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A storage unit rental invoice is a document, completed digitally or on paper, detailing the length, size, and cost of a rented storage unit. This invoice can also be used to list items for sale in a storage unit going for auction. Storage unit insurance should be included in the invoice if bought from the same company renting out the unit.
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The type of storage facility and the location of it influence the price a great deal. The other factor is the size of the storage unit itself. The location, building structure (indoor or outdoor), accessibility (limited hours or 24/7 access), and climate (air conditioning and heat options) all play a big factor in the cost. The three most requested storage unit sizes are 5×5, 5×10, and 10×10. The larger the storage unit, the more expensive it will be.
- Cost in Small Towns – On average, the cost will be $20-$40 dollars for a 5×10 unit.
- Cost in Big Cities – On average, the cost can range between $50-100 for a 5×10 unit.
Storage units are not suitable for human beings, or any living animal, to live in. They are not equipped with plumbing nor are they connected to electricity because they are not meant to be habitable. Unfortunately, the demographics of people renting storage units are the same people who are forced onto the street with no place to go, and by no other means, they take the risk by sleeping in the storage unit. If found spending a night or living in a storage unit, the renter will most likely lose the unit and will be forced to take their belongings elsewhere. If children are involved, there could be potential criminal charges brought.
It’s standard in the self-storage industry to have insurance on stored goods a mandatory service. If a customer refuses to buy storage unit insurance, they will often be denied the storage unit. Insurance covers basic losses from fire and theft. Most storage unit facilities offer the unit and the insurance as a package, but customers are free to go find competitive rates elsewhere.