Having a self storage-unit is the perfect way to store away items that are only needed at certain times of the year.

Unfortunately, you are unlikely to be needing your BBQ for many months. Your lawnmower, scarifier, strimmer and hedge trimmer will all be surplus to requirements within the next few weeks. Some people might have a shed or garage to store some of these items, but if you don’t, self storage is great alternative.

Camping equipment, gazebo’s, garden furniture cushions etc will all need to be stored in a dry environment to avoid damp and mould. Our indoor facility will keep your belongings dry and safe until the spring sunshine returns to our Cornish shores.

This time of year, we also start to think about the fast approaching festive season. We all know it’s coming and the best way to stay ahead of the game is to plan well. We have many customers that will be visiting their storage units over the coming months to hide away Christmas goodies from prying eyes. Even Santa uses a self-store unit to keep all the toys safe before the big day arrives. Many boxed up trees and decorations are stored here for 10 months of the year instead of taking up valuable space under the stairs.

Another pastime we all seem to have a love/hate relationship with is DIY! If you are turning your attention to all those interior jobs now the nights are drawing in, then why not consider using self storage to decamp an entire household room so that you are able to completely decorate top to bottom without getting your favourite sofa or table covered in dust or paint.

A top tip for using a self storage to its absolute best is to pack well and stack well. If you are storing items like a wardrobe or sideboard the put these items in first and then fill the cupboard space with smaller items. For duvets, bedding, clothes etc, considering purchasing vacuum bags that can have all the air sucked out making much smaller.

Use good boxes and pack them full so they don’t crush when stacked. Always put heavy boxes at the bottom and lighter boxes on top. Remember that books and magazines can be very heavy when packed so always use smaller boxes for these. Lastly, use bubble wrap and mattress covers for extra protection.

We hope you found these ideas and tips useful. Should you want to find out more information on our Self Storage facility on Pennygillam Industrial estate in Launceston, we’re open Monday-Friday 8.30am until 5pm and Saturday mornings 9am until 12noon. Call in to have a chat with our friendly team or otherwise give us a call on 01566 744004.