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 could be used for so much more: a much-needed quiet workspace, a playroom for the kids, a hobby room or an extra bedroom for guests! These are just some of the potential rooms you could have at the top of your house following a clear-out, some easy DIY, and a bit of creativity.

So, as experts on all things extra space, here’s a how-to from Kangaroo on how you can give that old attic a new lease of life!

Figure Out Costs

First things first, you need to make sure you’ve budgeted for the change of use or conversion. If your attic needs a complete conversion, like reinforcement of the floor, skylights, insulation, a staircase, lighting and heating and electrics, then you’re looking at costs in the £15,000 to £20,000 range. For a complete change of the roofing structure for your conversion, you’re looking at a much more costly investment of upwards of £40,000.

However, if your attic is already a room with heat and light, provides safe access, and all it needs is a makeover, you could achieve that new room right now and benefit from the extra space. It’s the perfect time to give it a thorough clean, lick of paint and some new furniture. So, whatever your requirements, consider the costs carefully and create an appropriate budget for furniture and fixtures, with an extra 10% of the expenses set aside for those pesky, additional, unexpected costs!

Two people on a laptop surrounded by decor planning things to plan their attic conversion

Time to Design

Once you’ve sorted the costs, you can get to work on the design and layout of your brand-new space. Sit down and take a look online to get some inspiration. Pinterest is great for this! If you’re creating a hobby room or a place for the children to play or even setting up a classroom environment to help your kids while they’re out of school, you should take a look at example rooms online to get inspired. This is the time when you get to really let your creativity shine; think of your attic as a blank canvas and let your imagination take over. Just don’t forget, in amongst the fun of décor, you’ve got to think about the boring bits, such as storage solutions, too, so you don’t end up with a cluttered space again.

The Dreaded Clear-Out

Once you’ve done your research and all the admin, if you’ve decided to do a full conversion, it’s time to start actually putting those plans into practice. Put aside a day (or a couple of days, depending on the amount of stuff you have) to get everything down from the attic and sort out a new home for it all so you can see all that glorious space. This will involve going through it all and deciding what you might want to get rid of, what you want to donate to a charity shop and what you need to keep hold of. Sort through your items and box and label everything while you’re decluttering to save you another task of sorting through your things again. This is a big task, and you’ll probably uncover all sorts of things you’d forgotten about, from old school work to that DVD collection you’ve been clinging to. But don’t worry. If you can’t part with all of your old things but still want extra space in your attic, we can help!

Kangaroo boxes inside a kangaroo storage unit

How Kangaroo’s Household Storage Can Help You Transform Your Attic

Whether you want to turn your attic into a cosy home office, an inviting guest bedroom, or a dedicated playroom for your kids, Kangaroo’s household storage helps you do just that! Our storage solutions offer complete flexibility for your convenience, making it an exciting opportunity to enhance your living space in a way that suits your changing home.

We’ll keep your belongings safe and secure until you need them again. With our 24/7 CCTV, burglar and fire alarms, and individual padlocks for each unit, you can rest assured that your things are safe under our roof. And, if you find that you need to up or downsize your storage unit, you can! We make storage simple so you can focus on other things, like what paint colour you’ll use in your attic space.

Put Together That New Room

Now, with the space tidied up, you can concentrate on cleaning and redecorating. Give the room a good scrub from top to bottom, making sure every nook and cranny is clean. What’s the point in renovating or having a clear-out just to put things back in a dirty room?

Once this is complete, it’s finally time to create the room you really need. You could reutilise furniture from other rooms to save yourself even more space all over the house, or maybe you have some things in your garage that you can finally bring out and put to good use. Again, we recommend you consult your online inspiration board for ideas. If the room is for your children, why not get their input? Let them help you with the layout and design, or perhaps enlist their services and get them to create a piece of artwork for the wall. Whatever you choose to do, just have fun with it.

Attic room that has been converted into a children's play room

Once the room is complete, take a step back (or a step down the ladder) and admire your new space! You won’t believe the transformation you’ve worked so hard to achieve. So, what are you waiting for? Make this dream a reality, and if you’ve got an attic going to waste, make it your mission to get it converted into a beautiful new space for you and your family.

Don’t forget we can help you here at Kangaroo, so find your nearest domestic storage facilities below and get in touch to start your journey to a brand-new attic space:

Using self-storage can make a lot of things easier. It can take that pressure off move-in day during the house-moving process, it can be the place to store items when expanding your office, or it can just provide you with somewhere to put things that you haven’t decided what to do with yet!

Of course, here at Kangaroo, we know the ins and outs of self-storage and are well-equipped with the knowledge that our storage units have plenty of benefits, but we also know that not everyone is aware of the advantages that it can bring into your life. In fact, according to the 2023 Self Storage Association Report, less than 50% of the public has a good understanding of self-storage.

