Friday, 24 February 2017

The dos and dont’s of self storage facilities

In the case that you have settled on your preferred choice of storage facility and have decided to transfer your belongings, you need to pause and think about a number of considerations. First of all, you have to rent the preferred type of storage unit, and it would be more efficient if it is done locally. Ensure that you do an appropriate estimation of the required space, after which you might be best to go for a slightly bigger storage unit.

It would be wise to put down a list of the things to store in categories and how you wish to organise them in the personal storage facility. Items that are likely to be accessed the most should to be at the front, hefty items lie at the bottom while delicate ones should be on the top.

Materials used for packing are essential too. Bubble wrap, paper sheets, and tissue paper  will all guarantee the safety of your items. Make certain that they are all wrapped and taped tightly.

You will need cardboard dividers to keep the items intact if you are storing more than one thing in each box (eg, glasses), eliminating the possibility of knocking against each other. After this, apply enough tape on either side to strengthen it.

Once in the storage unit, the security of the items must be assured. This includes installation of security cameras, using padlocks and security combination systems, security lighting and building outside walls. In addition, keep soft records of your items to enable you to track them.

Label fragile boxes as so and stack boxes at normal heights.

When packing, newspapers or magazines are not great choices as they stain items.

You don’t want your items to get crushed, so don’t pack them too close together. Living big spaces is dangerous too, it may cause the items to move and hence get damaged.

Above all, always feel free to consult your storage facility manager when such need arises.

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Small business run from self storage containers and here’s how...

Small business owners have realised the benefits of using storage containers with vital functionality such as the conveniences they bring along as an on-site means of storage. Storage containers can be used to store various items such as office document or supplies.
Storage containers will enable small business owners to buy paper or other stationary or inventory in bulk and minimise their inventory-check time and focus more on the profitability and mission of their businesses.
Small businesses may also need other business equipment such as extra furniture or other large items. You can also use storage containers to store tools or other supplies such as company uniforms.
There are various benefits that small business owners will accrue from using storage containers which include:
  • Space and convenience: two of the major reasons for having storage containers are for space and convenience.
  • Safety: business storage containers can easily be used to safeguard from buglars because they are hard to break into as well as easy to safeguard from natural disasters such as heavy rains.
  • Lower cost compared to warehouses: storage containers are cheaper to use, and they can still store a lot of equipment or supplies.
  • Less clutter in your home especially when the business is just starting out. Storage containers will enable you to have a professional space for your business instead of filling up your home space with business equipment
  • Accessibility: The storage containers are easily accessible and can be accessed anytime that you wish to check your supplies and get them out.

To be reassured of our excellent services, and to find out more about how we can help your business, visit our site at

Friday, 17 February 2017

Why storage containers aren’t just for storing your unwanted items

When most of us think storage containers, we are bombarded with thoughts and images of our unused items and stuff that we might not be quite willing to part with just yet. This article will discuss the many other uses a storage container has.
Storagecontainers can be used by various businesses to provide temporary and/or permanent solutions to storage issues. Examples of businesses that could benefit from using storage containers include:
Online businesses
Most traders running online businesses store their merchandise in their homes. With expansion, most of them are faced with storage issues as their merchandise might not necessarily need a warehouse. In such cases, storage containers would be a perfect solution.

Depending on their sizes, most hotels set aside room(s) to store their materials. Materials, in this case, refers to towels and bedding. During the peak season, hotels have to turn down guests. Storage containers can be used during such seasons to free up rooms in the hotels.

Most offices still have their data in hardcopy form serving as a backup in case of system failures since such storage containers can be used to archive these files. Storage containers minimize risks of the documents getting destroyed in fire or floods.

Film studios and theatres
Storage containers can be used to store props and costumes in order to maximize on set space.

Hospitals and research facilities
Storage containers can also be used by hospitals and research facilities to store surplus medicine and dangerous chemicals. Containers are usually custom made to fit the storage requirements of such institutions.

Vehicle storage
Our containers can be used to store vehicles. Be it a luxury car, a sports car or just an ordinary car, we can store it safely for you.

Art collectors and Museums
If you enjoy collecting art pieces but have run out of storage space in your home, you can use storage containers instead of giving up on your hobby. Museums can use storage containers to free up room for more display.

As you have seen, the number of businesses that could use storage containers are night on limitless. So whether you are downsizing, renovating or moving away, we here at Boylin’s Self Store are here for you. To book a personal or business container you can reach us on the following website

Monday, 13 February 2017

Using storage containers to archive business documents

Office documents are essential to the running of the company or business, and their safety and protection are paramount. Storage containers offer business storage solutions that are ideal for ensuring that your business documents are safe and well protected against any situation that can lead to their loss or destruction such as theft or a natural disaster like heavy rains.

