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How to Choose the Right Self-Storage Unit in London

There are big ranges of different storage units in London with different sizes so for you to find the perfect one for your needs you will of course need to take a closer look on all the items you would like to store and preferably make a list. Also you will need to look at the reason why you store these things. Is it for a longer period of time or is it just for a short one? Let’s say you are moving to a bigger – or smaller – place and need somewhere to put all your things while doing it or you need some place to keep your summer furniture during the winter and somewhere to keep your skis during the summer. Maybe you are keeping the things that won’t fit in your garage and with time you will need more space to add things.

Once you have an idea and a list of what you will store, it is time to size and weigh everything. What things are heavier and what things can you put on top of others? After this is done it is time to organize the things from bottom and at the back to the top and by the door. How to prioritize what to be in the front and what in the back is obviously how much you need each item. The things you need more frequently are of course the things you will put in front and so on. Another thing to look at is what you will store in this space. Are there things in there that might be sensitive to moist air or cold/hot? Then you should go for a unit that provides you with climate control.

Also, how frequently will you actually need the things stored in your unit? Ask yourself this so that you can choose a unit near your home if you want easy access to your things. But if you do not use them that often, maybe you can broaden the width of your choice of locations. Maybe you can find a cheaper one a few miles away from your local one. You will need to be sure that if you want access to your things at all hours every day of the year no matter weekends or holidays that the Self-Storage Unit allows this. Not all of them do.

You now have a few choices that you have looked up on the Internet. It is time to go see them for yourself. You should not go for a company if you haven’t been there and met them in person and see what they can do to fulfill your personal needs; it is the same with self-storage facilities. Things are always different from what you have read or seen online or heard over the phone. If you have a few units to choose between make sure that you visit them all to compare their ups and downs and if they live up to your expectations.

Prices and costs are of course a factor that you should keep in mind. You should go for a unit that is good for you but you will have to be aware of the costs, also here you should compare. Do you get insurance or VAT? Do you need to pay deposit? Do you need to pay per week? Monthly? Per year? Do you need a membership with a time limit to store your things?

Make sure that all your questions are answered by a good set of staff. You need to feel secure. Go by guts and you will find a London storage unit that will suit you best.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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