How to Move House Like a Pro

Moving House

Moving house can be stressful, we all know this. However, it doesn’t need to be. Here at Superstore Self Storage in Leicester, many of our customers make use of us during the moving process, so we’ve put together the following hints and tips to help you move house like a pro.

Hire a packing company

Packing up your personal belongings can be a nightmare. Not only is it always more work than you first expect, it can be emotionally draining as well as physically. A professional packing company solves both problems. First, they can handle the physical side of things with ease, much faster than you will. They will wrap and pack your delicate items, so you know everything is safe.

Use a storage company

Here at Superstore Self Storage we help hundreds of customers by acting as a halfway house for their belongings. It makes your move easier in several ways. You can get away with hiring a single van, rather than booking a removal firm with a lorry. You can redecorate or renovate your new home without your other possessions getting in the way. Also, with a little distance from your belongings you may find that they’re not as essential as you thought. Maybe a post-move declutter is in order?Continue reading

The Benefits of Using Container Storage

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There comes a time in most of our lives when we don’t have the room for all our possessions. Whether it’s because of downsizing our home, moving into student accommodation, moving in with a partner, or a having a loved one move in with us: suddenly, it’s too much stuff and not enough space.

While you might try throwing some stuff away, or asking friends or family to look after them for a brief spell, the best solution is container storage, such as you find at Superstore Self Storage.

Here are just a handful of reasons why…

1. Value-for-money

If you have several large items or a household worth of belongings that you can’t palm off onto a friend or relative. Container storage offers fantastic value. This is particularly true when compared to the most logical alternative – renting a warehouse and stocking your belongings there.

2. Flexibility

You might ask your friends to look after your stuff for a short spell while you’re between houses – three months, say. But what happens if the contract falls through? With a container storage solution, you can extend or reduce the length of your contract as needed, with a little advance notice.Continue reading

How Does Self-Storage Work?

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If you’re looking to clear out your room, office or any other type of space, throwing away all your belongings and starting afresh is not always the most feasible option. Some items may need to be kept for moving into another living space, whilst others may need to be kept for safekeeping. Whatever the stop-gap reason is for storing items, this is where SUPERSTORE Self Storage can help.

But how does it actually work? What is the process? Here we will address some of the self-storage queries that you may have.

What storage do you offer?

This all depends upon what you want to store and for how long.  We have a wide range of spaces available, depending on the varying needs that you may have.  Make sure you organise all the inventory that you are looking to store and then have a look toward the bottom of our homepage section – Calculate Your Storage Needs. This will help you understand the space you will need but our staff are more than happy to help go through this with you.Continue reading

How much does self-storage cost?

Whether you are moving home, locating to a new office or simply need the extra space, self-storage is a fantastic opportunity to store your possessions safely and securely.

At SUPERSTORE Self Storage, we provide affordable storage solutions for all our customers, putting their needs and requirements first.

We decided to create this blog to guide you on why you should choose a self-storage service and some handy techniques on finding the correct unit size for you.

Why use self-storage?

Self-storage units are becoming more and more popular for a whole range of reasons but the simplest reason is for extra space. With minimal costs and a high level of 24/7 security – it’s no wonder self-storage is turning into a demanding and prominent choice for storage. Continue reading

Who uses self storage?

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As the top provider of self storage in Leicester, we get calls every week from potential customers asking whether a self storage unit is right for them.

The fact is, self storage solutions are suitable for almost any situation where you need to free up space. Here are a few examples:

Retail & Online sellers

If you sell products, finding yourself with overstock can be a problem. A self-storage unit is the perfect solution for anybody needing to free up space while trying to secure a sale.

Additionally, if you sell items online, you may not have space at home to store them. A unit provides secure, out of the way storage and daily opening allows for easy access when you need to get the orders shipped.

Students

Whether taking a gap year or simply looking for somewhere to store belongings over the summer months, many students choose to take advantage of our favourable student storage rates.

