Are you looking for cheap storage in London?
Then you are in the right place.
I am going to tell you EVERYTHING you need to know before hiring a storage solution.
In short: if you want to find the best (and cheapest) storage facility in London, you’ll love this guide.
Let’s get started.
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Section 1: Where to Look For
First things first.
If you want to find cheap storage in London, you need to know where to look for.
So, let me give you some best practices when it comes to finding a reliable storage solution.
1) Search Online
As you probably know already, you can find everything you need online nowadays.
This means that you can find a cheap storage solution for your next store.
Be careful though; a simple Google search will NOT do the work:
Because such a search query will return online ads:
Not that there is something bad about online ads (we are running ads as well!)—it’s just the fact that a company ranks at the top of the search results doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s cheap.
Besides, cheap—as I’ll show you later—is subjective when it comes to storage.
You can use a storage price comparison tool—like the one displayed below:
Or, browse through the various results that will come up.
I suggest that you do proper research before you make a decision.
Especially if the price is a priority to you.
2) Ask your Friends
This is the second tip I have for you.
I am sure you have a friend who moved (or stored) recently.
They know that when you are moving, you have to deal with many things:
- Talk to your landlord,
- Talk to your house agent,
- Find a moving company,
- Find a storage company,
- Go to work.
However, the good news is that if you have someone who passed through this situation recently, you may don’t have to go through what they’ve been through.
Something significant here: ask your friends or family who recently hired storage or moving solution if the company they hired runs a referral program.
If it does, you may save yourself some £—which you can spend elsewhere.
Assuming that you’ve found the best—and cheapest—storage facility in London, you’d want to pay attention to certain things.
Want to know what these things are?
Then keep reading.
Section 2: What to Pay Attention to
What are the things you need to pay attention to when storing?
1) The Pricing Policy of the Company
This one is important.
Well, let’s just say that sometimes there are hidden charges that you need to be aware of.
For example, on our home page, you can see that our pricing policy is crystal clear:
When you are storing with us, you (also) pay for:
- Pickup, van and petrol
- 2 experienced bySTORED removal experts
- Free cancellation
- Use of bySTORED crates, AND
- £500 standard liability insurance
Especially regarding the insurance, I suggest that you visit the company’s insurance policy page, to see what is their insurance statement of damage or loss.
You can do that by searching on Google with something like:
This will pop-up the insurance policy of the company that you are thinking of hiring.
Keep in mind that bySTORED offers increased standard liability options for those who want an “extra layer of security” for their stored items:
2) If The Company Has an Online Booking System
Booking a storage unit online is very important.
Now, I know you may not feel as comfortable booking a storage unit through your computer.
But, this is much easier than making a call or visiting the company’s premises.
Let me explain that with a simple example.
In bySTORED’s home page, you can check the availability for the storage unit you need:
Next, you need to enter your details:
And, hit the “Next” button:
This means that you can book a storage unit in our London warehouse in less than 5’.
And, with no hassle whatsoever during the moving day.
Wouldn’t it be great if all storage companies offered you the possibility to book online?
I am sure it would.
Let’s move on to the last point.
3) What is the Return Charge
The return charge is not something many people know.
The reason is simple: most companies don’t include that in their sales and marketing efforts.
After all, why should they?
At bySTORED, we do things differently:
But, this is not the case for most storage companies as they usually charge you for returns.
So, make sure to ask for that price and any other “hidden” charges that may exist.
There are some additional things that you need to pay attention to when it comes to finding a cheap storage solution in London.
You will find them in the next section.
If you want to learn more about door to door storage, you can check the following guide:
Section 3: Storage Price Comparison
As I hope it is evident by now, finding the cheapest storage solution should not always be your primary concern.
Why is that?
Because you may rush yourself into a quick decision, that you’ll regret afterward.
Here is an example of what I mean:
Now, let me clear about something: not all storage companies are untrustworthy.
In fact, most of them are extremely professional and always want to help their customers with their moving and storage needs.
Having said that, here are some things to consider when you are making a price comparison:
- The number of sq. ft.
- The cost of crates or storage boxes
- The cost of van hire
- The cost of insurance
- The cost of the padlock
- The cost of fuel
Here is what I advise you to do:
1) Make a List of Storage Solutions Based on your Needs
Make sure to shortlist only companies that fit your criteria.
2) Use our Storage Estimator to calculate the size and the cost of the storage unit you need:
3) Compare our price with other solutions
Now that you have a clear view of what is the size of the storage crate you need, and the price for your exact needs, you can contact other solutions to compare their prices.
4) Make your decision and start storing
Now that you know what the price that each storage solution offers is, you can make your decision.
Make sure to keep in mind all the things I pointed out throughout this article, and you’ll be fine.
If you need any additional help, feel free to reach our team at 020 3637 1234.
Section 4: Before you Go!
I know that finding cheap storage in London is not easy.
Also, the cheapest solution is not always better.
Simply put: you have to consider many aspects before hiring such a solution.
So, I hope you found the information provided in this guide to be useful.
Now I’d like to hear from you: have you decided if you are going to store your stuff and for how long?
If you want to store with us here at bySTORED, make sure to follow the link below to request a FREE quote!