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Traditional furniture storage vs. Self-storage at Shurgard - what's the difference?

Traditional furniture storage

We all know how traditional furniture storage works:

  • The removal company stacks your boxes and furniture into a sealed container.
  • You have no access to your belongings. In order to access your belongings, you have to call the mover and make an appointment. This may result in additional costs.
  • You are bound by a fixed-term contract.

Conclusion:

If you do not need access to your belongings, traditional furniture storage might be a suitable option.

Self-storage at Shurgard

With self-storage, you are in control of your belongings:

  • You store your belongings inside your own individual storage unit.
  • You have free access to your storage unit 7 days a week.
  • You decide how much space to rent depending on your needs and you can switch to a smaller or larger unit as your needs change.
  • You can change the duration of the rental.

Conclusion:

Self-storage offers more flexibility, is secure and easy to use.

Why store your belongings at Shurgard?

Here are some reasons why Shurgard is great when it comes to storing your belongings.

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Variety of unit sizes

We have a range of storage sizes – so if you don’t have many things, you won’t end up paying for space you’re not using.

Safe and secure

Our premises are secured with surveillance cameras, perimeter fencing, alarms, individual access codes. You can access your unit with your own lock and key.

Convenient access

Only you can access your storage unit. We offer free and extended access hours, 7 days a week, so you’re free to store or pick up things whenever you need to.

No long-term commitment

Our self storage contracts are completely flexible. You just have to inform us 15 days before moving out.

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How self-storage works at Shurgard

Self-storage with Shurgard is easy and convenient. Here’s how to organise it in 3 easy steps.
Step 1 - Find the right unit
Step 1
Find the right unit
Use our tool to find the right storage unit at the right price.
Step 2 - Rent your storage unit
Step 2
Rent your storage unit
Complete your rental online. Not sure? Reserve your unit for free with no obligation.
Step 3 - Move in to your storage unit
Step 3
Move in
Pack your belongings and move into your storage unit.
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How self storage works

Self storage with Shurgard is easy. You can rent a storage unit in just 3 steps.

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Our self storage prices

Here's how we quote the price of a self storage unit at Shurgard.

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Our storage unit sizes

Examples of our different storage unit sizes and how to choose the right one.

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Temporary storage

What temporary storage at Shurgard means and how we can help you.

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Community storage vs self storage

The main differences between peer-to-peer storage and self storage.

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Pick up & delivery vs. self storage

The main differences between pick up & delivery and self storage.

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Self storage FAQs

Do you have questions about self storage at Shurgard?

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Housekeeping tips

Get the most out of your storage experience with our housekeeping tips.

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