Self-storage is an important process for everyone, regardless of their life stage. You may be just moving out of your home or downsizing after many years in a large house, Safeguard Storage can accommodate customers from all across New Zealand. With self-storage facilities located from the upper North Island to the Deep South, Safeguard Storage is never too far away to store your life’s most precious possessions. 

As a comprehensive walkthrough, this blog will outline how you can enjoy effective self-storage solutions. To reduce the stress in your world, we can ensure that your goods are offloaded on our premises while you go about your life without worrying about clutter. 

Let’s explore the many options available! 


What Size Storage Unit Do You Think I Need?

How long is a piece of string? To determine how much storage capacity you’ll need, you will first need to figure out what you want to store. If you’re a young adult who has been flatting but wants to keep your things secure while they travel, you may be interested in our SMALL to MEDIUM-SIZED storage units.

Or, you may be a person with many possessions that would fit inside a five-bedroom house. Don’t worry; while this may seem like a lot, we have a selection of LARGE storage units. These spaces are ideal for those seeking to find a protected home for their belongings while they renovate or move house. 

To minimise the risk of damage, it’s recommended to remove the contents of your house during home renovations. It’s better to be safe than sorry, and we understand that everyone’s situation is different. That’s why we offer flexible storage options tailored to your specific needs.

Wondering What You Should Store In Your Storage Unit?

We encourage our customers to utilise their rented storage units to their fullest potential. This means storing everything you think is necessary. Furniture, bikes, seasonal equipment and much more. Most items that you can think of, you can store.

If you are unsure about any items, please reach out to our on-site managers or storage advisors, that can give you clarity on the ideal items to store within our units. For more information, please read – “What Not To Store In A Storage Unit

Is There Anything You Can’t Store With Safeguard Storage?

As a rule of thumb, we live by the saying, “If it fits, you can store it.” While this is true for 99% of items, there are obviously some things that cannot be stored. These 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

While these may seem like obvious items do NOT store, please make sure to consult with a member of the team before leaving anything questionable. 


How Can Self-Storage Units Help STUDENTS?

Students can benefit immensely from self-storage solutions as it can be a convenient method to ensure a stress-free summer, semester break or OE. Keep your items in one of Safeguard Storage’s many storage facilities available throughout New Zealand. Steer clear of lugging furniture, clothing and other belongings back and forth when you can have a stress-free solution from Safeguard Storage. 

As a student, it’s unlikely that you’ll need an enormous self-storage unit (although we can accommodate you if need be). You may only need a closet-sized storage unit which still has exceptional security and will give you peace of mind when you’re off and begin your adventures in the world. These storage units will be the perfect alternative compared to hoarding your belongings in your flat/dorm.

How Can Self-Storage Units Help YOUNG PROFESSIONALS?

You may be starting a new job in a new city, moving in with your partner, or just travelling the words after a few years in the professional world. Either way, Safeguard Storage can provide you with the perfect self-storage space to ensure your youthful days are not as stressful. 

Perhaps at this point in your life, you have started accumulating more belongings, and you feel like you want to store some items. These items may be seasonal or just used on occasion. Wintery items like snowboards, skis, heavy clothes and heaters are common items to be kept away in storage units. Instead, you may be looking to keep some of your sports equipment away, whether this be clothing, equipment or gear – Safeguard Storage will ensure anything that is stored will remain there until you need it!

How Can Self-Storage Units Help GROWING FAMILIES?

Are you entering a new stage of your life that involves kids? Growing families are some of our most popular customers. Self-storage solutions are an excellent way to handle all of the baby gear and other bulky items that are necessary when raising a child. You’ll be able to fit strollers, high chairs and other large equipment that may not necessarily be required year-round. 

Additionally, moving into a new home to start a new family can be quite overwhelming. Renting a self-storage unit, even for a short time, can assist with the transition and give you an extra bit of space to consider your new home layout. 

How Can Self-Storage Units Help RETIREES?

