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How Does Self-Storage Work?

How Does Self-Storage Work?

In a nutshell: Self-storage lets you hire a unit or space to keep your stuff.

But you’re here for more than nutshells. You want details.

Let us be your self-storage guides, like Gandalf through Middle Earth, but with less orcs and more padlocks.


What You Can Put in Your Storage Unit

Much like a reliable grandmother who listens without judgement, people turn to self-storage for all kinds of reasons.

You might be heading overseas for a few months and need somewhere safe to stash your stuff. Or maybe you’re giving your boat a rest during winter.

These are some of the most common things people put in their storage unit:

  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Sporting equipment
  • Books and DVDs
  • Clothes
  • Vehicles
  • Collectibles.

You can store pretty much anything in your storage unit that isn’t toxic or alive. We’ve listed the no-nos below, just to be clear.


What You Can’t Put in Your Storage Unit

We like to think we’re pretty chill. But when it comes to keeping our customers safe, we’ve just got to put our metaphorical foot down.

This is why you can’t store anything toxic or combustible, perishable, alive, or suspicious, such as:

  • Paint and paint thinner
  • Solvents
  • Petrol
  • Medical supplies (unless arranged with your storage centre)
  • Fresh food
  • Contained/tinned food
  • Animal food
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Items that have been obtained illegally
  • Illegal substances
  • Weapons.

We’re not trying to be the Fun-Police here, but we take security and safety pretty seriously.

Learn more about what you can’t put into storage.


How long can I store my stuff for?

As long as you need!

The minimum storage period is 1 month, and there’s no maximum period. You can stow your stuff with us for as long as you want, and come and go as you please – just talk to your storage centre about accessibility.


How much does a storage unit cost?

The cost of your storage unit will depend on what you’re storing and where. Obviously, if you just need a little space to keep excess boxes of paperwork out of the office, this is going to cost less than a unit big enough to house your car.

You don’t need to pay a deposit, and payment is generally on a month-to-month basis. You can talk to your storage centre manager if you’d like to work another arrangement out.


How Security Works

We’ve got 24-hour video surveillance and individually alarmed doors. In most cases, you’ll get a padlock with a key only you have, and a pin code to enter and exit the centre.

You’re the only person who can access your stuff.


How to Choose the Right Storage Unit

Different storage centres have a different range of unit sizes. Using our unit size guide will get you an accurate size and price for a storage unit in your area. Otherwise, get a tailored quote with our experienced team today.

If we haven’t answered one of your burning questions, head on over to our FAQs page, or get in touch with our friendly staff for more info.

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