Simon Ludgate’s self-storage units flexed to meet his family’s needs as they downsized, had the builders in, and then moved into temporary accommodation. Here is what Simon says about using a Shurgard storage unit:
“We started putting things into storage when we bought a smaller house than the one we were living in, with the aim of converting and extending it.
“So we went from a 4-bedroom house with a loft and a garage, all full of stuff, into a 2-bedroom home with no garage. And we put a whole load of stuff into storage with Shurgard in an 100-square-feet unit.
“This unit became an overflow of our house because it was just down the road.
“As work progressed on our new home and we moved into temporary accommodation, we put the rest of our belongings into the store, taking on a second big unit next to our original one.
“With Shurgard, you only pay for the size of the unit you use, so during the course of building works, whenever I could take a smaller one or condense things into just one, I’d just talk to the store and they’d sort it out.
“I must have had 6 or 7 different units in the depot over the course of the building project, depending what was being delivered or what could be moved back into our home.
“I’ve had all sorts of units from the size of a cupboard to a double garage. Shurgard was always very flexible and found us units that were easy to get to, or next or near to each other.
“When we had heavy things to move in and out, they gave us units on the ground floor. And they kept the paperwork simple.
“I just told them what we were up to and they responded. During the whole time I never felt judged for my ever-changing needs.”