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Discover our top self-storage tips

New to self-storage, or looking for great tips on how to maximise your space? Check out Simply Secure Storage's helpful guide, or speak to our team in Bury St Edmunds.

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Easy, effective storage solutions

Simply Secure Storage is committed to helping individuals and businesses throughout Bury St Edmunds, by providing affordable container storage services. Our units are accessible 24/7, CCTV monitored for your peace of mind, and highly affordable. 

Whether you’re new to the idea of self-storage or you’ve used our services a few times, there’s always tips and tricks you can learn to help you make the most of your unit. Check out our helpful guide below, and get in touch with our team to make a booking. 

In addition to storage, we can also provide confidential document shredding and archiving services.

Packing your items

•    Fill boxes to capacity; partially full or bulging boxes may tip or collapse
•    Label or number boxes for easy reference when you need to locate goods
•    Make an inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place
•    Leave fridge or freezer doors open for ventilation
•    Garden equipment should be cleaned before storage
•    Avoid stacking or leaning furniture against outside walls to aid ventilation

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Man organising a storage unit

Storing your items

•    Use good quality storage boxes – we have boxes available to purchase
•    Place bulky items in the unit first to provide a good stacking base
•    Put those items that you need to get most often near the front
•    To maximise space stack similar sized boxes together
•    Stack chairs seat to seat with cloth or paper to separate them
•    Do not place heavy items on sofas or mattresses.
•    Always place a protective cover over your soft furnishings
•    Disassemble larger items to maximise space

Prohibited items

To ensure the health and safety of staff, visitors and customers, the following items cannot be stored in our containers:
•    Perishable goods (food, plants etc.)
•    Animals
•    Flammable or explosive materials
•    Hazardous chemicals or substances
•    Firearms, ammunition and other weapons
•    Illegal goods
If you have any questions, or are unsure if an item would be prohibited, please feel free to speak to our helpful team

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Stacks of green storage containers in a yard

For help with a booking or more self-storage tips, give us a call on 01284 750019

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