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 →
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 →
There are many reasons why people want to store personal belongings, from needing extra space to the secure storage of items when traveling or renting out property. In fact, one of the main reasons people opt for household storage this time of year is when moving.
With everything that goes on during a move, it’s no wonder that some things get left behind. Have you thought of using a removal company or doing it yourself? Do you have a packing plan to ensure everything fits into your new home and your household storage unit? Don’t forget about using the right boxes and working out a system to declutter like a professional before you pack.
Following a few simple household storage tips and planning effectively, your move could be much less stressful. You might even enjoy going through all your belongings and only taking what you really need. Let your move become a way to clear your life of unnecessary clutter. Continue reading →
It is that time of year again for the Bristol Harbour Festival kicks off on Friday 20 July. With so much to do and see, it is no surprise that this event is a crowd favourite. Many people will visit and moor for the weekend but the reality of houseboat living is effective boat storage.
Boats offer less space than a house or flat and with restricted storage space, what do you do with all your belongings? Whether you rent a boat for the weekend to cruise the UK waterways or making it a permanent move, you can’t take everything with you. Continue reading →
Summer fairs and car boot season mean some will begin collecting while others will add to their growing collection. For the most part, there are two main reasons for storing collectibles: they’re either valuable or cherished.
If you’re at a point where you need to purge some of your valuables, you need to make smart choices. Is your collection outgrowing the spare wardrobe, guest room or garage? Choosing to keep collectibles in self storage is usually a worthy gamble especially if you’re not ready to sell. To keep their value, collectible items need to be kept in Continue reading →