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Compare My Move only accepts verified container and self-storage companies into the network, ensuring you’re connected with up to 6 of the most trusted companies in Edinburgh. Rest assured, every partner is verified by our expert team and reviewed by you. Every unit will be constantly monitored by active CCTV and will be equipped with state-of-the-art security systems for added peace of mind.

Our online storage service will present you with an easy-to-read form to complete before being matched with up to 6 verified partners in Edinburgh. The resulting storage company will contact you over the following few days to discuss your personal requirements. Factors such as the type of storage unit required, the length of time renting and the exact location of the facility will be vital when preparing your quote.

Once our partners have asked the relevant questions, they will present you with a detailed quote that is catered for your individual needs. You can then compare all the prices given to you, helping you find the best and most appropriate storage services for you and your requirements.

Compare My Move’s team can connect you with the best storage companies in the business. However, it’s important to note that the delivery of your items will not be included in the prices unless specifically mentioned during initial contact with the partners. Many storage companies offer removals and delivery services, so be sure to mention it whilst discussing your quote.

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    FAQs About Storage in Edinburgh

    Our team wanted to make the process as simple as possible, so we’ve done all the hard work for you, answering all your vital questions about storage in Edinburgh. According to our data, the average size of a storage unit in Edinburgh is 75-100 sq ft.

    We also discovered that August is the most popular month for our storage users, whilst Friday is the most popular day of the week.

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

    As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is an incredibly popular city with an estimated population of approximately 524,930 people, according to The City of Edinburgh Council. As Edinburgh is Scotland's second-most populous city and the seventh-most populous in the UK, it’s easy to see why the demand for additional space is high.

    According to Octagon Capital, the average annual cost for a 50 sq ft storage unit in Edinburgh is £892. The nationwide average was calculated at £868, meaning Edinburgh’s latest figure is 3% higher than the UK’s overall average. Research shows that most major cities see an increase in storage costs due to the higher populations and thus higher demand. However, costs do vary depending on a number of factors.

    Stirling Self Store is home to the largest outdoor container storage facility in Edinburgh. According to their website, a 20ft container will cost £25 plus VAT, whilst a 40ft container costs £45 plus VAT. The final price quoted to you will vary depending on your exact location and the size of the container you require.

    To learn more, read How much does self-storage cost?

    Storage Costs in Edinburgh
    Storage Costs in Edinburgh

    Container storage in Edinburgh

    If you're unsure what type of services you need, know that you have the choice between self-storage or container storage. Container storage means you can rent out large metal containers that are located in remote outdoor areas. Whilst this makes them more susceptible to extreme weather conditions, container storage is perfect for moving large or heavy items. Self-storage units come in a range of sizes but are typically smaller. They are also located inside buildings.

    Despite being outdoors, container storage is completely secure and the units can only be accessed by staff members and clients. There will also be active CCTV monitoring the premises at all times as well as state-of-the-art theft and fire alarms.

    The cost of this type of storage will depend on the size of the container you're renting and your location. Whilst often cheaper than self-storage, it does mean you'll need a lot of items. You may also need to book an appointment before visiting your container, making it slightly less flexible.

    Moving house storage in Edinburgh

    As there are so many factors to consider, it’s easy to see why moving house is a stressful process for many. Renting additional storage space can be a great solution that will ensure a more efficient process, extending your packing deadline. Rather than face the pressure of finding a removal company to move your entire household, you can simply store some items in a clean, dry and safe storage unit until you have the time to go through them.

    Self-storage is most commonly used by movers in the UK as the indoor units provide maximum security and a range of sizes to choose from. However, a 20ft by 8ft ground container is the ideal size for storing the contents of a 3-bedroom house so choosing container storage for your move could work out cheaper.

    By storing your items before completion, you can lessen the volume of items you need to be moved, expanding your pool of moving companies. Compare storage quotes as early as possible to help you find the best possible deals for your requirements. You can save time, money and stress throughout the moving process by comparing storage companies online via Compare My Move.

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

    Business storage in Edinburgh

    As of 2018, Edinburgh is home to over 50,000 companies, with The City of Edinburgh Council estimating roughly 343,400 employees in total. Edinburgh is a very active and populous city which is why it isn’t surprising to see so many businesses gravitating toward the city.

    Different providers will offer different business-based storage services. Whether you require archive storage or a traditional self-storage unit, Compare My Move can connect you with the most dependable providers in Edinburgh. Our storage partners offer cost-effective and flexible services to ensure every individual need is met. Each facility will have active CCTV monitoring the area and will be equipped with the latest alarms and security systems.

    Container storage provides the perfect-sized containers if you're looking to store heavy furniture, machinery or vehicles. However, most containers are located outdoors, meaning they could be vulnerable to extreme weather conditions. If you have fragile or important items to store, self-storage could be the better solution.

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

    Student storage in Edinburgh

    With 6 universities in the city, Edinburgh is a very popular location for students studying in Scotland. According to The Edinburgh City Council, full-time students account for over 12% of the population in the city, greatly influencing many different aspects of the local area. Due to lack of space, many student accommodations are flats, increasing the demand for storage in and out of term times.

    It’s very common for students to leave campus during the holidays, returning home with only a fraction of their belongings. Rest assured, student self-storage units are an ideal way to protect your possessions whilst you travel to and from campus. There will be active CCTV constantly monitoring the facility as well as state-of-the-art security systems. If you need to store larger items such as heavy furniture, however, you should instead compare container storage quotes.

    The closer you are to the city centre, the higher the storage costs. Don’t forget to compare quotes with Compare My Move before choosing a provider to ensure you find the best deals available.

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

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