Monday, 5 March 2018

Moving Home: Use a Self Storage or a Removal Service or Van in Barnsley?

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According to research, moving homes can be one of the most stressful times in life - you have to abandon a routine that you are used to, get used to a new neighbourhood, a new route to work not to mention the stress of the actual move itself.

How hard or easy your move will be is determined by how prepared you are. Many Barnsley residents try to safe money and tend to lower expenses, by doing the whole move themselves.

They pack their items in boxes and then hire a van to transport them to their new home. While this is cheaper it has its downsides.

The first is how long the move takes.

Packing your items will take you a long time, not to mention that you may not pack them right. Many people, for example, buy big boxes for a move, forgetting that the bigger the box the harder it is to lift, and the higher the chances of items in it getting damaged.
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The other problem with a self-move is how long it takes. If you are moving items out of a one or two bedroom apartment it may take all day if you start early enough, but if you live in a family home moving everything can take several days.

If you are a busy person, or if you have a young family to take care of this can be hugely inconveniencing.

If you can afford it you are much better off hiring a self storage service in Barnsley.

These are facilities that are equipped to help people move into new homes.

Not only do they have self storage facilities where they can hold your items and help you move into your new home at your own pace,

Often they also offer a removal service that can eliminate the hassle of moving.

On the appointed day they will send a team to your home that will help you load everything onto a truck and transport it either to the storage facility, your new home or both, depending on what you prefer.

If you haven't yet packed the removal team will go from room to room and make sure that everything is ready for transportation. The best thing about a removal service is that they don't just move your items to your new home - they also tend to bring everything back inside and make sure that every box is in the right room so that unpacking is easy for you.

While hiring a self storage service in Barnsley always makes sense you will have to chose if you need help with your removal. If so a good removal service may cost you more it is important to weigh the pros against the cons.

One thing is for sure the good ones make your move a lot easier - what could take you several days will be done in a day, and that means that you are able to settle down faster in your new home.

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Try Boylin's Self Store in Barnsley for all your extra storage needs you can check us out here:

We offer storage in many locations across the UK and offer an excellent quality of service wherever you go knocking in our business.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

How to spruce up Your Yard for Spring 2018 in Bradford?

Spring is around the corner and people are spending more and more time outside due to the warmer weather.

It is time to start putting away your winter stuff and ensure that your yard is ready for the new season's activities.

Here are three things that you need to do to spruce up your courtyard for spring.

1.    Take care of the lawn


An attractive lawn needs constant care so that it can look green and healthy during the hot seasons. Here are the areas to pay attention to when doing lawn maintenance:
  1. Fertilize; use fertilizers that are high in nutrients and particularly high concentrations of nitrogen. Apply it to the soil close to the roots. 
  2. Aerate; create holes all over the lawn in intervals within 1-3 years to make it possible for water, nutrients, and oxygen to go through to the roots of the grass. 
  3. Water; water the lawn at least once a week to prevent deep roots from dying out.
  4. Mow frequently; maintain the grass at a good length. Trim about a third of the grass to encourage growth.
  5. Get rid of dry grass; use rake to remove dry or dead plants to enable the water and sunlight to penetrate the soil and reach the deepest roots.
  6. Spruce up the flowerbeds; spread manure on flowerbeds to prevent the soil from losing moisture, enrich the soil, and minimize weeds. 

2.    Keep the shed organised


If you have a shed in your compound, it is advisable that you clean and put things in order occasionally to keep items where they can easily be found whenever you want to use them. This will definitely save you a lot of time.

Some of the things you should do to ensure that your shed is clean and well-organized include;
  1. Remove everything from the shed.
  2. Clean it completely and check whether there are any animals or pests that have started to inhabit the shed.
  3. Arrange equipment depending on how frequently they will be used in the upcoming season.
  4. Put summer equipment near the entrance. These include garden tools and lawnmowers.
  5. Think of storing some equipment in a storage unit especially those that will not be needed during summer and those that you rarely use. 

3.    Put away winter equipment


Store winter equipment to create space for summer tools.

A self storage unit is one place you should consider storing these items because it will help you reduce clutter around your home and give your yard a more organised look and space.

The best self store facilities should offer secure, weatherproof shipping container for rent in many different sizes as we do at Boylin's Self Store in Bradford.
If you are looking for self storage in Bradford,

Contact us for reliable and modern self storage facilities.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Student Moving Tips: Pack it, Trash it or Self Store it in Wakefield?

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The semester has come to an end, or maybe you have decided to travel abroad during your gap year.

Either way, it is a good time to evaluate your items and decide what you want to keep and what to throw out.

This can be tough - if you are like most people it is hard to part with personal items.

