Frequently Asked Questions

Optima self store low cost, highly secure, self store accessible
24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the towns of Peterborough, Stamford, Melton Mowbray, Corby and Newark.

What size are your storage units in Peterborough, Melton Mowbray, Stamford, Corby and Newark?

We have four sizes of container at Optima Self Store in Peterborough, Melton Mowbray, Stamford, Corby and Newark:

  • 8′ x 8′ x 20’
  • 8′ x 8′ x 10’
  • 7′ x 8′ x 7′
  • 5′ x 8′ x 8′

Please visit our prices page for the cost of each size and for an idea of what fits in each container.

How much does it cost?

Our rates start from a very competitive £14.10 + VAT per week. See our prices page on the website for full costs.

What can I store?

As long as it’s not illegal or dangerous and it will fit into one of our containers you can store it at Optima Self Store. We do not advise food or other perishable items, damp or wet items (make sure freezers are fully defrosted), anything liable to leak oil or other items which will stain or damage the units, as well as animals, plants etc.

Our customers store a range of things including: Archive Storage, Commercial Storage, Computer Storage, Data Storage, Deeds Storage, Document Storage, Domestic Storage, Filing Storage, Full Loads, Furniture Storage, Records Storage, Sports Equipment Storage, Stock Storage, Students’ Storage, Vehicle Storage (car storage and motorbike storage), Wills Storage and much much more.

How and when can I access my possessions?

You hold the key to your storage container. You can visit us whenever you like to access your secure container. We provide you with a brand new padlock and key upon registration and a key fob for main gates. We never use the same locks and keys twice so you can be safe in the knowledge that your possessions are completely safe.

Are there any hidden extras?

No there aren’t! There are no hidden surprises. You pay your first months rent when you move in, along with a £39 fully refundable deposit for your key fob and high grade padlock.

What happens when I want to vacate my unit?

You need to give 2 weeks notice, in writing.

Can I store long term, for example if I am emigrating for some time?

No problem. We would ask for a UK representative in case of emergencies

Will my possessions be safe?

Security is our top priority at our NewarkMelton Mowbray, Stamford, Peterborough and Corby locations. We take security very seriously and we have CCTV equipment at all our sites. We supply you with a high grade padlock. You hold the key to your container and all our sites can only be access by tenant through our electronic gate access system. We also offer insurance for extra piece of mind.

Does Optima Self Store offer services to businesses and households?

Optima Self Store in Newark, Peterborough, Melton Mowbray, Stamford and Corby offers self storage to business clients and households alike.

Business clients tend to use our secure storage containers to store, Document Storage & Archiving, Stock Overflow, Temporary Warehousing, Machinery Storage, Tradesmen – Builders, Plumbers, Electricians, Landscapers, Carpet Fitters, Market Trader Stock, Removals – Furniture, Machinery, Equipment.

The general public will normally use our containers to store, Furniture Storage, Excessive House Clutter Storage, Sports Equipment Storage, Classic Car Storage and Motorcycle Storage

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