Garden Furniture Storage: Prepping For Summer

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Where has the year gone as it’s at that time again where we talk about garden furniture storage and preparation! We had a great Easter weekend with lovely sunshine and everyone is hoping for a good long summer. Now is the time to get the dusty garden furniture out of storage, the shed or garage and getting it ready.

If you read some of our earlier blogs and prepared everything properly for storage, it should really only be a case of getting it all out and dusting it off. However, if you didn’t, you may need to put in a bit more effort cleaning and restoring where needed. In this article, we share some handy tips on making sure everything is ready for the season.

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Why Cheap Storage Is Often More Expensive

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Moving or downsizing is already a stressful process so why make it worse using a less than reputable storage provider? Cheap storage can often cost more than your budget allows especially when you don’t know what to look out for.

There are many factors to consider and important questions to ask before deciding on a seemingly cheap storage facility. While many local storage facilities offer special deals, do you really know what it includes? Truth is, many offers seem legitimate but it’s imperative that you read the fine print. Some specials may not save you any money at all.

With more than 20 years in the self storage business, we can honestly say that many people rent their units for longer than originally planned. This is especially true if they use self storage when moving, building, decluttering or renovating. Knowing what standard running costs they will incur is essential at a time when finances are likely already limited.

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Removals – Hire Someone or Do it Yourself?

removals van with furnitureThere are a whole bunch of things that are stressful about moving house, many of which you don’t have much of an option with. But when it comes to removals you have 3 choices

– Hire a removal company
– Hire a man with a van
– Do it yourself

Which option you go for is likely to be determined by the amount of belongings you have to move and how far you have to move them. If you have the contents of a whole house to move, it’s likely you’ll go for option 1. If you have a smaller property or flat, or are in furnished rented property you may prefer option 2 or 3. Whichever option you are taking, if you have enough notice about moving there is one thing you can do that could save you time and money – have a good sort out! There is no point in paying for space in a removal van (or self storage unit if having to store short term between moves) only to get to your new property and immediately throw things away. Clear that garage, loft and garden shed before you get your quotations. Continue reading

Getting back the deposit from your rental property

keys and moving boxesOnce you’ve decided to move to another rental property, or even in to your first bought home, you will need to address the important matter of getting back the deposit on your existing property.

Getting your deposit back is significant as you may need the money to help your move or even to rent storage units if there’s a need to store some of your belongings temporarily between moves.

It goes without saying, that when it comes to finding the right sized, affordable storage units, you need to do your homework.

Why not do a comprehensive Google search to find your local self storage centre? Once you’ve settled on one make sure you ask the right questions to establish which storage units will best suit your needs. Continue reading

6 Things you mustn’t forget to do when moving house

checklist for moving houseMoving house is one of the most stressful events that can occur throughout your life. For most people, the logistics of a move are enough to cope with. Solicitors, estate agents, removal companies and the other frustrating side-shows that accompany a move.

However, on top of the obvious issues that need to be addressed, there are many other smaller, but equally important, jobs to be done.

Create a checklist and make sure you remain in control, you will start to enjoy the move to your new home a great deal more if you are organised. And remember, don’t leave things to the last minute. You will have enough to worry about with the actual move. Continue reading