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Expert tips on how to minimise the cost of self-storage, from one of Mauritius' leading storage providers.

Self-storage is a cost-effective, flexible alternative for storing personal and business items – but getting the most value from it takes a little planning and organisation.

In the interests of making sure our customers have the best experience possible, we offer some expert tips for saving money on self-storage.

Don’t clutter up your storage unit

Make sure you don’t have anything in your storage unit that you don't need to store. Adding a few miscellaneous items could mean you end up having to rent a bigger unit.

Pack carefully

Spending the time to pack properly can keep you from wasting a lot of space – in turn, meaning you can rent a smaller storage unit – and make it a lot easier to find specific items when you need them again.

For expert advice on packing, consider our guide to packing a storage unit for optimum use of space and convenient access.

Make sure you’ve got the right size unit

It can be tricky to judge what size unit you need. If in doubt, contact a local storage facility to find out exactly what sizes are available and which would best suit your needs. Renting a unit that’s bigger than you need can waste money.

For an idea of unit sizes, try our guide on what size storage unit you might need.

Don’t take out longer than necessary leases

Find out what terms are available for leasing a storage unit and don’t sign any lengthy contracts. If you’re not sure how long you’ll need to store your items, try to find a facility that allows month-to-month leasing of storage space.

Rent a unit that’s easily accessible

You never know when you might need something that’s in your storage unit. Find a facility that is as close to your home or business as possible, and that's easy for you to access. This can save you time and petrol costs.

Consider sharing a unit with a friend or family member

If even the smallest size unit is too big or your storage needs fall somewhere in between two sizes, consider sharing a unit with a friend or family member. Paying half the cost of renting a big storage unit might be cheaper than paying in full for a smaller unit.

Keep an eye out for specials

Specials may not always coincide with the time when you need a storage unit but it's worth asking your chosen storage facility if there are any specials or promotions on. 

Self-storage units at Multibox

Multibox offers secure, affordable self-storage units at branches in multiple locations in Mauritius. Our simple, flexible terms mean you won't get locked into long, expensive contracts.

Our branches offer a wide range of storage unit sizes to choose from, ensuring that you won’t end up with a unit that’s too big or small for your needs.

If you’re looking to save money on storage, contact us for more information.