What can I store?
You can store almost anything at Store & Secure as long as it’s not perishable, flammable or illegal! You cannot store flammable, toxic or explosive substances, LPG cylinders or any other compressed gases, any paints, thinners, petrol or oil, any firearms or ammunition, any chemicals (including and especially any oxidising agents), any plants and no animals.
How much space do I need?
At Store & Secure we will work with you to identify the ideal storage room and size for your needs. You can check out our Size Guide or give us a call on 01202 520 220 (Bournemouth) or 01256 444 455 (Basingstoke) if you have more questions.
When can I move in?
As soon as you like! As long as you are able to show a Store & Secure team member suitable proof of identity (a passport), proof of address (a recent utility bill or bank statement from a UK address), and have means of payment other than cash, you can move in straight away.
Does Store & Secure hold a key to my room?
No, you are the only key holder.
How do I pay for my storage room?
We offer a number of payment options including direct debit, credit card and debit card. We do not take payment in cash.
When and how can I access my stuff?
You can access your stuff at any time during our store’s opening hours, 7 days a week. You must sign in at our reception each time for the security of the centre and others.
Why do I have to sign in at reception each visit?
It is part of our security promise. It benefits you, our other customers and is for health and safety purposes.
What are your opening hours?
Our opening hours are generally 08.00 – 18.00 Mon – Fri, 09.00 – 16.00 Sat and 10.00 – 14.00 Sun. Please contact our friendly team to enquire about any change in opening times over certain holiday periods.
How much storage do I need moving house?
The self-storage unit you will need when moving to a new house depends on the size of your current home. If you’re looking to store the contents of a 1 or 2 bedroom flat, you’ll need at least 75 sq. foot of space. Whereas, if you want to store up to a four-bedroom house you may need up to 250 sq. foot. Whether you require household self-storage for the contents of a whole family home or a small flat, at Store & Secure you can find room for everything.
For high-quality, secure household storage units in Bournemouth or Basingstoke call us today on 01202 520 220 (Bournemouth) or 01256 444 455 (Basingstoke).
Do I have to reserve my storage space?
It is advisable to pre-book your storage room if you want to guarantee your space. We charge just £20 for this and your money is refunded against the rental cost when you move in. However please don’t panic if it’s a last minute arrangement as we will always try our best to accommodate you. If you have any queries about reserving a room then please don’t hesitate to give our friendly team a call on 01202 520 220 (Bournemouth) or 01256 444 455 (Basingstoke).
Do I have to sign a contract?
You will need to sign a Storage Licence Agreement before you move in. You will then be issued with full terms and conditions of storage, at which point our friendly staff will explain these to you and answer any questions you have.
Do I need insurance?
Yes, it is compulsory for your individual storage room to be insured against fire, theft and flooding. We will arrange this for you internally, at a cost and it will be charged alongside your storage fee four weekly, the cost of this is dependent on the value of your goods. We have a standard cover in place which works for most of our customers and we will check this is enough cover for you personally at move in stage.
Can you help me get my goods into my room?
We can recommend removal and ‘man with a van’ companies that will help you transport your personal items.
Do you have trolleys?
We have both large trolleys and lifts which are free of charge for our customers. The use of our pallet truck is also free.
How do I store my belongings for moving?
Household self-storage units are the best way to store your belongings for moving. At Store & Secure our purpose-built personal storage units ensure your belongings stay safe and dry when you’re in the process of moving. Some people choose to store belongings in a garage, loft or spare room if they have the space available short term but if you’re looking for somewhere medium to long-term, personal household storage units are the best option.
Get in touch today to get a quote or call us on 01202 520 220 (Bournemouth) or 01256 444 455 (Basingstoke) to find out more information about four household self-storage units in Bournemouth or Basingstoke.
Do you sell boxes, padlocks and other packing materials?
We offer a full range of packing materials in our store, our ‘Saver Packs’ offer significant savings versus buying individual items.
Are there parking facilities?
Our store has free parking and loading bay services for your convenience.
Do you have any storage tips?
Please visit our Storage Advice page or give us a call on 01202 520 220 (Bournemouth) or 01256 444 455 (Basingstoke), our friendly team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
What happens if I find I need more or less space?
If you need more or less space, get in touch with us and we will be happy to help. Whether you have a household or business storage self-storage unit at Store & Secure, we offer flexible storage solutions so that you only ever pay for what you need. With no long-term commitment, our self-storage units are easy to upgrade or downgrade when required.
Get a quote or call us on 01202 520 220 (Bournemouth) or 01256 444 455 (Basingstoke) to discuss your self-storage requirements and get expert advice.
What happens if I need a different size room as time goes on?
One of the benefits of our flexible storage solutions means that you can easily increase or decrease the size of your room as your need changes, so you’ll never have to pay for space you are not using.
How much notice do I need to give when I want to move out?
We require you to give 28 days notice in writing (an email is fine) when you want to vacate your storage room. We will then calculate any refund for unused storage time that you are due.
