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Old 10-08-2014, 11:31   #1
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Storage for Household Goods - Solution Needed

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?
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Instead of getting your own storage unit, try a Storage and Transfer company. They offer long term low cost storage. We pay $53 a monthe.
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Instead of getting your own storage unit, try a Storage and Transfer company. They offer long term low cost storage. We pay $53 a monthe.
Paul,

Thank you for the suggestion. We hadn't thought of this option. I will definitely research further. How much storage are you getting for $53 per month? (i.e. two bedroom house, etc.)

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Re: Storage for Household Goods - Solution Needed

Yup - Long term storage in a warehouse is the go. I pay $139/qtr for calli it 3 B/R worth. Direct billed from CC.

Sorry I don't know the square footage. 3 large pallets. Free visitation once per year where they will bring out all 3 pallets, I can rummage around and they will re-wrap in plastic and send it back into the archives - Think of the final scene in Indiana Jones and the Ark of the Covenant type place.

Don't know where you are but this is Lincoln Storage - Dayton Ohio.
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We packed everything into a 7x15' box trailer in our driveway, and pay $720/year to park it at an RV storage place with good security. Trailers cost about ~$1-2k, though we already had ours.

I didn't know about the Indiana Jones Warehouse. That sounds better.
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