Long Term Storage – why use it?

By August 10, 2015 February 25th, 2016 News
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Why do people need long term storage?

People often need the use of a storage facility and at Pooleys Removals and Storage we offer a range of storage options at our Bentwaters Park facilities, whether you just need a small amount of room or need to store all of your belongings.

You may require short or medium term storage because you are moving house but your new property isn’t quite ready for you to move into straight away or maybe you are doing some decorating and need to keep your furniture out of harm’s way to avoid damage.

However, why might you need long term storage?

Working or travelling abroad

You have been offered a perfect secondment to another country for six months or a year but know that you will be returning to the UK at some point so don’t want to either ship all of your belongings overseas or sell them.  Alternatively, maybe you have decided to take a year out to travel the world. Long term storage can be the perfect solution. You can be confident in the knowledge that your possessions are safe, secure and will be waiting for you on your return.

Saving for your children

So, you have decided to take the plunge and replace your beds, bedroom furniture or three piece suite. You have teenage children that will be moving out in a couple of years’ time and you’d really like to keep your old furniture to help them when they move into their first home but you don’t have enough space to store it. Pooleys Removals and Storage will carefully look after your items so that when you are ready to pass them on, they will still be in the same condition as when you moved them to us.

Special Items

If you have inherited a special or antique piece of furniture but are not quite ready to have it in your home just yet, long term storage will provide the ideal solution.


There are a number of reasons why a small business may find a long term storage solution useful especially if you only have small premises or you work from home. These include:

  • Storing seasonal goods out of season
  • Saving money on buying items in bulk but not having enough room to store the extra
  • Company records – you normally need to keep company records for six years from the end of the last company financial year that they relate to. Do you have room in your office for all of your historical records?


There have been various reports and documentaries about ‘preppers’ in the last few years i.e. people that believe that Doomsday is coming and we should all be prepared. If you are amassing supplies for a potential disaster scenario but don’t have the room to store it at home then why not contact us about a long term storage solution.

Pooleys Removals and Storage have a wooden containerised storage warehouse with on-site security and are happy to discuss any of your storage needs. Call us to discuss any of your storage needs.