Searching storage in Clinton without knowing how much a unit should cost is no way to go about finding a good price. Comparing rates at facilities you booked storage at in other cities can give the wrong expectations, as the average price for storage could be hundreds of dollars different in that location. That's why, in order to help you go into your storage search as knowledgeable as possible, we've had our storage analysts go over all the data on Clinton we have available.
You should expect to pay an average of $99 a month for self storage in Clinton. If your storage needs are longer-term, keep in mind that that would equate to an average price of $1188 per year. Now, that number doesn't discriminate by unit size, instead averaging all together, so it shouldn't be taken as an incredibly accurate figure. Units of different square footage can go for hundreds of dollars more or less than others, even in the same storage facility. The standard sizes of storage units in Clinton are: 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. The average monthly rental rates for each are:
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As storage prices are closely tied to local real estate prices, it makes sense that rental rates can often differ substantially even in neighboring cities. A great way of scoring a dirt-cheap storage unit is expanding the area in which you're searching. Depending on how often you'll need to access your unit, this could be the way to go. If we can show that self-storage (also known as public self storage and mini storage) in Clinton is more expensive than its surroundings, then you'll know to expand your search.
Clinton's average price of $99 a month for a unit ranks it as the 24th most expensive city for self-storage in Maryland, which itself ranks as the 2nd most expensive state for storage. When searching for storage in Clinton, expect to pay $3.20 less than Maryland's average price of $102.20.
An average price alone, however, doesn't tell you if storage is or isn't more affordable in one city versus another, as the cost of living will also be different. To give you a better idea of affordability, we've created a 'relative price' scale that estimates how expensive storage is for median income earners in that state. Given that the average price of a storage unit in Clinton is $99 and the median income in Maryland is $67,551.00 a year, we can determine that a storage unit would require 1.76% of a median earner's monthly paycheck. Comparing this percentage to other cities in Maryland shows us that it ranks at the 50th percentile and is therefore a somewhat cheap place to rent a self-storage unit.
But when you compare the price of self storage as a percent of income in Clinton with cities nationwide you get a very different result: it ranks at the 57th percentile, making it somewhat expensive to rent storage here. Nationwide, storage costs an average $72.15 a month. Expect to pay about $26.85 more than that for self storage in Clinton.
One of the most prominent factors involved with finding a cheap storage unit is the time of year you go searching for that unit, as storage prices change due to seasonal demand. 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. Cities with high proportions of university students may see more pronounced seasonal highs and lows, as many students book storage units during the summer.
Other cities experience a lesser degree of seasonality than Clinton does, the difference in price between its high and low seasons being slightly greater than average. Keep seasonal changes at bay by signing your storage lease during the low season and then locking in that rate for your entire stay. You're most likely to get a good deal on a storage unit in Clinton during the month of January, when the average price is at its lowest, $99 a month. You're least likely to get a good deal in March, when the average price is a high $199.
As they are closely linked to real estate prices, self storage unit prices can be very different in one part of Clinton to another. Storage is cheapest in the 1510 ZIP code in Clinton, where the average rental price is $96.29. The 20735 ZIP code, on the other hand, is the most expensive area in Clinton, with an average price of $146.14 for a unit.
Hunting for a jaw-droppingly cheap self storage unit in Clinton, MD? Storage units are at their lowest prices during January within the 1510 ZIP code. Do your best to avoid searching in March, when storage prices climb the highest, and be attentive to the fact that the 20735 area has the steepest prices.
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, Clinton had an average home value of $229,000 which in the past year is up 0.123%.