Storage Unit vs Storage Sheds: Which Is Better?

Storage Sheds

Do you have more belongings than you can comfortably store within your home? If so, you’re facing a common problem. Storage sheds and storage units are the perfect places to store your items outside of your home. However, which one is better for you?

Storage Unit vs Storage Sheds: Which Is Better?

What Are Storage Units?

Full-service and self-storage units are both professionally managed facilities in which you can safely store your belongings. This includes any valuables and sensitive items that may be damaged when exposed to certain climate conditions. These units offer the benefit of climate control, are often fireproof and waterproof. Not to mention, they are typically guarded by professional security personnel 24/7. In the case of self-storage units, you will be able to pack the unit yourself and add and remove items as you need to. Full-service storage units are packed by professionals and give you less control over the belongings within.

You can expect to pay around $90 a month for a self-storage unit. However, this depends on the state you are in and the size of the unit. Full-service storage can cost upward of $200 a month. You will have to keep renewing the rent in a timely manner and can risk losing access to your things if you forget to do so.

When Are Storage Units the Best Option?

A professionally managed storage unit may be best for you if:

What Are Storage Sheds?

Storage sheds are erected somewhere on your property where they can last a very long time. Outdoor storage sheds come in a wide variety of sizes. In fact, they can be custom-built or constructed from an easy to assemble shed kit. Types of sheds include wood sheds, plastic sheds, or metal sheds. Storage sheds lack climate control and security (unless you already have an alarm system) but allow for easy access.

Storage sheds can range in price from around $100 to over $10,000. Prices vary depending on the size and material you choose, and whether you are using a mail-order shed assembly kit, hiring professionals to build you a storage shed, or building your shed from scratch on your own.

When Are Storage Sheds the Best Option?

A storage shed may be best for you if:

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