End Of Summer Garden Storage

By: | August 20, 2016 11:20 am

As we approach the end of summer it is likely that you will be spending less and less time in the garden. It won’t be long until summer turns to autumn and all that garden furniture, tools, paddling pools, barbecues and other summer items will need to be put away to keep them in good condition for next year.

The problem this time of year is finding space for all these items. Often sheds will be full to bursting already so there will be a bit of head scratching to be done finding the extra room. Many people opt for plastic covers to keep items like barbecues dry, but these often end up damaged and leaks will end up causing rust.

Garden furniture is also particularly prone to wear and tear if it is left out all year round. You will soon fine that plastic and cloth fade and lose their colour in the sun after only a year outside. Wood meanwhile will suffer from our damp climate.

Try cramming tables, chairs and barbecues in a standard-sized shed and it will become painfully obvious that you will need to buy some form of storage unit (if you have the space). The problem is, our gardens will be less appealing when they are full of various types of storage.

So what’s the solution?

Why not pop along to your local self-storage facility and remove the hassle altogether. We can offer storage for several months until the better weather returns.


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3 House Move Essentials You Shouldn’t Forget

By: | August 11, 2016 11:12 am

This time of year is one of the most popular for moving house, however it doesn’t matter what time of year you decide to move, the experience is likely to be just as stressful. There is so much to remember, it is easy to forget some important essentials.

So after you have dealt with the estate agents, solicitors and packing of boxes, what else is there? Here are three home move essentials that are commonly forgotten about in the confusion…

Redirecting your mail
Redirecting mail is often at the bottom of the moving house list, but it is very important to redirect things like bank statements, credit cards and so on. Failing to do this can leave you open to all sorts of problems and security issues.

Let the council know you are moving house
You will still be liable for council tax unless you let the council know that you are moving to another house. It is also important to inform them of your new address to avoid any confusion.

Arrange Insurances
This is another thing that tends to be put to the bottom of the list. Moving house means things may be at more risk than usual, particularly if the house is left empty.

Making use of your local self-storage facility can also be handy if you don’t want to move everything all at once. Contact us for more details today.


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Advice On Packing Boxes To Make The Best Use Of Space In A Storage Unit

By: | August 1, 2016 11:13 am

So you have taken the decision to pack your items in a storage unit and packing stuff away is simple right? Well not exactly. As with anything there is a certain knack to getting the best out of the storage you have available and the following advice might even save you money!

When we move house or pack things away, often the last thing we think too much about is how we pack things. Often cardboard boxes are gathered from the local supermarket which is a great way to recycle empty boxes but the easiest way to give yourself a storage headache.

If you look at how goods are stored in shops and in warehouses, you will see how packaging is usually of a uniform size. This is important to ensure that everything fits together without a loss of space in between on shelves.

The same principle applies to your own storage. If the majority of your items are in boxes, then having just a few size variations will help as will boxes with tops. If a box doesn’t have a top it will be more difficult to stack other boxes on top and the contents will end up getting dusty.

When you are packing your boxes, make sure heavier items are placed at the bottom with lighter items at the top so that you have a solid base for stacking.


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Setting Up As A Tradesperson? Here’s How Secure Self Storage Can Help

By: | July 26, 2016 11:20 am

If you are starting a new business as a tradesperson, then you will probably be investing in all sorts of tools to help you do your job. Some of these tools will be expensive and difficult to replace is they get lost or stolen so what are your options?

The days are long gone when a bag of tools would fix most things so if you are setting up as a self-employed electrician, plumber or builder you not only need a place to store everything, it also needs to be reasonably secure as well.

You can of course opt for the garden shed, or perhaps the garage, however this presents its own problems. Not only are these places far from secure unless you are prepared to invest in sophisticated security, they will also reduce the space you have at home.

Storing your tools in your works van is out of the question when it’s probably the least secure place you could store anything.

Even if you live in a safe neighbourhood, there is always the risk that thieves will pay a visit at some point. One of the safest options is to use a self-storage unit to keep your tools stored away safe with the added benefit of the site being covered by CCTV.


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It’s Nearly Time For The Summer Holiday Storage

By: | July 21, 2016 11:18 am

With the summer holidays looming large on the horizon, no doubt you will be planning for some trips away. Possibly one of the last things on your mind at this time will be storage, but planning somewhere safe to store your valuables should be high on the agenda if you want to ease any worries about leaving your home unattended.

If you are going away for the summer it’s likely you will be away for no more than one or two weeks, but for the lucky few, this could be even longer. In either case it is important to ensure that your home is as secure as it can be while you’re away.

One of the easiest ways to do this is to ask neighbours to keep an eye on things. It probably isn’t the best idea to leave your curtains drawn at the front of your house all day just in case the wrong type of people notice that they are never opened.

No matter what you do to secure the property, there is always the risk of burglary. Even if that risk is a small one it is important to check your insurance to make sure your valuables are covered.

Smaller items of value can either be stored in a safe at home as long as that safe can’t easily be carried away! Or for extra security you could consider renting a self storage unit to give you extra peace of mind.


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