When packing things up to place into storage, you may be tempted to use boxes you already had in your home or free boxes from local pharmacies or grocery stores. While free boxes provide packing materials at a good price point, used boxes tend to be weaker from previous trips and moves, leaving your belongings vulnerable to being dropped accidentally. Use new boxes to pack heavy items and special boxes designed to hold books. This will prevent you from overpacking the boxes. Make sure each box is clearly labeled on at least three sides before sending it to your storage unit.

Virtual Storage in Boston, Cambridge & Somerville MA

If you are moving and are looking for a place to store your things between residences, contact OnDemand Storage today! We are a full-service, virtual storage company with pickup and dropoff service, so you’ll never need to step foot into the unit! OnDemand Storage can be reached by calling (855)215-6617 or by filling out our online contact form.

Why Are Boston Self Storage Facilities So Expensive?

If you've rented a self-storage unit in Boston you've probably been frustrated by the extremely high cost, right? It feels like you’re overpaying for a dingy, dark, and inconvenient experience. We decided to dig deeper and compare the differences in price per square foot as well as difference in services between storage units in Boston and OnDemand Storage full service storage.

Service Comparisons

Traditional storage units Boston provide you with a space to put your extra stuff. It may be seasonal, full time, transitional, commercial, or one of a million other reasons. There is no question that everybody would benefit from some extra space in Boston especially with the small living situations most of us have. Aside from the additional space, self-storage units don’t offer much else. You still have to move your items yourself, keep an inventory, and travel to your unit every time you need something back (hopefully you have a big car).

storage units boston
storage units boston

OnDemand Storage provides you with convenient extra space in Boston but also provides additional services as well. OnDemand aims to make space in your home while making storage convenient and accessible to everyone. OnDemand provides pickup of your storage at your home and then whisks your items away to a climate-controlled storage facility. Once you need something back you’ll be able to log in to your virtual storage unit on your laptop or phone and see, manage, and request any item at any time.

Cost Comparison - 10' x 10' Storage Unit

Boston self-storage units are expensive. The average 10’ x 10’ unit in Boston costs $186/month. However, there is typically an automatic $15/month insurance costs bringing the total for the storage unit to approximately $201/month. Additionally, self-storage facilities notoriously increase unit rental expenses by 5%-10% semi-annually. Over long periods of time these costs begin to add up and it begs the question: given the lack of service, are storage units Boston worth the cost?

storage units boston
storage units boston

OnDemand Storage has two distinct features that are different. First, there are never have rental increases. Whatever price you sign up for our service at is your price for the duration of your storage, whether its one or twenty years. Secondly, we provide a baseline insurance of $.60/lb of storage for free. If you want to purchase additional insurance you have the option during the easy sign up process. Lastly, the OnDemand 10’ x 10’ storage unit Boston costs $150/month. Pickup costs $30/hr/specialist. The average pickup takes one hour and requires two pickup specialists and is a one-time cost.

If you’re looking for storage units in Boston you’ll save up to 25% when using OnDemand. Choose convenience and cost savings when you store with ODS.