Rock Storage Sheffield Provides Self-Storage Checklist

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Rock Storage Sheffield Providing You With a Quick and Simple Self-Storage Checklist

Before you decide to move your valuables, or furniture into a self-storage solution, you’ll have plenty of important things to think about. In order to ensure that you don’t get lost along the way to a successful storage experience, Rock Storage Sheffield have put together this quick and simple checklist that might be able to help.


Have you made a list of everything you’re storing, so you can ensure that nothing goes missing over time? Rock Storage Sheffield will always provide you with an inventory list when you place your things into one of our storage containers but have you made a list of what goes inside any of your sealed boxes.


Are you sure that all of the items you want to be in storage are actually needed? If not think about friends or family that may make use of these items, or if not then charitable organizations can surely sell them. Also, make sure that you haven’t stored anything you’re going to need in the case of an emergency.

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Rock Storage Sheffield also provide  insurance Cover

Have you insured all of your belongings at their replacement value while in storage? Remember that home insurance doesn’t cover items in storage. Here at Rock Storage Sheffield, we provide insurance for the contents of each of our containers up to £1,000. Additional insurance can be acquired for as little as 50p per extra £1,000 of value.

Direct Debit Payments

Have you set up a standing order for the direct debit payments expected during your self-storage rental period? Or have you got another form of payment agreed? Call us here at Rock Storage Solutions to learn about all our accepted payment methods/

Security Deposit

Have you paid your security deposit in full? Most self-storage solutions will require a certain form of payment – such as cheque, credit card, or cash. However, no such charge is required here at Rock Storage Sheffield.


If your items are stored in an outdoor storage container, the type of rusty old cargo transport container that some fly by night storage firms rent out as secure self-storage, usually positioned on some gravel covered car park, exposed by the elements, then you need to make sure it is secured by a padlock or some other form of protection. Have you checked the strength of that padlock recently? We have a fully secure, dry indoor storage here at Rock Storage Sheffield, with prices starting at just £10 a week.

Emergency Contact

Have you given your self-storage company an emergency contact number that they can get in touch with you on?


Are all of your personal belongings properly protected and packaged so that no damage can be caused during the move in and out of self-storage? Read this post for furniture preparation advice.


Have you asked the self-storage company any questions you might have about the security of your items?


Have you come up with a plan for the items that you’re keeping in storage – for instance, whether you plan to sell them or move them to a new home? Think ahead. Plan ahead.


Do you know exactly what you need when you want to take an item out of storage, or come and check on your items? Are there any special considerations if you want to place a new item in storage? We have a relaxed attitude here at Rock Storage Solutions in Sheffield, call us today or visit our website for further details on this.

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Have you organised items carefully within your self-storage solution? Placing the heavier items on the bottom of stacks, and the lighter items towards the top?

Well, we hope these 12 tips will help make your self-storage experience cheap and stress-free. We have some more storage tips here. If you want the best, remember Rock Storage Sheffield for the best deal on your storage.

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