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How does self storage work

<strong>How does self storage work</strong>

Self storage facilities provide storage space for personal and household belongings. Self storage units can also provide businesses with somewhere to safely store their commercial items, such as stock and office equipment. Customers can hire units on a short or long-term basis, and choose to extend at any time. We are all prone to holding onto some possessions for a bit too long, and the house can quickly get full of unnecessary clutter. Using a self-storage unit is an easy way to declutter your home

Here at Currie Easy Self Storage, we have looked to look into the aspects of how self storage works. Carry on reading to learn more and discover how self storage works and how it could well be a viable storage solution for you. 

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Why would you need to use a self storage facility? 

Life is busy, and it’s easy to accumulate lots of possessions and then realise you don’t have enough space to store them. There are a variety of reasons why you may need to use the services of a self. storage facility. Examples of people who may need to hire a self storage unit include: 

  • Homemovers – moving home is a stressful endeavour, and you may need somewhere to temporarily store your possessions
  • Anyone who has run out of storage space at home and is after extra storage
  • Moving abroad – perhaps you spend a large chunk of the year living overseas but still want to keep some of your belongings safe and sound in a storage unit in the UK
  • Business owners – accumulating large office equipment and mountains of stock is easy for business owners and using a self-storage facility could help you store these items away somewhere safe and give you peace of mind
  • Students – it can be a pain for students to always have to move their belongings to and fro, from university to home, and a local self storage unit could be the answer to your problems. 
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What possessions can you put in a self storage unit?

Now it’s time to think about which items you can store in a self storage unit. Like everything in life, self storage providers have rules on what you can and cannot store. 

Personal items we allow you to store here at Currie Easy Self Storage include: 

  • Furniture
  • Beds
  • Carpets
  • Seasonal items
  • Sports kit
  • University items
  • Books
  • Collectables
  • Kitchenware 
  • And more!

And for businesses…

  • Office furniture
  • Tools
  • Machinery
  • Stock
  • Event merchandise
  • Promotional items
  • And more!

However, there are certain items we don’t allow you to store at Currie Easy Self Storage as per company policy. And things you can’t store with us include: 

  • Illegal or stolen
  • Money
  • Jewellery
  • Watches
  • Perishable items that must be refrigerated or frozen, such as food and liquids
  • Animals.
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Business storage 

Business storage is a little different from personal storage. As a business, you may want to store your business items in a storage unit. Do you run a successful online e-commerce store that delivers goods to customers’ doors? In that case, you will need to have plenty of stock ready to go to customers at any moment. You will need somewhere to store it all and space at home me be at a premium! This is where the ability to hire a self-storage space and access your stock whenever you like can come in handy. 

Business owners with spare printers, office desks, chairs, computers, and so on need somewhere to put it all. Storage units are an ideal place for storing all your extra office supplies. 

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Length of stay

Another key aspect of self-storage is the length of stay. How long do you intend to keep your goods at a storage facility? Remember that the longer you decide to keep your items in a storage facility, the higher the price gets. At Currie Easy Self Storage, the minimum storage rental period is 7 days. We require 7 days’ written notice for you to leave your storage unit, and you will then have your security deposit refunded.

Do you need to take out insurance for your belongings? 

We offer state-of-the-art 24/7 security here at Currie Easy Self Storage. However, it’s logical for you to wonder whether you should take out insurance to provide extra cover for your belongings in storage. You should insure your items by taking out your own policy before putting them in storage, but we can include your goods on our insurance here for a small administration fee. 

The cost of self-storage 

Hiring self-storage space obviously isn’t free, however, it shouldn’t cost you the earth. Self storage prices mainly depend on factors such as the size of the storage unit, the location (is the facility in a desirable accessible area), and the length of stay and how long you keep your items in storage. We offer fair and reasonable rates to customers at our self storage facility locations in Richmond, Twickenham, and Isleworth in the South-West area of Greater London.

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At Currie Easy Self Storage, we invoice customers on a 28-day basis. You can also set up a direct debit or auto-card payment.

You should now understand a great deal bit more about how self storage works. Interested in hiring a self storage space for your personal or business possessions? Get in touch with Currie Easy Self Storage today by calling our head office on 08000 556 556 or sending an email to