Kangaroo Self Storage makes its first move into the North East of England as the business announces that it has acquired a site in Sunderland.

The self-storage company has bought a 39,700 sq ft former retail warehouse on the edge of the Hylton Retail Park off Wessington Way in Sunderland. The site was acquired for an undisclosed sum.

The site provides a repurposed retail space that once housed Carpet Right, Harveys, and HSS Hire. The warehouse will be transformed into a multipurpose storage centre providing more than 60,000 square feet of lettable space. The new storage facility will support the self-storage needs of students, households, and commercial customers. There will also be a business hub providing offices and meeting rooms.

Gareth Dougherty, Acquisitions Manager at Kangaroo Self Storage, said, “As an edge of city site, Wessington Way is a perfect location. The road is a key arterial route into Sunderland, and the site is at a major roundabout at the junction of Hylton Retail Park, which is fast becoming the city’s major retail destination. It’s a very visible site with easy access and ample parking.

“Sunderland provides a perfect introduction to the North East of England as the business looks to broaden its reach across the UK.”

Kangaroo Self Storage has ten operational facilities across the North West of England and Scotland. The site in Sunderland is scheduled to open later this year.

Are you excited about the big change coming into your life with a baby on the way? Of course, alongside the excitement comes stress about making sure everything is perfect, including the safety and comfort of your child. To make this happen, you’ll need to designate a special place in your home for your baby, whether that be a nursery or an area of your bedroom. Don't worry; if you're wondering where you will fit all the baby essentials, there's a clever solution!

Kangaroo Self Storage offers a variety of unit sizes to declutter and safely store your items, creating that extra space in your home. Keep on reading to discover how to transform the cluttered space in your home into a nursery.

Three Steps to Transition Your Cluttered Room into a Nursery

If you're in need of additional household storage space, you might not even realise that you already have space; it’s just hidden with clutter! We all have that spare bedroom or cluttered corner of the room where we keep seasonal things or just items we rarely use. This is your sign to go through these cluttered spaces and rethink which items you really need to keep. This way, you’ll get that extra space you need for a nursery. Let's go through three simple steps to do just that.

keep, donate, and discard piles of clothes

Step 1. Sorting and Decluttering the Room

The very first step you need to do is declutter your room. Try to get at least one free afternoon to face this challenge so that you can calmly think about the things you will no longer need. Consider donating your items to local charity shops or selling some of them on online platforms such as eBay, Gumtree, or Vinted; this way, you can put the extra cash toward new items for your baby.

Step 2. Utilising Storage Solutions

For the things you can’t let go of, you’ll need a secure and trustworthy place to store them. That’s where we can help! Using a storage unit means your things are safe with 24-hour CCTV, alarms, and smoke detectors. All you need to do is decide on the right storage unit size – whether you’re storing a spare room’s worth of items or just a cupboard-full, we have a unit for you. And, if you have any questions, our experienced team will be happy to help you. It's an affordable way to keep your items until you need them again. We all need extra storage space from time to time!

Step 3. Designing and Organising the Nursery

Once your room is free from clutter, thanks to your hard work and self-storage solution, it's time to turn it into the perfect nursery! Just think about this exciting process of getting ready for your baby to come. First, choose where the cot should go — place it away from windows and cold drafts and in a place you can get to easily. Then, consider picking some gentle colours that will give you a feeling of calmness and a cosy atmosphere. Finally, try to keep the balance between making it look nice and cosy and being practical. This way, your baby's room will be a place where both of you love spending time.

couple picking out colours for a nursery

Holding on to Outgrown Baby Clothes and Accessories

Babies grow up fast, and in the blink of an eye, they will outgrow their clothes and all the accessories you bought right at the start. Again, this is why keeping your space clear is so important! Here, self-storage can be your best friend as you can keep baby clothes, toys, and other things neatly packed away until you need them again. It's perfect for when you're saving things for a younger sibling.

Storing outgrown baby items has its emotional perks, too. Your baby’s first time rolling over, sitting up, or taking their first steps - think about all these emotional moments! Each piece holds a story you might want to share with your children as they age.

man putting things in storage

How Does Storage Help When Your Family Grows?

