Removals and Storage 99
out of 100

based on 115 user reviews.


No bluff, use less stuff!

Written by on November 17, 2016

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Did you know that today marks ‘Use Less Stuff Day’? Perhaps not, but you will be pleased you do now!

The awareness day comes around once a year and was originally established as part of a campaign to help with maintaining and improving the state of the environment. Organisers used the day to encourage the public to cut back on waste, recycle consistently and walk, cycle, or share rides to work and school. Celebrities and huge organisations such as Greenpeace have since jumped on board along with companies implementing events in the work place and schools teaching children more about the world we live in.

Use Less Stuff Day also encourages us to consider what we really need in our lives and is strategically placed just before Christmas to get us thinking about what we buy for our loved ones each festive season. We are urged to consider the excess we each have in our homes when buying the newest tech products each year, filling children’s bedrooms with toys aplenty and finding our cupboards overflowing with kitchen gadgets that often do similar things – or only get used once a year!

This got us thinking about how we can encourage McCarthy’s customers to use less stuff and help the environment whilst also clearing out their homes and maintaining a harmonious living environment.

Those wishing to do their part for the environment might be interested to know that all the paper we receive through our shredding schemes is recycled. Any of the confidential documents received will result in zero landfill as all the shredded paper is recycled into every day products such as toilet rolls and hand towels.

In the manufacturing process of recycled paper:

  • 74% less air pollution is generated
  • 35% less water pollution is generated
  • 58% less water is required
  • 64% less energy is required
  • One ton of high-grade recyclable paper can substitute for approximately 3 tons of wood in making new paper products

And if you fancy a clear out, why not use our self storage as a mini trial? Take those unused kitchen appliances, toys, furniture and tech and box them up for us to keep safe in one of our self storage units in Leeds, Harrogate or Wakefield. If in six months you haven’t missed them it might be time to say farewell more permanently – and make some money from online sales or hand them over to charity. If you do, however, find you suddenly can’t live without the previously unopened ice cream maker, you can get access 24/7 to pick it back up!

We also have a range of storage options perfect for students needing a safe place to keep their items out of term time, businesses looking for a place to keep stock and whatever else you might want a little extra space for!

Why not give us a call on 0113-2626500 to speak to one of our friendly advisors or visit the website for further information.


Excellent service all round. The ladies in the reception at Harrogate were professional and friendly, the storage unit itself was modern, easy to access and exactly what I needed to store some of my belongings during a house move, cannot fault this facility at all.

5 Stars

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
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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