When you are faced with a space problem at home or in the office there is nothing more frustrating than having to work in a confined cluttered space. Not only does it make the place look untidy, but it also limits your productivity.

You also may need to find yourself having to move business premises, clear a room at home or relocate.

Finding space quickly is also often a requirement. This is when storage rentals work well to provide the necessary space.

Self storage rentals are popular the world over. It is the accessibility and the non binding nature of self storage rentals that make them so universally acceptable. Self storage rentals are easy to arrange, and there is sure to be one nearby.

Stop & Store Lowestoft is a storage facility easily accessed in Denmark Road located near the junction of the A12 and A47. The facility provides inside and outside storage units that cater for every user, in a range of different sizes.

Understanding how a storage rental can help you, how to do the rental and the sizes available will help you next time you have a space problem.

When you Need Storage Rentals Most

Firstly, it’s important to know that you can get the size unit you want at Stop & Store in Lowestoft. Using our space calculator, you can work out how much space you need if you already have an idea of what you want to store.

For example:

  • 25 sq foot unit can take up to the equivalent of 60 medium sized boxes.
  • 50 sq foot, 75 sq, 100 sq foot units are available all the way up to a large unit:
  • Like 150 sq ft which is big enough 360 boxes or the contents of a small house.

Take moving for example: self storage rentals are commonly used when people move. It could be when you have no immediate place to store your household possessions, and at the same time it gives you some freedom and peace of mind knowing that your things are safe.

Storage rentals can be used for all manner of appliances and furniture which can be put into storage when needed. The height of a storage unit accommodates most furniture, and being dry, ensures that the items are kept in good condition while in storage. It is advisable to protect these items from dust by wrapping in bubble wrap.

For business purposes, a storage rental is a far cheaper storage method than the traditional route of renting a warehouse with a complicated lease. It can be used to store inventory and is ideal as a distribution point for a small business.

A storage rental is particularly good when wanting to clear space at home for a new baby or when granny wants to come and stay. Moving things out of the way and putting them into a storage rental will ease the situation and make suitable space for the newcomers.

A streamlined and clean house is pleasing on the eye. When you need to show the house or simply spring clean to make it look good, a storage rental will help by enabling you to put those unsightly things like old appliances or a couch or garden furniture into self storage and out of the way.

Ask the Right Questions

A word of advice: don’t just take the first storage unit you find. Ask the questions first.

Of course, you would want to get the best deal there is and have your unit within reach of where you are.  Ask about any special offers on the storage rental. Find out if there is a discount for a storage rental when taking the unit for a period longer than two months. You may be pleasantly surprised.

The next would be the location of the storage facility. You would want to ensure that your stored goods are accessible if you need anything in the unit while you are renting it.

Another factor to consider is whether you should choose an outdoor or indoor storage rental. Normally an outdoor unit is a cheaper option. It is also often more accessible, allowing you to park right at the entrance of the self storage unit. Indoor units are considered more appropriate for storing fragile or valuable items, but that’s often a personal preference, as all storage units should be secure.

Safety Considerations.

Speaking of security, ask about surveillance and monitoring and access when you are looking for a storage rental. A top storage facility will offer the best there is as the safety of your possessions is their concern. You will need to buy a good lock for the door and opt to insure your goods while in storage.

How well you pack and store your goods will also determine how they are preserved while in storage. Good quality corrugated boxes, securely taped up and sealed, are a must. Furniture should be bubble-wrapped to prevent knocks and damage.

When packing your storage unit, remember to give yourself adequate access to your stuff in case you would want to retrieve anything later. It’s always a good idea to pack the big things at the back, and of course, remember to mark the boxes for easy identification.

Stop & Store Lowestoft has the right sized self storage unit for you. With long access hours and excellent security provisions for your goods, we can ensure that we supply you with the size you require. Just look at our space calculator to make sure it’s the right size for your load.

Stop & Store Lowestoft is conveniently located, and the staff are on standby to help with anything you need.

If you have time to visit, come to us at Stop & Store Lowestoft to see the storage size options available to you. 

Feel free to make a time to visit, view or call us to book a unit when you require self storage.

Call us at Stop and Store at 01502 580005 or visit us at Great Eastern Warehouse Denmark Road  Lowestoft, NR32 2EH