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Tips on Storing Mattresses

Feb 10, 2015 | | Say something

Mattresses in the grand scheme of things are one of the most important household items when it comes to sheer familiarity, we spend a great deal of time on them and we all know whether we prefer a “soft” or “hard” mattress. It can make the difference between a night’s sleep and really good night’s […more]

Self Storage When Moving House

Feb 4, 2015 | | Say something

Many people gravitate to self storage near them when they are moving house, and we will look at the reasons this has become so common in this article, and provide useful advice on how to make the most of self storage to lessen the load at this rather fraught and difficult time. You may find […more]

Tips On Packing Boxes

Jan 29, 2015 | | Say something

We looked in another article recently about acquiring boxes, and advice abounds here and elsewhere about the best way of storing boxes. How about packing them? This is in itself a bit of an art form if you want to make the most of available space whilst keeping items safe. However, you are not going […more]

Storing a Bicycle

Jan 21, 2015 | | Say something

We already covered how to store a motorcycle, which is a tricky task to get right given all the mechanical parts.  How about the humble bicycle? It is a frequent guest to many self storage units, being one of those items that isn’t necessarily essential to a house move, and many people often only required […more]

Looking After Tools

Jan 15, 2015 | | Say something

An item which is often packed away for storage is the humble toolkit. Whilst tools may seem rugged and sturdy to perform the tasks that human hands cannot, it is nonetheless the case that you’ve got to keep an eye on the condition of your tools so that they last a long time and are […more]

Safe & Practical Storage Tips (Part 2)

Jan 9, 2015 | | Say something

This article is a continuation of Part 1 in which we looked at ways of organising your storage unit so that retrieving items is a doddle. More tips are given here for ensuring that your goods remain impeccable during their storage lifetime. Furniture may take up a lot of unit space and it can help make […more]

Safe and Practical Storage Tips (Part 1)

Jan 3, 2015 | | Say something

This article focuses less on what you are putting into storage, or how and where you are going to store something, and more on YOU – making the storage process a lot more practical and comfortable for you. As a seasoned storage veteran, you have probably found that lack of planning has been your downfall […more]

Putting a car in self storage

Dec 28, 2014 | | Say something

Self-storage units may in some cases feel like a glamourised garage space, and here we are looking at the best ways to store a car in self storage for a long period of time. Yes, a car in self storage, it happens sometimes. Perhaps you have landed a new job contract which means you don’t […more]

Storing wooden tables, chairs and cabinets

Dec 23, 2014 | | Say something

Storing wooden items and furniture is notoriously difficult due to the intrinsic nature of the material, which reacts adversely to the extremes of temperature and moisture or dryness. As this type of item can be potentially valuable, care needs to be exercised in the preparations for storage and the type of storage unit you go for. […more]

Make room for house guests

Dec 21, 2014 | | Say something

Writing this so close to Christmas, one feels a certain timeliness as the house gradually accumulates a lot of, well, stuff. Presents and wrapping paper are now occupying a sizeable chunk of the bedroom, the fridge and freezer are packed to the top with all manner of food stuffs that you can’t believe just one […more]

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