Self Storage is becoming more and more popular, but as it stands, many people have still never used it. So when it comes to your first time, you probably have no idea how much it’s going to cost you or what kind of things to look out for. At A-Storage we like to make sure that the customers transition into using Self Storage, be it moving home or services for your business, is as easy as possible, whether they choose to use us or another Storage Company in Bournemouth, Poole or Christchurch.
This blog is to help you, the customer, to make sure that you have a solid Storage price comparison source for the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch areas. We have compiled a list of useful links and information to ensure you can find the best price for your needs.
Things to consider before renting Self-Storage.
In order to store with a reputable facility your goods will need to be covered by insurance. Always ask about insurance when enquiring about storage as some companies only allow you to take their cover and will dictate how much cover you should take. This isn’t always the case though, take us for example. We offer an insurance cover to customers if needed, but will also let you supply your own or your businesses insurance policy. Take a look at these handy sites to get an idea of how much it could cost you.
Note that if you are a business, your business insurance may cover your contents too!
2. Access Charges
Different storage depots will have different access times, and some will even charge you to access your goods out of office hours. Be sure to ask about this before you sign anything.
The majority of Self Storage units in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch require you to supply your own padlock. Most sites also have a box shop that you can purchase a padlock and packing materials from. Check out our >BOX SHOP.
4. Introductory offers
When looking at Storage price comparison, it’s easy to fall for the offers. Who doesn’t like a great offer? Just be careful that when the offer ends, you aren’t stuck paying way more than you thought! Some companies will offer something like ‘50% off for 8 weeks’ but sometimes, when that offer ends you’ll be paying more than the average price in the area. Long-term storage is often cheaper when you resist the introductory offer.
5. Weekly or monthly price
It may sound more appealing to get a weekly price for storage because it sounds like less money. The reality is that there are 4.3 weeks in a month not 4, so over the course of a couple months that 0.3 of a week will add up to a surprise sum you may not realise you’ve been paying.
6. Storage outside of your local area
It may seem inconvenient to store your belongings a few miles away from home but hear me out. Storage facilities that are located outside of big towns like Bournemouth and Poole are often a lot cheaper. Sure, it might take an extra 10 minutes to drive there but you’ll be saving quite a lot over the course of a few months. If you want to store your items and not access them often this could give you a great saving. For example our Bransgore site is a little cheaper than our Bournemouth site, because the costs of running a facility outside of a major town is overall cheaper.
Storage Comparison Sites
Trying to get prices online can be a right pain. You almost always have to fill in an online quote form, and that could take longer than you have! According to the Fedessa 2016 annual industry survey only 54% of Storage Companies in the UK offer their prices on their website, we’re very proud to be a small part of that 54% and you can see our prices >HERE As useful as that is, not everyone is like us and you may have to search around to find the actual prices. In order to make this experience as easy as we can for people reading this blog here are a couple of storage price comparison sites and handy links!
Services offered from Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Storage depots.
This table below highlights some of the most important services that storage companies can offer. Take a look through to see how we compare with other Self-Storage units in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.
Self Storage Services Comparison in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.
|Service Offered||A-Storage||Store & Secure||Safestore||Ready Steady Store||Big Yellow|
|24 hour CCTV||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Out of Hours Access (Free of Charge)||YES||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|Monthly or Weekly Charge||MONTHLY||WEEKLY||WEEKLY||WEEKLY||WEEKLY|
|Prices Available on Website||YES||NO||NO||NO||NO|
*All information is correct at the time of writing
If you need any help with your Self Storage needs in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole then please don’t hesitate to contact us, even if you aren’t sure which company you will use, we will be happy to walk you through it. Read through our website to find out more about all the various services we offer!