How self storage can be useful to you at Christmas..

anglia self storage may be a good option for you during the festive season as you find your home becoming more and more cramped with items and people… Here are some  reasons why storage units are perfect at Christmas time.

  1. The challenge of hiding presents from our kids. If you rent a self-storage unit you won’t need to worry – even if they know you’ve got it, they can’t get in! anglia’s security is EXCELLENT, including monitored CCTV – Even Santa couldn’t get in unnoticed!
  2. It would be wise to de-clutter in the build up to Christmas and use a small self storage unit to help create some much needed space. Once the festive season is over, you can either vacate the unit or keep it as part of your overall New Year clean out. Small units at anglia are available from as little as £15 per week.
  3. After Christmas, how many people ruin their Christmas decorations because they don’t have a suitable storage solution? If you have a lot of decorations, a sizeable tree and other seasonal goods that aren’t going to be used, why not use a self-storage unit to keep them safe  until next year? The unit will come in handy when you go away on holiday too – ensuring your valuables are kept safe while you are away.
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Student Storage at anglia self storage!

During summer 2018 anglia self storage has provided more secure storage spaces for University students than ever before!

Exams finished, and final shows taken down, now’s the time when students are packing up and going home for Summer. A great majority of Lincoln’s students are from overseas or other parts of the UK – so where do they put all the stuff they’ve hoarded during the year? Simple answer – anglia self storage. Our site is secure, conveniently located in central Lincoln and we also have a van which can collect students’ belongings.

Student storage at anglia is very affordable  – our cheapest shelf storage starts at just £6 per week, and a tall unit 2.4m high! (which some students share), just £15 a week. Bargain.

Benefits of using anglia self storage over the vacation :

1. Cost and time effective. Student storage starts from £6 a week.

2. Anglia self storage is only 0.6 miles from Lincoln University campus, a 10-15 minute walk, or an easy drive on the new East/West Road.

3. Our anglia van can collect and deliver belongings for a charge of £25.00

4. Storing at anglia over the vacation saves parents driving to Lincoln or hiring a vehicle – and also saves space back at home.

5. Security at anglia self storage is excellent and includes monitored CCTV, electronic gate and secure units. Students’ belongings are kept safe until their return the next term.

6. Overseas students can go home with minimal baggage.

7. No deposit payable.

What are you waiting for?

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Self Storage – the e-commerce and entrepeneur’s choice

anglia self storage site in central Lincoln

Many businesses and entrepreneurs are now avoiding the expense of a bricks and mortar store in favour of operating online. However, many still need storage for products and equipment which is one of the reasons self storage is gaining popularity amongst e-commerce companies.

Putting it simply, they need somewhere to store stock, and self storage containers provide a cheap, flexible solution.

So, what are the key advantages to using self storage for a business?


Self storage centres are often much cheaper per square foot than traditional office space. There’s also the advantage that you only pay for what you use and when you use it, rather than renting a huge warehouse which may be full at peak trading times but is half empty the rest of the year. While the price of self storage space varies across the country, anglia self storage’s prices are very competitive, making it a very cost effective storage option. You can also upsize or downsize your unit anytime.

Short notice period

In today’s uncertain economic climate, many businesses are unwilling to sign long-term contracts for warehouses or shop space. Indeed, many company owners find themselves subject to the natural peaks and troughs of modern business, with some busy and some quieter periods. Anglia self storage ask for just one weeks notice.

Easy to expand

The flexible lease terms of self storage also make it easier for businesses to expand. This is particularly useful for new start-ups which can start with a small space early on and take on more square footage if business starts to boom.

No business rates

While VAT on storage space was introduced in 2012, businesses can claim it back and also don’t have to pay any business rates on any storage space used. Instead the storage facility is liable for any rate payments.


Anglia self storage has CCTV cameras running at all times, meaning customers can be assured that their stock or equipment will be secure.

One of many reasons for the upsurge in the number of online companies over the past few years is the relatively small investment needed for set up. anglia self storage has recently lowered its refundable deposit fee to make things easier for the customer.

Without the need for a fixed store or office, a start-up business can be launched far more cost effectively than ever before. Rather than eat into profits by taking on a lengthy lease, many small businesses are embracing self storage; a flexible, cost effective solution which can easily grow as their business expand.

Social Benefits and more!

Meeting other entrepreneurs can be inspiring! Being self employed can be a lonely business.

A HAPPY HOME / HAPPY WORK  – keep work separate from home.

Goods in and delivery space – Easy access right outside your unit. All units are ground level.

Lots of room to move!

anglia self storage is located in central Lincoln and can benefit you and your business in many ways.

