Monday, 26 July 2021

Why We Love Physical Books?



“A Room Without Books Is Like A Body Without A Soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Ask the book lovers what Books mean to them, the answer would be ‘Everything’! The emotions, the love, the nostalgia one feels after owning or reading a book is ineffable. 

Due to technological advancement, E-Books have become popular on mobiles and tablets. Though they are easily portable and available, they can never replace the essence of real books. 

There are plenty of reasons to love physical books more than e-books - its touch, smells, emotions it brings in, the positivity it spreads and much more.


Physical Touch



One of the best features of the physical book is its physical touch. The books and their cover are so appalling that book lovers can not resist buying them. The feeling one receives while flipping the pages of the book is more satisfying.  


Brings In Positivity 

Books bring positivity to the home as this paves the way to knowledge. Knowledge is an asset that no one can steal from you. Bookshelves on the wall can also beautify your house and brings in an aura of happiness.


Book Smell 



The delightful smell of the book brings immense happiness and pleasure which electronic books can never give. One deep whiff and it gives you an overwhelming feeling of bliss! Especially, if the book is old!


Reduce The Screen Time



By continuously watching the screen for a long time can strain your eyes. This can result in headaches, thus affecting the brain’s performance. But this is not the case with physical books. You can read books for hours without harming your health. 


Better Focus 

When you are reading from a tab or phone, you will get distracted by pop-ups, notifications, calls, messages and others. But, this doesn’t happen with physical books. The key purpose of books is to enhance your focus. 


For Better Development

Books help in improving one’s vocabulary. When one stumbles upon a new word while reading a book, they will try to find more information about the meaning of that word. The curiosity to learn more will make the person read more. Also, it helps children to visualise things as they read hence enhancing their brain functionalities. Memory power also magnifies.


Best Friend

Books can be your best friend as they will never leave your side unless you misplace them. It helps you escape harsh reality into the world of magic, imagination and fantasy! Books improve your mood and can even help you come out of stress.


As A Gift



Books can be a fantastic option for gifting it to people. Books help in connecting with people it caters for spreading knowledge. But, they can only be given to those who love to read.


Visiting BookStore



By visiting bookstores, one can explore new and appalling books and interact with more people. The aura of bookstores is extremely friendly and comforting, making you feel to keep reading more books

Though there are many positives of having an e-book such as easy handling and easy accessibility, the ecstasy experience of owning and reading a physical book is just irreplaceable!

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

How To Become An Eco-Friendly Company?


Eco-Friendly Companies are the companies that do their business without much harming the environment. Numerous companies have come forward to adopt this eco-friendly model to conduct their business, which can be quite beneficial not only for the companies but also for the environment and their customers. These days customers have become more conscious about the brands that have an impact on the environment. 

Some of the eco-friendly business practices that companies should embrace are as follows.


1. Digital Communication



Rather than using papers and increasing the printing and paper stacking costs, it is better to use digital communication services like Email or Cloud-based Networks, messaging apps, notepads, etc for working operations. By going paperless, more trees could be saved, thus impacting less on the environment. 


2. Recycle Bins At Every Corner



Encourage your staff to throw the garbage in the recycle bins. Such an act will lessen the mess around the office and maintain cleanliness around. Also, keep different bins for wet and dry garbage so that segregation of waste will be easy. 


3. Use Of Energy-Saving Appliances

The use of old electronic appliances can eat up more electricity, thus increasing your energy bill. By using new and sophisticated energy-saving devices like CFL Lights, which consumes less power, one will be able to save the power and its cost. Keep a regular check on your aircon to make sure they are set in the standard temperature. Also, make sure to switch off the gadgets and other electronics when not in use. 


4. Avoid Plastic Bottled Water

Plastics are not biodegradable items. They do not decompose in the soil but spread more toxics in them. Hence, it is better to avoid using fewer plastics and their products. Replace plastic bottles with steel or copper bottles and install a water filter near the office sink that can help in providing clean and cool water to the employees. 


