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The Real Cost Behind Storage Spaces

The Real Cost Behind Storage Spaces

Ten Mini Storage has been providing safe and reliable storage units for Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Georgetown since 1977.

And one question we get asked more than any other is about price.

Namely, what’s behind the pricing strategy for our short and long term rentals.

When you rent with us, here’s the reasoning behind the costs.

24 hour video surveillance

We take every possible measure to ensure your storage space is protected, 24/7.

To that end, we’re always investing – and reinvesting – in safety and security initiatives like:

  • Strong security gates surrounding the premises
  • Sophisticated individual key code entry
  • Ongoing video surveillance
  • Entry and exit tracking programs

Nothing is more important than making sure our customers’ belongings are in the same condition as when they stored them with us.

Abandonment protection

Sometimes, people will store something with us in our outdoor storage facilities (like a car).

And then, they’ll just leave the car there without paying for the rental.

When that happens, we need to remove the car in order to free up that space for someone who intends to use it legitimately.

This costs money. And since the individual who abandoned the vehicle in the first place is nowhere to be found, it’s up to the business to cover that cost.

Sad but true.

Business insuranceInsurance

There’s a story of a potential customer visiting a storage facility and when he was told the price, he responded with:

“Why are you charging anything at all? It’s just free land.”

Firstly, there’s no such thing as free land.

Secondly, running a storage facility is a business.

And just like any business, it needs to be insured from things like:

  • Theft
  • Weather damage
  • Fire damage
  • Accidents
  • Injuries

Something else to consider is that, at any time, a storage facility can be housing hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars in personal property.

It’s up to that facility to make sure that everything – from the smallest 5×8 storage unit to the biggest RV storage spot – is protected and insured at all times.

Facility improvement and maintenance

Our facilities get used on a daily basis – in all sorts of weather.

Over time, they’re subjected to wear and tear.

And every so often, we need to invest in improving our self storage units. These initiatives include:

  • Repairing lighting inside storage units
  • Repainting any parking lines we may have
  • Repaving any concrete or asphalt areas
  • Fixing old, damaged or worn out doors
  • Cleaning empty units

We want to make your storage experience with us clean, safe and reliable. This means reinvesting in our facilities.

Value for your money

When you store your items with Ten Mini Storage, you aren’t just getting a space.

You’re getting a complete storage centre designed to keep your belongings in exactly the same condition as when you left them with us.

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