It’s no secret that self-storage is a game-changer for businesses, and here at Kangaroo, we’re proud to help countless companies get organised with the help of our storage units. However, it’s not just as straightforward as renting a storage unit and all your organisational issues floating away; it takes a bit of planning and prep to get to that point.

While you might be stressed about where to start and what you need to do to get your business items safe and securely organised in your unit, we’re here to help! Today, we’re providing you with the ultimate to-do list to get you and your belongings ready for storage. From finding the perfect size unit to packing tips to make your life easier, we’re covering everything.

So, grab a paper and pen and take notes as we explore everything you need to know to get organised when storing business items!

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Research the Ideal Storage Facility

Before choosing a storage facility, you must do your research. Take into account its location, as the closer it is to your place of business, the more time and money you will save! At Kangaroo, we have business storage units across Scotland and North West England, each conveniently placed close to motorways and city centres, so you have quick and easy access between your unit and your business location.

As well as the location, you must also research how secure your items will be in their unit. We take this seriously, employing the best security and technology for the safety of your items while you store them with us. We have CCTV cameras in operation 24/7 in each of our stores, as well as an access keypad to enter the facility. You will also have your own padlock to your storage, so only you have access to it – your peace of mind is our priority.

Of course, you should also spend a bit of time researching the price of storing, but with Kangaroo, we make this simple. Our extremely competitive rates for self-storage, as well as a number of special offers and deals, guarantee you get the best possible price for your self-storage needs! Just check with the staff at your chosen location to discover what you can save.

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Which Unit Size is Best for My Business?

Another important consideration when preparing to store business items is the unit size. Too small, and there won’t be enough space for all your belongings, too big, and you’ll be wasting money. We have plenty of sizes to choose from, from lockers to 500ft sq units, and our experienced team will advise you on the right size to choose. And, if you find that you need to up- or down-size while storing, you can! Changing unit sizes is simple and something we encourage with our storers so you get the best out of your time with us.

It’s important to note that we also offer a free pick-up service that you can take advantage of, as well as forklifts, easily accessible car parks, and staff who are always happy to help, making moving your belongings from unit to unit even more hassle-free!

Get Organised in Time

As a business owner, it’s essential to be very organised, which includes how you prepare to move your items into storage. So, we recommend starting with sorting out your furniture and equipment and deciding what to keep in the office and on site and what you’ll need to clear out. As well as this being a great chance to get rid of any items you no longer need, it’ll also help you determine how much bubble wrap and boxes you’re likely to need to protect your items during transit.

Doing this in a timely manner means minimal disruptions to your company, which, of course, is a win-win for yourself as the business owner, your staff, and your customers or clients!

Pack Everything Correctly

When packing everything up for storage, make sure you label every box so everything is easy to locate. Stumbling through boxes and unpacking everything just to find one thing isn’t ideal, and, as a business owner, you’re unlikely to have that kind of time to spare.

Our Box Shop has everything you need to move your items into storage, such as boxes of varying sizes, bubble wrap, tape, padlocks and more. Taking advantage of this means only one thing: your items are secure and ready for storage! Whether you’re moving televisions and computer monitors and need specialised boxes or glassware that needs wrapping tightly in a blanket of bubble wrap, we have what you need to get your business belongings from A to B.

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Streamline Access to the Unit

Another thing to add to your to-list is to plan the layout of your unit. You’ll need to find and access your belongings quickly, so arranging an excellent layout for your unit is essential. We’ve found that creating aisles in the unit is the best way to go about it, as you won’t have to remove boxes to find what you’re looking for. Also, shelves will help keep smaller items within easy reach and free up floor space, so don’t be afraid to ask if we can add these to your unit – whatever we can do to make your time with us easier, we will!

The Kangaroo Self Storage team is available to answer any of your questions over the phone, so give us a call at 0800 012 1528 to find out more about how you can benefit from our business storage today.

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Everything we know about office working has changed over the last few years.

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, traditional office requirements have changed significantly in recent years. Many people who thought working from home was impossible due to the nature of their job have discovered that this isn’t the case, and they have been able to work effectively from the comfort of their own homes.

Rethink Your Office Requirements

With the changes to the way we approach office working, it's essential to consider the various aspects of successfully managing the workplace. Many companies have started to adopt remote working, leading to the introduction of hybrid workweeks, where employees split their time between working from home and the office.

This shift in working style has encouraged companies to be more flexible with their requirements for office spaces, prompting a re-evaluation of how facilities should be utilised. In response to these changes, we not only provide business storage across the UK,  but we also provide office spaces for more adaptable working environments in prime locations:

By rethinking traditional office requirements, we aim to create more dynamic spaces that promote collaboration and productivity in the changing world of work.

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The Impact of Remote Work on Traditional Office Spaces

With the only requirements being a computer and internet connection, the traditional office space as we know it has likely changed forever. Many people don't have to commute anymore, and others do their jobs from where they find it most convenient. Let's look at some potential downsides of working remotely and how we can help resolve them.

Potential Downfalls of Remote Work and Prospective Solutions

While remote work comes with numerous benefits, it has its challenges. Here, we explore some potential downsides of remote work and how we at Kangaroo Self Storage can assist in finding solutions:

Companies have the option to lease office space in a more cost-effective location or change their office size as their requirements evolve. Some business owners have even chosen to create their own office space here at one of our locations throughout England and Scotland. Our units are perfect for both business storage and office space. They are equipped with everything you might need to run a business, including powerful Wi-fi.

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Kangaroo Self Storage Can Help with Your Storage Needs

Creating a remote office at home can bring its own unique challenges, such as a lack of space or noise disturbances from family members or neighbours; that’s where Kangaroo Self Storage can help. We offer flexible leases across our storage units, including a lowest price guarantee. We also provide a range of business-specific services. There’s free Wi-fi, and we can accept deliveries on your behalf, so you won’t need to wait around. We have a shredding service and can provide you with pallet storage, archive storage and warehouse storage.

