Self storage solutions are essential for anyone looking to declutter their home or office, move house or downsize, or even to safely store away their campervan or classic car when they’re not in use. Additionally, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic many people including students are suddenly finding themselves needing to return home to study and work. In some cases, this has created an additional need for a short-term storage solution.
In any of these situations, it’s necessary to find a type of storage that is affordable, secure, easily accessible and the correct size for your individual needs. In this article, we take a look at the different types of self storage available, reveal why self storage may be the best solution for you, and breakdown the options available to you at Hogleaze Storage.
What types of self-storage are available?
There are many types of storage solutions available, each of which offers different benefits depending on what you are looking to store. Here we discuss the four most common types of self storage used today.
Container storage units such as shipping containers are usually found on large plots with security fencing around them. The space inside the shipping container itself is typically 150 square feet (in comparison, our largest self storage unit is 190 square feet). Whilst cheaper than some storage options, external containers are exposed to seasonal extremes of temperature and may be vulnerable to damp. Items such as paper, cardboard boxes, soft furnishings and precious memorabilia may not withstand these kinds of conditions. Any requirement to sort your goods will have to be done outside, so hope for dry weather!
Lockups are privately owned garages that are sub-let to individuals or businesses looking for additional storage space. They are often located on housing estates and are typically smaller than other storage options, often in the region of 124 square feet. Whilst lockups are generally accessible 24/7, there is often no additional security other than the padlock on the outside. This puts your items at a higher risk of theft and also exposes them to possible fire or flood damage from the surrounding built-up area.
Some furniture removal companies offer storage as an additional service for people moving abroad or into rental accommodation for example. Typically, the amount of space will be plentiful, however accessing your belongings whenever you want may prove to be difficult or even impossible and you may end up being charged every time you want to visit your stored items.
Self storage units
Most people who store business or personal belongings need to retrieve their possessions regularly, and this is where self storage units are great. Conveniently located, self storage companies offer their clients a variety of options when it comes to visiting their sites. Whether it’s 7 days a week or 24/7 like our Dorchester site, rest assured that you can get your belongings at a time convenient to you. The added extra is that unlike other storage methods, self-storage companies usually have several layers of security too!
Why self storage units are the best choice…
We may be biased, but we think self storage is the best all-round solution for storage and we’ve got a CaSSOA Gold Award to prove it! Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose Hogleaze self storage:
When it comes to keeping your personal belongings, business documents or vehicles safe, the security provisions in place at our self storage units are unparalleled. At Hogleaze, as well as being fully secure, our storage units are overseen by an on-site team. This means that not only is our focus on personal service, but your items are even more protected. On-site CCTV and licence plate recognition give extra layers of security.
Hogleaze has two self storage sites; one in Dorchester and one in Weymouth. Both sites are easily accessible but are also self-contained away from other houses or buildings. This means there is little to no risk of fire or flood damage from surrounding suburban areas. We offer access to your units 24/7 with a key fob at our Dorchester site and 7 days a week at our Weymouth site.
We have a wide choice of plots to suit both individuals and businesses including:
- Vehicle storage (interior and exterior) at our Dorchester site – the ideal solution for storing your caravan, motorhome, vintage car or boats.
- Domestic storage – the size of our domestic storage units range from 25 square ft floor area up to 190 square ft floor area. So, whether you’re looking to store just a few items or furniture from your entire house; we can help you find your perfect storage solution.
- Business storage – our storage units are perfect for storing office documents, files and excess stock you wish to keep off-site but in a safe and easily accessible location.
Hogleaze Storage is a proud member of the Self Storage Association UK (SSA UK) and as such, we exercise best practice and adhere to industry standards when it comes to storing our customers’ belongings.
As well as the benefits listed above, both our self storage sites offer the following:
- Key fob entry access
- Trolleys to make moving your belongings easy
- CCTV & number plate recognition cameras for security
- Storage boxes available on site
- Insurance cover for stored goods
- Contracts as short as one month
- Discounted rates when storing for more than 6 months
Hogleaze Storage is a family-run business, and we strive to make our customers feel happy and valued. Simple things like ensuring we’re always at the end of the telephone and delivering on the promises we make; these are the foundations that we have built our established business on for the past 20 years. So, if you’re looking for reliable Dorset storage solutions at an affordable rate then you’ve come to the right place.
If you require help with your business, vehicle or domestic storage or you find you need more space the longer you work from home, contact Hogleaze Storage today to find out how we can help you. Our storage units come in different sizes, from as little as £33 per month, and we offer a zero deposit policy at both our Dorchester and Weymouth sites. See our price list for more details*.
*Rates quoted are corrected as of 14.04.2020. However, please note prices are subject to change with prior notification. To check rates or make a booking please call 01305 889777.