A simple guide to how self storage works

If you don’t know much about it, self storage can be complicated. There are different kinds of self storage, different sized units, different lengths of stay and if you’re unsure about what you need, finding the right solution can be a difficult process.

We believe that finding you the right self storage is important so to make things a little easier, you can follow our 6 step guide to how self storage works below.

How self storage works step 1

Decide what kind of storage you need

The first thing you need to do is decide whether you are looking for household or business storage. This will determine what kind of unit you rent. If you are looking to store household goods or sports equipment, for example, you need household storage. If you want to archive files or store stock, you need business storage.

How self storage works step 2

Choose your unit size and duration of stay

We have units from 25sqft to 10,000sqft and choosing the right size is important. We offer short stay leases for 2 weeks, or you can stay indefinitely. We’re happy to advice on what is the best size and duration unit for your needs, as we don’t want you to pay for more storage than you need. Just give us a call and we’ll help you decide what will work best.

How self storage works step 3

Contact us to get a quote and reserve your unit

The next step is to get in touch. Either fill in the form online or call us for a quote. We strive to be reasonable and affordable, and we often have offers on our storage! Once you’re happy with the price, we will reserve your unit either in store or on the phone, ready for you to move in. We have staff onsite 7 days a week so you can contact us any time.

How self storage works step 4

Get your packing materials

Ensuring your items are packed up suitably for storage is important. You want them to retain their condition whilst in your unit and it makes moving them in easier! We offer a large range of packing materials from boxes to bubble wrap. You can buy them online or you can get them at our reception desk.

How self storage works step 5

Move in to your unit

Moving in to your Rent A Space unit us easy. Our facilities are easily accessible and we have free parking on site. We offer discounted van hire when you rent a unit with us and we have an undercover loading bay, as well as pallet trucks and forklifts on site. We try and make moving in as easy and as pain free as possible.

How self storage works step 6

Let us do the rest

Once you have moved in to your unit, we’ll take over. Your unit will be padlocked and we’ll give you the key so you can access your unit when it suits you. The rest of the time, your unit will be monitored by our 24 hour CCTV and our staff patrol the storage areas regularly so you can rest assured your things are safe and secure with us.

If you think that you might need self storage, contact us for a quote today
Talk to a member of the Rent A Space team today on 0800 783 4949
Now you know how self storage works, you can book your unit with a flexible lease and affordable price tag.

Why choose us for your self storage?

We know how storage works and below are just some of the reasons we are the best option for self storage:

  • Purpose built storage facility
  • Easy access to major routes
  • Helpful, knowledgable and friendly staff
  • Clean, dry and secure units
  • Sizes from small locker to double garage
  • Easy in, easy out terms
  • 24 hour CCTV & mobile patrols
  • Flexible costs
  • *Fork lifts, pallets jacks available
  • *Delivery acceptance and dispatch service
  • Onsite & online box shop
  • Electronic entry / exit swipe system
  • Discounted van hire for moving in
  • *Extended & flexible access hours

*Charges may apply

Reception Opening Hours
Existing Customer Access Hours

I rented a unit for around 16 months and was very impressed by the excellent service I received from every single visit I made during that time. I will not hesitate in recommending this service to anybody needing storage.

Paul Vaughan

Shrewsbury 01743 491 490

Call Us Today!