How it works & Costs - Storemates

How it works & Costs

Find storage near me with Storemates - Cheap self storage

Storemates is a unique concept in self storage. By matching Storage Seekers with Storage Providers locally, we can save you up to 50% off the price of commercial storage - while providers earn a little extra income.

The planet wins too: instead of building more commercial storage warehouses, we’re utilising unused space that’s already there. Double win.

 

Searching for storage?

 

Simply search for storage in your area for free or use our advanced search feature. There are thousands of low-cost options throughout the UK.

Search for storage in your area

Found what you need? Use our secure site to contact the Storage Provider and, through our payment partner Stripe, you can book their storage with a credit or debit card. All storage rental payments will go through this secure payment system to make life simpler and safer for you both. The price you see advertised is the price you pay - no hidden extras.

Find storage space near you

The next step is moving your stuff into your storage area, and to sign your downloadable Storage Agreement with the Storage Provider. This will outline all the terms of your storage arrangement so you can be safe in the knowledge that your items will be well looked after. You can even use our downloadable storage labels to help with the organising.

​Send us a copy of your Storage Agreement, which includes an inventory list for all your higher value items stored, and you will receive automatic cover under the Storemates Protection Guarantee. For no extra cost, we will cover losses caused by damage or theft to your belongings up to the value of £10,000. For more info, just pop across to our T&Cs.

Straight forward storage agreements

We encourage you to review your Storemate. How was the experience? Help build trust amongst our sharing community by letting others know about your storemate.

 

 

Renting out your space?

 

List your storage space on our secure website for free. You can add details and photos, plus create a brief personal profile to help connect with people on a personal level. We will suggest a weekly rental price for your storage space, roughly based on 50% of local self storage. When you click submit, you will be taken to the secure Stripe payment page to set up the account you want the rent to be paid into. (For any help setting up your Stripe account, just visit our FAQs)

List your storage and start earning today

You’ll start to receive enquiries from people interested in renting out your space via our secure site. Once you have all the information you need from your Storage Seeker, confirm the bookings you wish to accept and arrange for them to move their stuff in. All your storage spaces can be easily managed via your personal ‘Dashboard’ when you log on - it’s a handy tool.

List your storage space and earn money

Next, sign a copy of our Storage Agreement with your storemate. This will set out the terms of your specific storage arrangement such as access and levels of security, including an inventory of items to be stored. Please be assured that we don’t allow anything to be stored that may put you or your property at risk, such as perishable, toxic, dangerous, highly valuable, or illegal goods.

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Once we receive a signed copy of the storage agreement, you will automatically qualify for the Storemates Protection Guarantee which offers you damage cover up to £10,000 should anything ever happen to your property as a result of the storage arrangement. Again, if you need some more info, head over to our T&Cs here.

Straight forward storage agreements

​We will collect the monthly rental payments for you - no need to worry about chasing payments from your Storage Seeker. You can just sit back and start to earn a regular extra income from doing very little. Easy as that,

 

 

Costs

First of all, searching for storage and listing your storage space is free. Unlike commercial self storage, there are no other hidden costs.   

When you find a successful match, we take a small fee of 15% from the monthly transaction to cover our costs of running the site, as well as offering our Storemates Protection Guarantee to protect your space and items. The secure payment system is managed by Stripe. They take their fee from our admin charge so there are no extra costs to you.

The only other charge is optional, which is our Premium Listing. It’s an upgrade for those looking to highlight their storage and increase the reach of their space - a little boost, if you will. And that’s it.

4 Great Reasons to use Storemates

WHAT IS 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

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