Car Storage Preparation Tips

Car storage is an interesting topic of conversation especially for those who collect and restore classic cars. For the most part, people drive these collector’s items only a few times each year, especially in summer, and require a safe and convenient location. On the other hand, many people also store their cars when going away on holiday or extended business trips.

Besides your house, your car is likely the next most expensive asset and needs to be looked after properly. If you barely drive your car, why risk leaving it parked in the driveway or on the street? Not only does it tempt would-be car thieves but it also leaves your car exposed to the elements. In this article, we take a look at the benefits of car storage and how to prepare your car.

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How Secure Self Storage Can Help Following Bereavement

We may not like talking about it but the sad fact is that many people will inherit a home with everything in it following the death of family member. You may be lucky enough to be able to hold on to the house and contents, but for many, distributing the inheritance or paying costs means the house will need to be sold. After a family bereavement, secure storage may not be high priority but what do you do with the contents?

Following a bereavement, there is often outstanding debt, inheritance tax or other bills to pay. Some of the belongings in the house may be valuable and could help financially but others will have sentimental value. Don’t add to the traumatic experience by using a house clearance company just yet; opt for secure self storage instead. Whilst selling the house might be challenging, parting with a loved one’s belongings can be an emotional experience. So why not do it right?

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What Does Self Storage Costs Include?

If you’re new to self storage, the first thing most people do is search online for the nearest facility and what self storage costs. Besides finding out how much space you need, self storage fees are high up on the list of important questions. Whenever you buy or hire something, cost is often a primary consideration. If it’s too expensive, we tend to shop around and when it’s cheap, we seem more content to take the plunge.

When we talk about self storage costs, it’s about more than just the unit itself. In fact, there are several add-ons many people don’t even think about such as insurance, travel costs, access charges and security deposits among others. Pricing is even more important when renting a self storage unit for long periods of time. Be sure to shop around for the best price while taking into consideration a few other requirements.

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Why UK Self Storage Is Booming

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Looking at the flourishing self storage industry in the UK, it becomes clear that more people rely on storage facilities. The fact that people generally use self storage at critical stages of their lives makes all the difference. This can include anything from moving, downsizing, starting a family, kids going off to Uni or starting a business.

Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us simply have too much stuff but not enough space. Storage at most homes and small businesses is limited so people have to make alternative arrangements. Contrary to what some may believe, self storage is possibly the safest, easiest, most affordable and flexible solution. Continue reading

Long Term Storage Tips From The Experts

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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? Continue reading