Deep Deals is back this week to find the best bargain for you on Philadelphia storage. Our focus was on 5×5 units that don’t necessarily offer the lowest monthly prices but do feature excellent special deals for renters seeking a space for more than just a month. So while their price tags might not be as eye-catching as others, the two facilities featured this week offer unbeatable bargains that reward those who plan ahead.
The first deal we’ll be examining comes from Haddon Storage, just five miles outside Philadelphia across the Delaware in West Collingswood Heights, New Jersey. Haddon Storage’s 5×5 storage units are selling for $40.00, with the second month thrown in for nothing at all. That’s right: two months of storage for just $40.
But Haddon Storage is not the only facility tossing out excellent offers for those hoping to rent a space for more than just one month. Drive a little further outside of town to find United Storage Cherry Hill. At $42.00 monthly costs might be a bit higher here than at Haddon Storage, but United Storage sweetens the deal with the first three months half-off. Three months of storage for $21 a month sounds even better than $20 a month at Haddon Storage.
But in reality neither offer is essentially better than the other. It all depends on each renter’s individual situation, most specifically how the renter’s calendar matches up with these time-based special offers. So which deal is best for you?
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As we can see, these time-based specials work differently depending on how long you’re hoping to keep your 5×5 unit. If you only need your space for a month then go with United Storage Cherry Hill, where you’ll only have to shell out $21 compared to Haddon Storage’s first-month fee of $40. But a renter seeking a unit for two months will save $2 with Haddon Storage’s free month versus United Storage’s cumulative two-month price of $42.
Renters seeking to keep a unit for three months should once again look at United Storage, where the three-month 50%-off deal will bring total costs to $63, saving you $17 versus Haddon Storage’s three-month total of $80. This holds true for the fourth month, when United Storage will cost a total $105 as opposed to Haddon Storage’s $120, and the fifth month, where United Storage wins again with $147 total to Haddon’s $160.
At six months we reach yet another turning point: both specials have been out of effect for three months now and so Haddon Storage’s lower monthly costs are now catching up to the lead that United Storage took with its three-month special. After six months Haddon Storage will cost $180 versus United Storage’s $184. After seven months the difference will be $220 to $226. As (I hope) you can tell, Haddon Storage will continue to pull away from United Storage, saving you $2 every month.
So there we have it: those seeking a storage unit for either one, three, four or five months would do well by choosing United Self Storage, whose three-month deals really pay off in this period. Those who plan on renting a 5×5 unit for two or six or more months would find the best bargain at Haddon Storage, whose low monthly price and free second month create excellent savings.
So get out your calendar and plan ahead before you venture out into the Philadelphia storage world.
Brian Shreckengast is a writer at Self Storage Deals.