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quicklime
08-31-2010, 09:55 PM
How much per month does it cost to rent a self-storage garage, like the ones sized for a car or so and where they have maybe a dozen units in a single, long building?

Thanks,
Quick

Chris P
08-31-2010, 10:04 PM
I rented one about half that size for about $50/month. So I'd guess probably $75/mo for the size you're thinking of. A 30-second phone call will answer your question definitively.

quicklime
08-31-2010, 10:10 PM
I rented one about half that size for about $50/month. So I'd guess probably $75/mo for the size you're thinking of. A 30-second phone call will answer your question definitively.


true, but looking to ballpark it for small-town norther Wisconsin, 1989-ish.

so I'm gonna take your figure and say $40/month back then and in the sticks, for a yearly rate of $580, unless someone says that's way off.....

Ferret
08-31-2010, 10:21 PM
A lot of storage places offer one month free or something similar. I don't know if that's important for your story.

Williebee
08-31-2010, 10:23 PM
Outside of Madison, 1983 $15 a month.

quicklime
08-31-2010, 10:30 PM
Outside of Madison, 1983 $15 a month.
wow...times are a' changin...

CACTUSWENDY
08-31-2010, 10:38 PM
Yeah. Late 80's would do at around $20.00 bucks a month for a car sized one.

blacbird
09-01-2010, 01:21 AM
Call a storage business and find out.

thothguard51
09-01-2010, 03:30 AM
Storage is all about supply and demand as well as location.

Large city or urban area, you are going to pay more...

In the mid 80"s I paid about $98 for a 10x20 storage unit in the Northern Va/DC Metro area. Today, the same units are going for $190 or more. It also depends on if the storage facility is a small mom and pop operation or a large corporate operation.

I know a lady from Hawaii that was paying $100 a month for a 5x5 storage about 10 years ago. I told her that was crazy because you can get them around here for about $50 per month. She said everything in Hawaii is more expensive.