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

Self Storage Insurance: What You Need To Know

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Self storage insurance is not something one should ignore or undervalue. It’s a necessary expense that needs careful attention. The first thing most people do when considering self storage is searching online for a storage facility in the area they want. Next, they look at several websites to find the price of renting a self storage unit. Although prices are generally clearly displayed, remember to check the fine print and find out if there are any additional costs.

Often the price on the website or advert doesn’t include add-on’s like self storage insurance. Always make sure you know what’s included in the quote. This includes Continue reading

Checklist: Preparing A Room For Decoration

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Self storage for decoration is something to really consider while moving or redecorating. As with most things in life, preparation is vital. Perhaps you’re moving or looking to add an extension, a conservatory, a new kitchen or bathroom or simply a new coat of paint. What will you do with the furniture? How do you pack and safely store your small, personal belongings? What is the best way to use self storage for decoration?

Whatever project you take on, small or large, your belongings need protection and safe storage. This includes protection against dust, paint and damage either from moving around or the builders themselves. Self storage for decoration is important in getting a room ready and neglecting this step could put your renovations and decoration work at risk. Continue reading

Things To Remember On Moving Day

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Moving can be exciting but also daunting, especially going to a new city or country far from your current home. Finding new places to socialise, eat and shop is part of the experience but before the fun stuff, comes moving day.

Whether you’re moving for a new job, a fresh start or to be closer to family, moving day can be stressful. With so much going on, there are a couple of important things to remember for a smooth move. Some might seem glaringly obvious but you’ll be surprised how easy it is to forget something. Continue reading