If you lean towards the conventional office setup but consider downsizing for cost savings, you have the option to lease a smaller office space. This allows for a flexible arrangement where some staff members can work remotely while others follow a rotational schedule, ensuring that only a portion of the team is present in the office each day.

So are you interested in changing your office space? Don’t forget we offer office space in Preston, Edinburgh,  Liverpool, and Altrincham. For further information on our office space, get in touch with our team today.

Ever heard of archive storage? Wondering what it’s all about and what it can do for your business, whether big or small? Well, if not, it may be the secret you need for complete control over your business documents.

At Kangaroo Self Storage, our archive storage across Scotland and North West England is designed to store your invaluable business paperwork safely, providing easy access at a cost-effective price. From law firms to educational institutions, we’ve got you covered regardless of the industry your company falls into. So, get ready to free up your valuable workspace, streamline your document management, and secure easy access to all your records as we explore archive storage and how it can help your business.

Understanding Archive Storage and Its Purpose

Archive storage is a smart, fuss-free solution offered at several of our self-storage sites, designed to keep your invaluable business documents safe and easily accessible whenever you need them. Ideal for businesses in Scotland and North West England, it offers a cost-effective way to take care of your important paperwork.

Whether you’re a small business needing to store a few boxes or a large corporation with hundreds of files, our archive storage offers peace of mind that your records are safe and ready to be retrieved whenever required.

It’s perfect for all business types, such as:

Regardless of your industry, with Kangaroo’s archive storage, not only can you create more space in your workplace, but you’ll also streamline your document management and ensure easy access to your records when needed.

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The Benefits of Archive Storage for Businesses

From managing space to ensuring security, our archive storage brings you numerous advantages. Here are five key benefits that truly make managing your business documents hassle-free:

Opt for archive storage and give your business the freedom to focus on growth while we handle the space-consuming paperwork. After all, efficient storage solutions are simply a hop away with Kangaroo!

Organising and Categorising Archived Items for Efficient Retrieval

Each type of business storage needs proper organisation to ensure efficiency. However, organising and categorising your archived items is especially crucial to your business’ success as paperwork can be so easily lost when unorganised. No matter the nature of your industry, efficient document management enables you to retrieve important paperwork, simplifying your business processes. Here are some easy-to-follow tips to get started:

Taking the time to prepare your items for self-storage properly will save you time and effort in the long run. You can be confident that your records will be well-maintained and easy to access when needed, giving you the chance to focus on other important aspects of your business.

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Security Measures for Confidential and Valuable Documents

When it comes to storing confidential or valuable documents at Kangaroo, security is our topmost priority. Like our other storage units, our archive facilities are equipped with 24-hour CCTV monitoring for round-the-clock surveillance. To prevent unauthorised access, we use advanced security systems that include burglar alarms and secure locking mechanisms. Alongside this, all the facilities have smoke detectors to safeguard your documents from fire hazards. Whether it’s for your business or personal files, you can have peace of mind knowing your valuable documents are stored with utmost security and can be accessed whenever needed, making us a trusted choice for archive storage.

However, as the person storing the items, you also have a responsibility to ensure confidentiality when dealing with valuable documents. We ask that all storers bring their own padlock (available at buy at our Box Shop), which ensures they are responsible for who has access to the unit.

So, are you interested in taking the next step toward total control over your paperwork? Let Kangaroo do the heavy lifting for you and store it in one of our archive storage units today:

Self-storage is advantageous no matter what time of year. It allows us to make space during renovations and redecorations, store bulky and expensive items, and shield outdoor belongings from the elements. But is this more useful during the winter when the weather is harsher and protecting items becomes a necessity?

We’re helping to answer this by looking into whether winter is the best time of year to take advantage of self-storage. We’ll be exploring all the benefits of self-storage during the colder months and how Kangaroo Self Storage can help you store through winter.

Is Storing Items During Winter More Important Than Other Times of the Year?

In short, it depends on the items and where they’re stored when not in self-storage. If you have belongings, such as outdoor furniture, which require protection from the elements during the brutal British wintertime, then yes, their storage is more important than during summer.

Additionally, winter is often when home renovations take place, whether in time for Christmas or as a New Year’s resolution, and this is a perfect reason for using self-storage during the colder months.

On the contrary, people need self-storage all year round, whether for storing surplus stock, protecting their vehicles, or keeping confidential documents, so you could argue that just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean storing becomes more important.

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Preparing Your Home for Winter

Ensuring you’ve prepared your home for winter before the cold weather hits is crucial. Here’s a checklist of maintenance to consider and how self-storage can assist:

Decorating Your Home in Time for Christmas

Christmas is undoubtedly the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be a period of chaos and clutter if you’re not prepared. With winter being a popular time for home renovations and improvements before the festive season, self-storage can be a lifesaver. Not only can you make room for your decorations, but you can also store your belongings in a secure, clean space while you make those much-needed changes in your home.

During the winter months, it’s typical to see a surge in interior design projects and renovations that aim to refresh and upgrade living spaces. From installing new flooring or repainting walls to upgrading kitchens or bathrooms, self-storage can provide the temporary solution you need to store your furniture and valuables securely. This way, you won’t have to worry about them getting damaged, and you can focus on your project with peace of mind.

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Kangaroo Self Storage offers flexible, secure, and well-maintained storage units that cater to your varying needs during the hectic winter season. Whether it’s making room for a new home office setup, decluttering before the arrival of houseguests, or embarking on that major remodelling project, our self-storage facilities can accommodate your possessions and ensure their safety.

