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 storage units.
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Where others may tempt you with short term ‘deals’ or introductory offers, storing.com offer low, fixed term rates and guarantee those rates for 1 year.
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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.
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Collection & Delivery Service:
From London and Home Counties
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 facilities.
Check our customer reviews for what people say about our affordable storage choices.
Switch & Save:
Move from current self storage and save money
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 storage 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 storage facilities. 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.
Personal Self Storage
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 cheap 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.
Business Self Storage
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 cheap 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.
Read About How To Save When Moving House ➤
Find out how to lower the cost of a house move with easy tips and simple tricks, so you can use that money on exciting projects in your new home.
Moving to a new home costs money, there is no getting around that. However, you don’t have to spend lots of money to move, instead, saving some money up to spend on exciting projects in your new home instead. To move house frugally, take a look at these easy tips:
Anything You Can Get For Free, Take It
There are lots of things you can get for free when you move house, instantly saving you money. Packing materials is one huge area you can get free things. For example: your local supermarket will have tons of cardboard they have to pay to get rid of. Go in and ask for boxes for packing. Banana boxes are amazingly strong and often come with lids too, perfect for free, strong materials for packing.
Pull In Favours
Any favours you can use from friends and family you should use when you move house.
Your strong mate who will help you lift furniture into the van your Dads friend can lend you for the weekend for moving. Or your Auntie who happens to be free on the weekend of your move and she would happily take care of your children for the day. Perhaps your best friend who loves to be organised who will take pleasure in helping you pack your belongings.
Don’t be afraid to pull in favours with lots of ‘please’ and ‘thank you’s’, plenty of tea and biscuits and any other niceties you can offer until you can return a favour back.
Do as much as you can yourself to avoid paying for expensive services. For example removers can charge hundreds to pack all your belongings. The more you can DIY the cheaper the move.
Do shop around for services you have to use. Whether you are looking for the cheapest self storage, a removals company, space for storing items temporarily, a van to hire or any other moving services you really need to shop around to save as much money as possible. If you live in a major city self storage can be costly. The cheapest storage service isn’t necessarily the right one, but you can certainly get the best value for money if you shop around.
Make Some Money
You can get some spare cash in your pocket if you move smart. Don’t just throw items into a self storage unit or in the bin. Do car boot sales, sell online and keep bringing in every penny and every pound because it will add up and it will come in handy for other things.
Move Out Of Season
Move during the times of the year that everyone else isn’t moving, so you don’t pay peak prices for every service going. You can get an incredible deal on services like van hire when you take advantage of off-peak prices.
Self storage and removals can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be if you move smart. Sell things you don’t want, utilise every type of free product, service or help you can get and be clever about when you plan to move and you’ll find you have a lot of spare cash to use for all the exciting projects in your new home.
Read Our Tips To Prevent Home Clutter ➤
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.
2. Deal With The Task When It Happens
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.
3. If It Isn’t Going To Stay In The House, Get it Out Of The House
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.
4. Ensure Everything Has A Purpose
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.
5. Spring Clean
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 low-cost storage units are a good option for you. Low-cost storage units offer families with an easy to manage space separate from home to store belongings safely and at an affordable price.
Read About How To Prepare Your House For Sale ➤
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 cheap 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: Here’s How Self Storage Can Help ➤
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.
A Period Of Transition
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?
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.
Cheap Storage and Remote Working
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:
- Offering services to receive deliveries
- Providing spaces as small as a gym locker and as big as a football stadium
- Offering deep storage for paperwork
- Providing extra storage space for stock
- Offering additional removals services and packing options
Prepare For The Future With Remote Working & Affordable Storage Units
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 facilities 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.
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Self Storage ➤
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:
1. It Can Be Indoor And Outdoor
Inexpensive storage units comes 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.
2. It Comes In All Shapes And Sizes
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.
3. You Can Get Temperature Control
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.
4. It Is Closer Than You Think
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.
5. You Can’t Store Everything
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.
6. It Isn’t All Corporations
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.
7. They Can Take Deliveries For You
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.
8. They Probably Offer Help With House Moves
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.
