Lucinda Dangerfield

About Lucinda Dangerfield

Lucinda studied building and surveying and has been running the family owned Space Centre Self Storage business with husband Mark since January 2008. Although the storage side of the business was established in 1995, the Dangerfield family started in the industry in 1900, when removal company J H Dangerfield & Son was founded. This means that not only can Space Centre provide you with storage facilities and solutions but also with good practical knowledge and advice too.

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

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

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

Household Storage And Selling Your Home

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With the uncertainty of Brexit and fluctuating interest rates, people are constantly reviewing their needs to see where they can save money. If you are selling your property, you will need to find a secure place for all your household storage needs. While you could store things with a friend or in the garage, you do run the risk of damage or even theft.

Following our top household storage tips and through effective planning, your move could be much less stressful. Better yet, you might even have fun going through all your belongings and finally clearing out all the unnecessary things. But first, let’s take a look at what you should do about selling your house. Continue reading

Long Term Storage Tips From The Experts

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While there are many reasons people choose long term storage, it always involves finding the right storage facility for you. Whether you’re downsizing, renovating, going on holiday or storing the kid’s things while they take a gap year, there are some things you need to consider.

If you are thinking about long term storage, finding a suitable location in your city or surrounding area is essential. It just makes it easier to transport goods between your home or business and storage facility. Other than location, have you thought about how you will prepare and pack your belongings for long term storage? Have you considered what could happen to your goods if you are unreachable? What about if you fail to keep up with your monthly payments? Continue reading