Inheritances

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Occasionally you might receive furniture or other large objects by way of an inheritance. You may not have room in your own house, but a loathe to get rid of it for sentimental reasons. Why not keep it in storage, where it will be safe and secure until you think of a more long-term solution?Continue reading

How to Prepare your Home for Viewing

Not so long ago, the housing market was sufficiently vibrant that all it took for prospective buyers to offer you the full asking price was to pop a ‘For Sale’ sign in the front garden. These days – that’s just not going to happen. Potential purchasers are likely to want at least one, and possibly multiple, viewings of your home before they make up their mind, and you want to make the best impression.

Here are a few ways to prepare your home for a viewing.

Get rid of the clutter

We’re not suggesting you strip everything down to the bare boards: keep enough stuff for your house to look lived in, but put the rest into a self-storage facility.

Nooks, crannies, cupboards and closets

There’s a reason we mentioned a storage facility above. While you might prefer to stuff everything into wardrobes, cubby-holes, or that cupboard under the stairs, buyers will want to see that available space, so keep them free of obstruction, and looking as large as possible.Continue reading

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Tips to Get the Most out of your Self Storage Unit

With so many people choosing to downsize or share properties, self storage has become an ever more popular solution to the problem of where to put all those personal belongings there’s no longer room for at home.

As the foremost providers of quality self storage in Leicester, we have put together these useful tips on how to make the most out of your self storage.

How to pack a self storage unit

It’s always worth taking the time – assuming you can – to pack up your belongings properly prior to storage. You may think that loading everything into some heavy duty bin-liners and second-hand cardboard boxes donated by a friend will be good enough, but you’d be wrong. Cardboard boxes are rarely strong enough to stack more than a couple high and even the thickest black bags have a tendency to rip, tear, or fall over. Instead, invest in some lidded, stackable plastic containers from your local hardware shop. Roomy, waterproof, and versatile, they help you maximise the space in your storage unit.Continue reading

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What is Document Archiving

Many businesses and individuals have documents which are no longer in active use, however they still need to be kept as a record. This process is known as document archiving. Self-storage can be a very convenient option to keep your documents archive secure. Superstore Self Storage offer low cost document archive storage in Leicester and are a popular choice for a range of reasons. Here we discuss some of the factors to bear in mind when looking at document archiving.

GDPR

Any documents with sensitive information on them must be protected in order to be GDPR compliant, so your archive needs to be somewhere safe. In busy workplaces this can be difficult unless you have the space to designate a specific, secured area. Superstore Self Storage offers document archive storage which is covered by alarms and CCTV, so you can rest assured that information on your company and its clients is safe from any prying eyes.Continue reading

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Things to look for when choosing a self storage company

Self storage is useful for many different purposes but whether you are looking for container, vehicle or document storage, you will need to research the self storage rental company beforehand to ensure they can offer you the right service.

SuperStore Self Storage, based in Leicester, have 25 years of experience in the sector and have put together a list of factors to consider when choosing the right self storage rental.

Security Measures

Security is paramount whenever looking at hiring a personal storage unit. For peace of mind, investigate the company’s security arrangement before purchasing space. CCTV and alarms are essential to keeping your belongings safe. Additionally your own unit should be secured with single-key access so you are in complete control over who gets in and out. In the case of fire or flood, ensure the facilities are fully insured so that your belongings are covered.

Price

Companies vary on cost and this can create a lot of pressure and time restraints if longer term prices start squeezing your budget. We pride ourselves on being affordable to everyone and our testimonials page show that our customers love our low prices. We also offer additional discounts for longer periods of time, and for certain groups such as NHS, emergency services and military personnel. Always make sure you’re getting the best price to avoid difficulties later on.Continue reading

Preparing your car for Winter storage

Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter Storage

With winter on the horizon, many of our customers ask about the best way to prepare their cars for winter storage.

Here are some useful tips to keep your car in top condition if you’re keeping it in storage over the winter months.

Wash and clean

Make sure your car is fully cleaned before putting it into storage. If possible, get it valeted and waxed, to ensure both the inside and outside are free of contaminants.

Check your tyres

Prior to storage, you should ensure your tyres are inflated to their maximum PSI rating. This will prevent flat spots from developing on the tyres during your car’s stay in the storage unit.Continue reading