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:https://www.boylinsselfstore.co.uk/locations/leeds.htm.

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:https://www.boylinsselfstore.co.uk/locations/sheffield.htm.

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, http://www.boylinsselfstore.co.uk/locations/ to rent your space in one of our shipping containers today.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Moving Home In Barnsley - Asking Yourself Where To Store Home Appliances?

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Moving homes can be a hassle, and that is not taking into account what to do with home appliances.

Home appliances such as your fridge, cooker, oven, toaster, microwave, coffee maker and others all need to survive the move, and this can be tough especially when buying or selling a property.

If proper care is not taken they can end up with water damage or broken. One way to make sure that they survive is to keep them in our self storage Barnsley facility.

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At Boylin's Self Store we are happy to keep your items safe for you until you are ready to move them into your new home.

All our facilities are reliable, and securing our clients' property is our first priority.

In order to make sure that your items remain in the best condition we recommend the following:
  • Clean your fridge completely, making sure that no food scraps are left. Let all ice melt and then wipe the fridge dry. If any moisture or food are left it can lead to damage.
  • Remove all attachments but make sure that attachments are packed with the main appliance in one box. Make sure that items that are breakable are packed with newspaper or bubble wrap. Label each box to make it easy to unpack.
  • After you bring your fridge to one of our storage containers make sure that you leave the door open - it prevents musty smells from developing. You should do the same for your oven.
  • If you have the boxes that small appliances came in it is best to store the there.
  • Coil and tape power cords to appliances to keep them intact and prevent tangling. It also keeps your storage container looking neat.

So why choose Boylin's Self Store?

There are several reasons.

The first is that we are one of the most secure self stores in Barnsley - we have CCTV running all the time, and all our containers are locked.

Our containers come in different sizes, so if you don't have a lot of items to store you can choose a small one.

We are open between Monday and Saturday during working hours and there is always an employee present in case you need help.

You don't have to worry about getting a container when you need it - we rent the same day you ask, and you can have yours for as long as you like.

Find out more about our self store in Barnsley here:

Introductory offer from the Boylin's  Barnsley self store £18.99/week for 150sqft

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

How and where to store your business marketing collateral in Wakefield?

Whatever your niche, one of the best ways to promote your Wakefield business is through exhibitions - they are a great way to get word out to people in the industry as well as to all your consumers about your products.

Preparing for an exhibition is an expensive venture - not only do you have to pay the fees for a stand, you also have to buy lots of marketing collateral. After the exhibition you have to store your stand and marketing materials, and there is no more convenient way than to hire a self store shipping container from a self storage facility in Wakefield.

These self stores and their facilities in Wakefield are being used more and more by businesses because they offer a storage solution in Wakefield that is not only affordable but also safe.

Before you hire a shipping container in Wakefield for self storage there are certain things that you should look into:
  • Safety is key - as mentioned at the beginning preparing for an exhibition is not cheap, and you want to be able to hang onto your stand and marketing materials for as long as possible. Hire a container that is monitored 24 hours by a CCTV camera and that has enough access barriers.
  • You want to be able to access your items any time of year - if an exhibition comes round you should be able to attend it. Make sure that you hire a container that you can access any time you want. The best self storage service providers in Wakefield are open all day every day except on Sundays.
  • Make sure that you get a guarantee that your stand and marketing materials will not be damaged. Hire a self store shipping container in Wakefield that is weatherproof - if moisture forms due to weather changes your marketing collateral might get damaged. The self store shipping container should be properly cleaned before you store your items in it.
  • You should be able to rent as much space as you want for as long as you want. It is a good idea to think about the rest of your business storage before you hire a self store shipping container. You may want to hire one that is big enough to also store business documents, marketing collateral and inventory.
  • Make sure that your container is on the ground level, so that placing and removing items is easy.

Our Boylin's Self Storage facility in Wakefield will not let you down. We offer excellent security and all our containers are weatherproof. You can get a self storage container the same day you contact us, you will find that our pricing is affordable and flexible, find out more on our website:

Monday, 22 January 2018

Which Baby accessories can you self store for the future in Barnsley

Babies are cute and adorable but will eventually grow up.

With this in mind, where will you store all their old clothing, toys, cribs and more?

While you can certainly give these items away, you are probably holding on to them for sentimental value or later use. The problem is that these items tend to take up plenty of space, and may even be cluttering rooms, basements and attics.

If you are looking to safely store them, look no further than Boylin's Self Store in Barnsley.

