Are you looking for a way to save money on your rent in Houston? If so, you may be looking in the wrong direction; rather than searching for a cheaper apartment in a less expensive part of town, downsizing and renting a Houston storage unit for your additional items may be the perfect solution. Consider what you need to know about the costs of renting an additional room in an apartment vs. renting storage space.
Storage Space vs. Apartment Space: Which Is More Affordable?
The cost of renting in Houston isn’t always affordable. To be sure, a 2014 article published in the Houston Chronicle detailed that while it may be Houston, the prices can sometimes feel more like New York. At the time the article was written, the average cost per square foot of renting an apartment was $1.71 per month, meaning that if you lived in a one-bedroom, 800 sq. ft. apartment, your monthly costs in rent alone were close to $1,400.
Since that time, prices have increased. An article published on Storage Talk in 2016 suggests that the average cost of renting a two-bedroom apartment in Houston was $2.05 per square foot, per month.
In contrast, the price per square foot of renting a storage unit is more affordable. The same article in Storage Talk, cited above, suggests that in 2016, the average cost of a storage unit, per square foot, per month, was $1.35. This suggests a difference in cost of $0.70 per square foot, per month. Over the course of a year, renting a one-bedroom apartment and a small personal storage unit for your additional items (rather than renting a two-bedroom apartment for it all) could save you hundreds of dollars!
Is It Worth the Cost Savings?
Keep in mind that storage units cannot be used for loitering, which means that using a storage unit as an art studio or office space is prohibited. However, because you are able to access your storage unit from US Storage Centers 365 days of the year during a 15-hour window of time each day, the cost savings are definitely worth it – you never have to worry about whether or not your personal items are accessible! What’s more, when you rent a storage unit from us, you can take comfort in knowing that our units are secure – we have an onsite security manager, electronic gated access, and 24/7 video recording.
Save Money and Ensure Your Personal Items Are Protected
If you are looking to save money on rent, but are concerned that a two-bedroom (or greater) apartment is a must due to the number of possessions you own, downsizing and renting out a storage unit could be the solution. To learn more about the storage units we offer, available sizes, and our pricing, contact us today at 713-364-0234. If you are ready to make the move, you can reserve your unit online today and take advantage of our special web price!
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