DIRECTORY OF NZ STORAGE COMPANIES AND TIPS

Storage Warehouse Facility

Need a list of storage companies?

Whether you need to hire storage space between moving homes, for overseas travel or relocating between New Zealand towns or overseas, there are plenty of storage companies and options available below.

Storage can even be obtained long term to aid your declutter operations, and to store excess belongings in general.

The main furniture removal companies all provide storage for furniture and personal items as part of their moving house packages, including insurance for belongings while they are being stored.

Managed storage or self-storage?

People can hand it all over to the companies to manage their storage or choose self-storage options.

While security is usually emphasised, ask exactly what that entails and also find out about things that will affect your belongings like vermin and humidity control.

You need to consider too whether you will want to access your belongings - some offer anytime access. However, if you are going overseas, this will not be necessary.

Clutter

Fixed term or flexible storage

Check out long and short term options to suit your requirements. If you need flexibility you should choose a company that is not limited to fixed rental periods.

If you are unsure whether you need storage or not, consider this advice from Storage King: "Getting storage space can take some of the stress out of your move, making the whole process a lot smoother and easier on frayed nerves. In fact, statistics show that the prime reason for taking storage space is the need to put a few things away over the moving period."

If supporting New Zealand owned and operated companies is important to you, there are a number that proudly make that claim.

Some operate customs and quarantine bonded warehouses, so if that's important, ask that question.

There are also a couple who emphasise their environmentally responsible business operations.

Go forth and find good storage

With that in mind, here are many of the options:

Storage Personal Effects

Storage may be needed for personal effects other than furniture which you need to know will be in safe hands. Ask whether these are catered for and research how to safely store them.

World Moving is a New Zealand owned global furniture removal and storage company. A Sustainable 60 Awards winner, and carbon neutral company, it supports a wind turbine project in India. It also featured on Campbell Live for its habit of supplying hearty breakfasts for furniture removal staff. Based in Auckland and Christchurch, online quote forms are answered within 24 hours. Warehouse storage facilities include indoor housing for cars and boats.

New Zealand Movers: 100 per cent New Zealand owned, and recycling award recipients. New Zealand Movers handles international relocations as well as New Zealand wide with depots in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. It offers 60 second fast quotes via an attractive website, and guarantees to beat any self-storage pricing options. It operates fully customs and quarantine bonded warehouses.

The Moving Company: 100 per cent New Zealand owned and operated, global moving and storage, with secure module storage boxes at all its New Zealand locations. Wooden or shipping container and the claim rates are cheaper than any self-storage option as pricing is based on the volume of the items stored, not on how big the storage unit is. One of the first in New Zealand to offer the option of moving within New Zealand via its own specialised containers, eliminating extra handling of possessions both for removal and storage. Moving staff are independently security checked and trained through an internal packers' scheme. The company practices recycling. Offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Crown Relocations provides purpose built storage and warehouse facilities across New Zealand through branches in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Hastings/Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin. With both short-term and long-term requirements for local and overseas moves, it offers the choice of kiln-dried timber storage modules to prevent condensation.

Shipping Containers Storage

Shipping containers are one method of furniture storage.

Storage King is an Australasian self-storage company catering for all types of home storage. Based in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. The website has a storage space estimator to calculate your needs and check out its self-storage handy hints and tips.

NZ Vanlines operates modern, containerised storage facilities throughout New Zealand, including warehouses in Auckland and Wellington, with a mix of traditional wooden liftvan and 20’ steel containerised storage. Even pot plants can be handled by this company, which operates an environmental management system. The website has a check-list for choosing a moving company.

Grace Removals is one of the largest, privately owned removal companies in the world, originating in Sydney. It bills its storage facilities as having state of the art 24/7 security systems, and with 40 branch locations throughout Australasia is especially worth looking into for trans-Tasman moves requiring storage. Maintained units are checked daily by trained staff and it offers gallery and museum standard fine art handling. Enquire with staff about items that require special conditions.

If employing professional packers, they should know how to safely package your belongings for transport and storage. If doing it yourself, take the time to do it properly to avoid disappointment later.

Kiwi Self Storage has centres in Auckland and Wellington. Storage units are varied in size, clean, dry, private and secure with individual alarms. Managers live on-site. Check out their blog, Five ways to save money on storage.

Allied Pickfords says it has more furniture storage centres in New Zealand than any other moving company and facilities are secure as well as dust and vermin proof. Besides the main centres, it also covers smaller South Island centres like Invercargill, Nelson, Oamaru and Timaru.

Storage Depot: Self-storage solutions. Shipping container hire or buy, self- storage facilities in Auckland, shipping containers for hire NZ wide.

All Secure self-storage is based at Auckland airport, and the website has a storage calculator and information on saving money in self-storage.

Efficient Moving & Storage is a family-based business that moves belongings locally, nationally and internationally. Storage covers Napier and Wellington only, and access during storage needs to be arranged.

Storage One serves the greater Wellington area only, but gives access 365 days a year to stored items.

Harris Transport can handle smaller furniture removals and has storage in Kapiti, Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch subject to availability. Any volume can be stored, from a single item to the largest of house lots. Storage for vehicles is outside.

Checklist When Moving House

Make sure you choose a reputable mover and storage facility to ensure your belongings are safe.

Kennards was founded in Australia and has a number of self-storage facilities in the North Island only. Kennards do not tie people to fixed leases and allow 24/7 access in Auckland, Hawkes Bay and Wellington regions.

National Mini Storage has a range of different sized storage units and options and will help you find the right storage solution to ensure you only pay for the space you need. Only in Auckland.

Star Moving provides export approved fire and burglar protected storage warehouses in Auckland, Christchurch and Nelson.

Anywhere Moving and Storage Small New Zealand family owned business, based in Hawke's Bay since 1962. Provides containers to private sites or stores them on behalf in the Hawke's Bay area.

Storage Solutions: Self-storage based in Wellington.

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Article updated November 1 2020 | About