9. Your Contract Is Very Flexible
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.
10. It Is Easy To Move To Different Sized Units
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.
The Benefits of Cheap Self Storage ➤
We have the cheapest self storage around so you can be sure you will be getting an unbeatable price for storage space for your personal belongings or business items.
See how much you can save with our affordable self storage by comparing self storage prices here.
Making the most of your self-storage unit
Here’s how to make the most of every bit of space in your self-storage unit because it makes sense to only pay for what you really need…
1. Document Everything
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.
2. Keep Access
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.
3. Use All The Space
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.
4. Have A Little ‘Useful’ Area
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.
5. Protect Your Belongings
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.
6. Adapt The Space To Suit Your Needs
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 it for your hobby but you’ve started an online business and it is a store room now so you need to clear space. Maybe you put items in it that need a cooler temperature so you need to use temperature control.
7. Spring Clean!
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 and pay less.
Self Storage For People Who Work from Home
Here’s how to utilise self storage to help you work from home more comfortably both short-term and long-term.
Working from home is the dream for many, and is becoming much more of a reality as technology allows workers to base themselves at home. Being an entrepreneur or start-up, is likely to begin as a working from home position.
If you are going to be working from home soon, or you plan to work from home, you could probably use some handy advice on helping this process get going. After all, the dream of working from home is often not the reality. You do need to put a bit of work in to get it to work well.
We can’t solve every problem you’re sure to encounter during this transition. What we can do is give you a tipoff about a really handy service you can use when you are working from home, and that is self storage. Inexpensive storage has a ton of benefits for anybody who works from home, here’s how:
1. Home Office
With affordable self storage you can easily place everything from your summerhouse, spare room or garage to create space for your new office. Once you have self storage setup, you can take any space in your home from domestic to professional, in as little as an afternoon.
Stock can take up a lot of space in the home, which can be a real problem for family life. If your new working from home endeavour is causing you to have a lot of stock in your house, self storage is a really great idea. With the lighting, security, reception and temperature control, self storage is likely a safer place for your stock anyway.
It can be hard to stay organised at home, because all of your business things are amongst everything else. This can be detrimental to a good working life. Having somewhere separate for your work things can be really useful. A space like self storage where you can visit, get files or information, and switch it with completed work, is handy.
4. Stock Safety From Pets And Children
Pets and children can accidentally damage and move work items. This can be as small as replacing some paperwork, or as huge as losing a client. Self storage protects your most precious work items from accidental damage by your family.
5. A Bit Of Space
Working from home is great, but sometimes it’s nice just to have a bit of space from the family, or being in the same space everyday. Self storage gives you your own private four walls to spend a little bit of time pottering around.
6. Room To Buy Things at a Discount
You can use storage space to buy things in bulk when they cost less, giving your business a bit more money to play with in other areas.
7. Room To Grow
Affordable self storage helps you work from home because it gives you room to grow. It enables you to rent space without committing to warehouse space or office space. You can instead work from home or at a hot desking facility whilst keeping your stock and other items in an affordable, flexible space.
Working from home can be amazing, but you do need to make it work for your individual needs. Using self storage, and other affordable services, you can create the space you need to nurture your next business venture.
Self Storage vs Loft Storage
Is your loft storage really working for you? Or could inexpensive self storage be a better option?
If you have a loft in your house it’s likely that you have found it very tempting to use loft storage for anything and everything in there. From Christmas decorations, to camping equipment, the loft serves as a storage space for pretty much anything, doesn’t it?
Have you considered self storage as a potentially better option than loft storage?
Whilst the loft is something that doesn’t cost any extra money to store things in, and it is within your house, there are extra benefits you might want to consider:
The Space On Offer
Your loft is likely to only be the same size as the overall footprint of your house. This offers a lot of opportunity for storage, but it is restrictive when it comes to storing lots of items or particularly large items. Self-storage space, however, can be as big as you like which is a real benefit.
Ease Of Access
There are some rather big issues with storing items in the loft when it comes to the access. For example, it’s unlikely to be easy to store a large sofa up there. Can you imagine trying to get a large sofa into the loft? Being unable to move items in at ground level can be a real problem, depending on what it is you want to store.
