How Business Storage Saves Time And Money

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Many people think of self storage as rows of garage type facilities with old, unwanted household furniture and loft items. Not surprisingly, it’s not always the case as business storage units feature prominently at many self storage facilities.

Businesses are increasingly using self storage to keep their overhead costs to a minimum and not just home businesses either. People who work from home can easily run out space and business storage becomes essential for admin documents among others. Many businesses factor self storage into their budget as it is ideal for tools, equipment and stock.

Some facilities offer short- and long term business storage options so doing your research is vital. Short-term self storage is ideal especially if you’re moving to a smaller office and don’t know what you will need. Continue reading

Choosing The Right Self Storage Unit

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Anyone can use self storage units but the concern for many is knowing how much space they really need. Traders and start-up businesses find self storage more cost effective to set up an office in their home and use storage facilities for their equipment or stock. Moving house or renovating is stressful enough without having to worry about running out of storage space. This is where choosing the right storage facility can make all the difference.

It is challenging to visualise how much space you need especially for first-timers. But this is an important step in the process as you don’t want to pay for space you don’t need. Many self storage facilities offer a wide range of units in varying sizes so it’s all about asking the right questions. Knowing why you need a storage unit is only the beginning as there are so many reasons. We’ve highlighted the top 6 reasons why people use our facilities in Bristol, Stroud and Gloucester Continue reading

Seasonal Stock Storage: Gearing Up For Christmas

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We know that most of you don’t want to hear about Christmas before we’ve even had Halloween, but for businesses, it is a reality. Honestly, you should have been thinking about seasonal stock storage and Christmas since June.

For many it will simply be booking the annual staff party, but for retailers there is much more to consider. Increases or changing stock orders should already be finalised along with any additional stock storage requirements. The Christmas trade may well put a strain on the current storage needs for market traders and small retailers. Many small cafes have started selling locally produced arts and crafts within their business during the Christmas period.

If all this makes you somewhat nervous, self storage could be the answer to all your storage woes. Continue reading

Storage Tips: How To Store Seasonal Clothing

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With the heatwave dissipating somewhat and a distinct chill in the air, it’s almost time to pack away your seasonal clothing. More people are walking around with trousers and hoodies gearing up for the cold weather ahead. Enjoy the last bit of sunshine as one season ends, another begins and with that, our seasonal storage tips.

Many of us can divide our wardrobes into spring, summer, autumn and winter collections which makes storage slightly easier. However, limited storage space in your cupboards and drawers means your clothes could end up all over the place. In the end, we keep an obscene amount of clothes in one big pile with winter woollies and summer clothes mixed together. Worst of all is that we probably won’t even wear half of the clothes we own. Continue reading

Why Cheap Storage Is Often More Expensive

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Moving or downsizing is already a stressful process so why make it worse using a less than reputable storage provider? Cheap storage can often cost more than your budget allows especially when you don’t know what to look out for.

There are many factors to consider and important questions to ask before deciding on a seemingly cheap storage facility. While many local storage facilities offer special deals, do you really know what it includes? Truth is, many offers seem legitimate but it’s imperative that you read the fine print. Some specials may not save you any money at all.

With more than 20 years in the self storage business, we can honestly say that many people rent their units for longer than originally planned. Continue reading