Outdoor Storage Units

Ideal if you are moving house and want a secure place for storage. The units are suitable for the contents of most two to three-bedroom properties. However, the large ones can easily hold the contents of a five-bedroom house.

Storage companies offer a variety of self -storage facilities including indoor, outdoor and drive-up units. Many storage companies offer outdoor storage units and they tend to be in the medium to large size range. Ideal if you are moving house and want a secure place for storage. The units are suitable for the contents of most two to three-bedroom properties. However, the large ones can easily hold the contents of a five-bedroom house. 

Why use an outdoor storage unit? 

The type of storage is generally the least expensive out of all the storage options. You will usually find outdoor units are either a shipping container style or similar to a garage. They will be arranged in a line and designed to facilitate easy access for loading and unloading.

Some places offer a drive-up facility where a vehicle can be driven right up to the unit entrance. Just right for storing a car, a boat, machinery, or a trailer.  It’s also a great option for storing other large and heavy items like sofas or fridge freezers.

When booking your outdoor unit, check it is on the ground-floor as some storage companies have second-floor outdoor storage units as well. If second-floor storage is the only option, that’s not a problem as apparatus will be available to use for accessing the upper storage unit.  And being on the second floor may work out cheaper. This can be a great, economical option if you don’t need to access your goods often during the storage term. 

How do I access an outdoor storage unit?

Most companies will issue their customers with a swipe card or access code to enter the facilities. Although a lot of companies are open every day, there are some that allow 24/7 access to storage units by issuing a swipe card. This gives you complete freedom to access your goods whenever suits you. Make sure you hold onto your swipe card and do not give it to anyone else to use. For your unit, you can either provide your own padlock or buy one from the storage provider.

All good storage companies will ensure that their outdoor storage areas are equipped with floodlights. You won’t be fumbling around in the dark looking for your unit during the winter months or relying on a torch. Good lighting is an essential security feature.  

How secure is an outdoor storage unit?

Security is a high priority for all storage companies, and you should find the following types of security measures in place:

  • CCTV
  • Gated and fenced perimeter
  • Intruder alarm system
  • Authorised access for staff and customers only by swipe card or passcode.

Some facilities may even have security guards who provide an overnight patrol, providing an even greater security presence.

Outdoor storage units are a convenient and affordable way to store your household or business goods. They provide a clean, dry and secure place to store your belongings until you need them. Any storage issues can be solved with a variety of container sizes to choose from and convenient access hours.

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