Archive for April, 2014

Remedy Self Storage – Location, Location, Location

Monday, April 28th, 2014

When you need to store stuff location is key. If you are a business it’s obvious – you need a place convenient to your customers and market. This reduces time spent travelling and maximises the time you spend on the job and dealing with customers and potential customers. Time is money and travel is money so you need to economise on both. If you are storing household goods location is equally vital – you may be moving, renovating, adjusting etc and the last thing you need on top of everything else is to be making long treks every time you need to access your storage unit.

Ideal Location
Remedy Self storage has the ideal location. It’s not just us who are saying it – check the map, and our customers constantly comment on how convenient our location is. Also, if you do a search with the criteria ‘Self Storage Dublin City Centre’ you will have a choice of Sandyford, Santry, The Red Cow and the M50 rim!! Except for Remedy Self Storage which is the only genuinely centrally located Self Storage company in the city.

We are 600m from the IFSC quarter, just off the East Wall Road. We are 5 minutes from The 02 arena (‘The Point Depot’). The Port Tunnel is less than 5 minutes away, the M50 is 15mins approximately. Our site is very accessible for people coming from either North or South with the Malahide Road, Clontarf Road, Swords Road and North Circular Road all feeding into the area. The East Link Bridge which is an artery to any location on the southside is less than 5 minutes away.

East Road where we are located is a link road used by many from Howth and Clontarf etc for work and accessing the city generally. Many of our customers’ first learned of our service by seeing our signs and site as they passed by.

So for location your only choice is Remedy Self Storage.

But of course in addition to location you get Dublin’s only drive-in Self Storage Centre, Excellent Rates, 24hr Access, 24hr Monitored Security, No paying for unused time, No Leaving Notice etc, etc.

Contact the team today.

Self Storage – Dublin Springtime Activity

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Remedy Self Storage is the only self storage facility in the heart of the city, so we proclaim ourselves true and proud Dubs, the greatest place in the world – save the beautiful county of Wicklow, the garden of Ireland and the birthplace of such great figures as, eh well, Me!

We delight to be located in the city centre and it’s nice to be part of such a lively and exciting place. There’s so much going on in Dublin at any given time but especially from now on as the tourist season kicks in and many annual events are scheduled. But of course you don’t have to be a tourist to enjoy the fare, in fact living in the city it’s easy to get caught up in day to day matters and not realise the many fun and fulfilling events that are going on all around you – and most of them are free!

Here’s a sample

April 1-30 Dublin One City One Book
This years book is ‘If Ever You Go to Dublin’, a collection of poems and songs by literary luminaries with connections to Dublin. The title is taken from the poem by Patrick Kavanagh that great Dubliner from Monaghan!

April 6 Great Ireland Run
The only race in Ireland recognised by the International Associations of Athletics Federations (IAAF), in one of the largest city parks in the world. Elite athletes participate with thousands of amateur runners. There are many fun and family events on the day.

May 11 Giro D’Italia Big Start
Elite professional cycling event stops off in Dublin.

May 11-13 Street Performance World Championships
Hold onto your socks and get ready for an action packed free festival.

May 17-18 Docklands Festival
This is right down our part of the city. The purpose of the festival is ‘to provide the public an opportunity to enjoy an exciting world class urban recreational environment.’ You can enjoy the many cafes, bars and restaurants which open onto the water and the many events at the Grand Canal Plaza focal point.

May 17-25 Dublin Writers Week
The country’s most successful and best annual literary event. See the program for the many readings, debates, discussions, workshops, performances and screenings.

May 20-31 Dublin Dance Festival
10th Festival, this is leading dance date on Ireland’s cultural calendar and it brings together dancers and choreographers from around the world in a wide variety of events. If you feel dance is a bit obscure you should check out the program and you will see how interesting and accessible the events are. Some are street performance, mime, juggling, film based, family fun, etc.

May 24-25 Dublin City Soul Festival
‘Celebrate peace, unity and love at Ireland’s feel good festival’.

