Summer markets and festivals are almost in full swing again and effective stock storage is essential. Whether you’re an online retailer, have a shop premises or you have a stall at an event, do you really need to keep all your stock with you? In fact, many businesses use self-storage facilities for stock storage as it keeps their home or office uncluttered.
The greatest benefit here is peace of mind. People know they can access things whenever they need to and that it’s kept clean, dry and safely locked away. Continue reading →
There are many reasons for people using self storage, but whatever the reason, if you’re going to keep your belongings in tip top condition, organising your self storage unit is essential. Business stock, household storage or paper filing all needs to be packed and stored properly if you are to
Use the space in your unit effectively
Keep your items in good repair
Using the space effectively may not seem high on your list of priorities when you decide to use self storage but it should be. Stacking and storing things properly can have an impact on your pocket; when done correctly you can often reduce the size of the unit you need and so reduce your costs! Continue reading →
If you’ve read any of our posts, you’ll know that one of the pieces of advice we frequently give is ‘don’t pay for space you don’t need’. When deciding on the size of your self storage unit it doesn’t have to be the same size as the place your belongings came from (unless of course it’s come from another well packed self storage unit!). It can be hard to envisage just how much space you need and that’s why we compare the unit sizes to different removal van sizes; we find it helps people. However, it can still be difficult when making that final decision about a unit size, so when doing that you need to consider how you will pack your unit. If you pack your unit well, you may be able to get everything in to that smaller space.
Here are our top tips when packing your self storage unit
If you want to do something well, do it properly. The same applies when you come to choosing and stacking your self storage units.
Deciding to use one of your local self storage units is the easy bit. You fancy a spot of de-cluttering and you make a call. Your local self storage centre has a unit to suit your needs and the process is underway.
However, have you ever thought how to de-clutter, how to sift through your belongings and how to plan what goes where when you finally pick up the key to your unit?
How would you pack a tea set, the spare Chesterfield, a table and chairs and or your garden furniture which is causing one or two lack of space problems in the garage?
Like anything, there is a right and a wrong way. If you take the easy option and literally stuff your goods into the unit, you will pay the price at a later date.
Do things properly and you will not only maintain the value of your goods, but your life will become a whole lot easier. Continue reading →
Storage is an essential tool when de-cluttering, downsizing, moving home, empty nesting or, if you are a student, planning a gap year. In order to make decisions that you will feel comfortable with today and in the future, it is necessary to find a location where you can keep things secure and contained. It is equally important to find the correct size of unit to suit your needs. Here are seven different types of storage.