Things to Look for in a Storage Facility. Choosing a storage facility becomes crucial when you are moving to a new place. Thus, it is important that you check these below mentioned points before finalizing the deal:
1. The size of the storage
2. Check for special features like vault storage, climate-controlled units, etc.
3. Check for security. If storage unit is capable to prevent criminal activity or not.
4. Check if the company has mid contract price increases? ie fixed prices
5. Check for the 4 weekly or monthly fees you need to pay, remember 4 weeks is not a month!! you will be billed 13 times a year, its a nasty trick.
6. Check for discounts and offers.
7. Check if there are any restrictions to access storage unit.
8. Check for the quality of customer service.
9. Check for reviews of other people.
10. Indoor or outdoor, containers can get pretty damp!!
These points will help you choose the best storage unit to keep your stuff safe and secure. All you need to do is prepare a checklist and find the best storage unit for you.
Below is a comparison of Cambridge Self Storage companies carried out on the 01/01/2018
|CB Self Storage||www.BigYellow.co.uk||www. StorageKing.co.uk||Girton Self Storage||Mega storage|
|Special Offers||First month £1 (minimum stay 2 months) or Free collection if storing for 8 months+||8 weeks 50% off||First month £1||Unknown||10% for 12 months prepayment|
|Access||FREE 24/7 access||Extra fee for access out of hours||Free 24/7/365||8.00am- 8.00 pm||Free 24/7/365|
|Indoor/Outdoor||Indoor storage||Indoor storage||Indoor storage||Indoor storage||Outdoor Containers|
|Levels||All Ground floor units/first floor units professionally packed for free by our team||2 levels, accessible via lift, Premium for Ground floor units.||3 levels, accessible by goods only lifts (you take the stairs)||All Ground floor units||All ground floor units|
|Security||Access control/CCTV||Access control/CCTV||Access control/CCTV||Access control/CCTV||CCTV|
|Price increase policy||Prices fixed for 12 months||28 days notice||28 days notice||Unknown||Unknown|
|Charge period||Monthly 12 times a year||4 weekly This will mean you will be billed 13 times a year||Monthly 12 times a year||Monthly 12 times a year||Monthly 12 times a year|
|Student Discount||10% for 12 weeks + storage, free collection if storing for 6 months +||None||None||None||None|
|Price Match||We will Match any Indoor like for like self storage for 12 months||Yes (however only for 24 weeks)||Yes (however only 6 months)||Unknown||Yes|
|Comparing prices? We took a look on the 25/01/18 …. For example if it says -£1.84 we were this much cheaper per week. We do offer a price match but don’t forget we also offer Free collection*|
|CB Self Storage||Big Yellow||Storage King||Girton Self Storage||Mega storage|
|Discounts available||First month £1 (minimum stay 2 months) or Free collection if storing for 8 months+||8 weeks 50% off||First month £1||Unknown||10% for 12 months prepayment|
|Prices||ppw inc vat||Price per week +/-||Price per week +/-||Price per week +/-||Price per week +/-|