Archive for March, 2014

The Benefits of Using Self-Storage – Part 2

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

In my previous blog I discussed how choosing a self storage unit has the benefits of minimising clutter and freeing up space in the house and also you gain the added security of knowing your goods are safe and fully insured.

This week I am highlighting the following benefits of using self storage:

Convenience
When it comes to working out how to solve your storage needs you may be able to avail of space from a friend or family member. They may have a spare room or some garage space or they may have self storage of their own or a lock-up you can share. When making your choice a key consideration is convenience. You need to be able to access your stuff when you need to get things and in a way that suits your own needs. You need to make sure your coming and going will be facilitated by whoever is providing your storage. Renting a Self Storage unit means you can come and go as often as you like at your own convenience. Most Self Storage companies have 24hr accessibility at a nominal charge, so you can visit in the evenings or when you are free at the weekend and spend as long as you need to. The inconvenience of not having your goods at your home or premises is offset by knowing your goods are safe and accessible whenever you need them.

Cost
With many companies now offering Self Storage the rates are very competitive. Yes, renting a unit is more expensive than getting space for free in your mates garage etc. which is fine in some cases. But if you are looking for something that is a lot more convenient and accommodating it is very worthwhile to consider the benefits of renting your own unit. You will have at your disposal a high quality space – dry, secure, accessible, convenient and insured. You won’t have to ask anyone else for access or have your stuff mixed in with someone else’s with the potential for soiling, damage, loss etc. At the time of writing storage units are available for the following monthly rates: 160sq ft unit for €239, 80sq ft for €179, 40sq ft for €119 including VAT. When you consider the cost of the alternatives in terms of time and trouble it is no wonder many are choosing the Self Storage option for short-term and long-term household and business storage needs.

Self Storage is secure, alleviates space issues in the home or business, it is a convenient and it is a cost effective way for businesses and households to solve their storage needs.

All of these benefits and more are enjoyed by those who choose Remedy Self Storage. Contact the team today.

The Benefits of Using Self-Storage

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Here are some of the reasons people opt to use self storage.

Minimise Clutter
Having a self storage unit can be a satisfying and economical way to manage your household space. For many reasons we may live in a house that is too small for comfort and the most practical way to adapt to the circumstances is to make it bigger by renting self storage space. For a very affordable cost we can ease the pressure on ourselves and live in and enjoy the space in our home rather than squeeze our way around it. Of course the best thing to do with a lot of stuff we store at home is to dispose of it, but some things just can’t be thrown out, we need them and want them and we have to find somewhere for them. Self storage allows us to keep our possessions in a secure, tidy unit and access them when necessary.

Added Security
Most self storage units provide more security than many houses. The security you have in these facilities goes way beyond what you would have at home. For example, virtually all premises have 24 hr CCTV security surveilance, multi-level security checks for visitors, securely locked units and of course staff on the premises during opening hours. And of course your goods are insured while on the premises which gives added peace of mind.

Future Blogs will highlight many other advantages of self storage.

Remedy Self Storage facilitates all the benefits mentioned above and we have all the security features mentioned and more.

For centrally located self storage with 24hr access and unique drive-in convenience, fully secure and insured contact the Remedy team today.

Spring Clean & Self Storage

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind? ~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Nowadays we can’t be so sure about the seasons, but Spring when it comes is a time of renewal and activity after the long Winter months. Especially in our part of the world the Winters are long and cold with the resultant lull in activities of all sorts which means that Spring is the opportunity to start doing things again. It is the time of year we get more active in a lot of areas whether it be work, home or recreational activities.

So, is it here? That is a good question. There are many different calculations for the beginning of Spring. Some measure it’s arrival by means of biological factors such as the blossoming of certain plants, the activities of animals or the smell of the soil indicating it has reached the temperature necessary for growth. Calendar dates are used by many to establish the duration of the seasons. In the United States 2nd February, Candelmas, is the traditional start of Spring. Of course in the United States they also have the famous ‘Groundhog Day’ on 2nd February when the groundhog’s actions is said to determine whether the Winter weather will continue for another six weeks or not. In Ireland, it starts on 1st February, St. Brigid’s day. Although, not surprisingly in Ireland we have the lovely paradox that meteorologists include the whole month of February as part of Winter.

Either way, the earth’s axis moves our hemisphere closer to the sun resulting in warmer weather. Thus, snow melts, rivers surge, frosts lessen, plants grow and bloom and animals are more active. And of course humans are not immune to the great change all around them, we stir from the winter lull and get more active. A popular tradition at this time of the year is the notion of a ‘Spring Clean’. By this we resolve to tidy, clean and clear out our homes, garages and workplaces and get things better organised. It is an idea that is translated into action far more than the other seasonal resolve, the ‘New Year’s Resolution’ – anyone remember this years? In response to the ‘Spring Clean’ call, many people actually do get busy cleaning, building , decorating, changing furniture, de-cluttering rooms and sheds, cutting grass, trees and shrubs and digging the garden etc.

You would think Self Storage would suffer in this atmosphere as people are ridding themselves of stuff rather than storing it. However, the increased activity means more business for builders and tradesmen, two groups who use self storage a lot. Also, as people change things around they often temporarily need space to store stuff until the work is complete and if they come across a not-to-be-repeated bargain for furniture or carpet etc they may well calculate that the saving of getting it at the reduced price is well worth it even while adding the additional cost of putting it in storage for a few weeks.

Storing with Remedy Self Storage is an attractive proposition all year round.

For centrally located self storage with 24hr access and unique drive-in convenience, fully secure and insured contact the Remedy team today.