So, without further ado, let’s hop straight into the top seven benefits of using our storage units and help you learn more about our fascinating industry!

1.      Declutter Your Home

It’s easy for a home to become overrun with belongings, especially after a significant life event like a long-distance house move or family bereavement. We live busy lives anyway, so finding time to give everything a “place” can be difficult at the best of times. Too often, we add to already full cupboards, rest things in the spare room, or fill up the garage with things ready to be put away later.

Well, in this scenario, household self-storage makes some breathing space and keeps your home clean and tidy, too. You can move as many of the things that you don’t think you need right now into a self-storage unit, store it there as long as you want, and when you finally have the time to sort through it and decide what to do, it’s safe and secure, waiting for you.

Don’t make a rash decision and throw away something you might regret later. Put it into self-storage so you have the time to clear your home and your mind and tackle it with a fresh perspective.

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2.      Security from Theft

If you’re concerned about certain belongings being stolen, whether from your home, business premises, or student accommodation, you should store them safely away in a storage unit to put those worries to bed.

Kangaroo Self Storage has extensive security features designed to keep your belongings safe while they are stored with us, including 24-hour CCTV located inside and outside the building, an alarm system and coded electronic gates. Additionally, your storage unit is secured with your own padlock, so only you have access to the unit and your belongings. You can rest assured that your belongings will be safe with us.

3.      A Base for Your Business

Self-storage units aren’t just for personal belongings; you can also use them to get your business off the ground. Whether it’s to store your stock and merchandise, raw materials, or even to operate the business from within, a self-storage unit is the ideal solution for all your business needs.

You can rent a unit with just enough space to hold all your business assets – or you might want to create a workstation in the unit, too.  The benefits of this in comparison to renting or buying brick-and-mortar are endless. For example, we don’t charge business rates or service and utility charges, and we take deliveries, too, so you don’t have to be onsite waiting for your important packages. Basically, our business storage makes your life easier so you can focus on other areas of running your company – what more could you ask for?

4.      Transition Between Homes

When you move to a new house, the most significant stress can be getting all your belongings from one property into another. There’s a lot to think about, such as uninstalling the big appliances, getting enough hands to help move all the bulky items and making sure that nothing goes missing or breaks during transit.

A self-storage unit can be the ideal middleman between moving into your new home. You can store your belongings in a unit gradually over time before the big moving day, making the whole process much easier and less stressful than trying to move everything in one go. It allows you more time to properly pack and label everything to move it into the unit before you’re ready to move it into your new home.

And, of course, if the moving chain doesn’t quite link up and you need to go into rented accommodation for a while, then moving house storage provides a simple solution for all your belongings and helps you manage the process.

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5.      Store Belongings as a Student

Storage units aren’t just for families or business owners; students can also rent a storage unit to help make their accommodation transitions much smoother! Whether you’re jetting off on a gap year, volunteering abroad in the summer, or don’t have your accommodation available to you over the holidays, a self-storage unit can help you keep your belongings safe and secure.

It also means you don’t have to move everything to your parents’ house only to move it back to your accommodation, making it an especially great choice for international students who will be returning to the UK after the holidays. At Kangaroo, we offer fantastic student storage facilities in close proximity to many universities, including the University of Edinburgh, the University of Liverpool, and UCLan. In fact, our self-storage in Preston is actually just an 8-minute walk from UCLan, making moving your belongings a breeze!

6.      Store Seasonal Items

Not everything is needed all year round; those skis and snow boots certainly aren’t much help in summer, and those deck chairs aren’t going to get used during winter. Rather than cram these seasonal items outdoors or into various spots in your house that could be put to better use, consider putting them in a self-storage unit when you don’t need them.

This way, you keep your home clean and tidy and protect these (often bulky) items from the elements. Your garden equipment and outdoor furniture are at particular risk from the harsh winter conditions, so it makes sense to store these carefully instead of stacking them in the garage or against a wall.

7.      Help Downsize for Retirement

If you’re heading into your retirement years, you may be thinking of downsizing your home as you start to think about your health and the practicalities of where you’re currently living, or maybe you want to be close to your family and friends. Whatever the reason, with a self-storage unit, you can store your belongings during the move or keep some belongings that you may no longer have space for in a smaller home but that you don’t know what to do with just yet.

You could keep some furniture in a unit that you may want to give to your children one day, or store some precious sentimental items so they remain safe and secure. Self-storage can help take the stress out of downsizing your home and provide you with the peace of mind you need during your retirement.

