Storing your belongings checklist


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List the items you plan to store. Your storage company should be able to advise on the size of space you require. If storing the entire contents of your property, you just need to advise the size ie. a large/small three bed house etc.
Work out when you will need to put your stuff into storage. You can take it out when it suits you. Most self storage companies only ask for seven days notice when you want to leave.
Decide how you will get your goods to the storage facility. All good self storage companies will be able to recommend a local removal company.

Will you need access outside the reception opening hours? If so, find out when these are and when you can get access outside of these times.

Check your storage company opens at convenient times E.g Sunday

  Do you need any packing materials?
  Check the storage facilities have the following security:
  • Individually alarmed rooms
  • 24 hour CCTV with external monitoring
  • Staff onsite 7 days a week
  • Secure perimeter fencing with electronic gates
  • Pin code access
  • Well lit corridors and intercom to the reception

To get 50% off up to 8 week's storage plus an extra 10% for as long as you stay, please visit the Big Yellow website, or go to one of their stores / call 0800 783 4949 (terms and conditions may apply) and quote the discount code: DOPBY01


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