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Compare My Move can connect you with up to 6 trusted and verified storage providers in Barking, saving you both time and money during the process.

Rest assured, every storage partner that enters our network is verified by us and reviewed by real users like you. We only work with companies that use state-of-the-art security systems and alarms, ensuring every item is completely protected. You will also have peace of mind knowing that you’re the only keyholder for your unit, with active CCTV monitoring the facility 24/7.

Whether it’s your first term at university or you’re looking to expand your business, we will find a storage solution that matches your needs. Once you’ve completed our online form, our storage partners will contact you directly to discuss your specific requirements and provide a bespoke quote tailored to you. Factors such as the size of the unit required, the length of the contract and whether you require container or self-storage will all affect the quote provided.

Many London storage providers will offer removal or delivery services separately and for an additional cost. If this is a service you require, you should discuss this during initial contact with the company to ensure it’s added to your quote.

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    FAQs About Storage in Barking

    Our team have looked at everything you need to know about utilising storage in Barking, discovering that the average size of a storage unit in the town is 75-100 sq ft.

    After reviewing our data, we found that Friday and Saturday are the most popular days for arranging storage units in Barking, with January and September being the most popular months.

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

    According to the SSA’s 2021 UK Industry Report, the average storage rental rate in London, where Barking is located, is £33.06. This was the most expensive region of the UK, with the overall average across the country being £23.94. This isn’t surprising as many large, populous cities see higher prices due to a drastic increase in demand.

    According to Pick and Move, the average cost of a 70 sq ft container in the same location is £36.69 per week. This is a fairly large container, providing you with more space than some self-storage units can provide. The same sized unit in self-storage will cost as much as £89.53, making it the more expensive option.

    The final cost of your storage unit will depend on a variety of factors. These include the unit size, the length of the contract and whether you need additional services. To keep your costs down, make sure you compare storage quotes with Compare My Move to secure the best deals.

    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 Barking

    Container storage is ideal for storing large, heavy items such as vehicles, machinery and more. Whilst self-storage units are indoors, the containers used in container storage are often located outdoors in warehouses or secure compounds. Despite providing more space, container storage is around 50% cheaper than traditional self-storage.

    Depending on the storage provider you choose, you can either visit the container as much as you please, or you may have to book appointments. However, some types of containers are portable, meaning they can be delivered right to your door. Container storage is best suited to people looking to store larger items for long periods of time.

    Due to the remote location, a lot of users will be concerned about the safety of container storage in Barking. Whilst there's not always staff present at the location 24/7, container storage is still very much secure. They can only be accessed by staff members and clients, with active CTTV constantly monitoring the area. The only other issue to consider is that container storage isn't as weatherproof as self-storage as the facilities are outside.

    Moving house storage in Barking

    One of the biggest reasons our users require storage is to store items in between house moves. Storage is especially vital if you’re looking to downsize. Not only can it reduce the stress of the moving process, but it also provides you and your family with somewhere to protect your items until you’re ready to sort through them or unpack them at the new property.

    By moving your furniture into a storage unit, you can help cut the costs of your removal by reducing the number of cardboard boxes you need to purchase. Most verified storage providers use state-of-the-art security systems and alarms and have active CCTV constantly monitoring the premises. This ensures that every unit is safe, clean and dry, with 24-hour access to clients.

    Many movers prefer using self-storage over containers, as the indoor units are fully weather-proof, protecting even the most fragile items. Regardless of why you’re using storage services in Barking, don’t forget to compare quotes before choosing a trusted provider. This ensures you’re getting the best deals in your local area.

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

    Business storage in Barking

    According to the London Councils' website, there are approximately 7,790 local businesses in Barking, with computer consultancy activities being the largest industry. However, the largest employer in the borough is the wholesale and retail sector, accounting for 20% of all employment.

    Commercial storage units can be a huge asset to businesses across the borough. Whether you’re a new start-up or an established company, the additional storage place can be essential when looking to expand. Self-storage is a safe, flexible and cost-effective way of storing extra stock, office equipment or even important documents. Whilst container storage provides businesses with larger spaces, allowing them to store heavy furniture and machinery.

    Rest assured, our storage partners use the latest technology and security systems to protect their units. Not only will they have a high level of security, but many companies offer additional services to take advantage of, such as the use of pallet trucks and trolleys for larger items.

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

    Student storage in Barking

    The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is home to the London College Of Business, with 6 other further education establishments located across London. As a result, the area sees a fairly high demand for both student accommodation and storage.

    The majority of student halls of residents across the UK are limited in size, with many being flat shares. When moving into a one or two-bedroom flat, the need to downsize is great, which is why many students look to container or self-storage for additional space. Whether they’re international students looking to store items between travelling or students with hobbies that require large or seasonal equipment, the need for student storage is growing.

    When discussing your personal requirements with your chosen storage providers, don’t forget to ask if they offer student discounts. This ensures you get the best deals possible in your local area.

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