The best storage rooms in Barcelona

You move to another country, city, house and you need all your things and furniture yes or yes, but there is a space problem and you do not know how to solve it.

For this, there are storage rooms and in Barcelona you have several options to choose the one that best suits your preferences. In this post we bring you all the necessary information so that you can relax knowing that your things are in the right place.

At The Onsider we have a storage room within the same building but if you need even more space, do not hesitate to consult this information.There are important factors that influence the final value of the rental storage room:

  • The geographical location: the value of renting a storage room in the center of Barcelona is not the same as having one in areas further away from the big cities. In any case, it is important to take into account the distance that remains from our apartment along with other aspects such as security, 24-hour access or surveillance system.
  • The dimensions: this factor is obvious to take into account, but before deciding on one type of furniture storage or another, estimate the square meters really necessary.
  • Time needed: do you need to rent a storage room only for a few days or for months? Time is, along with space, another priority factor when choosing a storage room. There is the option to rent by the day.
  • Additional services: such as 24-hour access, rest areas, parking or surveillance system every day of the week.
  • Bluespace has 24 storage centers in Barcelona.
  • Access 365 days a year.
  • Facilities equipped with video surveillance.
  • Spaces from 1m2 to 200m2 for all needs. For more information on the measurements of the storage rooms, you can consult the measurement guide.
  • Free parking with loading and unloading areas and internal transport elements to facilitate the transfer.
  • Price: from € 1 / first month.
  • Homebox has 8 large centers in Barcelona between the center, Gavá, Mataró and El Prat.
  • Facilities equipped with alarm and video surveillance cameras.
  • Access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Storage rooms for rent from 1 to 40m2.
  • Free Wi-Fi, parking, sale of cardboard boxes for packing, forklifts and pallet trucks and vehicle rental.
  • Virtual visits and online budgets.
  • Mister traster has 5 major centers in Barcelona.
  • 24/7 access.
  • 100% security, you have a personal access code to enter, CCTV, alarm and individual lock.
  • They have free moving service included.
  • In the center of La Maquinista they have a coworking space.
  • Storage rooms from 1 to more than 8m2.
  • Budgets by whatsapp and online.
  • OhMyBox! It has 4 centers in Barcelona.
  • 24 hour access.
  • Security with video surveillance cameras and private access PIN.
  • Storage rooms from 1 to 12m2.
  • They have trolleys and pallet trucks available for free.
  • The first month is paid in advance and the minimum stay is 15 days.
  • First month free for a minimum stay of 2 months.
  • Pribox Trasters Urbans has 3 centers in Barcelona.
  • Bright spaces arranged on one floor and with direct access from the parking lot.
  • 24 hour access.
  • Practical, modern and cheap storage rooms from 1m2.
  • 24h CCTV cameras and alarm system.
  • Free parking and van.
  • First month free for new users + 2 hours of free transportation to move your things.
  • Trasteros Fabregada has 1 center in Barcelona.
  • Bright spaces arranged on one floor and with direct access from the parking lot.
  • Access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Storage rooms from 1 to 25m2.
  • 24 hour surveillance.
  • Concierge.
  • Parking and vending service.
  • Price: from € 30 / month.

TOP MOVING COMPANIES

We know that moving is a long and tedious process, and that is why there are specialized companies that offer you different solutions to forget about the headaches involved in moving.

Today, we want to show you some of what we believe may be the best moving companies in Barcelona.

With a history of more than 35 years, Flippers offers all kinds of tailor-made transfers with the highest degree of professionalism and specialization. These are: international removals to any part of the globe and national removals or local removals based in Madrid or Barcelona.
They have services such as:

Own storage: fully equipped maximum security warehouses, equipped with a fire retardant system and temperature and humidity control. Storage in metal containers.

Vehicle transport: your vehicle can accompany the rest of the international move. They can also be transferred independently:

Motorcycles, cars, boats

Groupage for small shipments: both air and sea shipments, in the event that the volume does not justify the use of a container or exclusive vehicle in any of the international removals.

They offer a budget online, by phone or in person.

900 330 000
info@flippers.es

Servieco is a moving company in Barcelona with more than 20 years of experience. They carry out transfers and removals in Barcelona, but also nationally and internationally.

It also has conditioned spaces to be used as storage rooms and furniture storage for short or long stays. It is a closed area equipped with different security systems such as surveillance cameras, volumetric and temperature alarms, as well as fire-fighting systems and a 24-hour security guard.

Other additional services that are available: furniture assembly, packing and packaging, furniture recycling, floor emptying, among many others.

