We are at a point where we are moving our household belongings into a long-term storage
unit to embark upon our sailing adventure. We need to get a climate control unit. Selling all of our stuff is not an option. Using family
members is also not an option.
We are having trouble getting the storage
facilities to negotiate a price
for long-term storage. Their business models are set up for the month to month clients. The issue I have with this is simply the price
can escalate quickly with even modest annual increases. For example, a $300 per month unit with a 7% price increase each year will be over $550 per month by year 10.
It seems to me they would welcome a customer with the intention of being a long-term client. But alas, this doesn't appear to be the case. Or at least, I havenít found a facility yet willing to cap increases or set a flat rate.
I would appreciate any guidance and suggestions. What have others done to manage this expense?