As the years roll by, your family changes and grows. As your little ones grow into big kids, your home needs to grow with them, too. So, with this in mind, consider self-storage to help with these family-life changes.

Picture this: it's been a few years, and now your kids are in school. You've got science projects, sports kits, and all sorts of new treasures to keep. Suddenly, those baby clothes and cots are swapped for football boots and school papers. Or maybe your family starts going camping? Where would you store your gear? With our Kangaroo Self Storage, changing your storage plan is easy. You can upsize or downsize your unit without a fuss. It's like your storage can grow just like your family does. Even if you find yourself moving house, we have the storage for you.

For more on how we can help you depending on your location, find your nearest Kangaroo below:

Why Trust Kangaroo Self Storage for Your Growing Family Needs?

Whenever you need that extra space, we're ready to help at Kangaroo Self Storage. We make it possible by providing a secure, flexible space to store your belongings.

So, choose Kangaroo Self Storage and benefit from solutions designed to make your home a perfect space for every stage of your family’s journey. Contact us today.

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 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.

Car towing caravan on a road

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, 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!

We’re pleased to announce that Kangaroo has been awarded the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2024 across all our self-storage centres in Scotland and the North West of England! That’s the fourth consecutive year where we have achieved Platinum status.

Each year, the independent customer review platform presents its service awards. Platinum Trusted Service Awards are given to businesses that have achieved their Gold standard for three consecutive years. To receive a Gold Trusted Service Award, businesses must have collected at least 50 reviews with a Feefo service rating of between 4.5 and 4.9 between 1st January 2023 and 31st December 2023.

Graeme Gardiner, Commercial Director at Kangaroo Self Storage commented: “It’s always lovely to win an award as it helps us stand out in a crowded marketplace and differentiates us from the rest. What’s really great about this award is that it recognises consistent strong customer service. That’s what we’re about – year in, year out excellence. That’s much harder to achieve and maintain.

“We are living in challenging times, and rightly, customers are cautious about how they spend their money. We want to reassure customers that they’re in good hands and that they should have the confidence to buy storage from us – we believe this kind of award helps demonstrate our commitment to excellent service. We’re proud of our troops and this award is further endorsement of their great work.

“Of course, we couldn’t win this award without reviews. So, we’d also like to thank our customers not only for their business, but for taking the time to review us too. It really makes a difference to us.”

Congratulating Kangaroo on winning this year’s award, Tony Wheble, CEO at Feefo, said: “The Trusted Service Awards have always been about recognising companies that go way beyond the norm in customer service and in turn, receive great feedback from delighted customers.

“A particular congratulations to Kangaroo Self Storage for winning a Platinum Trusted Service Award by providing great customer service consistently over a number of years. I look forward to seeing them continue to achieve next year and beyond.”  

Working with over 6,000 brands, Feefo is the world’s largest provider of verified reviews. Feefo established the Trusted Service Awards in 2014 to recognise brands that receive exceptional feedback from their customers. The awards are unique because they truly reflect a business’s dedication to providing outstanding customer service by analysing feedback from real customers.

Here’s what some of our customers said about us in their five-star reviews:

“Great storage facility. Very helpful staff.”

“Absolutely first-class service.”

“Best in Preston.”

“Friendly staff, nothing too much trouble, would recommend to others.”

If you’ve recently had a five-star experience with Kangaroo, why not leave us a review over on Feefo?

Whether you're a student heading off on a term break with no room for your belongings or in the middle of a home move and needing extra space to temporarily store your possessions, Kangaroo's Box Shop has the perfect solution for you. This article will take you through a variety of sensible packing strategies and materials we have available to help you get the most out of the available space.

Strategic Packing Tips for Maximising Storage Space

Maximising storage space is essential when utilising self-storage facilities. Strategic packing and arrangement of your belongings can significantly impact the accessibility and organisation of your storage units. In this section, we'll share some tips on how to efficiently pack and arrange your things, as well as how to make the most of your storage boxes and other packing materials for optimal space usage.

