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FAQs

Many questions can be answered via the sections listed below but please contact us if you require any further assistance.

Unlike the majority of our competitors Sentry Self Storage does not ask you for a security deposit equivalent to 4 weeks rental.

Many of our customers are moving house and we appreciate that this additional expense, on top of removal or van hire costs, is one that you could do without.

Insurance is not inclusive in your rental. However, we can arrange for cover if you require. We require that all customers, for peace of mind, should arrange for insurance cover on their goods either through us or their own insurers.

Once you have signed up for your storage unit and have received the keys you are free to come and go as you please.

Some customers only visit their storage unit when they fill-up or vacate their units, others visit on a regular or, in the case of some businesses, on a daily basis. Visit as little or often as you want.

The Basics

How should I pack...

All my belongings?

Box as many things as possible allowing the most efficient use of space, plus try to use proper storage boxes that will not collapse and can be stacked.

Completely fill all boxes and tape them up, and pack heavy items such as books in small boxes - label boxes and keep a list of the contents.

Articles of clothing?

Wardrobe boxes allow you to store your clothing on hangers which saves the shape of garments.

These can be bought from us at a variety of our sites.

Books, files & documents?

Remember that these items are heavy so avoid overfilling cartons, so pack books flat and fill any empty space to avoid movement.

Sentry sell professional archive boxes for this application.

How should I store...

China & Glass

All items should be individually wrapped with a layer of packing at the bottom and top of boxes.

Put the heaviest items at the bottom and pad out loose spaces. Store mirrors on their edge, not flat.

My appliances?

Store all appliances clean, dry and empty with doors wedged open. Defrost fridges and freezers.

Put computers and other electrical items in original packaging where possible

Bikes, metals & tools?

Wipe all metal objects with an oily rag before storing.

My Furniture?

Disassemble large items where possible and apply a heavy coat of furniture polish before storing wood items.

Cover with dust sheets or furniture covers. Store sofas, mattresses & beds etc on end to save floor space.

What items can I NOT store?

Flammable Goods
Fireworks / Explosives
Perishable Foodstuffs
Dangerous / Illegal Goods

Getting Prepared

Storage Units

Are all Sentry units 24 hour drive-up access?

No, although most of our storage units are 24 hour access drive-up self-contained units.

We do have indoor storage units located at Chandlers Ford, Chichester West, Southampton & Waterlooville. These internal rooms offer a wider range of sizes and are suitable for home & business goods.

How do I get all of my things into storage?

Many people like the complete DIY option and rent/borrow a van/truck in order to transport goods into storage. A great advantage of our storage units is that you can drive right up to them making them convenient to load-up.

Alternatively a removals company may be more suitable to move your goods for you. We are happy to give advice and pass on their details.

How long can I hire Sentry Self Storage for?

Our standard invoicing periods are 4, 12, 24 or 48 weeks but shorter rental periods can be made by special arrangement.

If you only require the unit for part of any standard period - just let us know in advance and we will refund you the unused rental days when you vacate your unit.

Our storage locations are protected by a combination of CCTV, floodlighting, alarms and electronic access control to ensure the safety of your goods.

Please feel free to contact our friendly team if you require more information.

We enjoy working with our customers, many of whom have used us over many years and who often refer us to friends and family, so why not let Sentry help you !


For more details, please call 0800 389 1523

Competitive Pricing

Affordability is at our core and unlike many operators, we display our prices.

Great Security

Our locations are monitored with a combination of alarms & CCTV.

Storage Estimator

Not sure how much storage you'll need? Check our size estimator.

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