• There are many variables when it comes to the pricing of a storage unit, which can be difficult to get your head around.

    ANVSJ are here to help you understand how different factors affect the different prices on storage units, and how to identify the best storage unit for your budget.

    What does the cost of a self-storage unit depend on?

    The cost of a self-storage unit depends on numerous factors. Despite a self-storage unit usually being a container for your use, there are plenty of other additional factors to consider when choosing a storage unit.


    The location of the storage facility has a great impact on the price that you will pay.

    For example, the price of a storage unit in central London will be a lot more expensive than the price of a storage unit in Rotherham.

    Unit size

    This is slightly obvious, but the larger you’d like the storage unit, the higher the rental price will be.

    Duration of storage

    The longer you require a storage unit, the more expensive the unit will cost over time. The cheapest way to store items is to identify how long you will need the unit for so you can inform the storage facility how long it will be in use.


    A storage unit is much more than simply a storage container in a yard. Storage facilities usually have other features and services that can improve the storage experience.

    Such features include:

    • Pest control
    • CCTV
    • Access times
    • Access for different vehicles
    • Alarms
    • Lorry access
    • Temperature control
    • Removal companies welcomed

    Working out cost per square foot

    Total cost is the most important metric to look out for, however, it’s also worth checking out the cost per square foot of the unit you’re looking for.

    For example, an 80 square foot ANVSJ storage unit starts from £15 per week.

    Average self-storage price vs ANVSJ

    According to the SSA Annual Industry Report, the average weekly price for a 75 square foot storage unit was £34.53.

    For an 80 square foot storage unit with ANVSJ (slightly larger than the 75 square foot unit in the SSA report), the price starts from £15 a week.

    If you’re looking for a cheap storage unit in Derbyshire, Yorkshire or Lincolnshire, look no further than ANVSJ.

    Tips to save money when putting items in storage

    If you’re looking to save money when you’re putting items in storage, there are numerous avenues you can take to save a little money.

    Hire a van instead of a removals company

    When moving items into storage from a property or business, and then removing your items from storage to a new location, you may be tempted to hire a removals company.

    An easy way to save money is to do the removal yourself, instead of hiring a company to do it for you.

    The average price to hire a removals company in the UK is £1,181, whilst the cost to hire a van for the day from Enterprise is only £108.99.

    If you were planning to hire removal experts, however, if you manage to find people who are willing to help you move your items in and out of storage, you could have a potential saving of £1,072.01.

    Get the smallest space you need

    If you work out how much storage you need for the items you have, it will be cheaper to move your storage into the smallest unit possible.

    This is because storage units increase in price for the larger space they contain, so working out the size of the storage unit you require will be saving you money.

    For example, a medium personal storage unit at ANVSJ starts from £23.07 per week, and a large unit starts from £46.16 per week.

    Therefore, by working out the size of storage unit you require, you could be saving up to £23 a week. If you’re not sure what size of storage unit you need, feel free to contact our experienced team today and we can offer advice on the sizing you may require.

    Find a cheaper location

    Finding a storage location that is situated in a cheaper location than the place you’re looking for could be a method of saving money on your storage needs.

    Storage in city centres are usually more expensive, however, you can find cheap and practical storage solutions just off motorway exits. These storage locations have excellent transport links, making them ideal storage solutions.

    Self-storage with ANVSJ

    Are you looking for a self-storage unit? ANVSJ have multiple self-storage locations across Yorkshire, Derbyshire & Lincolnshire.

    Feel free to get in touch with our team today and let us know what your storage needs are.

    Get in touch with ANVSJ on 01709 701155 today for more information.

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