If you need secure storage hire but have never used a storage facility before, there's no need to worry, with Easistore we will be there every step of the way. We understand that the first time that you do anything can seem a bit confusing, so our store teams have put together some advice for when you hire any of our secure storage spaces for the first time.
We have already compiled our top storage tips, as well as a moving guide and you can learn more about secure storage and Easistore by taking a look at our household storage page. However, we thought first time users of our storage space hire services may appreciate some extra help too!
From considering the size, type and hire duration of your secure storage space, to thinking about van hire and packing supplies or storage materials, we've put everything in one handy list so you won't get confused. If you're thinking about secure self storage in the South East, then one our stores in Crawley, Edenbridge Maidstone or Tunbridge Wells, and their friendly and experienced staff will happily accommodate you on your first storage hire experience.
So, simply read our step-by-step storage specification guide below:
Decide what size room or locker you need for your storage
Use our Choose a Size page to assess how much secure storage space you will need to hire.
Then continue to get an online quote - a great way to get a quick guide price.
It's always worth contacting your nearest store to discuss your specific requirements. With our experience, we'll be able to advise you on the best size storage room for you and we will always help you to make a saving.
If you need to pack, get stocked up on all you need from our shop floors in the stores. We offer sale and return on storage materials, so if you're not 100% sure how much you'll need – buy a bit more and simply return what you don't need when you move into your storage units!
If you would like to take advantage of our free van hire, speak to a member of our team and reserve the van for when you move your belongings into storage. Our vans are offered on a first come first served basis, so it pays to be organised in advance.
On the day of your move-in, speak to one of our friendly store team on arrival and they'll quickly run through the paperwork with you and show you to your secure storage room. If you prefer, you can take care of this in advance but 99% of the time, you'll do this the day you move in.
Pull up at the covered loading bay and unload your things. We provide huge trolleys for you to put your things on and wheel to your room. We also have fork lift trucks on standby which our trained store teams will operate for you if you need one.
Our stores are modern, purpose built and customer friendly, so finding your storage room is easy and our knowledgeable store teams are there to make sure you settle in okay. So if you're unsure of anything, they'll be able to advise you.
Unload your things into your storage unit.
Lock your storage room and leave with the peace of mind that your things are safe and secure!
Updated – 19th July 2021. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, our number one priority has been and remains the safety of our team members and customers. So as we gradually return to normal we want to make sure that you continue to feel safe when visiting our stores. Our teams will continue to follow enhanced safety and hygiene processes and our sanitising stations will remain in place. While face coverings and two-metre social distancing will no longer be mandatory, we know that for many customers and our teams these sensible practises continue to provide comfort. We therefore ask for your continued support and request that when visiting Easistore you continue to wear a face mask and observe social distancing. Easistore remains committed to providing a welcoming Covid safe environment for all, and we look forward to your visit. Please do not visit our stores if you show any symptoms of Coronavirus. For the latest NHS information go to; https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ We kindly ask customers to be patient and to observe these important measures and changes. Please follow the advice given by our store colleagues at all times. Our colleagues are happy to answer any questions or discuss any concerns. Please refer to your local store page to confirm reception and access hours at each location and we advise that you call the store before setting off to get the most up to date information.