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Community storage vs self-storage at Shurgard

While it might be tempting to store your personal belongings with someone in your local community, we thought it would be useful for you to know the difference between community storage (also referred to as peer-to-peer storage or AirBnB for storage) and what self-storage like Shurgard has to offer you.

What are the main differences?

  Community storage Self-storage at Shurgard
Individual storage units
Wide variety of unit sizes & types
Professional grade security features, such as electrical fencing, CCTV camera, personal PIN code
A unique lock & key to each storage unit
Total privacy as to what you store
Direct access units for easy loading & unloading
Free use of trolleys
Ventilated storage
Flexible rental period without minimum stay
Flexibility to move in any time you want
Free change of unit size
Secure & convenient online payment system
Experienced staff on site
Professional advice & tips
Free private parking
High-quality packing material available

Conclusion

If you’re on very tight budget and don’t need regular access to your items, community storage can be an option.

Self-storage however will offer you more privacy, flexibility, security and convenience.

  • You can access your belongings 7 days a week, from early in the morning until late at night.
  • You are the sole key holder, only you can enter your storage unit.
  • We have a wide range of unit sizes so you never have to pay for the space you don’t need
  • We have professional grade security so you can have total peace of mind
  • Loading your belonging is easy with our lifts and trolleys

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