Self-storage is a great option if you have furniture or belongings that you’re not using but don’t want to throw away. In this article, we will look at the average cost of self-storage in the UK.
The cost of self-storage is often the most important factor for most people. However, other important factors to consider are security, 24-hour access and the standard of the storage facilities. The lowest-priced option may not always be the best choice, especially when it comes to storing your personal belongings.
Most self-storage facilities will provide you with a quote completely free of charge and without any further obligation. They will be able to give you a quote based on your individual storage needs. To help decide what you might need it is a good idea to first decide exactly what you will be storing as this will tell you how much space you will need.
The prices of self-storage will vary depending on each storage facility. Some estimates will charge you £22 per week for a 50 square feet container, which would cost £1155 if you were planning on storing your belonging for a year.
Location will have a big influence on the cost of self-storage and prices will vary depending on the different regions of the UK. Self-storage in London is typically quite a bit more expensive when compared to the north of England. It is worth getting in touch with storage facilities in your area for a more accurate estimate of how much you can expect to pay.
Several other factors will affect how much you can expect to pay for storage, including:
• Size of the storage unit
• Length of time you need the storage
• Other facilities such as security and 24-hour access
If you are looking to store the contents of a 3-bedroom house, a space of about 100 square feet is the average estimate. This is based on type storage of furniture such as a small sofa, bikes and sports equipment.
The average storage price for a 3-bedroom house will be about £44 a week, £190 a month and £2310 for a year.
If you are looking to store the contents of a 4-bedroom house, a space of about 200 square feet is the average estimate. This is based on type storage of furniture such as a large sofa, washing machine, garden equipment and dining room furniture.
The average storage price for a 3-bedroom house will be about £88 a week, £380 a month and £4620 for a year. This is only an estimate, and it is best to contact your local storage facility for a more accurate quote.
• When considering storage facilities, don’t look just at the cost but also the facilities and level of security
• Speak to a few local self-storage companies to get a few quotes and information about their facilities
• Where possible, choose a self-storage company that is affiliated with the Self-Storage Association UK or another similar body.