Archive for August, 2010

Retail opportunities

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Many high street retailers are looking to self storage as a means of expanding their businesses. Most high street vendors are paying high rent for, typically, a small unit which they fit out the front for the custoomers area and the back as there storage area. It is not unusual for the storage areas to be 3 or 4 times the size of the area used to sell.

Many retailers are now looking to turn that on it’s head. Excess stock is being keep at a remote location – a self storage facility – and more of the high street area is being fitted out to do what is most important, to sell to the customer. The high street retailer is therefore looking for a self storage facility that is close by and offers sufficient access to ensure he never runs out of stock. A weekly check on stock levels in the shop and then a visit to the storage unit ensures that he always has enough in the shop to sell to his customers.

An added advantage is when the storage facility is prepared to take deliveries for their customers. This means that a shop owner can stay in his shop selling while deliveries are made on his behalf to his storage unit.

Try this system today at any of our storage sites Storage in Dublin, Kildare or Offaly and see how it works for you.

Declutter your life with Self Storage

Friday, August 27th, 2010

The vast majority of us keep – or hoard – memorabilia. We keep things that remind us of moments in our lifes that are special to us. We don’t ever want to throw these things away but they start to effect our day to day lifes because they take up so much space.

Many people are turning to self storage facilities and asking for discounts based on a long stay. There are some terrific deals out there at the moment so there has never been a better time to clear out that spare room or garage and use the space to improve your today without forgetting the memories of yesterday.

Visit our website for details of some such deals Storage in Dublin, Kildare and Offaly

Record Management

Friday, August 27th, 2010

With the price of rent in the IFSC and other prime Dublin office real estate it is amazing that so much of it is still utilised as storage space. Be it records, stationary or even old desks it rarelt makes sense not to use a self storage space where the cost of space is a fraction of office space. Remedy Self Storage – located 500m from the IFSC – offers such a a service.

Check out our website for details – Dublin Storage

Decorating and Renovating?

Friday, August 27th, 2010

If you are looking to decorate or renovate it can save a lot of time and money if you use self storage for your furniture while work is being carried out. Make sure you pick a self storage company that does not require a minimium stay. You may only require storage for a week or fortnight and should not be expected to pay for any more storage than you use.

For information on such a storage company vivit our website Storage in Dublin, Kildare and Offaly

Dublin City Centre Storage

Friday, August 27th, 2010

For the majority of customers location is one of the deciding factors in choosing a self storage option. With the largest population density in Ireland is located in Dublin City Centre it is surprising that only one self storage company is located in the very centre of the City. For more information please visit our website – Dublin Storage

Furniture Storage – Tips

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

- Storing tables/furniture, remove legs and store on end.
- Place dressers and tables top-to-top
- Cover mattresses and store flat.
- Keep photos flat. Place between cardboard pieces. Tape together.
- Use wardrobe boxes for blankets, drapes, or dress clothes.

Storage Insurance

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Insurance costs for in Irish self storage firms are on the whole expensive. Some of the self storage operators, such as ourselves – – absorb the cost. This however proves very costly and in the end results in higher prices.

In New York this week Governor David Paterson signed into law Senate Bill 7118, which allows self-storage operators to obtain a specialty license so they can offer point-of-rent tenant insurance to customers.

This marks a massive victory for the self-storage industry in the state, and will ultimately result in lower prices for the consumer.

The license gives storage operators the legal authority to offer contents insurance to tenants, collect premiums, and be paid a commission by the insurance company. Unlicensed operators can display mail-order insurance brochures from authorized insurance companies at their facilities; however, they cannot collect sales commissions unless they hold a valid license.

Backed by the U.S. National Self Storage Association and supported by the New York Self Storage Association, the bill has been in progress for three years.

Eleven other states have a law or policies that provide for similar specialty-insurance licensing in the United States. At a time when increasing competitivity is so important in Ireland it would make sense for our legislature to review the Bill and see if anything can be gained from implementing a similar approach in Ireland.

The Dublin Wheel

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

The Dublin Wheel has opened recently in the point village beside the O2 arena. It is the main attraction in the new point village market and having done about 5 or 6 loops on the wheel myself I can say it was worth every cent of the €9.00 fee. Of course it helped that the weather was fantastic the day I went up and you could see for miles. Working in the area meant I recognised a lot of the landmarks from both the IFSC side and the port and personally I thought it was fantastic but I dont think that is a requirement. The views are brilliant and if the day is clear it is quite spectacular .

I got the idea to go up the wheel after we were contacted by World Tourist Attractions (the company that operate the wheel). In the run up to opening day they had a container which they needed to get off-site but they needed to store it reasonably close by. Being only 500 metres from the Wheel we were happy to oblige and offer our services.

The best thing about the wheel – from up there you get a great view of Remedy Self Storage –