Easy Moving Checklist

moving checklist

Are you moving house and do you have a moving checklist? There is so much more to consider besides planning for moving day itself. You also need to make arrangements before, during and after the move which is where thorough planning and preparation are vital.

Moving house is one of the most stressful things you’ll do in your life. To help you through this process, we’ve put together a handy home moving checklist which will ensure your move is as stress-free as possible. Continue reading

Sole Trader-Storing your tools

Storing-your-tools

Storing your tools the right way

If you’re a sole trader like a carpenter, electrician or plumber, you don’t have to spend a fortune on business premises which will mostly be used for storing your tools.

So before you decide on making a big investment in a business property, consider a self-storage unit. Storage units come in various sizes and a 120 or 200 square foot unit will cost considerably less than a business property and still offers all the space you need. Continue reading

Why self storage providers use shipping containers

self storage shipping containerIf you visit any extensive self storage facility you are likely to see rows or blocks of converted shipping containers. It’s not the first thing that springs to mind when you’re thinking about how and where you can store things. After all, the official description of a shipping container is

‘a segmental, stackable metal container used to carry luggage or goods by overseas or land transport’

so definitely not top of the list. But shipping containers are so versatile it’s not only self storage providers that use them anymore. Cafes, bars, businesses, and even homeowners are finding innovative ways to use shipping containers and here’s why: Continue reading

Peace of mind when renting out your home to holidaymakers

aeroplane wingTechnology has changed the way we find and book our holidays and business travel. Of course there are still travel agents on the high street, but increasing numbers of people are choosing to organise their travel themselves. Booking directly through tour operators and flight companies and using home exchange sites or rental sites like Airbnb can be a way to find interesting and alternative places to stay. So, with more people looking for that ‘home from home’ experience when travelling, more people are finding they can earn a little extra income by renting out their home or a room in their home to holiday makers or people travelling for business. Continue reading

How to organise your stored items

business_storageYou’ve decided that you need some sort of business storage but perhaps you’re not sure how to organise the items that will be stored. This simple guide will give you a few helpful ideas, enabling you to maximise space, keep your goods in excellent condition and make it easy to find what you need when the time comes.

 

Boxes
You may wish to use archive boxes to keep your goods in. If so, keep heavy items at the bottom and lighter items at the top. Don’t overfill your boxes or it will be difficult to transport and shift your boxes around. Label them carefully and keep an inventory so you know where everything is and leave a walkway if you are using a large storage unit so you can easily access boxes at the back as well as those nearer the front. Boxes can be stacked on the floor or kept in racks to free up space and make it easier to find what you are looking for. Continue reading