Winter is well and truly on the way and judging from last year, we can expect a quick change in weather. If you haven’t already, now is a good time for storing garden furniture and toys in the garage, shed or self storage. Before long, everything is covered in ice and snow; not the best time to clean and pack your outdoor furniture. You’ll want to get it all inside if possible but do you have enough space? What if you bought new furniture this year?
Storing garden furniture correctly is essential to keep everything in good condition for next season. This is not only important for homeowners, what about small café or restaurants with outside seating? At some point, the weather will deteriorate where nobody sits outside. Continue reading →
Along with moving house, home improvement is one of the main reasons why people decide on renovation storage. If you’re not moving but in the process of renovating or redecorating, it is very likely that major construction projects will result in the need for temporary storage space.
Whether the kids are off to Uni or moved out to start a life of their own, there is now an extra room you could transform. Depending on your hobbies, interests or future plans, you could turn that extra space into a dressing room, study or a home office. Small bedrooms are perfect renovation projects but don’t underestimate everything that goes along with it. Thinking about it and actually doing it are two different things and effective planning may involve more than you realise. Continue reading →
More and more people are turning to a self storage unit to keep their belongings safe. Whether you’re storing household goods, collectibles, antiques, business stock, equipment or records, organising your storage unit is essential to easily find your things. Poorly organised storage units can be a dangerous playground in many ways. Incorrectly stacked boxes stacked that are too high or uneven could easily topple over damaging goods or cause serious injuries.
Once you have chosen your self storage unit, you must determine exactly how you are going to store your things. You might have a wide variety of items that you want to keep in a damp-free and secure environment. These items can range from books, personal records, old discs and files, to antiques and other valuables.
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 →