Cost Saving Tips

In this economy, we understand the importance of managing one’s expenses. At Brooklyn Storage, we have gone to great lengths to make our units as affordable as possible. In addition, here are some other tips to save money on your storage costs:

  1. Create an accurate inventory: By making a list of all of the items you plan on storing, you will be able to get a more accurate estimate for the right size storage unit for you. This way, you will only pay for the storage you need. Need help creating your inventory? Use our handy Storage Calculator to determine the volume of your storage unit.
  2. Have a garage sale: Items that you have no use for anymore may be worth something to someone else! If you haven’t used something in the past year, it’s probably time to get rid of it. Have a garage sale or sell items on eBay or Craigslist before your move.
  3. Pack items as efficiently as possible: Make the most of drawers, pack boxes tightly (but not too heavily), and when you move into your unit, organize items as compactly as possible. We have experienced Storage Consultants who can help pack your unit for you.
  4. Choose a facility located close to your home: Live or work in Brooklyn? If the answer is yes, then you will save a lot of money on the transportation of your items by using Brooklyn Storage.
  5.  Look for promotions: You’ll often find deals for the first month free; shop around.
  6. When you consider price, don’t forget to find out if the company will provide free pick-up, a free move or free truck.
  7.  Watch out for hidden fees: Make sure that you get a complete breakdown of all applicable charges; and make sure that there are no “hidden” charges. These can include: monthly deposit, lock and key charge, and electricity usage among others.
  8. Find out if your move is tax-deductible: If you are moving to a new residence for the purpose of employment, and your new job is at least 50 miles farther from your new residence than your old job location, you may be eligible for a tax deduction on the costs associated with your move. Consult a professional tax advisor for more information.