When self storage is discussed, most people think only of using a unit to store their belongings for the long term. But there are times when you need a storage solution for maybe just a few weeks or months when you are experiencing a problem. In fact, in the storage industry, anything three months or less is considered short term storage.

There are those times when you need a temporary solution to tide you over a month or two, and luckily a self storage facility such as Stop & Store Fareham is able to offer just that. There are no long term leases to be signed, or deposits to be paid, and we often have special offers on short term leases, such as: pay for one month and get a second month free.

Times When You May Need Temporary Storage

  • Moving out of your old house and into a new house does not always necessarily coincide time wise. You may have sold your house quicker than anticipated and need to bridge the gap from moving out of your old house until you are able to move into your new home. It is not practical to keep your stuff stored in your long-suffering friend’s garage or shed, so hiring a self storage unit solves your storage problem perfectly. Your furniture will be safe from damage and theft while at the facility, and once you get the occupation of your new house, you can take your time with your move as your goods are safe where they are stored, there is no rush to vacate your unit, and you can unpack at your leisure.
  • Temporary storage can help during your move if you need to get breakable or valuable items out of the way on moving day. There is always the chance of them being broken during the packing process. Large mirrors, paintings, big-screen TVs, and delicate antiques are some of these items that you may wish to keep safely out of the way and bring them into your new home when you are ready for them in your own time.
  • Have you inherited some items and you are not sure whether to sell or keep them? Keeping them in self storage will give you time to decide what to do with them. You may even wish to sell some of your belongings before you can replace them with these inherited items, so putting them in a self storage unit will help you.
  • More often than not, a self storage facility such as Stop & Store Fareham has superior security to the average home, so if you are going on holiday and are concerned about leaving valuable documents, jewellery, and other items in an empty home, store them in one of our units. Some of our clients even store their PCs and big flat-screen TVs as these sorts of items are known to be targeted by thieves if they see an empty house.
  • For students that need to vacate their lodgings over the summer months, it is so convenient to store their belongings in a nearby storage facility rather than taking everything back home for the holidays. Students often are compelled to empty their rooms over this time so self storage offers an easy solution.
  • Carrying out renovations with a house full of furniture is difficult and impractical. Avoid damage to your furniture and other items by moving them out of your house. Keeping them in a self storage unit will ensure that they remain scratch and dent-free. Even redecorating can end up badly with paint spattered over your belongings. So while it may seem like a lot of trouble to move goods into a self storage unit, it could save them from being damaged.

Choosing a Self Storage Facility that is Right for You

How do you know that a self storage facility is right for you? We are certain that once it passes the test by positively being able to offer you the level of service you require, the choice should be quite easy.

  1. Ask about the security systems that are in place. With crime an escalating problem you want to know that your goods will be safe. Instead of just accepting that the premises are secure, ask for some details, like monitored CCTV, adequate fencing and lighting, and limited access.
  2. Find out how you will be charged. Is the fee you are given the final amount or are there hidden charges? At Stop & Store Fareham, you pay what we quote, with no extra charges. This makes it easier to manage your budget.
  3. What are the hours that you are able to access your unit? After all, you do not want to arrive at the gate only to find that the facility is closed. Choose the facility with the hours of access that suit you best, and if this means you can only get there over the weekends, make sure that they are open for you.
  4. Find out about the flexibility of the rental terms. You may need to cancel early, or maybe leave or arrive in the middle of a month. You need to look for a facility that is flexible and allows you a certain amount of freedom.
  5. Are there any special offers or promotional discounts on units? This can save you some money.
  6. Is there any feedback from other customers? Stop & Store Fareham has feedback and reviews posted on our website for your information.

Why Use Stop & Store Fareham?

Our self storage facility is the perfect solution to all of your short term storage needs and answers the questions posed above.

  • We have a state-of-the-art security system in place to ensure that your belongings are safe including monitored CCTV and intruder alarms.
  • Stop & Store Fareham is conveniently situated in the Fareham Shopping Centre for easy access by road. We have a trolley to assist with loading and offloading.
  • Our units come in various sizes from 12 sq. ft. to 200 sq. ft. so whatever you wish to store, we can accommodate your goods. If you are not sure of the size unit you need, try the handy Space Calculator to help you decide.
  • We accept short term rentals, but if you need the storage space for longer, just let us know.
  • Our booking system is simple. Book and pay online, and we will send you your individual PIN code. You can access your unit as soon as you receive this.

Contact us on 01329 556174. We look forward to hearing from you.

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