We features multiple self storage containers in different sizes - all are weather or water proof and with easy loading and unloading access. From large baby cribs and walkers to comforters and clothing, our units are truly the perfect solution for short or long term self storage in Barnsley.

As always, we are here to help you every step of the way, including but not limited to:
  • Onsite store with boxes and all storage and packing materials.
  • Cost affordable payment rental plans - pay as you go rentals or tap into current deals and savings for long term self storage shipping container.
  • Friendly staff members which are on-site around the clock that can help you maximise your unit's space.
  • Boylin's storage units in Barnsley have ample leg and storage room for optimal convenience and mobility.
The Boylin's self store team in Barnsley also offer the following suggestions for storing baby accessories:
  • Fold up portable strollers and place them in boxes - you can easily slide these item in and out as desired.
  • Disassemble large cribs, play pens, or divans that you no longer use - you can arrange to have these items picked up by a friend or loved one when their bundle of joy is on the way.
  • Place old baby clothing in boxes or Tupperware for easy loading and unloading.
  • Place baby toys and accessories in boxes - but try to stack then neatly and not on top of each other for easy access.
  • As always,  mark your boxes and keep a checklist inventory of all your items stored; baby things, furniture, TVs, family heirlooms, electronics, wall units, etc.

Boylin's Self Storage in Barnsley Solutions

With Boylin's self storage shipping containers in Barnsley, you never have to worry about cluttering your home with baby items ever again. If your baby is not at toddler age - you can still rent our units to store items for future use if needed.

At Boylin's, we are always committed to meeting all your self storage needs within time and budget.

For more information on self storage units in Barnsley, simply contact us today or visit: 

Monday, 15 January 2018

How to Prepare your Clothes for Long Term Storage in Leeds?

Preparing clothes for long-term storage in Leeds does not have to be hard.

In fact, Boylin's self store Leeds makes it easy to house seasonal clothing year round.

With the winter in full swing, we recommend storing spring and summer wear to reduce closet clutter.

Our self storage shipping containers are also large enough to safely keep and protect entire wardrobes if needed.

However, you may want to temporarily store attire that you will need in a few months.

With this in mind, our team in our self store in Leeds is always on hand to help you maximize unit space - and even keep track of your short and long-term clothing boxes and inventory.

Leeds Self Storage for Clothes - Things to Consider

When self storing at Boylin's in Leeds, we want to make sure your clothing storage is easy and hassle-free.

Here are a few tips on how to best prepare your clothes for seasonal storage:
  •  Place heavy sweaters and coats in boxes or large Tupperware units for easy loading and access - try to keep these items in the front of the self storage unit.
  • Place clothing you no longer need in boxes and store on the sides or back of the unit - this will leave you with enough room should you change your mind.
  • You can easily hang shirts, dresses, skirts, blouses, slacks and even jackets on portable hanger rods - this is a great way to access your seasonal wardrobe as desired.
  • There is ample space per unit to add hope chests and/or portable closets - this ensures moisture-free clothing that is neat and ready to go.
More Tips on Clothing Storage

Like most people, you have probably spent a fortune buying top-brand name clothes and accessories.

However, do you really need all this attire in your closets at one time?

If you are struggling with space issues, Boylin's Self Store in Leeds is a great way to keep your clothes safe and sound.

The same applies for shoes - and in fact - our units can easily hold all your shoes racks and mounts.

Again, this will free up essential space in your home, and you never have to worry about storing these items in cold basements or overfilled crawlspaces.

We also suggest you create an inventory of your stored clothes so that you know where everything is at any time.

In addition, use dry cleaning plastic for expensive clothing - that will protect your wardrobe and prevent any odors or insect from gaining a foothold.

Contact us today for self storage rental units in Leeds and across the UK:

A Top 10 of Tips to Help You with Downsizing in Bradford.

Moving homes is hard, but downsizing is even harder - you are moving into a smaller space and you have to decide what goes and what stays.

Many people get stressed mostly about losing their items, but they don't consider a simple solution - they can use self storage solutions in Bradford to store their precious items instead of getting rid of them.

This way when you can afford a bigger living space you can take them out again.

