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?
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.
When you think of self storage, what comes to mind first? For some, it is a safe place to keep valuables, a safety net during a life altering transition, while others simply see it as a junkyard for people who hoard things. Whatever your perception, we felt it was time to bust some self storage myths wide open. Allow us to reveal the truth about why more people are using self storage and for what purpose.
Safe and accessible archive storage has become an essential part of every business and we’re not referring to lofts or garages. While the main focus is on storing the latest files and documents, there are many rules and regulations surrounding historic documentation as well. Typically, most business related documents should be kept for six years but there are exceptions.
With so much paperwork and vital documentation, having sufficient document storage space and a logical filing system becomes quintessential. In and among all of that is digital storage which we’ll cover along with other aspects of document storage. But first, let’s take a look at a few different types of documents and how they are stored.
As 2019 gets underway, Christmas is
already a distant memory with all the focus on the year ahead. Perhaps you’ve
just had a declutter and realised there are several unwanted Christmas gifts
lying around. While some presents may seem useful, let’s face it, you’re not
likely to really use any of them. Instead of stuffing them into drawers and cupboards
you have just cleared out, why not put them to good use?
For starters, you could donate your
unwanted Christmas gifts to a good charity that will find a use for them.
Homeless shelters are always looking for hats, gloves and toiletries while food
banks eagerly await food items and also toiletries. There are also many other charitable organisations that
provide things for people who are struggling.
Did you know that three out of five people receive unwanted Christmas gifts? With that in mind, please consider less fortunate people before you simply throw anything away.