Business Storage in London: A Simple (But Complete) Guide

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Finding business storage in London is not easy.

“Yes,” there are many commercial storage options across London.

But, not all of them can offer you a secure and affordable solution at the same time.

Plus, most of them are self-storage. (And, this is NOT something you want.)

You need a storage company that can pick up, store, and return your stuff without you having to worry about anything.

Do you want to learn more about business storage in London?

Then keep reading.

Jump to the Section you Want:

Section 1: What is Business Storage

Section 2: The Benefits of Business Storage

Section 3: Business Storage Cost

Section 4: What to Pay Attention to, And What NOT to Store

Section 5: Before you Go!

Section 1: What is Business Storage?

Let me kick things off by explaining to you what business storage is.

Business storage is a storage solution that helps you with your storage needs, that may vary both in size and in length.

If you’ve ever searched online for something like “business storage for rent,” then you know what I am talking about.

And, you also know that finding a trustworthy storage solution can be very difficult.

Even though there are many business storage companies in London, finding one is (still) quite challenging.

Back to our topic, let’s see some use cases when it comes to business storage.

Here are some ways you can use a business storage unit:

  • You have more office equipment that you need
  • You are a retailer and want to store your extra stock
  • You are a tradesman and want to store some of your tools
  • You are into hospitality and want to store extra tables and linen
  • You are a fast-growing company and want to store business documents
  • You are a seasonal business and want to store some of your seasonal items

Of course, there are other reasons why you may need to store for business purposes.

These are just the most common ones; and, the ones that our clients ask us more often.

Whether for document storage, or office equipment overflow, renting a business storage cabinet will save you from all the hassle.

There are many different business storage solutions for rent:

  • Business storage containers
  • Business storage cabinets
  • Business storage locker
  • Business storage units

Needless to say that all these describe the same thing.

Also, something essential when it comes to business storage (and personal storage in general) is that you can find a storage company for:

  1. Long-term storage
  2. Short-term storage

Based on your needs and your budget, you can choose the ones that work best for you.  

Now, I know that you may wonder:

Where can I find business storage near me?

There are two answers to that question:

  1. You can find a self-storage solution,
  2. You can choose a door-to-door storage solution.

Both of them are good, but let me ask you a question:

Do you really want to do all the heavy lifting, picking and return all by yourself?

If you are like most people, you answered “NO.”

If that’s your answer, then you don’t need self-storage, but you need a business storage solution like STORED, which:

  • Picks up your items from your office,
  • Do all the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to,
  • Return your items when (and where) you need them.

Let’s see some of the benefits of business storage.

Section 2: The Benefits of Business Storage

Now that you know what business storage is let me give you some of the benefits of storing for business purposes.

I am going to use benefits that apply ONLY to door-to-door storage, and not self-storage.

Clear? Let’s take a look:

1) Free up space

This is the first one.

Do you know why business storage and door-to-door storage in London are so popular?

Why?

Because the cost of renting a bigger apartment (for personal storage), or a warehouse (for business storage) has increased significantly.

Storage companies offer a great opportunity to all businesses that need to free up space, and work in a spacious environment:

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Let’s move on to the next one.

2) Organise your office

You’d be surprised if you knew how many businesses choose our business storage solution as a way to organise their office.

Have no doubt about it: storing some of your equipment in a business storage unit can help you organise your office.

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And, why is this important?

Because it will help you, your employees and people around you feel better while at work.

3) Save money (from estate agent expenses)

Business storage can help you save money.

How?

As you already know, the property market in London has become quite competitive.

Prices hit the roof, and no one knows where is this going to stop.

Is there a solution?

Enter: Business Storage

Finding business storage for rent can help you save time; money that you could invest somewhere else.

There are many other benefits of renting a business storage space.

These are just the most important ones, and the ones that our business clients mention more often.

Let’s move on to the next section.

Section 3: Business Storage Cost

You know what business storage is, you know what its benefits are; and now, you want to know what business storage costs.

Before I delve any further, I want to make one thing clear:

You should stop seeing business storage as an expense, and start seeing it as an investment.

So, what is the cost of business storage rental?

I’ll tell you, based on our pricing for businesses.

Here is the cost for a 12 sq. ft. business storage unit:

 

Here is the cost for a 25 sq. ft. business storage unit:

Here is the cost for a 50 sq. ft. business storage unit:

Here is the cost for a 75 sq. ft. business storage unit:

Here is the cost for a 100 sq. ft. business storage unit:

We also offer enterprise solutions:

For this last one, you have to get in touch with our team of experienced storage experts and ask for a quote.

As you can see, our business storage facilities can cover all the needs you may have.

“Yes,” there is a cost when it comes to storing for business purposes—

However, the cost of business storage is nothing compared to the real estate cost.

Section 4: What to Pay Attention to, And What NOT to Store

What NOT to store

As in personal storage, there are some things you shouldn’t store in your business storage unit.

You can find a complete list of these items in our general Storage Rules.

When it comes to business storage, here is a list of things you should NEVER store:

  • Money or currency,  
  • Classified documents,
  • Dangerous equipment and tools.

In any case, you should ask for advice with what to store, before choosing a business storage company.

Business storage insurance

The next thing you need to pay attention to is the business storage insurance.

Keep in mind that STORED offers a $500 standard liability insurance for all businesses storing with us, without any extra cost.

That doesn’t apply for all businesses.

Always make sure to ask questions, so that everything is crystal clear before you rent your business storage unit or business storage pod.

What is included in the package?

Many business self-storage companies offer “low prices;” only to find out later that they don’t provide services that (typically) should be included in the price.

For example, STORED’s business packages include:

  • A dedicated team to collect and move your items
  • Use of our STORED 80L crates and other packing equipment if required
  • An online inventory of everything you store with us
  • Liability cover included
  • Use of the STORED van and petrol.

It’s critical that you are aware of the exact services that the company offers so that you make a thoughtful decision.

Makes sense?

Let’s move on to the last section!

Section 5: Before you Go!

So, there you have it.

Now, you are ready to find the best business storage solution for your company.

I hope that the information—along with the business storage tips included in this guide—will help you make a better decision.

If you want more business storage ideas, tips, and advice, make sure to leave a comment below.
If you are ready to book a business storage unit, contact us at 020 3637 1234, and talk to one of our storage and moving experts.

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Chris Ellsmore Head of Digital at STORED.

Author: Chris Ellsmore

Chris looks after anything to do with digital marketing, analytics & keeping you abreast of the goings on in the storage business!

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