Month: June 2014

Finding Storage Auctions in the UK

If the popular reality-style documentaries, such as ‘Storage Hunters’ and ‘Storage Wars’ are anything to go by, then abandoned self-storage units are a treasure trove of exciting and potentially valuable items. Those TV shows follow the escapades of people who attend self-storage auctions, purchasing foreclosed storage units to see if the items kept in them have any value. A lot of the time, the units are full of junk, but every now and then antiques, collectibles or valuable pieces of jewellery are found in the foreclosed lots.  If you’d like to see if you can replicate their success, these tips…

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How to Store a Mattress

Mattresses are expensive items, and if you’re moving home, downsizing, or working abroad for a while and need to put your stuff in storage while you are out of the country, then you will probably want to keep your mattress. It makes sense to sell cheaper items and just re-buy them when you need them again, but putting a high quality mattress in storage (along with expensive appliances and other items that you don’t want to go to the trouble of replacing) will save you time and money in the long term. It is important to take good care of…

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Protective Packaging Supplies for Self Storage

If you are putting things into storage, then that is probably because you want to keep the items in question. Using a self storage provider is a great way to look after your items while you are redecorating or moving house, or simply to stop rarely used seasonal items from taking up too much space in your home. Self storage units are private, and you are the only person who will go into your unit while you are renting it, but it is still a good idea to pack items carefully before putting them away. Here’s a quick overview of…

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How to Store a Sofa

There are many reasons that you might need to put your sofa into storage. Perhaps you are redecorating or having an extension built and you need to make some space. Or, you are temporarily downsizing or are in the middle of moving home and can’t put everything in the new property. Whatever the reason, using a self storage unit to take care of furniture that you can’t fit in your new home is a good idea. The following tips will help you to make sure that your sofa comes out of self-storage as comfortable and good-looking as it was when…

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