June 20, 2023

The Ultimate Comparison of Self Storage Solutions

The Ultimate Comparison of Self Storage Solutions

When it comes to finding the perfect storage solution, the options can be pretty overwhelming. Self storage has become increasingly popular, offering individuals and businesses a convenient way to store their belongings. In this blog post, we present the ultimate comparison of self storage solutions to help you make an informed decision. Discover why container storage, whether at your home, business, or at a container site stands out as the superior choice for your storage needs.

Remember: We rent or sell containers to you as home or business users, and we do have some great ties to local container storage sites too. So get in touch with any questions once you've read this blog post.

Space Flexibility:
Traditional self storage units typically come in predetermined sizes, limiting your options and potentially leaving you with unused space or cramped quarters. With container storage, you have the freedom to choose the size that precisely fits your requirements. Whether you need a small container for personal belongings (10ft) or a larger one for business inventory (40 ft), container storage offers the flexibility to accommodate your specific needs - of course they are pretty standard sizes, but they can be cut down, added together etc etc... so ultimate flex is an option.

Accessibility and Convenience:
Convenience plays a crucial role in storage solutions. Traditional self storage units often require multiple trips to transport your belongings, as they are typically located in fixed locations away from your premises. In contrast, container storage brings the convenience to your doorstep. The containers can be delivered directly to your desired location, eliminating the hassle of transportation. This accessibility allows you to retrieve or add items to your storage whenever you need them, saving you plenty of time and effort.

Security and Protection:
The security of your stored items is of utmost importance. While traditional self-storage units provide some level of security, container storage takes it to the next level. At ST Containers, our storage units are steel shipping containers, with those whopping great doors and great locks (which we supply) that ensure maximum protection against the elements and potential risks. Containers are also weather-resistant, safeguarding your belongings from moisture, pests, and other potential hazards, providing you with peace of mind. We do offer vents and a grafotherm service to add another level of protection from internal condensation (chat to us).

Cost is a significant factor when choosing a storage solution. Traditional self storage units often come with hidden costs such as additional fees for access, security, and insurance. On the other hand, container storage offers a transparent and cost-effective solution. With container storage, you only pay for the space you need, without any surprise charges. It's a budget-friendly option that allows you to optimise your storage costs without compromising on security and convenience.

Versatility and Customisation:
Container storage provides versatility and customisation options that traditional self storage cannot match. With containers, you have the freedom to store a wide range of items, from personal belongings and household furniture to business inventory and equipment. Additionally, you can customize the container's interior with shelving, racks, and organizational systems to maximise your storage space and create a well-organised environment.


When it comes to self storage solutions (especially onsite), container storage often emerges as the clear winner. With space flexibility, accessibility, solid security, cost-effectiveness, and customisation options, containers for storage, provided by ST Containers offer a superior alternative to traditional self storage units.

Say goodbye to the limitations and inconveniences of traditional self storage. Embrace the advantages of container storage and experience the convenience, security, and flexibility that a shipping container brings to your storage needs.

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ST Containers, Downsview House, 
91 Marlborough Road,
Lancing Business Park, 
West Sussex, BN15 8SU
Proud Members of the Container Self-Storage & traders Association
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