Removals and Storage Expenses and What Are the Average Costs for 2024 in London

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Moving house can be a complicated and stressful experience, as well as a huge financial investment. It’s vital to think about things like storage and transportation when planning a move.

Often times the relocation process isn’t as simple as loading from your old place and unloading directly at your new home. Hiring a self-storage unit is the perfect solution for storing household items for a period of time. If you need time to refresh your new property before you move in, need to move out earlier than you can move in, or you need to declutter your property before the big day, storage service is all you need! But how much will a storage cell cost?

Furniture storage costs

The cost of furniture storage is influenced by many factors. Some of them are major and impact the price significantly. Others are minor and may apply only insignificant changes in the price.

What impacts the furniture storage costs the most:

  • The volume of furniture
  • Furniture disassembly service (when furniture cannot fit in a storage container or takes too much space if stored in assembled condition)
  • Period of the storage service
  • The number of storage containers required
  • Mattress covers (or similar helpful materials)
  • Loading and transportation to the storage facility, completed by movers

Ask your removals company if any other things may influence the cost of the storage service you need.

What else may change the price for the storage service a little:

Average furniture storage cost for 2 weeks (2-Bedroom Property)

Average prices/valuesExample of a 2-bedroom house
Volume of furnitureUp to 8.5m³ per 1 storage container18m³ (2 containers)
Storage Period1 week minimum2 weeks
Furniture covers£20 per container£40
Furniture disassembly28.50£/h£52 (2 hours)
Storage service price£18 per week (1 container)£80 (2 containers for 2 weeks)
Removals Service60£/h£120 (2 hours for loading the furniture)
Total
£292

The average furniture storage cost for 2-bedroom property, including furniture disassembly, removals service, and storage service for a period of 2 weeks, costs approximately £292.

This storage service price is simply approximate. It may be lower or higher if you reduce/increase the length of the storage period. If you have much more furniture inside your property than the average household, this may further increase the cost of the removal service.
The price will be higher if you move everything from the property, not just the furniture.

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Furniture storage costs per month

For non-members, the storage service we offer costs £80/month.

For Fantastic Club members, it is approximately £68/month.

This is what you will have to pay for the storage service only (1 container for 1 month). Please, keep in mind that your overall costs will be higher because you’ll have to pay for removal service before the storage.

A team of skilled movers will come to your address and will load and transport all your furniture to the storage facility at a price rate of about £50/h. Upon additional request and if necessary, you can also book furniture disassembly service, starting at 28.50/h.

What if I need only furniture removals without using a storage unit?

Okay. The experts at Fantastic Removals can help you arrange your furniture pick-up and delivery service in no time, give us a call.

When it comes to the cost of the furniture removals services bear in mind that, again, many different factors can affect the final quote. For example, the length of the job, the complexity of the move, the distance between locations, the size of the van required, and any other services you may choose to avail.

If you are looking to lower the furniture removal cost, here are some tips you may find useful:

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  • Choose only what you want to take with you. Sell or get rid of unwanted furniture and the rest of your belongings before moving day.
  • Pack whatever you can, and only leave what you can’t to the professionals. This will shorten the length of the moving job and lessen the number of movers needed for it.
  • Do not schedule your move during peak season or weekends. Movers usually charge less for the transportation and delivery of your belongings on weekdays and off-peak months.
  • Get additional moving insurance. This will be helpful if something does go wrong during the move.
  • Be on the lookout for free boxes.
  • Choose your van size carefully. Anything too big or too small may end up costing you more.
  • Do not settle for the first mover that you encounter. Compare, compare, compare!
  • House storage costs

    1-bedroom house storage costs

    Size of the house1-bedroom
    The average volume of items20m³
    Storage Containers required3
    Furniture Covers costs£18 per container
    Service cost per week£17 for club members
    Minimum storage period1 week
    Average total storage cost for 1 week£114
    Average total storage cost for 1 month£294

    2-bedroom house storage costs

    Size of the house2-bedroom
    The average volume of items36m³
    Storage Containers required5
    Furniture Covers costs£18 per container
    Service cost per week£17 for club members
    Minimum storage period1 week
    Average total storage cost for 1 week£190
    Average total storage cost for 1 month£490

    3-bedroom house storage costs

    Size of the house3-bedroom
    The average volume of items57m³
    Storage Containers required7
    Furniture Covers costs£18 per container
    Service cost per week£17 for club members
    Minimum storage period1 week
    Average total storage cost for 1 week£266
    Average total storage cost for 1 month£686

    4-bedroom house storage costs

    Size of the house4-bedroom
    The average volume of items80m³
    Storage Containers required9
    Furniture Covers costs£18 per container
    Service cost per week£17 for club members
    Minimum storage period1 week
    Average total storage cost for 1 week£342
    Average total storage cost for 1 month£882
     

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    Removals and storage costs

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    The storage service we offer is completed after movers come and load all of your belongings into moving vans. For this removals service, you have to pay a part of the total for the booking of the storage containers.

    Expert movers will disassemble your furniture, if necessary and will load it into the vans for safer and easier transportation to the storage facility.

    See our price tables for moving house and storage services according to the size of your house.

    Removals and storage costs for a 1-bedroom house

    Storage cost (1 week)Removals serviceAverage Total Cost
    Non-member£108£200£308
    Member£99£160£259

    The average cost of removals and storage service from a 1-bedroom house is about £308 for non-members and approximately £259 for Fantastic Club members.

    Removals and storage costs for a 2-bedroom house

    Storage cost (1 week)Removals serviceAverage Total Cost
    Non-member£180£450£630
    Member£165£400£565

    The average cost of removals and storage service from a 2-bedroom house is about £630 for non-members and approximately £565 for Fantastic Club members.

    Removals and storage costs for a 3-bedroom house

    Storage cost (1 week)Removals serviceAverage Total Cost
    Non-member£252£570£822
    Member£231£480£711

    The average cost of removals and storage service from a 3-bedroom house is about £822 for non-members and approximately £711 for Fantastic Club members.

    Removals and storage costs for a 4-bedroom house

    Storage cost (1 week)Removals serviceAverage Total Cost
    Non-member£324£900£1224
    Member£297£750£1047

    The average cost of removals and storage service in London for a 4-bedroom house is about £1224 for non-members and approximately £1047 for Fantastic Club members.

    The prices listed above are only average, and your particular removals and storage service may be cheaper or much more expensive based on specific circumstances that form the removal costs.

    In some cases, student storage service may come with preferential rates, but only if we have established a partnership with the school, you’re visiting.

    Read more details on how much a house removals service cost.

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    For questions about the services we offer visit our main site or you can always call us at 020 3746 0584

    How much does self-storage cost?

    The cost for a self-storage service should be much lower than those of the removals + storage service. After all, you don’t have to pay professionals to load and drive your items to the storage during a change of address. If you do need help with transporting your stuff, however, we can assist you by delivering your items to a self-storage facility.

    Average self-storage costs in London

    Length/Size4.6m²7m²9.3m²14m²19m²
    1 week£28£35£45£60£70
    1 month£60£80£100£130£160
    2 months£125£160£200£260£320
    3 months£250£315£400£520£650
    6 months£600£780£1000£1300£1600
    12 months£1350£1700£2180£2900£3600

    The self-storage price in the table above is valid only outside Central London. If you want to hire storage in the area of Central London, get prepared for prices at least 3 times higher.

    You might also consider checking out the cheapest areas to rent in London if you’re about to move house any time soon and plan to live on rent.

    Check also:

    Change of Address Checklist

    Council Tax When Moving House

    Moving Costs

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