Business document archiving takes up an expansive space in the company and seeking the services of a storage company is an excellent decision that will save you a great deal of space. The extra space in your office can then be used for other purposes, such as creating extra meeting room space.
Storage containers are excellent business storage facilities for your office documents instead of piling them up on your business premises. They are cost effective as well, and they will enable you to keep these vital business documents in the most effective way possible. There are several ideas that you can utilize to ensure that you have excellent document archiving.

One of the tips for keeping your documents in an appropriate way is labeling your documents. You can devise a personal indexing system to help you arrange the document
s and make it easier to retrieve the specific file that you might need at that specific moment. Another good idea is to keep the documents in segments that can be shredded at the same time. One final important thing is to ensure that the boxes or crates are not too heavy or overloaded by ensuring that not too many documents are packed in one box. Storage containers are very spacious and can accommodate a large number of boxes filled with office documents.

The storage containers can be accessed on 24/7 basis and therefore makes them very convenient and do not require too much complexity in locking, arranging and managing as well. For you to fully realise the benefits of keeping your documents in storage containers, all you need is a top-notch service provider in the storage industry. We have superior experience and professionalism when it comes to providing business storage facilities. Please visit our website at and enjoy the convenience and security that our durable and well-maintained storage containers can offer.  

Monday, 30 January 2017

Is there any storage facility where I am guaranteed a ground floor container and vehicle access?

Do you live or work around Wakefield and you lack an adequate storage facility to store your excess home or work property?

One Wakefield storage facility will help you store your excess stuff at only £16.99 for every week (for a 150 square feet space) they offer their service to you. They as well guarantee a cheaper fee for the first month you rent; for the first month, you will only have to pay them half the renting price.

What are the other benefits of hiring one of these Wakefield storage containers?

1.      Your belongings are secured

Unlike in most stacked storage facilities, this firm has 24-hour surveillance cameras to ensure none of your goods will be lost. To make sure also that the containers remain completely secure, the professionals will install a barrier in every container. The barrier will ensure that you are the only individual getting in there.

2.      Will your stuff be damaged or broken?

They assure you of getting your goods back in the same condition as you had stored them. The all weather proof containers preserve your belongings safely leaving you no worry of unnecessary cost when getting your goods back. The experts guarantee you that you will get all your goods intact which may not be the case with stacked storage facilities.

3.      Extra storage space

Hire Boylin’s professionals to store, for instance, an extra sofa set for your home or your business. You are not alone in this route; many small firms and homes still hire the company to store they inventory. Your will no longer clutter your office with files, as these experts offer the best Wakefield storage containers, where you can even store your documents.

4.      Flexibility

Wakefield storage facilities are flexible regarding the storage duration you need your goods secured. Store your stuff with them for even a week, a month, or even more. They work on all days of the week (7 days) so accessing your belongings at any time (from 6 am to 6 pm) is made easier.

Contact Boylin’s Self Store experts by calling 071924379371 for more information about their Wakefield storage facility or just follow their website through this link:

Thursday, 26 January 2017

What Can I Use Self Storage For?

The answer to that question is that you can use self storage for literally anything so long as it doesn’t decompose and it is legal. The best storage facilities have storage containers in different sizes so that clients can only rent the space that they need. If, for instance, you want to store documents from a relatively new business you don’t need a very big storage container. If, however, your business has been operational for years you will need a bigger container that can hold all that you have accumulated over the years.
Many people choose personal storage containers to store items that they don’t want to store at home but also don’t want to throw away. These containers can be used to store things such as furniture, electronics, old garments and so on. If you are renting a container for these reasons make sure that it is weatherproof so that your items remain in good condition. 
Another good use of personal storage containers is to store inventory for small business. These businesses do not have the room it takes to store large amounts of inventory. They obviously cannot store it at home either – not only does it clutter the place, it makes it hard to get around. You can solve this problem by renting a storage container. 
Many people avoid personal storage containers because they feel that it would cost more than they can afford. If you shop carefully there are storage facilities that are affordable. Boylin’s Self Store, for example, which has locations in Barnsley, Bedford, Leeds, Rotherham, Sheffield, Swinton-Mexborough and Wakefield has containers that are affordable. To rent 150 square feet for a week will only cost you £16.99. For the first month you pay half the cost. 
Cost is not the only thing you should be looking for. You need to find storage facilities that are secure – the last thing you want is someone breaking in and stealing your items. You should make sure that you rent from a facility that has access fobs or keys on each container as well as 24 hour CCTV surveillance. The containers should also be weatherproof.
We mentioned that Boylin’s Self Store is affordable but that is not all. They also meet the requirements discussed here. In addition to security and weatherproof containers they also have all of them on ground level for easy access. You can find out more on

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,