Self storage can sometimes be viewed as a ‘quick fix’ solution for short-term storage need. However, more than half of self storage users store for a year or more.
Flexible terms mean that you can store for as long as you want. At Extra Room Self Storage, long-term self storage units are available in over 20 different sizes from locker size to a double garage size and beyond with business, warehouse-sized units also available.
With humidity controlled buildings, 24 hour CCTV, fire and burglar alarms linked to the emergency services, and over 14 years of experience, you can have peace of mind that your belongings will be safe, sound, and secure the entire time they’re with us.
There are quite a few reasons why people decide to use long-term self storage. They vary from individuals travelling abroad and renting their properties out whilst they’re away to people downsizing and using self storage as a ‘virtual extension’ to their home because they still need storage space.
It is not just domestic users who can benefit from long-term self storage. Businesses also find long-term commercial storage a cost-effective and practical solution for storing stock, equipment, and archive files.
Here are a few examples of how we are helping domestic and commercial customers with their long-term self storage requirements.
Being offered the opportunity to work abroad is naturally one of ‘life’s big decisions’. Irrespective of whether it is a temporary posting or a more permanent proposition, long-term self storage can provide a lifeline.
You may decide that you want to sell your property or rent it out while you are away. Either way, long-term self storage provides an ideal solution and removes the necessity for any hasty decisions having to be made.
In your absence, you can authorise someone in the UK to have access to your room, should you want to check or retrieve your goods at any time.
Should your position become permanent and you decide that you would like your goods shipped abroad, then we can oversee the collection from the shippers which means you don’t have any inconvenience of having to make a trip back to the UK if you don’t want to. We can even make recommendations for shippers whom customers have successfully used in the past.
Of course, the reason for going abroad doesn’t have to be about work. We store for many customers who want to go travelling on a long-term basis. Some decide to rent their homes out in the interim period, so removing personal belongings and putting them into storage can be a perfect solution from both a space and security perspective.
If you are dreaming of travelling the world, or taking a well-earned sabbatical, using long-term self storage could be a great option.
If the children have flown the nest and you are thinking of downsizing but concerned about storage space, then don’t be!
By using self storage on a long-term basis, you get the best of both worlds – having a smaller property to buy and maintain, without having to part with your cherished possessions.
Over time, you may decide to part with some items and reduce the size of your self storage room – with Extra Room Self Storage this isn’t a problem, and you have the flexibility to reduce, increase, or move out of your storage unit at any time.
With office rental space and business premises being at a premium in many areas, it is not surprising that many companies are reaping the benefits of using self storage on a long-term basis.
Our customers have the reassurance that their valuable stock, equipment, or archives are being stored in a secure, humidity-controlled environment.
It allows you to maximise the use of your office space or business premises more effectively while being a flexible service because units can be upsized or downsized as required. At Extra Room Self Storage, we can also accept deliveries on your behalf.
If companies want to make cost savings by downsizing their premises, then long-term self storage for business could certainly be the answer.
Find out about our competitively priced self storage units for business users.
The other point to make about long-term self storage is that your service provider doesn’t have to be local, especially if you are going abroad and don’t need to access your possessions frequently.
It is advisable to choose a self storage company that has the best reputation and facilities, especially where security is concerned, and this may mean going further afield.
Rates, of course, will have a big influence, but the decision should never be driven by price alone. You need to trust the storage provider with the responsibility of safeguarding your possessions.
Self storage facilities in city-centre locations are generally more expensive. It is one of the reasons why Extra Room Self Storage attracts customers looking for self storage in Coventry, Leicester, and Birmingham, and as far away as London.
Our rates are better (through lower overheads) which is a saving we can pass on directly to our customers, while still offering first-class facilities and efficient customer service. The lower storage rates more than offset the cost of any transportation in or out of storage, even when greater distances are involved.
The quality and cleanliness of our facilities, protected by state-of-the-art security, supported by friendly and efficient staff, means that our customers get genuine value for money and long-term storage at affordable rates.
Furthermore, you can move your belongings into storage yourself, or if you want someone else to do the hard work, we can provide a high-quality, low-cost removal service that’s often cheaper than hiring a van and doing it yourself.
If you need self storage near Coventry, Leicester, or Birmingham without paying premium prices, please click here for a quote and see how much you will save.
We understand that plans can change. Long-term storage can sometimes turn into short-term storage, but there is no long-term commitment required at Extra Room Self Storage.
You can move out whenever you like and irrespective of whether you have paid for a month or a year, you will always be refunded for any days that you have paid for but not used.
We pride ourselves on our fair terms and affordable pricing structure.
When you use Extra Room Self Storage facilities, you have complete peace of mind that your possessions are in the safest of hands.
We are a long-established, family managed business operating to exceptionally high all-round standards.
You can always speak to a ‘real person’ rather than a call centre, and we are here to assist you with any help, advice, or support you need for your long-term storage requirements.
We hope we have opened up a world of new possibilities for you by telling you more about long-term self storage at Extra Room Self Storage.
Our central, easy access location at the heart of the Midlands motorway network makes us ideal for customers looking for competitively priced long-term storage in Tamworth, Nuneaton, and Hinckley but also the nearby cities of Birmingham, Coventry, and Leicester.
Please get in touch to find out how we can help you or click here for an online quote.