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Space-stealing seasonal items

How many of you can’t fit the car in the garage because it’s crammed with ‘other stuff’?  How many of your wardrobes are at maximum capacity, unable to squeeze in even a pair of skinny jeans?

Now the new year’s in full swing, it’s a good time to assess what items deserve space in your home this season, and which need to hibernate for a while in storage. Although it’s a good habit to live clutter-free, following a Marie Kondo lifestyle and binning ruthlessly is not always the best option…for example it’s not economical to replace your jet-ski each summer or to bin that item of clothing which makes you feel a million dollars even if you do only wear it once a year.

Self storage will keep items safe and easily accessible while ensuring they’re not under your feet or ‘stealing’ space in your home. Plus at anglia self storage you can terminate your storage agreement anytime.

Here are a few of the space-stealing culprits…

Paddling pools and inflatable things

Do not allow lilos, inflatable rings and crocodiles to gather spiders in the garden shed or garage. They’re at risk of suffering a puncture from a garden fork – keep them safe in one of anglia’s nice clean units until your holiday later in the year.


Keeping your BBQ away from the elements in storage can help ensure it works just as well this Summer as it did last. It also saves space in your garage or garden shed allowing them to be used for their true purpose.

Windbreaks and beach equipment

Great for protecting you from the sun and giving you privacy on the beach however, not so wonderful for keeping you warm in winter. Lock them away until the sun shines and it’s warm enough to remove clothes outside.

Seasonal clothing

We all have both winter and summer clothes, but we’re not all fortunate enough to have the space to store it all and winter jumpers and coats are bulky items. Taking some of your more ‘seasonal’ items and keeping them safe in one of anglia’s dry, clean units could be a great way to free up that much needed wardrobe space.

Garden furniture


The British weather can be ruinous on different materials, great if you like the shabby chic look but not if you don’t.. Protect your garden furniture by keeping it stored over the winter months and it will also save you the job and expense of varnishing it each year.


You may have a collection of surfboards, boards, and kayaks that you’ll have no use for over the Winter, or even a jet-ski. These are large, cumbersome items that can be safely stored away, until you feel ready to risk getting wet again …


Roof racks & DIY tools

Both of these items can make your available garage space shrink. Paint tin mountains too, sort it out, throw away the dried up tins of paint (because they will exist), and store the tins which will come in useful one day.

Small storage spaces cost from just £6 a week, Medium garage sized units £21 a week and full size 20ft Large units are currently on offer at £31 per week.



Why not come and see them for yourself, give yourself room to move…



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anglia celebrates its THIRTEENTH New Year!

2018 will be anglia self storage’s THIRTEENTH year of storing items here in central Lincoln – and we don’t mind saying we think we do a pretty good job of it!

And it’s not just us who think so, we’ve had some amazing reviews over the years and hundreds of very grateful customers…

We’ve enabled easy transitions between properties for hundreds of house movers.

Stored thousands of archive boxes for our business customers.

Kept valuables safe for holiday makers.

And saved hundreds of parents a journey to Lincoln when students go home for summer!

New Year often triggers people to make New Year Resolutions, soul search, and question what’s important to them.

So what’s important to us?…


The customer always comes first. We are proud to offer them a great service which benefits them or their business 24/7.

anglia self storage gives them total peace of mind that their belongings are safe. After hours they are still able to contact us in the case of an emergency. We offer flexible and fair terms, ultimately only charging for the days stored and asking for only seven days notice prior to vacation.


Our customers’ belongings must remain safe and secure at all times.

We have done everything we can to ensure security is the best it can possibly be. This includes ‘monitored’ CCTV. We don’t see the point of simply ‘recording’ footage – our security team are vigilantly watching the site live.


Our storage units are fire-resistant, watertight (they are sea containers after all), and dry. Their heavy duty padlocks are made from hardened steel and covered by a cowl so completely tamper-proof. Keys cannot be copied.

Our maintenance team regularly inspect our storage units to ensure they are in tip top condition.

In 2018 we will continue to offer our customers the best self storage service possible, whether they need short term storage for a house move or long term storage for the smooth running of their business.

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Christmas Present Storage – When you need more than a tree!

Christmas is getting closer and if your present buying has already begun, you might be wondering where to put it all. Toys, gadgets, perfumes, iPads, phones, games and alcohol – the list goes on. By 25th December it will all be wrapped and under the tree with the name of a loved one on the gift tag. But where will you keep it in the meantime?

There are a couple of reasons you may wish to to re-consider your stashing place.