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At Kangaroo Self Storage, our self-storage is incredibly flexible. You can store with us for as long as you like, and there’s no charge for switching to a smaller or bigger unit, should you need to. Find your nearest Kangaroo, or contact us today, and a member of our friendly team would be happy to answer any questions.

When you’re hitting the pause button on your everyday life to travel or take a gap year, you’ve got enough to think about without worrying about the belongings you’re leaving behind. That’s where we step in. No fluff, no fuss, just a straightforward way to keep your belongings safe with Kangaroo Self Storage.

So, before you jet off on your adventures, we thought we’d explain how our storage units are the perfect spaces for storing your items while you’re away. Read on to discover how our safe, secure, and spacious facilities keep your belongings safe until you land back in the UK.

Do I Need to Use Self-Storage While Travelling?

Heading off on an extended holiday or braving a gap year? You may be mulling over what to do with your stuff while you’re out soaking up new experiences. Let’s walk through why self-storage is a no-brainer for travellers like you.

Clearing Your Home to Rent While You’re Away?

If you’re planning on travelling for an extended period, you may want to cash in on your empty home and rent it out while you’re gone. If you’re renting to a friend or family member, you’ll most likely want to clear some of your furniture out so they can move their own belongings in – but where do your things go? Well, whether it’s the sofa from your living room, your kitchen appliances, or your collection of winter woollies from your wardrobe, self-storage locks down a secure spot for all your possessions so your tenants have plenty of room for their belongings.

Handing Over Your Keys?

Shifting to a ‘no fixed abode’ status for a bit? If you’re moving abroad and dropping your lease or handing over the keys to someone else, self-storage is your wallet-friendly best friend. Instead of coughing up rent for space you’re not even using, stash your items with us and use that cash for your travels instead; it’s simple!

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Want to Keep Valuables Safe?

As well as any bulky items you might want to store while you’re gone, we can also keep your valuable and personal items safe. We understand you may not want to take precious jewellery, all your important documents, or other personal items on your travels, but leaving them behind may be risky, especially if you live in a shared house or you’re renting your space. So, you guessed it, self-storage is the answer to this, too! Our storage units come in a range of sizes, starting at 16 Ft2 (1.5 m2), so you can keep smaller items safe until you return.

Student Storage for Gap Year Adventures

As a student, taking a gap year should be about freedom and experiences, not fretting over your belongings. So, at Kangaroo Self-Storage, we’ve got your back with straightforward, secure, and affordable student holiday storage solutions that are:

How Can Self-Storage Help Me When I Return Home?

While you may not want to be thinking about this before you go, it’s a good idea to plan how you can continue using your storage unit when you land back home. Well, with our affordable and flexible storage options, you can take your time resettling without the clutter.

Not sure where to stash that bulky snowboard or camping gear? Brought back a whole new wardrobe? Our units are perfect for keeping your seasonal travel items (from heavy coats and boots to wetsuits and swim gear) tucked away until your next adventure. It’s easy storage at a price that won’t derail your post-holiday budget. Unpack at your own pace, with us keeping your belongings safe and sound.

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Why Choose Kangaroo for Your Self-Storage Needs?

In a nutshell, self-storage is the savvy move for long-term travellers. It’s the smart way to protect your belongings, cut costs, and keep things simple. Ready for a hassle-free way to store your belongings while you chase new horizons? Let’s explore why you should choose Kangaroo in a little more detail:

So, whether your ticket is booked or you’re in the early planning stages of your travels, we’d love to hear from you if you think we could be that peace of mind you need before jetting off. Find your nearest Kangaroo below and contact us to start your self-storage journey:

If you’re like most vehicle owners, you want to keep your vehicle safe and secure, but finding the right storage solution can be a headache. Luckily for you, Kangaroo has the solution! Our facilities provide a versatile solution for vehicle storage, catering to a range of vehicles and offering peace of mind through secure, accessible, and well-maintained storage options. Whether you’re looking to store for the winter or until your next car show, we’ve got you covered!

In this blog, we’re looking into how we keep your car, motorcycle, or caravan secure so you don’t have to stress about rust, theft, or other risks that could damage your vehicle.

Car Storage

We know that your car is more than just a way to get from point A to point B. It might be a classic car that you’ve been working on for years or just a trusty ride that gets you through your daily commute. Either way, you want to make sure that it’s safe and secure when you’re not using it. That’s why we offer car storage solutions equipped with state-of-the-art security features, including 24-hour CCTV, burglar alarms, and smoke detectors. We’ve got a range of size options available, from compact cars to luxury sedans, and our flexible contracts mean you are able to store your car for as long or as little as you need. Plus, with our drive-up access, you can easily drop off or pick up your car whenever it’s convenient for you.

