5th July 2021
Peterborough Storage Space Prices – A Storage Space Price Comparison You Need To See
In Peterborough there are seven self-storage companies. While it may not seem a huge amount, it can be very time-consuming to compare the storage spaces in Peterborough. So, the team here at Quick Self Storage in Peterborough have done the hard work for you. For your own peace of mind, it is worth noting that we always price check against the two national storage companies in Peterborough. These are Big Yellow Self Storage and Safestore. We do this to ensure that our customers always get the best value for their money.
Throughout this blog post we focus purely on general storage, the storage facilities that we provide. The comparison checks that we regularly carry out look at container storage companies or like for like companies to help give you a clear understanding of the best storage facilities for your budget and storage needs.
How Does The Cost Of Self-Storage Work?
While it may be easier to see a comparison of one unit of storage space against another, that’s not really how it works. Different storage companies offer different features and benefits. For example, if you are looking for a city centre storage centre as opposed to one out in the sticks, the cost of a more central facility may be higher. Larger storage units tend to be cheaper per storage space too.
If you are needing the storage facilities on a longer-term, then this may cost less than short-term storage needs. Some storage facilities offer air conditioning, 24-hour access, on-site security or CCTV surveillance. Dependent on these extra offerings, the cost for your storage could be higher too.
Our Self-Storage Comparisons
Here at Quick Self Storage, we want to make things as simple and standardised as possible for you. We believe that self-storage shouldn’t be complicated. We compared storage space prices based on non-air-conditioned units. We looked at unit sizes of under 70 square foot as this size is most popular for our customers. All the storage facilities we compared are within Peterborough or very local surrounding areas. We based the price comparison on use of around 6 months.
Price Comparison Of Popular Storage Companies in Peterborough
Our of the seven storage companies in Peterborough, there are four storage companies that are the most popular. These are the storage companies that we contacted for the price comparison, as stated below:
- Big Yellow Storage (known as Armadillo Self Storage in Peterborough)
- Ready Steady Store
- And the storage facilities available here at Quick Self Storage
The Quote Process For Self-Storage
The quote process for Big Yellow Storage (aka: Armadillo Self Storage), SafeStore and Ready Steady Store was the same for each. As a customer you are required to complete an online form. This includes your name, phone number, address and email address. You also need to insert for start date of your storage needs, the length of time you need the storage for and the reason you need the storage.
With Quick Self Storage it is a much easier process. With one click you can easily see the prices online. All of our storage rates are visible and transparent. We don’t charge extra for different storage needs such as moving to a new house, working abroad or losing an elderly relative We also appreciate customers just want to know the price they can expect before choosing when and where they need the storage.
How Much Does Storage Space Cost In Peterborough?
Below we list the prices of the top four storage companies in Peterborough.
Quick Self Storage Price
Quick Self Storage offers the cheapest cost of storage at £520.20 for 6 months. We are based just outside Peterborough city centre in Werrington. We have a storage space of 75 square foot. The breakdown of the storage space pricing can be seen below.
Storage Space For 6 Months: £520.20
Security Deposit (Refundable): No Deposit Taken
Admin Fee: No Fee Taken
Total Amount Payable: £520.20
Effective Monthly Cost per Square Metre: £1.15
NB: This price was calculated with the current promotion of 50% off for 2 months storage.
Ready Steady Storage Price
Ready Steady Storage offers storage at £666.25 for six months. They are based in Fengate, just off Boongate and offer 75 square foot of storage space. The breakdown of storage space costs with Ready Steady Storage as are stated below:
Storage Space For 6 Months: £633.75
Security Deposit (Refundable): £32.50
Admin Fee: There is an access package fee charged, but this is dependent on when the customer would like access to their storage.
Total Amount Payable: £666.25
Effective Monthly Cost per Square Metre: £1.48
NB: This price was calculated with the current promotion of 50% off for 12-week storage requirements.
SafeStore offers storage at £779.83 for 6 months. They are based in Boongate, just off the city centre. They offer 75 square foot of storage space. The breakdown of their storage costs in Peterborough are as stated below:
Storage Space For 6 Months: £779.83
Security Deposit (Refundable): No Deposit
Admin Fee: No Admin Fee
Total Amount Payable: £779.83
Effective Monthly Cost per Square Metre: Please add – £1.73
NB: This price was calculated with the current promotion of 50% off for 8 weeks storage
Big Yellow / Armadillo Storage
Armadillo Storage offers storage at £680 for six months. They are based in Westwood near Bretton and offer 75 square foot of storage space. The breakdown of storage space costs with Armadillo Storage as are stated below:
Storage Space For 6 Months: £638
Security Deposit (Refundable): £30
Admin Fee: No Admin Fee
Total Amount Payable: £668.00
Effective Monthly Cost per Square Metre: £1.52
NB: This price was calculated with the current promotion of 8 weeks 50% off.
