Save Money - Rent Storage Space in London

Sorting out a place to live in London will be one of the first things on your list before or after you arrive. Depending on where you are moving from you will quickly realize the lack of storage space available in most the flats throughout the city. This is can be very frustrating considering all the valued items you hope to bring with you!

Consider renting storage space in London. A storage locker or unit is a great solution to use the space in your flat more effectively. By storing seasonal items like your winter wardrobe, bike, or maybe your collection of shoes (that you just can't part with!), you can rent a smaller flat and save money. Another great use for a storage unit is to store your items while you are searching for a flat. Since many of them rent out on a weekly basis you can use as long as you need.

When looking for a storage location make sure the storage location is in central London or is convenient to your flat. You may need frequent access to your items. We recommend Fort Box Self Storage in St. John's Wood since they are close to tube station and are centrally located. In addition to location, make sure they offer good access hours and have state of the art security features. Some of the features they should offer are digital CCTV, individually alarmed units, and pin code access. Storage rooms range in size from 10 to 160 sq ft and many companies offer an online size guides to help you determine what the right size for you is. The size you choose will depend on how much your weekly rent is. Keep in mind in many of the units you can stack boxes to the ceiling. Make sure and use good quality storage boxes that are sold in the reception area.

Lastly, you should find a storage location that offers removal services. Depending on how much stuff you have you will want assistance getting your items to storage. The service is worth the money and it really will pay off to have a trained driver and a van there on moving day. Some even offer packing service if you are don't have the time to pack up items. London self storage is an ideal solution when the space you have does not seem like enough!

Here are some tips for stress free storage:

  • Label or number boxes for easy reference when you need to locate your goods.
  • Wardrobe boxes allow you to store your clothing on hangers, which keeps their shape.
  • Place heavy or bulky items in the room first to provide a good stacking base.
  • Plan your storage space - put those items that you need often near the front, close to the door.
  • Heavy items should be packed into small boxes so that they are easy to lift.
  • Make up an inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place.
  • To maximise space stack similar sized boxes together.
  • Protect your fragile goods in bubble wrap.


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