Last of the summer wine
What a busy summer we have had!
There is no end to the types of storage we have been supplying lately. We have safely secured storage of crates of wine, caravans, trailers, cars, boats, house moves and even campervans.
Container storage has been so popular we temporarily ran out of containers recently so we advise that if you need container storage space to get it touch as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Uni Student Storage
The student holidays are nearly upon us and you need to work out where to put all the stuff your son or daughter has managed to accumulate!!
Here at Swindon Storage, we can help. Box it up let us know and we can collect it and store it ready for when it's needed in the new term.
No more stacking it in the garage, hoping it won't get damaged or cluttering up the spare room hoping it no one wants to visit.
We have shelved units as well as open units so we can find the best storage solution for you. Clean, dry and secure so no worrying that their hard work will get damp or damaged. We can store anything for any amount of time so a fantastic option to really consider with reasonable rates so get in touch to find out more.
We also have units ideal for this use in other areas possibly closer to your chosen university.
Tips for storing your items
1. Don't just throw it in a box! Packed carefully and you'll be surprised just how much you can store in one of our units, which in turn will keep your costs of storage lower.
2. Plan - make sure that if you are going to store items for a long time that you don't pack away something you will need in 3 days time.
3. Label the boxes and write a storage inventory. Sounds simple - By making a list of what is in each box and labelling the stored boxes you'll be able to locate at item much quicker.
4. Insurance - many household contents insurance offer cover for items stored in self-storage units like ours in Swindon. Check, it could save you money.
5. Make sure that anything you are storing has no liquids, dirt or batteries etc in them.
Moving House Tips
Moving house can certainly be stressful, particularly if you have a lot of stuff gathered/collected and accumulated over many years. Planning ahead and help minimise any potential problems you may encounter. We give you a few house moving tips to save money and time when moving.
Britain spent £28 billion moving house in 2006. Read that again, twenty-eight billion pounds! While many of these costs came from home repairs in preparation for a sale, estate agents fees, legal fees and stamp duty, a considerable sum also came from the actual cost of moving too – typically removal and transport charges and any storage requirements that are often necessary when moving home.
For many, it was all too easy to swallow the extra costs associated with moving house during the heady days of the pre-credit crunch thanks to the booming property market, today, however, anyone moving house is looking to save every penny they can wherever possible.
So if you are moving house, be it into a newly purchased property or into the rented sector, follow these top tips for a successful move.
Plan, plan, plan ahead: Before your move make sure you write down all key dates and events as a visual reminder of what needs to be done by when. A great bit of advice is to declutter your house well before the move. Clean out that garden shed, garage, loft and the spare room. Ask yourself, if you’ve not used something for several years, do you really need to take it with you?
Let people Know: You and your family will be well aware that you are moving house, but remember to let everyone else know too. That may mean a quick Facebook update to your friends, but you will also need to inform your utility companies, insurers, banks and the DVLA know too. You’ll also need to update records with doctors, dentists, schools (if you have kids) and anyone else that you can think of.
Storage Boxes: A good few weeks in advance of your move you could buy some moving house boxes or speak to your removal or storage company about hiring them and begin packing away non-essential items such as books, toys, clothes you won’t need and anything else that you can live without for a few weeks. If you have something that you can live without for while and you’d like it out of the way during the busy house move – for example, a piano or an antique piece of furniture – a good idea is to put it into storage until you are settled. It's a great way of avoiding any potential damage to your precious piece of furniture during the move.
Get by with a little help from your friends!: Save a small fortune by opting to move by yourself, instead of using a removal company. You can hire a van for a day or weekend (even with a driver thrown in) fairly cheaply and with a few willing friends, (preferably at least a few who can lift heavy items!) you can move at a fraction of the cost of hiring the professionals – you even get to lose weight in the process :)