5 questions to ask about self storage

With so much choice it is hard to know the difference between self-storage companies. It can also be hard to know which one to choose and whether or not your items will be safe. With expertise gained from 27 years’ experience, you can be sure that our friendly store teams can offer you the best service. We try to anticipate any desires or doubts you might have so that we can offer you the best service. There may still be some questions you have about self storage, though, that you should think about before storing your goods.

How will I know that my belongings are safe?

We pride ourselves on having fully secure self-storage units. Our sites are continuously monitored with digitally recorded CCTV in a safe and enclosed compound. We also have a state of the art pin code entry system which makes our locations even more secure. Our sophisticated security systems also include central station monitoring of intruder and fire alarm systems so you can rest assured that your belongings are safe with us.

How will I get all my belongings to the storage unit?

It can often be difficult for people to store large amounts in self storage because it can prove to be a problem getting it to the storage unit. People often need to make several trips to drop off all of their belongings, which can take up a lot of time and effort. That is why we offer a free van hire service when you take out self-storage with us. This will save you a lot of time and effort and means that you will even be able to bring those large and bulky items that wouldn’t fit in the car.

What size storage unit will I need and how do I know if it is big enough?

We understand that not everybody will know how much they can fit into one square foot, so it can be difficult to work out exactly how much storage you will need. Our simple Choose a Size page will give you an idea of how much space you will need in your self-storage unit. We have also provided a visual aid to help you decide on the right storage unit to meet your needs. If your requirements change and you need a bigger or smaller sized storage unit, then that’s not a problem. We can up or downsize the amount of storage that you are renting at any time.

How should I pack my items for storage?

Once you have decided on the right storage unit, you should make sure that your items are correctly packed before transporting your goods. Your belongings should be packed in a safe and secure way to ensure that they are not damaged on the way to the storage unit. Where you can you should make sure that your items are protected using bubble wrap or something similar, and any fragile items should be treated with extra care. This can also be useful in case you drop any of your items on your way or at the storage unit. It can also be an idea to seal boxes if you aren’t going to need them for a while. If you don’t have the correct packaging materials, then we offer a comprehensive range of packing supplies for all your needs.

Why do I need insurance if the storage units are secure?

Although we offer some of the most secure self-storage facilities around, it’s important that you take out insurance on your belongings. Although our state of the art security systems offers the best protection against things like fires and intruders, accidents can still happen. Although these situations are rare, you will want to be sure that any of your valuable items are covered should something happen. We offer very competitive and affordable insurance rates and flexible cover for all range of goods. We will also ensure that any claim you do need to make is simple and straightforward.

We want to ensure that we offer you the best possible service and dispel any doubts that you might have about storing your belongings. If your questions haven’t been answered here, then make sure you contact one of our team who will be happy to help, or contact us for a free quote!

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