Self Storage And Shipping Containers

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Shipping containers offer a great opportunity for self storage facilities to start, or grow, a business without having to build anything. Chances are that you will find rows of converted shipping containers at most larger self storage facilities.

Did you know that standardised shipping containers have been used for storage purposes since the early 1950’s? It became a popular method for storing construction equipment and temporary event storage around the time when the first vessels were built. Today, shipping containers are widely used for a number of different purposes including self storage facilities worldwide. Continue reading

Music Festival Guide: Survival Kit Essentials

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Music festival lovers across the country can gear up for another epic season. Fan favourites include Boomtown, Bestival, Latitide Festival, Houghton Festival and The Great Escape among others. For those who know what it takes to truly enjoy the festivities, preparation is key and extends beyond a simple festival guide. So what do self storage lockers have to do with music festivals? Here’s what you can do to prepare for the season. Continue reading

Pros and Cons Of 24 Hour Self Storage Facilities

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Although many companies provide 24 hour self storage access, as their sites are unmanned, it’s a hotly debated topic. There certainly are pros and cons to unmanned sites and the right answer depends on which side of the table you’re sitting. For some, it presents great opportunities while others don’t share the same sentiment.

What if you need help with something? If the site is unmanned but general access is allowed, how does that impact your insurance cover? If storing business items and staff members are going in and out for stock, are they safe? Continue reading

How To Pack Your Self Storage Unit

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Packing your self storage unit is not a complicated process but it does require some careful thought and planning. At the end of the day, you want to fully optimise the storage space you’re essentially paying for. People often think they need more space than they actually do and therein lies the problem. One should never base storage requirements on how much you can squeeze into a room or garage. It’s always best to ask the professionals to help find a storage solution that suits your needs.

Poorly organised storage units can be hazardous in so many ways. Boxes stacked incorrectly and too high could easily topple over damaging goods or, even worse, cause Continue reading

Stroud Storage Facility Expansion On Track For Late Spring

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The UK self storage industry is flourishing and in keeping with demand, we’re expanding our Stroud storage facility. It really takes us back to when we first opened in 1995. We started out with just 20 storage units where we now have over 300. It shows just how far Space Centre Self Storage has come and we have all of you to thank for that. Continue reading