Removals and Storage 99
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based on 115 user reviews.


Home renovations? Self storage to the rescue!

Written by on March 21, 2019


People use our self storage for a wide variety of reasons – business and personal. For some people it can be a long term plan to create more space for themselves – for others it can be a short term arrangement to meet a particular need.

Unless you’ve used self storage before, it can seem a bit of a mystifying experience – but it’s really quite simple, we promise! To demonstrate, we caught up with a self storage customer for our storage world site in Leeds to ask them a few questions. Introducing Mark…

Why did you need self storage?

We were having some building work done at our house – a partial garage conversion and turning an unusable conservatory into a proper room. With three young kids we needed the extra space! However, that did mean that we had nowhere to put anything while the work was taking place. Our garage was full to burst, and needed entirely emptying, along with the contents of two rooms.

Why did you choose McCarthy’s and how easy was it to get the storage space?

We’d heard lots of good things about McCarthy’s and felt it was a name we could trust. The process was very straight forward. We got in contact to explain what we needed, and Sarah told us what kind of space we might need and how the storage units work. We were given a straightforward quote, and we were able to get access that very weekend, when we needed it! We were told we needed a padlock for our unit, but as we didn’t have one we were grateful to hear we could buy it from the shop at the storage centre, as well as boxes and packing materials.

How much storage space did you take and for how long?

Our unit was 125 sq ft, which was ideal for what we needed – not so big that we felt space was wasted, but big enough so we could get access to things as needed. We originally took the unit for a month, but – as is the way with these things – the building work took a lot longer than anticipated! So, in the end, we extended it three times – eventually needing it for almost three months. It was a huge relief to know we could just get in touch and ask for the extension when we needed it, and not to have to worry it would be an issue.

What did you find most useful about McCarthy’s self storage in Leeds?

It was all very straightforward and quick to organise and everyone was very friendly and efficient. The storage centre is in a convenient location with loads of parking and having the pin code and padlock access meant we were free to come and go as we needed. We did realise we needed something back fairly quickly, so it was a good job! In addition it felt like our items were kept very safe and secure.
We also got a quote for a man and van service to help us with moving the items – we didn’t need it in the end as we roped in some friends to help, but it was good to know it was a possibility.

Would you recommend McCarthy’s self storage?

Absolutely! We’d never used self storage before, but I wouldn’t hesitate to use McCarthy’s again or to recommend it to someone else in a similar situation. I can also see how useful it would be for when you need to move home or in other situations. You can never have enough space!

If you think you might need self storage facilities in Leeds, Harrogate or Wakefield, why not get in touch with one of our friendly team?


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