How often are we faced with a space problem that we need to solve quickly? This happens both at home and in business and when it does it can cause considerable stress. If this sounds familiar, let’s look at ways to resolve the space shortage.

Running short of space in business is a sign of growth, like when a big order comes around, or a new piece of equipment needs to be installed. At home, it could be a sign of downsizing or when some new furniture is bought, and you want to keep the old item. Where do you put it in the meantime?

If one is lucky, a neighbour or friend may be able to accommodate it, but just for a while. In a business, you may be able to squash everything up for a period to make way for the stock to be stored until it is delivered. Both are uncomfortable options and should be discouraged.

There is also a safety aspect that needs to be considered. It may be damaged or even disappear while its not securely stored this way. The good news is that there is a much better option, and it can be arranged at short notice.

Think of the Convenience Self Storage Offers

Instead of inconveniencing others and having to clutter up space that is already at a premium, there is a short answer that is the most obvious. It’s called self storage, and to arrange it takes no time or effort at all. Self storage is also surprisingly light on the pocket, and it’s not every day you find cheap storage that is so convenient.

At Stop & Store Lowestoft we offer even more. Like discount deals if your storage is longer than two months, helpful staff on hand to assist you in any way possible, and a very accessible location. We are centrally positioned for would-be renters around Lowestoft, as far as Oulton Broad, Hopton, Kessingland, Giselham, Normanston, Lothingland and Great Yarmouth.

If you are looking for a short-term storage rental, this is the cheapest and best way to go. When we say short-term storage, we mean a month, up to six months. The great thing is that apart from a monthly commitment, no further binding arrangement needs to be made.

Short term storage is paid on a monthly basis with no deposit applicable. It is a great help when you don’t want to be tied into a lease, pay a deposit and to be at the mercy of a landlord for a fixed period. It helps with budgeting too, as the low monthly cost is the most affordable rate per square foot that there is.

What Sort of Situation Arises for the Need for Short term Storage?

There are frequent circumstances that arise that call for short term storage. One of the most common is when moving. Homeowners often find it necessary to partially move items out of the house that cause congestion when preparing it for sale.

When sold, the rest can also be moved into self storage while a new residence is found. It gives so much flexibility and provides a breathing space to rent before buying somewhere.

Traveling is another, whether you are a student on a gap year or sick of being locked down and need to get away. Simply by securing your valuables in a self storage unit for the period you are away, you know that they will be safe there.

At Stop & Store Lowestoft security is our prime concern. Our state-of-the-art CCTV security system is monitored 24/7 thereby ensuring that all units are under surveillance. While access to you the keyholder is 7 days a week, we ensure that this access is controlled to permit only authorized personnel.

Arranging Short Term Storage

When you realize that you need short term storage, the first thing to do is to estimate the size of the load you need stored. This is because you will need to match the load to the size self storage unit needed to accommodate it. Simply get the load together as quickly as you can.

Go online and look for the best self storage option near to you. By using the criteria described: location, price, and security, you will go far to get the right storage facility near to you. Lastly read the reviews on the website, they will give you assurance, especially if they are supported by the likes of Trustpilot.

It’s best to store in corrugated cardboard boxes or plastic crates in order to protect the stored items. For fragile items, don’t forget the bubble wrap. If it’s a business with sensitive equipment or confidential papers, ensure that you package the contents with care. Make sure the contents are dry before storage, as mould could gather on any wet areas.

Once packed and ready for storage give the size load to the self storage facility or go online in our case and look at our storage calculator to get some idea of the size you need.

Be aware of the potential to damage the goods between the origin and the storage facility. Best leave this to the professionals, they know what to do and will save you the worry. After all you are saving so much money by choosing self storage!

Short Term Storage at Stop & Store Lowestoft

When you are in a quandary about what to do with excess stock of goods that you need to find space for, whether in a business or household, the answer is close at hand.

Even if it’s only short-term storage you are looking for, just while you are in transit, or need to keep the goods safe until they can be delivered, pop them into a self storage unit. They will be quite safe. When you are done with the unit, you can exit with no further obligations.

The self storage units at Stop & Store Lowestoft are moisture free, pest controlled and secure from any danger of theft or pilfering. The storage facility has a modern security system operated through strict protocols.

They are easy to book and require no deposit.

In addition, our extended hours of 8am to 8pm, seven days a week provide you with access when you need to visit your unit.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please CONTACT US at:

  • 01502 580005
  • Stop and Store,
  • 92 Denmark Road Lowestoft NR32 2EH