5. Work From Home


Due to technological boost, the telecommunication network has strengthened. One of the advantages of this is that people now can even Work From Home if they have good wi-fi or hotspot. If employees work from their homes, the utility cost will go down.

6. Reuse of Ink Cartridges

As ink cartridges are made from plastic, they are non-biodegradable. But, they can be refilled thrice. So rather than throwing them away, fill them back. 


7. Recycle Electronics

E-waste is the need of the hour. Electronic scrap should be refrained from being dumped on the ground because it can turn the soil toxic, as it contains harmful chemicals. Companies must donate their old electronics items to an E-waste scrapyard where they are recycled.  


8. Solar Power Electronic Devices.


Solar Power is clean energy and can be used for diverse appliances. Appliances that use this energy have a low maintenance cost plus the electricity cost gradually goes down.

Being eco-friendly is also a part of Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR)

When these businesses accept their responsibility towards the environment and assess their carbon footprint, the customers’ trust in them strengthens ending up, buying the goods and services of such responsible brands. This way, their brand image improves, their utility costs decrease, the demand for goods and services increases thus, maximizing the profit.  

Friday, 16 July 2021

Tips for Storage & Organising Baby Clothes

When a newborn baby arrives home, all we can think of is baby food, clothes, bedsheets, toys, etc. How much ever shopping we do for a baby, tends to be less. But we still buy or be gifted with new things.

Well-organized is the one, where you can grab everything in one go. A crying baby may not give you much time to look for things for more than a minute or two. So everything should be well categorized, this will create less confusion.

Keep your baby’s wardrobe tidy and organized with these baby clothes storage ideas. Because you’re busy enough without having to dig through a disorganized heap for your favourite onesie.

Baby Clothes Organiser Ideas



It's rightly said, Google has answers to everything. Look for some virtual help. You will get a lot of options from buying to organizing techniques.

1. Ensure all items have been washed. 

Make sure that all new things are washed. In this tough time, make sure that the magic of new things doesn’t fade away due to small allergies or infections. Clothes are generally treated with chemicals and dyes that can cause allergic reactions, so be sure to wash all bub’s clothes to keep their sensitive skin safe.

2. Sort through sizes. 

Decide what exactly you want to sort things too. Type of cloths, or the size of cloths, or the colour. Whatever is your comfort sort and organize them accordingly.

3. Organize by size, type, and season. 

Don’t just stock up. Prioritize the required clothes as per season and age. Some people gift things with a view of growing kids. Store such things which are not required right now. 

Drawer Organisers



Organizing a drawer with clothes is easy but maintaining the same is a task. Drawers are perfect for baby clothes storage. Being so tiny, you can fit a lot of baby clothes and accessories into a set of drawers. But there is a risk of mix-up and things getting stuck while closing drawers.

Baby Wardrobe Dividers

There are many smart and economical options available online. Check the shopping options as per your convenience online and decide upon the best possible way to arrange things. This will make everything less time-consuming. Sectioning your baby’s wardrobe by size, type, and season, is easy with wardrobe dividers. 

You can also look for DIY using some cardboard from the Newsagency or craft store, some scissors, and a felt pen for labelling.

Over-Door Shoe Organisers

Baby shoes are tiny and soft. They can fit into small spaces also.

So you can use Over-the-door shoe hangers for nappies, nappy covers, onesies, and more.

These are especially great if you don’t have much space to work with and want to make the most of every inch you’ve got.

Baby Storage Baskets – 

These storage baskets are available in affordable materials and are easy to use. The baskets can be used for storing baby clothes you’re not reaching for on the regular. Pack them in the baskets, keep them at the bottom or top of your baby’s closet so they’re easy to access when you do need the contents. 

Vacuum-Sealed Bags –

Many clothes and toys are not used on regular basis, like the bodysuits, toys not their age, bedsheet and rugs in summer seasons, etc. Store these bulkier clothes in vacuum bags to give yourself some extra space.

Need to make some space for your baby? Get a self-storage unit. Discover our affordable, flexible options here and book today.

