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Self Storage is a waste of cash.
Usually when we flush, it’s to get rid of stuff we’d rather not keep around. But why flush your hard-earned cash down a self-storage unit? That same cash could have your treasures in a top-notch shed in your backyard.
We understand that for some people, self-storage is their only option. The maintenance crew at your college will probably not be thrilled if you park a storage shed just outside your dorm. And most condo balconies are not spacious enough to accommodate a mini-barn.
But if that’s not you, renting-to-own a shed will be your perfect solution:
- organize your life
- protect your stuff
- save your cash
- keep your treasures at home
Best of all, when the rental period is done–the shed is yours to keep.
Consider the advantages of either method:
|You go to your storage unit. Your treasures are across town.||Your storage unit is brought to you. Your treasures are in your back yard.|
|No backyard space is needed.||You must have a yard for the shed.|
|Climate-controlled units available, but are more expensive.||Climate-controlled units available, but are more expensive.|
|After 36 months of renting, all you have is your stuff.||After 36 months of RTO, you have your own shed.|
|Rental cost continues indefinitely.||After 36 months of RTO (or maybe sooner) the shed is yours.|
|Subject to rent increases.||No rent increases if RTO (or no rent at all if you purchase!)|
|Your stuff is subject to auction if you don’t pay your rent.||If your are renting (RTO), the shed simply gets picked up if you stop payments. You keep your stuff. No auctions.|
|Maintenance provided by owner.||Low maintenance (if you purchase a quality shed).|
|Access your storage unit during posted hours.||Access your storage unit 24-7.|
|You must remember your access code to get inside the gate.||What’s an access code?|
Outdoor (not climate-controlled) 10×10 self-storage units run around $98/mo.
Storage Shed RTO Cost
A similar size storage shed from Bylers, built precisely to your specs and delivered to your back yard, would cost $90-120 a month to rent–and after 36 months, it’s yours to keep.
To start planning and stop flushing, download our free Shed Buying Guide.