May 25-27 Dublin Bay Prawn Festival
The tastiest seafood feted in the loveliest coastal harbour, Howth. Whatever way you like your prawns you will enjoy the bite sized servings at the many talks, demonstrations and tastings held in the award winning restaurants on Howth pier.

More in a future blog.

Don’t forget the biggest attraction in Dublin for anyone interested in Quality Self Storage is Remedy Self Storage, East Road, East Wall. Contact the team today.

Dublin City Centre Self Storage – A Bit of Advice

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Have you ever been driving at a nice pace along a nice straight stretch of road and been suddenly shocked into realising you are well over the speed limit. It has never happened to me but you may know how this feels!! Ok, yes we all have. The strange way the local authority has of designating speed limits to particular roads is hard to understand. On the outskirts of the city some narrow ‘country’ type roads have a limit of 80 km/h while some very new roads in uninhabited areas are 50 km/h. It’s hard to fathom. But of course ‘ours is not to wonder why …’ and ultimately we have personal responsibility to know the limits and abide by them.

The default speed limit throughout the Dublin city limits is 50 km/h. There are some exceptions where the limit is 30 km/h, 60 km/h and 80 km/h. For example the limit in the inner city area is 30 k/m h. ‘The inner city’ is a section that stretches from Tara St/Merrion Square/Stephen’s Green/Patrick Street/Civic offices on the south side and from Gardiner St/Dorset St/Bolton St/Church St. on the northside. There isn’t a list of the roads that have other variants to the 50 km/h norm, but where the speed limit changes there are prominent signs alerting you to the fact – so keep your eyes open!

It is good to be aware of this because as stated at the outset you could be mislead by the type and standard of road. For example the main artery road to the East Wall area is the East Wall road which, from the Alfie Byrne Road junction to the Port, is a nice long straight stretch on which you could easily drift past the 50 km/h limit. I use this road and notice many cars flash past doing well beyond the limit, probably unaware of it due to the nature of the road.

Good for all of us to keep an eye on the limits and drive safely and arrive safely – especially to Remedy Self Storage on East Road, East Wall, the location of choice for all your self storage needs.

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Self Storage for Tradesmen – The Advantages

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Recently a friend of mine who is a plumber had his tools stolen from his van. He discussed it with the Gardai and he was told it was one of a spate of such robberies and that it is done in a very sophisticated manner involving gangs and the trading of such goods abroad. I decided to do some research on the subject and wondered where I would get information on it, I needn’t have worried, it is a huge problem and there is a lot of information and statistics on the subject.

One insurer in the UK states that the cost to tradesmen there is £75m and the average cost of individual incidents is £1900. They acknowledge that these statistics are likely the mere tip of the iceberg. Information from UK police forces gave a breakdown of the hotspots for this crime and the areas where it is on the increase, and the increases are shockingly high, averaging out at over 40%. The suffering and loss of course goes much further that the statistics, in many cases the livelihood of the tradesmen is jeopardised and small enterprises go out of businesses

An Irish website which deals with general matters of interest to tradesmen and women posted an acknowledgement of a report they got from a tradesman in Cork whose tools were stolen. This lead to many others contacting the website and relating their stories of theft and loss. Tradesmen are easily targeted in a neighbourhood as their vans and signage identifies them and thieves zone in on them very effectively. It is really a very big problem and one which has more painful and far reaching consequences for the victims than many crimes.

Without in any way being insensitive, it is certainly worth mentioning that if one considers the risk and the potential loss and weighs up the cost of storage it is considerate to highlight that it should be seen as an option. Many tradesmen and builders large and small avail of the security and convenience of self storage as a practical, economical way to keep their tools and materials safe and secure. It also frees up space at home and in the van etc and enables the tradesman work and organise themselves better.

There are many other advantages to using self storage which have been dealt with in earlier blogs, but here I am highlighting specifically how self storage is a very effective way to avoid loss through theft in the case of tradesmen and others who have costly equipment which is difficult to store otherwise.

Whatever the cause of your need for self storage Contact the Remedy team today.