If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team on 01202 520 220 (Bournemouth) or 01256 444 455 (Basingstoke), they will be more than happy to help.
How to store furniture?
To make sure you have stored furniture correctly in a self-storage unit, follow our 7 steps on how to store furniture in a storage unit:
1. Clean furniture thoroughly before storing.
2. Take furniture apart where possible to save space.
3. Wrap furniture to prevent dust and moisture – we have plenty of wrapping material at out our box shop.
4. Protect glass items with paper and bubble wrap.
5. To avoid any scratches, line your storage unit with tarp or moving blankets.
6. Store large items vertically.
7. Don’t over fill your storage unit as this can lead to furniture being damaged.
Get a quote today for storage units in
Bournemouth or Basingstoke. Alternatively, call us on 01202 520 220 (Bournemouth) or 01256 444 455 (Basingstoke) or visit your local Store & Secure.
Do you have to have a storage unit to be able to buy packaging?
No, you don’t need to have a storage unit to buy packaging. If you are looking for packing boxes in Bournemouth or Basingstoke, our Box Shop is full of packing supplies. From packing boxes and packing tape to bubble wrap and furniture covers, we’ve got you covered whether you have a storage unit at our facilities or not. And if you find you need a safe place to store your items, we offer flexible self-storage in a range of sizes at a price to suit you.
To find out more about our packing boxes, call us on 01202 520 220 (Bournemouth) or 01256 444 455 (Basingstoke) or visit your local Store & Secure and our friendly team will be happy to help.
Self Storage in Basingstoke FAQs
How Do I Protect My Belongings in Storage in Basingstoke?
To keep your belongings safe in a storage unit be sure to use plenty of packing materials and store with care. We encourage our customers to use the following methods to further protect their belongings in storage:
- Use dust sheets to protect furniture.
- Use packing boxes to organise belongings and prevent scratches, dents, or breakages.
- Do not store food or perishable items which could attract unwanted mould.
- Protect glass items such as mirrors with bubble wrap and corner protectors.
- To avoid damage, do not overfill your storage unit. Find out which storage size is right for you with the help of our space guide.
At Store & Secure we want to ensure everyone has the best possible self storage experience. Our self storage in Basingstoke is purpose built, meaning we have taken precautions to keep the facility dry and set to the optimal temperature.
Do Self Storage Units Have Electrical Outlets In Basingstoke?
Storage units typically do not have electric outlets. For most people using self storage to store their belongings, they do not require electrical outlets. To find out more about the amenities available at our self storage units in Basingstoke, call us today on 01256 444 455 and we will try our best to accommodate your needs.
What Size Self Storage Unit Do I Need In Basingstoke?
The size of the self storage unit you will need in Basingstoke depends on what items you are looking to store and your budget. At Store & Secure in Basingstoke, we have a wide range of storage unit sizes available, for every budget. from practical lockers to 100 square feet storage units for furniture, stock equipment and more – we have got something for everyone! View our space guide to decide which self storage unit is right for you.
If you have already got self storage with us and are looking for more space, we can upgrade your storage size hassle-free. Contact a member of the team and we will be happy to help.
Are Self Storage Units Safe In Basingstoke?
Due to their high level of security, our self storage in Basingstoke is very rarely a target for thieves. To reduce the risk of theft, Store & Secure require customer ID and proof of address before allowing anyone access to a storage unit. In addition to this, we have digital CCTV covering all the main access points to the storage area throughout the day and then by an external security company at night.
Our self storage facility in Basingstoke is also fitted with the latest smoke and fire detection systems to keep our customers and staff safe in the event of a fire.
Self Storage in Bournemouth FAQs
How Do Self Storage Units Work In Bournemouth?
Self storage units work by offering an efficient and cost-effective way to make more space for your belongings. Our storage units in Bournemouth are available from just £5 per week and we consistently offer further discounts. When you contact us, we will ask you what you are looking to store, to determine the best sized self-storage unit for you. We will give you a quote and help with any questions or queries you may have.
At Store & Secure in Bournemouth, we offer both personal storage and business storage. So whether you are looking for household storage or stock equipment storage, we have hassle-free storage solutions to suit every requirement. Get a quote for self storage in Bournemouth today!
How Secure Are Self Storage Units In Bournemouth?
At Store & Secure in Bournemouth, we pride ourselves on the security measures we have in place for our self-storage units. Security is our number one priority, which is why we provide 24/7 CCTV and have fitted an advanced alarm system for complete peace of mind.
To further reduce the risk of theft, our staff are fully trained and have strict security protocols. When someone requests access to a storage unit without a key, we will always ask for a customer ID and proof of address.
How To Organise Your Self Storage Unit In Bournemouth?
Organising your self storage unit improves your storage experience and helps to keep your belongings in excellent condition. The first step is to ensure your storage unit is the right size for the items you wish to store. We don’t recommend cramming belongings into a smaller container, as this can inhibit accessibility. View our tips below on how to organise your self storage unit in Bournemouth:
- Place larger items at the back.
