Lewes Festive and New Year Opening Hours 2018-2019

The opening times during the 2018-19 festive period at Self Storage Space in Lewes are as follows:-

►Christmas Eve. Monday 24th Dec. Open 10am to 4pm.
►Christmas Day. Tuesday 25th Dec. Closed.
►Boxing Day. Wednesday 26th Dec.  Closed.
►Thursday 27th Dec. Open 10am to 4pm.
►Friday 28th Dec. Open 10am to 4pm.
►Saturday 29th Dec. Open 10am to 4pm.
►Sunday 30th Dec. Closed.
►Monday 31st Dec. Open 10am to 4pm.
►New Years Day. Tuesday. 1st Jan 2018. Closed.
►Wednesday 2nd January 2018. Open as usual.

We would like to wish all our customers a very happy Christmas & a wonderful New Year.

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Common misconceptions of Self Storage

When you hear the words “self storage”, what do you think of? A treasure chest of goodies to buy at auction? A hoarder’s paradise? Whatever your current perception, our mission is to debunk the fairy tales and reveal the truth about self storage...

Adopting the approach of popular TV show, Mythbusters. It’s time to find out which myths are plausible and which are busted!

Myth 1: Self storage companies typically cater to hoarders who use the space as an extension of their own over-crowded homes.

It’s true that today’s generation loves to shop. From toys and clothes to furniture and electronics, “we’ve got, by weight six times as much stuff” as the previous generation (Professor Danny Dorling, University of Oxford, BBC2- Real Storage Wars featuring Storemates UK).

In just one year:

  • Women buy half their body weight in clothes (Daily Mail).
  • Parents spend an average of £639.60 on toys for children aged 0-5 (Aviva).
  • London residents spend an average of £5,781 on decorating and new furnishings (Ideal Home).

Dubbed “the generation that wants more everything”, it’s undeniable that millennials have got an obsession with things. But do they deserve such a bad reputation? You bet they don’t. They may have more stuff, but they use more stuff, too. And when they don’t want their stuff any more, they tend to head to sites such as eBay, vinted and musicmagpie to recycle their hard-earned cash.

Around half of all storage space is used by people who are at a point of transition in their lives. What do you do with your things when you want to move house, redecorate or make room for a new or visiting family member? Introducing your “new spare room”: a self storage unit!

Add this to the fact that a whopping 42% of all self storage space is used to boost the economy – yes – that is right – nearly half of all space is utilised by business. Whether it’s used by large companies as a drop off point for sales reps to pick up materials or a small business to keep stock or records, self storage space is a cost effective, secure and flexible place for businesses of all shapes and sizes to flourish. And this fact won’t be a secret for long - last year alone, the SSA estimated that more than 10,000 new enterprises were launched in self storage facilities.


Myth 2: Self storage companies in the UK operate just like an episode of Storage Wars.

Many of us have enjoyed an episode or two of Storage Wars. But how authentic is it? Are abandoned storage units really auctioned off to the highest bidder in a free-for-all where buyers have no clue what’s in the unit? The answer is, of course, no, they are not. Not only is this practice illegal in the UK, but, in a revealing exposé of the show, it was found to be largely fabricated to create the entertainment factor. To find out just how real Storage Wars is, read the article, “Is Storage Hunters UK Real or Fake?

Fabricated or not, you won’t find any storage wars-esque behaviour here. All leading self storage operators in the UK follow best practice guidelines supplied by the Self Storage Association UK. This means that the company will take every measure to try and contact you if your unit falls into arrears before accessing your goods.  If the customer cannot be contacted or has abandoned his/her unit then the unit may have to be sold to recoup the outstanding debt. To start this process, a full inventory of the contents is made. Once the storage facility has a better understanding of what’s inside the unit, any items of value are sold to specific purchasers that deal in those goods such as antique dealers and second hand furniture stores,


Myth 3: The majority of people aren’t aware of storage companies.

While this may seem shocking considering that there are the same number of self storage sites in the UK as there are McDonalds (there are now over 1430 self storage sites in the UK), more than 66% of people cannot name a self storage brand.

Myth PLAUSIBLE! But this is beginning to change as more & more people use self storage and the industry matures.

