What is self storage?

Self-storage is a way to have extra space to store your belongings. It means you can keep your things locked up securely, out of your way until you need them.  Here’s our quick guide.

What it looks like

Self-storage units come in a range of sizes, from a large cupboard up to a room the size of tennis court. You secure your unit with your own padlock and only you have access.

A self-storage building should be clean, dry and brightly lit. Most stores have digital access either using a fob or passcode system to enter the building, adding an extra level of security.

They will provide trolleys and lifts for you to get your belongings in and out easily.

Environment

Unit Size

Security

Accessibility

Building Access

Why use Self Storage

Here are some of the reasons you might need self-storage:

  • You have a hobby with lots of equipment or bulky sports kit and nowhere to put it.
  • You’re selling your house so you want to minimise clutter to show your home at its best.
  • You want to reclaim your spare room instead of it being a storage place for things you only need occasionally – luggage, Z-beds, Christmas decorations etc
  • You run have a business and need somewhere as a stockroom

Here are some of the reasons you might need self-storage:

How it works

Renting a self-storage unit is straightforward and can be done over the phone.

  • Find a self storage company fairly local to you. You want somewhere you can easily get to.
  • Look for one that is a member of the UK Self Storage Association so that you know they have high standards.
  • Call to get assistance.
  • You'll need to take insurance for your belongings.
  • Provide your ID and deposit, this can be done easily over the phone and email.
  • Move in your things!

Once you have your unit, you can visit to pick things up or drop other items during opening hours. Most stores are open 7-days and if your needs dictate, out of hours access can often be arranged.

If you need more or less space, you can usually move units very easily. If you no longer need the space, you can give notice – usually two weeks to a month.

1. Find the right location

The first thing to do is to decide what it is that you would like to store. This will help us to provide you with the most suitable space for your needs.

2. Call to get to get assistance

You can either visit one of our stores during opening hours where one of our expert advisers can help you pick the right space for you.

3. Choose your date

You can then reserve unit to guarantee your space along with any special offers you may have received. We will need a rough idea of when you would like to start your storage but do not worry if you are not certain on dates as we are flexible to meet your needs.

4. Move in and store

We offer a range of boxes and packing materials to ensure your items are well packed and secure. We can offer you transport options to help you move your items into our store with ease.

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Space Guide

Our handy size guide below helps you visualise some of our small to medium units.

25 sq ft

Similar in size to a Garden Shed A large car or small vans worth of stuff Up to 60 archive or medium boxes

35 sq ft

The contents of a one bedroomed flat A typical vans worth of stuff Up to 100 archive or medium boxes

50 sq ft

The contents of a 1-2 bedroom flat Half a typical garage in size Up to 125 archive or medium boxes

75 sq ft

The contents of a 1-2 bedroom house Two full van loads of stuff Up to 175 archive or medium boxes

100 sq ft

The contents of a 2 bedroom house Three full van loads of stuff Up to 225 archive or medium boxes

150 sq ft

The contents of a 4 bedroom house Five full van loads of stuff Up to 350 archive or medium boxes

200 sq ft

The contents of a 5 bedroom house Seven or eight full van loads of stuff Almost 500 achieve or medium boxes