Wanting to make extra space? In between moves? Excess business items and stock that is taking up space?
There are many reasons why you need storage solutions, and we have both short-term temporary storage, and long-term storage options for you.
The storage industry is an important part of the marketplace that provides vital services for people and businesses who would like to store their belongings in a secure and dry environment.
It is an affordable and safe way to store your goods for as little or as long as you like.
Our containerised vast storage facility is capable of storing all of your business or household items. We do this safely and securely for hundreds of businesses and home owners across the UK.
Why do people seek storage solutions and facilities?
According to a recent survey, the top reason for needing storage is when people are in between properties. This could be for straightforward property moves, but it could also help where there are delays in transfers.
This is followed by needing extra storage space for items that no longer fit into a home or office space.
Significant and dramatic life-changing events are also one of the top reasons people seek storage solutions. This could be due to divorce, or a death in the family.
Another reason for requiring storage, according to this survey, is in order to declutter a home prior to putting it on the market to sell.
Renovating your home is also another reason why people seek to store valued items in a safe space while the mess of a building site is going on.
Home owners vs. renters
“There is clear indication that people owning their own home are more likely to use self storage than renters.
There was a small increase in the number of outright home owners this year, up from 41%. This also ties into the other demographic data that customers tend to be older and wealthier, who are also more likely to own their own home.”
What about ‘churn’?
As a storage business owner, ‘churn’ is always a factor. Longer-term customers result in less churn – less turnaround of space required in our facility. For us at Shires, we have a good mix of short-term and long-term customers who rent storage space from us, for a very affordable sum. And, with our vast facilities of over 1.5 million foot with 24/7 monitored security, we have space for all durations.
We have our team available to assist with any access requirements, and most importantly, is the convenience of our full service package.
Pack, transport, store
We bring the storage containers to you and pack your furniture and effects for you at your property. This gives you the confidence that your belongings have been packed correctly ready for storage.
We make sure that your belongings are safe and secure to withstand a long or short period in storage. Whether you are looking for a few weeks or a few years, we have your storage needs covered.
- Containerised storage is a service where one of our lorries visits your property and our team carefully wrap your items for you to keep them safe.
- Your belongings are then stacked inside one of our large wooden crates and then sealed to keep secure.
- A full storage inventory is taken so that you can be confident that you know exactly where your belongings are. A copy of the inventory is of course provided to you for your records.
- Our removals vehicle then takes your belongings to our purpose built storage warehouse and is stored safely for as long as you need.
“As one would expect, storage is used more by small enterprises, with 84% having no more than 10 staff and most three or less staff,” says one industry expert.
Our Shires service remains the same for commercial storage as it does for domestic. We offer the full packing, transportation and storage service. We pack, move, and store just about anything – legal, of course!
Why choose Shires?
We have been a part of the removal business for nearly fifty years. We are key players and know removals and storage inside out, so you can trust us to get the job done right.
Rooted in Yorkshire, moving around the corner and around the world.
Shires Removals is a proudly Yorkshire business, with its foundations firmly invested and rooted in this remarkable county.
At the same time, our moving and storage business reaches to the far corners of the country, and the globe.
Behind each move is a person or business who has particular needs and reasons for moving. And at Shires you’ll find a hearty northern welcome from the start, and all the way through your move. From our esteemed customers, to our highly valued team, our in-house team of drivers and porters move you in the best possible way.
Home Moves. Office Moves. Business Moves. And Storage.
Whether you are moving house or office, nationally or internationally, our friendly and helpful staff aim to make the move as easy and stress free as possible.
Our head office is located in Kinsley, near Pontefract and Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK but we cater for moves all over the country whether you are moving a few miles or a few hundred miles. Our representatives can visit you at your home to discuss your moving requirements, with no charge and with no obligation to use us.
We provide Local, National and International Removals, Packing, and Storage services to Domestic and Commercial customers.
You find a place, and we’ll take you there!