Making money from your car boot sale

Car Boot Sale

A car boot sale is one of the best ways to clear out your cupboard, garage, de-clutter your home and generate some additional income. It does require some time and effort but can be loads of fun as well. You’ll meet new people and get out in the fresh air for a couple of hours. What’s not to love?

Our car boot sale guide should be valuable to anyone but particularly for those doing it for the first time. Once you have a successful car boot sale under your belt, you’ll want to do another one. Why not take a look at Continue reading

Secure Storage for Houseboat Living

Secure Storage

The Bristol Harbour Festival is only 2 weeks away and it’s a big reason so many people get a hankering for a boating holiday. Starting on Friday 21 July, the festival is jam packed with live music and other performance arts, narrow boating, water sports, stalls and much more. It’s an event not to be missed so here is some more information to entice you even more.

If long-term boat living is something you’ve considered, this post is just for you. The biggest concern for most would be secure storage for the stuff you can’t take with. Boat living can essentially help you declutter as well. Continue reading

How cheap self storage can turn out to be expensive

indoor self storage unitsWe all like a good bargain from time to time and can sometimes get quite excited when we see something we want at a surprisingly low price. Sometimes we get lucky but often there’s some sort of problem or catch. When it comes to self storage, there’s not necessarily always a catch; often it’s just an omission of some of the finer details in those ‘cheap self storage’ ads.

Offer adverts are often the same. Various offers scream out from the headlines; 8 weeks for the price of 4 or 50% off for the first 6 weeks are common examples. But often they don’t reveal the potential for costs to be incurred if you change your mind part way through an offer period or exactly what’s included. Continue reading

Long term self storage and the things you need to consider

long term self storage map pin markerWe’re heading to the end of the year and for some this will be the prompt to have a clear out. You may well be thinking it’s time to get rid of some of the clutter around you and that will make a great New Year’s resolution. For others the New Year will bring change or maybe adventure; a house move, a long trip or a change of job. If any of these things are ringing true for you, then you may well be considering long term self storage as an option for keeping your possessions clean, dry and secure. If this is the case, there are questions that need answering and not just by your self storage facility; you will need to ask yourself a few questions too! Continue reading

How much self storage space do I need?

self storage boxesThat’s the first question on everyone’s mind when they consider using self storage for the first time. It doesn’t matter how much, or how little you have, trying to imagine it packed neatly away into a locker or larger sized unit can be difficult. After all, you’re probably used to seeing the sofa, cupboards, beds and everything else in place in the living room, bedroom or kitchen. It isn’t easy to imagine how the things from each room would look packed and stacked into one much smaller space.

So what do you need to think about when working out the size of self storage unit you’ll need?

Firstly, and this is quite a common misconception, you won’t need a self storage unit the size of your house to hold everything that’s currently in it. It’s easy to worry about the space when you look at everything you own around you; but don’t forget, at the moment it’s all spread out across your home and it won’t be that way when it’s packed up for storage. Continue reading