Where do you guys keep your stuff when you are going travelling?
I don't have anywhere I can leave anything, so I'm thinking about using a self-storage company. They seem reasonably priced, but I'm worried about the safety of my stuff.
Anyone ever used this facility?
I have used various self-storage places over the years and have been pretty lucky. Someone will always have a horror story for you, but generally I think they are pretty safe. I would choose a smaller place as the little guy running a business probably cares a bit more than a giant company does. I still wouldn't recommend leaving anything extremely valuable in them...Don't leave Great-Grandma's diamond ring...or that Van Gogh....everything else should be fine.
We're having the same kind of issue. Leaving our house in Sept and will possibly need to store most of our stuff if the tenant decides they want it unfurnished. Storage appears to be quite expensive, so we're being as cheeky as possible to just about everyone we know to see if they have any spare loft/garage/shed space. Our gear will be all over the shop, but at least it won't eat into our travelling funds.
Not sure if you're planning on renting your property, but if so, the estate agent did say that it's perfectly acceptable to store belongings in your shed or garage. Admittedly, you've got to trust that your tenants won't flog it all while your gone, but it's an option.
Good luck, Dan
Don't leave Great-Grandma's diamond ring...or that Van Gogh....everything else should be fine.
Agree with that but would like to add, not just monetarily valuable, but sentimental too
Hi, I need to travel to London and am looking for a reliable temporary self storage company. I've been suggested to try -snip-. I would like to consider a few more before I decide. Safe keeping is top priority.
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I've used Big Yellow in the past and had no problems. Security is pretty tight and the storage rooms were clean and dry, which is all you want really. Not that cheap though.