6 packing materials for moving to protect your items

6 packing materials for moving to protect your items

Organisation of items and smart is the key for any successful move. There’s nothing worse than arriving into your new abode and discovering things have been lost, broken or become otherwise damaged along the way. Here’s our list of 6 packing materials that you should include in your moving inventory to help  protect your belongings and make your move easier, safer and less stressful. Continue reading

The Biggest Moving Mistakes (and how to avoid them)


There’s a lot more to successfully moving house than simply picking up all your belongings and transferring them from one place to another. Like any big task, relocating involves budgeting, planning and careful consideration. This might sound like a lot of work, but you’ll be actually doing yourself a favour by taking a little care while moving, and you’ll also avoid these biggest moving mishaps. With that said, let this list of biggest moving mistakes be your guide of what NOT to do on your next move. Continue reading

Self Storage – Your Room Away from Home


People might ask what the benefits of renting a storage unit are when compared to leaving items with friends or relatives. The answer here is flexibility. You are renting the space it’s all yours so you can do with it what you want with it (with a few exceptions, no illegal activities, living in your unit or loud parties please!)

At ABC Self Storage we understand that you need a storage solution that will work for you to minimise the hassle of moving and storing – as we know it’s a stressful enough process as it is. We explain the value of a storage unit and how they can work for you in this post. Continue reading

How to avoid humidity damage when storing items

How To Avoid Humidity Damage When In Storage Facilities

Here in Tweed Heads and the Gold Coast, humid temperatures can wreak havoc with our items, especially during the warmer months. As storage facilities and units can get particularly hot and stuffy, it’s important to think about what you store and how you store these items.

The good news is that if you’re using a storage facility there are a few basic rules and strategies to prevent humidity damage to your items which we outline in this post. Continue reading

Storage Laws: Getting sensitive items ready for storage

shutterstock_94299610Taking sensible and smart steps before putting your items into storage may sound like it’s a chore, but before your store, there are many ‘storage laws’ to prepare different items for storage to keep them protected and in the same condition as when you left them. Here are our pieces of advice for storing sensitive items properly and smartly. Continue reading

What happens to abandoned storage units in Australia?


Did you know that hundreds of storage units in Australia are declared abandoned each year? It’s hard to fathom that people would abandon their belongings that they went to the effort to store in the first place, but for many reasons storage units are left abandoned. This is often because contact with owner has failed and the renter has not kept up with required payments for an extended period. Continue reading

What items are not permitted in a storage facility?

What Items Are Not Permitted In A Storage Facility

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

How to best use space in a storage unit

How to best use space in a storage unit

How good are you at Tetris? It can seem like you’re playing a real life version of the classic video game when you’re trying to negotiate different size items in your storage unit, and depending how you organise your belongings will depend how well you use the space that is available to you. At ABC Self Storage, we share some advice on how you can optimise the space in a storage unit in our latest post.

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How to take the stress out of moving house

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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