Why removals firms are the best option when it comes to storage
It is practically impossible to drive past an industrial estate on the outskirts of a large town or city without spotting a huge, garish self-storage facility. The growth of the self-storage industry is a sign of the times – we have too much stuff, not enough storage space in the home and need somewhere to keep it.
But most people are not aware that there is a much cheaper and no less secure way to stash your precious belongings. Removals companies offer secure storage for a fraction of the price charged by the self-storage giants.
Although the self-storage companies offer attractive offers to pull customers in – such as a 50 per cent discount for the first month or two – prices are then hiked significantly if you store your belongings beyond that (which most people do). By opting for storage with a removal firm you can pay a fraction of the price charged by the big self-storage companies.
We look at the reasons why removals firms are better than the self-storage giants when it comes to storing your belongings:
- The cost of the warehouse is much more expensive for self-storage companies as they have to include stairs, lifts and floors so that customers can access their storage space. By contrast, removals companies stack their containers together in their warehouses using forklift trucks, making the most of the available space.
- Self-storage firms normally utilise only 60 to 65 per cent of their warehouse space whereas removals firms utilise over 90 per cent, so we can pack a lot more in and it is more cost-effective.
- While the self-storage companies stress how conveniently they are located, removals firms such as Aussie Man & Van can trump them again. We can bring a storage container to the customer’s door, fill it and return it again when you need it. This eliminates loading and unloading at the warehouse, which is back breaking and expensive but what you have to do if you are using self-storage.
Written by www.aussiegroup.co.uk