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How Much Self-Storage Space Do You Actually Need?
How Much Self-Storage Space Do You Actually Need?
27 October 2021 SQ Digital

If you’ve found yourself in a position where you’re considering renting out a self-storage unit, the next question you need to ask yourself is how much self-storage space do you actually need? Whether you’re going through a house move or decluttering, are a student moving back home from university, or you need somewhere to keep … Continued...

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What Makes Edinburgh Such a Fantastic Place to Live and Work In
What Makes Edinburgh Such a Fantastic Place to Live and Work In
19 October 2021 kangarooselfstorage

If you’re planning a move to Scotland, you could do a lot worse than choosing Edinburgh as your new home. The country’s capital is compact, charismatic, and bursting with culture. Edinburgh is full of beautiful historic buildings, winding alleys and cosy pubs, and the locals are so friendly you’ll never feel alone. Known as the … Continued...

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How to Store Collectables and Memorabilia Safely
How to Store Collectables and Memorabilia Safely
12 October 2021 kangarooselfstorage

Whatever you collect – records, figurines, comic books, trading, vintage toys or anything in between, your collection is probably your pride a joy. Memorabilia collections are the culmination of years of searching, haggling and patience and most people want to keep their collectables in mint condition whenever possible. Today we’re going to explore how to … Continued...

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We’ve Achieved The Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award!
We’ve Achieved The Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award!
05 October 2021 kangarooselfstorage

We are delighted to let you know that Kangaroo Self Storage has gained the highest service award by well-known review site, Feefo.   All our self storage stores across Scotland in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee have won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award.  An independent seal of excellence, the verified award recognises businesses for delivering … Continued...

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Coronavirus Update
Coronavirus Update
17 September 2021 kangarooselfstorage

As Coronavirus guidelines ease, the following measures remain in place across our stores as we continue to safeguard the health and safety of our staff, customers and suppliers. Kangaroo Self Storage encourages you to get in touch with your store team directly if you have any questions. They can be reached on T: 0800 012 … Continued...

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What to Do with Cardboard Boxes Once You’ve Used Them
What to Do with Cardboard Boxes Once You’ve Used Them
26 August 2021 kangarooselfstorage

Cardboard boxes are an essential part of any house move – it’s hard to do it without them! Once the move is over though, you’ll likely be left with mountains of empty boxes that are taking up a lot of space and getting in the way in your new home. If you’ve rented out self … Continued...

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What Makes Dundee Such a Fantastic Place to Live and Work In
What Makes Dundee Such a Fantastic Place to Live and Work In
09 August 2021 kangarooselfstorage

Beloved actor, comedian and writer Stephen Fry once said, “Dundee’s setting is probably more extraordinary than any other city in Scotland or Britain. It is about ideal, as ludicrously ideal, as any city setting could be.” – and we agree wholeheartedly! The city holds a special place in our hearts – Kangaroo Self Storage in … Continued...

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What Makes Glasgow Such a Fantastic Place to Live and Work In
What Makes Glasgow Such a Fantastic Place to Live and Work In
07 July 2021 kangarooselfstorage

Kangaroo Self Storage started life in Dundee, with the first storage centre opening in 2005. Since then, the company has continued to grow, offering business, student and household self storage in Glasgow, as well as Edinburgh and Dundee. In this series of blogs, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the cities … Continued...

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15 Businesses You Can Run Out of a Storage Unit
15 Businesses You Can Run Out of a Storage Unit
18 June 2021 kangarooselfstorage

Did you know you can run a business from a storage unit? At Kangaroo Self Storage, we offer plenty of units for clients in need of business storage, as well as clients who need office space or somewhere to keep their stock. You don’t have to let paperwork overtake your home – instead, opt for … Continued...

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24-Hour Services at Glasgow
24-Hour Services at Glasgow
25 May 2021 kangarooselfstorage

Here at Kangaroo Self Storage, we are delighted to offer our customers incredible service when they store their belongings with us. It’s why we have such great reviews from so many people. We continually strive to improve our services wherever possible, and now we’re delighted to announce that we’ve done just that. We want to … Continued...

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Checklist for People Moving to a New House
Checklist for People Moving to a New House
04 May 2021 kangarooselfstorage

Moving to a new house is a very exciting but scary time. Moving to a new place brings massive life changes, there are so many things to do in preparation. Giving yourself plenty of time to prepare for any issues, however, can help minimise stress. As there are so many things to keep track of … Continued...