Friday, 9 July 2021

Moving In With You Parents Guide

Western culture turning its face to staying on its own and moving in with their parents have increased over a period of time. Fighting with rising monthly rent, lesser job opportunities, bills of a luxurious lifestyle, travellers’ life not requiring a permanent address, etc. there are many reasons millennials are opting for moving in with their parents.

It's no more taboo or uncool for people in their 20s and 30s to live with their parents.

Living with parents is a normal adulthood practice in many households but moving back in with them after moving out can bring mixed feelings – for you and your parents.

But whatever may be your reasons, if you are moving in with your parents again, these tips might help make it easier for everyone.



Be Grateful

In this world full of people looking for affection, parents are the most selfless people in your life. The least we could do is be grateful to them. That’s why they are welcoming you with open arms and hearts, But be grateful they’re welcoming you home with open arms, and that you have a safe (and cheap!) place to land when things don’t go as planned.

Have A Plan



Though parents are welcoming the pairing may not be always successful. Always have a plan and also a backup plan. 

Ask yourself certain doubtful questions in your mind, like:

  • How long do I plan to stay?
  • When will I know it’s time to move out?
  • What goals will I need to achieve in order to move out?
  • Where will I go when I leave?

Perhaps you’re waiting until you’ve found a steady job to move out. Or maybe you’re staying until you’ve saved for a house deposit.

Whatever your situation, having a solid plan and timeframe in mind will help you stay focused – and reassure your parents you won’t be sticking around forever.

Discuss Your Experience

Your return to your parents. They must have a lot of stories and experiences to share. They must be waiting for you to share with them your time away from them. Have an honest chat with your parents about your expectations during the arrangement – and ask them to share theirs.

Establish Ground Rules

You are not moving in with a person but a parent. Their idea of fun and peace may be different from yours. They may not like adult sleepovers or not want you making noise after 10pmor maybe dressing the show-stopping outfits. It's their place to respect them, give them time to understand the new you.

Discuss their comfort and adjust to it. Set some rules beneficial for both of you.

Pull Your Weight

Share the load! They are giving you a rent-free place to reside. Discussing expectations early on is a great way to get on the same page and start off on the right foot.

You have been an independent individual to date. After moving in with parents don’t expect them to do chores for you, rather share their financial as well physical load.

Maintain Your Routine



Moving back in with your parents can be a big change for your day-to-day – but it shouldn’t change everything.

As a bachelor, it was okay adjusting yourself to late hours of work and late mornings, but with parents follow a schedule. Of course, you’ll need to be considerate of your parents with how you go about it, but you don’t have to give up the life you love entirely. But you can always try to change or adapt to things which you can.

Keep Them In The Loop

You are still young, you can still continue to have fun. You don’t need anyone's permission to call your friends over or some barbeque nights or going clubbing or any such activities. But it’s courteous to let your parents know if you won’t be home for dinner or you’re heading off for the weekend. A quick text or call to let them know your plans will be much appreciated.

Make The Most Of It

You are moving on with your parents for a reason. Consider the reason prime goal. Work towards the source, path, and outcome. Make the most out of it and focus on your goals.

Save whatever you can. Take your time and hunt for that dream job. And most of all, take some time to spend with your parents. Getting to know them as an adult can be a wonderful thing.

Store whats not required

After all, you are moving out. There may be many things which your parents already have or maybe you don’t require due to place constraints. But store these things will be handy and necessary when you move out again. So rent a storage unit till you find a new place to call it your home. Get a free quote today.

Friday, 18 June 2021

How To Know The Right Storage Unit Size

Selecting the right storage size, as per the size of your belongings, becomes the foremost part of the storage process. Reason? To avoid paying for extra spaces that would be unused.  

Storage Units come in different sizes. A rough estimate of the size of the items you wish to store will accordingly help you to opt for the proper storage unit.  



Though, estimating the area required for the storage is not easy. A quick guide below can help you select the proper storage unit. 

*Perfect Guide The Right Storage Size* 

1. 5’ x 5’ft 

It is the smallest storage unit of a 25 sq. ft. area similar to a small walk-in closet that can store furniture like chairs, desks, full-size mattress, or 5 to 8 boxes. 

