Moving house or just need to free up some space at home? We can safely store anything from a single item to your full house contents in our low-cost storage units.
Moving house or just need to free up some space at home? We can safely store anything from a single item to your full house contents in our low-cost storage units.
We provide the best storage solutions for stock and equipment, with collection and delivery, distribution services, archiving and warehousing.
From £9.90/week, our storage rates are the lowest around, all the time, and we guarantee to beat any like-for-like storage quote. Low prices coupled with our unbeatable service.
Save time, money and hassle by leaving it all to us. Our fleet of satellite-tracked vehicles and 2-man team ensure your goods are handled professionally and driven straight to secure storage.
Where national self-storage chains offer you short term deals or introductory offers, Storing.com offer low, fixed term rates all the time, and guarantee those rates for at least 1 year.
Hassle-Free Storage: We Collect, We Store, We Deliver
Friendly, efficient, prompt, careful, and considerate. Everything you want from a storage company.
We have a wide selection of affordable storage units of different types and sizes for short-term and long-term storage. So whether you have just a few precious items or the full contents of your home; whether you have business paperwork, seasonal stock or spare furniture, we have a low-cost storage unit that is right for your needs.
We can also store antiques, hobby collectables and musical instruments – in fact, just about anything you need to store safely we can do just that. Our prices are unbeatable starting from as little as £9.90/per week. Our customer service is also unbeatable and you can expect the highest levels of security for your belongings.
99% of customers recommend us so why not discover the Storing.com difference?
Storing.com makes self-storage easy
Call us now on 08000 641 642 to book an inexpensive storage unit or check our opening hours here.
In addition to great prices, great customer service and secure storage we also provide collection and delivery services from London, the home counties and beyond. We always use our own fleet of vehicles, each with a professional two-man team who do all the heavy lifting for you. This is self-storage at its best – saving you time, hassle and money.
Our 2-man team will arrive at the appointed time in one of our fleet of lorries containing portable storage units. They will then carefully place your boxes, furniture and other large items into your storage unit. It will be sealed in your presence and driven to our secure storage warehouse.
Check our customer reviews for what people say about our affordable storage choices.
Prices gone up again at your current self-storage company? Did you know that we can collect your possessions and move them to one of our secure facilities and save you money? All completely FREE OF CHARGE and we guarantee that your weekly costs will be cheaper if you store with us for 6 months or more.
You could save on costs right now without any hassle with our Switch and Save Offer. We collect items from your existing self-storage and move them to our secure facility. Just another one of our unique self-storage benefits that you won’t find elsewhere.
All of our prices are fixed for 1 year to help you budget easily for your self-storage costs and our pricing is clear and straightforward.
There are many reasons why people need domestic or personal self-storage: moving house, building an extension, renovating a home, relocating to a new area, down-sizing, relationship breakdown – these are just some of those reasons. It can be difficult to predict how long you will need to store your possessions because these sorts of events are unpredictable. It’s well known that moving to a new home can be an unnecessarily long process here in the UK; and home improvement or renovation projects almost always take longer than expected.
Fortunately, we provide self storage that is both affordable and flexible to adapt to your changing requirements. It’s the obvious choice when you need to store belongings in a secure, clean environment either as a short-term temporary solution or for the longer-term.
Our low-cost self storage facilities serving London, the Home Counties and beyond can store all or any of your household items so you have one less thing to worry about when life events are happening around you. It’s also the perfect solution when you just want to free up some valuable space.
Companies often need additional secure but low cost business storage in London and surrounding areas as they expand and outgrow their existing location but are not yet ready to take on larger premises. For instance, you may be required by law to store certain paper documents for several years and need the extra space for archive boxes. Or you may run a seasonal business and need to store out-of-season stock off-site in a secure self-storage facility to make room for the current season’s stock at your business premises.
Small companies or start-ups also choose our self-storage because it is convenient and cost-effective. It provides security but also flexibility in contract length and unit size – it’s easy to increase or decrease storage space with fluctuating business demands.
Our storage facilities near London are easily accessible from both the capital and the Home Counties but without the high costs of city storage facilities. We can securely store all of your business items, and provide collection and delivery services so you have one less thing to worry about. It’s the perfect solution for businesses of all sizes.