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What Can You Fit in a Storage Unit?
What Can You Fit in a Storage Unit?
30 April 2021 kangarooselfstorage

Do you have belongings piling up that need to go into storage, but you don’t know what size storage unit to get? Well, today, we’re going to help you discover what fits in a storage unit here at Kangaroo Self Storage, so you know what kind of unit you need. All our units are clean, … Continued...

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New CFO Joins Kangaroo Self-Storage
New CFO Joins Kangaroo Self-Storage
16 April 2021 kangarooselfstorage

Kangaroo Self-Storage has just appointed Bryan Lee as our new Chief Financial Officer. Bryan has almost 25 years of experience in industry and commerce and has held leadership positions in a range of businesses, from household names to those private-equity-backed and family-owned....

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Introducing Our Online Check-In
Introducing Our Online Check-In
13 April 2021 kangarooselfstorage

At Kangaroo Self Storage, we’re always looking for ways to make our self-storage services as convenient as possible for our customers. We don’t believe that putting things in storage needs to be a hassle, which is why we’re delighted to introduce our new online check-in system. Instead of calling to book a storage unit, you … Continued...

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Importance of Great Customer Service for Kangaroo Self Storage
Importance of Great Customer Service for Kangaroo Self Storage
30 March 2021 kangarooselfstorage

At Kangaroo Self Storage, we believe in offering our customers the best possible service. Whether you’re looking for domestic storage, student storage or business storage, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. So, we will always endeavour to meet and surpass your expectations. Take a look at how essential customer service is … Continued...

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How Storage is Helping Businesses Move Online
How Storage is Helping Businesses Move Online
18 March 2021 kangarooselfstorage

The number of businesses online has been rising for a long time. 2020 saw a boom in online businesses like no other. According to Growth Intelligence, more than 85,000 businesses launched online stores or joined the online marketplace in the first few months following the first lockdown. In a post-pandemic era, businesses need to be … Continued...

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Kangaroo Self Storage Charity Work 2020
Kangaroo Self Storage Charity Work 2020
04 January 2021 kangarooselfstorage

We’ve supported charities within the Kangaroo Self Storage group with up to £3,777 in donations and discounted storage throughout 2020. To ensure that our charities can provide support across the area, we’re also delighted to offer one of our vans to help with any logistical needs. At each of our stores across the country, our … Continued...

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Christmas & New Year Opening Times
Christmas & New Year Opening Times
21 December 2020 kangarooselfstorage

The team here at Kangaroo Storage would like to wish all of our valued customers a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! It means the world to us that you choose to use our services, and we have been working tirelessly to ensure your storage solutions haven’t been interrupted despite the challenging year … Continued...

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Top Ways Self-Storage Can Help When Moving House
Top Ways Self-Storage Can Help When Moving House
15 December 2020 kangarooselfstorage

Moving to a new house can be a very stressful time, but also exciting – and self-storage can help every step of the way. Putting your belongings into storage can save time and money, and provide a safe place to store your things while you focus on moving home. At Kangaroo Self Storage, we’ve helped … Continued...

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Can You Use A Self Storage Unit as An Office?
Can You Use A Self Storage Unit as An Office?
20 November 2020 kangarooselfstorage

When starting a new business, every penny counts, which is why so many new companies start at home. Working from home can save you money, but you can quickly run out of space, especially with the whole family spending more time at home these days. Renting or outright buying an office space is a costly … Continued...

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Different Kinds of Self-Storage: Which One is Right for You?
Different Kinds of Self-Storage: Which One is Right for You?
02 November 2020 kangarooselfstorage

At Kangaroo Self Storage, we have a wide range of storage options available for those who need business storage, domestic storage and student storage. So, you can be assured that you will always be able to find what you need with Kangaroo. However, as we have so many different kinds of storage option, it can … Continued...

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Your Business ‘To Do’ List for Storing Items
Your Business ‘To Do’ List for Storing Items
22 September 2020 kangarooselfstorage

As the UK lockdown starts to ease and businesses can get back to operating fully, you’re probably making plans to ensure that you’re premises are compliant with the latest guidelines. Here is where you could benefit from flexible business storage. Surplus furniture in your place of business may make it tricky to ensure that customers … Continued...

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Top Reasons to Choose Short-Term Storage
Top Reasons to Choose Short-Term Storage
09 September 2020 kangarooselfstorage

Short-term storage is perfect for those who only need storage space for a few days or weeks and who do not want to be tied into a lengthy contract. At Kangaroo Self Storage, we believe that our customers should not be paying for a unit for longer than they need it. So, that’s why we … Continued...

