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How Does Self Storage Work?

Self storage is a relatively new service and has only been around since the 1960’s in the UK, serving millions of people over the years. However, many people still don’t know much about self storage or how it works. In this article we will examine what self storage actually is and how it can help you, long term or short term.

What is Self Storage?

Sometimes, people need a place to put a large amount of possessions whilst they prepare to move, or maybe they just need extra storage space to declutter their home. Some even use it to store seasonal items such as garden furniture or skiing equipment. To put it simply, self storage is a system in which individuals can store items in a safe and secure area for either a short or long period of time in a storage warehouse.

Anyone can use self storage for whatever they need, as long as it falls within the terms and conditions of the contract. Unlike other storage facilities, such as warehouses and garages, you will be the only one with a key, as not even the self storage staff can enter your rented space.

The benefits of self storage

Self storage offers a variety of perks, which is why many people choose to take advantage of them during strenuous times to make their life easier!


Our self storage units are extremely secure and private, as only you have the key for the lock and there is 24/7 surveillance in most self storage facilities. On site staff are there to ensure that no illegal activities are going on and that your possessions are fully protected at all times. There is no other service that provides this level of security when it comes to storing your valuables, so it’s a highly viable option for anyone who wants total peace of mind when storing their items.

Access and environment

No one wants to leave their stuff in a wet, dark room which is why every storage room at Simply Storage is maintained at the same temperature. The humidity in the air is minimised to reduce damage to your possessions. This is often a cleaner alternative to dirty lofts and damp garages which often damage the items stored there. You’ll also be able to access your belongings everyday of the week, giving you total autonomy.


Self storage solutions understand that life is unpredictable and often you’ll have to move your possessions in or out at a moments notice. Self storage is completely flexible to any request it may receive and can store your possessions for whatever length required. The opening times are also adaptable to anyone, as whatever your shift pattern or no matter how busy your life gets, there will always be a time you can enter your self storage facility.

We have built a strong reputation in the London, Surrey area for providing a reliable service at a competitive price. Many people don’t realise the benefits of using a self storage facility, but we’re here to help you take full advantage of our helpful services. If you have any queries about our services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today!

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