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 →
Self storage for decoration is something to really consider while moving or redecorating. As with most things in life, preparation is vital. Perhaps you’re moving or looking to add an extension, a conservatory, a new kitchen or bathroom or simply a new coat of paint. What will you do with the furniture? How do you pack and safely store your small, personal belongings? What is the best way to use self storage for decoration?
Whatever project you take on, small or large, your belongings need protection and safe storage. This includes protection against dust, paint and damage either from moving around or the builders themselves. Self storage for decoration is important in getting a room ready and neglecting this step could put your renovations and decoration work at risk. Continue reading →
Packing your self storage unit is not a complicated process but it does require some careful thought and planning. At the end of the day, you want to fully optimise the storage space you’re essentially paying for. People often think they need more space than they actually do and therein lies the problem. One should never base storage requirements on how much you can squeeze into a room or garage. It’s always best to ask the professionals to help find a storage solution that suits your needs.
Poorly organised storage units can be hazardous in so many ways. Boxes stacked incorrectly and too high could easily topple over damaging goods or, even worse, cause Continue reading →
Not too long ago we gave advice on furniture storage and how to prepare it for summer. Within a blink of an eye, the season is almost over and therein lays the next challenge. Winter is around the corner and now you must decide what to store and what to keep. We’re also not just talking about furniture storage but also seasonal toys and garden equipment.
Storing your garden tools, furniture or toys in the garage or shed will take up too much room and it’s not as safe as you might think. Without even mentioning the clutter you’ll create, you have to consider Continue reading →
Summer usually means more outdoor activities and many of us have probably added a number of garden toys, paddling pools or furniture to our collection. Not only does this mean more fun in the sun; it also means cluttering your garage or garden shed. Why not use the good weather wisely and clear a bit of space or consider self-storage. Don’t leave it until the last minute; think about storage ideas now and how or where you’ll store everything at the end of summer. Continue reading →