The rapid growth in self storage facilities across the UK shows how much business and homeowners are using them to store their goods. And the reason is quite clear: self storage units is accessible, not only from an affordability point of view, but also for the convenience they offer.

Self storage units have made it extremely easy to find extra space at short notice. The fact that these units are secure and flexible in size is an added bonus. Its good to know that there are a number of different kinds of self storage units and that they come in a range of sizes.

This gives customers some flexibility in their choices as they can choose to have a self storage unit on site in the case of a business, or goods can be loaded at a designated spot and the unit removed, or they can take the goods themselves to the storage facility.

As can be seen, self storage continues to evolve as a phenomenally successful way of storing things. Options offered by Stop & Store Fareham include all three of the above, coupled with high levels of customer service and satisfaction guarantees.

Before you make your choice of self storage unit, there are some things that you need to know:

Which Storage Unit?

Short term or long term, the flexibility that self storage provides means that you can go in and out of storage when you wish without having to commit to onerous leases. If you unit is too big, you can downsize, and vice versa.

Ultimately your rental length is determined by the purpose of the rent. When faced with a house relocation to a new area, it’s a good idea to rent before you buy. Putting your household goods into self storage is an ideal way to offload the burden of having to deal with the safe storage of your possessions.

That’s just one example of many. Businesses often use a self storage unit as a launch pad to get going or to store excess stock when they run out of space.

Starting small, units 12 sq foot in size are well suited for storage of documents.

A 25 sq ft self storage unit stores up to 60 medium sized boxes or some bulky items like a dresser or mattress. Double that size (50 sq ft) has enough space to store 125 boxes, or the equivalent of the contents of a small flat.

Should you want to store more, such as bedroom contents, your office chair and desk, boxes, and the kitchen appliances, 75 sq ft sized unit will suffice, while a 100 sq ft sized unit accommodates a second bedroom and so on up to 150 sq ft (3 bedrooms).

Bigger units are popular choices for the storage of inventory, which can be received and distributed from the self storage unit. It has space for some packing activities so that budding entrepreneurs can add value to products as they wish.

Packing and Storage

One of the most convenient ways to keep your possessions protected while moving to self storage is to pack them in the environmentally friendly plastic containers that Stop & Store can rent to you.

The big advantage is that they are stackable and mobile, so that you don’t have to break your back carrying boxes when you move. The plastic containers are fitted with wheels so that can be moved around easily.

They are available for hire at Stop & Store located in the Fareham Shopping Centre.

This takes the hassle out of having to find and assemble boxes and dispose of them after the move. In this case simply collect them and return to Stop & Store once the move is complete.

The plastic containers are especially good for an office move, where each employee can be allocated a few, they can be clearly marked and moved around. We try and make it as easy as possible for our customers!

Making the Booking

If you need space in a hurry or you’d like to do your booking online, self storage is geared up to help you do so. Making the enquiry and moving into a self storage unit could even happen within a day. This is great news in emergency situations, where you have goods that need secure storage at short notice.

The other advantage is that there is no need to sign a long lease, as the arrangement runs month to month. These benefits have made self storage as popular as it has become.

With the use of technology, you can book your unit online.  Our sophisticated booking system makes remote bookings easy.

The goods that you entrust with us at Stop & Store are kept secure by constant monitoring through our CCTV system. You can access your storage unit when needed and you are the only pin holder with access.

When you need self storage contact us or go to our website

Call us at Stop and Store Fareham on 01329 556174

Thackeray Mall, Unit C (First Floor) 26a, Fareham PO16 0PQ