10 Jan 2017
Many brands offer very similar deals, often including near-identical price promise guarantees. So, how can you determine the difference between two storage facilities? And how do you find out which unit offers the best value? It can be difficult to find one single answer to these questions, and the process is further complicated when you introduce ideas of safety and trust. However, there is another option that might be worth considering when looking to store your personal belongings.
Many removal firms across the UK also offer storage space for all your personal belongings. Most people don't realise that these services are available and don’t take advantage of them. Here are 4 reasons why you should consider removal firms when storing your personal belongings.
It can often work out much cheaper to store your belongings with removal firms for a number of reasons. The first thing to note is that self-storage units often have additional facilities to manage, such as lifts, toilets, and staff areas; they also need to be highly accessible, which means staff need to be on-hand to assist customers. Both of these factors can bump up the overall cost. What's more, although many self-storage companies entice new customers with great deals and low prices, the costs can often rise drastically after the 'Honeymoon' period, making self-storage much more expensive. By contrast, removal companies often use storage warehouses with minimal facilities and staffing needs, which enables them to keep costs down.
Most removal firms will actually pick-up your items from storage and deliver them to you; this is because items are generally taken into large storage containers and moved with forklifts. In the same breath, removal companies will pick up items from your home and take them to the storage units. This makes the whole process much easier for the customer as you won’t have to try and fit all your belongings in the car or organise rented transport - which can add to your costs.
Removal companies will have plenty of professional-grade removal boxes, packing materials, and tape in a variety of different shapes and sizes. You will be able to buy these direct from the removal company at much cheaper prices than a self-store alternative, as the latter tends to put a higher mark-up on these resources. Plus, you will have removal men on hand that are trained to pack things properly - so they can advise on how to pack and wrap everything so that your items come out of store looking as good as new. Many companies will even offer to pack your storage for you.
If you're downsizing or moving into a property that needs extensive refurbishment, you might find that you need removal services and a storage unit. There's no simpler way to arrange this than to hire the same company to do both. They can pack your items while you decide whether you want them moved to your new home or placed in a storage unit. This can be extremely useful, allowing you to get your new home organised so you have a better idea of how all your belongings will fit.
Bear in mind, though, that you won’t be able to access your storage space with the same ease and frequency as you can with other self storage units. So, removal companies are not ideal if you are looking to access a storage unit regularly for work or other purposes.
But overall, removal companies can be a great alternative to self storage units, especially if you're looking to save money. Bishop’s Move provides a great range of storage options so why not take a look at our website today.