Motorcycle Storage

As a motorcycle owner, you’ll know they tend to require specialised care, especially when stored for an extended period of time. So, one of the benefits of using our motorcycle storage is that you can access it whenever you need to! This is especially useful if you have a vintage or rare motorcycle that you don’t want to keep outside where it could be exposed to the elements. Storing it in a storage unit protects it from weather damage and other environmental factors that could potentially harm the bike and means you can check on it and keep it maintained whenever you like. Yes, whenever you like! Our vehicle storage units are accessible 24/7, 365, meaning whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, you have access to your motorcycle when you need it.

Caravan Storage

You know what’s better than a good old road trip in your caravan? Nothing! But let’s face it, finding a safe place to store it when not in use can be quite a challenge. That’s where Kangaroo Self Storage comes in to save the day! Our spacious and secure vehicle storage solutions work just as well for caravan storage. The large units protect your caravan from harsh weather conditions, while our fantastic security system guards against theft and damage. So, free up your driveway and store your caravan with us, whether it’s the off-season or between adventures.

Agricultural Machinery Storage

Did you know that we offer more than just storage for personal vehicles? Yep, we also provide storage solutions for agricultural machinery! We understand that businesses and farms need secure and spacious storage options for their equipment, and that’s where we help. Our facilities are designed to keep your valuable machinery in optimal condition so you can be sure it’ll be ready to go when you need it. If you plan on storing agricultural machinery, we advise that you speak to our team beforehand so we can make sure your unit is the right size and your vehicle gets the best storage solution possible.

Preparing Your Vehicle for Storage

When storing your vehicle, whether it’s a cherished classic car, your weekend motorcycle, a convenient family caravan, or even agricultural machinery, the right preparation can make all the difference in maintaining its condition.

General Preparation for All Vehicles

Tips for Specific Vehicles

Following these preparatory steps guarantees your vehicle remains in top condition while it’s stored at Kangaroo Self Storage, giving you one less thing to worry about until you’re ready to use it again!

So, if you’re ready to start storing your vehicle, we want to hear from you! Our vehicle storage is available at several locations across Scotland and North West England, so find your nearest facilities below:

Alternatively, you can get in touch to learn more about what we offer, including our drive-up container storage units and other fantastic options for vehicle owners!

At Kangaroo, we make it clear that when you choose one of our storage units, you’re not tied down to that unit. Whether you’re a homeowner, a busy student, or a growing business, we’re committed to giving you practical, affordable, and flexible storage solutions. This flexibility is crucial, which is why we make it easy to upgrade or downsize your storage unit whenever it suits your changing needs.

So here’s a straightforward guide to help you understand how you can change the size of your storage unit with us anytime you need. Stay tuned for a simple, fuss-free process that will help you make the best out of your storage space.

Assessing Your Storage Needs and Reasons for Changing Size

When life throws you a curveball, your storage may need a shift. Perhaps you’re moving to a smaller home, broadening your business’s stock, or simply having a good clear-out. In any of these life events, you might need to rethink your present storage unit size. Have a good look at what you’re storing, take note of items big and small and think ahead about other things you might need to store down the line; a proactive approach can save you not only space but precious time and money, too. It’s all about adaptability and getting a storage unit that fits your present and future needs. After all, our aim at Kangaroo is to make storage trouble-free and affordable for you so that you can focus on the bigger picture.

Understanding the Flexibility of Changing Storage Unit Sizes at Kangaroo

At Kangaroo, we turn storage problems into solutions. Afraid swapping your unit might be a bother? Put those concerns aside because, with us, your convenience is the top priority, not an afterthought. Choose from over 20 varied unit sizes tailored to move with your needs, whether you want to upgrade or downsize. Whether you’ve made your decision or you need some extra help choosing the best size, our team are always more than happy to help. We’ll walk you through the transition, delivering an affordable, perfectly sized solution. Because at Kangaroo, we believe your storage should adapt to your life, not the other way round.

Upsizing: When and Why You May Need a Larger Storage Unit

There’s a time and a place for room to grow, like when downsizing your home, but not your lifestyle. Or when business is booming and inventory piles up. In each case, Kangaroo is ready for the broadening challenge. We have an array of larger units designed for these exact moments, such as our 300 ft2 unit, which is the size of a triple garage and can hold 350 medium boxes or 800 archive boxes! When upgrading, we cater to your growing needs with units that offer robust security, all without breaking the bank. Why cramp your style when you can expand with Kangaroo? That’s more space for less hassle – straightforward, affordable, and tailored storage.

