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We can connect you with up to 6 verified storage companies in York, saving you time and money on your search for a storage facility.

Every storage provider that becomes part of our partner network is verified by our team and reviewed our users. We work with companies who have state-of-the-art security systems, ensuring your belongings are completely protected.

The Cathedral City of York has a number of storage providers who can assist you when it comes to storing your goods. Whether you are moving house, going travelling or expanding your business, storage is available in the city to meet your requirements.

We match you with companies that will contact you directly to further discuss your needs. They can provide a quote based on the size of unit you require, length of contract and any additional services. This way you can compare prices and offerings between reputable companies in your area.

Additionally, many storage companies offer removal or delivery services separately for an additional cost, so ensure you discuss this when the storage providers contact you.

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    FAQs About Storage in York

    We’ve looked everything you need to know about utilising storage in York, finding that the average size of a storage unit in the city is 75 - 100 sq ft.

    Reviewing our data, we found that Friday is the most popular day for arranging storage units in York, with January and September being the most popular months

    How much does self-storage cost in York?

    The average storage rental rate in Yorkshire and the Humber is £18.77 per square foot per year, according to the SSA’s 2021 UK Industry Report. This is cheaper than the average for the UK, which is currently £23.94 and considerably more affordable than London which has rates of £33.06.

    The cost of storage for your goods will depend on a number of factors, such as size of unit, length of contract and if you need additional services. Units with climate-controlled facilities will cost more and you may also want to pay to have your items collected and delivered.

    Don’t forget to compare storage quotes to ensure you secure the best rates and facilities in your area. Compare My Move can connect you with the most professional and verified storage providers in York.

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

    What is the best time of year for storage in York?

    According to our data, the two most popular times of year to rent storage in York is during January and September, both accounting for 13.73% of the rentals undertaken in a year.

    Following the busy holiday season of December, and with the start of the new year, January is very often the time when people decide to declutter and clear their homes. Self-storage options are ideal for storing excess items, until you are ready to move them or donate them.

    Storage is also essential for those with minimal storage space in their home and can be a great option for storing winter items, especially sporting goods.

    Additionally, September is when the University academic year begins and storage is very often used by students, especially those living far from home. Students' halls of residents and flats shares very often don’t offer much space to keep items, so many students opt for storing excess items in nearby storage units.

    Popular Months For Storage in York
    Popular Months For Storage in York

    What is the best day of the week for storage in York?

    We found that the most popular day to rent storage in York was on a Friday, accounting for over 23% of storage used during the week. Our removal data has found that the majority of the UK favours moving house on a Friday, which ties in with the use of storage facilities on the same day.

    Moving and utilising storage on a Friday will mean having the weekend to organise your items without major interruption of the working week. This also rings true for students who won’t need to miss lectures in the week if they utilise storage on a weekend.

    The least popular day to utilise storage in York was on a Sunday, accounting for just 3% of storage rented during the week. This again ties in with trends seen in the use of removal companies, with much of the UK avoiding moving on a Sunday.

    Popular Days For Storage in York
    Popular Days For Storage in York

    Moving house storage in York

    One of the most common reasons people use self-storage is during a house move, especially if your house sells before you move into your new home. This can decrease the stress of the buying process and the move, giving you somewhere to store your items in the interim.

    Downsizing before a move is another reason people use storage, which allows you to store you items outside your home whilst you make arrangements to have them move somewhere permanently.

    By downsizing, you can save money on your removal costs as you will have less items to move, not to mention less stress on moving day. It can also be useful for students who are between accommodation.

    Regardless of why you’re using storage in York, don’t forget to compare storage quotes before choosing a provider. This ensures you’re getting the best deals for your storage needs.

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

    Business storage in York

    A record number of businesses were set up in York and North Yorkshire in 2020, seeing 8,200 new companies being registered within the year.

    York had the highest number of new businesses with 1,882 being registered in 2020, bringing the total number of businesses in the city to 11,911.

    Whether you’re a new business or an established company looking to expand, self-storage can be essential for your business. Commercial units can be a safe and cost-effective way of storing a variety of supplies for your business. Be it additional stock, office furniture, important documents or tools for your trade, storage can be a huge asset for businesses of any size.

    Our storage partners can offer flexible and secure storage solutions for your company. Not only will they have top-level security, but many companies have additional services to assist businesses such as free use of pallet trucks and trolleys.

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

    Student storage in York

    York has a total of 5 universities, with numerous students moving to the area every year. As a result, there is a high demand for both accommodation and additional storage.

    As many, if not most, student halls of residents and flat shares have minimal storage. With students often living in just one room, storage can be essential to students. Whether they are international students needing to store items between terms or students with sporting hobbies which require large equipment such as kayaks or surfboards, student storage is growing in popularity.

    Don’t forget to ask storage providers if they offer student discount and get the best deal for your storage unit by comparing providers with Compare My Move.