Removals and Storage 99
out of 100

based on 115 user reviews.

Blog

The misunderstood world of Self Storage

Written by on September 7, 2015

0 Comments     
mccarthys removal boxes

Working in any industry day-in, day-out you can often forget that not everyone has the in-depth knowledge about it that you do. (Although we’re sure that really you’re all avid subscribers to Self Storage Weekly).

According to the latest results of the Self Storage Association’s annual survey, there are still a lot of people out there who don’t understand how self storage works.

 

So we’re here to bust some myths and reveal the truth! (that sounds a bit dramatic, but you get our point…)

 

The research, which spoke to 2,150 people, revealed that 15% had never even heard of self storage, and a further 40% had heard of it, but didn’t really know what it meant. So a staggering one in two people don’t really know what self storage is – or if they could benefit from it!

 

Self-Storage is ways to keep your belongings in a safe, secure, dry place while you move, downsize, re-decorate, re-carpet, declutter etc…

 

But even those who did know about self storage had some misunderstandings about how it all works:

 

MYTH: Only 53% of respondents thought that self storage offers a range of unit sizes to suit people’s needs

TRUTH: at McCarthy’s we offer everything from units the size of a phone box to those the size of a football pitch! And the great thing is you can change units as you need to – so if you need to downsize or upsize for a period of time, that’s not a problem.

 

MYTH: Only 37% thought that self storage contracts are flexible from 1 month to 12 months or longer

TRUTH: You can have a storage unit with us from a month to forever! We just require two weeks’ notice if you wish to vacate.

 

MYTH: Only 32% thought that only they could access their goods in self storage, not the store staff

TRUTH: We can’t access your unit. You will have a lock on there, which you put on, and only you hold the key to. Your goods are entirely safe and secure.

 

 

Any questions you have, we’re always happy to help, so feel free to give one of the team a call and let us bust some more myths!

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
Feefo logo

Contact Us

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