Self-storage is a convenient and cost-effective to make moving and travelling a bit kinder to yourself.

But before you leap head-first into your new adventure, here’s a few things to keep in mind when it comes to self-storage in London.

Do an inventory first (and donate what you can)

It’s all too-tempting to gaze upon a storage unit, gloriously empty with possibility, and feel the insatiable need to stockpile it with everything you own (plus a few extra pieces from Muji, or whatever). The temptation is real. But channel that self control: you’re going to need it.

Before diving head first in storage territory, think about doing an inventory first.

It’ll save you time once your lease is up. And it’ll also give you a chance to donate any old items that need a new home.

 

See if there’s anything you can sell

This is probably the next thing on your list. You don’t want to pay for storage of items, only to find out three months later you didn’t actually need three lampshades. It’s a waste of space (and expense).

 

 

There are plenty of good websites you can use to sell pre-loved goods. Beyond places like Gumtree, Craigslist and eBay, you can also have a look at Shpock and (you might have guessed) pre-loved. Enjoy it. You never know, you might find you have a real knack for advertising old bookcases and all that tupperware.

 

Don’t store perishables

This might seem like a no-brainer. Most people know not to put food in their storage units. But it’s easy to forget some items— like cosmetics and toiletries— also have a use-by date and don’t always survive their time in confinement. Especially if it’s over the long term.

To avoid this happening, we recommend making sure anything that’s perishable gets used-up beforehand. Then if you need to extend your lease, for whatever reason, you won’t need to worry about auditing your storage unit beforehand.

Find the best location

Finally, the last thing to think about is your location. There are plenty of places for storage in London.

In case you’re interested, we have short and long-term facilities in the following locations:

  • Chiswick
  • Kingston
  • Richmond
  • Teddington
  • Twickenham

 

As a general rule, it’s a good idea to find somewhere that’s convenient to access— so you can get there nice and easy if you need to.

Plus, did anyone ever tell you Teddington has its own sub-aqua club? Good reason to visit, we think.

Want to know more about storage in London?

Storage starts from £15 a week and there’s no minimum stay. Not bad, eh?

Contact us for a free quote and we can help you find the right storage option.