They are characterized by providing personalized customer service from the first minute and offer a budget both online, by mail or telephone.

933 717 858
info@servieco.com

Corase is a company specialized in national and international removals. It is perfect for those looking to make a transfer or even looking for a place to store their furniture, as it has safe spaces to store all the belongings of its clients. These are individual containers with anti-humidity systems and 24-hour security.
They also specialize in office and business transfers.

They transport computer equipment, technical material, industrial machinery, documentation, etc.
They offer a budget without any kind of commitment through their website, telephone or mail.

932 472 022
info@corase.com

Mudanzas López is a company with a long history, since it was founded in 1930 and since then it continues to offer removal services. Among the services they offer, there is a furniture storage service that allows you to have the furniture safely, together with one of packaging and organization of the transfer, which greatly facilitates the organization of the move.

It should be noted that they have added additional services such as removals of offices and warehouses (with the possibility of managing the destruction of documents and computer media), transfer of clinical samples with temperature control, and both national and international removals, with the possibility of grouping goods. In addition, they have a special transport service for works of art, safes, laboratory products or medical devices.

932 840 936
mudanzas@mudanzaslopez.net

Mudanzas Control started its activity as a moving and furniture storage company in Catalonia 35 years ago, today they have 3 industrial buildings, adding a total of more than 24,000m3 of capacity and also a fleet of 18 vehicles.

They offer moving services organized in detail and without worries for the client, taking care of all processes: personalized estimates, personal advisor throughout the process, custom-made covers to protect furniture and delicate furniture, packaging materials, lifting platforms, permits for parking, etc. They ship both in Spain and in Europe.

They also have other additional services such as furniture storage, office and company transfer, laboratory and works of art.

933 340 100
comercial@mudanzascontrol.com

Mudanzas Laser is a moving company located in Barcelona, with more than 35 years offering both local, national and international transfers, and furniture transport.

They have specialized trucks and operators to perform the service with the highest quality guarantee (from vans to trucks for large-capacity transfers). Some of the services to be highlighted are: elevator mounts furniture for large furniture removals reducing the time and cost of this, packaging and boxes so that the transfer can be carried out in complete safety and spaces to store the furniture with complete peace of mind and during the desired time of each client.

933 345 858
info@mudanzaslaser.com

NEIGHBORHOODS IN BARCELONA TO LIVE

Are you thinking of moving to Barcelona? In this article we will explain what are the most popular and safe neighborhoods so you do not make mistakes when choosing your next home.

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and 120 km south of the Pyrenees. Its international airport is only 15 minutes from downtown. It is the second most important city in Spain and stands out among the most cosmopolitan and avant-garde cities in Europe given its cultural, artistic, financial, commercial and tourist influence.

Barcelona has a total of 73 neighborhoods grouped into 10 administrative districts, in this article we will detail information on the 6 most important.

It consists of six neighborhoods:

  • Dreta de l’Eixample (Right of the expansion)
  • Antiga esquerra de l’Eixample (Old left of the expansion)
  • Nova esquerra de l’Eixample (New left of the expansion)
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Sant Antoni
  • El Fort Pienc

Eixample is famous for being one of the most dynamic districts of Barcelona. Three of the most important roads in Barcelona pass through it: Paseo de Gràcia, Gran Vía and Avenida Diagonal. In addition, it hosts many of the most important attractions of the city such as the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló or La Pedrera. On the other hand, thanks to its configuration, it is possible to find restaurants, bars, supermarkets or any type of trade in the same block. In addition, it is an ideal area for shopping, either in the elegant Paseo de Gràcia or along the Diagonal. In this area we can find our new The Passage apartments, located in the center of Eixample.

The district of Ciutat Vella is delimited by the perimeter of the wall of the old city and corresponds geographically with the historic center of Barcelona.

Ciutat Vella is the first district of Barcelona, the embryo of the city. Therefore, talking about Ciutat Vella is talking about the history of the city since its inception. The district limits to the west with L’Eixample, to the east with the Mediterranean Sea, to the north with Sant Martí and to the south with Sants-Montjuïc. Ciutat Vella is formed by four neighborhoods, each with its own uniqueness. In the south we find Barceloneta; in the west, the Raval; in the center, the Gòtic; and in the east, Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera, commonly known as “El Born“.

Ciutat Vella is a district that offers everything: culture, heritage, history, neighborhood and entertainment.

