Preparing your home for a viewing

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.


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.


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

Self storage advice for students in Leicester

As a student, you will have a lot of belongings when living in halls or student digs. When the family home is at the other end of the country, and you don’t want to leave your belongings unattended or you have to vacate your property, then it makes great sense to use a self storage Leicester service to keep all your valuable items safe and secure.

If you are considering self storage Leicester services, then below we share some advice for when you need to store your belongings during your time at university or college.

Sort your student stuff

The first step is to figure out exactly what needs to be put into storage, what can be chucked and what you can take home. Bigger items such as a drum kit, furniture and bedding are good items to place into storage, as are any textbooks and folders that are not needed during the break.

Choose self storage near where you study

Self storage options are hugely beneficial when you are unable to store your belongings at the family home. Perhaps there is limited space, or you to plan to go travelling. Using a self storage unit near where you study makes lots of sense, as you can quickly and easily have access to stuff on your return.

The right sized storage

It’s not only important to carefully choose the location of your self storage unit, but you also need to consider its size. This can only be done, once you know exactly what will be going into storage. Doing so will enable you to choose the right size of storage option so that you are only paying for space you actually need.

Label your belongings and list everything

You’ll be surprised at the amount of stuff you accumulate as a student. Pots, pans, bedding, coursework and household accessories are only some of the many ready to store items you possess. So, it’s important to label all boxes and to make an itemised list of everything you place into storage. This will make unpacking in your student digs that much easier.

To learn more about self storage in Leicester when you’re a student, then please do get in touch with us here at SUPERSTORE Self Storage