- Store belongings in sealed boxes, then stack them to save space.
- Label your boxes.
- Cover furniture with dust sheets.
- Create a master contents list (so you never lose an item!).
Can You Use A Storage Unit As An Office In Bournemouth?
Using standard storage units in Bournemouth to run an office out of is illegal, however, we do offer affordable serviced offices as an alternative. We have serviced offices ranging from 100 to 1000 sq ft and on-site office storage for added convenience. With no long-lease to sign, our serviced offices are ideal for businesses that want to work out of a comfortable and secure location without a long-term commitment.
Our high-quality serviced offices in Bournemouth include:
- Air con and heating
- Kitchen area with tea & coffee supplies
- Office furnishings
- Phone and tech
- Cleaning and maintenance
To find out more about our serviced offices in Bournemouth, get in touch with a member of our team today on 01202 520 220 and we will be happy to guide you through the options.
How Long Can You Rent A Storage Unit In Bournemouth?
How long you can rent a storage unit for depends on the company you choose to store with. At Store & Secure in Bournemouth, we bill your rent on the same basis that you are quoted, which is every 4 weeks, plus a security deposit equivalent of 4 weeks rental. Whether you are looking for a temporary or long-term solution, we will be happy to help with all of your requirements.
Store & Secure Business Storage FAQs
How to set up a PO box?
Setting up a PO Box allows you to create a separate business mailing address. For mailbox rentals in Bournemouth or Basingstoke, Store & Secure offer a hassle-free and straightforward solution. Our mailbox rental services come from as little as £5 a week with no fixed term contract required, get in touch today to find out more about how to set up a PO box at Store & Secure.
Can I get a commercial or business storage unit?
Whether you need somewhere to store a few boxes or a looking for a larger space to hold stock, you can get commercial storage units at Store & Secure. Our purpose-built commercial storage units can be used to for archive document storage, office furniture, to create space to store and pack items and more!
Call us to talk about your commercial storage unit requirements on 01202 520 220 (Bournemouth) or 01256 444 455 (Basingstoke).
How do PO boxes work?
PO boxes work by providing you with a professional business address. Whether you need a temporary secure place to receive mail or run an online business, when you give out your business details, any of the posts your company receives will arrive at your unique Store & Secure PO box.
When you need to access your post, you can simply use the key provided. We are open 7 days a week so you can access your PO box at any time during store opening times. Get in touch today to get a quote for our PO boxes in Bournemouth or Basingstoke.
What is the best way to store important documents?
Using an off-site archive storage facility is one of the best ways to store important papers and legal documents. Archive storage facilities such as Store & Secure not only offer high security but also a purpose-built space to keep your documents protected.
Manage your archive document storage with our flexible business storage spaces. With storage spaces ranging from 20 boxes to 500 archive boxes, you can keep all your important documents in one place.
To find out more about our archive storage in Bournemouth or Basingstoke, get in touch today.
Do you offer storage for business?
Yes, we provide award-winning business storage for a range of customers, from start-ups to established companies. Our flexible business storage units in Bournemouth and Basingstoke are available a range of sizes. From lockers to large container storage, at Store & Secure we can help you choose the most suitable storage for your business.
Our business storage solutions are flexible with no fixed-term contract. If you find yourself needing more space, you can also scale your business storage up or down at any time. We are open 7 days a week, so you can access your business storage at a time that best suits you during our opening hours.
Do storage units accept deliveries?
At Store & Secure we can accept delivers for you and hold them for you to collect when you are ready. With our free goods-in-and-out service for collections and deliveries, all you need to do is check your items when you return. Plus, all our staff have forklift truck licenses so we can receive any size delivery for you and transport it safely on-site.
To find out more about the benefits of our business storage in Bournemouth and Basingstoke, call a member of our team on 01202 520 220 (Bournemouth) or 01256 444 455 (Basingstoke).
What can be stored in a storage unit?
Self-storage units are ideal for storing several things, particularly when you need to make extra space. Here are a few examples of what can be stored in a storage unit:
- Stock equipment
- Office furniture
- Document archives
- Household items (appliances, décor, tools etc)
- Sports equipment
Our storage units are the perfect solution if you are moving house, running a business or if you are looking for a secure place to keep your belongings. Get in touch for an instant storage quote today for personal or business storage in Bournemouth or Basingstoke.
What size storage unit will I need to store my furniture?
If you require furniture storage but aren’t sure what size you’ll need, our expert team are here to help. From lockers to 1000 sq ft, we can help you determine which size storage unit you’ll need to store your furniture.
Choosing the right size storage unit avoids damaging your furniture when moving it in and out of storage. Plus, an appropriately sized household storage unit will also prevent cramming too much furniture in.
Looking for household storage in Bournemouth or Basingstoke? Contact us today to find out more about our storage sizing and pricing.