2. 5’ x 10’ ft 

It has 50 sq. ft space and can store items for a Studio or a Small Apartment like boxes or couch or a queen or king mattress or a small car, or motorbike. 

3. 10’ x 10’ft 

Its area is 100sq ft and can house items of One bedroom apartment or a big studio apartment like kitchen or dining room furniture or some contents of bedrooms. 

4. 10’ x 15’ 

It is around 150 sq. ft large and can keep the contents for a two-bedroom apartment like some furniture or kitchen appliances or a small vehicle. 

5. 10’ x 20’ 

Around 200sq.ft in size, it can store items for a small 2BHK or a car.  

6. 10’ x 30’ 

The area is around 300 sq. ft and is perfect for storing contents for two or three-bedroom apartments or a vehicle or a small boat.  

7. 15’ x 20’ 

The area is 300sq.ft and can store contents for 3 or 4 BHK or boats and other vehicles. 

8. 17’ x 20’ 

Being 340sq.ft in area, it houses almost all the household items or vehicles like boats or jet skis, bikes or cars or ATVs.  

9. 20’ x 20’ 

With a 400 sq. ft area, it is ideal to store items for a two-bedroom apartment or some compact vehicles.  

*Du Store*  

An ideal storage guide is something that will help choose the accurate storage unit for your contents, saving you precarious time, money and energy. And, Du- Store has exactly the one! 

For any storage requirements call us on 050 4592216 or visit our website to book your space now!

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Wet Storage Or Dry Storage?

If you own a boat, all you would want is to keep your precious boat safe and damage-free. One pivotal aspect for safeguarding the boat is storing it. There are two types of boat storage - Wet Storage and Dry Storage. 

But, which option to opt for that would prove to be safe and reasonable for storing a boat? Here are some information and the pros and cons of a Wet and Dry Storage. 

*WET STORAGE*

Wet Storage is where you store or park your boat on the water. The best example of Wet Storage is Boat Slip.

A Boat Slip is a walkway parking space where individual boats are placed when not in use. It is U-shaped as there are walkways on its three sides.

*BENEFITS OF WET STORAGE* 

1. Affordable, easily accessible, convenient and compact storage solution for boats as it takes little space. 

2. Boarding easier from the Slip as it is tethered tightly to multiple moors of the Slip and the chances of damage are minimum is also less.

3. Easy access to the boat.

*DRAWBACKS OF WET STORAGE*

1. Weathering as they are exposed to sun and rains continuously and get damaged, thus increasing the maintenance costs. 

2. Increase in maintenance costs of costs as more prone to climatic conditions.

*Dry Storage*



In Dry Storage, boats are stored out of the water either on open or closed racks in a warehouse. These warehouses can be near as well as away from the marina. This type of storage is useful during the off-season and when the boat is not in use for a long period.

*BENEFITS OF DRY STORAGE* 

1. Protects the boats from weathering giving them more shelf life. 

2. As there is less weathering, the maintenance cost also reduces.

3. When the boats are stored under strict surveillance, the chances of vandalism falls. 

*What Storage Du-Store Offers*

Dubai based storage facility, Du-Store, gives numerous amenities for  Dry Boat Storage. Be it aerated rooms, continuous CCTV surveillance, biometric access or upskilled staff. They offer the best services for the safety of the boats. 

Now you know where you can safely store your boat.


Monday, 14 June 2021

Unique Ideas For Packing Awkwardly Shaped Products

While shifting to a new house or storing some unused items in the storage, one thought that troubles your mind is how you will wrap fragile and awkward items. 

These items could be glass products like crockeries, mirrors, furniture like chandeliers, cupboards, vehicles like vintage cars and motorbikes, tools and electronic products like TV, Fridge, machines,  precious collections like pottery or paintings and many more.


One has to be cautious when packing such items as they might be huge or precious or have sharper edges. So how to securely pack them? How to protect them from any severe damage? So many questions linger in your mind.