For retirees who are in the process of downsizing their homes, self-storage can be a lifesaver. By providing a secure location for treasured possessions such as family heirlooms or collections that may not fit into your new, smaller living space, self-storage ensures that these sentimental items remain safe and accessible for years to come.

Furthermore, self-storage is also an ideal solution for seasonal items that retirees may not use all year round. From outdoor equipment like lawn chairs and gardening tools to holiday decorations, self-storage allows downsizers to keep their homes organised and clutter-free without having to sacrifice their favourite possessions.


Why Are Safeguard Storage’s Self-Storage Units The Best?

We can provide the perfect area to offload your house items, whether for making room, storing furniture, moving house or downsizing. The spacious storage units of Safeguard Storage are only accessible to you and are located in an alarmed, gated facility that operates with 24/7 HD CCTV.

You can be certain that all of our facilities include the following: 

  • Safe and secure premises
  • Short and long-term options
  • Easy access (plus drive-up paths) 
  • 100% Kiwi-owned and operated 

All of our facilities have a 4.5 or 5-star or above rating. Several of our facilities hold solid 5-star ratings. This is our promise that you can receive top-notch service from our team of highly-knowledgeable storage advisors. 

For more information, please read – “Why Is It Important To Choose A Secure Self-Storage Unit

Can Safeguard Storage Help Me With Storage Equipment?

Of course! Safeguard Storage provides far more than highly secure storage units. We also have an array of storage equipment and merchandise to ensure efficient use of time and space when utilising your storage unit. Our boxes and tape will assist in organising your belongings and make it easier to sort through everything, whether you are offloading or retrieving items. 

Furthermore, many of our storage facilities have vans that we can rent for short periods of time to assist in the movement of your goods to/from the storage unit. Many people approach us for the first time and express their concerns about using a self-storage unit, but our incredible management and storage team take the time to chat through all the different storage equipment options available. 


Should I Stack/Store My Items In A Certain Way?

Stacking and storing your belongings in a specific way is key to maximising the use of your storage space. As tempting as it may be just to drop everything inside, you’ll want to be aware of the structure, as poor storing can be harmful to your things. For example, when stacking boxes on one another, you may want to consider the heaviest/sturdiest items to go on the bottom and the more delicate things on top. This way, you know the chances of a box falling and causing damage are far slimmer. 

Moreover, we always recommend that your place items in a self-storage storage unit strategically. Organising your personal or business-related belongings from “most-used” to “least-used” will make visits an absolute breeze. Instead of sorting through your things and climbing to the back of the unit, consider how often you’ll need certain items and keep them closer to the front. As much as we love our customers, we know that they have busy lives and want to get back on the road as soon as possible. 

Why stop there? As we said, maximising your efficiency is part of mastering the ways of self-storage. Why not fully organise your unit with a simple inventory list and storage map? 

What Is An Inventory List and Storage Map?

While creating an inventory list and storage improves efficiency and convenience, it can actually provide a heightened level of protection for your belongings. Picture this: You arrive at your storage unit but can’t remember which box holds a particular item. As a result, you end up rummaging through every box, rearranging items and increasing the risk of objects falling and breaking.

Alternatively, you can create a detailed map of your stored items and then avoid this unnecessary chaos and reduce the risk of making errors. Spending less time shuffling boxes will also decrease the likelihood of something being misplaced or lost altogether. So, take a moment to create a map and inventory list to enjoy the added peace of mind of knowing that your items are secure and organised.

Commonly, people will create maps based on the following: 

  • Seasonality of items e.g. winter, summer, etc.
  • Most used to least used 
  • Areas of the house e.g. kitchen, bathroom, etc. 
  • Different departments of your business

For a more comprehensive look, please read – “How To Organise Your Self-Storage Unit For Easy Access

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 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, Rotorua, Hamilton, Wellington, Palmerston North, Gisborne, Levin, Nelson, Waihi, Whakatane, New Plymouth, Cambridge, Otaki, Ashburton, Bulls and Timaru.

Our self-storage units are the perfect solution for those moving houses, renovating, 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.