Selecting your self-storage company

Date 06.03.2019

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At Blue Bear, we're proud of the self-storage company we've become. It's always been our aim to provide you with unbeatable value while maintaining the highest quality of service. We've worked hard at our Petersfield and Buckingham sites to ensure we've stayed true to this vision. We'll soon be putting our winning format together at a brand new site, so stay tuned for more news on that. In the meantime we know we're not the only self-storage company out there. So to help you make the right choice, we thought we'd share three of the most critical questions to ask when you're looking for a self-storage company.


Three questions to ask when you're looking for a self-storage company:

Can I rent on a month-to-month basis or I am locked into a contract?

This is an important question, as the answer can vary depending on the self-storage company you're dealing with. At Blue Bear, we understand that things change, so we like to offer you some flexibility. Our pay and store option is paid monthly in advance.* If after a month you choose to say goodbye, we'll be sad to see you go, but we know it's generally because good things are happening in your life! Maybe you've finally found 'the' house. Or perhaps you've moved into larger business premises. We'll say farewell and wish you well, no questions asked!

*Please be aware that our minimum storage period is one month and the first month must be paid in full upfront.

When and how can I access my goods?

When you're looking for a self-storage company be sure to check their opening times. Unlike many self-storage providers at Blue Bear, we've worked hard to make sure we're there when you need us most. Weekends and bank holidays are popular times to get chores completed, and we can't believe that many facilities close early during these times. At our Petersfield and Buckingham sites, we're open seven days a week, including bank holidays, from six a.m. until eight p.m. We aim to be as 'available' at our third site, opening in a few months. A huge advantage of our units over some other providers is physical accessibility. No trudging long distances, balancing boxes while opening doors or navigating lifts with reluctant trolleys. It could not be easier – drive up to the doors of your container, unload or pick up and drive off. It’s self-storage at its simplest and best!

What's your security like?

We understand how valuable your belongings are to you and as a result, we take security seriously. Our sites are security fenced with monitored CCTV and recorded gate opening systems. Each container is of steel construction, and we use high-grade padlocks which are further protected by a lockbox. Due to the measures, we take to maximise security on our sites we can offer fantastic deals on insurance to add some further peace of mind.


If you're looking for a self-storage company in Petersfield or Buckingham, you may very well have more than three questions you want to ask potential facility managers. Do visit our 'Frequently Asked Questions' page, where you'll likely find the answer. Or, just give us a call, we'd be happy to answer them over the phone!

Selecting your self-storage company

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