A Look At The Cheapest Storage Space in Peterborough: Quick Self Storage
Quick Self Storage in Peterborough opened in November 2019. We are a local and independent storage facility in Werrington, Peterborough. We have a huge amount of positive 5-star Google reviews and yell.com reviews that can be found here
We are proud to be Peterborough’s first smart self-storage facility. Quick Self Storage offers the most secure facility for your storage needs, with individual storage room alarms, heat and motion sensors, industry leading CCTV coverage and more. We also offer secure access to your storage, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
Are Storage Company Deals A Trap or A Great Deal You Shouldn’t Miss?
When you look at the local storage companies out there, you’ll see some are running special offers, discounts or deals. Due to self-storage market being so competitive you may see that there are a lot of deals out there.
However, are they all as good as they look?
Before you run for the special deal for fear of missing out, there are a few things to look at to ensure you really are getting the best deal for your storage needs in Peterborough.
- Take a look at how long the promotion has been running. Could they be offering half price off storage for 4 weeks, when actually that’s the full price that they have just put up, so it sounds like a special offer?
- Make sure you check everything that is included. As shown above, some storage companies charge lower fees, but then you have to add on a security deposit and admin fees too. Meanwhile, a storage company may look like they charge more, but these hidden fees are included so the overall cost is lower.
- Be wary of the special offers that claim to give you a free move in or a £1 move in. These are often marketing traps that lure you in, but it turns out that you need to book the storage for longer than you need it to get the special deal.
Most storage companies in Peterborough offer 50% deals for 8 weeks, with some going up to 12 weeks if they have a lot of storage space available. Here at Quick Self Storage we are unique in offering monthly bookings, rather than weekly. Instead of 50% off a set number of weeks, we offer 50% off 3 months. We also offer alternative long-stay storage deals if a customer needs storage for 6 months or more. There are only a few storage companies in Peterborough that also offer discounts in this way. Our storage offering is 20% off for the first 6 months on longer bookings.
We recommend that you always check the terms, conditions and small print when choosing the right storage company for your needs. While the headline number of the weekly rate may seem low, when you have added in their hidden extras it can often cost more than you expect.
It’s worth looking at how often payment is due too. As we charge monthly, here at Quick Self Storage, the same cost will come out each month at the same time. However, with four weekly payments, you could find yourself paying storage fees twice in one longer calendar month.
Overview Of Monthly Self-Storage Space Costs
The total price of Quick Self Storage for a month’s storage was 21.92% cheaper than Ready Steady Storage. It was also 33.29% cheaper than SafeStore. Perhaps the best thing about Quick Self Storage though, is that the prices are completely visible and transparent on the website. There are no hidden fees and the price you see for your storage is the price you pay.
Below we have put together a summary table of how much it will cost to rent a storage space in Peterborough from the four most popular storage companies. These prices include any special deals and promotions that were taking place at the time of completing the research.
Storage Companies in Peterborough
Quick Self Storage £520.20 £1.15
Ready Steady Storage £666.25 £1.48
SafeStore £779.83 £ 1.73
Armadillo Self Storage £668.00 £1.52
Is Self-Storage All About The Price?
It’s important to remember that it isn’t all about the cost of storage, there is a lot more to consider when choosing the right storage facilities in Peterborough for your needs. For example, you need to think about the cost of moving your items into storage and how easy it is to access your things when they are in storage. You want to know your items are stored with a company that care about customer service and that you won’t have any trouble when it comes to retrieving your items. It’s also worth checking what days and times you are allowed access to your belongings, but also if there will be an extra cost for this.
If you are a business owner in Peterborough that is looking for storage to better manage your stock, then you need a storage provider that can meet your needs. If you’ll have last minute delivery requirements, then you need to know you can rely on the storage company to help you meet these needs. Think about the times you will need access to your stock and if multiple employees can enter the storage facility to manage stock.
Here at Quick Self Storage we offer a full-service storage solution. This means you can gain access to your stock at any time, have items delivered or collected at times that suit you, your business, your suppliers and your customers.
As an added service to benefit business owners, we also offer delivery acceptance, extended access and multiple-employee access at the push of the button, all via our access app. We want to help support the local business community with their storage needs.
If you have storage needs of any size, call our team or check out the website for our storage costs. There are no hidden fees or nasty surprises, the price you see is the price you pay. Any queries, just give our friendly team of storage specialists a call.