As Coronavirus lockdown guidelines ease, the following measures remain in place across our stores. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause, but the health and safety of our staff, customers and suppliers is our priority.
Kangaroo Self Storage encourages you to get in touch with your store team directly if you have any questions. They can be reached on T: 0800 012 1528.
Your storage centre is open 7 days a week for all customers. These are the opening times:
Monday – Friday: 8 – 6pm
Saturday: 9 – 5pm
Sunday: 10 – 2pm
Reception is open and manned by a member of staff. Our staff will be wearing face masks. We will limit the numbers of people in reception at any one time.
In addition, we have staff working remotely and you can reach them by telephone or email during opening hours.
We are following Government guidelines to minimize contact with others and ask all customers to enter the store via our loading bay and not the reception. There is a sanitisation station in the loading bay and you are kindly asked to make use of it. Whilst in store we ask you to wear a face covering.
There are posters in our stores reminding you to observe social distancing guidelines and we have floor distancing stickers in place.
Customers are asked to limit numbers in the lifts to a single household.
We have an online check-in service – so you can enquire, reserve and book online. Our stores are automated, so should restrictions tighten at any time, we are able to provide access even without having a member of staff on site. Security measures are in place and all stores are monitored off site.
All store services are available including our shredding service and free collection service, with usual T&Cs. Our box shop is open too – and you don’t need to store to buy.
Store Cleaning Routines:
Our staff continue to maintain intensive daily cleaning routines in all stores, especially in the most commonly touched areas i.e. communal door handles, PIN pads, lift buttons, toilet flushes, card readers, reception desks, chair handles etc. Hand sanitisers are available.
If you are showing any symptoms of the Coronavirus, or have been in contact with anyone showing symptoms, we ask you to please stay at home. For more information go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you.
At Kangaroo Self Storage, we believe in offering our customers the best possible service. Whether you’re looking for domestic storage, student storage or business storage, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. So, we will always endeavour to meet and surpass your expectations.
Take a look at how essential customer service is for us and what our valued customers have to say about Kangaroo Self Storage.
Our Staff are Friendly
The Kangaroo Self Storage staff are always on hand to help. We strongly believe in ensuring that we are there to answer our customers’ needs, such as any help with our services or dealing with issues before they arise (or as soon as possible), whether that’s over the phone, email, or in person.
At Kangaroo, we want to make your life easier. We know how busy you are and that you have a lot on your mind, so we offer a smooth self-storage process to take some of the pressure off. You can trust us to help you with anything we can, from advising you on the right kind of unit for your needs to offering you competitive prices.
We’re happy we’ve been able to help so many customers, whether it’s with their business or personal storage needs. Our staff will go above and beyond to ensure you receive the very best service possible.
We Offer a Range of Services
Part of providing a great customer experience is to ensure that our customers have a range of services to choose from and all the information they need to make the right choice.
Kangaroo Self Storage provides secure, clean business, student, and domestic storage units so you can keep your belongings safe. We also have drive-up units and secure document shredding.
Our drive-up units are great for anyone short on time or who wants the ease of access they provide. Just drive up to our facility, add or remove your possessions and drive away. You won’t even need to speak to a member of staff.
It’s also easy to get a quote from Kangaroo, and we offer flexible storage agreements from as low as just seven days.
Aside from just storing belongings, you can also use your unit as an office space, perfect for those working from home or those needing dedicated space for their new business. With our units, you will have secure access seven days a week, a free goods service and mailbox service. We can also provide secure document shredding.
We’re a One-Stop-Shop for Your Storage Needs
Our Box Shop can supply you with storage boxes and other packing accessories. Whether you need sturdy boxes or bubble wrap, we make it easy to get hold of everything you need for storage without having to shop around for materials. So if you run out of boxes or tape, we have everything you need on-site to carry on.
Our durable storage boxes are available in different sizes and can cater to specific items, like our specialised boxes, making it easy and safe to store items like TVs and mirrors.
Kangaroo Self Storage is Reliable and Secure
We pride ourselves on our superb service that our customers can trust. When you choose Kangaroo, you can be confident your belongings are safe in our secure units. We provide:
24-hour CCTV monitoring system
Access door entry controls
Intruder alarm systems
Personal padlocks that only you have access to
Our Units are Affordable
At Kangaroo Self Storage, we ensure you are not paying for space you don’t need. It’s easy to upsize or move to a smaller unit depending on your need, and we do not charge for swapping units. Just speak to a member of staff at any time. Our customers can get an amazing six weeks of free storage when they book for 12 weeks, so you’ll be saving money when you store with us.
