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Man Cave, She Shed or Self Storage?

Written by on August 16, 2018

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It’s that time of year again. The one you’ve all been waiting for. I know you’ve probably not been able to sleep, you’ve been so excited about it.

Your wait is over. The shortlist has been revealed!

We are, of course, talking about The Shed of the Year 2018!

There were 3,000 entries this year across eight categories, including eco-shed, budget and historic – who knew there were so many sub categories of the (not so) common-or-garden shed? You can still vote on the 24 shortlisted finalists at the website – there’s everything from an old London black cab and full on pubs to a hobbit hole and a space shed (who doesn’t need one of those?!)

But what the Shed of the Year competition does show to us – especially as it’s in its 11th year – is that people still crave that extra space outside of the home for a multitude of reasons.

For some, they need the extra space for storage, for others they want more space for work, or for living – whether it’s entertaining, a hobby or just somewhere to have some peace and quiet. Often both requirements work hand in hand – some of those leisure requirements could maybe be fulfilled in the house if there was more storage space.

Which is where self storage comes in. We’re not the place to be if you fancy setting up your own little bar or pub for you and your mates, but we could be just the thing if you need extra space for storage, for a business or for a hobby.

With storage centres in Leeds, Wakefield and Harrogate, our position in all three locations has been carefully chosen to make them easy to access and convenient. There’s ample parking, so when you need to bring items to unload, or pick them back up again, there’s plenty of space for a car or van.

You can choose a room to suit your exact requirements – whether that’s the size of a phone box or a tennis court. And if your needs change, and you want more or less space, we can change your storage unit without any unnecessary hassle or stress. Everything is kept safe and secure, and only you have the key to your unit – we can’t even get in there without you. CCTV keeps an eye on things when you aren’t about, and state of the art security means individual pin codes are needed to access the building.

Power and wifi can be organised, if you need them for work or a hobby, so you can really make the most of your space in a way that suits you best.

There’s no hidden charges and long contracts – you just need to give us two weeks’ notice if you want to leave. Prices start from just £6 a week – imagine gaining a whole extra room from just £6! So, the only question is – what will you use yours for? Maybe you could empty that old shed at the bottom of the garden into a storage unit and turn the shed into ‘The Stumble Inn’ – we say cheers to that!


Extremely great service

5 Stars

Overall safe and effective storage although my unit occasionally leaked when it rained.The continual fee increases during Covid were unacceptable and my complaints received no reply. Compulsory insurance issued by McCarthys is another rip off factor.

2 Stars

Brilliant overall experience will definitely recommend and use again

5 Stars
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Contact Us


The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

0113 262 3000 /
0113 262 4000
Email Leeds removals

Storage: 0113 26 26 500
Email Leeds storage

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 14.00


The Storage Centre, Ripon Road,
Harrogate HG1 2BS

Removals & Storage:
01423 625 000

Van Hire: 01423 625 000
Email Harrogate

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00


The Storage Centre, Kirkgate,
Wakefield WF1 1UW

Removals, Storage & Shredding:
01924 663 555
Email Wakefield

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00


    McCarthy's Storage World
    Phoenix Retail Park
    Leeds Road
    West Yorkshire
    HD1 6NE

    Removals & Storage
    01484 799 599
    Email Huddersfield

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 15.00


    McCarthy's Storage World
    Water lane
    YO30 6PQ

    Removals & Storage:
    01904 238 333

    Van Hire: 01904 238 333
    Email York

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Sunday: 09:00 to 14:00