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Self Storage Units in Wincanton

Posted on May 9, 2017 by Henry

Top 10 Self Storage Units in Wincanton

  1. StorageBase – Actually they are based in Frome or Bath – Not Wincanton
  2. Sparkford Storage – hmmm no that’s 15 miles away
  3. Whiteball Storage advertise in Wincanton – but they are in Taunton.
  4. Barn Store are in a Barn just outside Shaftesbury
  5. Beehive are in Blandford
  6. Sandys and Langham are in Gillingham

Shall I complete the list?

  1. Somerset Storage are in Glastonbury
  2. Lock and Load are in Yeovil
  3. And the nearest BigYellow is in Poole
Source: Google

So, what is my point… Firstly it is about how big companies advertise… For sure we want you guys reading this to think of us for your Storage, but more than that we don’t want you to travel half way across the country when there is probably a perfectly good local place near you.  Why do people that live in Wincanton have to go Bristol for their storage needs.  We’re here!

Second – come on Google – we’re in Wincanton – why are you not directing people towards our services in Wincanton for the people of Wincanton.  I know the mysteries of Google are great and we all feel that, but if I cannot find a storage company that is actually located where I live – then what hope do I have if I want a Pizza, or to see a film, am I going to have to travel half way across southern England just because Googles says that is my nearest result.

Now, onto Self Storage Units, call us old fashioned, but we’ve been around a long time and we know a little about about what we do, we hope we do it well and with a smile – truly we do. But what is self storage and surely we do that and more.  We have storage units, we just call them storage containers, we collect and deliver possessions from and to their owners, there’s no need for you to even visit our warehouses, but you can if you want to… we are completely flexible, state a time or just turn up, the door will always be open to our client.  Unlike these new entrants on the stage where the door is firmly locked until you present the right credentials – more numbers to remember.

But it’s more than that – we’re personal, our self storage units are run by local people, some of whom you will find in the pub in Wincanton, we’re not going to destroy or throw your possessions away if you don’t pay – we’e going to talk to you, we’re not going to block your access if you haven’t paid, or stitch you up in extra fees and costs because you’re in trouble.

Think of us like a Petrol Station – sure you can put your own fuel in, but there is an attendant there to help if needed, our self storage units are better than self storage units, ours come with people and with that comes knowledge, politeness and friendliness.

Now come on Google – sort this out and provide a better service for your customers looking for self storage units in Wincanton.


1st Time Buyers – We live in the Countryside

Posted on May 2, 2017 by Henry

1st time buyers take heed – we live in the countryside and we love it… Beautiful sunny days at the moment, spring is in the air and we’re posting this post late because we’ve just had the bank holiday weekend, life is good at the moment.

So how can we help – we are but a meagre storage company with a warehouse full of storage units, just waiting for you 1st time buyers to move out of London and set up home here in Mere, Gillingham, Shaftesbury or Frome, we don’t really mind, the country side is rolling, everyone is a little bit odd, but very friendly down in the Pub, the local postie knows us all by sight and we’re always happy to meet new people.

We’ve got George – that’s how we can help you… he’s in his early twenties, so he tells us, strong as an ox and friendly as can be, he’ll whizz up to London for almost any excuse and he’d be delighted to handle your House move, packing furniture and personal possessions carefully and without damage, bring it all down here and help you put it all into your home.  We’re not Pickfords I will grant that, but then nor are our prices and there is no harm in a quote to see how we stack up to the big boys.

1st Time Buyers Advice and Top Tips from inStoreOnce you’ve made it to the countryside – it won’t end there, if you have too much furniture we can store it for you.  I know the likes of Big Yellow in London have lots of self storage units, but we’re £10 per week per container and while it’s not 100% self storage we are always here to help you access your possessions with a friendly wave and relaxed approach.

Don’t worry we are secure, connected to the local Police and Fire Stations, with 24/7 cctv (it gets everywhere), but again it’s worth a quote just to see how we stack up to the bigger boys, also we’re local, if you are buying your 1st house in the Shaftesbury, Gillingham and Frowm triangle we could be more central.  We have clients from as far afield as Bath, Bristol and Taunton, nut really we like to focus on the best possible service locally.

So – we’re like self storage units – but we’re not – we’re more than that.  We’re not a barn in a field – we have a huge warehouse, as it was an old chimney factory, we’re open weekends and can arrange someone to be available any time you like.  We also collect and deliver.

For 1st time buyers we’re an ideal choice, local, friendly, economic and ready to hear from you.

Spring Cleaning – Easter is here!

Posted on April 14, 2017 by Henry

Easter is here! Put a Spring Cleaning in your step

It’s that time of year again, when Spring Cleaning and all that it entails comes to the fore, but before we bore you to much with our handy tips some interesting facts for you:

In many cultures around the world, the egg is a symbol of new life, fertility and rebirth. For thousands of years, Iranians and others have decorated eggs on Nowruz (header image), the Iranian New Year that falls on the spring equinox. Interesting no? For Christians, the Easter egg is symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ as we all know I’m sure (boring).