Also, our self-storage units prove immensely beneficial not just during the decorating process but even after the festivities. As you prepare to take down the fairy lights and pack away the tinsel, consider using self-storage as a convenient place to keep your Christmas decorations until the next festive season arrives. This will not only free up valuable living space but also save you the hassle of searching for a suitable spot to stash your decorations all year round.

Making Room for Guests During the Festive Season

Winter, specifically Christmas, is a time of year when family and friends gather together. If it’s your turn to host the in-laws, you may look at your home and wonder where you’ll fit everybody. With self-storage, you can transform your home office or gym into the perfect spare bedroom without worrying about where you will put your desk and chair or running machine during their stay; just give them to us until your relatives have gone home!

Make your guests feel at home this Christmas and give them space to relax with our help.

Storing Expensive or Bulky Outdoor Furniture During Winter

If you enjoy spending time in the garden, you probably have all the furniture and outdoor items to make your garden your paradise. However, many of these items cannot handle the British wintertime and will rust, rot, or grow mould in cold, wet weather. Self-storage is the answer! Don’t clutter your garage with mountains of outdoor chairs, tables, and parasols; let us take them off you and protect them from the elements until the sun shines again.

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Preparing for Winter Travel

Planning a winter getaway? Use self-storage to declutter and secure your belongings. From leisure equipment to important documents, safely store items in our flexible, cost-effective units while you jet off to avoid the British wintertime. With a variety of sizes, we cater for all needs. Whether you’re clearing your personal belongings out of your house to rent it while you’re away, or you just need to store a few valuable items you don’t want to leave in an empty house, we have what you need. Rest easy knowing your possessions are protected while you’re away, and enjoy your travel knowing we’ve got the practicality of your storage needs covered.

Packing Away Your Summer Wardrobe

Shopaholics, come clean – do you have a winter and a summer wardrobe? If the answer is yes, you may have found that your summer clothes become a burden during the winter and vice versa. Use our wardrobe boxes available from the Box Shop and store your seasonal clothing with us, leaving your home a sanctuary of calm and relaxation, not overcrowded with clothes.

Here at Kangaroo, we have self-storage stores across the country, so you’re never too far away. Visit our:

Hop over to one of our stores or contact our team today to discuss your storage options.

Autumn is a transitional season because it marks the shift from the warmth of summer to the coolness of winter, with changing colours, falling leaves, and shorter days. But as well as this, it marks the beginning of festivities, making it the season of preparation. Whether you’re preparing for Christmas, family coming to stay, or getting ready to start the new year on the right foot, autumn presents us with the perfect opportunity to get organised.

And, as the colder months approach, there are many reasons why autumn is the best time to start your self-storage journey, helping you prepare for winter and the festivities ahead. So, in this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of storing your belongings during this transitional period and how it can make a positive change in your life.

Transitioning to a Clutter-Free Season

If you’re looking for a clutter-free, organised lifestyle, there’s no better time than autumn to make a fresh start. As summer draws to a close, it’s the perfect opportunity to declutter and embrace a new beginning. Autumn invites reflection and renewal, so it’s the ideal season to evaluate your belongings and create space for new opportunities, either during the winter period or for a fresh start in the new year.

But if you’re not quite ready to part with items that hold value, consider our self-storage units. We understand that you may still want to keep certain items, even if they’re not currently in use. Our wide range of unit sizes means you can easily store those important belongings until the right time to use or display them.

At Kangaroo, we provide more than just a safe and convenient storage space for your items during the colder months. We offer peace of mind, flexibility and accessibility. Our units are designed to accommodate various needs, from autumn home renovations to long-term storage of sentimental items. You’ll have access to your items whenever you need them, and our expert team is always on hand to provide assistance and support.

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Preparing for Seasonal Changes

Autumn is the perfect time to utilise self-storage for seasonal changes and protect your belongings, like garden furniture, from potential damage caused by cold weather. As the temperature drops, it’s crucial to safeguard your outdoor items. Storing them in a secure unit ensures they remain in excellent condition throughout the colder months. This protects your possessions from the elements, including dampness and the cold, so they’re ready to use when the temperature rises again.

Our self-storage units provide the peace of mind you need, knowing that your items are protected and easily accessible when you need them. Don’t risk exposing your valuable belongings to the harsh autumn and winter conditions; safely store them with Kangaroo and be well-prepared for the seasonal changes ahead.

Renovations and Remodelling Projects

Autumn presents the ideal opportunity to tackle home renovations and remodelling projects, ensuring everything is in place before Christmas and the new year. You can establish a clutter-free environment by utilising self-storage, allowing easy movement and efficient project completion before winter festivities begin.

Our storage units offer a secure and safe space to store your furniture, household items, and personal belongings throughout the renovation process. Whether you’re revamping your living room to create the perfect backdrop for family pictures, or your kitchen needs a full remodel to tackle Christmas dinner, we can keep your items safe while you get started. With the knowledge that your possessions are protected and out of the way, you’ll have peace of mind as you make your living space perfect.

In addition, autumn marks the beginning of the festive season, which, for many, means welcoming family and friends into their homes. Self-storage can be an invaluable solution to clear a spare bedroom before accommodating family and friends during the festive season. With self-storage, you can securely store belongings, such as furniture, boxes, and other items, that are cluttering the space. By freeing up the spare room, you can create a comfortable and inviting space for your loved ones without compromising on the storage of your belongings.

As you can see, autumn serves as an excellent time to start your self-storage journey. From transitioning to a clutter-free season to protecting your belongings from cold weather, Kangaroo Self Storage is here to make your experience easy and affordable. Whether you require storage for your spare room for a few months or you wish to keep your garden furniture protected until next year, we are your reliable partner in keeping your belongings safe.

So, to find out more about how we can help this autumn, or to book your storage unit, contact our team at one of our conveniently located self-storage facilities in Scotland and the North West of England:

Keeping track of important business documents can be daunting, whether you’re a small business owner or part of a larger organisation. However, with the right strategies, storing business documents can become a simple and stress-free process.