Additionally, if you’re a business you’ll be pleased to know that there are:
No maintenance costs
No utility bills
No business rates
No security fees
Our Stores Are COVID-Secure
Keeping our stores COVID secure is vital to your safety and the safety of our team. Our staff wear face coverings while working, and we have installed sanitation stations in our loading bays.
We deep clean our stores to ensure commonly touched spots are regularly cleaned, such as door handles, PIN pads, lift buttons, card readers and chair arms.
We have wanted to support our customers that provide essential services, so throughout the last year we have been implementing all COVID guidelines to ensure these customers can keep operating.
Customer service is just as crucial to us as our storage units’ quality, so we have worked hard to ensure all customers have received the best possible experience. Please call reception if you have any questions or leave us a review on Google My Business. Visit our Feefo page to see what other customers have to say.
The team here at Kangaroo Storage would like to wish all of our valued customers a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
It means the world to us that you choose to use our services, and we have been working tirelessly to ensure your storage solutions haven’t been interrupted despite the challenging year we have all had. Thank you to everyone for continuing to use Kangaroo Storage, we have some exciting plans for 2021, so watch this space!
Monday 21st December 8am – 6pm
Tuesday 22nd December 8am – 6pm
Wednesday 23rd December 8am – 6pm
Thursday 24th December 9am – 2pm
Friday 25th December – Closed & No Access To Customers
Saturday 26th December – Closed & No Access To Customers
Sunday 27th December – Closed & No Access To Customers
Monday 28th December – Closed & No Access To Customers
Tuesday 29th December 9am – 4pm
Wednesday 30th December 9am – 4pm
Thursday 31st December 9am – 2pm
Friday 1st January – Closed & No Access To Customers
Saturday 2nd January – Closed & No Access To Customers
Sunday 3rd January 10am – 2pm
Monday 4th January 9am – 4pm
Tuesday 5th January – 8am – 6pm
At Kangaroo Self Storage, we have a wide range of storage options available for those who need business storage, domestic storage and student storage. So, you can be assured that you will always be able to find what you need with Kangaroo. However, as we have so many different kinds of storage option, it can be difficult to know which one is right for your needs.
Read on to find out more about the different storage options we have here at Kangaroo so you can make that all-important decision.
Deciding which sized unit will suit your requirements is very important, as it will help you to save money. If you rent a unit that is bigger than what you need, you will be wasting money on something you are not using efficiently. Similarly, renting a unit that is too small won’t be any good, so it’s crucial to strike the right balance.
Also, if you’re looking for business storage, you will need to think about how you’re going to grow your business, which can affect the size of unit you rent.
When you view our unit sizes on Kangaroo, you will see our helpful guide to all the different sizes and what they can typically hold. For example, our smallest 16sqft locker is perfect for small businesses to store backup discs or a small amount of archive material, and is similar in size to what you might fit in the boot of a small car. Alternatively, our biggest 500sqft unit is the size of five garages and can store around 1,000 archive boxes or the contents of a large, six-bedroom house.
Our team here at Kangaroo would be more than happy to help make recommendations on the most appropriately sized unit for you.
Short or Long-Term Storage
Something else to keep in mind is how long you will need the unit. If you are moving home, you likely will only need short-term storage of just a few weeks. But if you run a business and need somewhere to store inventory, you probably need long-term storage of months or even years.
So, decide how long you would like to store your belongings before making a decision. Storing with Kangaroo Self Storage means you get flexible contracts that won’t lock you in. We want to make storing your things as easy as possible, which is why you can also upgrade or downsize to different sized units completely free of charge as your circumstances change.
Standard Units Vs Drive-Up Units
At Kangaroo, we have different kinds of units, including standard units and drive-up units. It provides a convenient way for you to drive up to your unit, add or remove belongings and then drive away. There’s no need to speak to anyone or interact with staff, perfect for these pre-coronavirus times when minimal contact with others is essential.
Our opening hours are:
Monday to Friday – 8am to 6pm (9am to 5pm in our Edinburgh store)
Saturday – 9am to 4pm
Sunday 10am to 2pm
We will also accept deliveries on your behalf, so there’s no need to be waiting on-site to receive your goods. Our team will sign for any packages and then contact you to let you know they have arrived. We keep them in a secure holding area until you are ready to collect and move them into your storage unit.
We also have a forklift on-site to help you transport heavy and bulky items into your units, perfect for storing vehicles, machinery and much more.
