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?

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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.