Changing seasonal demand often causes storage prices to swing between highs and lows during different parts of the year. The period between April and September is typically considered the high season for storage, while prices are lower the rest of the year, notably through October and March. The high season is considered to be in full swing on National Moving Day, also called 'Crazy Tuesday,' the day after Memorial Day. Seasonal prices are often even more extreme in college towns, where students book a large number of self storage units during their summer vacation.
The difference in price between high and low seasons is negligible in Madison, which experiences low seasonal effects, according to our data. But even if price changes are less of a risk in Madison, locking in a rate is almost always a smart, safe move. You're most likely to get a good deal on a storage unit in Madison during the month of March, when the average price is at its lowest, $37 a month. You're least likely to get a good deal in April, when the average price is a high $89.
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 Madison is $129,900.