When planning that move to the W4 area in London, you’ll need to consider storage solutions that suit you and your financial needs. Whether you’re moving DIY and on a budget or you have a bit more money to play with, you’ll find the perfect storage solution for you through this simple guide.
On a budget
Containers, vacuum-packed bags and boxes are ideal for those moving to W4 on a bit of a budget. You can get hold of boxes, wicker baskets and plastic containers from local stores and large retail shops. Supermarkets are also great for storage solutions. You don’t need to order storage boxes through a W4 removal company, you can get hold of your own. It’s always a good idea to collect a good range of different sizes, colours and styles – this way you can mix and match depending on the goods you are storing. If you need storage for a short amount of time, such as for packing, you can get hold of cardboard boxes from local supermarkets and charity shops. Once you’re done with them you can donate them back. This way you’re not spending any money!
A little more to spend
Mobile and portable storage is a brilliant option for those who have a little bit more money to spend. Also sometimes known as a space station or space ‘pod’, portable storage units are a flexible choice for those who need somewhere to store clutter, belongings no longer in use or furniture. They normally come in a range of sizes depending on your needs so seek advise from a few storage companies to help you choose the right one for you. The great thing about portable storage is that you can upgrade or downgrade it to suit your personal needs. You can then pay for the space while you need it, whether it be the week you move to W4 or a longer amount of time.
Enough to splurge
Self storage or self-service storage is essentially a mini storage space. W4 Self storage services rent a large amount of space to individuals, usually storing household goods. These spaces are secured with a lock and key for the service users to use at their own discretion. The costs of self storage units really vary but they are normally a pricier solution. If you have more money to spend on your W4 house move, this is a great option, especially if you’re not sure how long you’ll need to use a self storage unit for.
A quick guide to rented storage
• Measure the amount of goods you have to store.
• Choose a suitable site and size for your storage unit.
• If you need some advice, contact a few storage services and they can give you some useful tips and information depending in your needs.
• Be prepared to pay a deposit, usually of around £20-£25 and is refundable.
• Plan how you’ll move your goods, whether you’ll need a removal service or you hire a van for your W4 move.
• Ensure you are happy with what the service is offering and keep in regular contact.
• Keep your lock and key safe, you’ll need this to access your goods on a regular basis.
• If any of your personal details change, ensure you tell your storage service.