Stock Storage and Successful Car Boot Sales

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It’s that time of year again for clearing out the house and finding the best stock storage solutions for you. The weather may suggest otherwise but it is Spring and before we know it, Summer will be upon us. Have you noticed more and more signs for car boot sales?

Car boot sales are one of the best ways to declutter your house or garage while making extra money. If you’re thinking about doing one this year, these tips should help you get started. Just remember, stock storage is an important part of the process whether you’re new, a regular or a seasonal trader. Continue reading

Self Storage Insurance: What You Need To Know

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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

Storing Sports Equipment

Storing Sports Equipment

It’s almost time again for the Bristol Harbourside Triathlon! For those taking part this Sunday, we hope that you’re fit and ready for the 1500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run. In saying that, storing sports equipment is as important as storing furniture or other valuables especially if you’re an avid sports person. Storing a swimsuit and your trainers are easy but what about your expensive bike?  Continue reading

How cheap self storage can turn out to be expensive

indoor self storage unitsWe all like a good bargain from time to time and can sometimes get quite excited when we see something we want at a surprisingly low price. Sometimes we get lucky but often there’s some sort of problem or catch. When it comes to self storage, there’s not necessarily always a catch; often it’s just an omission of some of the finer details in those ‘cheap self storage’ ads.

Offer adverts are often the same. Various offers scream out from the headlines; 8 weeks for the price of 4 or 50% off for the first 6 weeks are common examples. But often they don’t reveal the potential for costs to be incurred if you change your mind part way through an offer period or exactly what’s included. Continue reading

When cheap storage becomes expensive

cheap_storage_real_costThere are many reasons for using self storage and one of the key things you will consider when making your choice of provider will be cost. Cost is a factor in everything we buy. You may be tempted to just do an internet search for cheap storage and see what it turns up, especially if you only want it for a short period of time. But we all know you get what you pay for and sometimes cheap can end up being very expensive. Some people have almost lost their business because they took the cheap option.

You may be thinking ‘I’m not having anything made or produced and I’m not running anything online, so that won’t apply. Cheap storage does what it says on the tin doesn’t it? Put your things in a unit and store them. How can storage space end up costing me more money?’

Well, there are many ways that going for cheap storage can end up costing you. Let’s start with the most common one – offers.

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