Our indoor units can be rented from as little as two weeks, and for as long as you require. There’s no reservation fee, and all of our units are covered by alarms and 24/7 CCTV cameras for security and peace of mind.
If you need tape and boxes to package up your belongings, you can get them from Kangaroo in our Box Shop.
Cheap storage sounds like a good idea in theory, but it may not always be the right decision if you’re looking for excellent service with top-notch security for your belongings. At Kangaroo, we offer competitive prices in all of our stores. Everything is included in the price we quote you; there are no unexpected extras or changes to your contract. Our stores are clean, dry and very secure, making them both perfect for storing your things at a price that can’t be beaten.
In fact, we even offer a lowest price guarantee. If you find a cheaper unit somewhere else, bring us the quote and we’ll happily beat it by 10%!
You can also benefit from amazing offers, including up to six weeks of free storage when you book a storage unit for at least twelve weeks. It’s crucial you book with a storage facility you can trust, and at Kangaroo, what you see is what you get.
Open for Access
We are still open for access despite the current circumstances. One staff member mans our receptions, and they are supported by staff working remotely that you can reach by telephone or email. Our stores have had posters put up that will help direct you to the right places and provide you with the information you need to help you safely navigate the store.
To help minimise contact, customers must enter using the loading bay and not the reception area, and we have provided a sanitation station there for you to make use of. We have also upped our cleaning routines, especially in commonly touched areas like door handles, PIN pads, lift buttons, card readers etc. Your unit is secured with your own lock, so no one else other than you has access to it.
Can you help us at Kangaroo Self Storage to name our new mascot?
We’re looking to give a name to our reimagined kangaroo mascot, and we need your help. That’s why we’ve decided to put it to the public and ask you to vote for your favourite name for our furry friend.
As we steam ahead into 2020, you might still be thinking about how you can tackle the year and achieve your goals.
For some people, setting goals for the new year means losing weight, reading more or giving up smoking. But goals don’t have to be about stopping or starting habits, particularly as most of these well-meaning ideas are abandoned by February. Trying to make 2020 the best year it can be is about more than small self-improvements, it can be about finally making steps to get to where you want to be in life.
Whether you’ve always wanted to own a business, take the plunge into a brand-new career sector or get that promotion, make 2020 the year you stop hoping and start doing. Looking at your professional life, here’s how you can do just that:
Think About Where You Want to Be
The first step to making 2020 your year is to establish where you are now, and where you want to be. How do you want your year to look? Are you hoping to work less, go back to work, or work for yourself? Whatever you want your future to look like, deciding what it is the first step to making it happen.
If you’re uncertain or don’t have a concrete idea of where you want to be, consider answers to carefully chosen questions; for example:
Are you happy in your current role?
What change would make your role more enjoyable?
What is preventing you from getting started?
What aspects of your current role make you happy?
How can you do more of what makes you happy?
Jot a few answers down so you can get a look at a clear picture of your goal. It could be that you wish you had more flexibility in your current role, or a higher income, or less working hours. Once you’ve pinpointed where you can get the most happiness from your career, you can start to take steps in the right direction.
Take SMART Steps
You may have heard of the SMART technique before. If not, it’s an acronym that sets out a way to create, well, smart goals:
By using the SMART method, goals become more manageable and easier to set out. As you follow each letter of SMART, you are forced to think carefully about the goal, and it allows you to make sure that goal is realistic and attainable.
Specific – The goal needs to be clear and precise. What is it you want to accomplish? Why do you want to achieve it? What or who is involved, and what resources do you need? Set out your goal as clearly and with as much detail as possible.
Measurable – How will you know when you’ve achieved your goal? Track your progress to help you stay motivated and meet your deadlines. Set your own benchmarks to accomplish as you go along, as well as the overall completed goal at the end.
Achievable – Goals need to be attainable, so you need to be honest about what is realistically possible, especially within the timeframe you’ve set yourself. Think about how you will achieve your goal, and whether it’s realistic based on constraints, such as financial factors.
Relevant – Is your goal relevant to you? Does it seem worthwhile and match your other needs? This step ensures your goal matters to you and fits into your broader wants and needs.
Time-bound – Every goal should have a target date, a deadline to focus on to help you move forward. When do you want to complete your goal? What can you do in the next six months to work towards this? What can you do right now? Remembering this step helps to prevent every-day, mundane tasks get in the way of your long-term goals.
Write down your goal and apply the SMART method so you can start to see your action plan come to life. Pin it to your fridge or your desktop so you can always see it and be aware of the next step.
