How Much Storage Do I Need for a House Move?

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  Moving house is one of the most common reasons for people to choose self storage. It’s a convenient, hassle-free and inexpensive way of storing your belongings and, crucially, it’s flexible. You can keep items in a unit for a month or three years! It’s entirely up to you. If you’re already sold on the…

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Do you charge access fees?

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Some storage providers charge access fees, meaning each time you want to access your unit to retrieve items or add more, you have to pay. Not so at 1st Access Self Storage. The monthly cost of your unit is all you’ll have to pay – we won’t apply additional charges you’re not expecting.   Prices…

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Is Self Storage Only Used For Large Items?

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Found yourself with a large collection of small items? If you’ve run out of space at home to store them, self storage may be exactly what you’ve been looking for.   To answer the question posed in the title, no – self storage isn’t just for large items. It’s commonly used to store things like…

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Who Will Have Access to My Storage Unit?

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Whether you’re planning on storing valuable items in your unit, rare collectibles, stuff with sentimental value or just surplus office furniture, you’re likely to have the same thing on your mind: are my items going to be safe? After all, if you’re storing them it’s because you want to use them again in future.  …

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How to Store Collections

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Are you a collector? We get it – there’s nothing like the thrill of acquiring a rare item or completing a batch of limited editions. Collecting can be an immensely rewarding and enjoyable pursuit, whatever it is you’re into.   From vintage fashion to stamps, coins, model cars and even video games, there’s no limit…

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Do You Offer 24-Hour Storage in Peterborough?

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Yes, we do! At 1st Access, we realise that flexibility is a vital factor for many looking at renting a store unit. That’s why we not only offer round-the-clock access, should you need it, but flexible contracts.   What does this mean? Essentially, when you want to cancel your contract with us (perhaps you’ve completed…

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Can You Put a Lawn Mower in Storage?

Need somewhere to keep your lawn mower while you’re not using it at home? Or perhaps you run a gardening business and have more than one mower in your arsenal that you need to find a temporary home for in between jobs. Whatever your predicament, you’ll be pleased to hear that, yes, you can put…

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How Much Are Storage Units In Peterborough?

Looking to get the keys to your very own storage unit in Peterborough for the first time? You’re naturally going to wonder how much one is likely to set you back, and we’re here to help. As you may have guessed already, there’s no straightforward answer to this question as prices vary depending on a…

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Are Items In a Storage Unit Insured?

Storage companies will have their own insurance, but this only covers their liability. This means that if your items are damaged due to their negligence, they can cover the cost.   However, if your items are damaged by fire, flooding, or they’re stolen or vandalised, this won’t be covered by the company’s liability insurance. This…

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Choosing a Local Company vs National Chains

When it comes to selecting a personal storage provider, we’re looking at the benefits of choosing a local company vs national chains.   Ease of access   A key benefit of choosing a local self-storage provider over a national chain is that you may be able to get a unit closer to where you live….

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