But, wait! Take a deep breath and calm your nerves down. Below are some ideas that might be useful in packing these products:

Essential materials

The most important tip is to have all the essential materials for packing the items like bubble wrap, packing tape, clothing, blankets, pillows, or Styrofoam, waterproofed containers, good quality and custom made cardboard boxes that are strong enough to bear the weight of your items that will absorb the shock and protect the items from the fall. 

Labelling The Boxes

The boxes, holding glass items and tools, should be marked with their contents with necessary handling instructions in big, bold letters.

Disassemble Into Smaller Components 

Items like tools, chandeliers, furniture needs dismantle for easy packaging. 

Large Storage Container 

All huge items such as lamps, cupboards and cabinets require more precaution. Foams can cover their base and the corners and protect them from any harm. 

Small Storage Container



Small items like glassware, silverware and tools are easy to be wrapped with bubble wraps, clothes and blankets.

Be Careful of Sharp Edges 

While packing the products, do make sure no sharp edges are pointing out and if they are, cushion them with soft clothes.

Hollow And Cylindrical Objects



Hollow objects should be stuff with clothes or cushion from inside to shield them from both sides. When it comes to cylindrical and round objects like tires or pipes, wrap them with paper and place them in large plastic bags instead of boxes. 

While placing these items in the boxes, make sure they are well padded with clothes or foam to fill in the extra spaces of the box, preventing them from shifting inside during the transit.

*AT DU-STORE*

Du-Store, an ISO certified storage company of Dubai, offers the best storage units for personal items in Dubai where you can keep your belongings for a short or long period. 

These units are under 24/7 surveillance and give free accesses to their customers. They are spacious and well-ventilated rooms and also protect the items from all weather conditions. They also provide quality packing materials like Foam Protectors, Bubble Wraps, Packing Papers, Heavy Duty Tapes, Covers, Trolleys and much more. Their packers are well trained and know how to handle fragile and valuable contents.

So when in Dubai, you know whom you can approach for packing awkward shape items!

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Where To Store Your Vehicle While You Go On Vacation

When you are heading for a vacation, a thought always crosses your mind - where you will keep your vehicles -  in your garage, at the airport or somewhere else? 

If you are considering the first two options, the chances of theft and maintenance problems are high. Wouldn’t it be better if you could keep your car in a secure storage facility that will not only fulfil your maintenance demand but will also give protection to it?

There are many secure car storage facilities available in the Dubai market. But, which one to choose should depend on few criteria. 


  • Security




Your vehicles need a highly secured storage facility that will ensure their safety. Go for the facility that will provide 24×7 security storage units via monitored CCTV cameras at every entry and exit. These may stop any manhandling, theft or damage to the vehicles.


  • Maintenance


Be it vintage or normal car or a motorboat they need climate-controlled storage to safeguard them against extreme temperature fluctuations. Opt for those facilities that provide AC or non AC storage units. Some facilities also offer Vehicle Insurances to their customers.



  • Varieties of Storage Size


Choose a storage facility that will offer different size storage units for varied vehicles like cars, motorboats, bikes and trucks. Such various options help you in choosing the perfect storage unit for your vehicles. 


  • Cost


Compare costs of various storage facilities. Then, accordingly, select the right one which offers top-notch services at reasonable prices. 


  • Customer Services:




Quick customer services will help in resolving your queries and doubts. Choose the one that employs well-trained employees. Plus, 24/7 access to the storage units for the customers will benefit more.


  • Du- Store:


If you are looking for a storage unit that will provide all the above amenities in Dubai, Du-Store is your one-stop shop answer.


It is an ISO certified company and exclusively offers storage facilities for commercial, personal, business, warehouse and vehicle storage purposes. They give flexible short and long term contracts for 1month, 3months, 6months and 12months. They also provide Third Party Brokerage.


The store gives excellent Vehicle Storage Units of different sizes, from small or large, for various types of cars, motorboats, motorbikes, Av’s, Trucks, Trailers and RC’s. These units are well-equipped with temperature-controlled systems.


The company promises to safeguard its customers’ vehicles by providing


  1. 24/7 CCTV facility, 

  2. Vigilant Security Guards, 

  3. Alarm System, 

  4. Biometric access to the customers, and 

  5. Fire Detection and Sprinkler Systems. 


So, next time when you are going on your vacation, you know where you can store your vehicles… Du-Store!

