FAQ’s

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Can I pay online for my container storage?

Yes, once you have been set up as a customer you will receive details on how to pay online.
Do we have to stay for the minimum of 1 month?

You will have to pay for the 1 month but you are free to leave at any time.
How frequently can we access our containers?

Within our opening hours, customers can come and go as many times as they like.
Is there any access outside of working hours?

Unfortunately there is no standard access outside of working hours. Please request an appointment to access the site outside of working hours.
Do you offer a discount for more than one container or for a long term rental?

Yes – we offer long term discounts and multiple unit discounts at our discretion.
What happens if I lose a key?

If you lose a key you there is a £12 charge per key for replacement, we have to go back to the padlock manufacturer as we do not keep copies of keys. This will take several working days.
What happens if I lose both keys or the padlock?

If both keys or the padlock are lost you will need to pay for a new (identical) padlock and keys (£66.00). If you do not make this payment it will be taken out of your deposit.
Is there insurance for the goods kept in storage?

Savvy Storage do not insure your goods but you must insure your goods at all times while stored with Savvy. We recommend Insurastore as an insurance partner. Some household policies include storage – check your policy.
Are there staff on site at all times?

There is always someone on call during opening hours and the owners live on site.
Can I run a business from Savvy Storage

Keeping business stock (including vehicles) on the site is fine. However all of our facilities are for storage only and cannot be used for business activities – this includes trading vehicles on site.
Can I use the storage unit as a postal address?

We cannot receive post and the containers must not be used as a postal address.
Do the containers have electricity or water connected?

No, there are no mains supplies.
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Hints & Tips

It is becoming more common that people no longer want to have excess space within their home or business premises that isn’t being put to effective use. To have a room that’s sole purpose is for storage is not economical; however the items within these rooms may still be needed at some point whether it is in the near or far future.

Self-storage containers are an excellent solution for freeing up needed space as the items in the cluttered room can be transferred into a dry, safe facility until they can be introduced into the home or work premises or of course, given away or sold.

Self-storage containers can play a vital part in the process of moving to a new house, it allows for a temporary place to store large, bulky items until it is decided where they belong. It is also common to not be able to occupy your new home immediately, therefore making self-storage an ideal option and would help relieve some of the stress incurred when moving home.

When finding the right storage facility there are questions to think about, you should think about the security in place at the location and the ability to access your chosen storage facility. It is important to find out the days and times you are allowed access to the premises, to ensure your requirements are met by the storage company. A good storage facility will boast Nsi Gold CCTV monitoring. The whole premises will be fenced completely and well lit. Also find out whether you will be the only person who is able to access your self-storage container, and if it is possible to drive directly to your container, if there isn’t then you will need to check if there is sufficient equipment such as trolleys or fork lifts to help take objects to and from your car.

It is always worth finding out whether they have any other storage space available for rental such as office or workspace.  It is important to understanding the flexibility of the storage company, if their storage rental is flexible it allows for any sudden changes that need to be made to the arrangement. Whether the storage needs are for work, home relocation, or for the safe keeping of tools/hobby paraphernalia, these factors are important to find out and understand when looking for storage.

To maximise the space within your self-storage container, vertical stacking will use less floor space.

Before committing to a storage container, you need to figure out how much space you’ll need and what you will be wanting to store. Items can be stored in a way that maximises the available space. Large and bulky items act as a base for the lighter objects, neatly stacked boxes that are properly packed will also help create a sturdy base. Stacking boxes too high could cause an accident so it is best to keep the boxes at a suitable level to prevent them from falling.

Dismantling larger items where possible will also create more space as they can be stored easier. Folding bedding and towels and placing them cupboards or wardrobes will also save on space. Mattresses and sofas can also be stored upright, increasing the floor space. Using up any empty drawers, cupboards or suitcases is a savvy way of saving space!

Making a list of everything you place within the storage container will make it easier to find items later. Organisation will help in the long run.

For peace of mind, placing any valuable items at the back of the container will put them out of harm’s way. Try to leave a main pathway and make all labels easily visible, this will help you quickly and easily locate the boxes you need. This avoids having to climb over anything which could end up in items falling and accidents happening. If storing fridges, freezers, washing machine and tumble dryers, try to leave the door open slightly, this will preserve freshness and prevent the growth of mould within the items.

These tips will help to guarantee an efficient and savvy self-storage experience.