Using self storage for our belongings is becoming more popular by the month as we realise how using a self storage facility can help us through certain personal situations such as downsizing, having a baby, or organising a deceased estate. There are many situations we find ourselves in where if we place those belongings that we are not currently using into a self storage facility will make our lives easier and save the day. When pressed for space at home, hiring a self storage unit to keep our excess belongings is the way to go.

Here are some ways to make self storage work for you.

Choose the Right Self Storage Facility

  • Everyone is price-conscious, so choose a self storage facility where you feel to get value for your money. It is important to do your research thoroughly because the cheap, dark storage unit in the middle of nowhere may not offer the same benefits as one that is modern, clean, well lit, where you feel your belongings will be safe.
  • Find out what is included in your rental. At Stop & Store Fareham our rental cost is all that you pay; there are no unexpected extras. So there are no extra charges for services as everything is included in the cost. We also often run specials offering 2 months for the price of one, so it is worth checking our website.
  • For most people, security of their possessions is the most important consideration when choosing a self storage facility. You need to be sure that your belongings are safe from theft while they are being stored, so the type of security measures taken by the storage facility is an important consideration.
  • Whether there is a wide range of unit sizes to choose from is important as you want to choose the exact right size for your needs. You don’t want to pay for any extra space that you won’t be using.

Decide which of Your Belongings are Going into Storage

  • Is it going to be your entire household of furniture, or just a few items such as your seasonal holiday equipment like tents, skis, bikes, and kayaks? You will need a different storage unit depending on what you are planning to store. If there are heavy items that need to be unloaded, a unit that you can get close to in a vehicle will be preferable to one that is more difficult to access.
  • The amount of the items that you wish to store will decide on which size storage unit you need. Use the handy space calculator on Stop & Store Fareham website to help you choose the right size.
  • If you are storing books or paperwork you will have to pack them carefully to ensure that they do not come into contact with any moisture which can cause mould and mildew to form which will ruin these items. These kind of items are also prone to being infested with insects and other vermin, either of which can cause untold damage. The containers you pack these items in can make all the difference between retrieving damaged goods down the line or goods that are in good condition.
  • Other items that need careful packing and storing are clothes which can also be damaged by mildew or insects. Before packing your clothes, ensure that they are clean and dry. Moths are attracted to human sweat and oil on clothing, so by washing them first, you will go a long way to ensuring that they stay moth free. Use moth repellant in your boxes, or if you want to go the natural route, apparently lavender oil or mint are both effective in repelling these pesky insects.

Pack Correctly to Ensure that Your Belongings are not Damaged During Storage

  • Using the correct packaging to pack your belongings is an important step to take.
  • Use strong cardboard boxes or, even better, stackable plastic containers, so that your stuff is kept safely. We recommend not using plastic bags as they tend to disintegrate, and also encourage the formation of mould as they do not allow for air circulation.
  • Label your boxes in detail.
  • When packing your unit make sure you leave corridors so that you can access any part of it easily. You don’t want to be climbing over boxes if you need to retrieve something while it is in storage.

Use Stop & Store Fareham when you need to store any of your belongings safely

At Stop & Store Fareham we offer a solution for when you need to store your precious belongs, either short term or even longer term depending on your reasons for storing.

  • We take care of the security to offer you peace of mind. Our facility is fully secured with monitored CCTV and intruder alarms 24/7. Access is strictly controlled so you can rest assured that no one else can access your unit.
  • It is so simple to book one of our units. We email the contract, take payment and then we will send you your individual PIN code. Once you have this, you can access your unit and start storing your stuff immediately.
  • Our units vary in size from 12 sq ft to 200 sq ft, so you are sure to find the right sized unit for your needs. They are dry, pest controlled and ideal for the purpose of storing your belongings.
  • You do not need to sign a contract or pay a deposit.
  • Whether you need short term storage or long term, we can help you. If you move your belongings in the middle of a month, you pay a pro rate.
  • We have sturdy, stackable, plastic boxes that you can hire from us. They come with a set of dollies to make it easier for you to move the boxes.
  • So when you need an easy storage solution to store your household goods, try Stop & Store Fareham. We will keep your belongings safely and securely.
  • We are open 7 days a week, from 8am to 6pm.
  • Please check our website for some genuine feedback from our customers.

We are conveniently located in the Fareham Shopping Centre, in the heart of the town. We offer easy access for you to load and unload your goods.

Tel: 01329 556174.