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The Difference Between Self & Container Storage – Which one is for you?

Written by on August 24, 2016

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When considering storage there are a few key things you need to think about. How long do you need storage for? How much space do you need? Do you have a particular budget to adhere to? Here at McCarthy’s we are on hand to help you choose the perfect solution for you. This week we will compare two particular options, Self-Storage and Container Storage in order to give you a clear idea of what you’re really looking for.

storage security doorsLet’s begin with Container Storage. Perhaps you’re in the process of a lengthy home move, or have just been offered that dream secondment abroad. You don’t need regular access to your items but you do need a safe and reliable place to keep them. Container Storage might be just the right fit! The process starts with a skilled removal crew arriving at your chosen location to assist in carefully packing your items into a sealed container. The customer is present meaning they can be sure they are happy with the final result.

Once everything is packed and in order we will carefully transport your container and keep it safe until you’re ready to access it again. Containers are stored in our 150,000 square foot storage space which is protected by CCTV 24 hours a day. If you require access to your items, you just need to give us a few days’ notice in order to make arrangements.

If you think you may need regular or spontaneous access to your goods then Self Storage would be the best option for you. Whether you’re hoping to free up some room in your home, you’re temporarily moving into furnished accommodation or even if you run a business from home and need space for products, self-
Storage World Leedsstorage allows a customer to obtain a flexible and safe space.

Spaces range from the size of a phone box right up to that of a tennis court and are available from as little as £6 per week. Self-storage units are accessible 24/7, 365 days per year so whether it be first thing in the morning or last thing at night you can rest assured that you can get hold of your items as you need them.

At McCarthy’s we can also offer added extras such as Wi-Fi, phone lines and heating. The space truly is your oyster!

We have a team of dedicated specialists on hand to assist with any questions you may have, just give us a call on 0113 26 26 500 or check out our website. Happy storing!


Great service from start to finish. From signing up to the refund of the deposit at the end. We will certainly recommend and use again if needed. The offer we got initially was great and when we cancelled as we no longer needed it, we were offered a little more time too. very good indeed.

5 Stars

Great service from the storage department. Helped me find the right unit and it was a smooth transaction. Would recommend them highly

5 Stars

Would have liked more information in print regarding the actual pricing structure particularly all the 'added' extras - insurance, cleaning, deposit, padlock - rather than just the price quoted on-line! Also details regarding access times - as there seems to be an additional charge for longer / 24-hour access, only standard office opening hours covered by the charge.

Staff very pleasant and helpful!

4 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