Checklist: Preparing for Self Storage

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Self storage is used for many reasons but it all comes down to being organised and prepared. Whether you’re moving home or office, downsizing or running a business that requires additional storage space, there are numerous things to consider. Effective decluttering, packing and transporting to keep valuables safe certainly come to mind.

As we all know, clearing everything you no longer need is a challenge in itself but it does get easier. From there it’s all about proper handling, transporting and packing which is where our checklist comes in. Continue reading

Easy Moving Checklist

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Are you moving house and do you have a moving checklist? There is so much more to consider besides planning for moving day itself. You also need to make arrangements before, during and after the move which is where thorough planning and preparation are vital.

Moving house is one of the most stressful things you’ll do in your life. To help you through this process, we’ve put together a handy home moving checklist which will ensure your move is as stress-free as possible. Continue reading

How to avoid damage when packing your moving boxes

packing_moving_boxesMoving house takes a whole lot of planning and organisation because you don’t just move house. Unless you are moving 10 minutes down the road, a house move normally involves changing schools, doctor, dentist, vet and a whole host of other things so there’s alot to think about before, during and after any move.

Once you’ve worked out all the essential people and organisations you need to deal with (and we’ve got some handy checklists for that), you then have to think about the best time to start packing your moving boxes. If you are going to pack efficiently and avoid damage it will take planning and time. Trying to pack all your moving boxes just a few days before the removal vans are due will only result in rushed packing, and probably, damage. So, what do you need to do to plan and pack effectively? First of all, and most importantly you need to decide the type of removal service you are going to use. This will have a major impact on the time needed to pack and the materials you’ll need. If you decide to use a removal company you may well have the option for them to provide a packing service for you. It’ll still take some planning as you’ll need to give them some direction over packing, but someone else will be doing it for you which frees up your time. Continue reading

Moving House Checklists

moving house checklistMoving house is right up there as one of the most stressful things you’ll do in your life. And whilst there are some stressful encounters you can never prepare for, this is not one of them.

Planning and preparation will help your house move go as smoothly as possible and with some handy checklists it can be made even easier. It’s not just moving day itself that will need careful planning, there are a whole host of things to do before, during and after moving day.

We’ve broken things down into a few key areas to help you make a start. Continue reading

Do I need contents insurance when using self storage?

contents insurance policy documentThere are many reasons for putting household items into self storage. Moving house, renting out your home or undergoing renovations are just a few. Whatever the reason for using self storage there are 2 questions we often get asked:

1. Are my belongings still covered by my home insurance policy when they’re in storage?
2. Does my home insurance cover my belongings when I’m moving them into storage?

The answer is not straightforward. It can be, yes, no or a bit of both! It will depend on the home contents insurance policy you currently have and you should always check with your provider before you start moving your belongings. Continue reading