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Long-term Storage

Long-term Storage

Are you downsizing or looking to travel abroad? Does your business struggle to keep excess office furniture or stock? Whatever your long term storage needs, Blue Bear Self-Storage can help.

We operate several secure sites across the UK where you can store a wide range of items in our robust, fully weatherproof storage containers.

All our storage sites offer easy, regular access to your containers, seven days a week, 365 days a year and at competitive prices.

What is long term storage?

That depends on how you define ‘long term’. Our minimum storage period is four weeks and there is no upper limit.

Whether you need a storage space for a few months or several years, Blue Bear Self Storage has the perfect solution.

That’s what makes our self-storage solution ideal for a wide range of customers, from growing businesses to downsizing empty-nesters and everyone in between. We make both long and short term storage easy.

Who uses our long term storage solutions?

Lots of people use our storage facilities for many different reasons. Some clients need long term storage because they are selling their home or working abroad, and need a space where they can safely load, store and collect their furniture.

People use our storage facility to keep heirlooms or items they’ve inherited but have no room for at home, safe in the knowledge they’ll be completely protected from the elements.

Other storage users are businesses that either need a secure place to house stock, documents or even pack away furniture, knowing they are free to collect it whenever they need.

Our storage services not only free up much-needed office space, they enable frequent access, so you are free to access whatever is stored in your container when you require it.

Many of our clients use our convenient storage units to hold sporting equipment or outdoor tools, knowing these often valuable pieces of equipment are 100% secure when stored with us.

The sizes of our storage units

No two customers are the same, nor is how much space they need. That’s why we offer storage options ranging from 40 square feet (sq ft) to 160 sq ft, unit sizes that offer greater flexibility than traditional self storage.

40 sq ft

Measuring 8ft (h) x 8ft (l) x 5ft (w), this storage unit can easily house the contents of a small garden shed, or one small van, or 50-75 storage boxes.

60 sq ft

At 7.75ft (h) x 7.75ft (l) x 8ft (w), these storage units offer enough space for the entire contents of a standard garden shed, or one removal van, or 75-100 storage boxes.

80 sq ft

Weighing in at 8ft (h) x 10ft (l) x 8ft (w), you can pack in the contents of a 1-2 bed house or flat, the contents of one Luton van or 100-150 storage boxes in this storage container.

160 sq ft

Our biggest storage unit is 8ft (h) x 20ft (l) x 8ft (w) enough space for the entire contents of a 3-4 bed house or flat, the contents of two Luton vans or 250-300 storage boxes.

What is the best long term storage solution near me?

If you’re looking for cheap long term storage, we operate several secure locations across central and south-east England. They are suitable for all your belongings, from small items to large furniture.

Wherever you are, there’s a Blue Bear Self-Storage near you. Click on each site for its specific storage details:

The advantages of our long term storage solution

No matter which location you choose for your long term storage units, they all come with the same great benefits.

Secure long term storage

Our clients can easily access all our sites during our opening hours, safe in the knowledge we take their safety and security, as well as their belongings, seriously.

Our locations are fenced with monitored CCTV and recorded gate opening systems. Each of our steel containers is brand new, and we use high-grade padlocks that are further protected by a lock box.

An accessible long term storage option

As well as being secure, our long term storage services are convenient. Our customers need to be able to access their stuff at times that work for them, including weekends and Bank holidays.

But our service goes further. Anyone storing their belongings at our sites can drive straight up to their container, open the door and immediately store or collect your stuff.

It makes drop-off or collection of anything from smaller items to expensive sporting equipment as simple as popping into your own garage.

Great storage Customer Goods Protection deals

Most people understand that, alongside other reputable storage companies, we request that clients insure the items they have stored inside our containers.

Because our security systems are of such a high standard, we can offer an additional service: competitive Customer Goods Protection, this provides total peace of mind in case your items are damaged and it covers the entire period you store with us.

It’s worth checking out our long term storage customer goods protection offers, which could be cheaper than you think and save you money.

Of course you’re free to pay for a third party insurance policy, and in those cases, we do request written proof that any belongings in our storage space have some level of cover.

What you can’t put in long term storage units

Our cost effective, weatherproof storage containers are specifically designed to accommodate all manner of items for a long period, from antique furniture to clothing and electricals.

They are perfect long term storage solutions. However, clients who are renting our containers understand there are several items we do not allow them to store at any of our sites. They include:

  • Firearms or weapons of any type
  • Illegal materials or substances
  • Flammable or hazardous materials
  • Explosive materials or pyrotechnics (including fireworks)
  • Poisons or toxic substances
  • Foodstuffs or perishable items
  • Livestock
  • Any other material or item that we think could pose a risk to you or others

How much does a long term storage unit near me cost?

Our long term storage costs depend on where you store your stuff and the size of the storage unit you choose. Click on the location that suits you best, and you’ll find pricing information alongside unit sizing.

We don’t charge a deposit for long term storage containers using a padlock, but they are required on units with standard doors where Blue Bear Self Storage supplies a key.

Plus, if you decide to use our long term storage solution, it can also be cheaper, as we offer discounted rates.

Convenience and security for long term storage

Looking for self storage long term that’s cost effective, secure, clean and accessible? Then Blue Bear’s sites have everything you need.

From our frequent access that suits business to our range of robust storage units, ideal for storing everything you can think of, our service really is second to none.

Our sites allow you to drive right up to your container door, leaving you free to transport and load your belongings at times suitable to you.

As well as ease of collection, our competitive rates could save you money!

Contact us to find out more

You can check out our locations and prices here or book your storage by calling us on the number below.

If you have any questions about any aspect of our service, we’d be delighted to help. Give us a call on 02039 812900 or get a free, instant quote online.

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