Running your Ebay business from a storage unit
4 days ago

The online retailers, particular those giant names like Amazon and Ebay, have revolutionised the way we buy things word wide. Taking the idea of selling to 'The Long Tail' is what has made these companies so successful.

The Great Storage Insurance Swindle…
4 weeks ago
A recent article in the Telegraph highlighted market research commissioned to look into the cost of storage insurance and whether consumers are being overcharged when they take out storage insurance...
Storage Insurance - Useful Information from Store Insure
We thought we would use the blog this month to put together a post outlining some useful information and the answers to questions which we often get asked about storage insurance from Store Insure.
Self Storage for Students - What you need to know!
Most of the time, students will only rent a property for the academic year and plan to go home or travel over the summer. The prospect of moving all your stuff home for the summer and then back again for the new term can be pretty depressing...
How to properly prepare clothes for Storage

How many of us still separate our summer and winter wardrobes?  This is something which used to be common place but perhaps has fallen out of favour in more modern times where our houses and work places are more effectively temperature controlled and clothes are often worn year round.

Important considerations when storing business documents
For businesses, document storage is a common reason for using self storage and although those documents are not necessarily valuable in their own right, it is important that they are stored correctly. Using offsite storage for business documents can be far more cost effective than using space within your business premises, it may also be more secure. For those thinking about using off-site storage for documents, here are some important considerations.
Tips for Storing Antique Furniture

Antiques are often items which can be passed down through the generations and which can be valuable heirlooms and have sentimental value – although, that does not mean you necessarily want to give them house room!   Often antique furniture is too big for modern houses or simply does not fit in with your décor or style and so self storage can be a good option.

How safe is your stuff in storage?
When you put your possessions into a storage facility you assume that they are going to be kept in a safe and secure environment.  It is important however to look at the security levels present in your chosen facility to ensure your possessions are kept safe.
Storage Insurance Made Simple

At Store Insure we aim to provide an excellent product combined with an excellent service.  Our simple to use online quote and buy system for storage insurance means that you can get an instant quote and instant cover if you need it – but, If you do need help, there is a human on the end of the phone to speak to.

Maximising the storage available in your home
We could all do with a little more space at home (or perhaps a little less stuff!) So, how can we make the most of the storage we have at home?
Tips for de-cluttering your house to sell

One of the major reasons people use self-storage is when moving home.  Often, when you want to start marketing your property it pays to have a de-cluttering blitz to ensure that you are showing your property in its best light. 

Storage Insurance Update

At Store Insure, we are always doing our best to provide our customers with industry leading storage insurance which offers exceptional cover at great value prices.  

Why Self Storage is great for Retail Businesses

For retailers, self storage is often the answer to finding adequate space for stock without having to clog up your spare bedroom or garage.  Whether you are an online only retailer, have a physical premises or operate on a mixture of the two, the ability to hold the right amount of stock at the right time is key.

Self Storage for Tradesmen

If you are a tradesman, you will probably be familiar with these scenarios.  Your garage or the back of your van is full of tools and spare materials, your spare room is your office and your job has taken over your house!

The most common reasons for using self storage...

The self storage industry is one of the fastest growing in the UK with record numbers of people using self storage, and a huge number of new storage facilities opening every year.  But why are so many of us using self storage now?

Self Storage in the UK - Some fact and Figures

The self storage industry is a fast-growing one in the UK, accounting for a massive 47% of the total European storage market.  There are 1430 storage facilities in the UK, offering a total of 42.2 million square feet of storage space...

Living in a Box

We have blogged before about unusual uses for storage units, with reports of people using their storage containers for various imaginative purposes, from gyms to photography studios but how about using a storage unit as somewhere to live!

Which storage type is best for you?

When considering storing your personal or business goods away from home, it is worth taking a little time to look at the types of storage available in your location and how suitable they are for your purposes.  You should also check whether there are any limits to your storage insurance for that specific type of storage or individual storage location.

Standing out from the competition...

As specialist storage insurance providers, we operate in an increasingly crowded market place.  So what is it that makes Store Insure stand out from the competition?

Benefits for Businesses Using Self Storage

Employment and business ownership in the UK has changed in recent years, with more and more people opting to work as self employed small business owners rather than in more traditional, paid employment.  This change has prompted an increase in the amount of businesses using self storage facilities.  

Choosing a Self Storage Provider

The Self Storage Industry is going from strength to strength, and with estimates of the value of the industry in 2016 being £540 million, it is inevitable that there will be some providers who are better than others.  

4 vital considerations when buying Storage Insurance

Are all Storage Insurance policies the same? This is a question we are sometimes asked.  Particularly by potential purchasers who have been offered insurance as ‘included’ in the cost of self storage, or as a separate product, sold by a storage provider.  The answer is no, not all policies are created equal. Particularly when looking at insurance which is included, we would advise caution for a number of reasons.

Packing tips for Self Storage Units

Insuring your possessions whilst they are in self storage is essential and mitigates against the major risks to those goods whilst they are stored such as, fire, flood, theft, vandalism, sprinkler damage and damage from moth and vermin.  However, there are a number of steps you can take yourself when packing to ensure that you minimise the risks to your possessions whilst in storage.

Important Information – IPT increase on storage insurance policies

From the 1st June 2017 there will be an increase to the Insurance Premium Tax (IPT).  IPT is currently set at 10%, paid on the total value of the premium payable.  The increased rate, which will apply to all transactions which take place after 1st June 2017, will be 12% of the premium value, excluding any fees.

Do I need to separately insure my stored contents?

This is a question we are often asked – people often assume that any contents you store in a dedicated storage facility is covered under their insurance – “I am paying them to store my goods, so I am covered by them – right?”


Storage Insurance - Expanded Policy Wording

Extended Policy Wording

Do All Self Storage Companies Include Insurance?

If you are going to store your belongings in a self-storage unit, you are probably wondering whether or not they are insured. After all, there could be a fire, it could be broken into, or be otherwise damaged, leaving your valuable property at risk. The good news is that most self-storage companies offer insurance, but before you purchase it, make sure you really need it.

Insurance for Self Storage Operators

Along with our cover for goods in storage, cover for self storage operators is now available through GM Insurance.

List of Approved Storage Site for Self Storage Insurance grows daily.

Approved sites for Self Storage Insurance grows daily ....

Self storage - for the security conscious

How secure is your self storage unit?

Storage Industry Booming in the UK

UK Storage Industry Booming

Storage Sites Approved

2 new sites added for Self Storage Insurance

SSA UK Annual Survey Released
The 2015 SSA UK Annual Survey has been released and is the most comprehensive insight into the UK self storage industry ever produced.