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:

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.

moving boxes from a moving van

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:

At Kangaroo Self Storage, we understand that the education sector has unique storage needs. From students requiring temporary storage during holidays to educational institutions needing space for books and equipment, self-storage offers practical solutions.

So, in this blog, we’re exploring how the education sector can benefit from our secure and affordable self-storage facilities. Let's delve into the various ways self-storage can positively impact this industry, whether you’re studying, teaching, or managing an educational facility.

Temporary Storage for Students

Moving between accommodations during holidays can be challenging for students, but our self-storage makes the process seamless and stress-free. Our flexible storage options allow students to store their belongings conveniently and securely. Whether for a few weeks while they get settled in their student accommodation, or for complete term-time storage, our units provide a safe haven for their possessions. From sports equipment to musical instruments and seasonal clothing, students can rest easy knowing their items are protected until they need them again. No need to burden family and friends or worry about limited space in halls; our self-storage facilities are here to help.

Storage for Educational Materials and Equipment

Educational institutions have a constant need for storage space. The demand for books, teaching materials, and equipment can quickly overwhelm limited on-campus storage facilities. Often, teachers share stockrooms, and alongside their endless to-do lists, it’s hard to find the time to organise these spaces and also decide whose responsibility it is to do so.

blurry photograph of a school library

That's where our self storage units shine. Our wide range of unit sizes ensures that educational institutions can find the perfect fit for their storage needs. Whether it's storing surplus textbooks, maintaining a resource library, or safeguarding important equipment like projectors or lab tools, self-storage offers a secure and cost-effective solution. It also gives teachers space outside of the school building to dedicate to their supplies, which can offer the breath of fresh air needed to focus on other areas of teaching.

Space Outside of Student Accommodation

Student accommodation often lacks the space required to comfortably accommodate all of a student's belongings, especially during breaks. Self-storage allows students to easily declutter their halls and store extra items in a safe and accessible facility. Our student self-storage at Kangaroo provides ample space for furniture, appliances, and personal belongings. By temporarily moving these items to our facilities, students can create a more spacious and stress-free living environment, which is crucial for an enjoyable university experience.

Archive Storage for Educational Institutions

Educational institutions deal with extensive amounts of paperwork, records, and archives. Therefore, it's crucial to have a reliable storage solution that maintains the integrity and accessibility of these important documents. You guessed it; self-storage is the answer. Our facilities provide controlled environments, ensuring documents are protected from moisture, pests, and other hazards. Educational institutions can easily organise and label their archive boxes for efficient retrieval when needed, and with Kangaroo Self Storage, schools and universities can confidently manage their archives, freeing up valuable office space and streamlining administrative processes.

Kangaroo Self Storage unit with a few boxes and a guitar

Secure Storage for Valuable Assets

Educational institutions often have valuable assets that require secure storage, such as:

These items cannot be left to chance, so choosing self-storage is the best option. Our units have enhanced security features such as 24-hour CCTV, burglar alarms, and individual padlocks. Alongside this, our helpful staff are onsite during office hours, and even when they’re not around, you can access your unit. Only you have access to your storage unit, and having the freedom to enter it whenever necessary is crucial. With Kangaroo Self Storage, educational institutions can focus on what they do best, knowing their valuable assets are in safe hands with our team.

Benefits for Educational Events and Activities

Organising educational events and activities often requires storing equipment and supplies, so rather than crowding on-campus storage facilities or relying on expensive short-term rentals, self-storage offers a convenient and cost-effective alternative. Institutions can use our spacious storage units to house event-related items such as audio-visual equipment, exhibition materials, and sports gear.

What’s more? We have handy drive-up storage units at selected Kangaroo Self Storage locations, so you don’t need to worry about navigating stairs or narrow corridors; you can just drive straight to your unit and store your bulky items.

Kangaroo Self Storage drive-up storage units

Self-storage is a game-changer for any industry, but within the education sector, it’s a necessity. From providing temporary student storage to offering space for educational materials and equipment, self-storage offers convenience, flexibility, and security.