Take the initiative with your goals. If you want to progress in your current role, book some time with your manager or supervisor and speak to them about taking on more responsibility, or ask about potential training development you want to undertake. Show that you’re keen to learn and advance.
If you want a new role, brush off that dusty CV and get to work. Look for networking opportunities and start that job hunt. Don’t head straight for the sofa to binge Netflix the second you come home from work, take the initiative and plough ahead with that crucial first step.
If you want to start your own business, start your research. There is so much information available online, so even if you have no clue how to set up a business, set aside time to find out. Message small business owners through sites like LinkedIn and see if any would be willing to have a chat with you about the process.
Setbacks and failures happen to everyone; what sets apart the people who succeed and those who don’t is how they handle that failure. Don’t let a bad day or a bad week sour your motivation. Take some time to shake it off, return to your SMART goal and pick up where you left off.
And don’t forget to share your goal with your friends and family, celebrate your wins with them, no matter how small. Their support will help you keep that positive energy focused on your goals.
Evaluate and Re-adjust
A year is a long time to plan for, and it will go by in a flash. If you find yourself struggling, or you think your wants may have changed, there’s no shame in adjusting your goal accordingly. After six months or so, evaluate your progress so far.
Take a look at where you started 2020 and what you’ve managed to achieve so far. Maybe you’ll have already completed your goal, or perhaps you didn’t manage to get started. Either way, take some time to reflect on your progress and re-adjust if necessary.
We hope you feel inspired to make the change you’re looking for in 2020. From everyone at Kangaroo Self Storage, we hope this year brings you what you’re looking for.
Putting up the Christmas decorations is an exciting time. For many of us, it signals the true start to Christmas, and gets us ready and in the festive mood for the holidays. However, come January when it’s time to take it all down, all that festive joy, time and patience is well and truly gone.
You know you should make sure you put the decorations away properly and in an organised manner so that it’s easy to put them up next year, but it can feel like far too much effort now that the holidays are over and life returns to normal.
But by following some simple tricks and tips, putting away those Christmas decorations is easier than ever, and you’ll be super prepared for next year.
Tackle that Tree
If you’ve got an artificial tree, it will need to be stored properly so that it lasts for many years without needing to be replaced. The original box or bag is the ideal way to store these, but if you no longer have it, or it’s seen better days, dismantle the tree into the sections and wrap each one in an old bed sheet and tie them closed.
Put each piece in a large, sturdy box (don’t forget to label it!) and tuck it away for next year.
Repurpose Household Items
When storing ornaments and various miscellaneous Christmas trinkets, you don’t need to spend money on specific storage containers. You can repurpose items from around the home for storing baubles that you probably have lying around right now.
Egg cartons, sandwich bags, vegetable punnets and gift bags are all perfect for storing Christmas decorations. Keep the same kinds of baubles together in the same cartons and stack them in their own labelled box so you know where to find them next year. They will be kept safe and sound, and you’ll be repurposing things that would otherwise be thrown away.
Hang that Wreath
Christmas wreaths are delicate, and they need to be stored in a way that won’t damage their shape so they can be used year after year. One of the best ways to do this is to keep them hung up so they don’t end up being crushed under something in the back of a cupboard. Use a coat hanger and a plastic covering (like a bin bag) and keep the wreath hung up in a wardrobe in the bag to prevent it from getting flattened and bent out of shape.
Keep Those Lights Knot-Free
Christmas lights are one of the trickiest decorations to cope with. There just doesn’t seem to be any way of keeping them organised in a way that doesn’t result in them taking hours to untangle come next year.
Well, a handy tip is to wrap the lights around a piece of cardboard – you’re likely to have loads lying around after Christmas – to keep them from getting tangled up. Cut a slot on both sides of the cardboard, one for the plug and one for the end of the lights, and wrap the lights around the middle.
Garment Bag for Paper
How often do you have leftover Christmas wrapping paper, yet when it comes to the next year the rolls often end up getting crushed or lost altogether? A good tip is to keep them side by side inside a zip-up garment bag and hanging them up in a wardrobe (along with that wreath!). The paper will stay perfect and pristine for next year, so you won’t even need to go and buy any more.
If your Christmas decorations are still taking up too much space – even after you’ve neatly organised them and put them away, it could be time to consider self-storage. Self-storage units are a great way to store bulky items that you need and want to keep but that you don’t really have space for.
