Back from Uni… and into storage?

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Whilst every parent loves their children dearly, sometimes the thought of them returning from university for the summer can raise a few issues. As well as the extra food and laundry, most students will bring the contents of their ‘digs’ with them as they move from between university years. Whereas they left home with a suitcase, a laptop and a George Foreman grill they seem to return with a half the contents of the IKEA catalogue.

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5 Great Reasons for going Self Storage

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There are probably as many reasons for using self storage as there are self storage facilities, but below are some of the most popular:

1.    Renting is cheaper than… renting

Even in straightened times, commercial rents are high – particularly the closer to City and town centres the premises are located. Self storage is much cheaper to rent per square foot so it makes sense store as much as possible. Archived material, marketing material and stationery supplies, temporarily unused furniture and computer equipment can all be stored in dry and secure conditions, accessed 24/7 and offer considerable cost savings. If you are looking for first premises or moving offices, decide what is essential to have on a daily basis – get the rest into storage. If commercial rents are high, then residential rent is off the scale. Again, it makes sense only to rent the absolute minimum space needed – it makes no sense to rent, say, a second bedroom only to fill it up with stuff. Put that stuff into storage and save the difference between a one bed and two bed flat – every month.

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Start your spring clean with a declutter

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Most people would admit to owning and keeping lots of unwanted items that end up taking up valuable space in their homes. Before your spring clean have a spring clear out and get those unwanted items out of the house once and for all. Follow our 6 point plan to minimise the disruption and maximise the effectiveness:

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Tips for efficient and economical Self Storage

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Shifting from one location to another might give you a headache. However, there are many movers and packers that offer self storage facilities and take care of your need for storage units. Before using the units for self storage, do keep in mind the following useful tips that will ensure that your valuables and family heirloom are kept safely:

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Self storage units: The smart way to store your possessions cost-effectively.

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The space that people have in their homes for storage has been shrinking with the increasing number of household items, hence has forced the people to switch to self storage as a solution to cluttered personal and business lives.

The use of self storage units gives you the freedom to store all types of goods, valuable items, household stuff, archived records and belongings in specialist facilities. These self storage units provide you with an option to have:

Your own private space

Individually alarmed storage rooms

24/7 Access

Sole right to own its key

Video surveillance inside and outside

To have more idea on these types of self storage units, you can check for the solutions online, where you can find a number of companies offering self storage units. You can now select the unit according to your choice and need, within your budget. Before buying any of those storage units, you should check for service coverage, warranties and benefits that are being offered by each company and compare them, so as to have more profit and convenience.

The companies also provide best offers and discounts to suit your budget and get the maximum value out of your money. You can ask your service provider for the insurance of your stored stuff. Monitor the condition of the self storage units, make sure that they are clean, dry and secure.

Even if you are looking for options to store your vehicle, there are companies that provide storage for vehicles and their accessories. However, it is advised that you should avoid repair or maintenance of the vehicle inside the storage containers, and remove the gas tank to prevent leaks and fires in the storage container. You must also possess all the legal documents to certify that the vehicle belongs to you, as the self storage unit owners always check the documents for security reasons. Summary: The space that people have in their homes for storage has been shrinking with the increasing number of household items, hence has forced the people to switch to low cost self storage, as a solution to cluttered personal and business lives. The use of self storage units gives you the freedom to store all types of goods, valuable items, household stuff, archived records and belongings in specialist facilities. 

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