Here are additional tips when downsizing in Bradford:
  1. Familiarize yourself with the new floor plan so that you know what you will be able to take with you. Visualize all the items that you absolutely need in this space and see how well everything fits together. Keep in your mind that one of the reasons for downsizing is to get rid of clutter.
  2. If you have sentimental items that you can't bear to part with there are creative ways of hanging onto them before you take them to a self storage Bradford facility - you can, for example, take photos of them.
  3. Don't make too many changes at once - hang on to your regular routines until you get used to the downsizing.
  4. If you are torn between what to keep and what to store you should ask yourself this: what would I absolutely miss if I came home and it wasn't there?
  5. A smaller home means smaller furniture, so if you have big sofas, extra large beds or any other large furniture you will have to keep in a Bradford storage facility. Make sure that it is well covered to avoid damage during storage.
  6. When buying furniture you should consider buying multi-functional furniture. A sofa-bed, for example, is a great idea, or a bed that has storage under it.
  7. Downsizing is a great time to get rid of clutter. Face it - while there are items that you cannot do without, there are many others are simply clutter. Donate them or hold a garage sale.
  8. Once you identify clutter strive to keep it out of your new home - a smaller space only gets cluttered faster.
  9. Don't forget to make your new home stylish and tasteful - you will feel so much better in a space that makes you happy.
  10. If you have a family make sure that they are prepared for the move.
Wondering where to keep your items?

Why not try Boylin's Self Store Bradford?

You can learn about them on http://www.boylinsselfstore.co.uk/locations/bradford.htm.

Friday, 5 January 2018

How to Keep Your Belongings Safe When Re-Modelling Your Home in Sheffield

Renovating your Sheffield home can be a stressful time - despite looking forward to the new look, fixtures and fitting you have to deal with all the disruption that comes with contractors and builders.

As if that is not enough, with all the people coming and going you also have to worry about your property.

So how can you make sure that you don't suffer any losses? 

First and foremost it is very important to make sure that your valuables are secure. If you keep jewellery, money or art in the home you may want to deposit it in the bank for the duration of the renovation, or have a safe installed.

There are, however, some items that you cannot store in a safe whether at home or in a bank.

If you have precious furniture items, for example, there is no way you can stash them in a bank vault.

There is a solution for this - you can use a self storage facility in Sheffield.

These are self store facilities in Sheffield that rent out self store shipping containers in Sheffield where you can store your items for as long or as short as you like.

There are many Sheffield self storage companies but you cannot go with the first one that you come across - not all of them will keep your items safe or protect them from damage.

Here is what you should be looking for:

One such facility is Boylin's Self Store Sheffield.

It is one of the best storage facilities in Sheffield so you can trust them to keep your items safe for as long as you need.

They are also affordable.

You can find out how to rent a container on their website here:

Monday, 1 January 2018

Make Extra Space, Declutter Your Home Or Business To Accommodate A New Lodger In Leeds

If you are running behind in your bills and you have a spare room in your home one way you can make a bit more each week or month is to rent it out.

The problem, however, is that most people use the spare room in the home for storage.

That is more or less a waste of space because there is another storage option that works even better - a self storage container in Leeds.

These are self store shipping containers that are converted into self storage facitilies in Leeds and you can rent them for as long or as short as you need.

Using a self storage storage container in Leeds will mean that you don't have to part with your possessions - they will be safe and you will be able to get in a new lodger any time you like. It may sound complicated but the process is very simple.

Start by identifying a self storage Leeds facility that you can work with - more on this later. Once you have the self storage container the next thing is to sort everything - you want to get rid of items that you don't need and keep the ones that you do.

Go around the room and identify items that you haven't used for a while, and that are not precious to you. You can sell these in a garage sale to pay for some of your self storage costs, or you can donate them to a charity of your choice.

The next step is to box everything up.

Buy sturdy boxes of different sizes and if there are any precious items make sure that they are securely wrapped in newspaper and bubble wrap. Tape each box at the top and bottom and then label it with whatever it contains - it makes for easy retrieval.

Next is to find a vehicle to transport the boxes to the self storage facility in Leeds. It is important that you buy a strong lock for your container - although some facilities provide the locks there are some that don't and you don't want to take any risks.

As for choosing a self storage Leeds facility, it is important that you choose one that has a reputation for safety - strong lock or not you need to know that your items will be safe for however long you need them in self storage.

The self store facility should have 24 hour CCTV to monitor who comes and goes and they should also have an employee present to guide and help clients.

Find one that has self store containers of different sizes so that you can only rent as much room as you need.

One of the best is Boylin's Self Store Leeds.

They have an excellent self store container facility in Leeds that is safe at all times and their containers are all weather proof and on ground level for easy access around the clock and year.

You can find out more about them here http://www.boylinsselfstore.co.uk/locations/leeds.htm.

from the Team  @ Boylin's Self Store