Understanding Bigfoot Self Storage services

Understanding Bigfoot Self Storage services

Navigating the world of self storage can feel daunting, especially for first-time users. We believe it is essential to provide accessible, honest information you need to make better informed decisions. In this comprehensive article, we will address some of the most frequently asked questions about self storage facilities and help you to gain an understanding of the services and solutions offered by Bigfoot Self Storage.

Whether you are a business seeking additional space, a homeowner preparing for a house move, or someone requiring secure storage space for valuable items, Bigfoot can help. Our wide range of unit sizes, flexible rental terms and competitive deals are to help meet your needs.

Embark on your self storage journey with confidence by discovering everything you need to know about Bigfoot Self Storage.

Understanding the different types of storage units

Before diving into the specific services offered by Bigfoot Self Storage, it is important to understand the different types of units available to suit various needs:

Indoor storage units

These units, typically situated within a large storage facility, offer a secure, dry environment to protect valuable items and certain sensitive and fragile goods such as documents, artwork, and electronics.

Drive-up storage units

Drive-up units are generally located outdoors. They allow users to drive their vehicle right up to the storage unit for easy loading and unloading. This makes them ideal for storing larger items and for those who require frequent, easy access.

How to choose the right storage unit size

Selecting the correct storage unit size is crucial to ensure you have ample space for your possessions without overspending. Consider the following factors when determining the correct unit size:

Create an inventory list

Knowing precisely what you plan to store will help you to estimate the space required. Determine what and how many items you will be storing. Create a list of everything and take as many measurements as possible. Measure larger items and estimate the number of boxes you’ll need for smaller items.

Visualise your layout

Knowing exactly what and how much is to be stored will help you to visualise how you’ll organise your possessions within the storage unit. Can items be stacked or placed on the floor? Can smaller items be stored on shelving or on top things? Factor in the need for walkway space or access points.

Look at a storage room size guide

We offer a storage room size guide on our homepage to help you choose the right size of unit based on the volume and type of goods you are looking to store. Don’t hesitate to contact our knowledgeable and helpful staff for further advice and assistance.

Ensure the safety and security of your belongings at Bigfoot Self Storage

Bigfoot Self Storage takes the security of your possessions very seriously. We implement various measures to ensure the safety and protection of your items:

Controlled access

We offer controlled access to storage units with personalised codes, preventing unauthorised entry.


Our facility features state-of-the-art, 24/7 video surveillance, offering additional protection and peace of mind.

On-site staff

We always have staff on-site during opening hours to manage and monitor the facilities and to promptly address any concerns or issues.

Secured with your own lock

All storage units designed so that you can attach your own padlock to prevent unauthorised access.

Maintaining your stored items in pristine condition

Properly preparing and organising your items for storage is crucial to ensure that they remain in good condition. Here are some useful tips for preserving your possessions while in self storage:

Proper packing

Invest in quality packing materials, such as sturdy boxes and bubble wrap, to securely pack your belongings and to prevent damage during transport or storage.

Utilise shelving

Avoid placing items directly on the floor. Instead, use shelving units to elevate your belongings and to enable better organisation.

Label boxes

Clearly label your boxes to indicate their contents. This will make it easier to locate specific items when needed and will reduce unnecessary handling.

Flexible rental terms to suit you

Bigfoot Self Storage offers a range of flexible contract options and rental durations to cater to your specific needs as follows:

Short-term rentals

If you just require temporary storage – perhaps during a home renovation, relocation, or seasonal storage then we have short-term rental options available from as little as a week.

Long-term rentals

For those needing ongoing storage, long-term contract options are available. These can provide the best savings and long term peace of mind.

Tips for maximising space in your storage unit

Strategic planning and organisation are key to maximising your space and maintaining easy access to your items. Follow these tips to get the most out of your self storage experience:

Dismantle bulky furniture

Break down large pieces of furniture such as bed frames, tables, or wardrobes and store components together to save space.

Utilise vertical space

Stack sturdy boxes or bins and use shelving to make the most of the height in your storage unit. Try to leave a clear path for easy access.

Store items in containers

Organise smaller items in clear plastic bins so you can easily identify the contents without having to open boxes.

Plan based on frequency of use

Place items that you rarely use or are seasonal towards the back of the unit. Those items you think you will need access to can be stored towards the front of the unit.

Self storage for business growth

One of the primary advantages of using self storage for businesses is the ability to expand your business storage space offsite. No more expensive premises to lease and reduce your overheads. Here’s how to utilise self storage for business growth:

Inventory management

Optimise your inventory storage by utilising self storage units. These units can help to provide better stock management and help maintain a more efficient and productive business operation.

Storage for seasonal items

Free up valuable office space by transferring seasonal items or merchandise to a self storage unit.

Document storage

Securely store essential documents, records and files in a self storage unit.

Temporary storage during transitions

If your business is undergoing a period of change such as relocating or undergoing renovations, utilise a secure self storage unit to safeguard your possessions during the transitional period.

Business services

In addition to storing inventory, documents, and equipment, Bigfoot Self Storage offers additional services like package acceptance and mail collection, making managing your business more convenient.

Storage for different types of items

There are many different items that may require specific storage conditions or unit types. Here are some examples of how to accommodate various items in your self storage unit:

Clothing and textiles

Consider using vacuum-sealed bags or airtight containers to protect clothing and textiles from moisture and dust.

Appliances and electronics

Ensure appliances are clean and dry before storage to prevent mould or corrosion. Use original packaging or sturdy boxes with sufficient padding for electronics, protecting them from potential damage.

Artwork and collectibles

Store artwork, antiques, and collectibles in a dry unit. Make sure to use acid-free paper or bubblewrap to protect the items. This will help to prevent damage and to preserve their value and appearance.

Using self storage to navigate through life transitions

Significant life events and transitions often necessitate temporary storage solutions. Here are some common scenarios and how self storage can provide support during these periods:

Moving house

When relocating, self storage units can serve as a temporary holding place for your belongings. It can help to simplify the moving process by staging the move into a more manageable task. It will give you more time to organise your new home.


When moving into a smaller property, using a self storage unit helps you to systematically sort through your possessions and decide what to keep, sell, or donate.

Marriage or cohabitation

As couples combine households, additional storage may be required for duplicate items or personal belongings that do not fit into the shared space.

Bereavement and estate management

Amid the emotional process of managing a deceased relative’s estate, self storage can provide a secure space to store belongings until decisions about their distribution have been made.

Discover the perfect storage solution with Bigfoot Self Storage

Self storage facilities like Bigfoot Self Storage can greatly enhance personal and business environments by providing secure, flexible, and cost-effective storage solutions tailored to specific needs. From decluttering your home or office to accommodating significant life transitions, self storage offers incredible benefits that extend beyond just creating additional space.

As demonstrated in this guide, understanding the right self storage option is critical to enjoy its true potential. Consider factors such as location, security, accessibility, unit size and pricing when choosing a storage facility.

Start your self storage journey with Bigfoot Self Storage. Reach out to us today to book your clean, secure and flexible storage unit.

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