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Rethinking the Traditional Office: How Office Spaces Will Change
Rethinking the Traditional Office: How Office Spaces Will Change
10 August 2020 kangarooselfstorage

Everything we know about office working is changing. While many people would already work from home, the coffee shop or a bench, they still typically had a permanent office base to go to. However, because of Coronavirus, traditional office requirements are changing. Many people who thought working from home was impossible due to the nature … Continued...

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Keep Your Business Flexible with Self-Storage
Keep Your Business Flexible with Self-Storage
03 August 2020 kangarooselfstorage

With business everywhere having to make some stark changes recently, there has never been a better time to consider business storage for your company. Covid-19 has completely transformed the way businesses in every sector operate. From more stringent hygiene regimes for those in offices and other traditional places of work, to new rotas to accommodate … Continued...

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Looking for a Fun Activity? Colour-in Our Kangaroo!
Looking for a Fun Activity? Colour-in Our Kangaroo!
31 July 2020 kangarooselfstorage

Looking for activities to occupy the kids with this summer? Why not have them colour-in our kangaroo mascot?...

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Help Us Name Our Mascot! (Competition)
31 July 2020 kangarooselfstorage

Can you help us at Kangaroo Self Storage to name our new mascot? We’re looking to give a name to our reimagined kangaroo mascot, and we need your help. That’s why we’ve decided to put it to the public and ask you to vote for your favourite name for our furry friend....

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Create the Perfect Workspace Out of Your Spare Room
Create the Perfect Workspace Out of Your Spare Room
18 May 2020 kangarooselfstorage

Working from home can help you to boost your productivity, especially because you don’t have a commute or travel costs; this makes it a great option for small business owners or sole traders. However, working from home can have some downsides too – mainly, how difficult it is to focus if there are distractions around … Continued...

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Our 5 Best Springs Cleaning Hacks
Our 5 Best Springs Cleaning Hacks
07 May 2020 kangarooselfstorage

If all that clutter that seems to have piled up over the winter months has pushed you to breaking point, it’s probably time for a good old spring clean. And with many of us stuck in our homes for the foreseeable, what better time to tackle all that junk?...

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How Can Businesses Carry on as Normal as Possible?
How Can Businesses Carry on as Normal as Possible?
30 April 2020 kangarooselfstorage

For many business owners, this is a time of much uncertainty. Carrying on as normal as possible may seem difficult, or downright impossible, with everything that’s going on at the moment; however, while there is no denying that things have changed, one thing hasn’t: you can still run your business from your storage unit....

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How to Turn Your Attic into a Room You Really Need
How to Turn Your Attic into a Room You Really Need
01 April 2020 kangarooselfstorage

How much useless junk do you have stuffed away in your attic? Do you really need it all? Attics are such an underutilised space that have so much potential. Imagine having a whole room that gets used for nothing more than letting boxes of Christmas decorations and old photo albums get dusty. That wasted space … Continued...

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We’ve Made More Space At Our Edinburgh Store
We’ve Made More Space At Our Edinburgh Store
28 February 2020 kangarooselfstorage

At Kangaroo, we like to keep our customers updated on changes we make to our stores. And we’re delighted to announce that our Edinburgh store has more space available to rent. It’s now bigger and better than ever! Our Edinburgh store has about 50% more room! That’s 50% more space for our customers to safely … Continued...

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New Year, New You: Taking on 2020
New Year, New You: Taking on 2020
28 January 2020 kangarooselfstorage

As we steam ahead into 2020, you might still be thinking about how you can tackle the year and achieve your goals. For some people, setting goals for the new year means losing weight, reading more or giving up smoking. But goals don’t have to be about stopping or starting habits, particularly as most of … Continued...

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7 Things to Consider Before Choosing Business Storage
7 Things to Consider Before Choosing Business Storage
02 January 2020 kangarooselfstorage

At Kangaroo Self Storage, you will find the perfect storage unit for your business. Whether you own a start-up, run a charity or an established business, our business storage units in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow can help you to run your company. But how do you make sure you pick the right kind of storage … Continued...

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How to Store Christmas Decorations
How to Store Christmas Decorations
30 December 2019 kangarooselfstorage

Putting up the Christmas decorations is an exciting time. For many of us, it signals the true start to Christmas, and gets us ready and in the festive mood for the holidays. However, come January when it’s time to take it all down, all that festive joy, time and patience is well and truly gone. … Continued...

