Removals and Storage 99
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When Santa’s been a little too generous

Written by on December 21, 2018


We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas!

However, if you’re anything like us – your waistband is not the only thing now bursting at the seams. Christmas is a wonderful time of giving and receiving. But of course, with that, comes more ‘stuff’. If you have children that stuff can be supersized – thanks grandma for that sit in car and Aunty Katie for that (surely, almost full size) aeroplane. Then there’s the new coffee machine you asked for, the new bike, the four-seater canoe… Of course, we’re joking and it’s all stuff the family loves, but alongside the decorations, cards, Christmas trees and general Christmas paraphernalia it can feel like the walls are closing in and your home is shrinking! Where can it all go?

The dining room apparently.

A piece of research from a furniture showroom called Fishpools caught our eye little while ago. Apparently, one in five Brits use their dining room purely for storage. What a waste! The research revealed that just over two-thirds of Brits think that their dining room should be used for dining only – but 18% thought that it was better to use the space to keep their stuff. Given the price of property, it seems crazy to have a whole, entirely usable room within your house simply to store bits and pieces.

And this is when self storage comes in to play! With self storage centres in Leeds, Harrogate and Wakefield, we can provide a room of pretty much any size which you can use to keep whatever you fancy (there are a few rules, but unless you’re planning on storing anything illegal, flammable or perishable, it’s fine). Maybe you want somewhere to store that four-seater canoe. Or maybe somewhere to put the Christmas decorations when they’re not being used. Whatever you’re currently storing in your dining room – bring to self storage and free your table!

Only you have access to your unit, with your own key or code, and you can get access whenever you need it. There’s plenty of parking at each of our sites, and they’re all conveniently positioned, making it easy for you to nip back and collect or drop things off if you need to.

Or maybe the festive season has made you realise you’ve outgrown your home. If so, self storage can be a great way to help empty out your house ready to put it on the market. If it’s too small for you, you don’t want it to look cluttered and put off a potential buyer who could think it’s too small for them! It also makes it easier to decorate or do any DIY needed and keep on top of the cleaning for when viewers pop round.

And, if 2019 does end up being the year of the big move, we know a great removals company

Happy new year!


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