Downsizing: Benefits of Switching to a Smaller Storage Unit

Sometimes, less really is more. Cleared out some clutter or sold off old belongings? Recognised you’re not fully utilising that larger unit? It might be time to downsize. Our smaller units pack a punch; they’re easier on the wallet, simpler to manage, and make finding your items a doddle. For example, if you’ve realised you just need space for a few bits and bobs, consider our 16 ft2 unit. This size is equivalent to the boot of a car, so it’s ideal for those only storing a handful of boxes.

Steps to Changing the Size of Your Storage Unit

Making a change to your storage size at Kangaroo isn’t just doable; it’s downright easy. As mentioned, simply start off by having a good, hard look at what you’ve got to store. From here, if you’re not sure which unit size is the perfect fit, that’s no problem. Our experienced, friendly team is right here to guide you through picking the best option. Once you’ve made up your mind, you can put your feet up. We’re more than happy to roll up our sleeves and handle shifting your items into your new unit. And let’s not forget the cherry on top: our price match guarantee. Whether you opt for a cosy unit or a spacious one, you’re always getting the best deal, no ifs or buts about it. No-nonsense, cost-effective storage with Kangaroo; it’s about making change easy, not complicated.

Tips for Efficiently Packing and Moving Your Belongings

For a stress-free, easy-peasy move into your perfectly-sized Kangaroo storage unit, check out these practical tips:

At Kangaroo, we’re committed to making storage straightforward, accessible, and efficient. So, make the most of our flexible contracts, diverse unit sizes, and excellent customer service. Whether you’re upsizing, downsizing, or simply wanting a change, we’re here to help guide you every hop of the way. Find your nearest Kangaroo below:

As the calendar resets to 2024, we grasp the chance for a fresh start. A new year always opens the door to new opportunities, renewed focuses, and revised goals across our professional and personal lives. Fortunately, we will help you achieve your goals by providing a safe, secure storage space for items that are just cluttering your life.

Read on for our tips on how our widespread storage facilities have helped many individuals and businesses build a fresh start to their new year.

Clearing Clutter and Organising Your Space for a Fresh Start

Whether you have a complex inventory, too many items in your home or are moving into student accommodation, embarking on a decluttering journey can be overwhelming as it can be difficult to see the wood for the trees. With our tailor-made storage solutions, we make the process of clearing out your space a breeze.

Our decluttering storage units act as an extension of your home or office, offering a home for possessions that are not frequently used. By storing such items in our secure facilities, you free up much-needed space in your main premises. Consequently, this makes for a more organised environment, devoid of clutter, where every item has its place.

Creating such a sanctuary has profound psychological benefits. A clutter-free space enables a clear mind, reduces stress and boosts productivity. With Kangaroo Self Storage, realise the joy of living and working in a space that nurtures harmony and well-being.

Creating Space for Hobbies and New Year Resolutions

The advent of a new year often encourages people to explore new hobbies or fitness routines. However, the lack of space at home will pose a significant hurdle and make you think you can’t explore new things.

For example, if your New Year resolves to paint large canvases or build home-crafted items, you're confronted with substantial space requirements. These projects occupy a significant footprint and might overrun your living area.

Perhaps fitness is your focus for the upcoming year, which could mean new equipment — an exercise bike, weights, or yoga mats, for instance. These items often require dedicated spaces to avoid clutter.

Maybe music captures your interest, and you're considering a dedication to playing an instrument like the drums or the cello. Instruments often claim substantial space and, when not in use, need secure, safe housing away from potential damage.

Fortunately, this is another area where we help offer the perfect solution with our extra storage space. No matter what hobby you choose, Kangaroo Self Storage stands with you as a loyal partner as we provide a safe space for your equipment and even vehicle storage.

Our goal is to aid your pursuit to ensure space never becomes a liability. Embrace your New Year resolutions with renewed vigour, knowing we're here to support your hobby-related needs. Experience the joy of unrestricted creativity and freedom courtesy of Kangaroo Self Storage. Let's create amazing together.

Transitioning to a New Home Smoothly with Self-Storage

Moving home is a major event often linked to stress, and we strive to ease this burden with our flexible storage solutions. As you transition to your new home, we provide reliable interim storage for moving house, simplifying the process substantially.

Packing and unpacking can be taxing, especially under pressure. Storing non-essential items at our facilities allows you to unpack at a leisurely pace, preventing burnout. Additionally, it ensures your new home remains clutter-free from the outset, encouraging an organised, fresh start.

These convenient, tailored options provide an opportunity for decluttering before moving. By sorting belongings into 'keep', 'discard', and 'store' categories, you only bring essential items with you, potentially even saving on removal costs.