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How To Prepare Your House for the Cold Weather
How To Prepare Your House for the Cold Weather
27 December 2019 kangarooselfstorage

As it gets closer to the depths of winter, now is the time to sort out your home so it’s ready for those cold, long months ahead. And Kangaroo Self Storage is here to help. As we say goodbye to the last of the family visitors over Christmas and put away the fold up bed, … Continued...

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5 Helpful Tips to Make Moving in Together Painless
5 Helpful Tips to Make Moving in Together Painless
01 December 2019 kangarooselfstorage

Are you and your partner finally ready to take that big step and move in together? You’ve thought it over, talked through all the emotional aspects and now you’ve decided it’s the right time. But have you thought about the logistics? Combining all your possessions is going to create a mountain of belongings. What will … Continued...

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Christmas Opening Hours
Christmas Opening Hours
28 November 2019 kangarooselfstorage

Christmas is always a busy time of year. So, to help you get organised with your storage, here’s plenty of notice about our opening hours over the holiday season. Our Opening Hours over the Festive Period this year will be:   Saturday 7th December 9.00am – 3.00pm Sunday 8th December CLOSED *Our Dundee store will … Continued...

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Why You Should Retire to Scotland
Why You Should Retire to Scotland
20 November 2019 kangarooselfstorage

Scotland is a beautiful country in the United Kingdom with a population of around five and a half million. It has a vibrant, rich history that is both fascinating and complex, dating back as far as the arrival of the Roman Empire. Today, Scotland is known for many things including its stunning countryside, incredible castles, … Continued...

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7 Benefits of Self Storage
7 Benefits of Self Storage
08 November 2019 kangarooselfstorage

Self-storage with Kangaroo Self Storage is an affordable way to safely secure your belongings for as long as you need. Using self-storage can make a lot of things easier. It can take that pressure off the move in day during the house moving process; to just having somewhere to put things that you haven’t decided … Continued...

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11 Businesses You Can Run from Your Storage Unit
11 Businesses You Can Run from Your Storage Unit
08 October 2019 kangarooselfstorage

Charities, bookkeeping and eBay sellers, these are just a few of the different kinds of businesses that can be based in a storage unit. Instead of piling your kitchen table with paperwork or taking over your garage with stock, a storage unit can offer the perfect solution to keeping your work and home life separated. … Continued...

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Downsizing for Retirement? Here’s What You Need to Know
Downsizing for Retirement? Here’s What You Need to Know
07 October 2019 kangarooselfstorage

There are many reasons why you might decide to downsize as you head into retirement. You might want to move closer to your family and friends; your children are now independent adults, and you no longer need a house big enough to accommodate them; you like the idea of having a smaller house to take … Continued...

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How to Make That Student Accommodation Feel Like Home
How to Make That Student Accommodation Feel Like Home
26 September 2019 kangarooselfstorage

Moving into your student accommodation can be daunting. For many, it may be the first time you’ve ever spent any extended time away from home. But fear not, because with some simple decorating tips and tricks, you can make that uni accommodation feel like your very own bedroom in no time! Beat that homesickness with … Continued...

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The Final Leg of the Kilt Walk
The Final Leg of the Kilt Walk
12 September 2019 kangarooselfstorage

This Sunday, 15th September, members of our team will become The Smart Kangas for one last time this year. Their aim? To tackle the Edinburgh Kiltwalk, and complete three of the four 2019 kiltwalks. The team is taking part in ‘The Mighty Stride’ – the longest of three walks that make up #KiltwalkEdinburgh. Their 24 … Continued...

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Moving Out? Here’s How to Get Started
Moving Out? Here’s How to Get Started
21 August 2019 kangarooselfstorage

When you look around your home at the sheer number of belongings you own that need to be packed away for a move, it can be incredibly daunting. Suddenly you notice just how much stuff you’ve accumulated over the years. Did you always have four kitchen stools? You could have sworn you only bought three. … Continued...

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How to Get Your House Ready to Sell
How to Get Your House Ready to Sell
15 August 2019 kangarooselfstorage

7 Essentials to Get Your Home Sale-Ready   If you’re getting ready to put your house on the market, you’ll need to ensure your home looks its very best so you can secure a sale, and one that’s at the price your home deserves. So, how do you do it? Declutter Keep Your House Looking … Continued...

