Monday, 23 January 2017

Tips for making the most of the space in your storage container

You have made an excellent decision in choosing to rent a storage container for all the items that are cluttering your Barnsley home. You obviously want to make the most of it – if you can get all your items in there you will not need to hire a second one. When it comes to personal storage containers there are certain things you can do to make sure that you don’t waste space. The first thing you should do is buy sturdy boxes to pack your items in. When they are in boxes they take up much less space than if you just throw them into your personal storage container.

Pack like items together and label every box. This way it becomes easier to retrieve items. When it comes to placing the boxes inside the container you should stack them with the labels facing outwards so that you can know where everything is. If you will be putting away furniture such as tables you should have boxes on and under them. You should dismantle any furniture that can come apart and if the pieces can fit in boxes put them there. Make sure that you don’t stack boxes too high – they can all come down and inure you.

The one thing that people forget when arranging storage containers is to leave space on all four sides so that they can move around. If you don’t do this then every time you need to retrieve an item you will have to remove all the boxes until you can get to the one you want. This is simply tedious.

If you have a lot of boxes you may need to stack boxes high. You can make the whole thing more stable by placing boards across each layer of boxes. Stack boxes like a pyramid rather than a square for more stability.

One of the best places to rent a container from is Boylin’s Self Store. Their containers come in different sizes so you can choose the one that will take care of your needs. In addition to that all containers are on ground level – you can drive right up to yours. They also have weatherproof containers so you don’t have to worry about anything you have stored getting ruined. Their rates are very affordable – you pay only £16.99 to rent a 150 square foot container for a week. You can find out more on their website,

Thursday, 19 January 2017

If the New Year signifies a new you, why not consider a storage container for those items you aren’t ready to part with yet?

The New Year is here and you have made a resolution to de-clutter your life. Does it mean that you have to get rid of items that you really like? You see, many people get stuck in clutter because the items that are filling up the house are precious to them. Well, there is good news for you – you don’t have to part with anything that you value because you can store it in self storage. Personal storage containers are a great way to store your items – it is affordable and if you choose right your items will be safe in there for as long as you like. Here is what you should be looking for:

• The most important thing is security – you don’t want to take any risks. You should be looking for personal storage containers that have CCTV surveillance 24 hours a day. Make sure to confirm that they have additional security such as access barriers so that only you can access your container.

• It is vital that you choose a storage facility that has weatherproof containers. As the seasons change ordinary containers gather moisture and it ruins whatever is stored in them. A weatherproof container doesn’t present this kind of problem so your precious items will not get ruined.

• Find out how much they charge – there are some storage facilities that charge way more than the market average. Since you are looking for long term storage you don’t want to rent with this kind of facility.

• In addition to that find out what the minimum rental period is. Ideally, you should be able to rent for as short as a week and for as long as you want.

• There are many storage facilities that stack containers and this is a problem for clients because storing and retrieving items requires that you get on a ladder. Find a facility that has all their containers on ground level and that has enough space between the rows of containers so that you can drive your truck right up to your storage space.

Lastly, container size matters. Most storage facilities have containers in only one size which means that clients end up paying for space that they really don’t need. You should be looking for a storage facility that has different size containers – start off with only the space that you need and upgrade later if it is necessary.

One storage facility that prides itself on having all of these amenities is Boylin’s self store – with a location near you guaranteed in South Yorkshire, give us a call or visit our website at to find out more

Monday, 16 January 2017

Business Storage is not as expensive as you may think

Your business is untidy because of all the documents and items that you have accumulated over the years. You are reluctant to hire a storage container because you are worried this business storage solution will cost you too much. You should not be. If you go to Boylin’s Self Store in Barnsley, Wakefield, Leeds and any of their other locations you will find their prices are quite affordable. To rent a container that is 150 square feet you will only pay £16.99 a week. In fact, for the first month you will pay only half that.

