Daisy Santiago
February 4, 2020

easyStorage VS Self Storage: Which One Is Cheaper

Are you trying to make a decision on which storage company to choose to store your items? Do you have a budget to consider? I'm sure you'd like to find a cheap storage company. Let me help you with that. Choose easyStorage.

easyStorage is the cheapest storage solution for you. It provides a hassle-free and low-cost storage service for every customer. It's easy. It's cheap. Cheaper compared to the traditional self-storage.

You know, it's not difficult to determine why easyStorage is cheaper compared to the traditional self-storage.

First, let us define traditional self-storage and how it works.

In general, self-storage is defined as the industry in which storage space or storage units are rented by individuals or businesses to store their items, either on a long-term or short-term basis. Simply put, it is a rented facility (rooms, lockers, containers or pods) where you can bring and take away your belongings.

So, if you are an individual who wishes to store the less frequently used items in a storage facility to free up more space in your apartment or an Office Manager who wants to keep the excess stationery and office supplies and furniture to make your workspace more organised, then renting a self-storage unit is the best and obvious solution for you.

Now, let's analyse the step-by-step process before you can safely and securely store your items in a storage facility.

First, you need to arrange and confirm a booking with your chosen storage company. This can be done through the company's website or through a call with the company representative. Once the schedule is set, you need to start identifying the items you wish to store and pack them. If you don't have the means to transport your items to the storage facility, rent a van or a truck to do the transferring for you. You also need to keep in mind the loading and unloading work. You can always do this yourself if you have enough free time and energy. Or better yet, hire loaders to do the work for you.

The bringing process is done.

Storing and waiting game.

Now, it's time for you to collect the items. Either you use your car or hire a van to deliver the items back to your home. It's your choice. For the loading and unloading work, too. It depends on your decision. Whether you like to do the job all by yourself or hire a couple of loaders to do the work for you.

Let's consider both situations and identify the storage costs to be incurred.

First, you use your own vehicle to transport your items and you do the loading and unloading job alone. The tangible costs are, of course, the storage rent and the petrol for driving back and forth to the storage facility. What you might not see are the intangible costs. Those that you can't quantify. Your time and energy. Imagine if you can just put an equivalent amount of money to those. How much will it cost you?

The second situation is, you decide to rent a van and hire loaders. Of course, it is obvious that the costs you will incur are the storage rent, van rent, and the payment for the loaders.

But remember, there are always additional storage fees like insurance packages and amenities. Some self-storage companies require their customers to avail of an insurance package before letting them sign a storage contract.

Now, let's take a look at how easyStorage will do the hassle-free and low-cost storage for you.

easyStorage is a storage company operating and has sites in Greater London, South East, North West, and Midlands. It is a member of the "easy' family of brands, always keeping at the forefront the saying, "More value for less." Its aim is to provide hassle-free and low-cost storage service for every customer.

How easyStorage works? Simple. easyStorage is the storage company that comes to you. Unlike traditional self-storage, easyStorage provides customers free van for collection and return of items, of course, aside from the actual "storage" service. You don't have to worry about renting a van or spending on petrol to transport your items to and from the storage facility. If you also wish to get loaders to help you with the loading and unloading job, easyStorage has a team always ready to give you a hand (loading fees may apply).

Furthermore, easyStorage has different cheap storage plans in different locations.

Greater London

A 35 sq. ft. storage (or 1 pod), a 70 sq. ft. storage (or 2 pods), and a 105 sq. ft. storage (or 3 pods) costs £18.50/week, £37.00/week, and £55.50/week, respectively. All include VAT. Much cheaper compared to others who offer the same storage size for double or triple the price.

South East

A 35 sq. ft. storage (or 1 pod), a 70 sq. ft. storage (or 2 pods), and a 105 sq. ft. storage (or 3 pods) costs £17.00/week, £34.00/week, and £51.00/week, respectively.

North West

A 35 sq. ft. storage (or 1 pod), a 70 sq. ft. storage (or 2 pods), and a 105 sq. ft. storage (or 3 pods) costs £13.00/week, £26.00/week, and £39.00/week, respectively.


A 35 sq. ft. storage (or 1 pod), a 70 sq. ft. storage (or 2 pods), and a 105 sq. ft. storage (or 3 pods) costs £17.50/week, £35.00/week, and £52.50/week, respectively.

Take note, all plans include (1) free van for collection and return, (2) sealed pods, (3) loading services, and (4) free access to the storage.

Now, which one is cheaper? easyStorage or the traditional self-storage?

easyStorage is, undoubtedly, the cheapest storage solution for you.

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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