Here, we’ll explore effective strategies for storing business documents, including the benefits of utilising our fantastic self-storage solutions. Whether you’re looking to store financial records, legal documents, or inventory lists, we’ve got you covered! Stay tuned to learn how to optimise your business document storage with the help of Kangaroo Self Storage.

The Importance of Organising Business Documents

Organising and storing business documents may not seem like the most glamorous task, but it’s of utmost importance for several reasons; let’s take a look:

Now that we have established the importance of organising business documents, let’s explore some effective storage strategies.

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Different Ways to Organise Business Documents in a Storage Unit

Storing documents properly and systematically can significantly improve efficiency and productivity. One of the best ways to do this is by utilising our business self-storage units here at Kangaroo. Our units give you the blank canvas you need to organise your documents properly, but what is the best way to sort your documents? Here are a few strategies to consider:

1.      Categorise and Label Documents

Start by categorising your documents based on their type, purpose, or any other logical classification. Common categories may include financial records, contracts and agreements, employee files, marketing materials, and customer information. Once categorised, label each storage box or folder clearly to ensure easy identification.

2.      Use Storage Boxes or Filing Cabinets

Invest in quality storage boxes or filing cabinets to keep your documents neat and organised. Storage boxes are great for archiving older or less frequently accessed documents, but just ensure the boxes are sturdy and properly labelled for easy access and safe storage. If you’re struggling to find suitable storage boxes, fear not! At Kangaroo, our Box Shop sells a wide range of boxes and packing materials to help you get your documents in check.

3.      Create a Document Index

Creating a document index or inventory is a valuable tool for efficient document retrieval. The index can be in the form of a spreadsheet or database, listing the document categories, dates, and locations. This will save time and reduce frustration when searching for specific documents, especially for high-demand businesses such as solicitors, which will need quick access to forms and other information.

4.      Rotate and Archive Documents Regularly

One of the best ways to stay organised is to review your documents periodically to determine which can be archived or disposed of. Some documents may need to be retained for legal or compliance purposes, while others may have expired or become outdated. Archiving older documents allows for more space in your storage unit and reduces clutter.

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Stay Organised with Kangaroo Business Storage Units

While implementing effective document organisation strategies is essential, having adequate storage space is equally important, which is where we can help. Kangaroo Self Storage offers a range of business storage units that cater specifically to the needs of businesses across Scotland and North West England.

One of the primary concerns when it comes to storing business documents is security. Kangaroo’s business storage units are equipped with top-notch security measures, including 24-hour CCTV surveillance, burglar alarms, and smoke detectors. These measures ensure the utmost safety and protection for your valuable and sensitive documents.

In addition to providing secure storage, the team here at Kangaroo prioritises convenience and accessibility. Some of our business storage units offer drive-up access, making loading and unloading documents easy, regardless of how many filing cabinets you plan to store! With our centrally located facilities, free parking, and 24/7 access, Kangaroo ensures that accessing your stored documents is both convenient and efficient.

When it comes to pricing, Kangaroo Self Storage is committed to offering competitive rates. We guarantee the lowest prices in the area and are willing to match any competitor’s price. This commitment to affordability allows businesses of all sizes to access high-quality storage solutions without exceeding their budget. With transparent pricing and no hidden fees, we provide businesses with an affordable and reliable storage option for their documents.

Choose Kangaroo Self Storage as your reliable partner in keeping your business documents safe and organised – find your nearest storage facility here:

Did you know you can run a business from a storage unit? At Kangaroo Self Storage, we offer plenty of units for clients needing business storage or office space, helping them keep their company running smoothly regardless of their industry.

So, today, we thought it would be interesting to look into the different types of businesses you can run from a Kangaroo storage unit, from plumbers to children’s entertainers and everything in between. If you’re about to set up a business, are looking to relocate, or just need some extra space, discover how our storage facilities will help.

1. Online Retailers

If you run an online shop or a retail business, you know how easy it is to find yourself surrounded by boxes and surplus stock. To avoid your home becoming a fulfilment centre, you can use a storage unit instead, as it allows you to store inventory, pack orders, and complete admin in a dedicated space. By choosing a unit, you can unblur the lines between work and home and have a specific workspace to complete tasks and store your goods.

2. Artists

One of the best things about a storage unit is that it’s a blank canvas, which is exactly what artists need to start off with. Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, or illustrator, you can create art directly from your storage unit and store your supplies at the same time. Let your creativity flow and arrange your storage unit however you see fit. Put an easel at the back and your supplies organised on wracks on the walls, or leave the middle of your unit free to bring your sculptures to life – it’s completely up to you.

3. Content Creators and Influencers

Content creators and influencers can utilise storage units as a convenient solution for storing props, equipment, and merchandise, keeping their living spaces clutter-free! With readily accessible storage units, you can easily access and rotate items for different content or campaigns. Additionally, to film an item, a vlog, a how-to video or an ad, you need space; preferably, space you can decorate as you please. Storage units provide a secure and private space for creating and filming content, ensuring a professional and controlled environment away from distractions.

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4. Writers

Some people work better in silence and without interruption, so if you’re a writer, our storage units will provide a dedicated writing room to shut off the outside world and work in peace and quiet. Writers can also use storage units to store their extensive book collections, research materials, and manuscripts, keeping them organised and easily accessible.

5. Charities

Running a charity or a charity shop requires a lot of space for stock and donations, not to mention important documentation. Our units are safe and clean, so you can use them for various purposes, from inventory keeping to fundraising.

Team Kangaroo are fundraisers ourselves, so we understand the need to keep everything organised and in check. So, if you need to speak with us or get advice on how best to keep your unit as a charity owner, we’d be more than happy to help.

