Everett, WA Self Storage: FAQ
Are self storage prices in Everett, WA lower in certain seasons? Should I book my unit in the spring, summer, fall or winter to get the best deal?
It's often true that the same storage unit at the same storage facility will cost significantly more or less in April than it does in November. That's because self storage is a seasonal industry. 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. Smaller unit sizes are often more strongly affected by seasonality, as college students make up a decent portion of those moving in the summer and tend to book 5x5 and 5x10 units.
Expect the price of a storage unit to remain relatively stable throughout the year in Everett. According to our numbers, seasonal demand is not as extreme here as in other cities on our network. Despite the fact that seasonal price changes are less of a risk in Everett, they're not impossible, so a good idea might be to play it safe and lock in your rate for the entirety of your stay, if possible. March is the most expensive month for storage in Everett, with an average price of $132.6. The cheapest prices on storage in Everett can be found during the month of October, where the average cost of a unit is $73.83.
How much do storage facilities in Everett, WA typically charge for a unit?
You'll have a tough time telling a good deal on storage in Everett from a great one if you don't know what storage in Everett normally costs. Storage prices being as highly-dependent on location as they are, there's little use in comparing the facilities in Everett with those in other cities you might have rented a storage unit in in the past. That's why, in order to make sure you go into your storage search as well-informed as possible, we've gone ahead and gathered the data for you.
On average, storage businesses in Everett charge a rate of $112.14 per month to rent a storage unit. For those long-term storage seekers, that's about $1345.68 per year. Don't, however, take that number too seriously, as it doesn't discriminate by unit size. Prices for different unit sizes are, of course, quite different from one another. In Everett you'll have the option of booking six standard storage unit sizes, such as 5x5, 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30. Below you'll find the average price by each size:
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Which parts of Everett are the least expensive for self-storage? Which parts are the most high-priced?
Self Storage rates can change dramatically from one neighborhood to the next in Everett. The cheapest neighborhood for storage in Everett is within the 98204 ZIP code, where prices average $90.72 a month. Units rent at the highest price in the 98208 ZIP code, where they average $148.31 a month.
How much storage space is there in Everett? Will it be easy to find a good facility?
If your area is well-served by a large number of facilities, finding the right unit might be easier for you than for others in communities where less storage space is on offer. So how many self-storage businesses are operating in Everett?
There are 20 total storage facilities in Everett, WA on the SelfStorage.com network. Across Washington, approximately 10 facilities are located in each city on average, 10 less than the 20 available in Everett, meaning Everett is home to a few more facilities than the average city. Out of all 70 cities in Washington listed on the SelfStorage.com network, Everett ranks as the 9th-highest in terms of number of storage businesses, accounting for 2.91% of facilities. How does Everett fare against cities outside of Washington? On a national scale, it still has more facilities than the average city, 11 more than the average 9, to be more precise.
'But what about self storage facilities per capita?', you might be thinking. Comparing Everett to other cities in Washington irrespective of population does, indeed, make little sense. We ought to be comparing Everett, with its population of 99,385, to cities of similar size. Everett offers a slightly higher than average amount of storage space for its size: cities in the 50,000 to 100,000 population bracket have an average 11 storage facilities, 9 fewer than what can be found in Everett. Our conclusion that Everett has plenty of facilities for its population, however, seems to be contradicted by its per capita facility count. Per capita, Everett places in the 49th percentile for storage facilities among cities across the United States. In other words, there are relatively few storage businesses serving the local Everett market for its size, so extra storage space might be harder to find here. On a statewide basis, on the other hand, Everett doesn't perform so poorly in terms of facilities per person. In fact, it ranks in the 69th percentile for cities in Washington.
In discussing facilities per capita, we also feel that we should mention the fact that though Everett's population is growing, the rest of Washington is growing more. Everett's population saw a 3.2% increase in the first decade of this century, 10.9% less than the 14.1% increase the whole state of Washington experienced. With its lower growth rate and higher number of facilities per capita versus other cities in its state, Everett's supply of storage units should outweigh the demand.
Are storage prices in Everett relatively low?
Some of the most successful storage finds occur when the storage seeker includes nearby towns, suburbs, and neighborhoods in their search. A more expansive search could help uncover some hidden storage gems. The longer trip to the facility could easily be worth the monthly savings, particularly if you only plan on accessing your unit occassionally. But on the other hand, if we can show that self-storage (commonly known as mini storage or public self storage) is cheaper in Everett than its surroundings, there's no reason to waste time looking elsewhere.
An average price of $112.14 a month for a storage unit makes Everett the 9th most expensive city in Washington for self-storage, while Washington itself is the 21st most expensive state. In more exact terms, storage in Everett costs an average of $38.12 more than the average storage unit in Washington, which goes for 74.02.
But average prices don't necessarily tell you how affordable storage is in a given city, as money goes further in some states than it does in others. In order to establish some kind of index of affordability for Everett storage, we've developed a 'relative price' scale which takes the cost of living in terms of state median income into account. A storage unit in Everett will on average cost 2.34% of a median earner's monthly income, given that the yearly median income in Washington is $57,392.00. When compared to storage price as a percent of income in other cities in Washington, Everett ranks in the 88th percentile, meaning that storage here is quite expensive.
In addition, storage in Everett is also very expensive on the national scale, ranking at the 78th percentile compared to other cities across the nation. Expect to pay $39.99 more than the national average of $72.15 when searching for self storage in Everett.
EVERETT SELF STORAGE: THE BOTTOM LINE
Are you looking for an incredibly-low rate on a self storage unit in Everett, WA? October is the best month of the year to find cheap storage, while the greatest bargains will be located in the 98204 ZIP code. The least optimal time to search for storage is in March, when unit prices hit their pinnacle, and be alert to the fact that the 98208 area is the most expensive part of town for storage.