When do you need temporary self storage?

At certain moments in life, you might need a temporary storage solution.

  • If you are moving to a new house, having a temporary storage unit will make the move less stressful.
  • If you are renovating, a temporary storage unit will keep your belongings safe and out of the way so that things get done faster.
  • If you are a student, renting a storage unit for the summer months means you don't have to move your belongings home and back again.
  • If you are an online seller, an extra storage unit during peak season could help your business grow.

What does temporary storage at Shurgard mean?

  • You can rent a storage unit with us for 1 week.
  • No need to tell us in advance how long you want to make use of your unit.
  • Our leases are on a monthly basis. You can cancel by giving notice at least 15 days prior to the monthly anniversary date of the storage agreement.
  • Rent less than 15 days? Simply notify your site manager of the anticipated cancellation date.
  • There is no minimum rental period, even if you take up our € 1 for the first month’s rent* offer.

Why rent a temporary storage unit at Shurgard?

Apart from our flexible contracts, many customers choose Shurgard because:

  • Never pay for more than you need - with storage units ranging from 1 to 30 square metres, you can always find the one that suits you.
  • Convenient extended access hours - you can get to your belongings whenever you need, 7 days a week.
  • Security - only you have access to your unit, you get your own personal access code, your own lock and key, plus all our sites have CCTV.
  • Help from self storage experts – our store managers can advise you on the size of unit you’ll need and on how to make best use of your space.
  • Free online reservation – you can easily reserve your unit online without any obligation to rent.
  • No deposit – unlike other storage providers, we don’t charge deposits - one thing less to worry about when you rent a temporary storage space.
  • No need to go elsewhere for moving boxes - we have boxes, bubble wrap and sticky tape available on site.

Long-term self storage at Shurgard

On the other hand, there are situations where you might need a long-term storage solution.

  • If you are moving abroad for several years, long-term storage is the perfect solution for your household effects.
  • If you live in a big city, storage space can be scare, so consider a storage unit at Shurgard as an extension of your home.

What does long-term storage at Shurgard mean?

  • You don’t need to tell us in advance how long you want to rent your storage unit for.
  • Our leases are on a monthly basis with a notice period of 15 days prior to the monthly anniversary date of the storage agreement days.

Why rent a long-term storage unit at Shurgard?

  • Always a store nearby - we have 44 self storage facilities in London and the Thames Valley so you can always find one near you!
  • Convenient access - our self storage locations are conveniently located close to main roads and with convenient access to public transport.
  • Get to your belongings whenever you need – you can access your storage unit 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • No problem when your needs change - you can move to a larger or smaller storage unit at any time.
  • Simplified payment - we can set up a direct debit payment, so you don’t have to worry about settling the bill each month.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.
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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.

About storage unit prices

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.

About temporary storage

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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See what customers say about Shurgard

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4.8/5 - 20116 reviews
Aanand Mistry
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Badmus and Tim were super helpful and welcoming. They made the whole thing very easy
Jack Turner
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Badmus and Tim were extremely helpful and made the process of moving in our storage and absolute breeze. Thanks guys
Jessica Zhang
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This is a very good storage. I can use the app to access the unit. Very good services from the friendly staff. Mr Badmus helped me a lot with switching units. He is very helpful. Thanks very much! I will definitely recommend this storage to my friends.
Aisling McNab
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I have had a fantastic experience with Shurgard Ruislip. The deals they offer are excellent value for money, and they always have offers on. I would highly recommend them to everyone and definitely use them again myself. Thank you Shurgard
Ziem Zima
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Fred at Shurgard Deptford has displayed excellent customer service skilled whilst processing a storage unit for the family. Highly recommended location.
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