How do Self Storage Units Work?

WJB Storage units
WJB Storage units

You’ve probably heard already but storage is a convenient way to store your belongings but how do self storage units work? Great question.

Storage units are a great option for people who are moving, decluttering, or simply need extra space. From small businesses to travel storage, storage units offer a flexible and secure option to keep your items secure so you have total peace of mind during your day-to-day life.

Self storage units can be rented by the month, and they come in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. We offer a range of sizes and the flexibility to keep your storage unit for as long as you need. 

You can store anything in a self storage unit, from furniture and appliances to clothing and documents. And that’s not all…

We have customers who store vintage cars, antiques and collector items. The unit is your space and yours alone! 

How to Choose a Self Storage Unit

When choosing a self storage unit, there are a few things you’ll need to consider:

  • Size: The size of your unit will depend on how much stuff you need to store. We have an option of four sizes. See them here.
  • Location: You’ll want to choose a unit that’s convenient for you to access. With WJB being a stone’s throw from Winchester and the A30, you’ll find our easy drive-up and drop access a breeze.
  • Security: Make sure the facility has good security measures in place, such as 24-hour video surveillance and secure keypad locks.
  • Price: storage doesn’t need to be costly. You’re ultimately paying for peace of mind while you take care of what matters. WJB offer affordable storage space with you in mind.

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How to Use a Self Storage Unit

Once you’ve chosen a self storage unit, you’ll need to pack up your belongings and move them into the unit. You can do this yourself or hire a moving company – or we’ll be happy to speak to our third-party friends and help you with van hire. 

When you’re packing, be sure to label all of your boxes so you can find what you need when you need it. You may also want to consider renting a climate-controlled unit if you’re storing items that are sensitive to temperature changes, such as furniture or electronics.

Once your belongings are in the unit, you’ll need to lock them up. Most facilities provide locks, but we will provide you with a unique and secure keypad lock that gives you flexible access as well as keeps everything totally locked down. 

You can access your unit as often as you need to during the facility’s business hours 6 am-8 pm. You can access your unit 7 days a week. Sounds good, right? 

What Can You Store in a Self Storage Unit?

You can store almost anything in a self storage unit, including:

  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Clothing
  • Documents
  • Sporting goods
  • Hobby supplies
  • Vehicles
  • Business equipment
  • Bits and bobs

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Drive-Up and Drop Access

Our self storage facility offers drive-up and drop access. This means you can drive up to your unit and load or unload your belongings without having to get out of your car. This is a great option for people who are moving or who have a lot of heavy items to store.

Customer Service

Use self storage that offers excellent customer service and that is recommended (like us). From our seamless booking system to our 24-contactable team. We’re able to answer any questions you may have around the clock. 

Additional Information

Here are some additional things to keep in mind when using self storage:

  • Read our facility’s rules and regulations so you understand the scope of your space hire.
  • Keep your unit clean and organised.
  • Check your unit before you use it. Luckily for us, we have brand-new dry units ready for you to use.
  • Stay in the loop. If you need to extend your stay, our helpful team will be more than happy to arrange an extension for you. 

How to find storage units today

Self storage units can be a great way to declutter your home or business, and it can also be a lifesaver if you’re moving. With WJB self storage offering the best storage units in Winchester, you’re sure to find a unit that meets your needs with ease.

Let’s get storing. Get in contact with us at WJB Storage today and find your unit. You can call us now on 01962 458086