Get free rental crates with every Storagebase self storage unit. Move and store quickly and easily.

Reduce packaging waste and save money too.

Stack and Store like a Pro

Crates stack high so you can save by using less storage space.

Packing and moving with crates is quick and easy.

Every storage unit has an allowance of free crates you can use for the entire time you use the storage unit.

Additional crates or crates used without a storage unit are 24p (20p + VAT) each per week.

Rental crates for students


Our crates can be stacked up to 6 high to make the most of the height in your storage unit.

Many customers find they can use a smaller, better value storage room when they use our crates.


Unused crates nest together to reduce the amount of space they take up.


Reusable and made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic our crates are an environmentally-friendly choice.

No need to buy cardboard boxes which take time to tape up with plastic based tape and may be only used once.

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Big 80 litre Capacity

Each crate holds up to 80 Litres which is about the same as 2 of our ‘Standard’ boxes.

As a comparison a typical airline wheeled carry on bag will hold about 50 litres.

Integral Lid

The crate lid flips open and closed making it easy to add and remove items.

Cardboard boxes need to be taped up each time something is added or removed.

Label Zone

Each crate has a slot to take a label card on the end so it is easy to know what is inside when your crates are stacked.

The removable card makes updating the contents neat and simple.

A stock of label cards is provided free of charge.


The crate lids will stay closed without tape or clips.

If you need to be sure your crate contents have not been tampered with secure them with a tamper proof locking clip available free from reception.

The clip breaks when the crate is opened.

Handy for storing sensitive archives when different people may have access to your storage unit.

Crates can also be tied shut with zip ties through eyelets in the lid stopping it from being easily opened.

Pest and Waterproof

Whilst water and pests are not something you normally have to consider at Storagebase there is always a risk that something unexpected might happen.

Crates will protect your things in transit and in storage far more effectively than cardboard.

Rental Crates FAQ

How much do Rental Crates cost?

Anyone can rent crates at 24p (20p + VAT) per crate per week payable 4 weekly. You don’t need to use a storage unit. For example 10 crates would be £9.60 (£8 + VAT) to hire for 4 weeks.

Every storage unit has a certain number of crates you can use free of charge whilst you are storing.

Extra crates above the free allowance are 24p per week.

Can I get crates before I store?

You may want to start packing before you start using your storage unit. Crates are 24p each per week (payable 4 weekly) if you are not using a storage unit. For example if you wanted to collect 10 crates 4 weeks before you store you would pay just £9.60. Once you start storing the free crate offer starts too.

When you start storing any days crate hire that you have paid for but not used is refunded on crates that are available free with storage.

Do I need to reserve my crates?

We usually have a good stock available in store but we recommend letting us know when you would like to collect some crates.

It’s easy to add extra crates or return unused ones so don’t worry about working out the exact quantity you need. We refund unused time you have paid for when you return crates.

We can help work out how many will be best for you.

Is there a minimum hire period?

No – just use the crates for as little or as long as you like. You can just use all or part of your free crate hire time and return them.

Any crates that are outside our free crate hire with storage offer are charged alongside your storage or 4 weekly in advance if you don’t have storage.

When you no longer need them simply return them to reception. You must sign a form to confirm the crates have been returned.

All charges are worked out pro rata if you add or return crates.

What about when I stop storing?

If you no longer need your storage room you can continue using your crates at 24p per crate per week (payable 4 weekly) for as long as you like after moving out of storage.

Keep your crates for just the time to empty them or use them as a cost effective way to continue storing things at home or at work.

Any free use of the crates reverts to 24p per crate per week when you stop using your storage unit.