Moving Across the Country: The Benefits of Backloading

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Moving Across the Country: The Benefits of Backloading

When I was offered a new job in Perth, I had to relocate my life from Brisbane. I had no idea how I was going to ship all my things across Australia. I considered hiring a van and doing it myself, but driving thousands of miles and then starting work when I arrived just didn't appeal to me. I looked into using a moving company, but I was put off a little by the cost. It was then my friend mentioned backloading. Backloading allowed me to haul my things across the country on trucks which were returning from another job. This drastically reduced the cost. I am now settled in Perth, but I wanted to start this blog to help others who need to store or move the things they own.

How To Lower Your Self-Storage Payments

A self-storage unit can improve your life in a variety of ways. It can eliminate the clutter from your home and facilitate your retail operations. With 10 percent of occupied homes in Australia being an apartment, adults may struggle to find space to store their possessions. Self-storage comes into play to ease this widespread predicament. However, self-storage unit payments may become daunting in the long run if you aren't careful in strategising your rental and negotiating your deal. For affordable storage, you will need to make compromises on location or on the extra services you will receive as part of your package. However, a little tweaking is enough to lower your payments drastically. Here's everything you should know.

Negotiation Can Help You Get Discounts

The easiest way to get affordable storage is to negotiate for a discount. You will need to enquire about financial incentives you might qualify for. Most storage facilities will be willing to offer you discounts for a long-term rental, particularly if you're willing to pay in advance. Otherwise, you could ask for a free month of rent, based on seasonal demand.

The lower the seasonal demand during the period in which you will require storage space, the more willing the facility will be to offer a rent waiver. To help you obtain a discount, you may also want to shop around for different rates and use lower quotes to leverage a decrease in your billing.

Be Ready To Cut Costs On Location And Feature

It isn't impossible to find secure self-storage even in the less pricey parts of town. If you're not going to use the unit often or rely on it to operate your business, there's no harm in seeking out an option a bit further from your present location. In order to establish how expensive an area is, you will want to assess its cost of living in general, through the prices listed on restaurant menus and in supermarkets. The lower the cost of living, the less the facility will charge for your unit.

You may also need to pass on "service extras," such as humidity control, smart security or the temporary storing of your deliveries. By assuring your storage facility that you will not need any of those services — and integrating this claim in your contract — you are likely to earn a lowered rate.

A Finishing Word

Storage units are incredibly practical. However, there's no need to compromise on how much you're willing to spend if the options around you seem inaccessible. By shopping around locations further from your home, negotiating for a discount, and relinquishing add-on services, you are almost guaranteed a substantial lessening of your rental costs. Contact a local self-storage facility to learn more.