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5 Tips For Self-Storage During Your Summer Holidays. A high-quality storage unit is an essential tool this summer.

5 Tips For Self-Storage During Your Summer Holidays

Dec 19, 2021


Self-storage will be your best friend this summer. Having a high-quality storage unit on hand will keep your items secure and safe from the scorching heat - giving you the best foot forward to enjoy your Christmas and New Year.

Storage units can come in many different sizes but it’s important to use them properly. This blog is going to outline five tips to ensure that you maximise your storage unit’s potential.

1. Protect Your Belongings While On Holiday

It is common to go away on trips for days at a time - the last thing you want to worry about is your belongings. Whether it be family heirlooms, precious jewellery or the other car, make sure to look into self-storage for a stress-free vacation.

An effective self-storage facility will also come with a secure site that includes 24/7 CCTV with a high-security gated facility and an effective alarm system. After a long year with many ups and downs, you deserve a getaway that is free from worries.

2. Take The Necessary Breaks When Storing

While organising self-storage, health and safety are essential. A well-established self-storage facility will usually allow for easy drive-in access. Helping you avoid too much sun exposure and placing you nearby.

In the current climate, you can expect some harsh temperatures when carrying heavy items from your car to the unit. Make sure to have some water with you to stay hydrated. Additionally, wear sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.

3. Store Your Winter Items

Out with the old and in with the new. When getting out your kayaks, jet-skis, cricket set and all other summer equipment, replace it with the winter items that are no longer needed. Whether it be coats, boots, heaters or skis - there will always be things to store year-round in your self-storage unit.

Having this rotation of winter and summer items in-and-out of the storage unit will also make spring cleaning easier. A self-storage unit allows you to keep the things you don’t want to throw while also keeping your home in order. Don’t just de-stress your summer, de-stress your year.

4. Get Proper Finance In Place

If you do decide to go travelling this summer, make sure to have your payments in place for the storage unit. Setting up an automatic payment will save you the struggles of being unable to pay your rent while away on a relaxing vacation.

5. Booking Now

As you could imagine, self-storage units are popular and that trend is only rising. This is why it’s important to do your research and find the right self-storage unit for you. Not every facility can offer the same level of service or quality which is why you need to begin the search now. While you don’t want to miss out on a self-storage unit - it’s important you lookout for some of these specific features:

- Affordable storage options

- CCTV-operated facilities

- Short and long-term options

- Dedicated on-site manager

- Convenient access hours

- Knowledgeable customer service

SafeGuard Storage ticks all of these boxes

SafeGuard Storage offers a range of storage solutions, ranging in size and time-frames. 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 self-storage units in Auckland, Rotorua, Hamilton, Wellington, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Waihi or New Plymouth.

We have small, medium or large safe and secure units depending on what you need. We have three locations within Hamilton, including storage lock-ups in Te Rapa, Melville, Hillcrest and Frankton. Our friendly staff will find a unit that fits the needs of your situation.

Whether you are after business storage, vehicle storage or affordable storage, our easily accessible units are available for short term or long term storage. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable team is more than happy to go through your current storage situation and find the correct unit size. In addition, we are very experienced and can figure out how to ensure your clutter is no longer a problem.