Space Centre Self Storage – Tips from the Stroud Centre

Stroud_mainWhat 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

Creating extra storage space in your home

storage space shelving ideasHow many of us are trying to find extra storage space at home?

The area beneath your stairs, the space on top of your wardrobe and the kitchen walls all provide valuable storage space. The same applies to bookshelves, the overlooked space under your bed and the ceiling in your kitchen where pots and pans can be hung.

We could all use more space in our home, whether it’s to accommodate our ever-expanding shoe collections or make room for a new addition to the family.

Have you thought about looking for and utilising that extra space? Are you struggling to find it? Here are some useful tips to help. Continue reading

Creative Storage Solutions

Storage solutions kitchen racksDo you spend much of your time on the look out for innovative solutions to your storage issues? Many people are finding that they can’t afford to move to bigger properties and so are having to be more innovative with their increased storage needs.

If that sounds like you, why not sit down and take a look at the following tips? Your home is full of untouched areas that could house the odd box or bag.

If you’re buying new furniture, think about getting pieces of furniture that will help provide storage solutions. For example, an all in one bed or a bed with drawers. Continue reading

SIX garage storage solutions

garage storage household itemsIf your garage has become overcrowded and space is at a premium, why not de-clutter and look for some handy garage storage solutions.

With a little effort and a lot of organisation, you can not only clear your garage but you can sort out suitable storage options.

Do this job properly and you’ll have space for all your tools, gardening equipment, bikes, sports gear and maybe even your car too!

Remember, your garage is not a dumping ground and like any other room in your house, will benefit from a little care and attention.

Here are SIX useful tips to help with your garage storage.

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Self storage units – make the right choice

self storage units with car outsideSelf storage units are a godsend when you finally run out of storage space at home.

It makes sense. Not only have you found a suitable place to keep and look after your belongings, in the short, medium or long term, but suddenly you have created more space in the house.

However, if you are considering self storage units there are a number of things to think about. Not only do you need to be sure about what you can and can’t store, there are other questions you need to ask yourself before you sign on the dotted line.

Here are 10 questions you should ask to help you make the right decision when it comes to renting self storage units.

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