1. PRYING EYES. Which child (or even some adults!) can resist picking at the wrapping paper under the tree?  Even worse, when I was a teenager the first thing I did when my parents left me home alone was start searching the house for the hidden hoard! …

2. SECURITY. It’s a sad fact that burglaries are common at Christmas. Thieves know that there’s a good chance behind almost every door there are brand new, valuable items under Christmas trees.

No one wants to return home to find their Christmas has been completely ruined.

“Peace of Mind comes as part of the package!…”

Here at anglia self storage we’ve got a sure-fire solution to keep your presents safe, secure and above all secret. Our self storage units and indoor compartments are the ideal place, your ‘Santa’s secret store cupboard’ away from home, so to speak.

They’re also terrific value. At anglia self storage our minimum term is just seven days and the storage spaces start from just £6 per week.

Most importantly of all is anglia’s excellent security. Our centrally located site is surrounded by 11ft high palistrade fencing, entry is though an electronic gate by means of a gate pass, we have six CCTV cameras – all of which are being monitored by our trusty security team, and lastly, our storage units are fireproof, dry and VERY secure.

So if you want to ensure you and your family have a very merry Christmas come and check out  anglia elf storage  😉

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How self-storage can help small businesses

Driving down the lanes of the anglia self storage site in central Lincoln, each unit door appears the same on the surface, but behind each door lays a different story, with a different purpose…

While families might use self storage when they’re moving house or storing their Christmas ornaments safely for another year, other people are using self-storage in a completely different way. Behind the scenes individuals are actually building their small business empires from our site here in central Lincoln.

Using self-storage as part of a small business strategy is something that’s becoming increasingly popular, helping individuals to improve their business as they take the plunge into self employment. By storing and having space to sort items such as clothing, home interiors stock, or tools, small businesses are able to run their businesses from self-storage facilities very successfully.

Here’s why self-storage can be the helping hand on the journey to success:

It’s commercially viable

It is widely known that rental rates for a shop or an industrial unit can be high, especially for a business that wants to attract retail customers. This has prompted many businesses to set up from their own homes instead, acting as mini e-commerce outlets that operate with the support of a website and social media platforms.

While many businesses start out from the kitchen table, this option soon becomes inconvenient and impossible with any kind of business growth. The smart solution, without having to take high street rental space, is to opt for self-storage. This is a safe, commercially viable space that allows business owners to store their stock – and at anglia self storage, access their unit 24/7. This space is also free from other financial outlays that would come hand-in-hand with a traditional retail space, such as business rates. Those with a shop may not actually have the physical space to store their stock – anglia is helpful to them too!

We can also put shelving in your unit for you.

It’s much more flexible

A fundamental attraction for many start-ups is the ability to store a variety of stock, which can be accessed at a time convenient to their business. At anglia we give you a gate pass and a key so you can access your unit even when our office is closed.
Long notice periods are not required by anglia if your business decides to withdraw from self storage, as it may be with other traditional rental spaces – we ask for just seven days notice – so you’re not tied into lengthy contracts.

Finally, anglia is fair. In your final month with us (not that we ever want to say goodbye), we will refund you any unused days in that last month so ultimately you’ve only paid for the exact number of days you’ve stored with us.

It’s safe

Some of our customers have told us horror stories about their previous storage choices. Some rented garages, others used their garden shed – all commonly broken into. Vans are also a target to thieves hoping to find valuable tools or saleable stock … it’s not worth the risk storing somewhere unsafe, open to damp and perhaps even accessible by insects or animals in an attempt to save money. anglia self storage understands that your stock is your livelihood, that’s why we offer safe secure storage units, which are also water-tight and fire-resistant. We also have ‘monitored CCTV’ which means our security team are protecting the site night and day.

Many types of businesses find anglia’s units invaluable to their businesses. We have clothing boutiques, an event hire business, chandelier stockists, antique dealers and many more!

If you would like more information on how self-storage could benefit your small business at anglia self storage pay us a visit or give us a call.

anglia self storage – 50 Great Northern Terrace, Lincoln, LN5 8HJ             

01522 521888

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How Self Storage can achieve that House Sale!

If you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, or if your property has been on the market with no offers as yet, using self storage can make a huge difference.

It could mean the difference between receiving a reduced offer or your asking price, or even NO SALE or SALE!

Every seller wants to get the maximum sale price within the quickest time. You’ll be competing with other properties on the market so it’s vital you do everything within your power to maximise your chances of a sale.

Some things such as market conditions, location and price bracket admittedly aren’t in your control but the look and feel of your home most definitely IS so here are some selling tips and how anglia self storage can help ;

Maximise space by minimising your things.