They come with several added benefits:

• They have some of the most secure storage containers. They are all monitored using CCTV camera surveillance 24 hours a day and each container has either fob or key access. You don’t have to worry about your business documents and other items falling into the wrong hands.

• Boylin’s Self Store has containers in different sizes and this is important. Many other facilities in the area have containers in one size only which force clients to rent space that they do not need. At Boylin’s you can start with a small container and then as your business grows you can move o to bigger ones.

• When renting containers it is very important to check whether they are weatherproof. If they retain moisture it will ruin your documents over time. Boylin’s Self Store’s containers are all weatherproof so you don’t have to worry about your documents getting ruined. They also clean each container before they hand it over to a new client.

• You can access your business storage container from 8am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday. There is always an employee present in case you have concerns or queries and they are all pleasant to deal with.

• Unlike several other facilities that make clients wait until a container becomes available, at Boylin’s Self Store you can get a container the same day that you ask for it.

• The process of renting is simple – go to one of their facilities with some ID and a deposit and once you pay the container is yours.

Do you see how cheap and easy it is to de-clutter your office? You can find out more by going to

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

The reasons why self storage solutions are booming

Do you need a self storage facility for your construction tools and equipment or a temporary storage container while you are carrying out some home improvements? Whether you need a short-term or long-term solution, personal storage containers are a convenient solution for all your storage needs.

What are the major benefits of personal storage containers?

1.    Convenient and affordable

The emergence of storage containers has taken off n a similar way to the way it did in America - there are many storage containers on your doorstep at very affordable prices

2.    Secure and sturdy

These containers are made of steel for withstanding robust requirements, heavy cargo loads, and various climates. Steel can also resist inclement weather as well as security breaches.

3.    Easy storage of large goods

They will make the process of storing large equipment and gear quite easy. There are many different sizes of containers and you can store anything from furniture to vehicles.

What can you use these containers for?

I.    Residents and homeowners

•    Containers are secure storage units that free up valuable space in your property.

•    Personal storage units for storage of your valuables when moving house

•    Provides extra space while remodeling and renovating your home

II.    Commercial and retail industries

•    Serves as a temporary storage for excess and seasonal inventory

•    Easily accessible during holidays, new store openings, renovations, and promotions.

•    Secure storage for documents and sensitive personal data

III.    Contractors and construction firms

•    Safe and quick tools storage onsite

•    Act as personal storage facilities for contractors shifting to different construction sites.

Outdoor secure and weatherproof storage units protect your property from harsh weather, theft or damage much better than a garage, attic or basement. For more details, visit the Boylin's self store website at

Saturday, 31 December 2016

If you're struggling for space to store items, we have the short term storage solution for you

Unless you have a spare room in the home it is more than likely you have items that just clutter your house. One option that you have is to store your items in a storage container in a facility such as Boylin’s Self Store.

Boylin’s Self Store is a storage facility that comes highly recommended for several reasons. The first is that they are very careful about security. They understand that the items that people store with them are valuable and if they lose them they lose clients. That is why they have 24 hour CCTV surveillance as well as additional access barriers on each container.

• You will be happy to know that containers at this storage facility come in different sizes so you only rent the amount of space that you need. If you end up wanting to store more items than you had anticipated you can always upgrade to a bigger container. If you don’t know how much space you need there is an employee on site to help you.

• One major problem that people who rent storage containers face is stacking – lot owners stack containers in order to maximise the use of space. This means that clients have to use ladders if they are allocated a container that is on top of another. This is inconvenient and can be dangerous. Boylin’s does not stack containers. Theirs are all on ground level and in fact there is enough room between the rows of containers that you can drive right up to yours.

• Boylin’s Self Store is a same day service – you get a container the same day you get ask for it. Each unit is cleaned completely before it is handed over to a new client. Their rental process is easy – you only need to show ID, provide an address and pay a small deposit.

• Storage units are commonly expected to become damp which can do all kinds of damage to items. Not the ones at Boylin’s. They have invested in weatherproof containers that don’t allow any moisture in. In fact, you can leave gift items there all year long and you will find them in the same condition they were in when you stored them.

