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
The Bristol Harbour Festival is only 2 weeks away and it’s a big reason so many people get a hankering for a boating holiday. Starting on Friday 21 July, the festival is jam packed with live music and other performance arts, narrow boating, water sports, stalls and much more. It’s an event not to be missed so here is some more information to entice you even more.
If long-term boat living is something you’ve considered, this post is just for you. The biggest concern for most would be secure storage for the stuff you can’t take with. Boat living can essentially help you declutter as well. Continue reading
You wouldn’t really tell by the weather, but believe it or not, Spring has sprung and we’re on our way to Summer! Car boot signs have started appearing and seasonal fair adverts and posters are making their way into various publications.
You may be a seasoned booter so already know the ropes or maybe you are organising your first seasonal or antiques fair. Whichever it is, it’s important that you prepare carefully for the big day and it’s vital that you keep your goods safe and damp-free.
Here are our tips to help you get the best from your day. More experienced booters may find it a useful checklist for their first outing in a while. Take into account the following to ensure that the items you are selling are kept in excellent condition until you hand them over and that you get the best returns from your efforts. Continue reading
Using a self-storage unit is a great way to clear space in your home and to store valuable items safely. Whether you are renovating your property, moving to a smaller home or heading off on your travels, hiring storage space gives you the opportunity to hang on to your goods even if you don’t have the space you need in your property.
Before we go on to talk about how to pack your storage unit effectively there is one thing you need to get right first.
Rent a suitable space!
There’s no point hiring a huge space if you only have a handful of items to store. Likewise, trying to cram too many items into a small space is a bad idea. Pick a self-storage company that offers a range of unit sizes rather than a one-size-fits-all system. If you’re not sure what space you need, have a chat with centre manager – a good centre will advise you on the correct size of unit you need. Continue reading
What do people use self storage for? Do you auction off the contents of units when people don’t pay? Is it like Storage Hunters (on TV)?
A couple of questions we get asked regularly when people find out the business we’re in. Let’s address the second 2 first as they’re quite quick and easy to answer.
The laws in the UK are quite different to those in America which means that auctioning off unit contents is rarely done, and no, it’s not really like the TV programmes!
The first question is not so quick to answer as there are so many reasons for people using self storage. At our centres in Stroud, Gloucester and Bristol we have all sizes of units so we have all sorts of clients. Continue reading