This has to start before marketing your property – the agent’s photos are what will entice a buyer to view so the photos MUST look great. This sounds harsh but a potential viewer is not interested in your kid’s toys, photos of your family, or the ‘pile of stuff that’s going on Ebay’ when you get around to it. The buyer must not be distracted by you or your stuff. Create a look that your buyer is aspiring to such as a beautiful, ordered and relaxing lifestyle. Consciously or subconsciously they are seeing how your and their lives compare and they are aspiring to a ‘better life’ when they move. The key to achieving this look is to maximise space and layout in an attractive way.

Before and after a declutter

Space sells – Simple.

EVERYTHING you can live without temporarily should be out of sight, and this is where a storage unit offers the perfect solution. There are two advantages to this…

Financial Benefits and preparation in advance.

You may be thinking, ‘surely storage is going to cost me money!?’ 

Initially yes, you will have to rent a unit, (at anglia from just £15 per week), but longterm this will maximise your chances of a fast sale and potentially your asking price. If your home looks like a show home rather than a hoarder’s den the buyer is less likely to knock you down on price. Your house could look so inviting it may attract more than one buyer – resulting in your asking price being met. 

Storage should therefore in this instance be seen as an investment, not an expense.

You’ll be prepared in advance

By packing non essential items away into storage you’re already starting your moving process practically and mentally. That means less to do later. Your belongings are safely waiting to be put into your next home, you’ll be avoiding last minute packing, chaos and stress.

In Summary

Store items that you can live without until after the move to create more space.

Create the ideal lifestyle and home that your buyers will be aspiring to.

Show every room’s use – and ensure it’s what your buyer would be expecting.

Keep it looking great all the time it’s on the market.

Sit back and look forward to selling for the maximum price possible and moving your organised belongings into your new home!

anglia self storage offers a variety of size storage units in central Lincoln, secure and dry with good vehicle access 24/7.

Maximise your chances of a SALE!

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Storing your classic car or motorbike at anglia self storage

If you’re passionate about your classic car or motorbike, anglia self storage understands that. We store all kinds of precious things for a wide range of customers such as theatre props and antiques!

You may wishing to protect your vehicle (and investment!) from rust and weather damage over the winter months? You can be rest assured anglia’s containers are watertight and dry. We recently bought some new ‘one trip’ containers which had been used to bring brand new Bentleys to the UK – that’s quite special cargo! And for peace of mind, you as a customer will have 24/7 independent access to our site so you can check on your pride and joy at any time. Anglia self storage has gained a reputation with local classic car enthusiasts and restorers by using only the best storage containers to protect their valuable vehicles.

Alternatively, you may wish to put your vehicle into storage for a shorter period, for example if you’re going on holiday. anglia is very flexible – our minimum length of storage is only one week … So while your’e soaking up the rays on the beach you have peace of mind that your vehicle is being safely looked after until your return.

Security at anglia self storage is excellent including ‘monitored’ CCTV, electronic gate and security fencing all round. The units themselves are secure and fire resistant.

anglia self storage offers various sizes of container in central Lincoln suitable for cars and bikes. 40ft and 20ft are the larger sized containers and 10ft and 5ft are perfect for motorbikes. The lanes between units are nice and wide too so there’s plenty of room for turning your car and getting it in and out of the storage unit.

 So until next time you wish to take her for a spin…

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Student queues to the Freshers Fayre

This year anglia self storage decided to have a stand at Lincoln University Fresher’s Fayre – or should I say ‘Freshers Madness’! Thousands of excited students flooded the hall of The Engine Shed throughout the day, in fact, that figure turned out to be more than 9800 students!

Calm before the storm…setting up

It was great to be able to meet them and chat, find out where they were from and what they are studying. Many have just left home for the first time and Fresher’s week is no doubt a bombardment of emotions – nervous excitement definitely being among them! Hopefully after the nerves have settled many opportunities await them – including new friends, in a vibrant city. We are flattered that they have chosen Lincoln as that city in which to spread their wings and commence their careers.

A very packed fayre!

… Slightly bewildered, little do these freshers realise now, that in the blink of an eye their first year will be over and they’ll be not only asking where it went – but also wondering what happened to their cash and where all that extra stuff came from!? Their first comfy year in halls will be over and they’ll be deciding where they’ll be living next year…

Between moves, usually when the students go home over the summer, anglia self storage is a massive help. Being based in central Lincoln we are only a few minutes from the University. Our secure student spaces provide convenient storage for the students’ belongings from just £6 per week. This benefits both student and parent. The belongings remain safe and local – saving effort, time and money.

anglia also offers a van service – we will collect, store and deliver student belongs for a small charge.

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