You can find out more about Boylin’s Self Store by visiting their website,

Friday, 30 December 2016

The importance of data protection and safe document storage

As the owner of a small business today one of the things you have to be most careful about is data protection – if you are careless with data and it is stolen you will be held liable It doesn’t matter if it belongs to your employees or your clients – you could be facing a huge lawsuit depending on what the thieves use the data for. Although there are many advances when it comes to electronic storage – secure clouds and so on – unfortunately there are none for paper.

It is almost impossible to have a paperless business. You generate paper all the time in the form of invoices, receipts, bills, employee records, memos and much more. You do not want to throw out all this paper as you may need it in the future. You need to find a way to store it. Most business owners stick documents in files, stick the files in boxes and stick the boxes somewhere in the back away from view. The problem is that as time goes by the number of storage boxes grows and grows and eventually, they threaten to take over the office. The other problem is that they take up space that could be put to more productive use.

So are there alternative business storage solutions? Yes there are. You can rent document storage in a container. Containers are the perfect place to store documents. There are many facilities that are specifically set up for document archiving but there are some that are not. Here is what you should be looking for:

• Find out what security measures they have in place to take care of documents that are stored with them. Ideally, you want 24 hour CCTV surveillance as well as additional access barriers to deter intruders.

• You should find out whether their containers are weatherproof. The last thing you want is to check on your documents a year from now and find that they have been destroyed by the damp.

• Do they have containers in different sizes? Many facilities only buy one-size containers but this can be a problem because your needs for storage space will vary. Rent storage space from a facility that her containers of different sizes.

• You definitely want a company that you can work with in the long run – your business is here to stay. This means that if you go with a small facility you may have to move to a bigger one if they run out of storage space.

• Since you will be with them for the foreseeable future you should be shopping for a company that has affordable pricing.

If your business is located anywhere near Boylin’s Self Store we recommend that you store with them. You can find out why on their website, 

Thursday, 29 December 2016

What are the benefits of choosing a Boylin's storage container?

As someone who is looking for personal storage solutions one option that you have is storage containers. There are many Wakefield storage facilities that offer self-storage. Although many people do not choose them, they are an excellent way to store a variety of items including personal items, business documents, inventory and even things such as Christmas gifts and hobby items. You should choose self-storage for several reasons:

• These facilities help you remove the clutter out of your home. You don’t necessarily want to throw items that you don’t use every day out; you can choose to store them in a container instead. 

• Good container storage facilities are secure. The owners ensure that only the owners of the containers can access them. 

• Container storage is a good way for a business to de-clutter and open up space for more productive use – they can store documents and inventory there.

• This is a cheap form of alternative storage. Warehouses in Wakefield cost more than many people are willing to pay. You will find, on the other hand, that you will be paying just a few pounds a week to rent a storage container. 

• Good personal storage solutions facilities invest in weatherproof containers in order to make sure that stored items remain in good condition. 

Is there any Wakefield storage facility that comes highly recommended?

As a matter of fact there is. Boylin’s Self Store is one of the best in the area. They have served Wakefield residents faithfully for many years so you can be sure that they will meet your needs. People choose Boylin’s first and foremost because of how safe their containers are. Not only are they monitored 24/7 using CCTV surveillance, they have access barriers to ensure that no intruders can get in. 

All their containers are weatherproof so it doesn’t matter what time of year you store items – they will remain in the same condition as when you stored them for as long as they remain there. Each unit is cleaned before it is rented out and you can get a container the same day that you ask for it. 

There is another reason you should rent a unit at Boylin’s Self Store. Unlike other storage facilities in the area, the containers here are all on the ground for the ease of the customers. In fact, you can drive right up to yours because the rows of containers are far enough apart. 

In case you are wondering about price, Boylin’s is one of the most affordable storage facilities that you will find. When you compare the kind of service that you get with how much you pay you will see that you are getting a very good deal.

You can find out more about Boylin’s Self Store on