7 Best Reasons to Use a Removals Company For Storage
8th November 2023

7 Best Reasons to Use a Removals Company For Storage

Understanding how to identify the best deal for your specific needs can be very tricky.

This is especially the case when there are simply so many storage companies to choose from!

Regardless of why you need to use a storage facility, there is bound to come a time when you require home storage.

Unfortunately, we don’t all have the luxury of loft space, basements or garages to store our belongings in.

It may therefore be the case that you turn to self-storage units as a result.

However, you will quickly find that this option can be rather costly and if you are unsure of how long you require the space it can be somewhat inflexible too!

Many removals companies also provide storage facilities ideal for all of your personal belongings.

The majority of people don’t realise that these services are in place and therefore don’t make the most of them.

In this article, we discuss some of the reasons it is worth considering using a removals company for your home storage needs!

We will break down the benefits of using a removals company for your storage needs as well as some of the reasons why you may require storage space in the first place.

What are Your Storage Needs?

When beginning your search for a storage facility it is well worth asking yourself why it is you need the space!

This will allow you to evaluate how much storage space you need and could help you with deciding on the best option for you.

Some of the most popular reasons people need storage include:

  • Moving home
  • Renting in between moving house
  • Carrying out renovations to your current or new home
  • Going on a longer holiday
  • A death in the family
  • A student needing to store items between terms

Regardless of why you need storage, it is well worth taking a step back and asking what you need from your storage facility.

Maybe your requirements are completely cost-based or perhaps you need the items transported to the storage facility as well.

Answering this question will certainly help you to establish what your best option is.

Throughout this article, we will break down the many reasons why removals companies offer excellent storage services.

If we are able to answer the question of what it is you need then it could very well be worth using a removal company for storage!

More Reasonable Cost

Pound Coins
Pound Coins. Image credit: Unsplash

One of the first things to keep in mind is that self-storage units typically have additional facilities to maintain, such lifts, restrooms, and staff quarters.

It is also the case that they also need to be highly accessible, which means staff need to be on duty to help clients at all times.

These two elements of self-storage tend to raise the overall cost of the service.

Many moving firms that offer storage run out of big facilities with plenty of room for storage of household items.

These facilities are already in place and don’t require as much staff and upkeep as self-storage, meaning costs can be lower.

For those already moving with them, removals companies typically offer home storage as an extra service, often at flexible or reduced rates.

However, to utilise these services, you do not need to be moving house with them.

Most will provide separate services for home storage alongside their removals services.

When compared to commercial self-storage facilities, removals companies, therefore, tend to charge more reasonable prices.

Additionally, the cost is specified in the written contract.

This means that you will not be hit with any unpleasant costs, which some self-storage companies may include.

A Flexible Service

Customers can take advantage of the very flexible and practical service that removals companies provide.

Removals firms are typically able to provide options for both short-term and long-term storage.

If you are not immediately moving into your new home, short-term storage is ideal.

Your home’s contents will be safe, letting you start moving certain items between residences without the inconvenience of doing it all at once.

People relocating overseas for a lengthy period frequently opt for long-term storage.

Your belongings are treated exactly like they would for short-term storage, with the containers being sealed and kept in secure facilities while you are away.

Clearly, using a removals company for storage offers customers a level of flexibility that is sure to appeal!

Collection and Delivery

Removals men loading truck
Removals men loading truck. Image credit: Depositphotos

The convenience of removal company’s storage is another fantastic feature!

Thanks to the existing infrastructure of removals companies, they are actually able to pick up, store, and redeliver your items whenever it’s most convenient for you.

This will certainly make the storing process far easier and help to avoid you trying to fit all your belongings in a car or arrange rented transport which will subsequently help you to save money!


Storage facilities provided by removals companies must adhere to some very specific industry requirements.

These are designed to ensure that all belongings being stored in the location are safeguarded to the highest level.

As a result, you can relax knowing that your possessions are secure.

They are easy to use, clean, and safe.

Before they are signed, sealed, and put away until you need them again, a thorough inventory of all items will be taken.

This way you know exactly what was stored and have proof should anything go wrong.

For added security, most units also have fire and intrusion alarms installed.

Clearly, removals companies place great importance on security when it comes to storage!

Easier Packing

Packing items for storage
Packing items for storage. Image credit: Pexels

If packing up for items is proving to be a tricky task, using a removals company for storage may be the best option for you.

The majority of self-storage units will expect you to provide your own boxes, which lends credence to the name ‘self-storage’.

On the other hand, removals companies can provide an excellent range of professional packing materials from sturdy flat-pack boxes to protective materials for safeguarding fragile items.

Using a removals company also means you can employ them to do the actual packing itself!

Their trainer crews have plenty of experience with packing homes for moves and can use these skills to pack your items for storage.

Alternatively, they can supply you individually with everything you need to pack yourself.

Removals companies are therefore able to offer a high level of service when it comes to packing your belongings ready for storage.

Moving Already?

If you are already moving home and will require storage throughout your move, using your removals company for your storage needs is extremely convenient!

Hiring the same business to handle both tasks is the certainly easiest method and will reduce the planning required for your move.

While you consider if you want your belongings moved to your new house or stored, they can securely pack your items.

This can be really helpful because it will let you organise the new home and give you a better idea of how all of your possessions will fit.

This services is particularly useful of those who need to carry out lots of renovation on their new property.

It will not only give you the space to renovate properly but also gives you the peace of mind that your items are safe.

It also means your removals company can quickly access your belongings when you are eventually ready to have them moved into your new home!

Use GoodMove For Your Storage Requirements

Goodmove truck
Goodmove Truck

There are clearly a number of great reasons to consider using a removals company for storage!

Regardless of your storage needs, GoodMove are able to provide you with a suitable storage package to cater to your requirements.

We provide a range of storage options with both short and long-term services available.

If you are in need of home storage be sure to call us on the number listed above.

Alternatively, fill out a quick quote form or click on our live bot in the bottom right and a member of our customer services team will be in touch shortly!