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Short-term Storage

Short-term Storage

Are you moving house to downsize or looking to travel abroad? Does your company struggle to keep excess office furniture or stock safe without having to pay a fortune? Whatever your short 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 access to your containers, seven days a week, 365 days a year at an affordable, competitive price.

What is short term storage?

That depends on what you mean by ‘short term’. Our minimum storage period is four weeks and there is no upper limit.

Whether you need a temporary storage space for just a month to free up the spare room, or need our service for several weeks, Blue Bear Self Storage has the perfect solution for you.

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

Who uses our short term storage facility?

Lots of people use our storage facilities for many different reasons. Some clients need short term storage because they are renting somewhere before moving into a new home and have more belongings than space.

People use our storage facility to store family heirlooms or items they’ve inherited to free up a spare room at home, safe in the knowledge their stuff will be completely protected from the elements.

We also help firms looking for a secure place to store items such as retail stock or documents, knowing they have regular access to their self storage unit the same day if needed.

The sizes of our storage units

No two customers are the same, nor is how much space they need. Whether you’ve got bulky items like camping equipment or a new season’s clothes ready for your shop, we can help.

That’s why we offer handy 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 for rent is ideal for smaller items. It can easily hold 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 store 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 for rent is 8ft (h) x 20ft (l) x 8ft (w) enough space for the entire contents of a 3-4 bed family house or flat, the contents of two Luton vans or 250-300 storage boxes.

What is the best short term storage solution near me?

If you’re looking for short term storage at a great price, we operate several secure locations across central and south-east England. They are suitable for everything 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 short term storage solution

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

Secure short term storage

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

As a reputable storage company, all our locations are fenced, with monitored CCTV and recorded gate opening systems.

Each of our steel containers for rent is brand new, and we use high-grade padlocks that are further protected by a lock box. Only you can open your units at each storage facility.

A convenient short term storage option

As well as being secure, our short term storage services are convenient. Our customers storing items with us want to collect their stuff at times that work for them, including weekends and Bank holidays.

But our services go further. Anyone storing their belongings at our sites can drive straight up to their container, open the door and immediately access the property stored inside.

We make the storage and collection process 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 short 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 short 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 short term storage solutions. However, clients who are renting our containers understand there are several items we do not allow them to store or collect 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 would a short term storage unit near me cost?

Our short 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 ask you to pay a deposit for short term storage containers using a padlock, but they are required on units with a standard door where Blue Bear Self Storage supplies a key.

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

Convenience and security for short term storage

Looking for storage short 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 collect 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 unit by calling us on the number below.

If you have any questions about any aspect of our service, feel free to contact us, we’d be delighted to help. Give us a call on 02039 812900.

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Our customers think we're 5 stars!

Absolutely amazing company

Absolutely amazing company! Made storing my surplus things really easy at such affordable rates after shopping around. Collection was fantastic and the guy was brilliant and took visible care of my things after I said there were some breakable items in the boxes.

I can’t praise this company enough

Their booking and admin lady is a star and very efficient and helpful! The site is spotless and everything works very well. The offers make it affordable and the whole experience surpassed my expectations at a point where life was being particularly cruel! Thank you for easing the pain