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At Compare My Move, we can connect you with up to 6 verified and reviewed storage companies in Leicester. We only work with professional providers and can offer a range of storage solutions including container, personal, business and student storage.

Rest assured, your personal items will always be safe and secure with one of our storage providers as they have the necessary protective insurance in place. Enter your details in our quick and easy form and you’ll get matched with up to 6 local storage companies in Leicester so you can compare quotes, saving you time, money and stress on all your storage needs.

The storage companies will reach out to you to discuss and tailor a personalised quote for your storage needs. It should be noted that Compare My Move will connect you with container and self-storage companies to give a quote for just the unit, which doesn’t include the price of the delivery of the items.

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    FAQs About Storage in Leicester

    We've studied our unique data to reveal storage trends in Leicester. 

    We can reveal the average unit size needed in the area is 75-100 sq ft and the most popular time of year to use storage is August.

    Monday, Thursday and Friday are the most popular days for using storage as many people choose to move house on this day throughout the UK. 

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

    Research shows that the average cost of self-storage units in Leicester is £15.71. This is the cost for storage in the East Midlands and is the second most affordable region in the UK for storage. You can rent container storage in Leeds for as little as £2 per day plus VAT. The average cost of a 50 sq ft container in the UK is around £140 per month, according to Blue Box Storage.

    Leicester has a population of over 500,000 people and is continuously named as one of the top 10 best cities in the UK. We can see why there’s a high demand for storage units in the area as popular cities often lack space for homes and businesses.

    Your storage costs will depend on the size of the unit required and how long you need the storage unit for. To ensure you get the best deal for your storage costs, compare quotes with different providers to find the best price.

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

    Average storage costs for East Midlands
    Average storage costs for East Midlands

    Container storage in Leicester

    Before comparing storage quotes in Leicester, you'll need to decide whether you'd prefer self-storage or container storage. Self-storage units come in varying sizes and are located within secure buildings. With container storage, you can rent large metal containers that are in remote locations. As they're outdoors, they're slightly more susceptible to extreme weather conditions.

    Despite its location, container storage is completely secure as the units can only be accessed by clients and staff members. The facilities should have active CCTV overseeing the premises. Some types of container storage will even be portable.

    The cost of container storage will vary depending on your location and the size of the container. You may also be expected to book an appointment before visiting the premises.

    Moving house storage in Leicester

    People who are moving house account for the majority of storage users. It can be an ideal way to save on space if you’re moving to a slightly smaller place or if you’re trying to declutter for a house viewing.

    If you’re moving to a new house that has a smaller garage than you previously had, so storing your garden equipment or seasonal items will help clear your house of clutter. You’ll also have peace of mind that your items will be professionally protected in safe and secure units with 24/7 security monitoring.

    Semi-detached properties are the most popular property type among Leicester buyers costing £242,749. Detached properties see a huge jump to £371,809, so it’s clear that many buyers will require more space if they want to save on buying a house costs. Self-storage units are often ideal for this but a 20ft container will also fit the contents of a 3-bedroom house.

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

    Business storage in Leicester

    Leicester has the largest economy in the East Midlands, with a GVA of £23 billion. The city creates 435,000 jobs and hosts 33,000 trading businesses, remaining in the UK’s top-performing cities. Home to large businesses including Walkers, Triumph, Everards, Dunelm, IBM and Santander, Leicester is also made up of many small and medium enterprises.

    Whether you’re just starting out a business or you’re a long-established company, using self-storage for your business needs is a great way to help. You might need long-term extra space for stock, machinery or paperwork, or you might only need short-term storage whilst you move to a larger space - we’ve got you covered. Our storage providers can cater to your business's needs to suit your budget.

    If you do need to store machinery, vehicles or large furniture, then container storage will be more beneficial to you, not self-storage.

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

    Student storage in Leicester

    Leicester is home to three world-class universities including The University of Leicester, Loughborough University and De Montfort University which produce over 17,000 graduates into the workplace each year. The high population of students in Leicester contributes to storage units being in demand.

    Many students visit friends and family when there’s a break from university and often worry about the safety of their flat or uni accommodation. Using container or self-storage during the holidays will give you peace of mind that your personal belongings will be safe and secure at all times. Whether it’s temporary storage you need or something more long-term if you’re an international student, our storage providers are trusted and verified.

    To learn more, read our guide to student self storage.