Starting a New Business Venture with the Help of Storage Solutions

New businesses require a strong foundation, and if 2024 is the year you finally want to put your commercial plans into action, we are here to assist. At Kangaroo Self Storage, we support entrepreneurs by offering:

At Kangaroo Self Storage, we provide flexible offerings ranging from 150 sq ft up to 15,000 sq ft that you can adjust as per your business cycle. Our facilities accommodate everything from single pallet storage to larger items, ensuring solutions for businesses of all sizes. With our all-inclusive pricing model, which rules out business rates, service charges, and utility bills, and our simple, flexible terms without long leases or complex contracts, we ensure a straightforward business storage solution.

Our office spaces provide temporary solutions, keeping your costs lean and adaptable to your business's growth. With no long-term lease commitments, businesses maintain the agility to expand or reduce their footprint as their needs evolve. By partnering with Kangaroo Self Storage, entrepreneurs focus on crafting their business vision, assured in their spatial needs.

Varied Storage Centre Options Across the UK

Our flexible storage space solutions clear the way for your 2024 aspirations and build efficiency when pursuing your goals and deciding what you need. With Kangaroo self-storage helping you, you’ll build an accomplished and well-organised persona and business life in 2024.

Interested in storing with us and having access to your belongings whenever you need them? We’re never too far away; find your nearest store below:

In all industries, one element remains stable: the necessity for effective storage solutions. With the fluctuating demands of inventory, equipment, and space, businesses across Scotland and the North West of England are discovering the value of our warehouse storage solutions here at Kangaroo Self Storage.

So here, we thought we'd give businesses pondering our warehouse storage solutions an insight into this area of Kangaroo. From flexible contracts to the best security available, there are plenty of reasons to choose us for your warehouse storage; let's take a look.

Maximising Space and Efficiency with Warehouse Storage

Are you fed up with wasting precious office space storing idle assets? By moving your excess equipment, inventory, or supplies into our secure warehouse storage units, you'll free up valuable workspace and avoid paying costly rent on larger premises.

But the benefits don't stop there. A well-organised storage unit at Kangaroo Self Storage can significantly improve your business operations. Efficiently arranged storage units lead to faster, more accurate item retrieval, ultimately saving both time and money. Plus, our clean, well-maintained facilities offer more than just a place to keep your items; think of it as an investment in your business's future success. By transferring overstock or seldom-used goods to our secure, easily accessible warehouse facilities, your business gets to preserve vital working or retail space. This optimises your operations by ensuring a more organised, clutter-free area for your staff, promoting workflow efficiency, and even impressing clients with your tidy, professional set-up.

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Wide Range of Storage Unit Sizes to Accommodate Inventory and Equipment

Not sure if we'll have the perfect size? Don't worry! With over 20 different sizes of storage units available, we can comfortably accommodate even the bulkiest of your items. From documents and office equipment to substantial manufacturing inventory, we have you covered.

At Kangaroo Self Storage, we know every customer's storage needs are unique. That's why we offer a wide range of storage unit sizes to suit everyone, from individuals to businesses. For example, our warehouse storage solutions are perfect for businesses in Scotland and the North West of England that need more space to grow. With our affordable and flexible warehouse units, you'll be able to store your inventory, equipment, or other assets securely and conveniently.

Flexibility and Scalability for Changing Business Needs

In business, change is the only constant, which is why we understand how crucial it is to have a solution that evolves with you. When your business changes, so must your storage. Our warehouse storage solutions are not only flexible but scalable, too, adapting to suit your ever-changing needs! Whether you're upscaling, downsizing, or just need to make some space, we can adjust your storage quickly and without hassle. No locked-in contracts, no jargon, just clear-cut, cost-effective storage solutions. With Kangaroo, you're in control; use what you need when you need it, and only pay for what you use.

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Security Measures to Protect Business Assets

We put your business asset security first with our warehouse storage, for example:

Our no-nonsense, secure approach means your business assets get premium protection where it needs it most.

Streamlining Inventory Management and Fulfilment

Goodbye, cluttered workspace. Hello, streamlined operations! With your inventory safely tucked away in a Kangaroo business storage unit, keeping track of stock levels becomes a breeze. This streamlined system can accelerate your fulfilment process and even enhance your standards of customer service. Plus, we offer confidential shredding services, offering a practical way to dispose of outdated records and minimise clutter.

Convenient Access and Logistics Support

We're all about making your life easier. With free parking and drive-up access to your storage unit, you can load or unload your items without breaking a sweat. And, our free collection and transportation services are perfect for businesses operating in multiple locations or those with staff travelling frequently. That's less bother for you and more focus on what really matters - managing your business.

