Household storage services

Are you relocating to a different city? Maybe you’re moving into a furnished apartment or simply looking for a safe place to store your household possessions. Whatever the scenario, our household storage services can safely store your belongings until the time you need them.

Big Storage in Cape Town offers reliable household storage units that fit all your needs. We come to you, lift your belongings, store them safely, and bring them back whenever you want. Our self-storage units are spacious enough to stow away your most treasured household items.

People often feel confused between household storage and business storage because commercial storage is more popular and in high demand. While both are almost similar, choosing the right one for your household items can make a huge difference. Household storage units are designed to safely accommodate your home’s belongings, like furniture, appliances, clothing, etc. Also, unlike in commercial warehouses, you cannot live in household storage units.

At Big Storage, we respect the sentimental and monetary value associated with your belongings. So, we provide ample storage space for your valuable possessions. You can have peace of mind knowing that our self-storage units and the entire facility are monitored 24/7.

So, you can count on Big Storage for the protection level you need for your household items.

If you need the space, we’ve got the place!

Long-term household storage

Which is right for me: long-term or short-term storage? This is a common question many people ask when looking for household storage services. Your choice has a subtle impact on other factors, like how to pack your things, etc. So, it’s important to understand the difference between short-term and long-term storage units.

Short Term Storage Units

The short term can be anything from a month to around 3–4 months. Most people use this option when renovating their space or moving houses. It’s even used when you’ve got guests to stay with you for some time.

Other reasons why people look for a short-term storage option include:

For short-term storage, you don’t need dust covers to pack your things. A bedsheet or cloth can provide reasonable protection for your household items.

Long Term Storage Units

People generally need long-term storage units for more than four months. Here are some circumstances when people need long-term storage:

When using long-term storage, you need to use plastic covers to keep your possessions dry and clean. You also need to ensure that your items don’t develop mould or mildew.

Household storage unit sizes

What can storage units hold? The answer depends on the household storage unit size you choose. Big Storage units come in different sizes to accommodate differently sized items.

Key sizes include the following:


This small-sized storage unit is ideal for storing items like washing machines, fridges, televisions, suitcases, etc.


In addition to your home appliances, you can also store your furniture. This is because you’ve got additional space for an extra price. Please note that the cost of storing household goods varies depending on the amount of storage space you need.


If you’re looking for a larger space to store furniture and appliances for your whole apartment, this size is ideal for you.


If you're looking for abundant storage space, then go for this size. It can accommodate almost all of your household items, including kitchenware, clothing boxes, etc.

Other available sizes include 6sqm, 7sqm, 9sqm, 15sqm, 24sqm, and 30sqm. You can choose the size of the unit depending on your needs. We encourage you to avoid storing items too tightly and opt for a slightly larger space to store your items while allowing breathability to avoid mold growth.

Need Short or long-term storage unit rental in South Africa? Call us today or get a quick obligation-free quote.

Benefits of choosing Big Storage

At Big Storage, we’re dedicated to providing the most reliable household storage in Cape Town. There are many benefits of storage units with us that make us a preferred choice. These include the following:

Security Assured

We use the latest technology to guarantee the safety and security of every single item. We're equipped with high-end cameras, alarm systems, other security equipment, and personnel to look after our storage facility 24/7.

Cost-effective Household Storage Services

Enter "household storage near me" on Google, and you’ll find many companies to choose from. Our competitive rates set us apart from the competition in Cape Town.

Short-term and Long-term Storage

We offer both short-term and long-term storage units depending on the needs of our customers. You only pay for what you get!

Call Big Storage for Household Storage Services in Cape Town.

Reach us for a quick, obligation-free quote.