Increasingly, more people are going away for extended holidays but what about all the important belongings? Unless you can ask friends or family to look after your house or check in from time to time, secure self storage may be the best option.Continue reading
There’s no denying that moving house is a challenging as there is so much to remember before, during and after. If you’re in the process of moving or planning a move soon, just thinking about everything you need to organise may stress you out a little.
There are so many things going through your mind when moving house with several burning questions such as: What are the local schools like? What are the local health services like? How long will my commute to work be? Is there good public transport? Are there good childcare facilities nearby? What about gyms, sports clubs and restaurants?
Fact is, the list goes on and many reports suggest that moving house is even more stressful than break-ups or changing jobs. Perhaps you’ve come across this article at the perfect time as our handy moving checklist may just be your saving grace.Continue reading
We know first-hand the stresses and worries when moving house as sometimes there is just too much to remember. From packing glassware and crockery to furniture, clothing and important documents, you need to be prepared. While moving can be a stressful time, it should also be exciting for the entire family looking forward to a future in their new home.
There’s no denying that moving into a new house is a big job and packing is unfortunately one of the things you cannot leave until the last minute. Look at moving and packing as an opportunity to consider what you actually need, what must be thrown out or put into self storage.
To avoid last minute packing and forgetting half your stuff, think about what you can pack in advance. You can start clearing your wardrobe, shelves and cupboards of anything that you don’t often use and pack some of it ahead of time. While there are many things to remember when moving, packing glassware and crockery is among the most important. Not only in terms of value but also the sheer amount of time it takes.Continue reading
Car storage is an interesting topic of conversation especially for those who collect and restore classic cars. For the most part, people drive these collector’s items only a few times each year, especially in summer, and require a safe and convenient location. On the other hand, many people also store their cars when going away on holiday or extended business trips.
Besides your house, your car is likely the next most expensive asset and needs to be looked after properly. If you barely drive your car, why risk leaving it parked in the driveway or on the street? Not only does it tempt would-be car thieves but it also leaves your car exposed to the elements. In this article, we take a look at the benefits of car storage and how to prepare your car.Continue reading
We may not like talking about it but the sad fact is that many people will inherit a home with everything in it following the death of family member. You may be lucky enough to be able to hold on to the house and contents, but for many, distributing the inheritance or paying costs means the house will need to be sold. After a family bereavement, secure storage may not be high priority but what do you do with the contents?
Following a bereavement, there is often outstanding debt, inheritance tax or other bills to pay. Some of the belongings in the house may be valuable and could help financially but others will have sentimental value. Don’t add to the traumatic experience by using a house clearance company just yet; opt for secure self storage instead. Whilst selling the house might be challenging, parting with a loved one’s belongings can be an emotional experience. So why not do it right?Continue reading