Read A Bit About Explorage
Life is short and you’ve found it…..the only self-storage site you’ll ever need. Get your coat, your work here is done; you’ll remember this day for a long time my friend !
Ok so it’s tricky getting people excited about storage, but we never stop trying because we know that if you’re looking for self-storage, caravan, boat or car storage, we can make your life easier. Finding self-storage near you or far away….the possibilities are endless!
We make it quick and easy for you to find, reserve and store what you need, where you need to. We also help storage owners showcase what makes their facilities great and communicate all the key information you need to confidently make the right choices and move on with your life!
Our journey has taken us all over the country visiting fantastic storage businesses and meeting the people that run them. Appearances can be deceiving, and this is so true for the storage industry. Behind those high walls and fences protecting your stuff, you’d be hard pushed to find a more friendly bunch of people ready to help.
So, whatever you need to store, wherever you need to store it, just enter the details on our homepage to start discovering what’s about. Login and you’ll also unlock videos of the storage premises themselves so you know what to expect and get tailored quotes so that you can make an instant reservation with a deposit of just £10. Think you might of made a mistake, don’t worry its not to late to change your reservation after confirmation, or cancel for free, the only thing you loose is the deposit. Can’t find what you need or have a special request ? Just get in touch. Our friendly team love a challenge and will be happy to help !
Our ridiculous passion for storage developed from our love of the outdoors and being blessed to call North Wales home; a place dubbed the adventure capital of Europe. We’d see our friends carting their sports kit from the cities to the country each weekend and wondered why they couldn’t just store their stuff locally. We discovered there are loads of great independent storage facilities scattered all over the place but finding them and reserving what you need is tricky. Explorage was born and as we started to understand more about our customers we discovered what we really love about storage; it is often needed at times of change in your life. Are you moving house or business ? Downsizing, Upsizing ?! Declutteer ? Hiding a secret indulgence ? getting married or divorced ? suffering the death of a loved one ? setting up a new venture ? going travelling ? doing student stuff ? taking up a new hobby ? geeking out on an existing hobby ? (boat owners yes we are looking at you here 😉)…….you get the point. We love that in some small way we can make these times easier for everyone by quickly sorting out what you need without compromising on choice.
Thanks for visiting and always talk to us. We love hearing from you about what would make the service better, what you love, what you hate, we appreciate it all.
Anna & Huw
Frequently Asked Questions
Read our FAQs below.
Lots of storage facilities have staff on site who can help, especially the indoor storage warehouse/rooms type places. Check out the individual storage listings to see whether they do, or add this to your filter options when you’re shortlisted.
Usually not far. If you opt for a container-based storage site you can usually drive right up to your unit. Indoor storage rooms usually have drop of bays and trolleys to help you easily get your stuff from vehicle to the room. Got a special request ? Just get in touch and we can help you out.
This varies depending on the storage facilities, for some it’s 1 week for others 3 months. This information is shown on the Explorage Individual listings pages. Start searching for and shortlisting facilities now
Most self-storage facilities go to great lengths to make their storage spaces as secure as possible, they don’t want problems, any more than you do. On the Explorage individual listings however, you will see what security provisions each facility has in place. The Self-Storage association requires that its members provide a minimum level of security, these include CCTV systems, a secure perimeter and to meet all fire and safety regulations. Further details are provided here https://www.ssauk.com/customer-info/faqs-for-self-storage-users
It varies. Many storage facilities now offer 24/7 access, although for some this is a premium service. This will be detailed in their individual listing on Explorage. Some facilities offer access during normal working hours, and some don’t offer access at all and collect/bring your stuff to you. Have a think about what you might need and use our filter options to tailor what will suit you best. Alternatively get in touch to discuss what options to go for.
Some storage facilities offer this support, and this information is shown on their individual details. Once you have made a reservation just get in touch to make arrangements. If they don’t offer move in/out services just contact us and we’ll put you in touch with some local removal guys who can help.
We’d love to tell you that all storage includes insurance but currently some storage facilities offer it and some don’t. We show this in their details before you book. Were they don’t, fear not, there’s a link to some standard insurance providers who typically cover the industry and who would be happy to help you out
Ask yourself how dry is your coat and you’ll get the idea; it depends on the coat. Most “coats” are designed to keep the weather out and certainly shouldn’t leak, but if you go for a super duper Self Storage Association certified “coat” you’ll know that your stuff isn’t going to get wet, (act of god aside) and that the owners will be doing everything they can to ensure your stuff is well vented too. So think about it, does your “coat” need to protect a bespoke “suit” or will a “mac” draped over a “shell suit” do the trick ? Try and avoid selecting storage on price alone and go for the one that suits what your storing and is where you need it
Like renting a house, the cost of storage can range wildly depending on how much storage you need and where. Industry reports suggest an average of £69 a month for a 60ft2 unit, and an average shipping container of 160ft2 could be around £130, but the best thing to do is simply enter your details above), to get a more accurate indication for what you need.
Explorage is an entirely free service for users. We even pass the deposit on! A small commission-based fee is collected from the storage business when you move in, much like other marketplaces e.g. booking.com, Airbnb, etc.
If you’re a storage facility check out our pricing page for full details.
Meet Explorage Team
Explorage is helping you find your self storage.