So, whether you're a student looking for a temporary storage solution or an educational institution needing additional space, Kangaroo Self Storage is here to meet your storage needs. We’re proud to offer locations across Scotland and North West England, including:

Contact our friendly team or request a quote online to experience the benefits of Kangaroo Self Storage for the education sector.

Self-storage is a fantastic solution if you’re moving to a new home, travelling around the globe, or simply looking to declutter your living space. However, proper preparation is key to ensuring your belongings remain safe, organised, and in optimal condition during their time in storage.

Whether you’re a first-time self-storer or a seasoned pro, we’re here to provide a comprehensive guide to help you prepare your belongings effectively. By following our storage expert’s recommendations, we're certain that you’ll be well-equipped to protect your cherished possessions and ensure easy access whenever you need them.

Why Should You Prepare Your Belongings Before Storage?

Preparing your belongings before storage is a crucial step that should not be overlooked, as you ensure their safety, organisation, and optimal condition during their time in storage.

First and foremost, preparation helps protect your belongings from potential damage during transportation and while in storage. Properly packing and securing items reduces the risk of breakage, scratches, or other forms of damage.

In addition, organising your belongings before storage allows for easy access and retrieval when needed, saving you time and effort in the long run. If you need an item from your storage unit, the last thing you want is to be faced with unlabelled boxes, folders placed around with no rhyme or reason and no space to look for anything. So, by following the necessary preparation steps, you can have peace of mind knowing that your cherished possessions are well-protected and readily accessible whenever you require them.

Assessing Your Storage Needs Beforehand

Understanding your requirements in advance will save you time, effort, and potential headaches down the line. So, begin by taking inventory of the items you plan to store. Then, categorise them based on size, fragility, and frequency of use to help determine the unit size you’ll need. Consider factors such as furniture, appliances, and box size.

Empty storage unit at Kangaroo Self Storage

Next, estimate the duration of storage. If you’re storing items for a short period, you might prioritise easy access and frequent retrieval. However, focus on maximising space efficiency and implementing proper organisation strategies for long-term storage. Remember, we offer flexible solutions at Kangaroo Self Storage, so you can stay for as long as you need and extend your contract whenever required.

By thoroughly assessing your storage needs, you can select the right storage unit, optimise space utilisation, and ensure a smooth and successful self-storage experience.

Organising and Packing

When it comes to actually packing your belongings, gathering the proper supplies beforehand is essential. Acquire an ample supply of sturdy boxes in various sizes, bubble wrap, packing tape, labels, and markers. Having more supplies than you think you’ll need is best, as proper packing is crucial for protecting your belongings. Don’t forget; you can pick up all the supplies you’ll need at our Box Shop located at all our self-storage sites or online, whichever is easiest for you.

Once you have your boxes and packing materials, start packing non-essential items first, leaving frequently used items for the end. Remember to label each box with its contents clearly, and even consider creating an inventory list to keep track of everything you’ve packed.

Disassembling and Protecting Furniture

Disassembling large furniture items can be highly beneficial when preparing your belongings for self-storage. It not only optimises the use of space within your storage unit but also reduces the risk of damage during transit and makes the overall moving process smoother.

So, if possible, take apart these items to save space and make them more manageable to transport. Start by carefully removing screws, bolts, and other small parts, ensuring they don’t get lost in the process. Place these items in labelled bags and securely attach them to the corresponding furniture piece to keep everything organised. This way, when you need to reassemble the furniture later, you’ll have all the necessary components readily available.

Packing items for storage

Storing Fragile Items

To protect delicate and breakable items during self-storage, it is crucial to wrap them individually with protective materials such as bubble wrap or packing paper. This extra layer of cushioning helps minimise the risk of damage caused by impacts or vibrations.

In addition, it is important to fill any empty spaces within the boxes to prevent items from shifting during transit. Utilising packing peanuts or crumpled paper as filler materials helps keep the items secure and immobilised within the box. This precautionary measure reduces the likelihood of items colliding and potentially breaking.

Maximising Space and Accessibility

When it comes to maximising space and accessibility to your self-storage unit, all the above points should be considered. But, on top of this, looking at how you fill your unit is key.

