Types of Storage Facilities

To understand the different types of self storage facilities available, we firstly need to understand what storage units (also known as self storage units) are.

A storage unit is a space that you rent from a storage company, in order to keep your personal belongings safe, when they are not being used.

If you are looking for more information about the different types of storage units available, have a read through our guide below.

Short Term Storage Options

The first thing to consider when choosing a storage unit, is how long you will need it for. There are two types of units, short term and long term units.

Short term units, as the name suggests, are for those who only need the unit for a short period of time, maybe for protecting fragile objects during a house move or keeping them safe whilst away on holiday.

Long Term Storage Options

You should consider a long term storage unit if you intend to use the space for a longer period of time, such as storing furniture and home accessories you do not use on a daily basis, or storing your children’s belongings whilst they are away at university (student storage) allowing extra room for visitors to stay.

You can even store seasonal items and household items in your rented storage space too!

Traditional Self Storage

It can be hard to find the right self storage unit for your needs. If you need temporary or long term space, there are many different options available with varying sizes, from small storage pods to larger units.

Some people might require a secure facility with security features such as security cameras, while others just need something cheap but convenient, that will fit all their belongings in without taking up too much room on site.

Although our facilities don’t offer climate controlled storage, outside storage plots or drive up storage, they do provide a safe and secure warehouse storage option, for those precious items that may be taking up a lot of that much needed room, around the house.

Storing your personal belongings in our storage facility will give you extra space within your home, allowing you to relax and enjoy your home with peace of mind that your treasured possessions are safe.


How Much Security Do Self Storage Companies Offer?

Prime Storage Liverpool, has its own business hours staff, provides security guards and CCTV 24/7 for added peace of mind.

Management restricts access to all units, so only YOU have the key and access to your own locks and indoor unit.

Let’s take a look at the different types of storage companies offer:

Storage Unit

Storage facilities offer many different, inside storage unit sizes, helping you to choose the storage unit that best fits your needs and storage solution.

If you need a larger unit to store all of your items at once along with easy access and ample space, Prime Storage has you covered!

250 sq ft

Self Storage / Mini Storage

A self storage unit is the ideal solution if you need to store items over a longer period of time, allowing you to access your belongings at any given time, freeing up space in your home or private closet.

For this reason, Prime Storage facilities are perfect for storing furniture or other bulky objects that you don’t use on an everyday basis.

In addition, mini storage is great for businesses that need to store extra inventory or documents.

For a small monthly fee, you can keep your belongings in a secure environment that is provided by storage experts.

For further information about our storage space guide and storage unit size(s) please visit our Units and Pricing page.

What Can I Store In My Storage Unit?

As with most facilities, you can store anything from household goods to a garage door, even motorbikes, but there are some restrictions on what you can and can not store too.

For example, our storage building does not have climate controlled units, so storing food or perishable items is not recommended.

You could use your unit for car storage but you must ensure there is no petrol, diesel or any other flammable liquids in the car and unit.

No matter what the storage location or storage types, there will always be prohibited items. To find out more about which items we do not accept within our storage units in Liverpool, click here.

About Prime Storage Liverpool

Prime Storage is a self storage facility based in Liverpool that offers their customers the best deal on indoor storage and or business storage, with their own individual rooms.

Our storage units provide your entire contents with excellent storage conditions, protecting against all weather elements.

Our storage facility in Liverpool, gives your belongings maximum protection from heat, dust and moisture, ensuring minimal damage to your items over time.


If you are looking for self storage facilities, an indoor storage unit, a larger or smaller sized unit, storage lockers, covered units or would like further information about the various storage facilities we offer, storage price and storage cost(s), self storage services or help understanding how much space to rent, please get in touch with us today.

Contact Us

Contact our self storage company that employs the best customer service team in the industry via telephone on 0151 832 4000, or send an email to enquiries@primeselfstorageuk.com or simply complete the online contact us form.


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