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 →
We know that most of you don’t want to hear about Christmas before we’ve even had Halloween, but for businesses, it is a reality. Honestly, you should have been thinking about seasonal stock storage and Christmas since June.
For many it will simply be booking the annual staff party, but for retailers there is much more to consider. Increases or changing stock orders should already be finalised along with any additional stock storage requirements. The Christmas trade may well put a strain on the current storage needs for market traders and small retailers. Many small cafes have started selling locally produced arts and crafts within their business during the Christmas period.
If all this makes you somewhat nervous, self storage could be the answer to all your storage woes. Continue reading →
With the heatwave dissipating somewhat and a distinct chill in the air, it’s almost time to pack away your seasonal clothing. More people are walking around with trousers and hoodies gearing up for the cold weather ahead. Enjoy the last bit of sunshine as one season ends, another begins and with that, our seasonal storage tips.
Many of us can divide our wardrobes into spring, summer, autumn and winter collections which makes storage slightly easier. However, limited storage space in your cupboards and drawers means your clothes could end up all over the place. In the end, we keep an obscene amount of clothes in one big pile with winter woollies and summer clothes mixed together. Worst of all is that we probably won’t even wear half of the clothes we own. Continue reading →
The kids are back at school in just a few short weeks and we’re all preparing for a messy house. A new school term means more books, bags, sport kits, musical instruments and uniforms. Organising and decluttering everything effectively is just one of the many back to school storage solutions. We all know how quickly things pile up so instead of cluttering the floor, cupboards or under the bed; perhaps it’s time to prepare storage space for all the back-to-school goodies.
Sports kits and equipment are probably the main culprits of cluttering especially if your child participates in multiple sports. Other back to school items to keep in mind are pencils, pens, markers, lunch boxes and seasonal clothing. 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 →