6. Photographers

Are you a professional photographer? At Kangaroo, our storage units are perfect studios, allowing you to add lighting or backgrounds to create the perfect scene and store your other props neatly. Alternatively, if you photograph events such as weddings, you can even add a desk and computer in the unit to edit the photos. We have all the space you could require since we offer a wide range of unit sizes, so tell us if you’d like more information or help choosing the best size unit for your photoshoots.

7. Estate Agents

Estate agents can benefit from using self-storage units to store furniture and declutter homes before a viewing, creating more open and appealing spaces for potential buyers. Additionally, self-storage units provide a safe and secure location for storing clients’ personal belongings during house viewings, alleviating concerns about the privacy and safety of valuables.

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8. Gardeners and Landscapers

As a landscaper or gardener, you do all your work outdoors but still need a place to keep your machinery and equipment, especially during the winter when you may not be as busy. Tools of the trade are expensive, so you can’t simply leave them in your van, and you may not be able to keep them at home either since they tend to be bulky.

By storing the equipment in one of our units, you’ll know that your shovels, hedge trimmers, lawn aerators, and more are safe, sound, and ready to collect at a moment’s notice.

9. Tradespeople

Contractors and those in the construction industry, such as builders, plumbers, and electricians, also need a safe space to store business materials and tools. We offer equipment storage services and units ranging from 16 square feet to over 500 square feet. This means we can accommodate all sorts of machinery and equipment, so you don’t have to worry about running out of space.

10. Theatre Companies

We’re proud to say you can use our units for virtually anything, including a storage space for theatre companies! Due to the many sizes we provide, you can store your set design, costumes, lighting, props, and more, without a hassle at Kangaroo.

As well as storage, our larger units would make the perfect rehearsal space. With an empty self-storage unit as your stage, you can rehearse on your own or with a group, all with one easy meet-up point to get ready before your big show.

11. Fashion Designers

Something that can quickly get out of hand is running a fashion designer business from home. Finding the necessary space for all your fabrics, mannequins, and a sewing machine can be tough, even if you live in a large house or flat. At Kangaroo Self Storage, you can work without interruptions and have all the space you require for your equipment.

No more struggling with surfaces at home! We also have plenty of boxes and other materials at our Box Shop, which you can use to store designs or pack completed projects before sending them off to clients.

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12. Event Planners

As an event organiser, staying on top of everything is important – in fact, it’s what you’re paid to do. From binders to advertising materials, space can quickly run out, leaving you struggling for a way to store everything efficiently and safely. However, this isn’t the case with storage space. When you choose one of Kangaroo’s units, you can securely keep your clients’ information, store all materials and promotional equipment when not in use, and sit down to plan your next big job in peace and quiet.

13. Luxury Items Seller

As mentioned earlier, selling items is easier if you rent a unit to store all products. The same is true for high-end and high-cost items. Instead of risking leaving the items in your garage or spare bedroom (which isn’t viable as you grow your business anyway), you can put them into storage and relax, knowing they’re protected against accidental damage and theft.

At Kangaroo Self Storage, we take your security seriously and have a range of measures in place to protect your belongings, such as 24-hour CCTV and burglar alarms.

14. Sports Club Owners

Gym equipment is bulky and heavy, so running a sports club from your home is impossible unless you have plenty of space, which most people don’t have. Sports club owners can utilise storage units as a convenient solution for storing sports equipment, gear, and supplies in one centralised location. With a storage unit, club owners can keep their facilities clean and organised, making managing and maintaining inventory easier.

At Kangaroo, we also offer secured drive-up units in Wirral, meaning you don’t need to navigate corridors and stairs; you can simply drive to your unit and load or unload.

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15. Art Collectors

Art collectors will benefit from using a storage unit to safely store and protect their valuable art collections when they’re not on display. Our storage units offer those in the art industry the perfect environment that helps preserve the condition of delicate and sensitive artworks and keep them safe. In addition, with a storage unit, art collectors can also maintain an organised collection inventory, making it easier to rotate artworks or prepare for exhibitions or auctions. Furthermore, storage units provide enhanced security measures such as 24-hour CCTV and individual locking mechanisms, ensuring the art collection is kept safe and confidential.

16. Property Managers

Property managers can utilise a storage unit as a convenient space to store extra furniture, appliances, or supplies for staged showings or model units. By having a storage unit, property managers can easily rotate and update the inventory of their furnished units, keeping them fresh and attractive to potential tenants. Additionally, storage units provide a secure location to store important documents, such as lease agreements, maintenance records, and tenant information, ensuring easy access and organisation.

17. Entertainers

Whether you’re a princess for children’s birthday parties or a dancer with a range of props and costumes, we have the storage you need to get ready to entertain. Those in the entertainment industry can run their business from a storage unit by storing equipment, props, and costumes when they are not being used for performances. With a storage unit, entertainers can keep their living spaces clutter-free and organised, making finding and transporting necessary items for gigs or events easier.

18. Teachers and Tutors

Teachers, tutors, and those in the education sector can run their business more efficiently by utilising a storage unit for storing educational materials, equipment, and supplies, ensuring easy access and organisation while freeing up valuable space in their classrooms or offices. A storage unit can also be used to store event-related items, such as audio-visual equipment or exhibition materials, providing a convenient and cost-effective solution for organising educational events and activities.

19. Refurbishment Companies

Self-storage units are the perfect place for refurbishment companies to run their business from. This is because they can utilise storage units to store and organise their tools, equipment, and supplies during a renovation project. This allows for easier access to the necessary items, increases efficiency, and keeps the work area clutter-free.

