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Dorchester 01305 889777

Weymouth 01305 830000

Household storage at Hogleaze

How to make the best use of our household storage units

Already thinking of how you can make some changes in 2020? With New Year just around the corner, many of us will be creating some resolutions, which often involve getting more organised and sorting our the home. 

Whether you need to store your Christmas tree somewhere whilst you sort out your loft, or those new toys for the kids are cluttering up the hallway, it’s out with the old and in with the new meaning now could be a good time to look at household storage units. 

But, before you commit to booking self storage units, have you thought about how you can make the best use of them and potentially save yourself some money? Here are our top tips… 

Be brutal before storing

So many people we talk to end up storing belongings that they won’t ever use again or need, but just keep ‘for the sake of it’ or because they’re a secret hoarder – do you really still need that TV from 2005 when you’ve just got a shiny new smart TV? 

This is a great time to be a bit brutal with your possessions, you could either give some to charity, sell them, or as a last resort head to your local tip. Then once the culling is complete, you’ll have a better sense of how much you need to store in your unit. 

Read our article on how to become a minimalist which will give you some more useful tips >> 

Choose the correct self storage unit size

Household storage at Hogleaze

One thing you don’t want to happen is that you choose your storage unit size, start filling it up and then realise you could have opted for one half the size, or on the other end of the spectrum, it’s far too small and you have to rent another one! 

At Hogleaze Storage, we offer many different sized units across both our sites so you can store your belongings with ease. These include:  

  • 25 sq ft – size of a cupboard
  • 35 sq ft
  • 50 sq ft –  size of a small bedroom
  • 65 sq ft
  • 75 sq ft – size of half a single garage
  • 100 sq ft
  • 150 sq ft – the size of a single garage
  • 200 sq ft – the size of a small double garage

If you are unsure what size is best for you, get in touch with our team who will be able to advise by contacting us here >> 

Know how long you plan to store for

In many cases when looking for household storage units, you will find that you can bag yourself a discount when you store for a certain length of time. Whilst it’s not feasible for some of us to know how long to store for and a rolling contract might be the best option, others may know they want to store for 6 months + or maybe a year or more if you are moving abroad or for extended travelling periods.

Here at Hogleaze, we offer flexible storing contracts for long and short term rentals. 

Get the right packing materials

You want to make use of every bit of space you can get to within your household storage unit, so packing your belongings properly is a good place to start. 

  1. Buy plenty of boxes and pack items carefully to save space. Make sure the boxes are full as this will also allow you to stack the packed boxes much more easily so you can take advantage of the height of your unit too. 
  2. Utilise your items to store other smaller items – if you’re storing a wardrobe, dresser, or desk, use the space inside so you’re not wasting any precious sq ft. 
  3. Label your boxes – if you have fragile items, you want to make sure you don’t overload those boxes, so leave them till last and make sure they’re labelled. 

Did you know we can supply packing boxes, bubble wrap and tape? Just ask our storage experts when you enquire for a price list.  

Store sensibly 

A popular reason for requiring household storage units is due to home renovations, but it can be a real nightmare if you put your sofa at the back of your unit only to realise 2 months later you need to get just that item out. Think about the items you will need to collect first, and pack your unit in the right order to save yourself the hassle. 

Speak to an expert 

If you have questions about our self storage units and how to best store your household belongings, firstly take a look at our FAQ page

If you still need questions answered, speak to our team at either our Weymouth site on 01305 830000 or at our Dorchester site on 01305 889777. We have become the experts at estimating the size of the unit you will require.

Really impressed with the service & customer-focused attention

I was really impressed with the service and customer-focused attention I received dealing with you both. Prompt replies to my enquiries and professional standards throughout mean that my first thoughts on needing storage will be towards Hogleaze. Also, as I mentioned when meeting you, my work involves motor homes, camper vans and the occasional ‘shed’ and I have and will continue to recommend you. I took several of your cards for this purpose!

Unfortunately, our house move failed as the buyers pulled out on Christmas Eve (nice) so I’ve put my MX5 back in our double garage but I was happy knowing it was safe and snug at yours!

Guy Henville Dorchester Self Storage
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Fantastic value, easy and secure.

Fantastic value, easy and secure. Would not hesitate to use again if needed.

