Containers vs. Storage Units: Which is Best?

June 27, 2022

Containers vs. Storage Units: Which is Best?

It is so tempting sometimes to go for the cheaper option when looking for storage containers in Bicester. And in these trying times, it is incredibly understandable. We will all try and save some money where we can. Self storage, however, is one area where the cheapest option could cost you a lot more than you could imagine. 

Storage Containers outdoors at a storage facility in Bicester

When you find yourself in need of self storage for an extended period of time, there is a temptation to try and get the cheapest option. And this idea is leading people to take the risky step of buying a large shipping container and finding a place to put it which is often an open field near their home. 

This could be the cheaper option in the long run in a monetary sense. You can get a shipping container for a few thousand pounds and if you have the land space, within a year it would be paying for itself.

That is if everything you are storing within it has stayed safe and secure in the container…

Cinch Self Storage offers both units and containers in Bicester. When you use a self-storage company you are getting so much more than the storage space. You are getting:

Peace of mind

This is one of the most crucial elements that you get from a self storage facility. Whether you need a small unit, a container or a drive-up unit, when you use a facility like Cinch Self Storage, you also get 24/7 security for your belongings.

At Cinch Self Storage we have 24/7 CCTV around each one of our facilities. Our units and containers Bicester are individually alarmed and fitted with smoke and fire detectors. Along with this we have staff on site throughout the day, adding extra security to your unit/container. 

Customer service and guidance with storage containers Bicester

Our teams are all experts in self storage and will be able to offer you guidance in what self storage space will be best for you.

We will also take in deliveries for you which has proven to be a great help to many of our customers as it allows them the freedom to get on with their day, knowing their delivery will be looked after.


Along with being experts in self storage, our teams are all very warm and friendly, creating a lovely atmosphere for everyone who comes into the stores on a regular basis. As our containers Bicester are kept at our facility, our team are on-hand for whatever you need.

Along with the teams, many of our business customers love the community that they have found at Cinch Self Storage. When you start your own business, it can be a lot of work and extremely lonely. Having other business owners to talk and connect with has been a game changer for customers such as Florence Ledwith, owner of Envy Shoes.

Our storage containers Bicester are flexible

The flexible rental agreements we offer have been vital for many of our business customers. When you start a business, you cannot know what the future holds. We, obviously, all want our business ideas to grow and thrive into great successes. But sometimes you have to have a few attempts before that happens.

With our flexible self-storage if things don’t work out and you need to leave your unit or container, you can. If you buy your own shipping container and things don’t work out, you still own a shipping container.

Ultimately, Cinch Self Storage offers a lot more than the storage space and we hope that before you buy that shipping container, you give us a call. We will have the space you need and so much more.

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1 Arkwright Road, Bicester, OX26 4SU

Unit C Hubert Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4JE

The Depositary, South Road, Brighton, BN1 6SB

Bumpers Way, Chippenham

St Margarets Way, Stukeley Meadows Industrial Estate

1 Works Road, Letchworth, SG6 1FR.

Grovebury Rd, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4SQ

July Court, Willie Snaith Road, Newmarket, CB8 7RL

666-678 Garratt Lane, SW17 0NP

25 Mollison Ave, Enfield, London, EN3 7LW

Newspaper House, Faraday Rd, Newbury RG14 2DW

Unit 4, Crown Quay Trade Centre, 1 Eurolink Way, Sittingbourne ME10 3DY

Unit 22 Mitcham Industrial Estate, Streatham Rd, Mitcham CR4 2AP

Invicta Business Centre, Bredgar Rd, Gillingham ME8 6PG

Cherry Tree Road, Watford WD24 6SB

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