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What is containerised storage?

24th of March, 2023

This blog post by Blackhall Moving and Storage will focus on the increasingly popular storage solution known as containerised storage. As a removals and storage company based in Edinburgh, we know that choosing the right storage option is crucial for the safekeeping of your belongings. Containerised storage offers a secure and convenient option for those who need to store their belongings for short or long-term periods. In this post, we'll explore what containerised storage is, how it works, and why it might be the right choice for you.

Containerised storage is a very efficient and secure way of storing your furniture and possessions. We use two different sizes of wooden containers which can be lifted by forklift directly onto our removal vans. Because these containers are expertly packed by our removals team, every spare inch of space is used therefore keeping your weekly or monthly costs down to minimum.

Our storage containers are large enough to hold mattresses, sofas, tables, even pianos! Smaller items are usually wrapped in paper or bubble wrap and kept in removal boxes. The boxes can be stacked tightly from floor to ceiling within the container.

upright piano inside storage container

Storage containers provide several benefits, including increased security and protection for your items, as the container will be locked and sealed to prevent unauthorised access or tampering. Additionally, containerised storage can be a cost-effective option as you only pay for the amount of space you need, and the storage container can be easily transported to your new location if you are moving.

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How secure are storage containers?

Wooden storage containers are very secure. Once packed the container is locked shut. A security seal is put on the door and this is not removed until redelivery, for your peace of mind. A paper copy is given to you for your own records and a scanned electronic copy is kept in our secure records.

We then transport your container directly to our secure warehouse in Edinburgh. Once unloaded you will benefit from 24 hour CCTV along with permanently monitored fire and intruder security systems. You can rest assured that nobody will be able to access the contents of your container.

What if my items get damaged in storage?

In the extremely unlikely that something goes wrong, everything is covered by our comprehensive insurance – please ask for details

We take the utmost care of all your items. Everything which is not in a box will be wrapped using removal blankets and sofa covers etc. This prevents damage such as scrapes or dents. We use our expertise to carefully stack everything tightly within the container. Everything is secured in place so that nothing can move during transit.

One big advantage over self storage is that nothing is left exposed to the elements such as condensation and dust etc, which can be a risk with self storage. Additionally, since everything is loaded straight into the container, there is no double handling during uplift and unloading, which minimises the possibility of damage.

storage container being transferred from lorry using a forklift truck

What if something is too big for the container?

We’ll measure any particularly large items and make sure we send the correct sized container. However, occasionally not everything will fit within the dimensions of our warehouse containers; for example ladders, long lengths of timber, carpets and large rugs etc. Don’t worry though because we have areas set aside for securely storing oversized items. We will even look after your garden pots and shrubs if necessary for short periods of time.

Overall, containerised storage is a convenient, flexible, and secure storage solution that offers several advantages over self-storage. So if you are thinking of moving furniture into storage in Edinburgh, please give us a call as we’d be delighted to help.

Call Blackhall Moving & Storage Edinburgh today for a free storage quote – 0131 235 2525