With most offices and establishments closed down due to the pandemic, millennials and working professionals decided to go home to their provinces to study/work from home. For the time being, many realized it would be better to move back to their hometown as there is no need to physically report to schools and offices every day.
However, not all were ready to give up their rented accommodations in the metro easily as they still need a room for all their belongings. On the other hand, continuing to pay for rent while away seems too costly. This is where storage facilities come in handy. Let’s look at how storage space can help you save rent in a pandemic.
Save on Home Rent
Storage spaces only cost a fraction of what clients pay for home rent. Based on prevailing market prices, monthly rent for a storage unit is about 10-15% of the monthly rent for a standard apartment. This already works as a competitive saving option for people who want mobility.
What’s more, is that depending on the storage facility that you choose, you can score up to a 30% discount on your storage space rent when you commit to longer terms. In addition to this, some storage companies also offer discounts when you store a lot of items.
Save on Transportation Costs
Renting a storage space nearby is more practical and convenient than bringing home all your belongings with you and bringing them back once offices and schools resume.
Renting a closed van for all your furniture, clothes, and appliances to transport all your items to and from the province would be at least 10x more than what you’d be paying if you would rent a storage space.
Save on Security and Manpower Costs
The monthly storage fee includes the in-house security and 24/7 digital surveillance that all storage companies offer to their clients. This is more economical than having someone check your items if they are intact in the apartment and maintain it while you are away.
You also don’t have to worry about floods, pests, and moisture as storage companies are secure and have these under control. Also, tenant insurance is offered as an added layer of protection for your items in storage. In the case of a mishap, the insurance will cover the lost or damaged items while in storage. Most companies offer insurance at an affordable price, but you may also get your insurance from outside.
Now more than ever, storage units in Metro Manila have become the go-to solution for those who would want to return to their hometowns but cannot bring home all of their appliances, pieces of furniture, and other household items with them. Storage facilities have served as a transition base for those who have relocated.
If you are ready to store, check out our storage solutions or get in touch with us here for your storage needs, and we’ll be happy to discuss your options.