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Why use Compare My Move to get storage quotes?

If you're looking for safe and secure storage options for your belongings, then you’re in the right place. Whether you're decluttering during a house move, or you need somewhere to store that extra stock for your business, we can help with your storage needs,

Compare My Move can connect UK customers with up to 6 trusted storage companies that offer self-storage and container storage. With flexible time and size options, comparing storage costs will save you time, money and stress.

Rest assured, your items will be in good hands as we only work with storage companies that are verified by us and reviewed by you.

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We work with storage companies all across the UK, connecting you with local and trusted companies for your self-storage and container storage needs. Whether you need storage in London or Edinburgh, we’re here to save you time, money and stress.

Types of storage available

Compare My Move can connect you with storage providers offering both self-storage and container storage.

Self-storage - Self-storage is ideal for personal or business storage as the units are inside a safe and secure building. This type of storage comes in a range of sizes, ranging from single lockers to units that can hold the contents of a large double garage. Self-storage companies operate 24/7 CCTV and will have security measures in place for peace of mind.

Container storage - This type of storage consists of large metal containers that are typically located in outdoor remote locations such as warehouses. Container storage is ideal for storing larger items such as cars, garden equipment/furniture and machinery. Your items in container storage could be affected by extreme weather conditions, so this type of storage is not suitable for fragile or valuable items.

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How does our service work?

Many people find moving stressful, whether you're moving home, office or a year abroad, there's a lot to consider. By finding affordable storage with Compare My Move, you know you're items are safe and secure, with the flexibility and convenience of accessing your items at any time.

Organising storage with us is easy. Each of your matches will reach out to you to discuss your specific storage needs and then discuss a quote. You then choose who you want to pick as your storage provider based on your requirements and budget. By getting up to 6 quotes, you’re ensuring you’re getting the best deal for your storage unit.

It should be noted that Compare My Move will connect you with storage companies to give a quote for just the storage unit, which doesn’t include the price of the delivery of the items. Some companies may offer removals as well as storage so this should be discussed on initial contact.

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How much does storage cost?

The average cost of a storage unit in the UK is £27.19 per sq.ft according to SSA’s (Self Storage Association) UK annual industry report. Storage prices are more expensive in London at £39.26, and cheapest in the East Midlands at £19.16 per sq.ft.

Factors such as location, size of unit and the length of your storage rental will all impact your storage costs. If you’re moving house from a 2-bed, you’ll most likely need 100 sq.ft of space, which will cost an average of £46.04 per week.

To find out more, read our guide on how much does a storage unit cost.

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Storage sizes

How does storage work?

The storage unit you require will depend on what you need it for. If you're moving house, a temporary indoor unit would be ideal. A 100 sq.ft unit should fit the contents of a 2-bedroom house.

If your business needs somewhere to store extra documents or equipment, you may need a climate-controlled unit to avoid damage. Or you may be a student leaving your university accommodation over the holidays - you'll have peace of mind knowing your belongings are safe and secure in storage.

Once you've decided what type of storage you need, you'll have to think about getting your belongings to your unit. We work with a network of removal companies across the UK who can help safely transport your items.

To find out more, read our Guide to Storage Unit Sizes.

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Using storage when moving house

Using storage during a house move can help you save time, money and stress during the process. By keeping some items in storage during the viewing process, you can declutter your home to appeal to buyers and save money on your removal costs at the same time.

Almost 30% of storage customers in the UK are involved with moving house, with storage providers saying they saw a 49% increase in people using storage for moving during 2021. The most popular reasons for using storage in the last year was being in-between homes, no room for items at home and creating more space.

Many people find themselves in between homes during moving house, making storage an ideal option for you. It’s common to sell your property first, and get temporary rented accommodation whilst you’re in the buying process. Putting your possessions into storage will help speed up the process.

To learn more, read our Guide to Moving House Storage.

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Business storage solutions

If you’re in the process of moving offices or downsizing your workspace, placing some items in storage allows you to save time without having to decide if you want to get rid of items.

The majority of business storage is taken up by the retail industry, with 3-4 years being the most popular length of storage. They also tend to take larger and multiple units, with 20% of commercial customers indicating they used more than one storage unit for their business.

To learn more, read business storage.

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Student storage

As your university course comes to an end and so does your tenancy, you probably haven't had a chance to think about what you're going to do with all your personal belongings.

Many students get a job and stay living in their university town or city after their studies. Self-storage is typically best for students and it allows you to safely store your belongings whilst you work out your post-uni plan.

Storage offers flexible size and time periods, so you can store anything from single items to a whole bedroom worth of contents. To ensure you get the best deal for your storage unit, it's important to compare quotes.

To learn more, read our Guide to Student Storage.

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Save up to 70% on your removal costs

If you’re comparing storage quotes but don’t have the time to transport your items to and from the unit, our network of removals are here to help. Compare My Move work with verified and reviewed removal companies across the UK to help save you time, money and stress.

We connect you with up to 6 local removal companies to discuss your moving requirements so they can provide you with tailored quotes. Comparing removal quotes will mean you’ll get the best deal for your removal costs.

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