When do you need furniture storage?

In many situations, furniture storage can make your life easier.

  • If you’re moving house and there is a gap between selling and moving into your new home.
  • If you are downsizing and some of your furniture no longer fits into your new, smaller home.
  • If you are renovating or redecorating your home, keeping furniture safe and out of the way in storage means the work can be done faster.
  • If you simply want to declutter or free up space around the house.
  • If you want to rent your house out while you’re abroad and you wish to keep your furniture clean and safe for when you return.

Why store your furniture at Shurgard?

There are many reasons why customers rely on Shurgard for furniture storage.

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Never pay for more than you need

With storage units ranging from 10 to 300 sq ft, you can always find the perfect unit size for your furniture.

Store as short or as long as you need

From a week to a few months to a few years, it's totally up to you.

Our storage units are dry and clean

This is essential to keep your furniture in optimal condition.

Security measures in place

Only you have access to your unit. You get your own access code and all our sites are protected by CCTV.

Help from self storage experts

Our store managers can advise you on the size of unit you’ll need and on how to best store your furniture.

No deposit

Unlike other storage providers, we don’t charge deposits - one thing less to worry about when you store your belongings.

Online rental

You can rent your storage unit online. It’s safe, easy and you can head straight to your storage unit on the day you move in.

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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
Use our tool to find the right storage unit at the right price.
Step 2
Rent your storage unit
Complete your rental online. Not sure? Reserve your unit for free with no obligation.
Step 3
Move in
Pack your belongings and move into your storage unit.
Find my storage unit

How do I rent furniture storage?

Step 1. Search for “furniture storage near me”

We have 44 self storage facilities in London and the Thames Valley, so you can always find one near you!

Enter your postcode or location in the search box below to find a Shurgard storage centre near you.

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Step 2. Pick the right storage unit size for your furniture

At Shurgard, our storage units range in size from 10 to 300 square feet and are approximately 10 feet high. The storage unit size that you need will of course depend on how much furniture you want to store.

  • For a studio flat, you will normally need a storage unit of around 40 to 50 sq ft.
  • For storing the furniture of a 2 bedroom house, a storage unit between 70 to 80 sq ft is ideal.
  • For an average 3 bedroom house, you will normally need a storage unit of around 100 sq ft.

Use our storage size calculator to work out exactly what storage size you need!

Step 3. Reserve your storage unit

To secure the prices and promotions of your storage unit, you can reserve it online. It’s free and without any obligation to rent.

You can complete the rental of your storage unit online – it only take a few minutes and you can skip the paperwork on your move in day.

Step 4. Prep your furniture for storage

Whether you are planning to store your furniture for just a few months or for a longer period, packing up your furniture correctly is essential for preserving its condition.

  • Clean your furniture
    This is important to keep your furniture in pristine condition while it’s packed away. Make sure your furniture is free of damp, mold and debris before packing up.
  • Make your furniture less bulky
    Many furniture items can be made smaller, such as bed frames, bookcases, wardrobes or tables. This will make them easier to transport and helps maximise the space in your storage unit. Make sure to put screws and small parts into a bag and tape it to the item so you can find them back when needed.
  • Protect your furniture
    Cover and pad furniture with protective materials to keep them in good condition during the moving process and while in storage. Remove cushions from the sofa and wrap or place them in plastic bags.

Step 5. Move into your storage unit

If you haven’t signed your contract online, you can complete your rental contract in the store. Our store manager will fill in the contract with you, show you the unit and answer any questions you may have.

This will take about 15-30 minutes, so make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.

How much does furniture storage cost?

The price you will pay for storing your furniture depends on a number of factors:

  • The storage unit size you need
    Prices for larger units are usually higher, so it’s important to find a storage unit that matches your needs. We have storage unit sizes up to 300 sq ft. Typically the larger the storage unit, the cheaper the square foot.
  • The location of your storage facility
    The closer you are to city centre, the higher furniture storage prices will be. If you don’t need regular access to your unit, it’s worth considering a location further away from the city centre for cheaper storage prices.
  • The replacement value of your stored items
    Most storage providers will require you to take out a goods coverage policy for your furniture whilst in storage. The cost of goods coverage will depend on the replacement value of your stored furniture.

New to self storage?

How self storage works

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

Get started with self storage

Our self storage prices

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

About storage unit prices

Our storage unit sizes

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

See unit size examples

Temporary storage

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

About temporary storage

Community storage vs self storage

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

See comparison

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?

Check out our FAQs

Housekeeping tips

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

Read our housekeeping tips

See what customers say about Shurgard

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Thank you Khia for your amazing help regarding to the donations to the Brazilian people victims of the huge flooding that’s happening there at the moment. Your help is priceless and shows how’s beautiful is your soul. Thank you again.
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Thank you, Mr. Kia, for helping the Brazilian community during this horrible moment in our country. The Brazilian community appreciates your support and generosity.
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Efficient, friendly and informative front desk service. The technology makes the whole process effortless.
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Great facility and the staff are amazing, highly recommend Shams at reception, called last minute and sorted everything within 10 minutes.
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Staff have been really helpful and patient with me and have given great customer service
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