Tips for Efficient Packing and Arranging Belongings

  1. Disassemble large furniture: Breaking down items such as bed frames, tables, and cabinets will save space and make it easier to move and store them.
  2. Utilise empty spaces within items: Fill dresser drawers, suitcases, and large appliances with smaller items to make the most of the available space. Wrap items with fragile contents in bubble wrap or packing paper first to prevent damage.
  3. Choose the right size boxes: Go for smaller boxes for multiple heavy items like books or tools and larger boxes for lightweight and bulky items such as pillows or linens.
  4. Pack similar items together: Grouping similar items or belongings from the same room makes unpacking more manageable and keeps you organised.
  5. Label all boxes: Clearly label your boxes on all sides with their contents and the room they belong to, making it easier to locate items when you need them.
kangaroo storage tape

Using Packing Materials Effectively for Space Optimisation

  1. Uniformly sized boxes: Using similarly sized boxes creates a more stackable and space-efficient storage system.
  2. Bubble wrap and packing paper: These materials ensure that fragile items are well-protected, allowing you to stack them more confidently and make better use of vertical space.
  3. Tape and tape dispenser: Securely sealing all boxes ensures they won't give way when stacked and prevents the lids from accidentally coming open.
  4. Glass and dish protectors: Protect delicate items and make it safe to stack them in boxes, maximising space in your storage unit.
  5. Moving straps and hand trucks: Utilise these tools to stack heavier boxes and items more efficiently and securely in your self-storage unit, whether you're in Dundee or Glasgow.

By implementing these strategies and effectively using your storage boxes and packing materials, you’ll transform your self-storage experience, maximise space utilisation, and make accessing your belongings a breeze.

Exploring Kangaroo's Box Shop Variety

At Kangaroo's Box Shop, we offer a wide range of packing materials to adjust to all your packing and storage needs. Our assortment ensures you'll find the perfect solution for your items, no matter their size, shape, or fragility.

Let's see the packing materials available in the Box Shop:

man packing storage unit

To give you a better understanding of our offerings, here's a detailed breakdown:

Different types of boxes:

Wrapping materials:

Tapes, tape dispensers, and other essentials:

Moving and protective accessories:

We also offer packs suited to different needs. For example, if you are looking for student storage, we've got you covered. In our Box Shop, you can get a student pack that consists of 9 boxes and a tape.

Our Pledge to Sustainable Storage Solutions

At Kangaroo, we care about our planet. That’s why we offer recycled and sustainably sourced packaging materials in all our Box Shops. Giving old items a new life instead of them ending up as waste is important to us. To learn more about how we’re doing our part for the planet, check out our article on how storage helps the planet.

padlocks at kangaroo box shop

Effective packing and organisation are vital to making the most of your self-storage experience. By incorporating strategic packing tips and utilising the comprehensive selection of packing materials available at Kangaroo's Box Shop, you can maximise storage space and efficiently protect and organise your belongings. Whether you are a student, homeowner, or business owner, Kangaroo Self Storage offers tailored solutions to meet and exceed your storage expectations. Trust in our expertise and resources to transform your storage journey, ensuring the security and accessibility of your possessions while providing you with peace of mind.

Ready to redefine your storage strategy? Visit our Kangaroo's Box Shop today and explore our extensive range of packing materials. Let us help you take the stress out of storing. Start your journey to more efficient and reliable storage with Kangaroo now! Find your nearest Kangaroo 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.

looking out of a drive up kangaroo storage unit

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.

christmas lights pouring out of a cardboard box under a christmas tree

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.

snow all over outdoor table and chairs

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.

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

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

The Importance of Organising Business Documents

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

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

unorganised files stacked up

Different Ways to Organise Business Documents in a Storage Unit

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

1.      Categorise and Label Documents

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

2.      Use Storage Boxes or Filing Cabinets

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

3.      Create a Document Index

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

4.      Rotate and Archive Documents Regularly

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

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Stay Organised with Kangaroo Business Storage Units

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Businesses Should Use Self-Storage Units As Office Space

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

Reduced Rental Costs

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

Increased Privacy

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

Empty kangaroo self storage unit

Flexibility

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

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

Reduced Clutter

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

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

Creating Your Self-Storage Unit Office Space

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

Find the Right Unit

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

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

Drawing of an office in a storage unit

Design Your Office Space

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

Furnish Your Office

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

Kangaroo Self Storage purpose built office spaces

Opting for Purpose-Built Office Space

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

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

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

Hybrid working has become incredibly popular in recent years and is changing how businesses think about office space and what they need to maintain their work remotely. With more people working remotely, there's less need for traditional office spaces, as many employers look for more flexible alternatives to match their team’s needs. As a result, how we choose and use our workspaces is evolving.

