Our New Procedures During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Why Self Storage?

As all our valued customers in and around the Leicester area will be fully aware, the UK is currently engaged in a nationwide lockdown to curb the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Here at Stokes Removals and Storage, we completely support the government’s advice to stay home, stay safe, and stop the spread of this virus. To protect both our staff and our customers during this difficult time, we are taking the following safety measures for the duration of the lockdown.

Our self-storage services in Leicester

We are open for business but until we are given further guidance, Stokes Removals and Storage is limiting face to face interactions. If you need to contact us, we are still available by telephone and email.

Our self storage facility is available for emergency access but we ask customers to follow the government guidelines and follow social distancing at all times whilst on the premises.

All storage contracts will operate as normal during the lockdown and our 24-hour CCTV surveillance system will continue to operate. The safety of your belongings is assured.

Our removals services in Leicester

Stoke Removals and Storage remains in operation for removals. We have amended the way in which we work to minimise risk. Our service will now be 100% contactless. We ask that all customers have their items boxed up and ready for removal and that they relocate to a different room as our team loads up each room’s items into the removal van.

For our part, our workers will be equipped with additional protective clothing, including gloves and face masks, and we will ensure that our vans are thoroughly cleaned after each job to prevent transmission of the virus. We are also respecting social distancing recommendations and will remain at least two metres apart from our customers.

Our packing services in Leicester

We regret that we will no longer be able to provide a packing service for our customers in Leicester. While we understand many customers make good use of this service, in the current circumstances it constitutes too high a risk to have our removal team in your property for an extended period, moving from room to room to assist you in your packing. We are still able to provide you with packing materials, and are happy to drop these off at your door, prior to your move.

We fully expect life to return to normal sooner, rather than later. In the meantime, we trust that all our valued customers across the Leicester area will support the measures we have taken. This is solely to protect our customers and our staff.

For more information, or to book a removal, please call Stokes Removals and Storage today on 0116 239 3000.

The Benefits of a Combined Removals & Storage Company

Stokes Removals & Storage depot

For the past fifty years, Stokes Removals and Storage has been serving the people of Leicester with the very best in domestic and commercial removals and relocation storage Leicestershire has to offer. With thousands of satisfied customers across the county, we have a reputation for quality and professionalism that is hard to beat.

Removals

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As a local, family run removal company, Leicester is in our blood. We know the people and we know how stressful a time moving can be. That is why our team of professional movers go to great lengths to make sure that the Big Day goes off hassle-free.

We do far more than just load and unload boxes onto a van. We can help you plan your move to ensure that everything goes without a hitch. We’ll see to it that all your belongings are packed away neatly and carefully, prior to loading, and we even offer a professional packing service. Our fleet of moving vans come with all the equipment such as blankets, piano wheels and sack trucks to keep your things safe during the journey, whether you’re going across city, or to the other side of the country.

Storage

You could be travelling abroad for a couple of years, going to university, or living in a different town for work over an extended period, there’s any number of reasons to use a professional storage facility. You might just have a few precious items, or an entire household’s worth of personal belongings. Either way, you can benefit from our safe, secure, and fully-insured storage warehouse.Continue reading

Why Self Storage?

Why Self-Storage?

Self-storage can be hugely useful in a number of different situations, allowing you to take a load off your mind, and trust that your possessions are in safe hands

Self-storage can be an extremely neat and effective solution to a huge range of problems, but what is it especially useful for? Why use self-storage?

When Moving House

When you’re moving house, it can often be much easier if you don’t have to worry about where all your possessions are, especially if you’re staying in a smaller rented property before moving into your new home, or are simply downsizing.
Moving house can be really stressful, so knowing that your possessions are completely safe and sound can be a big help.

When Getting Work Done on Your House

No-one enjoys having the builders in. Loud, dusty and risky for your furniture and property, it’d make things much easier if all that stuff simply wasn’t there.
Which is exactly what you can do with self-storage. If you don’t have the space to move all your things fully out of the way, or if you simply don’t want the rest of your property even more disturbed by the work going on, it can be an easy and straightforward solution to keeping your things at home during the work.

Stock Storage for Businesses

For many businesses, the flexibility of high security, easy access stock storage is incredibly appealing, and that’s exactly what self-storage offers. With monitored, alarmed and secure units, accessible twenty-four hours a day, you’re going to struggle to find anywhere better to keep your stock, especially without breaking the bank.Continue reading

Tips for Using Rental Storage Units – Leicester

If you need more space when relocating with excessive belongings, rental storage units are an incredibly convenient storage option. There are numerous reasons to rent a storage unit, but once you have made up your mind, you need to make sure your possessions are efficiently stored and protected. Leicester has many outdoor storage options, and the factors you base your decision on play a key role in delivering the value you expect.

Here are the top three tips and tricks that you need to know beforehand to utilise the service to the best of its potential:

Use Climate Controlled Storage

With the increasing popularity of luxury items in storage, there is a growing demand for secure and high-quality storage with climate-controlled facilities. Climate controlled storage units maintain a consistent temperature all year round. There is also an option of enhanced humidity control in some units, which cost a little extra but are worth the investment.
Basic storage is usually sufficient for most household items but climate controlled storage becomes necessary for sensitive items like antiques, electronics, musical instruments, art or other temperature-sensitive fabric which include glass, metals, leather, and plastics. Climate control will insulate your possessions from extreme weather conditions.

Choose Proper Boxes and Packing Materials

Once you have made the decision of moving things into a storage unit, the next step is to decide how to ensure the safety of your belongings. Even though it is tempting to use cheap boxes, they may not be up to the task. Careful packing goes a long way in keeping your household items intact. It is always better to buy new boxes as compared to using old ones as they may be damaged or contain bug-attracting food and water residue.Continue reading

Is There A Temporary Solution To A Clutter Problem?

One of the most stressful factors in moving home is preparing your property for viewings, you find yourself undertaking more cleaning than you’ve ever attempted in your life and are flabbergasted by the amount of possessions you’ve accumulated over the years! You want your home to be pristine, light and airy to attract potential buyers and show them your homes full potential, and you don’t need to get rid of your furniture, ornaments, books, files and other possessions to do it.

Temporary Storage Is Your Key To Selling Success

You need to make your home as de-cluttered as possible so viewers can visualise their own furniture in your space, so how can you de-clutter quickly on a budget?

You can use de-cluttering your home as an excuse to finally get rid of lingering possessions you no longer need, remember not everything has to make the move with you. If you have wardrobes full of old clothes, tattered old furniture you never use or ornaments that were ill conceived gifts from your in-laws 20 years ago it might be the perfect time to pay a visit to charity the charity shops.Continue reading