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 →
Shipping containers offer a great opportunity for self storage facilities to start, or grow, a business without having to build anything. Chances are that you will find rows of converted shipping containers at most larger self storage facilities.
Did you know that standardised shipping containers have been used for storage purposes since the early 1950’s? It became a popular method for storing construction equipment and temporary event storage around the time when the first vessels were built. Today, shipping containers are widely used for a number of different purposes including self storage facilities worldwide. Continue reading →
It’s nearly that time of year again when university students start winding down. June signals the mass exodus of students from campus and accommodation looking for safe student storage options. For those forced to leave due to landlord agreements, where will you store your belongings for the summer?
Your clothes, laptop and other valuables will go home with you but what about everything else? Do you really want to bring home car loads of pots, pans, dishes, your DVD player and television? The biggest downside is that you’ll have to load it all up and take it back again in 12 weeks. Right about now you should really think about renting a student storage locker close to university. Continue reading →
It’s time to consider swapping from hats and gloves to summer stock and if you’re prepared, good things will happen. Although stock storage for seasonal trade mostly applies to smaller retailers and market traders, everyone can benefit from self storage.
For many businesses, sales from previous years dictate the amount and variety of additional stock orders. If you’re a start-up, no matter how much research you do there will always be an element of guesswork. At the point when you need more stock, you also have to find a safe place to store it. 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 →