Spring Cleaning and Storing Your Belongings away with inStore

The story of the Easter Bunny is thought to have become common in the 19th century. Rabbits usually give birth to a big litter of babies (called kittens), so they became a symbol of new life. Legend has it that the Easter bunny lays, decorates and hides Easter eggs as they are also a symbol of new life.

Easter is also a time for seeing family, taking a short break, maybe the first BBQ or grass cut? even the odd egg if your lucky. Its that time of year where all the windows can be opened and the house can breath. The first sunny days start showing as the daffodils come to their peak and we hope the sun starts to take the batten in the race for the summer.

Here at inStore we know what its like when you need space, and this is the time of year for spring cleaning, so, if you are having a summer wedding, anniversary party, garage clear out, moving date or anything to do with needing somewhere to safely and securely keep your possessions short term or long term. We are here for you, we understand, its our job.

Take a look at our services or our case studies to find out more info on how we might be able to help you today.

Get a Spring Cleaning Quote today

Our Storage Services at inStore

Posted on April 7, 2017 by Henry

We delighted to announce our storage services at inStore, the depth of our coverage is second to none and the breadth of our offering we hope is both wide ranging and beyond expectation.

inStore Storage Units and Services

Personal Storage

With the inStore Personal Storage services you can either use our meet and greet option and deliver your belongings to one of our easily accessible storage depots, or with our own fleet of vehicles and experienced team, we will prepare and move your items for you.

Specialist Storage

We understands the packing and stowing process required for the items that don’t fit neatly into cardboard. Each and every one of these demands specialist treatment. Every piece is carefully packed for safe keeping over the duration of its stay.

We apply our expertise to manage each task appropriately: from the valuable antique clock to the hefty grand piano, our specialist storage services mean we can store almost anything, even a plane.

Long experience working with auctioneers, antique dealers and valuers ensures that inStore provides the safe environment and careful preservation of specialist and valuable items.

Once in store nothing is disturbed prior to collection.


Our removal storage services are tailored around your needs: from the full professional wrap and pack, to supplying you with all the materials needed to do it yourself. We will arrange competitive insurance cover and professional inventories.

We are happy to discuss your needs over the phone and to arrange a site assessment if helpful.

Industrial Storage

inStore offers local storage services for businesses throughout Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset & Devon giving the opportunity to have the best of both worlds.

At a fraction of the cost, you can free up expensive operational space from all the stuff and bulk not needed for every-day core operational use. We do all the travelling, storing, maintenance and organisation to deliver instant retrieval right to your door for when you do need it  – and in the right condition.

Business Storage

We provides all manner of business storage services. From legal business requirements to hard copy business storage, office paperwork, and all other business documentation.

Services available include : project assessment, collection and delivery services. inStore is also able to provide document digitization services, with a dedicated maintenance and retrieval plan to suit your needs.


inStore relocation storage services are is designed to look after the logistical aspects of making sure all your belongings arrive in perfect condition at your new location.

We will assess and help with the planning, on paper and on site; and pack up a London home or a country house in such a way that everything is where you want it; storing everything where and how needed, so it is available safely on demand on return to the UK.

Get a Quote today

Call us today: 01963 616161

Time to Reflect on Our Possessions

Posted on March 8, 2017 by Henry

You may have noted that we’ve been proactive on our Blog recently. We’ve been promoting reflections on our possessions and what drives us to keep and store them in this modern age of busy lives and on the edge living.  We’ve done this and will keep doing this, partly to keep you our customers informed of our news and what we’re up to, but also partly to keep us in your mind.

Yes – I am reflecting on what exactly we’re doing here. We treat our things with such a high priority that sometimes we even get confused. Keeping things under lock and key, away from the light and hidden in our lives.  We don’t have space. We don’t have the time to enjoy so much of what we have.  There’s also the view that we have to keep things for our children and their homes as we sometimes downsize our own homes.

Then there’s the requirement to clear our another house quickly for some reason, maybe it’s been sold or let why you move away to gather yet more possessions somewhere else.  Are we a service company, a logistics operation, a helping hand, an expensive hindrance.  My own view is that more than anything we should be a caretaker of our possessions and I use the word ‘our’ on purpose, because when you store with us, your possessions become part of our possessions in the literal sense and we’re the ones that you have trusted to look after them.

Historically, you can look back at how people people treated their possessions and there was far more seasonality to life, the summer garden furniture would come our, or the library would be annually dusted, a change of clothes was obligatory and possessions were put away for a future use due to their scarcity or expense.  The same still rings true by and large, we care, and we look after and we take your possessions into our trust.

Of course you can have them back at any point, but that’s not the point – we’re here as a service company and recently, writing these Articles designed to inform or in reality keep us in your minds eye, because we want you to know more than anything else, your possessions are safe with us.  You can find out more on our Personal Storage Page.