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.
One of the main reasons we see for people hiring a self storage unit is security. When you are leaving your home, business, holiday house or any other property for an extended period of time, there is always the unfortunate chance that the security of your premises could be compromised. This can result in costly vandalism, theft or other damage to your belongings.
Moving? Downsizing? It’s time to declutter, simplify and store!
Downsizing, even if only temporarily, makes you re-evaluate the need for many items you have held onto for years. Do you really want them? Need them? Use them? Here is how you can manage downsizing your home.
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!
Don’t throw away your treasured possessions! If you want to keep ’em, you should just store ’em! Moving house? Planning to travel? Storage will keep your stuff safe and sound. What you don’t realise is that you keep all your precious stuff; there’s no need to let strangers haul it away for pennies. Self storage costs are more affordable than you may think!
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.
Auction Hunters – it certainly makes for great TV viewing. A self-storage unit strewn with forgotten treasures and abandoned belongings. Quick scrutiny by the harsh glare of flashing torchlight. Keen bidders squawking, scrabbling and squabbling over the contents like vultures picking over a carcass. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of overdue storage auctions. Storage auctions are big business in the US, but do we breathe a collective sigh of relief and say only in America? Or are unpaid storage auctions a reality right here in Australia? What will happen to your precious belongings if you can’t meet the ongoing costs of storage? Let’s shed some light on the myths and truths about unpaid storage auctions in Australia.
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.