Whether you are renting a self storage unit for the first time, or you have made use of this service before, storage unit prices are an important consideration and are affected by many factors. It is not always the best idea to hire the cheapest unit that comes up on your search. If the storage unit prices seems too good to be true there may be a reason. These are some pitfalls to be aware of.

Is the Storage Unit Facility Ideally Located for You

The first thing to check is the location of the facility and that this locality is suitable for you, and that it is easily accessible by road for ease of loading. If there isn’t a location map of the facility online, make sure to phone them and find out their exact location before you part with your cash.

Is the Storage Unit Accessible and the Correct Size

You need to be able to move your goods in and out of your storage unit easily so check the unit height and the door access. If the unit is only 4ft in height, for example, you will find it very difficult to access when you need to move your goods in and out. Ideally, you need to be able to stand up in your unit and to move around easily in order to make full use of the self storage. Stop & Store Lowestoft offers different unit sizes so you will definitely find one to suit your needs.

Promotions and Discounts Save You Money

As a way of attracting new customers, many self-storage companies will offer special promotions such as the first month rental free, or a discount on a specific type or size of unit. Take advantage of these to save money.

Hidden Costs can Inflate Unit Price

There are also added costs that may influence the price of your unit and these need to be made clear to you. If you have to pay high administrative fees over and above your normal monthly rental, this may drive your storage unit prices up to a point that it is no longer attractive to you.  Look for a facility that what you see is what you pay, with no hidden costs. One of the advantages of using a self-storage unit, especially for your business storage, is that it does not have the same costs attached as hiring a commercial space in a warehouse. Electricity and local council taxes should be part of the unit’s rental price and not added on as an extra monthly cost. This helps you keep to your budget.

The Importance of Security and Maintenance

This is one of the most important considerations when hiring a self-storage unit and will affect the price you pay for your unit. A sophisticated security system consisting of 24 hour monitored CCTV cameras, alarm systems and good lighting will give you confidence that your belongings will be safe. On the other hand, a facility that is badly lit and with no visible security will cost less, but you stand the chance of having your goods stolen, so you need to decide what your priorities are, and whether you need excellent security or not.

When considering security, it is important to look at how the facility is accessed. A securely fenced facility with individual PIN access codes instead of a poorly fenced facility will keep your belongings much safer.

Look for clean units in a well-maintained facility. Any moisture in the unit will cause mould and mildew forming on your belongings which will damage your goods. Good maintenance should also prevent any problems with pests and insects which could cause damage to your goods. You can avoid this type of damage by packing your goods correctly. Make sure anything you intend storing is clean and dry before packing. Used boxes that have had foodstuffs packed in them could have the eggs of pests such as moths in them. These will hatch out into your goods and start eating them. So if you intend storing boxes for any length of time, use new cardboard boxes.

Only Store Goods You Will Need in the Future

Take the time to sort through your goods before placing them in storage. You do not want to pay your hard-earned money by storing stuff that you will never use again.

On the other hand, a self storage unit can help when you need somewhere to keep your things if you are going through a life changing experience such as a divorce and you need to downsize. It will enable you to obtain some breathing space while you decide what to do with them.

Why Rent a Unit at Stop & Store Lowestoft

There are very good reasons to rent a unit at Stop & Store Lowestoft, and here are a few of them listed below.

Our secure self-storage facility is found in the heart of Lowestoft, easily accessible for loading and off-loading your goods. Our units come in a range of sizes, and you are sure to find a suitable one. Our simple and convenient booking process can be undertaken from the convenience of your phone and laptop. Book your unit, and once we have received your payment, we will send you your individual PIN code to access your unit. There is no deposit payable, and there is no need to wait.

We offer householders and business owners the convenience of hiring a storage unit to store their goods safely, whether it is needed for a month or longer.

We offer you clean, dry units in our modern facility in Lowestoft, and you can rest assured that your goods will be safe from burglary and pilfering as we offer a superior security system.

Our storage unit prices are affordable and there are no hidden extras. You do not pay a deposit when you hire a unit.

Our opening hours allow you to access your goods from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week.

We look forward to hearing from you.


  • 01502 580005
  • Stop and Store,
  • Great Eastern Warehouse, Denmark Road Lowestoft NR32 2EH