Find out how to store your items for the period of time that suits your needs best as both long and short storage is available for your needs.
Self storage is available for both long or short periods of time depending on your needs. Just like different sized units are available, different length time contracts are available to you as well, just to make the service even more convenient and flexible for your needs. Which time period is right for you depends on your individual needs.
Short Term Storage
Sometimes it can be easy to use long-term storage when we do not need to. This results in the cost of a unit when that money doesn’t need to be spent in that way. Common reasons for short-term storage being used are:
- Moving house
- Decorating or renovating
- Moving a business
- Starting a business
- Seasonal business needs
- Estate management following a death
- Storing seasonal items like camping gear or Christmas decorations
- Decluttering a house and storing items for sale whilst they are being sold
There is a lot of flexibility when it comes to short-term storage. Your goods are easily accessible and you can choose the size of space that you need. If you do need to store your items for longer than a month there is usually a month to month contract system so it won’t be hard for you to continue your contract with the facility.
Long-term storage is incredibly useful because it offers a safe space to store your things in for months or even years. So even if you are not staying in one place, your belongings will be and they will be there exactly when you left then when you get back. Common reasons people use long-term storage are:
- Long-term renovation
- Living between properties
- Downsizing living arrangements long-term
- Saving items for future generations (IE if you are having another baby and want to save items used by your first child)
- Moving abroad
- Moving to the UK from overseas
- Storing items until you can have them repaired AKA vintage vehicles
- Flexible business needs
Long-term storage is suitable for lots of different reasons and just like short-term storage, you can adjust it accordingly as time goes on. If you need more space or less space you can switch and change so that you’re only ever paying for the space you need.
Which Length Of Storage Is Right For You?
The best part of self storage is that you don’t actually need to decide how long you need storage for. Most storage units allow you to pay on a month to month basis, with a months notice (often less) if you want to stop using the service. This means that self storage is exceptionally flexible for most people, and it is designed to be that way so that it is as useful as possible. Short-term storage might end up being long-term storage and vice versa.
Do check the contract terms when moving your things into a self storage facility so that you understand how much notice you need to give in order to use the service for longer, or stop using it altogether.