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Old 07-13-2018, 04:03 PM   #1
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Storage Services

Hey guys

We are looking for a storage place to temporary store our belongings for a period of time, roughly 12 months.

We looked online for PODS, Self storage places, Big SteelBox etc. All these places seem to want to charge upwards of $300 a month, and for self storage places, we would need to get movers to help us move our stuff into the storage.

I found a provider online called HelloShed https://www.helloshed.com/?gclid=Cj0...ALw_wcBhttp:// This place will come and PACK and MOVE and STORE your belongings for almost 40% off the price of the regular guys.

Anybody can share some experiences or recommendations?

Thank you
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Let me know if you go ahead with this, curious for future reference.
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Maybe the owner of one of those empty homes would be willing to let you store your stuff in their place in exchange for making it appear lived in?
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How much stuff do you have? Cuz $300/month seems pretty darn expensive.

Was recently looking at self storage options myself. The cheapest one I found was U Haul -- charging ~$180/month for a 10' x 10' x 8' storage space. Easy and convenient hours of access with 17 hrs worth of accessibility in a day. 24hrs access is available for an additional charge.

Additionally, you want to do your asking around because I've been quoted for a place that is ~3x more expensive than U Haul. This other place was chargine $300+/month for a 10' x 5' space. It is much closer to my place, but there is no way I'd pay 3x the amount.
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Looking for a storage a place as well. Found one near Lougheed around garden works 7*5 they charge around $254 a month seems a bit overprice....
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Getting a chuckle out of everyone saying the prices seem overpriced... Yet every place is charging around the same hahaha.
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we used VSS : 8700 Barnard St, Vancouver, BC V6P 5G5, had nothing but good things to say about them. gated and u get a keycard to get in. was cheaper than other places . paid about $300 for a 20ft space. .

keep in mind, alot of places make u buy insurance thru them. i didnt have any issues w/ them, plus i was able to start mid month. even didnt give them full months notice. they were ok w/ it.
plus gave us a welcome basket.

think they had $25 off first month with increments every month max $75 if i remember correctly
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$250-$300 is standard pricing in my experience. These storage lockers are in pretty high demand more often than you'd think.

At my work, we are currently renting out:
- 5x5 - $105/mo @ Maple Leaf Storage
- 10x10 - $394/mo @ Public Storage, ground floor, 24 hr access
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wow prices have gone up. i was renting out from public storage for a 10x10, and it was only 200/mo a couple years back.
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Hey guys

We are looking for a storage place to temporary store our belongings for a period of time, roughly 12 months.

We looked online for PODS, Self storage places, Big SteelBox etc. All these places seem to want to charge upwards of $300 a month, and for self storage places, we would need to get movers to help us move our stuff into the storage.

I found a provider online called HelloShed https://www.helloshed.com/?gclid=Cj0...ALw_wcBhttp:// This place will come and PACK and MOVE and STORE your belongings for almost 40% off the price of the regular guys.

Anybody can share some experiences or recommendations?

Thank you

Hello shed is awesome. They'll catalog all your stuff and if you need a specific item, you call them and they'll deliver that item to you. The company is a start up so prices won't stay low for long imo
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