Many of you would probably agree that garages are mostly used as a dumping ground for all the extra stuff. It’s a bit like the loft really where you frequently store things supposedly short-term but that never happens. Before you know it, there are ever increasing piles of junk all over the floor and very little space to move, not to mention park your car!
Before you even consider garage storage solutions, decluttering is the first step. You can have the best ideas to store but why waste time and effort on things that you should rather get rid of? Your garage is likely filled with old boxes, bags, shoes and other bits and bobs that don’t belong. Be ruthless when sorting through everything and don’t store unwanted items just for the sake of it. Continue reading →
Winter is well and truly on the way and judging from last year, we can expect a quick change in weather. If you haven’t already, now is a good time for storing garden furniture and toys in the garage, shed or self storage. Before long, everything is covered in ice and snow; not the best time to clean and pack your outdoor furniture. You’ll want to get it all inside if possible but do you have enough space? What if you bought new furniture this year?
Storing garden furniture correctly is essential to keep everything in good condition for next season. This is not only important for homeowners, what about small café or restaurants with outside seating? At some point, the weather will deteriorate where nobody sits outside. Continue reading →
Many people think of self storage as rows of garage type facilities with old, unwanted household furniture and loft items. Not surprisingly, it’s not always the case as business storage units feature prominently at many self storage facilities.
Businesses are increasingly using self storage to keep their overhead costs to a minimum and not just home businesses either. People who work from home can easily run out space and business storage becomes essential for admin documents among others. Many businesses factor self storage into their budget as it is ideal for tools, equipment and stock.
Some facilities offer short- and long term business storage options so doing your research is vital. Short-term self storage is ideal especially if you’re moving to a smaller office and don’t know what you will need. Continue reading →
Anyone can use self storage units but the concern for many is knowing how much space they really need. Traders and start-up businesses find self storage more cost effective to set up an office in their home and use storage facilities for their equipment or stock. Moving house or renovating is stressful enough without having to worry about running out of storage space. This is where choosing the right storage facility can make all the difference.
It is challenging to visualise how much space you need especially for first-timers. But this is an important step in the process as you don’t want to pay for space you don’t need. Many self storage facilities offer a wide range of units in varying sizes so it’s all about asking the right questions. Knowing why you need a storage unit is only the beginning as there are so many reasons. We’ve highlighted the top 6 reasons why people use our facilities in Bristol, Stroud and Gloucester Continue reading →
We know that most of you don’t want to hear about Christmas before we’ve even had Halloween, but for businesses, it is a reality. Honestly, you should have been thinking about seasonal stock storage and Christmas since June.
For many it will simply be booking the annual staff party, but for retailers there is much more to consider. Increases or changing stock orders should already be finalised along with any additional stock storage requirements. The Christmas trade may well put a strain on the current storage needs for market traders and small retailers. Many small cafes have started selling locally produced arts and crafts within their business during the Christmas period.
If all this makes you somewhat nervous, self storage could be the answer to all your storage woes. Continue reading →