Not only this, but they could actually complete their refurbishments in their storage units, too! In fact, Cheshire Pianos have been using our self-storage in Warrington for many years to complete their intricate refurbishment work.

cheshire pianos kangaroo self storage

20. Painters and Decorators

Another business that could be easily ran from a storage unit is a painting and decorating company. As mentioned, our units are the perfect space for storing equipment, supplies and tools, saving space and keeping everything organised, leading to increased productivity. Additionally, a storage unit can function as a workspace where they could prepare materials and store their work in progress, making it easier to transport items to a job site and complete projects on time and within budget.

21. Fitness Instructors

Similarly to sports club owners, fitness instructors can utilise business self-storage units to help with the smooth operation of their company. As well as storing bulky workout equipment, such as weights, barbells, and mats, they can complete admin in their unit. Fitness instructors and PTs often work closely with clients, providing them with 1-1 training, meal plans, and workout guides, sometimes delivering their service in person, but this is often done online. All this work can be completed in the unit on video calls, so you can train your clients in a private and quiet space, surrounded by all the equipment and tools you’ll need.

22. Musicians

Whether you’re a music teacher, you’re writing your own music, or you’re in need of a private and quiet practice room, self-storage units give you the space you need. Of course, they also make the perfect storage rooms for your valuable and bulky instruments and musical equipment, giving you easy access to take to the stage whenever you need.

So, whatever your business venture is, and whichever industry you work in, it’s clear that our self-storage units can help you run your company smoothly. At Kangaroo Self Storage, we have locations across Scotland and North West England, including:

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information or to request a quote for your storage unit from our friendly and knowledgeable team.

As a business owner, you’ll understand the importance of efficient space management, cost-effective solutions, and streamlined operations. However, finding a storage solution that meets these needs can be challenging.

At Kangaroo Self Storage, we understand this, which is why, over our 18 years in business, we’ve perfected our services for business owners so you can focus on other areas of running your business while we make the storage side simple and stress-free.

So, in this blog, we’re exploring how our long-term business storage can be the answer you’re looking for to save time and money.

Efficient Space Management

One of the biggest challenges businesses face is the efficient management of their space. Whether you have excess inventory, seasonal items, or important documents, our long-term business storage offers the perfect solution. With our many different storage unit sizes available, you get to choose the one that perfectly fits your needs, ensuring you only pay for the required space. Our units are designed to optimise space utilisation, allowing you to store more in a smaller area, so check out our unit size guide to find the best fit for your items.

Affordable Storage for Your Business

Running a business comes with its fair share of expenses, so cost-effective self-storage is a must. At Kangaroo Self Storage, we’re committed to offering the lowest prices in the area, with a price match guarantee. We believe everyone should have access to affordable storage without compromising on quality or security. So, if you find a lower price for a comparable storage unit from a storage company within five miles of our store, we’ll beat it! With our competitive pricing, you can save money while ensuring your business belongings are safe and secure; check out our deals and offers to find out how else you can save.

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Enhanced Security Measures: Protecting Your Business Assets

The security of your business assets is paramount, which is why we’ve equipped our storage facilities with:

We take the security of your belongings seriously and go the extra mile to provide a safe and secure environment. So, alongside the security measures we’ve implemented, we ask each unit owner to bring their own padlock so they’re the only individuals with access to the unit. Peace of mind is crucial, especially as a hard-working business owner, so knowing your valuable items are protected and monitored round-the-clock, you can focus on other aspects of your company.

Streamlined Operations

As mentioned, your time is valuable, and we understand the need for streamlined operations. Our storage facilities offer many features for the smooth running of your business, such as free parking and drive-up access, making it easy for you to load and unload your business items. No need to worry about navigating through narrow hallways or dealing with multiple trips to your storage unit; with our hassle-free accessibility, you can save time and make the storage process more efficient.

This is especially useful for those storing heavy or bulky machinery, such as those in the construction industry. However, regardless of your sector, if you require easier accessibility, drive-up units may be the best option for saving time and making life just that little bit easier.

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Going the Extra Mile for Your Business

We go above and beyond to provide value-added services to our customers. In addition to our storage solutions, we offer confidential shredding services, office space rentals, and mailboxes. Whether you need to securely dispose of sensitive documents or require a temporary office space, we have you covered. These additional services make Kangaroo Self Storage a one-stop solution for all your business needs.

We also understand businesses are unique, with varying storage requirements, so our storage contracts are flexible and tailored to your specific needs. Whether you require short-term or long-term storage, our options suit your business timeline. You have the freedom to upgrade or downsize your storage unit as your business needs change, ensuring you have the perfect storage solution at all times. Our commitment to flexible solutions means you’ll always have room to grow and expand your business.

At Kangaroo Self Storage, we take pride in being your reliable partner in keeping your business belongings safe. Our clean, secure, and well-maintained facilities ensure your possessions remain secure. And, with our affordable pricing, convenient access, and a wide range of storage options, we make self-storage easy and cost-effective for businesses of all sizes!

Don’t let the hassle of managing space and storage needs weigh you down; choose Kangaroo Self Storage and experience convenience and peace of mind with our long-term business storage solutions. Request a quote online or contact our team at one of our conveniently located self-storage locations:

Self-storage is what we do best here at Kangaroo, but it’s not the only thing we excel in. With almost 20 years of our business, we’ve built up a range of exceptional services that ensure our customers get everything they need all under one roof.

Today, we’re excited to showcase all the ways we go above and beyond to provide exceptional services for our customers. Here, we’ll delve into the additional services we offer and highlight the amazing work our dedicated and driven team does. We understand that self-storage isn’t just about finding a space for your belongings; it’s about providing convenience, security, and peace of mind. So, let’s explore the various ways Kangaroo Self Storage is more than just a traditional storage facility.

Box Shop: Your One-Stop Shop for Packing Supplies

Proper packing is essential When storing your belongings, and our Box Shop is here to make your packing process a breeze. We offer a wide range of packing supplies, including:

Whether you need boxes in different sizes to accommodate various items or want specialised packaging materials to protect delicate belongings in transit, we’ve got you covered. Our team is always ready to assist you in finding the right supplies for your needs.

