Storage - What you need to know

Storage - What you need to know

Renting a storage unit is now more and more common. As well as the convenience and ease of access that it provides, there are many benefits that storage units can offer to homeowners, business owners and entrepreneurs.

A professionally-run storage facility can give you the ability to access your items whenever you need them. Not all storage facilities work the same way. Some give you a security code to access your goods directly, while others require you to inform their staff in advance. No matter what the protocol for storage facilities are, they are implemented to make sure that your goods are safe and secure.

What do you need storage for?

There are many reasons why you would need storage. Primarily, it serves as a temporary solution to store extra items from your home or office. For entrepreneurs, it will serve as a facility where they can store their products or goods safely

Personal Use

Cut down on clutter. If your home is already filled with lots of ‘stuff’, storage facilities can help you reduce the clutter taking prime space in your home. Clearing your home of clutter will help you more easily access items you use more often as well as give the feeling of more space. Think about the old furniture, appliances, knick knacks or clothes that you have not used for months or even years. If you don’t want to part with them just yet, storage solutions are available for you.

Other common items to store in self storage units are bigger items like large furniture, road bikes, vehicles, jet skis, and boats. These not only help with space, but also all additional security compared to storing at home, where they are often visible within your property.

Keep your items safe and secure. If you don’t have security measures installed in your home, storage facilities can provide them for you. They use the latest technology such as motion sensor lighting, CCTV cameras, coded entry and security fences to keep burglars and thieves from breaking in. Security personnel are also present to make sure that only the right people will gain access to what’s inside.

If you have limited storage space at home and you need to safely store higher value items such as electric saws, drills, ladders or other equipment, it might be better to store them in a facility rather than keep them at home. Storage can also offer additional peace of mind when you are away on holiday too.

Stash as many items as you want. If you are the kind who doesn’t want to do away with belongings, storage facilities are ideal for you. Think furniture passed down, items to be kept for when the next baby comes along, or even the huge Christmas decoration displays you put up each year.. Instead of piling them up at home storage can keep them protected and accessed as & when you require them. It is better to stash them away out of the way & from risk of damage and make room for new or more frequently used items in your home.

Business Use

Storage facilities also have a lot of perks to offer for business use. Not all businesses have adequate space to store their goods, the documentation you are legally required to keep or office furniture that is not currently being used, so renting a storage unit can serve as a safe facility where small businesses can keep inventory and function smoothly.

Aid in business expansion. If you are planning to expand your business, relocating to a new and bigger facility might be an option that you can consider but it does come with a high price point. If you cannot afford this expensive option for the moment, renting a storage unit is a viable option for you. You only need to pay a monthly rental fee to store your office equipment, files or sellable goods and gain peace of mind knowing that there is a low risk of losing or damaging them while they’re in storage. And as soon as you need them out of storage, you can easily pull them out too.

Practical solution. Rental prices for office spaces are high and this is quite challenging if you only have limited room for storage. Instead of renting another office unit, why not rent a storage space instead? Aside from the fact that you’ll be clearing your work environment of unnecessary clutter and equipment, you can make room for more important things to keep your productivity at an all-time high.

What size unit do you need

Unsurprisingly the size of the unit depends on the items you wish to store and each storage business will have a range of sizes available to you from a unit the size of a telephone box to a full shipping container. To put into perspective, a 35 sq feet unit would be big enough for the storage of a one-bedroom flat, whereas a standard four-bedroom home would require 200 sq feet. Either way, each provider will have a wide range of options available. Before you pack the unit to the rafters though, be sure to allow for extra space to allow for ventilation

How can Cotswold Carriers help?

If you are in the process of transitioning to a new home or commercial premises, are undergoing building work, or just need to free up some valuable space Cotswold Carriers offer a range of storage solutions in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. The containers are fully insured, alarmed, clean, dry and controlled against harmful pests so you will have peace of mind knowing that your goods will be safe and sound while stored with us.

Our available storage solutions are as follows:

  • Charged per Container, per Week
  • Inventory Held on File for Each Container/Customer
  • Palletised storage
  • Short or Long Term Contract
  • Standard Liability Insurance to Cover Your Goods During Storage

Our storage containers are 250 Cubic Feet or 7.08 Cubic Metres and you are free to take as many containers as you want. You can bring your own goods and pack them in the container yourself. Just give a 3 days notice and we’ll give you access to it on a weekday of your choice.

Should you wish to know more or get a quick quote, we can be reached on 01608 730 500 or today!

Cotswold Carriers is a family run business, based in Oxfordshire, with over 40 years’ experience in domestic and commercial removals – both in the UK and Europe. As a member of the British Association of Removers (BAR) you can feel confident that when you employ any of our removal services, you are using a reputable, professional and financially protected company. All BAR Members are also monitored by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. Contact us today for a free, no obligation quote.

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