Storage Room Rental by Admiral serving Birmingham
Secure, worry-free domestic storage for all your household furniture and effects, from only £5.00 a week.
Our clean, dry and secure domestic self storage facilities are perfect for the storage all kinds of household items from furniture to clothes, fridges, washing machines, electrical goods, garden furniture, seasonal and hobby items. In fact almost anything.
During your household removal
Free yourself from the home moving chain, store complete home contents whilst seeking a new home, or use our storage facility to de-clutter for a quicker sale, remember you only pay for the storage space you need and the length of time you use the self storage facility.
Decorating / renovating
Store household items and furniture out of the way of tradesmen or make DIY easier by using our storage facility whilst decorating.
Letting a property
Use our self storage facility to create space for a new tenant.
Moving your furniture and household items abroad?
Put possessions into storage if you are going abroad, we have many customers who use our domestic self storage facility whilst taking a trial period abroad. If required we can arrange international removals following your storage period.
Returning from abroad
We make coming home easy. Simply advise your shipper or removal company of our storage facility details and we’ll receive your container or removal van on your behalf. We can provide furniture removal porters to carefully unload and place items securely in your self storage room.
Deceased estates / Inherited domestic furniture and effects
Store sentimental household items, furniture etc. whilst awaiting probate or family arrangements.
Store furniture and domestic household items whilst organizing divorce or separation arrangements
Working from home
Transfer your stock, samples, point of sale etc to us. You may use our self storage facility a base or delivery address.
Garage, shed or loft contents
Free up your space at home, get back the use of the garage for your car.
Self Storage for students
Students can use our storage facility for their personal possessions while they enjoy the summer holidays, ideal for foreign students who return home during the holiday period.
Fully inclusive domestic self storage rates from only £5.00 per week
Clean, dry and secure domestic home contents storage rooms from only £5.00 per week. click here for a size guide and self storage price list.
Storage room sizes tailored to your individual requirements
Self storage unit sizes range from a 9sq ft locker to the size of a mini warehouse, with all sizes in between, so you only pay for the storage space you use. If you are unsure of the space you require please contact us and we will be happy to advise you. Alternatively click here to go to our self storage unit size guide.
Secure domestic storage with 24 hours – 365 days live cctv security monitoring
State of the art security - 24 hour monitored internal and external cctv, police monitored intruder and fire alarm systems giving you total peace of mind that your valued household possessions will be safe and secure. Only you or your authorised representative can have access to your domestic self storage unit.
Easy moving in and out terms
Instant occupation - move into your storage unit by paying the equivalent of 8 weeks in advance, providing identification and signing a simple one page self storage licence agreement. You can move out any time and you only pay for the days you have used our storage facility (subject to a minimum storage charge period of just two weeks). No notice required and unused days are fully refunded.
Free and easy access to your own private self storage unit
You can access your self storage room as often as you wish (putting items in or taking them out) totally free of charge. Our Walsall storage facility opening hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 8am – 5pm and Sunday 12pm – 4pm. 24 hour 7 day access is available on some of our domestic self storage units, please ask for details.
Easy ways to pay
Monthly storage invoices can be paid by Direct Debit / Standing Order or Credit/Debit cards.
Some historical facts about Birmingham
Birmingham is a large city located within the county of the West Midlands. It is the largest city in the UK (after London) and is home to approximately 1.1 million residents. Home to a rapidly growing population, the area is now the 9th largest urban area in Europe and it continues to grow today.
Birmingham started life as a small market town in the Medieval period and only gained prominence during the industrial revolution of the 19th and 20th centuries. It was during this time that Birmingham became best known for producing some of the innovations that have changed the face of the world today, being proclaimed in 1791 as ‘the first manufacturing city of the world’. Birmingham was at this time, home to many small scale workshops who were practising highly skilled trades, this led to social mobility and meant that Birmingham became highly influential in politics- carving the way for democracy as we see it today.
During WWW II in the summer of 1940, Birmingham became the victim of an attack by Germany, known now as the Birmingham Blitz. The damage done during this time encouraged the years of redevelopment that followed.
