“Get a storage unit.” While this is a simple solution to clutter or securing precious items, many people have unlikely ever done it before. So, how does self-storage work? SafeGuard Storage is a self-storage facility that occupies several sites throughout New Zealand.

If you’re exploring the possibility of self-storage, this blog is perfect for you! We’ll discuss the various steps you should take to get yourself started and successfully get the most out of your storage unit.

Reach Out To Your Local SafeGuard Storage Site

SafeGuard Storage operates in units across the country, including Christchurch, Auckland, Rotorua, Hamilton, Wellington, Palmerston North, Gisborne, Levin, Nelson, Waihi, Whakatane, and New Plymouth. Offering several methods of contact, you can give us a call on 0800 437 640 or send through a message and request a free no obligation quote through our website.

We have a team of highly-knowledgeable and friendly storage advisors who can give you the best strategy when storing your belongings on our premises. Along with a dedicated on-site manager, you’ll be in the best hands. Whether you’re looking for business storage, vehicle storage or personal storage, we have a breadth of experience in dealing with several situations. Additionally, we hold affordability dearly to our customers and can ensure you get the best bang for your buck.

Long-term contracts are not mandatory at SafeGuard Storage. Our team knows that not everyone requires the same needs for a self-storage unit, so we offer very friendly deals when renting one of our units.

Be Aware Of What You Can and Can’t Put In Your Storage Unit

For the most part, if it fits – you can store it within a SafeGuard Storage unit. From general home appliances, furniture, and sports gear, to work equipment, documents and files. We are also able to accommodate vehicles, boats and other engine units.

Conversely, you must be aware of the items you cannot store within our storage units. Some of these unsafe items include:

  • Hazardous materials such as explosive and inflammable goods
  • Perishable items which could decompose, i.e. exposed foodstuffs
  • Living items – such as animals and plants
  • Stolen or illegal goods such as drugs, firearms, etc

Figure Out A Plan To Off-load Your Items

Whether one box or one hundred, you will need a plan for when you bring in your items. Have a checklist handy for when you’re packing up the items from your location (home, office, etc.). Save yourself the hassle of having to make more trips than you need.

SafeGuard Storage happily allows the hiring of trailers during this move. We understand the unnecessary travel of off-loading if you’re only using a small car – we make this process as simple as possible. Once you’ve dropped all your items off, you can enjoy the peaceful realisation that your goods are contained within a gated, alarmed site with HD CCTV and convenient visiting hours.

Visit Regularly For Cleaning and Collection

Although you can take comfort in knowing your personal or business belongings are protected, we advise cleaning if you stay for the long term. While this does not need to be every week, we suggest that you should keep your self-storage unit clean with a maintenance sweep every few months.

Of course, no one will be going inside apart from you or close associates; however, dust and moisture can still build up within any confined space with no ventilation. A regular dusting of your items will keep it at bay, while installing desiccants like silica products will reduce the presence of moisture within. There are several methods you can use to ensure that your self-storage unit is well-maintained.

SafeGuard Storage Can Make Your Life Stress-Free and Secure

SafeGuard Storage offers a range of storage solutions for personal belongings and businesses. You’ll be in the best hands with our on-site managers and their highly-experienced team of advisors. We offer a wide range of storage options throughout New Zealand, including small, medium and large self-storage units in Christchurch, Auckland, Rotorua, Hamilton, Wellington, Palmerston North, Gisborne, Levin, Nelson, Waihi, Whakatane, and New Plymouth.

Our self-storage units are the perfect solution for those moving house, renovation, household clutter, confidential documents, excess business stock or anyone looking for temporary or permanent storage. We pride ourselves on offering a securely gated location with 24/7 CCTV surveillance. We also feature convenient access hours that are sure to please all. Rent confidently at SafeGuard Storage, knowing your business’ products/documents or your precious personal belongings will be safe.

Whether you’re after business storage, vehicle storage or personal storage, our easily accessible units are available for short-term or long-term storage. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable team is always keen to have a chat and go through your current storage situation and find the correct unit size.