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How much does self storage cost?

The cost of storage varies depending on the location, the amount of things you have to store, how long you will be storing and the replacement value.  The closer you are to major cities (e.g. self storage in London), where real estate and running costs are more expensive, you will find that storage prices will reflect this.

Self Storage Price Comparison

Below is a price comparison for 3 main self storage facilities in the UK, including Safestore.
Unit Size / Weekly Price Safestore Self Storage Big Yellow Self Storage Lok N Store Self Storage
10 Sq ft £9.99 £12.30 £10.00
50 Sq ft £27.99 £35.70 £30.00
100 Sq ft £54.99 £63.90 £52.00
250 Sq ft £101.99 £148.50 £147.00
Minimum Rental Period 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Introductory Offer 50% off for first 8 weeks 50% off for first 8 weeks 50% off for first 8 weeks
Price Includes Vat Yes Yes Yes
Reservation Fee No No £25 refundable fee
Special Offer £10 Merchandise Voucher 25% off instore merchandise  

Prices were current (online) as of April 2018.  The stores are in the same locale and offer a similar service.  They’re NOT container or box storage but warehouse storage facilities which are large buildings that are divided into smaller units.  Prices stated do NOT include any introductory offers (.e.g 50% off for first 8 weeks).
At Safestore, our storage prices may be less, however, lower cost storage is not the same as low quality storage. We offer great value for money and you can be assured that your belongings will be safe with us, as our buildings are covered by CCTV, intruder alarms and our receptions are staffed during business.

Are there any hidden costs when renting storage?

The only other things you will need to budget for are a padlock and insurance.  Padlocks can be purchased in store for £12.50 or you can bring your own.

Why do I need self storage insurance?

We do require both business and personal customers to hold insurance in the very unlikely event that something happens to your belongings whilst in storage.  Taking out an insurance policy is a standard procedure for all self storage companies.  Please visit our Insurance FAQs for more information on storage insurance.

You’re able to use your own personal and business insurance if it meets specific requirements/levels.  If you don’t have suitable insurance we do offer specially tailored self storage insurance policies in-house.

How much does self storage insurance cost?

At Safestore, irrespective of the location, our in-house storage insurance costs £1.55 per week for every £1000 worth of coverage.  For example, if the replacement value of your goods is £5000 then insurance would cost £7.75 a week for the duration of your stay.

When working out the level of cover you need bear in mind the replacement value and not what it’s currently worth.  What would it cost you to replace it new?

Does Safestore offer a Lowest Price Guarantee?

As if all of that wasn’t enough, we are pleased to say that we offer a Lowest Price Guarantee, ensuring that your self storage costs will be as cheap as possible without compromising on quality.
Our self storage prices are highly competitive and to be sure you are getting the best deal on storage costs we offer our Lowest Price Guarantee. We won’t just match any local comparable quote that you bring to us within 28 days of you moving into one of our units – we will beat it by 10% for the first 8 weeks and thereafter will match it for however long you expect to stay. We also promise to match any introductory offers and comparable insurance you may be offered elsewhere locally.

Our Lowest Price Guarantee ensures that you have access to good quality cheap storage for as long as you need it.

The not-so-small print

To take advantage of our Lowest Price Guarantee, present us with details of a lower price (including VAT) from any other storage provider within 28 days of moving in. The other provider must be located within a 3 mile radius of any of our stores within the M25, or within a 5 mile radius throughout the rest of the UK. For comparison, the price you provide us with needs to be based on a 4 week stay. If the price you have found is for an individual unit of the same size that you want to rent from Safestore, we will beat that price by 10% for the first 8 weeks and match it for the rest of the duration of your expected stay.

Although we offer cheap storage in all of our locations, we regret that we cannot extend our Lowest Price Guarantee to apply to the following stores for the time being:
  • Acton
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Newport Road
  • Chiswick
  • Earls Court
  • Fulham
  • Southend
  • Wimbledon

A full list of stores where it is not available can be found in our Lowest Price Guarantee terms.

We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time, so act now to take advantage of this offer!

How to get a price for storage?

You can get a quote quickly and easily by entering your postcode and selecting the store nearest you (or by choosing a location from our list of locations), selecting the type of storage you need (from 10sq ft space ideal for storing students’ belongings over the holidays to 500sq ft or more for large house moves or business uses) and entering a few personal details.

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