Find out how to make the most of every bit of space in your storage unit because even when you have the cheapest storage it still makes sense to only pay for what you really need. Here’s how…
You’re not trying to reinvent Aladdin’s cave here, you should be able to find everything you want to find in your self storage space especially the items stored in boxes that can be difficult to find at a later date. You can document where each item is stored in whatever way you find most helpful but remember there’s no point in writing a list on paper if you’re going to lose it. Instead why not use the ‘notes’ app on your phone, use your diary or an Excel spreadsheet – whatever works for you. Make a diagram, write a reference with numbers or even Disney names that correspond with boxes – as long as you’re fully documenting item locations then you have a way to identify where your items are and retrieve them when the time comes. The only rule is to make sure you keep your list or diagram up to date if you occasionally remove items from storage or move boxes around.
If you have a large unit, you need to make sure you keep a pathway to the back of the unit to enable you to easily gain access to all of your things without having to unload the whole storage unit to get to something at the back. Keep any items you think you may want to access regularly at the front of the unit.
Remember storage units can be high so make sure you utilise all of your space by stacking items safely. Our 160 sq ft unit for instance is 237cm high (that’s 7′ 9″) so about as tall as the average ceiling height in a house. If you are stacking boxes then make sure that they are sturdy enough to take the weight of what is placed on top of them. If they are being stored long term, remember they may slowly crush the boxes below or start to lean if the stack is not secure.
Have a small area within the unit where you keep scissors, a cardboard cutting knife, tape, labels, pens, paper and anything else useful in unpacking and packing boxes back up. This saves you having to leave the unit to pack and unpack.
Make sure you package your items properly. Use materials like foam pieces, cloth, sturdy packing boxes and labels. Different items need caring for in different ways so do your research – especially if your items are worth a lot of money, or they have sentimental value and cannot be replaced.
Don’t be afraid to adapt the space to suit your needs – you’re paying for it after all, so optimise away! Perhaps you used to use the space for your hobby items but now you’ve started an online business and need to use it as a store room now so you may need to add shelving. Maybe you want to store business stock that needs a cooler temperature so you need to switch to a temperature or climate-controlled unit. These may not be the cheapest storage units but they will protect valuable stock such as electronics equipment or personal items such as artworks.
Make sure you have regular spring cleans so you’re not paying for space you don’t need. Get rid of any rubbish whenever possible, and look over your list of stored items regularly to consider whether or not you still want them. You might be able to downsize to a less expensive storage unit and pay less.
Instead of having to declutter, life can be easier if you don’t clutter at all. Find out how to prevent clutter in your home with these 5 handy tips.
There is a lot about decluttering on articles, videos and social media. But who has the time to declutter?! Instead, a smart move is to prevent cluttering in the home in the first place. Life is much easier if clutter doesn’t accumulate at all. Easier said than done though when you’re in the habit of building up belongings. To help your home stay clear and clutter free, here are our top 5 tips to help you prevent your home getting cluttered:
You may not feel your financial plans have anything to do with clutter, but they really do! Instead of spending money on endless accessories and purchases, budget to save for something big like a holiday or paying off your student loan, that way you’ll bring less ‘clutter’ into the home because you’ll be busy saving.
Whether you need to shred a letter, or you need to put new gifts in their place at home, deal with the task when it happens. That means that you won’t create piles of things that become clutter over time.
If you’ve received gifts you know you won’t keep, put them straight by the front door to take out to a charity shop the next time you leave home. The same goes for clothes that don’t fit or look good, or accessories you come across that you know you don’t want. If you don’t plan to keep it, don’t leave it to turn into clutter and get rid of it straight away.
Make sure that everything in your home has a purpose, as it is often the items that do not have a purpose that turn into clutter over time. Every now and again, walk around your house and look at every single item. Do you still use it? Does it work? Does it fit? As you notice items that are no longer relevant to you, pick them up and sort them out so they are either taken away from the house, fixed or thrown away. That way you’re constantly decluttering rather than having a mammoth decluttering task to do at any one point.
