Top items people place into personal storage units

As a provider of business storage London-wide, we see a lot of different items arrive at our units, with companies using our service to store everything from important documents to office furniture. We also serve hundreds of residential clients throughout the capital, with plenty of people taking advantage of our storage containers London service when they’re moving home, or just looking to free up some extra space. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look at some of the most common items people use self-storage for.

Seasonal decorations

With Christmas only coming round once a year, it doesn’t make sense for a lot of households to hang on to their decorations throughout spring, summer and autumn. Rather than spend lots of money on decorations every year, however, they simply pack them away and safely store them in their self-storage container. Whether it’s boxes of tinsel, Christmas tree decorations or the tree itself, storing them until they’re needed will ensure they remain safe, dry and in pristine condition.


Photographs, as well as cuttings from newspapers and magazines, can hold plenty of precious memories. Which is why it’s always a good idea to ensure they’re as safe as possible. To ensure some of their most prized possessions stay damage free, many people use self-storage as a solution to housing everything from family albums to magazine collections and more.

Files and documents

Today most company data is stored on computers or in the cloud. With many businesses still making the transition to cloud technology, however, there are plenty of archive paper files that need to be stored. Archives can take up a great deal of space, especially if you work in a small office, which is why businesses choose to store them in a self-storage unit. Storing them in a unit not only frees up space, it ensures the files are accessible when needed. Additionally, it means the businesses are complying with various legal obligations surrounding archival data. If you’re a business looking for a storage solution, check out our list of considerations to ensure you select the best business storage for your needs.


Last but by no means least is furniture. Whether it’s for the office or for your home, when people are moving or they want to free up space, self-storage is always a convenient solution for storing some of the larger and bulkier items. Self-storage is a great way to make sure your furniture doesn’t become damaged and can be a lifesaver at times, especially if you find yourself waiting for the sale or purchase of a house to go through.

Whatever you need to store, we can help. Talk to Chelsea Self Storage today about your storage needs.

Chelsea Self Storage

At Chelsea Self Storage we have 30 years experience in providing the ideal storage solutions for businesses. We understand the optimal storage methods for archived documents and records and can help you calculate the right size of unit you’ll need to maximise your budget. With some of the lowest competitive rates in the capital, we’re convinced that we can offer a file management solution that’s just right for your business.

We are conveniently located near Kensington, a short walk from the Kings Road in Fulham, and have satisfied clients right across London who can testify to our capability and customer service.

If you need to reclaim valuable office storage space then contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you archive your records safely and securely.