Don't worry though; this article will walk you through how to decide on what to keep, and where you can keep it.

Start by asking yourself how often you use every item that you own.

If you haven't used it in the last 6 months it is unlikely that you will use it again, so you can either throw the item out or donate it to charity.

You may not have used an item recently, but if you are emotionally attached to it you shouldn't throw it out.

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Some items are old and need an upgrade, and these can go. If you have things that someone else would benefit more from, such as textbooks from classes past you can pass them on.

Everything that is broken should be thrown out as well as anything that you don't think you will need in the future.

Now that you remain with only the items that you want or need to keep it is time to find storage for them.

We recommend that you bring them to us at Boylin's Self Store in Wakefield.

We provide excellent storage space for Wakefield students when they are away.

Our Boylin's self store in Wakefield is a market leading facility which will keep your items safe until you come back.

savings road signYou only get to rent the amount of space that you need because our containers come in varied number of sizes.

You will be the only one with access to yours. Since we have full time camera surveillance you don't have to worry about unauthorised access.

We recommend that you pack your items safely in boxes and the label each box so that it is easy to identify what is in each.

If there are delicate items make sure that they are packed using bubble wrap and/or newspaper.

When stacking the boxes in the Boylin's shipping container make sure that the heavier ones go to the bottom for better balance.

Stack them with the labels facing outwards so that they are easy to identify.

Find out how to rent a container today on our website here:

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Monday, 19 February 2018

Self Storage in Leeds, an Essential Home Staging Service!

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Selling your Leeds property is a complicated process and if not done properly it can take months to get a buyer.

Staging it can make it much easier.

This is the process through which you de-clutter rooms so that you can show off the space properly.

It allows prospective buyers not just to see the square footage, but also see each room's special qualities.

If de-cluttering requires that you remove items that you may not necessarily want to get rid of you can put them in a self storage service in Leeds such as Boylin's Self Store Leeds.

These are services that utilise shipping containers to store items for their clients.

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Finding self storage in Leeds can be tricky as there are so many facilities that offer the service.

The most important factor is security - they should be able to guarantee that your items will remain secure for the duration of storage.

The units should also be weather proof as you do not want your items to get damaged by rain or condensation.

De-cluttering your home is not enough; you have to go back to every room and look at the layout and how remaining items are arranged - do they bring out the best aspects of the room?

You should make sure that closets and all storage areas are neat and tidy.

Hallways should be clear and just like all rooms well lit.

An important part of staging is making sure that there are no personal items, such as photographs, in the home.

You should make sure that your home is as neutral as possible as it allows prospective buyers to picture what it would be like to live there.

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Once the home is sold you will find yourself in need of more storage space as you finalise the new living arrangements.

You can use the same self storage facility in Leeds - if you chose well they should have lots of containers available for rent.

The best facilities allow clients to rent for as long as they need, so you can take your time finding your new home.

Make sure that you compare facilities when it comes to pricing, but keep in mind that choosing the cheapest is not necessarily a good idea.

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Boylin's Self Store Leeds is a self store in Leeds that will not let you down.

They will keep your property safe for as long as you need and they charge reasonably.

Find out more here:

Friday, 16 February 2018

We need More Space! - Is Your House or Business about to burst in Sheffield?

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'We need more space in our home', is something we hear from customers quite often in Sheffield.

Similarly, they tend to say that their house is to small to facilitate their personal belongings and family heirlooms.

road marked with the words reduce stressIf your house or business is about to burst, self storage in Sheffield by Boylin's is certainly an option to consider.

However, there are other ways to maximize space in your current homes or businesses and even for new properties you are moving to in Sheffield.

Moving for space is not always necessary for some customers.
At Boylin's Self Store, we understand the emotional attachments you have to your home. This includes lifelong memories, as well as watching the kids grow up and more.

With this in mind, how about adding an extension or loft conversion?

While it may cost you a few pounds, you are sure to secure that much-needed extra space.

It is also a sound investment if you are lacking essential space for furniture and other essentials.

Declutter Your Homes


At Boylin's, we have always stressed the importance of de-cluttering your homes and businesses.

This ensures maximum space allocation across the board.

It also keeps your items well-organised and easy to access when needed.

From organising garages to bedrooms and even kitchens, de-cluttering helps free the mind as it does vital storage space.

Here are some essential tips on how best to maximize your home, and avoiding moving to a new property:
  • Take the time to go through your items in each room - decide which essentials you need and which ones are considered unwanted or discarded.
  • Make use of portable closets if your wardrobes are simply taking up too much space in regular closets.
  • Use a checklist to make sure you know where all your items and personal belongings are at all times.
  • Label any boxes with seasonal clothing, as well as items you want to store at one of our many Boylin's locations across the UK.
  • You can easily de-clutter your home by throwing out items for recycling or disposal. This too is a great way to become a minimalist and have access to the things you need for daily living.
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More Storage Space


If you still need more storage space, Boylin's in Sheffield is truly the way to go.

