More and more people are choosing to put their things into storage when they are moving, downsizing – or simply in need of some extra space.
Making use of storage solutions can have a number of benefits, not least of which is helping to reduce the stress of moving day. But with various options out there, it can be difficult to know which type of storage is the best for you. Here are some of the pros and cons of containerised self-storage (like at anglia self storage), and warehouse storage.
Warehouse storage usually offers managed storage for your possessions, either in a purpose-built facility or inside a converted building. Often, access is limited to within working hours. Storage units, sometimes housed on different floors are linked by a series of lifts. You may need to take your belongings to the unit on a trolley.
At anglia self storage all our storage units are ground level. There are lanes between the rows so vehicles may be parked at the unit doors for easy loading – even for very large removal lorries. The units themselves are new or ‘one-trip’ sea containers. Made from steel, these containers are fire-resistant, very strong and secure. This eliminates any risk of customers losing their belongings in a fire like one which sadly occurred at a South London warehouse facility.
anglia also insulates their unit ceilings and supplies you with a heavy duty padlock, key and gate pass, all included in the price. We do not sell you the padlock like some storage facilities.
Most indoor, warehouse storage facilities have CCTV, however it is important to check if this is ‘monitored’ CCTV. anglia self storage’s CCTV is monitored by our security team ‘live’ – this is very important if security is important to you.
Flexibility of terms.
Most indoor storage facilities will require a minimum of 4 weeks storage from you, some request up to 6 months paid in advance. At anglia self storage we do ask you to pay up to the end of the month but upon vacation we will refund any days that you didn’t need. The minimum length of storage with us is just two weeks.
If you need extra storage space, whether it’s short term or longer get in touch to find out what our best storage options are for you. We’ll happily show you around our central Lincoln site.