How to Find the Right Storage Facility for You

If you’re looking for storage London alone has a bewildering choice available to you, and price is far from the deciding factor.

Whether you’re a single person trying to relieve the burden of moving house or the owner of a small business looking to boost your warehouse space for Christmas, this short guide will help you make the right choice and get the service you need from your self storage facility.

Needs

This covers a lot of ground, so let’s take it slowly. On the most basic level, this means how much you want to store, and how far your budget can stretch. If you’re just trying to store some personal items for a short time, most storage companies offer a guide on their site, translating the area and capacity of their available units into easy to understand alternatives. You may not know how many litres your possessions take up, but it’s easier to judge if you’re trying to store one room’s worth of things, a small flat or a three bedroom house!

If you’re running a business, you’re more likely to have a better understanding of the capacity you need. If you need further clarification try talking to your suppliers, who have likely faced the same decisions themselves and may be able to provide advice.

You also need to consider what you’re storing and why: if you’re storing inventory to be shipped on, it’s important to find a facility that’s well connected via major roads and close to shipping facilities. Even if you find a really good deal on an inner-city facility, it serves your needs better to stick the outskirts where your drivers can easily connect to motorways.

Additional Services

In an effort to stand out from the crowd, many storage facilities offer extra services to entice you. Don’t be blinded by these, consider carefully if they offer additional value for you.

For example, some facilities offer a pick up and drop off service for your stored goods. This isn’t as valuable to you if you’re managing a rotating inventory, but if you’re using the storage facility as part of your house moving process, it’s a real boon!

As with any financial decision, do your background research and make sure you get multiple quotes before you sign a contract with anyone. If one firm offers the services and location you need but not the price, do mention competing quotes! There’s a good chance they will leap to match the better price to secure your business.

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