Sometimes we can get stuck into our regular cleans so much that we forget about the areas that need a little more attention every now and again. Doing a deeper clean means dealing with those clutter drawers, dusty corners and piles of clothes more regularly. This avoids the issues building and turning into a huge horrible clutter task.
The above tips will help you avoid having a cluttered house that needs hours and hours of time to sort out. Keeping on top of things regularly means your house stays clear and clutter free, so you’re free to enjoy it with your family. If you’re regularly decluttering and you still think you’re struggling for space, perhaps external storage is a good option for you. Cheap storage units offer families with an easy to manage space separate from home to store belongings safely and at an affordable price.
Read easy tips and tricks to help you get your house ready for sale within the next few months, increasing your chance of getting lots of top offers.
Moving home can be really exciting. A fresh start, a brand new property, a new area to explore. But there is just that one big hurdle to overcome first: selling your home. Selling your home can be tricky, especially when you sell during the time of year that everyone else is selling. However, with these easy tips and tricks, you will be much more able to prepare your home for sale hopefully leading to a plethora of high offers to choose from:
First Impressions Count
First impressions still count, and especially when you are selling your home. People will drive by and have a look at the house to decide if they want to view it. Is the path in tact and tidy? Is the paintwork on the front of the house nice? Are the bushes/ trees trimmed? A lick of paint, garden tidy and some simple repairs will give you that kerb appeal you need for lots of viewing enquiries.
Declutter, Declutter, Declutter
The space you are offering in your home is central to its value. Potential buyers need to be able to see the space available, which means your clutter needs to be gone. If you want to get your home up for sale quickly, consider placing most of your items in storage so you can sort through them in your own time without having to delay your house sale.
Remove Your Personality From The House
It might go against everything you have done, to take away everything that makes the home personal to you but you have to remember potential buyers need to see the potential for their lives in your home, rather than your memories of the home. Personal photos, accessories, ornaments and keepsakes need to be taken out of the space completely.
Neutralise Every Area
Any bright and loud wallpaper or colour schemes you experimented with need to be neutralised, even in children’s bedrooms. Just like removing your personality from the house is important, neutralising colour schemes works in the same way. It helps your new owner envision their own potential decor styles within the space.
Suggest Purposes For Different Areas
You shouldn’t say one area has to be used in a certain way but you can suggest uses for different spaces, especially awkward spaces that may seem useless without a little visual guidance. That cubby hole beneath the stairs suddenly becomes a study corner, or the small corner of the living room suddenly has a cosy coffee table and chair for reading.
Deal With Any Easy-To-Fix Repairs
The chances are if your home needed any major renovations you have decided to take the hit on the price by not doing them, or you completed them well before sale. But what about minor renovations? For a small amount of money you can likely fix minor issues which will make your home look more appealing.
A home that smells bad, is dirty or unkempt will put somebody off even continuing a viewing let alone making an offer. Pay for a deep clean or take a weekend to do the work yourself. A fresh and clean home is definitely going to be more appealing to viewers.
Make All Areas Shine
It is important to ensure all areas of the home shine because you don’t know which areas are most important to your viewer. Of course the kitchen is a huge focus but, your viewer might be looking for a lovely garden where he can cultivate vegetables and relax. Your viewer might want to set up a gym in the garage. Your viewer could want to start a family and so your spare room is their potential nursery. Don’t forget any one area in your mission to present your entire home well.
Preparing your home for sale is often difficult to start with, but the more you detach yourself emotionally from the property the easier it gets. Take tips from friends and family, from your estate agent and any other experts who have a hand in your selling process. The more you know, the more able you will be to make your home look beautiful, speeding up your chance of selling quickly.
Remote working is the future for many organisations across the world. Find out how the least expensive self storage units can help you transition to a more flexible workforce.
The Covid-19 pandemic had a huge impact on the entire globe, in many different ways. When it comes to the economy, it forced many businesses to accommodate remote working amongst their workforce wherever possible.
Although this process was jarring for many, it’s clear that the push always had the potential to happen at some point for any company wishing to future-proof their operations. Remote working is often better for employee mental health, productivity, the environment, company candidate reach and selection, and employee retention. Although nobody would have chosen a pandemic to push their business forward, it has happened now and many businesses are choosing to embrace the changes they have already made, keeping them as permanent changes.