Padlocks in the Kangaroo Self Storage box shop

Document Shredding: Secure Disposal of Sensitive Information

If self-storage doesn’t offer enough ‘out of sight, out of mind’ for your documents, please note that we also provide secure document shredding. We understand the significance of protecting your confidential documents, whether business papers, personal finances, or something else. Our document shredding service provides a secure and hassle-free solution for disposing of sensitive information. Every piece of paper is securely disposed of and destroyed safely in compliance with data protection regulations. Rest assured that your privacy is our top priority, so choose to shred with us and never worry about your documents piling up again.

Accepting Deliveries and Mailbox Services: Convenient Options for Busy Individuals

We know our customers have busy lives and may not always be available to receive deliveries or collect their mail. That’s why we offer the convenience of accepting deliveries on your behalf. Simply provide us with your delivery instructions, and our team will ensure your packages are securely stored until you’re ready to collect them. Also, our mailbox services provide a practical solution for those needing a reliable mailing address.

This is especially useful for those utilising our business self-storage. As a business owner, missed deliveries can cause significant delays and disturbances, so say goodbye to hold-ups and hello to hassle-free package management.

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Trolleys, Pallet Trucks, And Forklifts: Making Moving a Breeze

Moving heavy or bulky items can be challenging, but not at Kangaroo Self Storage! Our facilities are equipped with a range of helpful equipment, such as:

This equipment makes moving your belongings simple and easy, and with these tools readily available, you can save time and energy during the moving process. With their ability to effortlessly lift and manoeuvre heavy or bulky objects, forklifts, pallet trucks, and trolleys eliminate manual lifting and reduce the risk of injuries. This saves valuable time and physical effort, allowing you to transport your belongings quickly and safely from vehicles or loading areas directly into your storage units!

Our Incredible Team: The Backbone of Kangaroo Self Storage

Behind the scenes, we have an incredible team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to ensure your storage experience exceeds your expectations. Our friendly staff are always there to assist you with any inquiries or concerns, whether you need guidance on selecting the right storage unit size or help organising your belongings. Our team is here to support you every step of the way, and we take pride in our exceptional customer service and strive to make your storage journey as smooth as possible.

Don’t believe us? Our reviews speak for themselves, and we’re Feefo Platinum trusted, so you can rest assured that we’ll go above and beyond to ensure your experience with us is five stars.

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Kangaroo Self Storage is more than just a space to store your belongings. We strive to provide a universal storage experience with convenience, security, and excellent customer service at the forefront. So, if you’re moving homes, downsizing, running a business, or simply needing a reliable storage solution, we are here to meet your needs. Explore our additional services, meet our incredible team, and experience the Kangaroo difference for yourself at our various locations across Scotland and North West England:

Contact us today to learn more or request a quote online. We look forward to serving you!

Whether you're moving to a new home, relocating your business, or a student in need of temporary housing solutions, relocating can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be! Kangaroo Self Storage is here to simplify your relocation journey through our state-of-the-art self-storage facilities, and today, we’re here to explain how.

Self-storage is often overlooked as just somewhere to store belongings when you’ve run out of space, but this isn’t the case. All kinds of people from all walks of life use our facilities for any period of time. So, here, we’re looking into how our self-storage facilities and incredible additional services can make your relocation process easier, allowing you to focus on other areas of this life-changing journey.

How Does Self-Storage Simplify a Relocation?

Moving house, changing business premises or relocating into student accommodation involves a lot of planning, decluttering, and finding suitable temporary storage solutions, which is where self-storage can simplify your relocation. By providing clean, secure, and affordable storage units in various sizes, Kangaroo Self Storage offers the perfect fit for all your belongings regardless of how long you plan to store them. Our facilities are equipped with 24-hour CCTV, burglar alarms, and smoke detectors, ensuring the safety of your possessions while they’re in our care. We also offer a fantastic range of benefits, including:

These added benefits make your relocation a much simpler process. So, let’s delve into how our services can help specific relocation scenarios.

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House Moves

Many people don’t realise, but many life events require self-storage to help simplify the process, and moving house is at the top of the list. When it comes to house moves, temporary storage solutions are often needed, whether to stage your old home to sell or store belongings while you decorate your new home.

Well, Kangaroo Self Storage has you covered. Our wide range of storage unit sizes means you can choose the perfect fit for your needs. From storing furniture and appliances to sentimental items, our facilities provide a safe and secure environment for your belongings during your relocation.

Business Relocations

Relocating a business requires careful planning and execution, and the team at Kangaroo Self Storage understands the unique challenges businesses face during a move. Our business self-storage solutions offer a flexible and cost-effective way to store your inventory, equipment, and documents during the transition. We also offer a fantastic range of benefits for business owners, including:

We have your business’ interest at heart, so we’ll go above and beyond to ensure your items are stored safely so you can focus on other areas of your company’s relocation.

Temporary Moving for Students

Students often find themselves needing storage solutions during holidays or between accommodations, which is why student self-storage is an excellent option for those at university. Juggling deadlines, the university social life, and difficult landlords can make relocating extremely stressful, but self-storage helps relieve some of this stress. Our storage units for students are available in various sizes, so whether you need to store private documents, you don’t want to keep in your flat, or you’re waiting to get keys to your next accommodation, and you need to store all your belongings, we’ve got the secure space you need.

labelled boxes ready to move house

Additional Services to Help with Your Relocation

At Kangaroo Self Storage, we do everything we can to facilitate a seamless relocation experience. Alongside our storage units, we offer a range of additional services designed to assist you during your move; let’s take a look:

Confidential Shredding Services

Suppose you’ve found sensitive documents that no longer serve a purpose and don’t need to relocate with you. In that case, we provide confidential shredding services to ensure the secure disposal of your confidential information. From old financial records to outdated contracts, our shredding services help you protect your privacy and comply with data protection regulations.