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Opening Hours during Christmas & New Year at Lewes Branch 2016-17

The opening times over the festive period at Self Storage Space in Lewes are as follows:-

►Christmas Eve. Saturday 24th Dec. Open 10am to 2pm.
►Christmas Day. Sunday 25th Dec. Closed.
►Boxing Day. Monday 26th Dec.  Closed.
►Tuesday. Bank Holiday. 27th Dec. Closed.
►Wednesday 28th Dec. Open as usual 9am to 5:30pm.
►Thursday 29th Dec. Open 9am to 5:30pm.
►Friday 30th Dec. Open as usual 9am to 5:30pm.
►Saturday 31st Dec. Open 10am to 4pm.
►New Years Day. Sunday. 1st Jan 2017. Closed.
►Monday. Bank holiday. 2nd January. Closed.

We would like to wish all our customers a very happy Christmas & a wonderful New Year.

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Martin Man and a Van Brighton

Self Storage Space in Lewes is pleased to announce a partnership with Martin at Man and a Van Brighton. You'll soon see our 'Self Storage Space' signs on his van.

Martin Man and a Van Brighton

Martin is well known in Sussex for his removals services and over the years we've always found him honest, punctual and offer a great service to his customers.

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March 31st 2016 stamp duty changes

Landlords are being encouraged to beat the March 31st deadline on stamp duty changes by selling now.

This soon to be stamp duty rise of 3% per band, announced by the Chancellor, for buy-to-let landlords and those buying a second home, is not that far away.

We've seen a rise in people enquiring about storage space to help beat the March 31st. deadline. At Self Storage Space in Lewes, we are ready to help you.

Our best advice is that if you are planning to beat the stamp duty deadline, talk to us soon! The changes do not come into force until April so there's time to get ahead and get into short term storage.

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Sussex from the Sky

We'd like to share a collection of beautiful aerial footages shot by Scott Wright with a DJI Phantom 3 drone, during the early hours and sunrises of summer 2015. The video shows the beauty of Sussex, and how fortunate we are to live here.

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Easter 2015 Opening Hours at Lewes Self Storage Space

Self Storage Space in Lewes, East Sussex would like to wish all our customers (past, present & future) a very happy Easter. We will be closed during the National Holidays and Sunday for a well deserved break! The Lewes Facility opening hours during Easter 2015 are below:-

  • Good Friday (3rd): Closed
  • Saturday (4th): Open as usual
  • Easter Sunday (5th): Closed
  • Easter Monday (6th): Closed


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University of Brighton Student, Staff & Alumni Discount

We're pleased to announce Self Storage Space in Lewes now offers a 10% discount to all University of Brighton Students, Staff & Alumni. Please bring along your University ID, Alumni number or NUS card.

The discount details are on the University of Brighton Alumni website here. Call 01273 470000 for details or to arrange a viewing.

Jennifer Chung from University of Brighton said "I've stored my items at Self Storage in Lewes when returning home to Hong Kong over the summer. I know they'll be safe here and it's much cheaper than renting my room in Brighton". Many students choose the flexibility of a self storage unit between tenancies. Staff and Alumni use the facility when moving home, de-cluttering or simply to get more space in their home.

If you have any questions please contact our sales reception on 01273 470000. Not in conjunction with any other offer.

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Eight reasons UK businesses choose self storage

More & more small businesses are using self storage units to help run their business - why? - because there are significant business advantages. Below are just some of the business benefits:-

1) No business rates.

2) No utility bills  (no gas, no electricity)

3) Security. Our facilities provide 24 hour CCTV, intruder alarms, security key fob entry systems etc.

4) Affordable. A self storage unit is often much cheaper than leasing a commercial premises such as a warehouse.

5) Flexible terms. Upgrade or downsize the size of your unit to suit your needs. This is often very useful for seasonal businesses.

6) No complex leases - and no solicitors fees or estate agents!

7) No service charges - everything is included in just one simple invoice per month.

8) Extras such as mailboxes and deliveries help run the business smoothly. 

If you require advice please ask our sales reception who will be happy to help.

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Easter 2014 Opening Times

We wish all our customers a very happy Easter. We are closed on national bank holidays and on Sundays.

