Sometimes you need temporary or short term storage for only a few days or weeks. You definitely don’t want to get tied into a lengthy, expensive contract. You will want the entire process of hiring a unit, dropping off your belongings, and then fetching them again when it suits you to proceed as smoothly as possible. At Stop & Store Fareham we can store your goods for as short a time as you need, with no deposit payable. You will not be responsible for paying for a unit you no longer need for months at a time as we do not require you sign any lease at all.
These are some of the reasons that we have encountered why our clients need short term storage to tide them over.
Moving to a new address.
If you have sold your house it is not always possible to move straight into your new one as the dates may not coincide. Rather than risk losing a buyer for your old home, move your household goods into short term storage while you wait for your new home to become available. This will avoid the hassle of trying to find space in friends’ or family’s garages to store your belongings while you wait for that new house.
Selling your house.
Use short term storage to store your clutter and excess stuff so that your home is presented to buyers looking its best. A well organised house is more appealing to buyers than a house that is packed with personal items such as too many family photographs on the walls, toys in every room, and a kitchen that appears to not have sufficient storage space as every surface is cluttered. It will also be easier to keep a clutter-free home clean and tidy, and hopefully will mean that you will sell it quickly and for a good price.
Any decorating or renovating is much easier to carry out when your house is empty of furniture. This applies to painting, fitting new carpets, or renovating bathrooms and kitchens. Your furniture will quickly become damaged by dust, paint, plaster, and any careless builders or decorators. Renovating is stressful enough without having to worry about your belongings getting wrecked, so consider a short-term storage unit to keep your belongings safe.
Setting up a home office.
This is one of the reasons that we have encountered for hiring a unit for short term storage. Many people have been required to work from home during this covid-19 pandemic, and because they do not know how long this situation will last, they have placed their excess furniture and belongings into storage to make space for their home office. Once they are required to go back to the office, it is easy to get their belongings out of storage and reclaim the home office space as their own again.
Storing holiday equipment.
This includes camping equipment that most people only use occasionally. Tents, sleeping bags, camp beds, camping chairs and folding tables, a camp fridge and all the cutlery and crockery that it takes to make a camping holiday comfortable, and fun can take up a lot of space when it needs to be stored at home. This is expensive equipment, and it makes sense to hire a storage unit to keep it until you need it again. It will remain safe and undamaged, ready for your next holiday.
Skiing equipment and clothing is bulky and difficult to store at home. This can also be safely stored in one of our units.
Storing stock and other business equipment.
You may have begun a new business at home during lockdown and have run out of space for the storage of your stock. Before you commit yourself to an expensive long-term lease on a warehouse or an office, hire a storage unit as an interim measure. You may find that this arrangement suits you better as a permanent solution to your storage problems, and also works out more cost-effective as you do not tie up capital in expensive deposits.
Storing student’s belongings.
Students need to vacate their digs for the long holidays and instead of moving all their belongings back home, it is much easier for everyone concerned if they store their stuff in short term storage for the few months the university is closed. This will ensure their belongings are secure from theft, as incidents of crime tend to rise during this time when university residences empty out for the break.
There are some life changing occurrences such as death of a partner, divorce, setting up home with a partner, and having a baby that require you rethink what to do with your stuff. You may have to move to a smaller place, move half your furniture out to make space for your partner’s stuff, or clear a room out to make a nursery. Before you get rid of your belongings permanently by making a too hasty decision, rather store them for the short term until you are sure that you won’t use them again.
Why Stop & Store Fareham Can Help You
As you can see above, there are many situations where short term storage can assist you overcome your storage problem. Because we do not require you to sign a long-term contract, and you can easily change to a longer plan if you need the storage for longer, we are a good option to solve your storage blues. Our facility is modern, clean, and pest free. We have a state-of-the-art operating system where you can book and pay online, receive your individual PIN code, and move your goods into your storage unit immediately.
Our units range in size from 12 sq ft to 200 sq ft, so we can accommodate any amount of your belongings. Consult our handy space calculator if you are not sure what size storage unit you need.
Our hours of operation are 8am to 8pm, seven days a week which means you can access your unit any time during these hours. Please check our website for our clients’ feedback.
Please contact us on 01329 556174
We look forward to hearing from you.