About us - Storemates

About us

Storage Seekers

Storemates offers you a cost-effective, local storage solution for items you no longer have room for. Whether it's old treasures you can’t bear to throw out, or essentials you need for future travel adventures, our storage service connects you with local people who have rentable space available.

We know that commercial self-storage can be expensive, which is why we’re 50% cheaper on average — yep, you read that right — and anyone can take advantage of it. It’s all done through a few simple clicks and our handy search engine.

To help make this storage service as secure as possible for you, we’ve put together certain measures and insurance policies within our Storemates Protection Guarantee. It’s designed to give you complete peace of mind over what you store. There’s zero hidden charges from us, trusted reviews and secure messages from storage providers, as well as protected payments through the GoCardless system. So if you’ve got something you need storing, we’ve got you covered.  

Storage Providers

Here at Storemates, our storage service gives you the opportunity to earn a little income each week. If you’ve got a bit of unused space, whether a spare room, loft, garage, or shed, you can rent it out as self storage. All you need to do is list your space on our website — free of charge — and let local storage seekers find you through our search engine. It’s super easy.

Through our very own Storemates Protection Guarantee, testimonials, and GoCardless payment system, everything is in place to ensure the protection of your property and rental agreement. The service is there to help you make a bit of money securely, and to provide a solution to those in need of some storage space. So get involved and join the sharing economy, we’d love to have you.




The benefits of Storemates

50% cheaper

Our research shows our premium self-storage options are more than 50% cheaper than most of our commercial competitors. To be honest, they should be. Our use of pre-existing space in residential or commercial properties means there’s no need for our prices to cover expensive warehouse costs. There’s no charge to advertise your space and no hidden fees when letting it out. So, whether you’re renting a space or seeking some out, all our services lead to direct savings for you.

Safe and Secure

We treat safety and security as our priority. We’re a storage solution that connects people and communities, allowing them to store their belongings in each other’s free space. Of course, you want to know you can trust your belongings are in safe hands.

When finding a Storemate, you can choose from our database of verified hosts. Once you’ve found one with the location, price, and type you’re looking for, you can download a copy of our Storage Agreements. Signing this with your Storemate provides you a legal agreement, inventory, and £10,000 worth of coverage. It’s an all in one. We understand our idea only works if you feel your property is safe — that’s why this comes at no extra cost.

Local to you

With thousands of trusted storage hosts throughout the UK, we know there will be cheap local storage option just a short jaunt from your home and usually nearer to you than an out of town Self Storage Warehouse.

At Storemates, we know this situation all too well: sometimes the items we rarely use are the ones we’d miss the most. So, whether moving your valuable sports equipment or safeguarding your treasured photo albums, our service provides you with a quick, green, local storage solution.


We believe in minimising waste and being kinder to our environment. We’re seeing more and more self-storage sites being built, whilst the space we need is all around us. It’s just hidden away in office spaces, lofts, and cupboards. The inefficiency rankles us; that’s why we decided to provide a safe, secure, and elegant storage solution that gets the most out of these spaces. Let's make use of something that’s already there.


In the Beginning

The concept of Storemates was first thought up by Shaff, one of our co-founders, after his partner Louise moved into his very small flat. She soon surprised him with the news that two would soon become three, and his first reaction was “Where are we going to put everything?!” They knew it was going to be a struggle to store what’s needed when a baby is on the way.

Turned off by the expensive cost of commercial storage, Shaff designed a flyer asking neighbours if they had any space available; offering to pay a few pounds a month in return. He posted them through letterboxes and within a week he received 15 phone calls from friendly neighbours. People he'd never spoken to before offered him space for his stuff in their lofts, garages, and spare rooms.

Inspired by this, Shaff, and old friends Jason and Ben, decided to take this simple idea forward. They created a digital service where people could benefit from this cost effective way of storing items, and Storemates was born.

Join storemates today and list your space risk free!



Meet the Team

Director and co founder at StorematesShaff Prabatani

Director and co-founder Shaff has 20+ years experience setting up and managing innovative projects in the public sector. He's won awards and is internationally recognised for his management. He likes travel, loves quirky art, and plays the tabla very badly.



Director and co-founder at StorematesBen Rogers

Director and co-founder Ben has 15+ years experience in marketing and running innovative businesses. He likes sunshine, satay sauce, and 70s cinema. In that order.



Tim Lewis, Chairman at StorematesTim Lewis

Tim spent 30 years working in Consumer Banking for American Express, JP Morgan, HSBC, RBS, Citi and Visa, initially in sales and marketing and later in general management. He is now working with high tech start ups as a mentor and Non-executive Director, being Chairman and NED of Storemates and NED for Linkd, Gigride and Zoique.


CTO Paul Storemates at StorematesRobert Cook

Chief Technical Officer Robert has over 15 years experience working as a consultant, developer and CTO at businesses ranging from seed-stage startups to FTSE 100 / multi-national organisations. He has previously founded two profitable businesses and currently owns a company specialising in ice-rinks





4 Great Reasons to use Storemates


Storemates offers you a simple, cost-effective, local storage solution near you for items you no longer have room for. Whether it's old treasures you want to keep, or items you dont use regularly, our storage service connects you with trusted, verified local people who have some secure space available to rent. We provide a legal contract, verification, safeguards, secure payments and our FREE £10,000 Storemates Protection Cover for your total peace of mind.

Storemates covers up to £10000 in Storage Protection Guarantee