This page provides some answers to the most frequent questions we are asked about our self storage solutions.
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Self storage is a service offering flexible, do-it-yourself storage for business and domestic customers. We provide clean, dry, individually alarmed storage units, access to which is available to our customers anytime during opening hours (access outside hours can also be arranged at no extra cost). Your storage unit is locked with your own lock ensuring that only you have access to your goods.
The Self Storage Industry started in the United States and Australia some 35 years ago. In the United States there are over 32,000 separate Self Storage facilities offering some 1.5 billion square feet of Self Storage space. The Industry has developed in Europe over the past 20 years where there are now more than 500 facilities. There are over 100 facilities in the Greater London Area alone. In Ireland, there are facilities in Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Limerick, Waterford and Letterkenny.
We are the largest Self Storage company in Ireland with premises in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Waterford. A typical facility would have approx. 80,000 square feet of space to let with over 800 self storage units spanning 32 different sizes on four floors to accommodate every possible need.
We have over 2400 Units covering 480,000 square feet within our six branches ranging in size from 20/25sq.ft. to 1,000sq.ft. Our units are approximately 10 ft. in height. Simply use the space estimator below to help you identify the size of unit to suit your needs.
You are welcome to move to another size unit at any time depending on your storage requirements and our unit availability.
U Store It currently has 4 self storage centres in Ireland and will be opening up new centres in the near future.
Our self storage centres are located at:
102 Duncrue Street, Belfast BT3 9AR
Euro Business Park, Little Island, Cork.
Dublin North side:
North Park,North Road, Finglas, Dublin 11.
Century Bus Park, St Margarets Rd, Finglas Dublin 11.
Dublin South side:
Wilton Works,Robinhood Rd, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Waterford Bus Park, Cork Road, Waterford.
Full contact details and maps can be found on the Contact Us page
You need your own lock to ensure that you are the sole key holder for your unit. You can use any padlock you wish or alternatively Padlocks can be purchased at each of our centres.
The cost of a storage unit depends upon the size required. If you are not sure how much space you may need, we suggest that you speak to a member of our staff to determine the optimum storage for your requirements. A price can then be quoted on the correct size unit. U Store It has a wide range of units and lockers starting from as little as €10 per week plus VAT.
We have one simple price based on the storage capacity of each unit and there are no hidden charges. The only additional cost you might want to consider is additional contents insurance if required.
We offer a number of payment options, including laser card, credit card, or direct debit. Our fee is payable monthly in advance.
No you don't. You sign a straightforward standard storage agreement prior to moving into your unit.
No, you can simply turn up, fill in your storage agreement and move in immediately. However, if your needs and timing are specific, we would recommend that you book your unit in advance.
Yes, a member of our staff will fill in our storage agreement with you. Then you can move your goods in straight away.
Monday – Friday:
9:00am to 5:30pm
Dublin (Red Cow) 09:00am to 04:00pm
Dublin (North Park) 09:00am to 04:00pm
Dublin (Charlestown) Reception closed
Dublin (North Park) Contact for access
Cork 09:00am to 04:00pm
Waterford 09:00am to 01:00pm
Sundays and Public Holidays:
Closed (Access To Storage Units Can Be Arranged At No Extra Charge)
You have unlimited access to your goods during our opening hours at no extra charge. Access outside these hours can be organised by prior arrangement at no extra cost.
You can bring your goods in your own vehicle. We have ample car parking and large sheltered loading/unloading areas at each facility. Alternatively, we can recommend local van hire or removal companies to help with your transportation.
Our security procedures and technologies are second to none and include the following safeguards:
There is no minimum period. However, we request 7 days notice to vacate your unit.
There is no maximum storage period and we offer on-going discounts the longer the rental term goes on.
We request 7 days notice of your intention to vacate your unit. At this time a refund will be processed for any unused monies that you have paid. Notice can be given in person, in writing, by fax, phone or e-mail.
You can store almost anything in our units exceptions are:
Yes, we can provide boxes, locks and other packing material. See Packing Material page.
Yes, provided arrangements have been made, we will accept deliveries on your behalf provided you leave us a key to your unit and we will also keep copies of delivery dockets for you.
Yes, we will provide you with your own unit, sized to your individual needs, with or without racking, and you or your staff will look after your own records on your own schedule. You have absolute control over your files and records with your own employees. It also makes economic sense in that you can avoid the high service fees charged by Records Management companies.
This is ideal for a small to medium sized professional office, whose valuable office space is being encroached upon by file cabinets, many of whom are only occasionally used. In fact, in some cases, using Document Self Storage can preclude moving to a larger office, or adding on to a building for an expanding business. See Document Storage page.
There are a number of different size trolleys and pallet trucks available free of charge for customer use. We also have a forklift truck available at all our branches for unloading heavier goods.
There will always be a trained member of staff available during reception opening time.