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?
Although many companies provide 24 hour self storage access, as their sites are unmanned, it’s a hotly debated topic. There certainly are pros and cons to unmanned sites and the right answer depends on which side of the table you’re sitting. For some, it presents great opportunities while others don’t share the same sentiment.
What if you need help with something? If the site is unmanned but general access is allowed, how does that impact your insurance cover? If storing business items and staff members are going in and out for stock, are they safe? Continue reading →
We’ve mentioned before how stressful moving house can be but a good moving strategy can make all the difference. The first part is getting all the questions answered in terms of school district, local health services, public transport and the daily commute to and from work. Once that is covered and you found a property, the next step is crucial. Preparation is key to everything and the golden rule is to never wait until the last minute to plan a successful move.
Before you start packing the moving van and stuffing your car with whatever you can squeeze in, there are a few things to consider for a stress-free move. Our checklist for moving house will help you before, during and after. Continue reading →
Downsizing has long been considered something people do when they retire. Fact is, the modern-day minimalist way of living is one of the major contributing factors. Downsizing your household is sometimes difficult but self storage units can really help. You get to declutter, organise and safely store sentimental or high valued items without breaking a sweat. Continue reading →
The importance of storing paper efficiently is essential. Not just as a business looking to store financial and client documentation but also for personal reasons. You may have valuable family documents, birth certificates, academic qualifications and other sensitive material. What do you do with all your important files? What is the best way to archive paper records? Continue reading →