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Enhancing Business Operations and Productivity

In plain terms, Kangaroo's warehouse storage makes doing business easier and more efficient. Our clean, secure, and well-kept facilities mean less worry about your assets, letting you concentrate on growing your business instead of managing stock. And, your team is freed up to tackle key projects, boosting productivity! We provide an affordable and flexible storage solution, streamlining your operations further. With us, you don't just store your assets, you invest in a smoother, more productive business.

Whether you're upsizing, downsizing, or simply in need of a more efficient solution, we can tailor a package to suit you. Because here at Kangaroo, storage is not just our business, it's our passion. Find your nearest warehouse storage here:

Whether you’re a student, a business owner, or someone in the process of moving houses, your time is precious. At Kangaroo, we understand this, which is why our 24-hour accessible self-storage units are designed to work around your unique schedule and lifestyle.

Get ready to discover how our flexible, round-the-clock accessibility can meet your self-storage needs, regardless of when you need to access your belongings! From making late-night moves easier to facilitating early morning inventory access for businesses, our 24-hour storage units provide a solution that truly works for your schedule; let’s find out more.

The Convenience of 24-Hour Access to Your Belongings

At Kangaroo Self Storage, we offer storers 24-hour access to our secure, well-maintained self-storage units, providing ultimate convenience for individuals and businesses in Scotland and North West England. No matter when you need access to your items, whether it’s late at night or early in the morning, our storage facilities are always available and awaiting your arrival! This unrestricted accessibility, coupled with features like a variety of unit sizes, free parking, and drive-up access, makes for a hassle-free storage experience. With Kangaroo, your belongings are within reach whenever you need them, which is the ultimate convenience. For many of our customers, storing with us helps them make other aspects of their life easier. For example, our business self-storage allows company owners to focus on running their business while we store their items safely. Because of this, convenience is key, and our 24-hour access provides company owners with complete flexibility to work around their commitments.

Catering to Various Schedules and Lifestyles

Our 24-hour access caters to various schedules and lifestyles, ensuring customers can access their belongings at any time. This flexible accessibility is perfect for people with busy lives, such as professionals working long hours, students juggling hectic timetables, or individuals who have time-sensitive hobbies or commitments.

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Kangaroo’s self-storage units are equipped to accommodate the needs of everyone, from those moving homes to businesses seeking storage for inventory. So, whether you’re travelling home from university during Christmas break and need to pick up some belongings on your way, or you’re a tradesman needing to collect tools from your unit mid-week, we offer this convenience. With no need to book your arrival in advance, you can freely come and go whenever it works for your schedule.

Accommodating Shift Workers and Night Owls

Unlike shared offices and communal working buildings, our 24-hour storage units provide a perfect solution for shift workers and night owls who operate outside traditional daytime hours. Our non-stop accessibility caters to those who work late, early, or varied shifts, ensuring they have the freedom and flexibility to access their stored items according to their unique schedule. Similarly, for those who naturally operate better at night or prefer working under the moonlight, 24-hour self-storage is ideal. From accessing work materials to retrieving personal items, our storage facilities accommodate every unique lifestyle and schedule.

Peace of Mind and Accessibility in Emergencies or Urgent Situations

Another great aspect of our 24-hour access is that it offers peace of mind and accessibility in emergencies or urgent situations. Many life events require self-storage, and many of these circumstances can be unpredictable; sometimes, you may need to access your belongings immediately. With our round-the-clock storage facilities, you can retrieve important items at any given moment, whether it be crucial documents, equipment, or personal possessions. During emergencies or unforeseen circumstances, it’s essential to have the assurance that your belongings are both safe and easily accessible at any time, and Kangaroo’s self-storage units provide the perfect blend of security and accessibility, ensuring your valued items are well-protected yet always within reach when you need them most.

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Enhancing Efficiency for Moving and Organising

With 24-hour access, your pre-move organising and house move is significantly enhanced. This unrestricted access allows our storers to manage their belongings at their preference and pace, eliminating the stress of working within limited operational hours. So, whether you’re moving late at night or you’re having an early morning decluttering session, our self-storage units are always open for you. This allows for careful management and planning of your moving processes, leading to reduced stress and increased productivity!

Easy Access for Seasonal Item Rotation or Retrieval

Being able to access your items whenever you need allows easy retrieval or rotation of seasonal items at any time. For example, if you’re storing decorations, sports gear, or seasonal clothing, you have the freedom to switch these items out whenever necessary, without constraints. Want to retrieve your ski equipment in the early hours before an impromptu trip? Or change your festive decorations in the late evening? Not a problem! This level of accessibility helps you manage seasonal storage transitions smoothly.

