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

Spring Cleaning Garden Furniture and Equipment

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It seems the ‘Beast from the East’ has finally left us! Forecasts suggest May is the new August for the best summer weather and a good time for some spring cleaning. With warmer weather about, there are jobs to do in the garden including a little garden furniture TLC.

For the super organised who cleaned and stored everything at the end of last summer, it’ll be a breeze. Get the furniture out of the shed, garage or storage unit, give it a quick wipe down and you’re all set. If the garden furniture and equipment did not spend the winter in self storage, prepare for some serious spring cleaning.

Snagging clothes or injuring yourself on wood splinters or broken plastic is no fun. Neither is getting rust marks or stains on your clothes from moss among other things. We’ve compiled some handy tips on how to revamp and prepare your garden furniture and equipment for summer. Continue reading

Starting A Business: Here’s What You Need To Know

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Wouldn’t it be great to quit your day job and be your own boss? Starting a business for the first time can be a mammoth challenge whether you’re self-employed or a business entity. There is much to consider including business name, website, legal status, accountant and even business storage plans among others. It may seem daunting at first but it doesn’t have to be.

If you have a process in place and follow sound professional advice, you’ll be up and running in no time. Whether you work from home or your own premises, give your business the best chance of success with these top business tips. Continue reading

Ideas for Maximising Storage Space at Home

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Back to school means different things to different people but we all know additional storage space is likely needed. The kids will bring back extra school goodies like uniforms, sport kits, lunch boxes, books and more so be prepared. If you haven’t already organised the bedroom and kitchen storage to accommodate all the extras, you’re in for a surprise. Soon you’ll find every square foot of floor space cluttered with random stuff and no place to put anything. Continue reading

Preparing Garden Furniture for Summer

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We’ve recently had an unusual spell of hot weather and most people probably still have covers on their garden furniture or they haven’t even taken it out of storage yet. With the beautiful weather it’s definitely time to get out into the garden. Have you taken good care of your garden furniture and is it ready for summer?

If you chose self-storage or properly utilised the last bit of space in your garage, you did the right thing. Continue reading