Remember to stack items strategically, placing heavier ones at the bottom and fragile items towards the top. Similarly, as mentioned, place items you’re less likely to need at the bottom or the back so you can easily reach the things you’ll need.

Regularly review and reorganise your unit as your storage needs change, and don’t forget we’re completely flexible at Kangaroo Self Storage. If you need more space, and we have the units available, we’re more than happy to help you move your items over to a roomier unit.

We offer self-storage across Scotland and North West England, including:

Explore our website or get a quote online for more information.

Self-storage has become an increasingly popular solution for individuals and businesses needing additional storage space. However, as we strive to reduce our carbon footprint and promote sustainability, it’s important to consider the environmental impact of our storage practices.

In this blog, we will explore the topic of sustainable storing and how self-storage plays a crucial role in reducing our carbon footprint. We will discuss the environmental impact of the self-storage industry and how Kangaroo Self Storage is committed to sustainability. You’ll also find tips on how individuals and businesses can adopt sustainable storage practices and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Join us on this journey towards sustainable storing and discover how self-storage helps reduce your carbon footprint.

The Benefits of Self-Storage for Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Self-storage facilities are often a convenient solution for individuals and businesses that need additional space for their belongings. However, traditional storage options have a significant environmental impact; choosing a sustainable self-storage facility will reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.

One of the primary benefits of self-storage facilities is that they are often more energy-efficient than traditional storage options. For example, here at Kangaroo Self Storage, we don’t heat our storage units, considerably reducing energy bills. But don’t worry; you won’t freeze when moving items in and out of storage; the unit’s temperature remains consistent.

Carbon footprint logo on a cardboard box

Another benefit of self-storage is that it promotes the reuse of existing resources, an essential aspect of the circular economy. By storing items you no longer use or need, you prevent them from ending up in landfills and promote their reuse.

The Importance of Sustainable Storage Practices

Sustainable storage practices are becoming increasingly important in today’s society due to the growing concern for the environment and the impact that human activities have on the planet.

For example, sustainable storage practices can help to protect valuable goods from damage or spoilage. In addition, proper storage techniques will help to maintain the quality and integrity of products, which ultimately leads to a longer lifespan and reduce the need for replacement.

If you’re unsure about the best storage practices for your belongings, we have plenty of FAQs to hopefully provide the answers you need, but here are a few top tips to help you maximise your unit, use your space efficiently, and extend your items’ lifespans:

Following the last point, we have an extensive range of packing materials, including various boxes and plenty of protective materials, such as bubble wrap. Pick up everything you need to protect your belongings online or by visiting our shops in person.

Half-filled self-storage unit

The Role of Self-Storage in the Circular Economy

The circular economy is a system of production and consumption that aims to minimise waste and maximise the use of resources. In this system, products and materials are reused, repaired, or recycled instead of thrown away. Both business and household self-storage play an important role in this system by providing a space for individuals and companies to store items that can be repurposed or reused.

One way that self-storage contributes to the circular economy is by providing a space for businesses to store surplus stock or materials that can be reused in the future. For example, a company may store winter clothing that didn’t sell when it was time to prepare for spring. The company will reduce waste and conserve resources by storing this stock instead of throwing it away.

Self-storage also plays a role in the sharing economy, another aspect of the circular economy. Through sharing platforms, individuals can rent out their unused items to others, reducing the need for new items to be produced. Self-storage will provide a space for individuals to store these items when they are not being rented out, making it easier to participate in the sharing economy.

Circular economy graphic

Another way that self-storage contributes to the circular economy is by providing a space for individuals and businesses to store items that can be repaired or refurbished. For example, someone may store a piece of furniture that needs to be refinished or repaired, and by repairing and reusing items, we can reduce waste and conserve resources.

Why Choose a Sustainable Self-Storage Supplier Like Kangaroo?

The self-storage industry is incredibly eco-friendly; let’s take a look at some of the reasons why and also why choosing a sustainable supplier such as Kangaroo is an excellent choice for both individuals and businesses:

Here at Kangaroo Self Storage, we have conveniently located storage facilities across Scotland and North West England, including:

You’re never too far away from sustainable storing. Visit us in person or contact our team online to discuss your storage options; we’re always happy to help.

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