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Type of storage for cars

 

So you bought a new car and realized that there is no space for the car in your garage. Alternatively, you realized that the limited space in your garage would not provide adequate safety to your valuable car. Or, you need to go out away for a couple of months to a year and are worried about the security of your car. These situations call for renting a car storage facility. But the question is, how will you determine the ideal car storage facility for your car? Let’s take a look at the different types of car storage facilities that are available today!

The different types of car storage facilities available today are outdoor, non-climate controlled indoor storage and climate-controlled indoor storage.



Outdoor storage: As the name suggests, outdoor storage provides you with an outdoor space for parking your car. This is the least expensive type of car storage facility and is often used when you don’t have garage space for the car you take to work. These types of storage facilities often provide a protective overhead cover for your car but the car will still be exposed to the elements of nature, such as sun and rain. If you choose this type of storage, you should buy a durable car cover that can prevent damage to sensitive car parts.


Non-climate controlled indoor storage: Non-climate controlled indoor storage provides an enclosed space, with a roof and doors for storing your car. This space provides protection from harsh weather elements and is, therefore, more expensive than outdoor storage. However, such a storage facility still leaves your car susceptible to climatic conditions such as humidity and hot weather. As a result, this type of storage facility is best for storing cars that you do not use too frequently or when you are going on long or short trips overseas or interstate and want to safeguard your car.


Climate controlled indoor storage: This is one of the best types of car storage facilities available today and is, predictably, the most expensive of the three types of storage. This type of car storage provides the best protection for your car as it protects it from harsh weather elements and climatic hazards such as temperature fluctuations and humidity. Because of the air conditioning provided in such storage facilities, you can ensure that your expensive or vintage cars can be safe. You will also not need to worry about leaving your car for long periods of time. This type of storage can also be used to store other items that might be sensitive to climatic changes.


But before you select the storage type you want, you would also need to determine the type of available security and the frequency with which you can access your car. So good luck!

 

Thursday, 20 May 2021

6 steps to transport your car cross country

I). Consider your options

A car can be transported in several ways to get your car from one side of the country to the other. Before choosing a company make sure you have explored all your options and criteria.

1. Drive your car


Many people ship their cars because they don’t want to drive them—but that’s still an option you can consider. The costs for driving your car are gas, food, and lodging.


2. Tow your car behind a rental truck



You’ve probably seen a U-Haul truck on the freeway towing a car behind it. Most cars can be transported on either a car trailer or a tow dolly (a mini-trailer with only two wheels). Both options are cheaper than professional cross-country vehicle shipping.


3. Sell your car

You can sell your car if you don’t have the time or money to drive or tow it. There isn’t much work involved in selling your car these days (thanks, internet), and you can put the cash toward moving expenses—or a replacement vehicle.

Selling your car is a drastic step, so we recommend it mainly if you don’t have the money to transport it, or if you’re already thinking about getting a new car.


II). Compare car shipping quotes

When choosing shipping co chooses wisely as per your requirement. Get a quote from various shipping companies. Ask them certain question likes what are your charges, no of days it will take, etc. Plan ahead. The price goes down if you give the shipping company a couple of weeks of notice to deliver your car.


III). Choose a company

After you get several quotes, pick the car shipping company that best fits your needs. Price is important, of course, but you also want to consider things like customer service and delivery time.

  • Low prices

It’s essential to get several quotes so you can find the lowest price. Make a list of all your specific transport needs and compare rates to determine the lowest price.

  • Fast delivery

Some car shipping companies are faster than others. If you ask about shipping timelines, you can compare estimates just like you do for pricing.

  • Excellent customer service



You should have a good sense of a company’s customer service after calling for quotes, but make sure to take a few minutes to check online reviews too. You don’t want to get stuck with long hold times, rude customer service reps, or unprofessional drivers.

