Container Storage

Wooden storage containers are stacked on top of each other.

Whatever your needs, we can provide safe, professional storage. There are many reasons why you might need to store furniture and effects: between moving houses, during a temporary job posting, while renovations or repairs are carried out, or simply down to lack of space in your home. Whatever the reason, if you need to store some of your household goods for a few days, weeks, or indefinitely, you can rely on W. Southerington & Sons Ltd. to help you out. You can rest assured your belongings are in safe hands, as our warehouses are purpose designed to withstand the elements, and are fully protected against intruders by sophisticated electronic alarm systems and closed circuit television.

Container storage is the modern form of storage for household goods - clean, secure and ideal for long-term situations, as all goods are loaded into containers either at your residence or at store and everything remains sealed from that moment until the day it is returned.

Loose Storage

Southeringtons maintain a substantial storage space for items unsuited for containers or requiring special maintenance whilst in storage. This method is more flexible. Every item is wrapped and dust-protected. You can inspect your goods by arrangement and single items can be added or taken out of storage.

How Does It Work?

It's very simple. We will collect the items to be stored from your home. We will pack all the small items into boxes and wrap larger items to stop them getting dusty or damaged. Once back at our store, we will load all the packages into wooden storage containers. Loading at store prevents 'the weather' getting inside the storage containers. The containers are then stacked carefully inside our warehouse and will be untouched until you want your goods back, when the containers can be forklifted onto the removal vehicle for delivery. This system involves minimal handling, whilst still ensuring that your furniture and effects are protected.


Nobody needs to have access to your things at any time during storage. The boxes are stacked up to four high and very close together, making it impossible for unauthorised people to open them - even our forklift is kept in a separate warehouse from our storage containers. Our warehouses are secure, alarmed and protected by closed circuit television surveillance.


You can access your things whilst they are in store, but wherever possible, please let us know if there are any items you may wish to retrieve before collection. This means that as we load our containers, items you may need (seasonal clothing, etc) can either be kept in a separate container, or at the front of one. This will help to keep the cost of occasional access as low as possible.


Please label or identify all items for storage clearly. It is your job to make sure that nothing is left out or included inadvertently. Make sure that 'white goods' (freezers, fridges, washers, etc.) are turned off a few days early and thoroughly dried out - they will cause mildew if packed wet. Ensure that everything is clean and dry, particularly things normally used outside (bikes, garden tools, etc.). Work out the value of the goods.

Don't Store

Don't store precious items such as jewellery, money, deeds or other important documents. Also never include hazardous goods like paint, aerosols, gas bottles or weapons. No plants, food or anything living should be included for storage.