What Does Self Storage Costs Include?

If you’re new to self storage, the first thing most people do is search online for the nearest facility and what self storage costs. Besides finding out how much space you need, self storage fees are high up on the list of important questions. Whenever you buy or hire something, cost is often a primary consideration. If it’s too expensive, we tend to shop around and when it’s cheap, we seem more content to take the plunge.

When we talk about self storage costs, it’s about more than just the unit itself. In fact, there are several add-ons many people don’t even think about such as insurance, travel costs, access charges and security deposits among others. Pricing is even more important when renting a self storage unit for long periods of time. Be sure to shop around for the best price while taking into consideration a few other requirements.

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Halloween Tips For Costumes and Decorations

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Whether you love it or hate it, October is all about Halloween. While North America plays host to the bigger traditional celebrations, it has become somewhat of a global occasion. Houses are being decorated, fancy dress Halloween parties and pumpkin sales are all on the increase across the UK. This year we have decided to share some crazy Halloween tips for DIY decorations and costumes. Continue reading

Storing Garden Furniture For Winter

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Winter is well and truly on the way and judging from last year, we can expect a quick change in weather. If you haven’t already, now is a good time for storing garden furniture and toys in the garage, shed or self storage. Before long, everything is covered in ice and snow; not the best time to clean and pack your outdoor furniture. You’ll want to get it all inside if possible but do you have enough space? What if you bought new furniture this year?

Storing garden furniture correctly is essential to keep everything in good condition for next season. This is not only important for homeowners, what about small café or restaurants with outside seating? At some point, the weather will deteriorate where nobody sits outside. 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

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