More and more people are using storage facilities, whether they’re working as warehouse space for small businesses, helping out people who are moving house, or simply as a repository for people’s excess possessions after downsizing. The London self storage market is increasingly competitive, but getting the best from it requires some clever insights. Today we’re presenting some tips and tricks to make sure you’re getting the best deal, and not wasting your money.
Before you commit to any storage facility, make sure you shop around. Getting at least three quotes from different firms for your needs is vital to making sure you understand a reasonable price for the service you need.
You can also use a competing quote from another company to try and bargain for a lower price: if you’re able to tell a storage company you’d prefer to use them but will have to go elsewhere, they may well drop their price to keep your custom!
Discuss Your Needs Fully
You can’t know you’re getting the best deal unless you have a detailed discussion with the storage company about your needs and your situation.
Many storage companies have special rates for business customers, long term customers, or students, among others. Make sure you let the storage company know why you’re using their storage and for how long, to make sure you’re getting access to all the deals and special rates you are due.
Get More Bang For Your Buck
It’s important to have a look at what you’re actually getting for your money when you’re picking a storage company. The most basic ones will only offer a secure storage bay, but if you widen your search you can find far more generous offerings from storage firms hungry for customers.
Some, especially ones that are based outside the towns they serve will offer free collection and delivery services for their customers when they need to store items. This means the storage company can also serve as a removals firm, at least in part, helping home movers manage their workload and budget!
One of the big hidden costs of moving is finding sound boxes to package up your possessions: they’re expensive to buy and only the time rich can spare the effort to visit supermarkets early in the day to scavenge second hand ones. If you find a storage company that offers free hire of storage crates or boxes that’s a substantial saving of both money and effort that’s well worth investigating!