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When it comes to finding the right container or self-storage unit for you, Compare My Move is here to help. Whether you need to store items during a move, as a student, for your business or during an extended period of time, our storage partners can accommodate you. Get up to 6 storage quotes from trusted companies local to you.

We will match you with up to 6 local and professional storage companies in the Birmingham area. Our storage partners will get in touch to discuss your specific requirements and provide you with quotes so that you can make the best decision for what you need. The initial quote will not include the delivery of items, however, unless specifically requested.

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    FAQs about storage in Birmingham

    We've collected all the information you need to know about self-storage in Birmingham. Our research shows the average cost for a self-storage unit in Birmingham is £745 per 50 sq ft annually. For a 50 sq ft container, you can expect to pay around £140 per month.

    We found that December is the most popular time of year for utilising storage and Thursday is the most popular day of the week. 

    How much does container and self-storage cost in Birmingham?

    According to research from Octagon Capital, self-storage units are the most expensive in UK cities, with bigger cities costing a premium. The findings showed, however, that self-storage units in Birmingham are 14% cheaper. The average annual cost for a 50 sq ft unit in the city is £745 and the average unit size is 75-100 square feet annually.

    Container storage is instead calculated by the size of the container, often making it cheaper compared to self-storage. For example, for a 50 sq ft container in the UK, you can expect to pay around £140 per month according to Blue Box Storage. This calculates at £2.80 per sq ft. However, container storage costs in the city could start at as little as £2 per day plus vat.

    Storage costs will vary depending on where you are, whether you require specialised storage, how long you rent the unit for and the size of unit you require. Don’t forget you can save both time and money when it comes to self-storage by using Compare My Move.

    To learn more, read how much does self storage cost.

    Container storage in Birmingham

    When comparing quotes in Birmingham, you'll have the option of choosing self-storage or container storage. Self-storage units come in varying sizes and are located within a secure building. With container storage, you can rent large metal containers that are in remote outdoor locations. It's most suitable if you're moving large or heavy items such as vehicles.

    Despite being outdoors, container storage is completely safe as the units are only accessed by staff members and clients. Each facility has active CCTV and is under constant surveillance. It's important to note that some types of container storage such as pod storage are actually portable, meaning your unit can be delivered straight to your door if necessary.

    The cost of container storage will vary depending on your location and the size of the container you need. If you want to visit your unit, you may be expected to book an appointment due to its remote location. This makes it slightly less flexible than self-storage.

    Moving house storage in Birmingham

    When it comes to moving, we know the challenges people face during the process. We understand that with property chains, life events and busy lives, moving house can take longer than expected. This is why container and self-storage can be useful when moving house.

    Whether you've sold your house before buying a new one or need somewhere to keep items in the interim, storage can reduce the stress of moving house. Self-storage units are most commonly used by movers as the range of sizes suits their specific requirements. As container storage is often located outdoors, most movers avoid this option to protect their most fragile items.

    A storage unit allows you to keep your items safe and secure for as long as you need, while you focus on settling into your new home.

    To learn more, read our guide to moving house and self-storage.

    Business storage in Birmingham

    Birmingham is home to a host of businesses of various sizes, from creative organisations to office-based or construction. Self-storage can be essential for those with a business, be it for overflow stock or storing office equipment and furniture.

    A self-storage unit can save both time and money for your business and many units can be accessed 24/7, making it convenient for collecting items and storing additional supplies whenever you need to. This flexible approach for storage can be a huge benefit to your business, in addition to keeping your items protected and secure.

    If you need to store heavy furniture, vehicles or machinery, you will instead require container storage for your business. Despite the additional space available, this storage type is often cheaper than self-storage. However, as the containers are stored outdoors, they can be affected by extreme weather conditions., meaning some companies prefer self-storage units.

    To learn more, read our guide to business self-storage units.

    Student storage in Birmingham

    The city of Birmingham is home to 5 Universities, making it a hot spot for students from not only across the UK, but the world. With this in mind, storage can be essential for many students, especially those with limited living space such as dorm rooms or house shares.

    Storage units allow students to keep items safe and secure during term time, over holidays, between moving accommodation and during a year abroad or travel. It is also useful for international students studying in the city. Many storage companies offer deals and special rates for students so be sure to discuss your options directly with storage companies to get the best option for you.

    Again, self-storage is often the most popular choice amongst students as the range of sizes is most beneficial. You can rent a small locker or a unit capable of holding the contents of the entire house. However, if you're an international student moving your car or larger furniture, container storage will be the better option.

    To learn more, read our guide on student-self storage.

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