Whilst the loft may be able to store a few light items it may not be the best option when it comes to storing heavy items. The floorboards in the loft may mean that it isn’t actually safe for you to store certain things. Storing too much in a loft can result in you compromising the integrity of your homes structure.
Items are as secure as they can be in your loft but they will never be as secure as they are in a self storage facility. In a self storage facility you have CCTV alarm systems, 24-hour reception, multiple lock points, floodlights and more. Storage facilities are in the business of keeping your items secure so your home is never likely to be quite as secure as a self storage unit would be.
In a home flooding, environmental damage, pests, and fire, are more likely to be an issue for your storage than they would be in a self storage facility. That is because self storage facilities have huge safeguards in place to protect your items from this kind of damage.
There are many extra benefits to having a self-storage unit such as:
- Help moving things
- Equipment like trolleys that you can borrow
- Reception taking your deliveries out of hours
- Paperwork storage and destruction
- Moving services
Renting a unit does cost more than using your loft for storage. However, for a reasonable cost every month it could be worth considering if you want to access some of the benefits that you can only get from a self storage unit compared to your loft.
Could your home storage setup be better by renting extra space? Think about the benefits today to potentially boost your home organisation tomorrow.
Storing Your Things When You’re Moving Abroad
Here’s how to store your belongings safely whilst you’re in the process of moving abroad.
Moving abroad is something many Brits opt to do often for sunnier weather, gorgeous beaches and a change in overall pace of life. This is even more prevalent at the moment with uncertain political times. If you’re in the process of moving abroad, there’s no doubt you’ve already realised that the logistics can be the most stressful part of the process. What to do with your things whilst you go through the process of researching and planning a move abroad is a bit tricky, because the process has so many ‘moving parts’. Did you know tat you can pay for a flexible space that is secure and easy to access throughout your moving process? Storage facilities are a really good service to utilise when you’re moving abroad, here’s how:
Somewhere To Store Things During A Trial Before Moving Abroad
Lots of people do a trial move to their chosen country before they move properly. This may involve renting property out for six months, or even giving up a rental altogether and moving temporarily. Either way, you will want to store your things safely during that time and self storage can accommodate those needs. The length of time and the size of unit you opt for is up to you, so you have plenty of flexibility, leaving you free to focus on making your new location work.
A Secure Place For The Most Precious Things
It may be that you have certain items you don’t want to leave in the house whilst you spent a few weeks at a time abroad arranging the move. Having a facility with CCTV, locks, lighting, reception and security guards provides you with the peace of mind your things will be stored safely each and every time you lock them up and take a trip to your new country.
A Moving Abroad Middle-Ground
Logistics can be so challenging when you move abroad. What goes where, when? You have to organise key collections, drop offs, contracts, pets, children, and of course, your belongings. Having a middle-ground that not only you can access, but family can access or even an international moving company, is really useful.
Somewhere For Processing
If you have to empty your UK house for sale, or you’re sorting items out to sell but want them out of your house so you can focus on redecorating, then external storage space is really useful. Items can be moved into and out of the space at your leisure, giving you the time to get the right price for high ticket items you need out of the house to clear space.
Moving abroad is really exciting, but the logistics can be extremely challenging. Low cost self storage can help you have an easier time managing where everything goes, without any pressure from estate agents or other issues that are commonly associated with property. With the help of a storage unit you’ll have more head space to focus on making this incredible move work for your family.
Benefits of Cheap Self Storage for Online Businesses
5 reasons every online business needs to consider storage for the benefit of their business.
The rise in the amount of online businesses has been unprecedented within the last decade. As the high street seems to be crumbling in every town and city, the world of online businesses is flourishing and growing very quickly.
