I’m Downsizing

It’s estimated that a quarter of all homeowners over the age of 55 are looking to downsize in the near future. If you’re hoping to be one of them, we know you’ll need more than boxes and bubblewrap to make that happen.

Call 0191 5374236 now & speak to our helpful team!

Downsize your way

If moving house wasn’t hectic enough, combine that with downsizing, and your to-do list will undoubtedly run into several dozen pages!

When dealing with a lifetime of possessions and memories, deciding what to keep and what needs to go is not the most straightforward job.

Take your time making those important decisions and safely store your surplus possessions until you’re ready to make them.

O’Brien’s has storage solutions to match your needs with immediate availability and flexible contracts from as little as £6.49 per week.

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We take away the hassle

You can for store days, weeks, or years, and you can store anything from single items to the contents of your full house.

Our self-storage units range from 20sq ft to 175sq ft but check out our handy size guide if you’re not sure what size you might need. All our units are safe, secure, and insured, so that’s one less thing to worry about.

Visit our box and packing shop for everything you need to get your packing started and our packing guide for some expert hints and tips!

As your storage needs change, we’re happy to arrange free transfer of your possessions to a more suitable unit and when you no longer need self-storage, just give us seven days’ notice to terminate your contract.

The O’Brien’s peace of mind guarantee

  1. Flexible self-storage
  2. Short, medium and long-term storage solutions
  3. Clean and dry units
  4. Safe and secure storage
  5. Staffed facility with 24h CCTV
  6. Fob building access
  7. Out of hours access
  8. Loading-bay with free to use trolleys
  9. Family-owned business with a name you can trust

Got a question about using self-storage? See our FAQ’s

Self Storage Size Guide

Storage Guide

Need help finding the right size? Please click on the tabs to show some of our more popular sizes. We also have containers and larger indoor storage.

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Small room

20-35sqft

Suitable for:

  • Washing machine & dryer
  • Double bed / mattress
  • Large sofa
  • Small household items
  • Books & boxes
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Medium room

45-85 sqft

Suitable for:

  • Ideal for contents of a 1 bed flat
  • Medium sofa
  • White goods
  • TV & stand / unit
  • Bed
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Large room

100-135 qsft

Suitable for:

  • Ideal for contents of a 2 bed house
  • Lounge furniture
  • Large sofa
  • Wardrobes & beds
  • Kitchen appliances
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Extra large room

150 sq ft plus

Suitable for:

  • Ideal for contents of a 3 bed house
  • All white goods
  • All lounge furniture
  • Beds, wardrobes & drawers
  • Garden furniture
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Small Containers

Approx 80sq ft floor space

Suitable for:

Ideal for storing the contents of an average 2 bedroom flat. Small businesses use this size unit to store:

  • Stock
  • Materials
  • Tools
  • Small machinery
  • Quads
  • Motor bikes

Large Containers

Approx 160sq ft floor space

Suitable for:

  • 3 Seater Sofa & 2 Chairs
  • 4 King Size beds
  • 3 Wardrobes
  • 2 Large Cabinets
  • Double Freezer
  • Washing Machine
  • Drier
  • 50 Boxes
  • Contents of garage & shed
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