Self Storage

We bring to you - You load - We Store


We have 60 years of storage experience and are at your service

We offer one of the only Self Storage services in Bristol which is actually brought to your door and returned at a time that is convenient to you. We aim to make removals and storage as stress free as possible. Bristol Self Storage can even help with your business needs, it’s all part of the service.

Customers reviews

What people say about us

"I have used Bristol Self Storage 3 times and would give them 5 stars every time. Thank you Phil and the crew."
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Joanne Simms
"I stored my furniture for 2 years with Bristol Self Storage. Their heated storage kept everything in excellent condition."
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Richard Butler

Our services

Home Storage

You might be downsizing, in between moves, selling your house, or cramped with clutter. We have the storage solution.

5 Star Storage

Our storage facilities are one of the most advanced in the country. Climate controlled and heated. We take great care of your belongings.

Moving Shop

At Local Bristol Self Storage we have everything you need. Boxes, packaging, moving trucks, blankets and so much more.

Furniture Removals

Are you moving within the Uk? We can offer an affordable removal service, which is not only low cost but no frills and very economical.

Hire Vans

With our partners, we are one of the leaders in van hire in Bristol. If you choose us, you’ll never have to settle for second best. ​

Business Storage

Your office space is valuable, which means there’s no need to be overwhelmed by excess files, with Bristol Self Storage.


Most frequent questions and answers
Unused and extra furniture are some of the most common items placed in storage units. Just be cautious: Without proper care, your wooden bookshelf may get moldy, or rats may chew up your best oriental rug. Opt for a climate-controlled unit (best climate-controlled storage companies list), store items off the ground to increase airflow, and cover furniture with tarps to help combat potential damage.


Your storage unit is a perfect spot to secure and protect appliances, like your extra washer and dryer set or that old microwave from your college dorm room, while they’re not in use.


Clothing, including shoes, should be packed in airtight boxes or bins—you don’t want pests to chew through those Anthropologie sweaters you splurged on all those years ago. We also recommend going with climate-controlled storage to avoid damage from mold or mildew.

Books are similar to apparel and furniture: pack them in airtight boxes to protect them from humidity and pest damage. If your first edition copy of Macbeth warped while in storage, Shakespeare might roll in his grave.
As long as electronics are in a climate-controlled unit, they’ll be safe and sound (and protected from extreme temperatures). Make sure you carefully wrap them and pack them in boxes to prevent scratches, dents, or dust from clogging up vents. You never know when you might want to pull out that extra TV.

Always check with the staff at your storage facility if you have questions.

In general, though, there are a few major categories of items that are never allowed in storage.


Scented or wet items

Steer clear of wet items, like an umbrella—they’re breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and bacteria. Also, be cautious of items with strong smells—these can attract insects and rodents and might make your storage neighbors unhappy, too.


Perishable food

Don’t plan on storing meat, cereal, dairy products, produce, or any other type of food that can spoil. Even your dog’s kibble is a no-go.


Combustible and flammable items

Flammable items put your storage unit at risk of catching fire. If there’s a spike in temperature, combustible materials could explode. Here’s a full list of things to avoid:

  • Propane tanks
  • Aerosols (e.g., hairspray and cooking spray)
  • Jerry cans (fuel cans)
  • Gasoline or anything containing gasoline
  • Lighter fluid
  • Linseed oil
  • Paint
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Kerosene lamps
  • Fertilizer
  • Asbestos or anything containing asbestos
  • Acid (car batteries and drain cleaners may contain acid)
  • Propane tanks
  • Biological waste (e.g., syringes and needles)
  • Toxic or corrosive waste (e.g., old batteries and leftover paint)

Hazardous materials

Combustible liquids and hazardous chemicals aren’t allowed. Here’s the full list of these prohibited items that will get the boot:

  • Cleaning products
  • Ammonia or bleach
  • Insecticides
  • Roofing tar
  • Pesticides
  • Paint, paint thinner, and paint remover


This may seem obvious, but rubbish belongs in the dustbin. Trash attracts bugs and vermin—plus, it’ll stink up the place.



Plants can’t survive without daily sunshine and regular water; they also attract insects and other pests and therefore aren’t allowed in storage. Gardeners, you can stow away your shovels, pots, and other tools in your unit, just not your live plants.


Animals (dead or alive)

Don’t have enough space in your current pad for your turtle terrarium or 75-gallon fish tank? Thinking of setting it up in your storage unit instead? Think again. For ethical reasons, you aren’t allowed to leave pets in storage.

We know your possessions are valuable. That’s why, at Bristol Self Storage we do everything we possibly can to make sure they’re safe and secure while in storage. But there are some things we just can’t guarantee to protect your goods against, such as fire and flood. For those events you need self storage insurance. We provide bespoke self storage insurance.

For example, if a customer didn’t defrost their freezer properly before placing it within a storage building, this might lead to water leaking into your storage room causing damage to your possessions. Unfortunately the majority of home insurance policies don’t cover your valuable possessions while they are in self storage units. And those that do, don’t cover specific storage perils. So we’ve come up with a policy that can be tailored exactly to meet your storage insurance needs.

Ensuring everyone has self storage insurance

In the past, customers have taken out their own insurance at the start of their storage, then not let it continue. This meant they couldn’t make a claim if the worst happened or have storage insurance to offer if their goods damaged someone else’s possessions. For everyone’s peace of mind we need to know that all customers are covered at all times – that’s why all customers must insure their goods while they are in our self storage units. It’s worth noting that many of our competitors take the same approach. Bristol Self Storage insurance has been specially designed for self storage and covers a wider range of potential perils than normal household insurance.

What our storage insurance covers against

Our self storage insurance policy has a number of benefits over most household insurance policies. It will cover your goods against third party liability and just about everything else;

  • Physical loss or damage to your property caused by burst pipes or escape of water (including damage to labels on wine bottles)
  • Theft accompanied by forcible and violent entry or exit
  • Moth, insect or vermin damage from an external source
  • Fire
  • Lightning
  • Explosion
  • Earthquake
  • Storm
  • Riot
  • Strike
  • Civil commotion
  • Malicious damage
  • Impact by vehicles and aircraft

Protects your home insurance benefits

Because our storage unit insurance is designed specifically for items in self storage facilities, it doesn’t affect the ‘no claims’ on your home insurance or claims you might make on your home insurance in the future.

Would you like some advice of the size of storage space you might need or perhaps advice on any other aspect of moving and storage?

Then people book a HOME VISIT with one of our experts. It’s all free and we would be happy to help.