There are many benefits to running an online business, but one large disadvantage. The main disadvantage is the lack of storage space. If your business requires stock and doesn’t drop-ship, then you’ve an instance space issue once your home garage is filled. Affordable storage can help to solve that space, whilst also providing additional benefits to your online business. Here are 5 reasons every online business, just like yours, needs to consider storage:
1. Better Business Security Than Your Home, Office Or Warehouse
Self storage units are in the business of keeping their customers belongings safe. Expect features like various lock points and types, lighting, gating, 24/7 reception, security guards and more. It is likely that the security of your belongings in self storage is going to be infinitely better than in your home, warehouse or office, because that is what the storage facility specialises in.
2. The Space
Rather than paying expensive warehouse contracts, or filling up your home with stock, you can use a self storage space as big or as small as you need. Many facilities will even take deliveries for you, and if you require a smaller or larger space at different times of the year, that can be arranged. Your use of the different storage spaces is incredibly flexible, which is ideal for the growing business, which will commonly fluctuate.
3. Peace Of Mind for your Online Business
When you’re starting a business the pressure of where to have your things delivered or how to pay mammoth storage costs can be very stressful. When you use secure storage you can enjoy the peace of mind knowing that you have a service you can use in the way that best suits your business. No long contracts or high costs, which ensures useful peace of mind for a business owner with a lot to focus on.
4. Better Costs
Warehouses and offices can be very expensive, especially if they are close to the city centre. Inexpensive storage not only costs less but it also comes free from business rates. These kinds of financial benefits are an attractive prospect for any business looking to minimise running costs.
5. Additional Online Business Benefits of Cheap Self Storage
There are usually lots of added benefits to using a storage unit. Primarily you’re going to get to know the staff who will do everything they can to help you. They may also offer extra services such as receiving deliveries, referrals, business spaces and even the ability to rent vehicles and equipment.
These 5 benefits to utilising self storage as an online business are just the beginning of how this kind of service could help you. Do inquire with local facilities and do speak to them about your business storage needs. Making the most of this useful service could be a smart business decision for your online venture, helping it grow and develop into the next important phase of growth.
The Benefits of Cheap Self Storage for Small Businesses
3 ways that your business can gain from the affordable, flexible benefits of a self storage unit.
Lots of people associate self storage with domestic use only and for good reason too. It can be so useful when you need to make room for a new baby or pet. Or for when you move home, or need to secure your things when you go on holiday. However, there are also lots of reasons that you can use self storage for business too.
There are many benefits to self storage for business use, and here are just 3 of the ways that your business can benefit from this efficient and flexible service:
1. Space For Stock
Warehouse and office rentals for stock storage are expensive. They also usually require you sign a contract for 12 months minimum, for the space you sign up for when you hire. There are lots of problems with this kind of setup. The cost, as we mentioned, isn’t ideal. But you also have no flexibility at all. You can end up with masses of space, during times you won’t actually have much stock. Or you may end up without enough space when you have a stock influx.
If you store stock at home, you’re also at risk of running out of space, and losing out on the functionality of your place because it is full of stock. Stock stored at home is also more at risk of seasonal damage, accidental damage and theft.
To avoid all of these common stock problems, why not opt for commercial self storage. You can switch up the size of space you need, when you need to with a monthly or even weekly contract. Plus you also benefit from the plentiful security available at self storage units, and even 24/7 reception services to take deliveries.
2. Paperwork Storage
Documentation can take up a lot of office space that could be otherwise used for better functionality of your business. Paperwork stored in an office can also be at risk of data theft, environmental damage and human error.
Storing paperwork in off-site storage is beneficial, clearing room in the office and keeping sensitive paperwork safe. Even better, many self storage facilities offer secure shredding and digitisation services to help you conquer your excess paperwork problems on a more permanent basis.
3. Office Moves
Moving offices or warehouses is very stressful for any business. The logistics can be very tricky, especially if you are moving a lot of staff and they depend on IT systems to be able to do their jobs. By using self storage for your office move you can have extra help with the logistical side of things. Store older equipment until you need to move it into your new office. Place new furniture until your new office is ready, so you can prepare it properly for the day staff are able to move across. The flexibility can be so useful when the logistics of a business move are so challenging.
The 3 benefits of self storage for businesses listed above are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how this flexible, affordable service can help your company. Why not use self storage today for a boost in flexibility that enables you to make smart business decisions.