In more recent years, Birmingham’s economy has centred around the service sector. The city has fantastic transport links, making it a hub for conferences, events and retail. Its economy is the second largest in the UK by Gross Domestic Product (2014) and the six higher education institutions located there mean it is the second largest centre of Universities outside of the capital city.
Home to more canals than Venice and many famous sites such as the Birmingham Rep Theatre, Birmingham Royal Ballet, the newly refurbished Birmingham Library and the Bullring Birmingham, there really is everything on offer here. The city has a vibrant scene and is now the fourth most visited city in the UK by international visitors.
‘Brummies’ is the term given to the people of Birmingham due to their distinct accent and dialect. If you would like to know more about Birmingham and Brummies, there are lots of things to see and do in the city centre, all accessible via the brand new New Street Train Station.
Storing things you want is good for you. Becoming obsessed with keeping things isn’t. Same with vitamins!
Now I hope you will forgive me if that headline above seems more confusing than most of my headlines (if that is possible) but please allow me a couple of moments to explain.
I run a storage facility and over the years I have tried (among other things) to convey the notion that storage is not just a case of putting things that you don’t have room for, somewhere else.
Storage of the type my company offers has a multiplicity of purposes ranging from keeping original copies of manuscripts as a security against someone else copying your work, to keeping old photographs in an environment that is a lot more conducive to preservation than the average attic.
But, of course, for a tiny minority it can become an issue in itself. Storing thus is good; too much storing is not so good.
It was that thought that reminded me of a couple of articles I recently wrote here on the topic of popular misconceptions relating to staying healthy.
You might recall (if you are a regular reader) that I questioned the notion about drinking a gallon of water a day, the notion that sugar makes children hyper, and that the occasional detox is good for staying healthy.
All of these have been advocated as medically sound when at best the evidence suggests that they are irrelevant and at worst can lead to all sorts of secondary issues.
At the time I thought that was enough about health, and that it was now time to go onto other topics, but one reader recently reminded me of another great health myth which was actually propagated by a Nobel prize winning chemist without any evidence at all.
This story surrounds antioxidant pills, which are supposed to make people live longer.
Now let me confess from the start that I have a great interest in people living longer, not just because I am a nice guy, and actually don’t go around hoping that people will pass away, but also because some of my clients are of the older variety. I don’t want to lose them either as friends or as customers.
And so it was when I saw one of my valued customers, not yet properly within the classification of being “older”, taking some antioxidant pills with his coffee. I asked him what they did.
He explained that the food we eat is self-evidently broken down and used by the body to help us stay alive and well. But as a by-product some nasty items (apparently called free radicals, although I don’t know why) are released into our systems. They build up in our bodies and cause all sorts of nasty effects.
But there is a way out – eating vegetables seems to reduce the risk of getting the diseases, so by and large most people who started reading this who have had the occasional carrot will survive long enough to get to the end.
Then Linus Pauling, the Nobel prize winner, said that if antioxidants are good, it must be a good idea for us to swallow pills full of antioxidants. Especially if we don’t like veg.
It was 20 years before the results of proper studies of this idea came in, and they found that not only did these pills have no benefit at all, but on the contrary, they also increased mortality. In short quite a few of the people who were taking these pills every day, died younger than might otherwise have been expected.
The reason seems to be our defence against free radicals has nothing to do with vegetables as such. But rather it is the free radicals themselves which tell the body to build up our own defences. When the body has its free radicals removed by taking antioxidant pills this mechanism is switched off and the body stops building up defences against poisons.
Worse, since there are poisons in tiny levels within all natural products (vegetables seem to be a particular source) the body needs a solid, working anti-poison agent to keep mopping the nasty bits up. But for people taking antioxidants, the mechanism for building up our own defences has been permanently removed.
All of which tells us that sudden fads, even if backed up by a Nobel Prize winner, may not always necessarily be the right thing to follow.
On the other hand, storing things for a good reason is not a sudden fad, and therefore is clearly good for you.