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With so many people on the move, downsizing, or simply decluttering, self storage is in high demand. Fortunately, self storage facilities are widely available throughout Boston and surrounding neighborhoods. But with so many options, narrowing down to the right storage space for you can be difficult.
Most storage units are located in facilities dedicated to self storage and have features like drive-up access that makes storing large furniture and appliances easy. You can back a moving truck right up to your storage unit to easily unload heavy items. If you just need to store boxes or small furniture, there are also storage facilities located in multi-level buildings that have elevators to move items into units. You'll want to take this into consideration when you're picking a facility.
In Boston the average storage unit costs about $175.65 per month, but can range from $30 for small units and up to over $276.01 per month for larger 10x10 storage units. Unit size is the biggest factor in monthly rent, but facility amenities like climate controlled units, and drive-up access can increase the cost as well. Many facilities in less high-demand areas do offer discounts, like the first month free, so you can save money by choosing a self storage facility that's a little further away.
Since the cost of storage units increase with size, you'll want to pick the smallest unit possible. Typically range from a small 5x5 storage unit up to large 10x15 and 10x20 storage units. If you're storing small furniture and boxes, a 5x5 storage unit is probably sufficient, but a 10x10 unit is generally the most popular. This is about the size of a one-car garage and can fit larger furniture, large appliances like refrigerators, and many boxes.
Boston weather fluctuates significantly throughout the year, with temperatures well below freezing in winter to hot and humid in the summer. Because of this, looking for is highly recommended. These units are kept at a consistent temperature and humidity level to protect sensitive items like antiques, furniture, electronics and collectibles. If you plan on storing items at risk of damage from humidity and freezing temperatures, keep this amenity in mind.
To easily narrow down storage rental options in Boston, you can filter and sort units by amenities and price right on Sparefoot.com. With the most comprehensive list of available storage units, it's easy to get the best storage deal. Once you've found the right unit for your storage needs, you can reserve online with no credit card required!
The biggest factor when it comes to the cost of storage units in Boston, Massachusetts is unit size. Larger storage units. like 10x10 and bigger, will generally cost more than smaller storage units, which range from 5x5 to 5x10 in size. Other factors that can increase self-storage prices include the storage unit amenities and special features. Self-storage facilities in Boston, Massachusetts that offer additional amenities like indoor climate control, 24-hour storage access, extra security features, and added conveniences like first floor storage options and elevators tend to be more expensive than storage facilities that offer basic services.
No matter what your storage needs are, you can easily find a cheap storage unit in Boston, Massachusetts. Compare the available facilities on SpareFoot and filter by preferred storage amenities and features.
Find online move-in rates and specials like first month half off and first month FREE at select Boston storage facilities. Below are the average monthly storage unit prices in Boston, Massachusetts for the most common storage unit sizes.
|Unit Size||Average Price||Lowest Price|
|5 x 5||$140.52|
|5 x 10||$194.50|
|10 x 10||$276.01|
|10 x 15||$266.25|
|10 x 20||$431.87|
Data for the cheapest self-storage unit is updated every 15 minutes.
Does Boston student population affect self-storage prices?
Colleges and universities located in or nearby Boston include Berklee College of Music, Boston University, Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Simmons College, Suffolk University, University of Massachusetts, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston College. College students often need self-storage during summer and winter breaks and can drive prices up during these seasons.
How does seasonality affect Boston self-storage prices?
Storage prices in Boston tend to be somewhat volatile when compared to other cities. Prices can vary by about $61.82 monthly depending on the time of year. Boston self-storage prices are highest inJanuary, and lowest in March.