Moving house or renovating can be a stressful experience and the constant concern for the security of your belongings will only worsen this. Leaving your home unoccupied for long periods of time as you renovate, or placing your possessions into somewhat questionable storage facilities will potentially leave the door open to theft and vandalism. Fortunately however, there is a secure and safe solution to your storage needs and this comes in the form of a self-storage facility.
Self storage is an incredibly useful tool in the relentless battle with clutter and untidiness around your home. It can be utilised to great effect when moving house and storing items indefinitely or temporarily. There are however, a number of things to be wary of when storing your possessions. Although these issues arise primarily in substandard providers, they remain an important factor in finding your ideal storage solution and can often mean the difference between maintaining the condition of your belongings and worsening it. Being aware of the potential issues that might lessen the quality of your storage will aid in the search for the ideal self storage facility and this guide seeks to outline some of the ways in which you might go about finding the most suitable storage solution for you.
Before you start packing your belongings to put into self storage , STOP, not everything can stored!
The idea of storage is to preserve and protect your goods when you cannot keep them with you. The last thing you want to do is discover that you shouldn’t have left a particular item behind. Here is why!
A funny thing happens when you start a family. As they grow, your home shrinks. You also suddenly find yourself inundated with stuff: the accoutrements of parenthood. Cots, bassinets, high chairs and toys. You’ve had to relegate your own treasures to high shelves and locked cupboards. You don’t want to lose the stuff that means so much to you. Trying to keep it safe when there’s sticky, inquisitive little fingers nearby seems like a futile exercise. Wouldn’t you be relieved to find a safe, secure and accessible storage solution for your precious things and all of the kid paraphernalia that you’re tripping over? Here’s our 5 top ways your family can use self storage to free up some precious space in your home.
Moving house can be one off the most stressful times in a person’s life. There is so much to organise, so many things to remember, and so many possessions you didn’t realise you had. This is why hiring a removalist who you can trust is essential for staying calm and keeping your sanity in good health. Here are some tips for hiring a professional who will get the job done and evoke your trust.
The popular reality US TV show; Storage Wars has raised the profile of self-storage units and auctions as an attractive option for to people who want to make some money. A&E’s “Storage Wars” follows a group of self-storage buyers travelling to different cities who are hunting for treasure at storage auctions. Continue reading
People choose to store all sorts of different things in their storage units. It’s your space so you can do what you want with it right? Well… almost.
Here at ABC Self Storage, we’ve seen and heard of many people who have stored all kinds of bizarre items in their storage units, from collections of rubber tyres to NASA space equipment (yes for real!) and when it comes to using storage facilities, their flexibility means that almost anything goes – with a few exceptions. Continue reading
There are a million things you need to do when you move house, and often it seems like there’s not enough time to do it all. Trying to schedule all the miscellaneous tasks and tie up all the loose ends while keeping on top of your day-to-day responsibilities unsurprisingly causes unwelcome stress. So how can you stress less before going into your next move? Fortunately following a few simple tips can make the whole process a lot smoother, and the team of storage specialists at ABC Self Storage give some handy tips to keep your sanity intact and move smoothly in our latest blog post. Continue reading
Now that winter is over it is a good time to start a much-needed spring clean. We know how big of a hassle this can be sometimes. From throwing out old clothes to deciding if that old futon should stay; spring cleaning takes time. However, it gives you the opportunity to properly see what you have and what you want to keep or give away. At ABC Self Storage we provide customers with the option of storing what they don’t need inside their homes or offices but will need one day. For all of you who are thinking about storing your belongings at our secure storage at the Gold Coast, we hope these DO’s help you! Continue reading