 

4. Prepare your car for pickup

The auto transport service will pick up your car when it’s ready for shipment. The driver will load your car onto the truck and then hit the road. Before you wave goodbye, knock out some important items on your car shipping checklist:

  •  Ensure your car is driveable. Your car needs to be driveable. Be sure to check your tires and battery. And top off your oil and fluids.
  • Test your emergency brake. Car shipping companies won’t take your car if it doesn’t work.
  • Make sure your gas tank is less than one-quarter full. The more gas your car has, the more it weighs (the more it costs to transport it). 
  • Remove attachments. Get rid of bike racks, antennas, and anything else that could fall off or break during shipment.
  • Wash your car. It’s easier to identify damage if your car is clean, which is why this is a critical step in getting your car ready to ship.
  • Disable your alarm. It can annoy your driver if it goes off.
  • Deactivate your electronic toll pass. You still get charged for tolls if your device is on.


5. Select the insurance coverage

Shipping companies have impressive safety records, but accidents happen. You want to have adequate insurance coverage just in case.

All transport companies are required to carry basic insurance. However, some offer extra free coverage.

Car Direct’s gap coverage means the company pays $500 toward your deductible if your insurance company denies your claim.


6. Check for damage upon delivery

Your car isn’t likely to get damaged but you need to look and make sure. The car shipping companies want you to sign the document at pickup so you can’t claim pre-existing damage as their fault.

If you don’t document the damage (take pictures and write a description), then the car shipping company can say it’s not their fault. And that makes it nearly impossible to file an insurance claim.

We’ve put together an auto transport insurance guide to walk you through the process—and break down the big words insurance companies use.


Thursday, 13 May 2021

How to select a storage unit for antiques

 

Antiques are usually either passed down from generation or bought for a price costing a fortune. No matter how the antique was acquired, it's important how we preserve its value as they need to be stored properly. 


A self-storage unit is a great place to store antique furniture items, and several things need to be considered when choosing the right self-storage facility for properly storing antique furniture.


1. Temperature control within the storage unit is essential. When making a comparison between facilities, ask about the availability of climate control. Climate control uses central air and heat to maintain a temperature that perfects for the items stored in the unit. Some antiques are made with natural colours, which may be damaged if not stored at the required temperature.


2. Accessibility is important when choosing a facility as well. 




The main precaution to be taken while carrying an antique is the physical damage that can be caused. I will not only reduce the beauty as well as the value. So make sure you hire a professional and reputed company to drop the item at the unit. When storing antique furniture in an indoor storage facility, it is best to rent a unit on the ground floor. If the unit is on an upper level, the use of an elevator can reduce the possibility of the antique item becoming scratched or dented. 


3. Security is a must when we think of storing an antique. Self-storage offers facilities that offer greater protection than storage in the home as it has 24 X 7 security with guards and CCTV, alarms, fences, and other safety devices installed.



4. Insurance is provided with an extra cost, we suggest you get one to double secure it from burglary, fire, smoke, and various natural disasters.


 


Fragile items such as antique furniture with mirrors and large framed pictures should be wrapped carefully with protective wrappings, such as bubble wrap. Blankets, sheets, or felt can also be used to protect these antique furniture items from being damaged while in storage.

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Business you can run from a storage unit

Online Seller

Selling online is already a very serious and time-consuming business, as you need to print various reports, do labelling, packing. All these things require a storage place. We are sure you don’t want your house to become an order fulfilment centre. Whether you’re selling goods on eBay, Amazon or Etsy, cluttering up your home with products is never the solution.

A self-storage unit can safely store your merchandise in a better way, making it easy for you to function.

Arts and Crafts



In today’s world lot of house old business have emerged as a powerhouse, supporting sustainability and handwork. It can be challenging to find the right place to both stores the raw materials and the final products but to also craft those products in the first place.

So, whether you need a place to store your finished products before the sale or you need space to keep your crafting supplies, self-storage can help.


Theatre Company



When you think of storage units, theatre is probably not what comes to mind. However, a storage unit can provide a world of benefit to businesses in the arts, such as theatre. Whether it is costumes, props, backdrops, lighting, sound equipment etc a storage unit can provide you with the space to store it all and keep everything secure and protected.


