The demand for storage being as highly seasonal as it is, moving between highs and lows throughout the year, the season you decide to book a unit during can have as much affect on the price you pay as any other factor. The low season generally lasts from October through March, with prices kicking up in April and hitting their high from May to September. Sometimes called 'National Moving Day' or 'Crazy Tuesday', the day following Memorial Day is typically the busiest for storage businesses and the highest point of the high season. Those looking for storage in areas with a large population of college students might find that seasonality affects prices on smaller unit sizes in particular, as students book 5x5s and 5x10s to store their things while they go home for the summer.
The difference in price between high and low seasons is negligible in Columbus, which experiences low seasonal effects, according to our data. Despite the low level of seasonality, those looking for a self storage unit may still want to lock in their price at the time of booking. You're most likely to get a good deal on a storage unit in Columbus during the month of April, when the average price is at its lowest, $21 a month. You're least likely to get a good deal in February, when the average price is a high $68.
If you’re considering buying/selling a home instead of renting, it’s crucial to find a storage unit that will last you through the purchase or sale process. Especially when, according to Zillow, the average price of a home in Columbus is $159,900.