So, in this blog, we'll explore how self-storage effectively solves this need, particularly for those needing office and home business storage.

Four person office at Kangaroo Self Storage

How Hybrid Working Opens up New Office Space Opportunities

Businesses of all sizes are adapting to the hybrid working model to save costs associated with office space rental and increase employee morale. However, hybrid workers with home offices will quickly find it cluttered, as working from home requires finding space for files, books, and equipment while still being able to concentrate.

By reducing office space, companies save tens of thousands of pounds a year, which is especially significant for small or home businesses struggling to afford these costs.

Here are some key things to consider when it comes to workspaces in the hybrid working era:

Many business owners are unaware of the significant potential of using a self-storage unit as an office. It's not limited to inventory or equipment storage; our storage facilities are also an alternative workspace or a base for freelancers.

One person office at Kangaroo Self Storage

Flexible Workplaces

At Kangaroo Self Storage, as well as our self-storage units, we offer adaptable office spaces that provide businesses with high flexibility and convenience. One of the key advantages of renting offices from Kangaroo Self Storage is the flexibility we offer through our short-term lease commitments. Take advantage of our flexible leases with a 4-week commitment, minimising risk for start-ups and providing a perfect short-term base for those moving offices. Quickly adapt to changing needs or market conditions without being tied to long-term contracts.

In addition, our "pay as you go" basis enhances the flexibility of our storage offices. Scale up or down your office space requirements as needed and easily expand your office space within our storage facility as your business grows.

Office space at Kangaroo Self Storage

Free WI-FI Storage Offices

We understand how important it is for businesses to stay connected to the internet. That's why we provide free Wi-Fi as standard at all our sites, including our serviced offices at our Altrincham, Edinburgh, and Liverpool locations. Whether working on a project, collaborating with colleagues, or communicating with clients, our complimentary Wi-Fi ensures fast and reliable connectivity.

We also understand the importance of having access to power outlets. That's why our serviced offices are fully equipped with power plugs, so you can easily charge your devices and stay connected throughout the day. This allows businesses to operate smoothly and efficiently without worrying about running out of battery or losing connection.

We offer a range of amenities and facilities to further enhance your experience at our Kangaroo facilities. All our serviced offices are in defined areas within our storage centres, so they're separate and easy to access. For example, our locations provide free parking, so you don't have to worry about finding a spot for your car. We also offer a meeting room facility at our Altrincham location, providing businesses with a dedicated space to host client meetings, brainstorming sessions, or collaborative work.

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Spaces for Collaboration and Meetings

It’s difficult to cultivate a positive atmosphere or collaboration when running a hybrid or a home business; the isolation can make everyone feel disconnected from their colleagues. Additionally, any face-to-face client meetings will become increasingly difficult to organise when everyone is working from their residences.

Therefore, rentable office space is crucial in promoting these connections between clients and businesses and fostering collaboration among employees, as they all have access to a shared workspace. Our serviced offices at our Altrincham, Edinburgh, and Liverpool locations are simple, affordable, and easily accessible.

Office Spaces for Rent at Kangaroo Self Storage

At Kangaroo, we embrace hybrid working and pride ourselves on offering excellent business storage solutions for our customers. Our storage experts are always on hand to answer your questions and help wherever we’re needed. You can visit our storage stores and rentable office spaces at these locations:

Or, feel free to contact us, and we will do our best to help you prepare for renting our spaces.

If you’re considering self-storage for your belongings, knowing how to pack effectively can make all the difference. After all, proper packing not only protects your items but also maximises your space and minimises your cost. So, in this post, we're sharing the dos and don'ts of packing for self-storage to help you get the most out of your storage experience.

From choosing the right containers to labelling your boxes, we'll cover everything you need to know to best pack your storage unit. Whether you’re moving home, packing up your office, or travelling the world, we’re here to provide you with not just the space but the top tips as well; read on to discover how Kangaroo can help you.