Independent Publishing House



Independent publishers will deal with a lot of stock like books, brochures, magazines and pamphlets. Before shipping these materials or distributing them to retailers, you need a place to store, sort and label everything. A self-storage unit will give you all the required space you need and ensure that your products remain safe and don’t get damaged.


Contractor

Contractors, like landscapers, can benefit from a spacious and safe place to store their equipment, supplies and tools. Not only is landscaping equipment expensive, but it’s also bulky and not easy to keep at home if you don’t have a safe space. This could be anything from lawnmowers, ladders, leaf blowers or woodchippers. Rather than disrupt your home life, store your equipment in a self-storage unit to keep it safe and secure.

 

Fashion Designer/Rental



With a self-storage unit store all your materials at the same time. May it be a season collection or a bulk order? Store everything till the delivery date.

You can also store the huge machine and equipment in the storage which is not required or need of the hour, giving your more space at your studio. You can also set up a rental studio of clothes, where you can store all the outfits pre and post-delivery.


Event Organiser



Event organisers do not require a place to function. They can starts their office virtually. The main aspect of the industry is pure creativity.

What they require is a storage unit to store all their files and d├ęcor items. From huge sets, lighting equipment to decorative set elements, all can be stored in a storage unit.

Our storage units are perfect for business use. Whether you need to work from them or are using them for storage alone, they can take away the stress of running your business and ensure you only need to focus on your day-to-day activities.

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Storage Units - The present and future. Why?

The economic scenario has experienced a lot of shades due to covid 19. This had in turn impacted the salaries, job security, income generation, and other such factors to a great extent. These factors have changed the space renting concept completely. Officers and individuals are both choosing storage units as their option over renting a full apartment or godown.

 

We researched the future of storage and the factor affecting it. We came across some interesting factors:

 

1. Upcoming new profession

 

Changing youth had given birth to a new and varied profession that requires extensive travel. A profession like a travel blogger, digital marketer, motivational speaker, etc does not require a brick-and-mortar office. People realized that after the Covid 19 spread across the world, where people started working remotely on a laptop. Because of this many have opted for a rental storage unit over a rented apartment.


2.      Layoff in the industry:

 


The layoff in today’s economic scenario is a very common practice. Many huge colongmorates have laid-off employees. It then when people have switched to houses with a smaller area. Shifting in smaller houses reduces the cost of living due to a reduction in rent to be paid. The space being smaller the extra belongings need to be stored somewhere. Storage units are a great option for this problem, as we are unaware of the situation going to end.


3. Salary Reduction:



When a person buys a house or car or any luxury item, it generally keeping in mind the future increments and current liabilities. But in the Covid scenario, people are working on almost half salaries. So many have now decided to shift to smaller places or economical societies or even to other countries offering a better salary. The situation though is not permanent but is unfortunate and has no fixed tenure. Many people have started storing belongings in storage units before moving out or deciding to do so.

4. Low maintenance

 

The storage facilities are budget-friendly, well maintained, temperature-controlled, 24*7 access, etc. These features promote flexibility and low maintenance on part of the client. It makes it hassle-free as well as economical. The reason more and more people are opting for this trend is the not commitment feature, i.e you can avail their facility for as much time as required and later get it renewed for want to extend the period. 

5. Vacant office

 

As the offices are now vacant due to the option of work from home, these offices have become a financial burden to many landowners. Many have now researched the benefit of converting these empty offices into storage units and open spaces into warehouses due to the increase in e-commerce companies, pharma companies, packed food industry, etc. So, the storage unit is not only going to be a solution but also the source of income for many left with empty offices and open lands.

6. Rising trend 

 


All the above-mentioned factors indicate it is more of necessity than a convenience. There are going to be more and more of such growing profession, the shift in the economy leading more of such moving public and many more such factors. The concept of permanent residency has been replaced by global citizenship. Many have now realized working for travel can be interesting. People have become smarter, reducing rent can compensate for their reduced salaries.

Considering the above factors choosing a storage unit and warehousing is going to be the future for not only institutions but also a landowner.