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Storage Units

In life, we often need extra space for various reasons, such as moving, home renovations, or business relocations. That’s where storage units come in handy! Whether you’re facing moving delays for your home or office moves or perhaps downsizing your house, self-storage can be the perfect choice. This page will guide you through the prices, benefits, and other important details about storage units!

How much does it cost to rent storage units?

The prices for storage units mainly depend on the type and size of the unit you would like. The storage cost is usually in the form of a monthly rate, excluding additional add-ons such as 24-hour access, packing materials, or item delivery.

Take a look at the following table for an idea of the average costs of variously sized storage units.

Storage Unit Prices

Storage Unit SizeAppropriate ForMonthly Price
25 sq. ft. / 3 m2Boxes / bags / small furniture€100
50 sq. ft. / 5 m2Extra furniture / wardrobe€160
80 sq. ft. / 8 m21 – 2 bedroom house€300
100 sq. ft. / 10 m23 bedroom house€350
160 sq. ft. / 15 m24 bedroom house€450
320 sq. ft. / 30 m25 – 6 bedroom house€900
640 sq. ft. / 60 m2Large house + attic + garage / large business€1800

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How do storage units work?

Storage units are either lockers, containers, or rooms that you rent out to hold your items. You might have seen other names such as storage rental and self-storage, but these are the same as storage units. If you need a space to keep a few items, start your search with removal companies with their own storage units or dedicated self-storage companies.

Whether the storage rental unit is suitable for you depends on the amount and type of items you have. Smaller storage units similar in size to a closet are great for storing extra pieces of furniture, bulky seasonal items like skis, golf clubs, bikes, or extra clothing.

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Storage units larger than 70 sq. ft. / 7 m2 are best for holding the contents of your rooms, such as furniture, appliances, mattresses, exercise equipment, and other items typically found in your house.

When examining the storage company’s units and services, it’s important to ask about their restrictions. You aren’t allowed to store animals, perishable items, flammable or explosive items, and noxious or hazardous materials. Make sure to ask your company if you’re unsure about your items.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of self storage facilities? 


  • Climate Controls: Some companies that offer storage services offer units with climate control for storing sensitive items like wine, artwork, and antique, wood, or leather furniture. This means that the storage unit will stay within a certain temperature or even humidity range that you set.
  • Security: Security is an important factor when it comes to storage units. With dedicated storage rental companies, sometimes you’ll have to provide your own locks to keep the unit secure. If so, you can go to more secure models, such as cylinder, disc, or closed-shackle locks, rather than standard or combination padlocks.

Some storage facilities have electronic security systems to keep track of all the storage rental units, such as CCTV, individual alarms, lighting, gated access, and 24/7 surveillance. You can ask about the security protocols in place at your storage company to help make your decision.


  • Accessibility Challenges: Depending on the location and layout of the storage facility, accessing your items may be inconvenient. If your unit is located far from the entrance or lacks convenient loading zones, it can be challenging to move items in and out by yourself, especially bulky and heavy ones.
  • Truck Rentals: The biggest disadvantage of renting storage units directly from a storage company is that you’ll need to find a way to transport them to the storage facilities. With most self storage companies, it is your responsibility to arrange for this transport. However, moving companies provide vehicles for rental or for free, to help move your items to their storage.

If you are working with a moving company, you should ask them about their transport options to their storage facilities. In most cases, they’ll be able to load up their removal van with your items and move them for you.

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When to rent a storage unit?

Moving to a new house

If you are moving to a new house, you might need a space to store your stuff during this chaotic time. For example, you are able to use storage units to keep some items out of the way while you are busy getting your new home ready.

Additionally, you might not be able to move into your new house right away because of a key exchange issue.

Freeing up space in your home

Feel like you don’t have enough space in your house? Perhaps you have too much stuff and feel overwhelmed? Then storage units are the right solution. Store items that are taking up valuable space and that you don’t use often.

If you are in the process of decluttering, you can store the items that you aren’t quite ready to discard or sell. If you find that you don’t miss these items when they’re in storage, then you are probably ready to throw them out! With the use of storage services, you’ll increase the amount of space you have in your home, and hopefully clear up the clutter as well.

Renovating your home

If you are undertaking a home improvement project, you’ll probably need to clear a room of two of their contents. You can get these items out of the way by storing them in a storage facility—it will make completing your renovation project much easier. Keep your furniture and other belongings safe, secure, and away from dust, dirt, and paint.

Simplifying moves for students

For students, storage units are incredibly handy. You won’t have to encroach on your living space with your items. You are also able to store your things at the end of every semester, instead of having to bring your belongings home with you.

Ready to move your items?

Then the next step is to reach out to multiple removal companies about your move and  their storage options. Get quotes from up to 6 removal companies by filling out just one form within 5 minutes. Compare their services, prices and profiles and choose the one that best suits your needs.

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