Security Measures for Safe and Secure 24-Hour Access

With storers coming and going around the lock, security is at the forefront of everything we do here at Kangaroo, as we understand that 24-hour access needs to be balanced with robust security. Because of this, we’ve implemented stringent security measures to ensure your stored items’ safety and security, regardless of the time you access them, such as:

We also ask all customers to bring their own padlock to ensure only the unit owner has access to their individual storage unit. With Kangaroo Self Storage, you can rest assured that your items are safe and protected, day and night.

Interested in storing with us and having access to your belongings whenever you need them? We’re never too far away; find your nearest store below:

Life transitions can often feel daunting, and moving homes is no exception. Among the jumble of boxes, bubble wrap, and checklists, stress becomes an unwelcome guest. Often slowing down the process, becoming overwhelmed with stress while navigating moving house is the last thing we need.

At Kangaroo Self Storage, we offer solutions that not only meet your specific needs but also elevate your moving experience, making packing and moving home a hop, skip, and a jump! So today, we wanted to explain just how our self-storage services assist those moving home by providing the peace of mind we desperately need during this exciting transition to a new chapter.

Stress-Free Packing and Moving

Every move begins with packing. Proper planning and having the right resources ensure minimal stress and maximum efficiency. With Kangaroo Self Storage, you don’t need to be the ultimate Tetris champion to pack your belongings effectively; you just need to know how to pack for self-storage. It’s simple; make sure to use all space available (including verticle space), use categories and labels so you can find everything easily, and always remember to leave a pathway for quick and simple retrieval of your items.

Expanded over 20 different unit sizes, our storage units provide a perfect fit for your possessions. Whether you’re moving a studio flat or a five-bedroom family home, large item or a small trinket, we accommodate them all.

Flexible Temporary Storage Options

Although we all hope for the best when moving home, delays and setbacks are all too common. Because of this, storage flexibility is crucial, and here at Kangaroo, this is at the forefront of our services. We provide 24-hour access, flexible contracts, and personalised services to cater to various customer needs, and only ask for 14 days’ notice when you with for your contract to end, but give you the freedom to move your items in and out whenever works for you.

Perhaps your new home isn’t ready, or you want to stagger the move to make time for decorating? No matter the circumstance, Kangaroo offers flexible storage options for all. Whether you need to store your items for a week, a few months, or even longer, we provide hassle-free, contract-flexible options.

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Protection for Furniture and Valuables

As a homeowner, one of the most critical aspects of relocating is ensuring the safety of your furniture and valuables. Our modern, well-maintained furniture storage facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art security features, such as 24-hour CCTV surveillance, highly responsive burglar alarms, and reliable smoke detectors. These safety measures work together to secure your belongings under our constant vigilance.

At Kangaroo, we pride ourselves on prioritising our customers’ unique needs and peace of mind. The moment you entrust your items to us, their safety becomes our top concern. We strive to provide you with a hassle-free and seamless storage experience, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your move. Ultimately, you can rest easy knowing that your cherished furniture, valuable heirlooms, and other treasured possessions are in the safest hands imaginable.

Downsizing and Simplifying Your Home

It’s often said that less is more. This philosophy rings true when you’re downsizing. In recent years, people have been downsizing their homes primarily because of high mortgage rates and interest costs. As mortgage and interest rates rise, the monthly payments of homeowners also increase, making it increasingly challenging to afford their current homes. This financial strain encourages people to downsize to smaller, more affordable homes to minimise their mortgages and the impact of interest rate increases.

As you simplify your spaces, self-storage can be an essential tool in decluttering and organising. Our storage units serve as an extension of your home, offering you the privilege of keeping your cherished items without cluttering your home. And, our household storage units are far cheaper than a mortgage, meaning you can save your cash, too!

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Why Choose Kangaroo for Moving House Storage?

You need easy access to your belongings when moving home, which is why our facilities are conveniently located across Scotland and the North West of England, ensuring you’re never far away from your stored items. In addition to our strategic locations, we offer drive-up access, making it a breeze to load and unload your possessions. Plus, with free parking and flexible contracts, it’s simple to arrange for swift access whenever you need it.

In addition, amidst the tsunami of moving expenses, we ensure costs don’t add to your worries. Priding ourselves on our lowest price offering, we deliver quality service without breaking the bank. Backed by our price match guarantee, you won’t find a more economical storage solution!

Our ultimate goal is to simplify the process of moving and provide you with peace of mind, knowing your belongings are secured and cared for. At Kangaroo Self Storage, we offer more than just storage; we offer trust, security, and hassle-free transitions. No matter what your storage needs are, choose Kangaroo as your reliable partner and navigate life’s transitions effortlessly.

So, whether you’re looking for self-storage for moving house in Scotland or North West England, we can help. Find your nearest household storage facilities below:

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:

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