As always, we have self storage units for rental that are perfect for short or long-term needs.

From business stock and inventory to personal belongings, we will always keep your items safe and sound - year round.

For more information, simply contact or visit:

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Self Store of the Year 2017: Boylin's in Rotherham

Boylin's Self Store in Rotherham has won our in-house competition and been crowned the Self Store of the Year 2017 in our Boylin's group, it is the perfect solution for short or long term self storage in Yorkshire.

With water proof units in all sizes, your items are guaranteed to be safe for months and years to come.

Whether moving to a new home or office, we offer a full range of self storage shipping containers in a varied number of sizes at very affordable and competitive prices.

Our self storage services in Rotherham are fully gated with high fences, and features 24/7 CCTV surveillance for optimal security.

With slopes for easy unloading and loading - along with an onsite store full of packing materials - it's never been easier to store all your personal belongings, office inventory, family heirlooms, or seasonal items.

At Boylin's Self Store in Rotherham, we are committed to excellence.

In fact, our self store shipping containers are large enough to store even outdated furniture, wall units,  grandfather clocks, and even auto-mobiles or motorcycles.

With multiple locations across the UK, Boylin's Self Storage continues to be your premier self storage provider. We cater for all business and personal use case scenarios.

We also help you decide whether a self storage service provider or portable storage is right solution for you.

In fact, our highly dedicated team can answer all your questions and concerns in a timely and professional manner.

If opting for a self storage solution with Boylin's in Rotherham their are many benefits to look forward to when renting self storage space at Boylin's in Rotherham:
  • Self storage units and containers for all budgets.
  • Short and long term storage facilities across the UK.
  • The perfect storage solution for document archives, business stock, and inventory.
  • A great way to save time and money for secure business - personal records storage.
  • Enhance your on-line eBay store or business with ample inventory and stock room.
  • The perfect solution for storing items during your residential or office move.
  • Our units are large enough to store household goods, old furniture, old entertainment cents, old TVs, and much more.
  • Convenient on-site packing store with boxes, tape, rope, and all the supplies you need to make the most out of your self-storage space.
The Boylin's Difference

With deep roots in the community, Boylin's Self Store in Rotherham continues to receive very good industry ratings and customer reviews.

We offer the perfect alternative to storing your items in garages, basements or crawlspaces.

Why clutter your properties or business when we offer the best way to de-clutter them?

Portable storage units are great as well - but you may need larger units for high-volume items and products.

With this in mind, contact us today and get the best and most affordable  self storage on the market!


Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Spring Is Here Soon - Boylin's Rotherham Spring Cleaning Tips

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With spring just around the corner it is time you came up with a list of everything that you need to do in your Rotherham home to make it look as good as new.

At Boylin's Self Store in Rotherham we like to give our clients tips about how to do this, including using our self store facility in Rotherham which can help tremendously when storing items and so making more room in your home. You can bring Boylin's Self Store in Rotherham your holiday decorations, winter gear and any other items you will not need during the year for safe keeping.

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Boylin's Rotherham first spring cleaning tip is to get rid of clutter. Over the last year you have accumulated items that you don't need and spring cleaning is a great opportunity to get rid of them.

Go from room to room and pick out items that have not been used in the past few months. If they are in relatively good condition there is no need to throw them in the trash - you can have a yard sale, or you can donate them to charity.

Your carpets and rugs need to be cleaned too. The best way to make sure that this is properly done is call in the professionals. A good Rotherham carpet cleaner will collect your carpets and rugs, clean and dry them and then bring them back to your home.

Take this time to get your floor thoroughly clean - vacuum and then give the floor whatever special treatment it needs. If your furniture has become stained over time talk to your carpet cleaners - they may have the right equipment to get rid of stains.

You cannot say you have spring cleaned your home until you have done the kitchen - you spend most of your time at home there so it requires special cleaning.

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If there are repairs to be done or appliances to be replaced this is a good time to do it. Clean out the refrigerator and the oven and let them air out to get rid of smells. You should also take the time to re-organise your larder.

Don't forget to clean all windows in the home.

The items that you will put in storage also need to be cleaned.

Whether it is winter gear or electronics, items last longer if they are stored when they are clean.

Our containers are weatherproof so your property will remain in good condition.

 Contact us on 01709 760 862 or through our website, to rent your space in one of our shipping containers today.