It is one of the greenest districts of the city and is the entrance to the Collserola park. Sarrià-Sant Gervasi is a nucleus with a town center, composed of the districts of Sarrià, Tres Torres, Sant Gervasi-la Bonanova, Sant Gervasi-Galvany, Vallvidrera, Tibidabo i les Planes and Putxet i el Farró.

It could be said that until this area of Barcelona the wide streets and the high-rise buildings did not arrive. The district was chosen as a place of residence by the Catalan bourgeoisie of the 19th century. Most of its imposing modernist houses, palaces and gardens have remained intact to this day.

Here are most of the schools in the city, is an ideal district for families with children and that is why most of our residents choose to land in Barcelona when they come with their family.

The upper area of Barcelona has traditionally been a distinguished area reserved for the upper classes of the city. In fact, for many centuries it was a territory without a municipality and directly dependent on royalty. At the moment Les Corts continues being a district with elegant airs but the urban growth of the zone has propitiated its adaptation to the middle classes. It is a district full of parks, gardens and green areas.

Currently, the district of Les Corts is formed by three neighborhoods: Les Corts, Pedralbes and La Maternitat i Sant Ramon.

From the sea and towards the mountain lies one of the districts with more cultural and sports offer of the city. Factories converted into museums, nightlife areas, popular markets and, of course, the sports facilities in which the emblematic 1992 Olympics were held.

The district of Sants-Montjuïc is the largest in Barcelona, with an area of 2,090 hectares, which represents almost a quarter of the municipal district of Barcelona.

The Gràcia neighborhood is just one stop from the beginning of Passeig de Gràcia but it seems a completely different world. Gràcia was an independent town until the end of the 19th century and even today its community is small and closed. The locals are very proud of their roots; they do not say “I’m from Barcelona”, they say “I’m from Gràcia”.

The area is populated by bohemian artists and crowds. It has a wide diversity of races and has a large concentration of international restaurants. Plaça de Sol is the best known place in this neighborhood. It is full of cafés-terraces and at night it is the place that people choose to go for a drink, however, despite its modern nature, Gràcia is at the same time a very traditional neighborhood with a large population of elderly people. This creates a strange and fun mix that makes it a special place to sit and enjoy watching people go by.

MOVING TO BARCELONA

We know how stressful it is to move, and more so if it is from one country to another. That is why we have prepared this guide with everything you need to know if you decide to move to Barcelona. We are not only the place to land, we also want to make it as smooth as possible to move to Barcelona.

Depending on your country of origin, we recommend you to look for the closest  Spanish Consulate to inform you about the processes and documentation necessary for the processing of your visa or residence in Spain. Normally it is a process that we recommend to be done 4 to 6 months before the trip.

The first thing you have to do once you get to Barcelona is to register. This procedure is free and serves both to apply for residence and work permits, as well as for registration in schools and / or universities, validation of driving license, etc. It is done in the town hall corresponding to the neighborhood in which you are going to live. Request an appointment.

You will need a proof of address, which in this case is the signed rental agreement, the registration form that can be downloaded online or in the corresponding office, and finally your passport (photocopy and original).

Once you are registered, you must process the NIE, which is the Foreigner Identification Number. This number will help you to carry out most of the procedures such as opening a bank account, buying a property, buying a car, etc.

To apply, you must present yourself in person at the Foreigners Office or at the police station where you live, in most cases a prior appointment is required. As for the required documentation you will need the official application form (downloadable on the immigration website), passport (original and photocopy), and documentation proving the reasons for your request. You must select the document according to your request depending on the type of procedure to which you apply. Remember that if you are going to stay for less than 3 months in Spain, it is not necessary to obtain the NIE.

NIE prior appointment request.

You must request the Foreigners Identity Card it in the case that a visa or an authorization to stay in spanish territory for a period exceeding 6 months has been issued. In the card will also appear the NIE that will be definitive when the result of the residence procedure is resolved favorably.

At the Police Station or Foreigners Office where you applied for your residence permit, you must request an appointment to process the TIE. For this you have only one month from your arrival in Spain or permission.

You must submit the application form in official form (downloadable here), the proof of payment of the card fee, a recent color photograph on a white background, card size.

If you have Spanish nationality then you need to process the DNI and you must bring from the consulate of origin the literal Birth certificate issued by the corresponding Civil Registry, or if applicable, the Certificate of registration of the nationality.

In addition they will ask you for the registration that must be issued with a maximum advance of 3 months to the date of application for the DNI and a recent passport-sized photograph.

On the website of the Ministry of  Interior you will find detailed the specific procedure to follow.