Efficient Packing Techniques

Efficiently packing your items is crucial when making the most of your self-storage space. So, to prepare your belongings for self-storage during the packing stage:

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Essential Packing Supplies

Using the right packing supplies is crucial for the safety and security of your stored items; here is what we recommend:

You can purchase all the packing materials you will ever need at Kangaroo Self Storage Box Shops located at each of our storage facilities.

Organisational Strategies

Implementing effective organisational strategies will make it easier for you to access and retrieve items whenever needed. Consider the following top tips from our storage experts:

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Security Measures

Keeping your stored items safe and secure is of utmost importance, and at Kangaroo, we take this incredibly seriously. We recommend you follow these security measures when packing for self-storage:

Insurance and Documentation

Insuring your stored items and maintaining proper documentation is crucial to protecting your belongings. As we cannot insure your belongings for you, you must consider the following:

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Storing Safely at Kangaroo Self Storage

At Kangaroo, your peace of mind is our priority, which is why our storage experts are always on hand to answer your questions and help out wherever we’re needed. You can visit our storage stores at these locations:

Or, feel free to contact us, and we will do our best to help you prepare for storing with us.

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

We want to make the process of storing your belongings as easy as possible, which is why we are now making 24-hour access available across a number of units at our Glasgow self-storage shop. And, we've plans for Edinburgh later this year!

That’s right! Our opening times have got even longer. If you take 24-hour access with your unit, you won’t have to visit us during specified times; you can head down to our Glasgow store to drop off or pick up your belongings any time you want!  Or if you know you don't need to visit very late at night - you can decide upon extended hours access instead.

Whether it’s super early in the morning or incredibly late at night, it doesn’t matter! Our stores will be accessible to you.

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Convenient Access

To access our 24-hour service, you won’t need to contact anyone in store or book a pre-arranged time. Just show up to pick up and remove your items whenever you like. There’s no need to speak to anyone on site to gain access to our facilities. You can let yourself in using the keypad and head to your storage unit that is fully secured with your own padlock. Not only is it a super convenient way to access your belongings, but it is COVID-friendly too.

Variety of Unit Sizes

At Kangaroo, we have a vast range of differently sized units available, so you only pay for what you need. You can choose from our smallest 16sqft lockers for a small number of items, or you can opt for our humungous 500sqft units that can fit the contents of an entire 6-bedroom house! Check out all the different sized units we have available and see what you can fit into the storage units.

Our team here at Kangaroo would be more than happy to help and make recommendations for the right sized unit for your needs. Additionally, should you need to downscale or upscale to a different sized unit during your stay with us, you can do so completely free of charge!

Safe, Secure, Clean Storage Units

Our Kangaroo self-storage units are safe and secure, with our facilities covered by 24/7 CCTV, burglar alarms and smoke detectors. Your unit is kept secure by your very own padlock, so not even our staff can access belongings. The only person who can get into your unit is you.

Our units are kept clean and well maintained to ensure the safety of your belongings. They even have covered ceilings to minimise dust, ensuring that your items remain in the same condition as when you left them. So whether you want to take advantage of our 24-hour access in Glasgow and collect your belongings at unusual hours, or pick them up during the daytime your belongings will be completely safe and secure with us.

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Box Shop

When moving your belongings, you will likely need many boxes and other accessories like tape and packaging materials like bubble wrap. At Kangaroo Self Storage, we have a Box Shop where you can get everything you need for moving house or storing surplus stock from your business.

From different sized boxes, specialist boxes designed for moving fragile items like TVs and mirrors, padlocks for your storage unit to different kinds of tape and tape guns, packing knives, bubble wrap, tissue paper and much more - we sell it all from our Box Shop. So if you arrive at store and find you’re missing something you need, you can pick it up whilst you’re here, so you don’t get delayed.

Special Offers

Besides safe, secure storage units that can be accessed at a time to suit you, we also have a range of special offers to make your stay with us even sweeter. We offer free weeks of storage when you book a certain length of rental time with us.

Check out our offers page to see the full list of offers we have available.

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At Kangaroo Self Storage, we strive to do everything we can to make your storage experience with us as easy and stress-free as possible. With 24-hour access now at our self-storage Glasgow store, self-storage Edinburgh store and self-storage Dundee store, there has never been a better time to store your things with Kangaroo. Contact us today if you have any questions about our services.

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