Removals and Storage 99
out of 100

based on 115 user reviews.


What size unit do I need??

Written by on December 16, 2014

unloading storage boxes

Choosing the right storage unit for you

Here at McCarthy’s we have storage in all shapes and sizes, and with a variety of different means of access.

 With units varying from the size of a phone box (not that you get many of those nowadays!), to a tennis court, we can usually find something to meet your requirements.

But how do you decide what size you need? It’s one of the things we’ll help you work out when you speak to us but as an initial guide, here are some things to think about:

  • If you’re moving house, or emptying a room or garage, use our handy storage estimator to help to roughly gauge the space you might need:
  • Consider how much you’re going to need access to your things. If you’re not going to need them for a while, you can cram things in a bit more. But if you will need to get to things regularly, then consider leaving room to move around accordingly, without having to unpack the whole unit each time.
  • What are you storing? If items are delicate or fragile, obviously you might not want to stack things or piles them in quite so much, so may need a bigger space. Consider adding shelving if that will help you be able to stack more things safely.
  • All of our units have 24 hour access, but some have drive up access, meaning you can take a car or van right up to the door of your unit for loading and unloading. For our other units, you can park outside and use our trolleys and lift to move goods around. Consider which would work best for you.
  • Will you plan to work in any capacity from your storage unit, or will you be spending a reasonable amount of time there sorting through things? If so, you might want to think about ensuring there is electricity hooked up, and/or WiFi so you can connect devices or tools (or a kettle!) as needed.

And don’t worry – often our customers decide they need a bigger or smaller storage unit as they go along, and it’s normally not a problem for us to provide whatever you need.

Feel free to come and take a look and see what the different sized rooms are like – you’ll be amazed how much you can fit in when they’re packed correctly!


McCartheys were there to take much of the stress out of what was a very difficult time for myself and my family.All the staff were patient and understanding of our dilemma and did all they could to help.
The storage facilities were safe and very secure with easy access .
All in all a painless experience.
Would highly recommend.

5 Stars

Really friendly and helpful customer service and explained everything clearly. Easy to reserve and new facility in York seems well secured and easy to access, with handy equipment to use (particularly with extended hours - at additional cost). Only minor comment for improvement during these times would be to have sanitise stations near the keypads as these are touch points for everyone using the facility.

5 Stars

Really good service and nice units. Easy access, great location, nothing to fault

5 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