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Declutter Your Life: Student Edition
Declutter Your Life: Student Edition
19 July 2019 kangarooselfstorage

Being a student means many things: late nights, long lie-ins, plenty of coffee, ramen noodles, and making lifelong friends. Another indicator that you’re a real student is just how much stuff you have. When it’s time to move, you may think you’ll fit everything into one car load. But surprise! You have more things now … Continued...

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Clever Storage Ideas for Busy Homes
Clever Storage Ideas for Busy Homes
17 July 2019 kangarooselfstorage

When starting a family, it’s easy for the organisation of our homes to take a backseat to more important things. But once you’re settled in with a routine and everything’s calmed down, you may look around at the disorganised, cluttered mess that was once your home and ask yourself, what on earth happened? It happens … Continued...

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Planning that Perfect Gap Year
Planning that Perfect Gap Year
11 July 2019 kangarooselfstorage

Are you planning on travelling abroad for a year before entering the world of work? A gap year can be great for self-discovery, to explore new cultures, learn a new language or to just figure out what you want to do once you return home. After studying hard, you’ll want to celebrate your success by … Continued...

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Home Renovation: The Do’s and Don’ts
Home Renovation: The Do’s and Don’ts
25 June 2019 kangarooselfstorage

Transforming your house into your dream home with home renovation is an exciting time. If you’re planning to remodel your home, chances are you are eager to get it completed as quickly as possible. However, rushing ahead without careful planning can cost you time and money, not to mention being potentially dangerous. Have a read … Continued...

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Ways to Travel as a Student This Summer
Ways to Travel as a Student This Summer
04 June 2019 kangarooselfstorage

With the weather warming up and the last term of University drawing to a close, it won’t be long until you get to relax and enjoy that long summer holiday. For some of you, you may be thinking about spending those free months travelling. Travelling is a great way to enrich your knowledge of other … Continued...

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Kiltwalk 2019: These Boots are Made for Walking…We Hope!
Kiltwalk 2019: These Boots are Made for Walking…We Hope!
29 May 2019 kangarooselfstorage

(LtoR) Chris, CEO of Kangaroo Self Storage with Michael Store Manager for Edinburgh and Fraser, Assistant Store Manager at our Edinburgh Storage Centre for Kiltwalk 2018.   This weekend our CEO, Chris and Fraser, Assistant Store Manager at our Edinburgh storage centre become The Smart Kangas.  They will be taking part in KIltwalk 2019  – … Continued...

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In-Between Homes? Here’s What to Do with Your Belongings
In-Between Homes? Here’s What to Do with Your Belongings
01 May 2019 kangarooselfstorage

Moving to a new house comes with many stresses, headaches and inconveniences; there’s so much to sort out and prepare for. Whether you’re upsizing, downsizing or switching from rental to becoming a first-time buyer, moving home is a big undertaking. In addition to letting all the relative authorities know about your move and changing your … Continued...

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20 Tips for Perfectly Packing Your Belongings
20 Tips for Perfectly Packing Your Belongings
01 May 2019 kangarooselfstorage

So, you’re planning to put your belongings into storage for a big move. Whilst no doubt there’s a huge relief that comes with knowing your things are safely stored away, you still need to deal with packing all your stuff into storage in the first place, and this can seem incredibly daunting. Packing away an … Continued...

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Can Your Business Utilise Storage Over Christmas?
Can Your Business Utilise Storage Over Christmas?
12 December 2018 Nicky Hawkins

Christmas is just around the corner! If you haven’t realised it already, you definitely will as you make your way in and out of the brightly decorated shops, all lit up to celebrate the festive period. The festive period is an extremely busy time of year for retailers, and we don’t just mean how long … Continued...

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Kangaroo Self Storage: The Perfect Storage For Market Traders
Kangaroo Self Storage: The Perfect Storage For Market Traders
01 December 2018 kangarooselfstorage

Busy and bustling, market stalls are little hotspots selling delightful goodies and store cupboard essentials in every town. As a market trader, you don’t have the same space as a shop for all your stock and finding a secure location to store it is essential. Self storage could be the perfect storage for market traders. … Continued...

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Top 5 Reasons Why Students Need Storage Space
Top 5 Reasons Why Students Need Storage Space
18 November 2018 kangarooselfstorage

As a student, there may come a time when you look around you and realise you need to act. There is stuff everywhere and you know it can’t go on.  You can’t see your desk, let alone your chair – you need space to study.  After-all, that’s why you’re at Uni – right? Take a look … Continued...

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