Storage: How to Select the Best Company


Storage is an ideal option for many circumstances; from traveling or working abroad, to keeping furniture safe during a home or office move. Whatever the reason, here at Simon Long Removals we know how important it is to our customers to be assured they’ve chosen the right company to keep their belongings safe.

We’ve outlined some of the key features to look out for when you’re looking to choose a storage company.


It’s important to know that your belongings will be safe during their time in storage, with theft, damage, and even damp or mould being prime risk factors. Enquire with your storage company to ensure they have the appropriate security features. Our storage warehouse, for example, has 24 hour CCTV, intruder alarms, and fire alarms, to ensure your possessions are safe at all times. Our access systems requires prior notice, ensuring that no unauthorised person can gain access to our facility unnoticed.

What needs to be stored?

It’s important to ensure that the storage company you choose has the facilities to hold your possessions. For example, consider whether you just have a few possessions from home that no longer fit in the loft or garage, or if your office is being renovated or stored for some time.

Whatever you are choosing to store, it’s important to check that the company you choose can offer the adequate space to safely store your belongings and ensure they will remain undamaged, and free from the risk of damp or pest infestations.

How long are you storing the items for?

Everyone’s circumstances differ, meaning some people look to store their belongings for years, whilst others need temporary storage for a matter of a few weeks. It’s important to make sure that you choose a company able to facilitate your needs, so ensure you ask if they have maximum or minimum storage lengths, and find out which option is best for you.

Long term storage is ideal if you know you will not need your possessions in the foreseeable future, or if you’re moving abroad but want to keep some belongings here in the UK. Short term storage, on the other hand, is ideal for students moving back home for the summer with too much clutter, or for homes or offices that are being renovated and need a place to store furniture safely.


Convenience is key when storing multiple belongings, as you want to be able to access it and transport items easily. If you are planning to store your belongings for a shorter period of time, or want to access items fairly regularly, be sure to select a facility near to you.

Serving the areas of Norwich, Thetford and Norfolk, our storage warehouse is in the ideal location for many people.
Here at Simon Long Removals, we’re committed to ensuring our customers are secure in the knowledge that their belongings are being stored in the highest quality conditions. Get in touch with us today to find out how you can use our storage solutions (including self storage) – our team are always happy to help.