Please pop into our reception or call us if you have any questions on 01273 470000. The Lewes Branch opening hours are:-

  • Good Friday 18th April. Closed.
  • Saturday 19th April. Open as normal. 10am to 4:00pm.
  • Easter Sunday 20th April. Closed.
  • Easter Monday. 21st April. Closed.

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Self Storage Customer Service - Good all round. Keep up the standard!

Congratulations to all the staff at Self Storage Space in Lewes. We've received our 10th perfect (7 out of 7) score for customer service this year!

Since 2013, whenever a customer moves out, we always ask them to complete a simple 'move out form'. This gives the customer an opportunity to feedback their experience. We're always open to feedback and it's good to track how we're doing. 

It's also helps us fix any 'niggles' in our service - our latest customer move out was 100% perfect - "Good all round. Keep up the standard"! The form is below (we've removed the confidential details) :-

Customer Questionnaire at Self Storage Space Lewes

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Brighton businesses choose Self Storage Space

More and more businesses are choosing self storage units to run their businesses - especially ecommerce and eBay businesses.

"Businesses no longer need to rent a dodgy lock-up garage down a side alley" says Ollie Saunders at Accountancy group Deloitte.

This is not just happening at Self Storage Space in Lewes, it's a pattern across the self storage industry as reported in this recent BBC Self Storage Space article.

Andrew Gill, Director, at Self Storage Space in Lewes said "We're finding micro and start up businesses choose Self Storage because of the flexibility and simplicity - there's no business rates, no utility bills, no service charges. We've had several new business customers from Brighton in the past week".

The self storage industry has always provided self storage for business - as we see the UK economy recover we should see more & more businesses choosing self storage units to operate their logistics.

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Brighton MBE Bubblewrap Prices

Bubble wrap from MBE (Mailboxes Etc) in Brighton is very expensive compared with Self Storage Space in Lewes.

Bubblewrap at MBE Brighton is £6.99 for 5 metres. Bubblewrap at Self Storage Space is just £3.25 for 5 metres!

Self Storage Space in Lewes is half the price of MBE Brighton. There are no gimmicks, no small print or no special offers - just excellent quality packing materials at excellent prices.

Self Storage Space don't just sell bubble wrap - we sell a wide range of accessories from storage boxes to padlocks. You don't need to be storing with us to take advantage of our prices - simply pop in - we're opposite Lewes Train Station. We're about a 10 minute drive from Brighton - please call us if you have any questions, telephone 01273 470000.

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TV presentation goes live at Self Storage Space in Lewes

Our LCD screen presentation is now live opposite Lewes Train Station.

Visit us or call us on 01273 470000


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Space - the final frontier!

Our new LCD TV has gone 'live' opposite Lewes Train Station - it's a modern and convenient way to keep Lewes residents and visitors up-to-date with the latest offers & promotions available. Our Star Trek slide has proved very popular with commuters and local 'Trekkies'. Trevor said "i store all my Star Trek and Dr Who memorabilia, antiques & collectibles at Self Storage Space in Lewes - naturally I love this presentation slide". 

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Overrun with toys or tools?

Self Storage Space in Lewes can help parents and carers get more space in their homes.

Andrew Gill, Director, Self Storage Space in Lewes said "Children's toys consume a huge amount of living space. Property in Sussex (especially Brighton or Lewes) is so expensive - a spare room or dedicated play room is a luxury few parents can afford. A self storage unit is a very cost effective way of getting more space in your home. It's not just toys, DIY projects require bulky tools, a secure storage unit is the perfect way to get your living space back".

Self Storage Space opposite Lewes Train Station has a range of storage units available. We're about 10 minutes drive from Brighton too. Please visit us for a tour with our friendly sales staff or call us on 01273 470000.

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Self Storage Space launches new poster campaign

Self Storage Space in Lewes is proud to announce the launch of a new poster campaign. The posters will be distributed throughout Sussex including the 'Home Stand' at Lewes Football Club.

Andrew Gill, Director said "The posters stand out in an increasingly competitive marketplace - they will attract more customers to our family run business".

Thanks go to Lewes FC and East Web in Brighton for their printing expertise.

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