Alex Davies Weymouth Self Storage
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Having stored motorhomes at Hogleaze over a number of years…

Having stored motorhomes at Hogleaze over a number of years I have seen great improvements made to the facilities. It is a really good storage area offering very secure facilities for whatever your storage needs.
Jan Hankin Dorchester Self Storage
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My second time of using Hogleaze for storage.

My second time of using Hogleaze for storage. Friendly, accommodating and efficient. Easy access and secure. Everything you need. Thank you.

Richard Allen Dorchester Self Storage
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Very pleased with Hogleaze Storage. 

Very pleased with Hogleaze Storage. Clean, bright and modern storage with easy access at any time. Trolleys provided for moving your items. Very reasonable costs.
Bronwen James Dorchester Self Storage
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Found the facility to be safe and secure

I used Hogleaze Storage for many years and found the facility to be safe and secure. My belongings stayed dry; the ambient temperature seemed just right and there was no dampness. Wooden furniture; cardboard boxes and books all survived intact. The staff are also helpful and friendly. I recommend this facility.
Peter Lewis Dorchester Self Storage
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Thank you for your excellent service as I made use of your storage unit 215.

Thank you for your excellent service as I made use of your storage unit 215.

Having never used self storage before your help was much appreciated. I would certainly use your facility again when there is a need. I would also recommend your company to others.

Bob Malone Dorchester Self Storage
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Excellent facilities.

Excellent facilities. Gave us exactly what we were looking for.

Peter Bachrach Dorchester Self Storage
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Very secure.

We used Hogleaze Storage for nearly 1 year excellent faculties and all storage units very secure and high standard. Staff always friendly and happy to help. Would highly recommend them!

Claire Beaumont Self Storage
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Absolutely brilliant service from Hogleaze Storage.

Absolutely brilliant service from Hogleaze Storage. Really good rates, clean and light building with easy access. Can’t rate them highly enough. Thanks Hogleaze Storage!

‎Rob Hodgkinson‎ Self Storage
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I really like the facility and I am very impressed with the setup you have.

It was lovely to meet you last Friday and finally get the Caravan in to secure storage. I really like the facility and I am very impressed with the setup you have. I received your welcome letter yesterday and have set up the standing order for the 1st July and then to continue at the begin of each month thereafter.

Thank you once again.

Kirston Dorchester caravan Vehicle Storage
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I would recommend Hogleaze Storage to anyone thinking of storing their possessions

It has been a most enjoyable experience entrusting Hogleaze Storage Ltd with my furniture, household and personal possessions, since August 2012.

It was good to meet Shelley, her helpful and friendly demeanor, nothing was too much – she even brought along bolt cutters in case I could not open the padlock on the shutter doors. She was happy to show Gentleman Removals and myself the way.

The service has been excellent throughout the seven years, with up-to-date monthly invoices and security information – thoughtful and caring – all my possessions including the ones I did not know I had stored in the unit, were intact and working.

I would recommend Hogleaze Storage Ltd to anyone thinking of storing their household, office and personal possessions, whether short or long-term. The location is worth a visit on its own, the site is safe and secure, clean and accessible 24/7.

Simon Dorchester Self Storage
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The storage facilities are amazing!

Mr Evans caravan Vehicle Storage
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Using Hogleaze again

We are very pleased with the service and will be using Hogleaze again at some point!

Mr Stein Self Storage
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I have been delighted with the facilities provided and I’m sure I’ll be using Hogleaze again!

Mr Walsh Self Storage
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Excellent storage facilities

Hogleaze has excellent storage facilities which are also impressive both from a security and cleanliness point of view

Ms Maskall caravan Vehicle Storage
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A great experience

I have had a great experience with Hogleaze’s storage services and would recommend to anyone

Mr Huxford Self Storage
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A pleasure

It’s been a pleasure using your great facilities

Mr Beaumont Self Storage
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Recommended secure storage

I would recommend you to any people looking for secure strorage

Mr Graff Self Storage
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Thank you

I would like to thank you for the good service we have received whilst storing our caravan with you

Mr Bosley caravan Vehicle Storage
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Enjoyed the services

We have enjoyed the services at your storage facility and will hopefully be returning to you again in the future

Mr and Mrs Marsden Self Storage
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Find Us


Hogleaze Storage
Town Hill Farm
Town Hill
Winterbourne Abbas

phone 01305 889777


Hogleaze Self Storage
12 Cambridge Road
Granby Industrial Estate

phone 01305 830000

Areas we cover

  • Dorchester
  • Bridport
  • Weymouth
  • Bridport