Many people think of self storage as rows of garage type facilities with old, unwanted household furniture and loft items. Not surprisingly, it’s not always the case as business storage units feature prominently at many self storage facilities.
Businesses are increasingly using self storage to keep their overhead costs to a minimum and not just home businesses either. People who work from home can easily run out space and business storage becomes essential for admin documents among others. Many businesses factor self storage into their budget as it is ideal for tools, equipment and stock.
Some facilities offer short- and long term business storage options so doing your research is vital. Short-term self storage is ideal especially if you’re moving to a smaller office and don’t know what you will need. Continue reading →
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 →
While there are many reasons people choose long term storage, it always involves finding the right storage facility for you. Whether you’re downsizing, renovating, going on holiday or storing the kid’s things while they take a gap year, there are some things you need to consider.
If you are thinking about long term storage, finding a suitable location in your city or surrounding area is essential. It just makes it easier to transport goods between your home or business and storage facility. Other than location, have you thought about how you will prepare and pack your belongings for long term storage? Have you considered what could happen to your goods if you are unreachable? What about if you fail to keep up with your monthly payments? Continue reading →
There are many reasons why people want to store personal belongings, from needing extra space to the secure storage of items when traveling or renting out property. In fact, one of the main reasons people opt for household storage this time of year is when moving.
With everything that goes on during a move, it’s no wonder that some things get left behind. Have you thought of using a removal company or doing it yourself? Do you have a packing plan to ensure everything fits into your new home and your household storage unit? Don’t forget about using the right boxes and working out a system to declutter like a professional before you pack.
Following a few simple household storage tips and planning effectively, your move could be much less stressful. You might even enjoy going through all your belongings and only taking what you really need. Let your move become a way to clear your life of unnecessary clutter. Continue reading →
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 →