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What size unit do I need??

Written by on December 16, 2014

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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: https://www.mjmccarthy.co.uk/storage/our-size-estimator/
  • 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!

Testimonials

Jodie and Sarah were fantastic. They managed to sort out a storage unit for me straight away and even stayed after they should have shut to help me out. I would have been absolutely stuck if they hadn’t gone the extra mile.
It’s rare these days to get that level of service. MASSIVE thank you.

5 Stars

Really good service and would recommend them without hesitation

5 Stars

The staff are friendly and helpful (Huddersfield). My belonging are very safe and secure with loads of cameras and you can't enter without a person code. The storage rooms are nice and dry so all the stuff are safe from damp and mold ect.
I would definitely recommend and the price was great.

5 Stars
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Leeds

The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

Removals:
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

Harrogate

The Storage Centre, Ripon Road,
Harrogate HG1 2BS

Self Store
01423 625 000

Van Hire: 01423 625 000
Email

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

Wakefield

The Storage Centre, Kirkgate,
Wakefield WF1 1UW

Self Store
01924 566 939
Email

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




    Huddersfield

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

    Self Store
    01484 248 006
    Email

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

    York

    McCarthy's Storage World
    Water lane
    York
    YO30 6PQ

    Self Store:
    01904 221 600

    Van Hire: 01904 238 333
    Email

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