Office Space

For businesses in need of more than just storage, Kangaroo Self Storage provides purpose-built office space solutions. Whether you require a temporary workspace during your relocation or a permanent office for your growing business, our office spaces are tailored to meet your needs. Equipped with essential amenities and located conveniently within our storage facilities, our office spaces provide the perfect environment for productivity and growth.

Mailboxes

Relocating doesn't have to mean missing important mail! We offer mailbox services, ensuring your mail is securely stored until you are ready to collect it. With our mailboxes, you can stay connected during your relocation without the worry of missing any important correspondence. We also offer a delivery collection service, so if you’re expecting more than just letters but aren’t sure where you’ll be when they arrive, send them our way, and a member of our team will accept delivery of them on your behalf.

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So, whether you're moving homes, relocating your business, or a student needing temporary storage, Kangaroo Self Storage is your reliable partner in keeping your belongings safe. Request a quote online or contact our friendly staff at one of our conveniently located self-storage facilities today:

As leading self-storage providers across Scotland and North West England and with almost 20 years of experience in the industry, we at Kangaroo Self Storage know the value self-storage units can provide. However, we understand that if you’re running a business, there’s so much to consider, and you may not be aware of just how much self-storage can help you out.

Whether you’re starting a new company, expanding your existing business, or just fancy a change of workplace scenery, you can use self-storage units as office spaces to enhance your working life. This serves as an advantage for many reasons, which is exactly what we’re looking into in today’s blog.

Why Businesses Should Use Self-Storage Units As Office Space

Utilising business self-storage offers a range of benefits; let’s take a look.

Reduced Rental Costs

Renting a traditional office space can be expensive, especially in prime locations like city centres. However, self-storage unit rental fees are generally more affordable than leasing traditional office space, freeing up vital funds businesses can use to grow and expand operations. Not only this, but you still get that crucial prime location. For example, our business storage in Edinburgh is located just off the Edinburgh City Bypass (A720) in Sighthill, meaning you won’t need to travel far out of the city centre to reach your storage unit.

Increased Privacy

Open-plan office areas, a standard feature in traditional office spaces, don’t offer the same privacy level as self-storage units. Utilising a self-storage unit as office space provides a private and secure environment free from interruptions or disturbances, creating an environment conducive to work. This is ideal for all businesses, especially those in a transitional phase, whether starting out or expanding. Focusing on your company is crucial for a smooth transition, and working in a quiet, private space ensures you get this.

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Flexibility

Self-storage units can be rented for shorter periods than traditional office space. This allows businesses to avoid long-term commitments and offers greater flexibility, which is useful if a business requires a temporary office space or is testing the water before committing to a long-term lease.

For example, at Kangaroo, our minimum chargeable storage period is fourteen days, but you can use our storage units for as short a time as you wish. This is just because we require fourteen days’ notice of your intention to leave. In terms of how long you can stay, we’re happy to have you for as long as you need! Whether it’s a few weeks to settle in your new business venture or you’re looking for a permanent relocation, you can stay.

Reduced Clutter

Decluttering your workspace is essential to improving productivity. Utilising a self-storage unit as an office space provides an excellent solution for businesses seeking to organise their space and remove excess clutter.

As well as this, we offer decluttering storage as standard at Kangaroo, so if you’re relocating to work in one of our storage units but also need some extra space to store your belongings, you can do both!

Creating Your Self-Storage Unit Office Space

Now we’ve discussed the advantages of utilising self-storage units as office space, let’s explore the process of creating that space and making it the perfect working environment.

Find the Right Unit

The first step in creating a self-storage unit office space is to find one that meets your needs. At Kangaroo Self Storage, we offer many different unit sizes, so we’re sure to have one perfect for you. To select the best size, consider how you plan to use the unit. Will you be alone working on a laptop? Do you plan to invite customers or clients for meetings? Will the storage unit also act as a workshop or stockroom?

Don’t forget once you’ve decided on what you believe to be the best size, you’re not tied down to that unit. You can up-size or down-size whenever you need to; just let us know, and if we have the availability, we’ll be more than happy to let you switch.

Drawing of an office in a storage unit

Design Your Office Space

Once you’ve chosen the perfect unit, the next step is to design your office space. To really make this space your own, we recommend drawing up a floor plan. Plan the placement of your furniture, electrical equipment, and any storage shelving you may need. For optimum productivity, consider the position of your chair and desk, ensuring the chair can be fully pushed under the desk, and your monitor corresponds with your eye level. If you’re working with one of our smaller storage units, every inch matters, so plan carefully to avoid the space becoming overcrowded.

Furnish Your Office

When it comes to furnishing your office, simplicity is key. As you’ll be using this space for work, you’ll likely spend a lot of time here, so making it as comfortable as possible is important. Choose furniture that is both functional and practical based on the design of the room. Ensure that the furniture fits perfectly in the space and achieves the desired look, again, without becoming too overcrowded.

Kangaroo Self Storage purpose built office spaces

Opting for Purpose-Built Office Space

If you’re looking for all the benefits of our storage units but with the added advantage of being purpose-built for work, why not opt for our office spaces? It's the perfect solution if you're moving offices or need a short-term base, just like our storage units, but with the additional plus of being built for purpose. So, with this in mind, you get:

And don't forget that storage space and mailbox rental options are also available for those who still need extra space and a safe space for mail to be delivered. Interested? We have limited availability, so make sure to get in touch as soon as possible to speak with our team and secure your unit.

If you’d prefer to make one of our storage units your ideal workspace, you’ll be pleased to know we have storage facilities across Scotland and North West England, so you’re sure never to be too far from one of our locations. Check out the full list below and get a quote online today:

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