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Compare My Move can connect you with up to 6 container and self-storage companies in East London to help you with all your storage needs. We only work with verified and reviewed storage companies to ensure the best service.

Once you’ve been matched with local storage companies, they’ll reach out to discuss your specific storage requirements such as the amount of storage you need and how long you need it for so they can provide you with an accurate quote.

You then choose who you want to pick based on your requirements and budget. By getting a range of quotes, you’re ensuring you’re getting the best deal for your storage unit in East London.

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 during initial contact.

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    FAQs About Storage in East London

    We've researched everything you need to know about using self-storage in East London. The average cost of storage in the area is £33.06 per sq ft, but you should compare storage company quotes to get the best deal. 

    Our data shows that the most popular time to use storage in East London is January and September, while the best day of the week is a Saturday. 

    How much does container and self-storage cost in East London?

    According to SSA’s UK Industry Report, research shows that it costs £33.06 per sq ft for storage in London, with the city demanding much higher rates than the rest of the UK. It will always cost more for most services in bigger cities and demand is high in London due to the huge population of businesses, students and movers.

    According to Pick and Move, the average cost of a 70 sq ft container in London is £36.69 per week. The same sized unit in self-storage will cost as much as £89.53, making container storage in the area 64% cheaper. The cost of renting a 20 sq ft container starts at just £16 per week.

    Whether you need extra space for your growing business, you want to declutter your small flat or your uni accommodation could do with fewer items, storage can be ideal. As we know storage units are more expensive in East London, so it’s important to get a range of quotes from providers so you’re ensuring you’re getting the very best deal for your storage costs.

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

    Average Cost of Self-Storage in London
    Average Cost of Self-Storage in London

    Container storage in East London

    You will need to decide whether you require self-storage or container storage. Self-storage units come in a range of sizes and are typically located inside buildings. Container storage has large metal containers that are located outdoors in remote areas. Whilst this makes them more susceptible to extreme weather, container storage is ideal for moving big or heavy items such as vehicles.

    Some users wrongfully believe that container storage is less secure due to it being outdoors. However, container storage is completely secure as the units are only accessed by staff members and clients. It may just be more susceptible to extreme weather conditions, making it less suited to those storing fragile items. There is also active CCTV monitoring the premises as well as state-of-the-art alarms.

    The cost of container storage will mostly depend on the size of the container you're renting as well as your exact location. Whilst often cheaper than self-storage, it does mean you'll need a lot of items for it to be worth it.

    Moving house storage in East London

    Flats were the most popular property type amongst buyers during the last year in East London so there’s no surprise that London properties notoriously lack space. If you’re in-between homes or need more room in your small flat, using storage is an ideal way to manage your personal belongings.

    Whether you’re moving house or trying to declutter to stage your house, storage is a great way to help. Self-storage units come in a range of sizes and the facilities are safe and flexible. This means you can leave your items in storage for as little as a week and as long as you wish. If you prefer using container storage, a 20ft by 8ft ground container is the perfect size for storing the contents of a 3-bedroom house.

    The property market in East London is sought after, meaning you could have sold your property and then missed out on your dream home. Putting your items into storage if you have to live with family or temporary accommodation can really help to de-stress the situation.

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

    Business storage in East London

    Huge names in the corporate world are turning to East London for extra office space, with businesses such as Transport for London, Cancer Research UK, the British Council, Matches Fashion and the Financial Conduct Authority making the move. Using storage units for business can be an ideal way to help your business.

    Whether you’re looking for somewhere safe to store extra stock such as private documents or computers or you’re in the middle of an office move and want to declutter or save removal costs, using self-storage will help. For larger items or heavy machinery, container storage is what you'll need to make the most of the space provided.

    Business storage comes in all shapes and sizes, from archive storage, warehouse storage and traditional self-storage units. Rest assured, all our storage companies offer safe and secure facilities with safety measures in place to protect your items.

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

    Student storage in East London

    Home to campuses of well-known universities such as University College London, London College of Fashion and the University of East London, East London has a lot to offer students. Whether you’re studying fashion and need somewhere safe to store your projects, or your accommodation is too small for an inherited piece of furniture, using storage can help.

    It’s common for most students to return home during term time, leaving most of their belongings in their student accommodation. Placing your personal belongings into self-storage can really give you and your family peace of mind during the time you’re away from your accommodation, knowing your items are secure. With the flexibility and ease of storage, you can store single items for as little or as long as you like.

    However, if you're an international student looking to store your car whilst waiting for new plates, you may decide container storage is better suited to you. The type of storage you need all depends on what you're storing.

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