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Storage and Packing Tips from SureStore

Storage & Packing Tips2021-04-16T00:10:04+01:00

Need to keep your possessions in a safe, secure location?

We’re confident that SureStore is the perfect managed storage solution for you.

How Managed Storage Works

Managed storage allows individuals to rent units of space for belongings in a safe and secure environment. For many managed storage is a completely new concept, which can be a little daunting. That’s why, at SureStore, we have created a simple process that allows you to find, book and access a storage unit in your local area. So, whether you are looking for domestic or commercial storage, managed storage has never been easier with SureStore.

We have broken down our storage process in to the four easy to follow steps below.


Simply search for your nearest SureStore using your postcode or town. Our storage facilities are situated across the UK to provide accessibility and convenience to a range of customers; no matter the volume of goods.


Our storage unit sizes range from 10sqft–200sqft, and even larger if you need! We offer a range of features to cater for small and large storage requirements of goods; from personal possessions to trade stock.


Priding ourselves as the first managed storage service in the UK to enable you to do so, you can book your storage online. Use our quick online quote form and click book. Yes, it really is that simple.


Bring your belongings to your chosen safe, secure, and industry leading store and we’ll keep them in a protected environment that has 24/7 CCTV and a workforce that cares!

We have everything you need to make sure your possessions are properly packed and protected whilst in storage and you can even purchase your packaging supplies online before you move in! If you have any queries, then have a look through our frequently asked questions for an answer!

What Can’t I Store With You?2020-09-30T10:38:06+01:00

Storage of the following items is not permitted:

  • Food or perishable goods, unless they are securely packed so that they are protected from and do not attract vermin.
  • Birds, fish, animals or any other living creatures.
  • Combustible or flammable materials or liquids such as gas paint, petrol, oil or cleaning solvents.
  • Firearms, explosives, weapons or ammunition.
  • Chemicals, radioactive materials, biological agents, toxic waste, asbestos or other materials of a potentially dangerous nature.
  • Any item which emits any fumes, smells or odour.
  • Any illegal substance, illegal items or goods illegally obtained.
  • Compressed gas.
Need Some Handy Storage & Packing Tips?2020-04-22T03:24:18+01:00
  • To maximise space, stack similar sized boxes together.
  • Do not overfill boxes as they may tip topple when stacked.
  • Heavy items should be packed into small boxes so they are easy to carry.
  • Label or number boxes for easy reference.
  • Make a list of your stored items and keep it in a safe place. This can also be used for your insurance inventory.
  • Protect your fragile goods in bubble wrap or packing paper.
  • Garden equipment should be cleaned.
  • Wardrobe boxes allow you to store your clothes on hangers to keep their shape.
  • Plan your storage space. Make sure you leave access to those items that you need to get to most often.
  • Place heavy items on the floor, not on sofas or mattresses.
  • Leave fridge & freezer doors open for ventilation.
  • Always place a protective cover over your soft furnishings.
  • Cover your goods with sheets to protect from dust.
What Packaging Should You Choose?2020-04-22T03:24:04+01:00


Always use good quality storage boxes. We sell quality boxes of different sizes.

  • Use small & medium boxes for regular everyday items.
  • Large boxes for items such as bedding.
  • Archive boxes are for paperwork and books.

Ask about our Box Bundles, which could save you money.

And don’t forget…..

  • Fragile tape to remind you or your removers that the contents of a box are delicate!
  • A marker pen to remind you of the box contents!

Protective Packaging

Protect your prized possessions by wrapping them in protective packaging.

  • Packing paper to protect dishes & glassware.
  • Bubble wrap for all other fragile goods.
  • Dustsheets, Mattress protectors, Armchair and Sofa covers, to keep your furniture items clean & protected

Our highly-trained team are also on hand during office hours. Aside from Bank Holidays, our hours are typically Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 10am-2pm.

View our range of packaging online today!

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    Security and Simplicity

    We understand that you want to ensure that your belongings are kept safe, secure, and are just generally well-looked after. That’s why our state-of-the-art facilities in CannockBoltonNorthwich, and Burton on Trent all come equipped with 24/7 CCTV surveillance and high-performing alarm systems.

    Our highly-trained team are also on hand during office hours. Aside from Bank Holidays, our hours are typically Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 10am-2pm.

    Like the sound of SureStore? Book your storage space online today!

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