Common Self Storage Terms First Timers Should Know


When you are thinking about renting a self storage unit for the first time, you may not know all the ins and outs of how to choose your unit, what type of unit may be best suited for your belongings and why a drive-up unit may offer more moving convenience. So to help you out, here are some common self storage terms that all first-time renters should know: Climate Control Unit -- A climate-controlled self storage unit is one in which the facility ensures that you unit will never be too hot or too cold, which can help preserve items such as classic leather-bound books, collector's comics and antiques.

30 June 2015

Quick Tips for Using a Self-Storage Unit


While a self-storage unit can be climate controlled and very safe for anything you need to store away, both long-term and for just a few months, you want to ensure that you prepare your items properly. A few simple steps before putting away appliances, furniture, boxes of clothes and other such items can ensure that they stay protected when in your unit. Note a few quick tips. 1. Clean all appliances

24 June 2015

Smart Storage: 3 Brilliant Ideas to Optimise Floor Space in Self Storage Units


If you're leaving for a temporary period, then you probably don't want to get rid of your household items and furniture. A self storage unit is the perfect choice for holding on to your items till you return. If you've got a ton of household stuff to fit into a small self storage space, it's time to think a little creatively. Optimising your space by placing items smartly will save you a lot of time and effort when you need to retrieve a few items midway.

2 June 2015

3 Services Offered by Removalists Companies That Make Moving House Easier


A removalist company typically drives a truck of household items from your old home to your new home, but they also may offer many other services as well. These services can make your move easier on you overall and even ensure the safety of the things you're moving. If you've never worked with a removalist company before, note a few of the services you may want to ask about for your next move.

29 May 2015

Helpful Tips for Moving into a Retirement Village


Moving can be a daunting and exhausting experience at the best of times, but when you are downsizing your possessions and moving into a retirement village, the process can be a little overwhelming. To help you stay relaxed and organised, let's look at some top tips for moving into a retirement village. Planning If you're still in the process of deciding on a retirement village to suit you, check out this helpful guide.

27 April 2015

Five Tips For Keeping Your Allergies Under Control During A Move


Moving is exciting and challenging for everyone, but if you have allergies, it may be especially challenging for you. Luckily, there are ways to help keep your allergies under control throughout the move and afterward. Here are five tips to consider: 1. Research possible allergens in your new home The task of controlling your allergies starts even before you pack a single box. When looking at new homes, make sure you keep your allergies in mind.

31 March 2015

The Different Types Of Moving Boxes Available To Choose From


Are you moving home and are wondering what the best type of moving boxes your belongings can be packed in? There are a variety of moving box types out there, and by learning what these are you can select the type that suits your requirements best. Some boxes might be more expensive, but at the same time provide more strength. However, if your items are relatively light, then that strength and therefore extra cost will be wasted.

27 March 2015

Moving House? Four Essential Tips to Make Your Move a Success


Getting ready to move to a new home? Then, you need these four essential moving tips. From dealing with small hardware to keeping your home functional through the move, these tips are essential: 1. Use Packing Tape to Organise Hardware and Cords When you dismantle flat pack furniture, have a roll of packing tape on hand. Take any small screws, brackets or other elements and place them on a piece of packing tape.

23 March 2015

How to Choose the Right Packing Material When Moving House


Moving house is a huge upheaval and requires plenty of planning ahead. Whether you are packing a studio apartment or a five bedroom house, you will need to choose the right cartons or boxes for the job. Here are some of the options on the market and a brief look at the advantages of each. Cardboard Packing Boxes Traditional packing boxes and cartons come in various sizes and can be bought at your local self-storage centre.

19 March 2015

Make The World A Happier Place With These Five Moving Box Recycling Ideas


The removalists have helped you into your new home, and you've unpacked your boxes, but now, you have to figure out what to do with that giant pile of old cardboard moving boxes. With a bit of creativity, you can get rid of your boxes while improving your life or the lives of others around you. Here are five uplifting, useful and awesome things to do with old cardboard boxes:

19 March 2015