With the decision to embrace a more forward-thinking way of working comes a period of transition for all involved. Adjustments have to occur in every single part of the company, from technology to HR, health and safety and communication, and even international relations and storage. Everything works differently when your workforce is working remotely.
If you are a forward-thinking organisation looking to keep remote working as more of a permanent change to your operations, you’ve a lot to think about. One huge change is the changeable need for offices and working premises for staff. Do you still need to hire an office? Do you require a lower capacity office furniture arrangement? Is your in-house IT team bigger now because of the larger remote workforce?
See how much you can save on self storage costs
If you identify with some or all of these factors, you might want to think about self storage. Low-cost business storage can be very helpful for organisations and businesses in times of transition.
The biggest reason low-cost storage solutions can help your business as you accommodate remote working, is by providing you with flexibility. You can store furniture in your unit allowing you to provide a lower capacity setup in the office. You can then retrieve that furniture at such a time you can have full capacity again. Or you can even add furniture if you downsize your office permanently. The flexibility is afforded with different size units, the ability to switch between units and flexible contracts that don’t tie you in for a long time. Some contracts offered by some facilities are per-week.
During such uncertain times when you may have to end your office rental, you may need an extra office for more in-house IT employees or even server space, or you may need to invest in cleaning stock, long term storage can be very useful. In addition to remote working uses, self storage can also help businesses by:
If you are a business who has survived the pandemic by supporting remote working in your organisation, there are many reasons to keep that momentum and maintain a remote workforce. Affordable storage solutions can help you to do that. Why not enquire about our storage services today to find out what we have to offer? It could help you future-proof your business quicker, for better workforce operations and transitional momentum in the new normal economy.
Find out the 10 things you likely never knew about self storage to help you consider investing in this handy service.
Self storage is an amazing service you probably always knew about. However, there are some aspects of renting space you probably don’t know about, and you may well want to know them, because they could show you even more ways the service could help you. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about self storage:
Storage units come in a wide variety of different settings. Some are huge buildings with lockable units inside. Some are like parking lots with rows of garages. There are also some facilities that are outdoor shipping units that you can store your things in.
You may envision a room sized unit when you think about an inexpensive self storage unit, but they actually come in a wide choice of different sizes depending on your needs. You can actually get units as little as a gym locker and as big as a football field, plus everything in between.
Some people don’t realise that temperature control is a common aspect of good self storage. It enables you to keep your unit at a temperature you feel is best for the contents. For example; wine storage might be better cooler.
You may have driven past huge storage providers, but there are actually storage businesses that aren’t heavily advertised on the outside for extra security. Although they can be found online, they may not make it obvious they are a storage facility to deter criminals. There is almost always low-cost storage closer than you think, you just don’t realise.
You can store most things in low-cost storage units, but not everything. Organic materials like food and plants cannot be stored, and you certainly can’t store live animals. Explosives like fireworks are also not allowed. It is always a good idea to check with the facility that you can store the things you want to store.
Although a lot of great storage businesses are owned by large corporations, lots are owned by families. It is important to understand the difference as there are benefits to both types.
If you run a business you may be interested to know that a lot of self storage companies will actually take deliveries for you day or night. This can be very handy when it comes to keeping operations running well.
A lot of self storage places offer help with house moves. This can be as minimal as selling great packaging or as much as offering complete packing and moving services. This can be so handy if you are moving home and want to utilise both self storage and moving services at the same time.
Self storage contracts are extremely flexible, and can be easily switched and changed and adapted depending on your needs. This is very handy for growing businesses, for student storage during university holidays or for customers who like to pick and choose how and when they use self storage.
If you do need less space one month because business is slow, you’ve moved stuff from your student storage to a new rented student house, or you’re actually renovating this summer and need more space to store large furniture, that isn’t a problem. It is very easy to increase or decrease your local storage space month on month, so you only ever pay for the space you need.
Hopefully the 10 tips above have helped you feel more in the know about this handy service. Perhaps it could help you in more ways than you realised, giving you more leeway with domestic or business storage.
Very capable removers
Would recommend and use again.
Average satisfaction rating Referenceline.comout of 10 based on 1193 customer reviews - Read more reviews