Get Your Storage Needs Sorted: How It Works Guide

Want to hire a storage unit with 1st Access? Great – we’re glad to know that you’re considering us. Below, we’ve detailed everything you need to get your storage needs sorted without delay. From your storage options and essential costs to how to get a quote, read the guide below.

Our responsive team is always on hand to help during business hours, so give us a call or use the contact form to get in touch if you have any further questions. You can also refer to our FAQs page which may have the answers you’ve been looking for.

Getting a Quote is Simple

The quickest way to get a free, no-obligation quote with us? Simply fill out our request for a quote form online. You can also give our friendly team a call.

With 1st Access, you hire a unit on a monthly basis, meaning you won’t be tied into a lengthy contract! It’s one of the many reasons people love storing with us.

Choose the Right Storage Solution

Whether you need a self-storage unit, a container or GDPR-compliant document archiving, 1st Access has all these storage solutions available at our facility in Peterborough.

Not sure how much space you need? We’ve got you covered with our space estimate guide. Still scratching your head? Not to worry. Just pick up the phone and our friendly team will be able to advise.

Accessing Your Unit

At 1st Access, we offer a range of accessibility options which you can select as part of our online quote form process. See your options below.

> Standard access: Access available within our standard opening hours
> Extended access: Access from 6am to 8pm, every day
> 24/7 access: Total access around the year

At the start of your storage hire, specific instructions will be provided on how to access your unit.

Storage Essentials

From packaging to insurance, we’ve got you covered.

One of the perks of choosing 1st Access is that we’ve got all bases covered, and you can handpick the services that suit you. We can pick up and drop off all your items, moving them into your storage unit with care. We can also supply any packaging materials that you might require, including cardboard boxes, tape and bubble wrap. You can purchase a padlock from us which will be yours to own.

Insurance is also highly recommended to cover accidental damage. We have public liability insurance, but to protect against other unforeseen incidents which are outside our control, you should purchase insurance – particularly if the value of the items exceeds an amount that you could comfortably afford to replace. Insurance can be bought from a third party provider. Read our insurance policy for more information.

Full Breakdown of Costs

  • Hiring a storage unit – this is charged on a monthly basis and you won’t have to pay an upfront deposit.
  • Level of access can also affect the price
  • Packaging (if required)
  • Move in and out service (if required)
  • Padlock
  • Insurance (highly recommended)

Leaving Your Unit

We’ll be sorry to see you go, but once you’re ready to leave we don’t make it difficult. SImply let our team know when you would like to move out and that’s it. Our friendly team can drop off your items at your address. If you move out part way through a month, we’ll even provide a partial refund.