How Charities Can Benefit from Low Cost Self Storage
Rescue organizations and charities are always working to minimise any costs that divert precious earned and donated funds from their focus cause. One huge drain of money is premises, which are often needed to maintain office staff and their work, as well as retail premises and any manufacturing that isn’t outsourced. For rescue organisations, a premium is paid for land to hold and care for the animals rescued.
With that in mind, it makes sense to consider any way to minimise either the costs of office, warehouse or working land, or things that take up precious space that you’re paying for. Self storage is an ideal solution to unnecessary spatial demands on charities and rescue organisations and if you are wanting innovative ways to reduce your storage costs, it could be a good service to consider as part of your annual plan.
When you’re a charity or rescue organisation, there is every reason to minimise the demands on funds as much as possible. As warehouse rental, office rental and land rental is expensive, it makes sense to use that space properly, and not for storing things like paperwork, stock and other items that you do not need instant access to. This is where self storage comes in. It enables your charity to store a wide variety of items.
Items that can be stored by charities
- Extra office equipment
- Seasonal items
- Display / presentation items
This then prevents your active rental space from being clogged up, leaving the charity to use it properly. The flexibility of self storage means that it not only provides extra space, but it provides it at a rate likely to be much lower than your office rent. In addition, you can minimise or maximise the space easily, so there’s no pressure of a one-size warehouse space that you’re tied into for a year. You can usually switch the space you’re using in self storage for minimal notice.
You’re also likely to see much more security in your storage space than at your office. Self storage units know that customers rely on them to keep their things safe, so you can expect CCTV, lighting, lock points, security guards and more. So your charity stock is likely to be safer than it would be in your office, making it even more beneficial to utilise off-site storage.
Find Self Storage For Your Charity Today
If your charity or rescue organisation is looking for a way to trim costs then why not consider inexpensive self storage? It could help you utilise expensive warehouse or office space you already pay for, whilst opening up new possibilities for additional stock and charity owned items. There are plenty of facilities with space to rent right now, just be sure to shop around to make sure that you get the best possible deal for your money.
Is inexpensive self storage better than using a warehouse?
When you are growing a business that includes stock it can seem like a straightforward step from storing a small number of items at home to hiring a warehouse.
Cheap Self Storage Units Vs. Warehousing
Warehouses range in size and they can hold any number of items in preparation for distribution to your customers.
Warehouses are a great option for storing items, but did you know that low-cost storage can be a really great alternative? In fact, in some instances, they can be a better option for your business. Here’s why self-storage could be a much better option than a warehouse when it comes to storing your stock:
Spending money on storage is a necessary cost but getting it as cheaply as possible is really important. Spending money on a huge warehouse can cost a lot more than spending money on a storage space that is the size you need.
Often, because of the size of the warehouse, the location can be far away from your office. This can make it difficult to tend to your stock as often or as easily as you would like. Self storage however is likely to be closer because customers want to be within an easy distance to their belongings. You can find self storage units in city centres and placed within easy proximity of towns and cities.
With a warehouse you may find that you have to hire your own security. With self storage, the whole point in the service is to keep your items safe. So the security on offer is usually of a high standard. You can expect CCTV, 24/7 reception, excellent lighting, lock systems and more. This is much better for protecting your goods compared to warehouse security.
Room For The Ups And Downs Of Business
Any business has its ups and downs, but particularly new businesses and SMEs where growth can be turbulent. Warehouse contracts can be extremely detrimental to these periods of growth and shrinkage. You might only need more room for a month, but you have to pay for six months. Plus you may have seasonal needs for more or less space. With self storage you can enjoy the versatility of only paying for the space that you need. This is extremely useful when it comes to the money you need to spend on storage space. You can only spend what is necessary, avoiding the expensive warehouse contracts that can bleed you dry.
So self storage could definitely be better than a warehouse for storage if you want to save money. Enjoy better security, get to your goods quickly and only ever pay for the space you use. Why not take advantage of the flexibility of self-storage today? It could be the smartest business move you make this year.