If you’re new to self storage, the
first thing most people do is search online for the nearest facility and what self
storage costs. Besides finding out how much space you need, self storage fees
are high up on the list of important questions. Whenever you buy or hire something,
cost is often a primary consideration. If it’s too expensive, we tend to shop
around and when it’s cheap, we seem more content to take the plunge.
When we talk about self storage costs, it’s about more than just the unit itself. In fact, there are several add-ons many people don’t even think about such as insurance, travel costs, access charges and security deposits among others. Pricing is even more important when renting a self storage unit for long periods of time. Be sure to shop around for the best price while taking into consideration a few other requirements.
Anyone can use self storage units but the concern for many is knowing how much space they really need. Traders and start-up businesses find self storage more cost effective to set up an office in their home and use storage facilities for their equipment or stock. Moving house or renovating is stressful enough without having to worry about running out of storage space. This is where choosing the right storage facility can make all the difference.
It is challenging to visualise how much space you need especially for first-timers. But this is an important step in the process as you don’t want to pay for space you don’t need. Many self storage facilities offer a wide range of units in varying sizes so it’s all about asking the right questions. Knowing why you need a storage unit is only the beginning as there are so many reasons. We’ve highlighted the top 6 reasons why people use our facilities in Bristol, Stroud and Gloucester Continue reading →
Self storage insurance is not something one should ignore or undervalue. It’s a necessary expense that needs careful attention. The first thing most people do when considering self storage is searching online for a storage facility in the area they want. Next, they look at several websites to find the price of renting a self storage unit. Although prices are generally clearly displayed, remember to check the fine print and find out if there are any additional costs.
Often the price on the website or advert doesn’t include add-on’s like self storage insurance. Always make sure you know what’s included in the quote. This includes Continue reading →
Although many companies provide 24 hour self storage access, as their sites are unmanned, it’s a hotly debated topic. There certainly are pros and cons to unmanned sites and the right answer depends on which side of the table you’re sitting. For some, it presents great opportunities while others don’t share the same sentiment.
What if you need help with something? If the site is unmanned but general access is allowed, how does that impact your insurance cover? If storing business items and staff members are going in and out for stock, are they safe? Continue reading →
There are many reasons for putting household items into self storage. Moving house, renting out your home or undergoing renovations are just a few. Whatever the reason for using self storage there are 2 questions we often get asked:
1. Are my belongings still covered by my home insurance policy when they’re in storage?
2. Does my home insurance cover my belongings when I’m moving them into storage?
The answer is not straightforward. It can be, yes, no or a bit of both! It will depend on the home contents insurance policy you currently have and you should always check with your provider before you start moving your belongings. Continue reading →