Daisy Santiago
February 14, 2020

Cheap Storage in London: Expectation Vs. Reality

Renting a storage unit is one way of making our lives easier, whether it's for moving overseas or to another city, remodelling or decluttering an apartment or an office space. It is also a helpful place to store unused office furniture, stationery, and other office supplies. A storage unit may function as an instant warehouse for small businesses without enough facilities. Finding a storage place that will not bust out your wallet is like finding a piece of heaven here on earth, especially if you're residing in London, which is considered as one of the most expensive cities to live in.

Would you be surprised if I tell you that there are lots of cheap storage facilities in London? Yes! You heard it right! I bet you're smiling from ear to ear now, knowing that you can still have cheap finds here in the city.

Now, read along as I breakdown the expectations and reality of cheap storage.

1. Storage cost

Now, here's one of the factors to consider when renting a storage unit. Of course, if you are looking for a cheap one, it should fit your budget. Most of the time, we're smitten by the discounts and promos, convincing us to go rent that storage unit before the promo ends. However, in reality, there are hidden charges that you don't bother checking because you're too hype to avail of the promo. Some examples of these additional charges are insurance costs, admin charges, and even early out fees. Be very keen on asking even the smallest details to save yourself from unexpected fees.

2. Security

Apart from the price, security is one of the most essential things when renting a storage unit. If you are availing cheap storage, I'm pretty sure they have those security features that you are expecting, but the question is, how reliable are those features? Are they enough to keep your valuables and belongings safe? Try to picture the reality here. Storage companies with excellent security service will, of course, come at a cost.

3. Moving, loading, and additional services

Cheap storage facilities are easy to find but most of them can be traditional when it comes to bringing and taking your things from their storage units. Here at easyStorage, we offer special services for hassle-free storage. We pick-up and return items for free! Yes! FOR FREE! Aside from our awesome security, we also promise our customers more value for less. We also do the lifting, driving, packing, and inventory for you! How does that sound to you?

4. Accessibility

Wouldn't it be economical if you can easily access your storage unit right where you live? You'll save a lot of petrol.

If you're availing a cheap storage unit, I'm pretty sure one of the reasons why it's at a low cost is the distance it will take for you to get there. Don't get trapped. Though it's cheap, it may be very far from where you live. It's better if you can easily access the place where you store your belongings.

5. Storage units

Storage units offered at a very low-cost might not be in good condition. Some may have water damage, oil stains, and pests. We would be paying for this storage unit anyway, why not spend on good quality storage units that will keep our belongings free from damage and in good condition?

The logic here is, true quality comes with a price. If you are going to spend your hard-earned money, spend it wisely. Make sure that if you are paying for the cost, it should be worth every penny. After all, the items that you're planning to store away may have some sort of importance or value to you. Because if not, you'd just throw or give them away.

Daisy Santiago

Daisy is our superstar blogger. With a marketing background and passion for writing, she loves to explore and research topics & put them into writing. Outside of work her hobbies include blogging, writing, blogging, writing. (We keep telling her to get out more)

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