Several years ago, I was presented with an opportunity to travel abroad to further my studies. At the time, I was living in a 700 square foot loft apartment and didn’t have a ton of stuff to store while away, but I knew that I would eventually return and wanted my furniture and possessions cared for. The smartest option I could think of at the time was to put everything that wasn’t coming with me across the pond in long-term storage at Big Blue Squirrel Self Storage in West Thurrock, Essex. To this day, I am so glad I made that decision.
It hadn’t been long since I moved into that apartment I was hastily vacating to take advantage of this opportunity; I had couches, a bed, dining room set, and other pieces that fit nicely into a 10’ x 10’ unit, all neatly protected with blankets, covers, and bubble wrap which I was able to purchase from their on-site store. When I needed a few boxes to store some of my kitchen appliances, I was happy to see that they had a variety of types and sizes to choose from. They also carried other miscellaneous items like packing tape, which saved me a trip to the store.
Fortunately for my situation, Big Blue Squirrel offered short and long-term rates on various sizes of storage unit (up to 500 square feet) which can accommodate storage for anyone’s needs. Their range of offerings have come in handy for those needing to clear up space so they could renovate or work on temporary projects, and I’ve known close friends who rented a smaller storage unit long-term to use as an extension of their in-home storage, so they could declutter and keep their living space neat and tidy.
What set Big Blue Squirrel apart for me was the peace of mind I had, being thousands of miles away from home and knowing that my personal belongings were safe and secure under their care. They do more than just keep everything in a box under lock and key. To keep close guard of their client’s property, they control entry to the storage facility with keypad access (ensuring that only authorized clients and personnel can access the area) and use a network of CCTV cameras to closely monitor the goings on in and around the property, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On top of that, their security personnel walk the grounds and check the storage unit doors daily to ensure they are secure.
When I returned from my travels after two years abroad, one of the first things I did was inspect my storage unit. I was so happy to find that all my stuff (some of which I’d forgotten I had) was exactly where I left it. It was as if I had just shut the door on the unit yesterday. My experience was so positive, in fact, that I was able to refer a friend to take my former unit. He really enjoyed the convenience and thought that in many ways, due to Big Blue Squirrel’s tight security measures, his possessions were in better hands with them than in his home (their security monitoring does not take a holiday!).
I’ve been very fortunate to have found Big Blue Squirrel and can do nothing but highly recommend their facility, service, and the overall convenience of using their facility for all your self-storage needs in West Thurrock, Essex. Happy packing!
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