At Kangaroo Self Storage, our storage units are flexible and affordable. There are no complicated, long-term contracts, you can store with us for as long as you like, and we only need one weeks’ notice when you wish to vacate. And, just to make it easier, we offer a free collection service. You don’t even have to take your items down to our storage facility yourself, it’s just that easy.
As it gets closer to the depths of winter, now is the time to sort out your home so it’s ready for those cold, long months ahead. And Kangaroo Self Storage is here to help. As we say goodbye to the last of the family visitors over Christmas and put away the fold up bed, table extension and spare chairs now is a good time to get the house and garden in order ahead of the inevitable cold snap.
Here are some tips on how to prepare your home for the cold weather.
Make Sure Your Property Is Insulated
Winter has the potential to make those energy bills skyrocket, and there’s nothing worse than rising energy bills. The best way to keep heat in the home and help keep those bills down is to ensure your home is well insulated. Check the level of insulation in your loft and secure those draughty windows and doors with draught excluders.
Keep curtains closed to help keep heat in, especially in older buildings that may not have double glazing. As well as keeping costs down, your home will be all cosy and ready for cold winter nights snuggled up by the fire.
Make All the Repairs Sooner Rather Than Later
Things like home repairs and maintenance can seem daunting. It’s easy to put them off for a later date. However, it pays to be on top of things. Check your guttering for cracks and blockages so the wet weather won’t lead to more significant problems down the line, like leaks in your roof or walls that could cause severe water damage. If you have one, get your chimney checked so you can get that fire roaring on those chilly winter nights.
Make a Home Cold Weather Pack
Make sure you know where you’ve put your candles and torches – and check you’ve got matches and batteries too. You might want to consider putting a few cupboard essentials together; long-life milk; tea and coffee; biscuits – a camping stove and blanket. You should stock up on household fuel and other necessities like medicines – especially if you live rurally and travel in poor weather is difficult.
Keep a note of useful telephone numbers to hand – or make sure you’ve entered them into your mobile phone. Looking around for contact details for electricians and plumbers just when you need them can often make a stressful situation worse.
Put Outdoor Summer Items in Storage
Space is precious and often limited. A garage and attic can only get you so far, and you may not have those – or you’d rather keep essential things in there like your car. If your summer furniture, not to mention the BBQ, are still flying around outside or cluttering your drive, you should move them so they don’t become damaged by the weather..
But if you don’t have the space what can you do with them?
You can put them into self-storage of course! With our 24/7 security system, your unused items can be kept safe and secure inside one of our self-storage units. You can store with us for as long as you need, and with our flexible storage solutions, you won’t be locked into a lengthy contract. You can upgrade or downgrade to differently sized units completely free of charge.
Make Room At Home for Bulky Winter Items
The glory of self-storage is that you can use it to help organise your home throughout the seasons and make it a more enjoyable space to live. Using self storage will now mean you have room for all those bulkier, winter items, such as fluffy blankets and portable heaters. It’s winter after all, do you really need your swimwear, inflatables, beach towels and picnic baskets taking up all that space?
Make some space and store away all those summer items that you won’t be using for many months. Make way for blankets, big coats, scarves, hats and gloves. Get those beach accessories and garden games into storage to make room for your wellies and raincoats.
At Kangaroo Self Storage, your items are always safe and sound with us. You can even purchase boxes and packaging accessories like tape and bubble wrap and we’ll deliver them to you. You don’t need to store with us to get some great deals on boxes and throughout January there’s 25% off too.
Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions about our storage facilities. Our friendly team are more than happy to help.
Christmas is always a busy time of year. So, to help you get organised with your storage, here’s plenty of notice about our opening hours over the holiday season.
Our Opening Hours over the Festive Period this year will be:
Saturday 7th December
9.00am – 3.00pm
Sunday 8th December
*Our Dundee store will be open and operate normal opening hours on both 7 & 8 December.
Monday 23rd December
8.00am – 6.00pm
Tuesday Christmas Eve
9.00am – 2.00pm
Friday 27th December
9.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 28th December
9.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 29th December
10.00am – 2.00pm
Monday 30th December
9.00am – 4.00pm
Tuesday New Year’s Eve
9.00am – 2.00pm
NEW YEAR’S DAY
Thursday 2nd January 2020
Friday 3rd January 2020
Normal Opening Hours Resume
Please be advised that we are closing early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and after 2pm there will be no access to units. There will be no access to any of our units at all on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.
Please get in touch with your store customer service team if you have any questions.
From everyone at Kangaroo Self Storage, we would like to say a very big thank you to all our customers and wish you a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.