Do you find yourself fighting to get down your hallway with all those coats, bags, and clutter taking up valuable space? Have you found yourself avoiding the dreaded spare room because the overflowing wardrobes and piles of things on the bed are too much to tackle? We hear you!

Finding space for everything can be tricky, especially for growing families. With other responsibilities, the time for reorganisation and decluttering can pass you by, but the team at Kangaroo is here to help.

So, this is our guide to maximising space in your home! We’re sharing our best tips, tricks, and storage solutions to get the most out of the room available, whether you live in a one-bedroom flat or a six-bedroom house.

Starting with a Declutter

Whether you’re starting with the dining room, the bathroom, or the hallway, the first thing you need to think about when trying to maximise your space is decluttering. Unfortunately, this is where you need to be a little bit ruthless! We recommend having three bags or boxes to collect your ‘keep’, ‘store’, and ‘get rid’ items. Go around the room separating your things into these sections, and you’ll be surprised by the amount you want to get rid of! Don’t forget, this doesn’t mean throwing them away. You can go back into your ‘get rid’ box when you’re finished and divide it into ‘donate’ (either to friends or family or a charity shop) and ‘bin’ for those broken or unusable bits and pieces.

before and after decluttering

After your initial declutter, we’re sure you’ll be thrilled with the results! This is often the hardest bit, and parting with your belongings can be challenging, but don’t forget household storage is an option. For the items you just don’t have space for but aren’t ready to part with, our storage units are perfect because they keep the things out of your home but in a clean, secure place ready for you whenever you want them.

Opting for Modular Furniture

Once you’ve been to the charity shop, emptied the bins, and taken things to your storage unit, you’ll be left with the items that you actually want and need in your home. From here, you can begin planning how best to utilise the space you’re left with. If, during your clearout, you moved some things into furniture storage or decided to finally take that old sofa to the tip, it may be time to consider new furniture.

This is a great opportunity to purchase some modular items. Modular furniture pieces, such as sofas, shelving units, and dining tables, come in various separate pieces that can be removed or rearranged depending on the space available and intended use. For example, if you have a modular couch, you could leave it in one piece for family film nights, but when a spare bed is needed, you can rearrange the seats to transform it into a comfortable sleeping arrangement! Similarly, a modular dining table may mean it’s extendable, so you can seat more friends and family when it’s time to host, but day-to-day, you can remove the centre or the end of the table to fit more comfortably in your dining room.

expandable table

Clever Storage Solutions

Whether you’re tight for space or not, clever storage solutions are always a good idea! Here are a few of our favourite tips and tricks:

These are just some of the ways you can adopt clever storage solutions. If you’re handy with the tools, you could always DIY some shelving or racks – it’s completely up to you and what you need.

Using Mirrors, Lighting, and Décor to Expand Your Space

Did you know that maximising space goes beyond under-the-bed storage and decluttering? It actually has to do with the way you choose to decorate, too.

For example, positioning mirrors on empty walls and opposite or next to windows (as pictured below) is a great way to help reflect light, let it bounce around the room, and make the space feel light and airy. This simple trick doesn’t physically expand your space, but it creates the illusion of a larger room, which is ideal when you want to expand the space that is available in your home.

living room with grey couch and large freestanding mirror

There are also some décor dos and don’ts to consider when making a room seem bigger than it is; let’s take a look:

Choosing Household Self-Storage to Maximise Space

When it comes to making the most of the available space in your home, there is no better solution than self-storage. Coming in a range of unit sizes, our storage spaces are the perfect place to keep unwanted furniture, your out-of-season clothing, toys that have been outgrown, and almost any other household items.

At Kangaroo, we understand your needs and go above and beyond to make sure they’re listened to and have a domestic storage unit that works for you. With straightforward contracts, the option to upscale or downsize should you need to, and easily accessible locations across Scotland and North West England, there’s no better choice than Kangaroo. Find your nearest household storage site below and get in touch with our team to find out how we can help you get the most out of the space in your home:

According to the 2024 Self Storage Industry Report, 73% of self-storage customers in the UK are residential; however, only 43% of people surveyed claimed to know what self-storage actually was. At Kangaroo, we think that the knowledge gap is because there are so many questions surrounding self-storage, particularly for domestic customers. So, we thought we would help increase that 43% with a household self-storage Q&A!

We are using our self-storage experience to help answer all your burning questions and provide you with the information and confidence you need to store your household belongings with us.

What Is Domestic Self-Storage?

The first question people need answering before they can confidently use our services is ‘What is self-storage?’. In a nutshell, the self-storage industry rents out storage space, whether it’s storage units, pallet space, warehouses, or mailboxes, to individuals and businesses.

Household storage, specifically, is catered to domestic customers who may need some extra space in their home, they’re moving house and need somewhere temporary to store belongings, or they’re renovating and need to protect their items.

What Can I Store in My Unit?

If we were to list everything you can store in a unit, we would be here all day, so it’d be easier for us to list the things you can’t store! At Kangaroo, we have certain prohibited items:

Why Would I Need Domestic Self-Storage?

There are many reasons that people choose domestic storage, and a lot of the time, people come to us during stressful life events and in times of crises. In these instances, we’re the breath of fresh air you need and provide the extra space and protection of your belongings so you can focus on other aspects of your life. Here are some of the most common reasons people use household self-storage:

However, this is not an exhaustive list – whatever the reason for needing the extra space, we can accommodate you.

How Long Can I Rent a Storage Unit?

The beauty of self-storage for household use is that it’s completely flexible. At Kangaroo, we have a minimum chargeable storage period, which is 14 days, but you can take out your items whenever you need them again – even if it’s the next day! If you’re looking for a solution a little more long-term, that’s okay, too. You can keep your items in your unit for as long as you need; weeks, months, years, it’s completely up to you. All you need to do is give us 14 days’ notice of your intention to leave.

What Happens If I Need More or Less Space?

Again, flexibility is one of the main reasons people choose self-storage, and upgrading and downsizing your unit size fits into this as well. If you need more space, just let us know, and if we have the space available, we’ll be more than happy to allow you to move in. Similarly, if you don’t think you’re using your unit to its full potential, that’s fine! Talk to the team, and we will move you into a smaller space so you can get the most out of your money.

Is Self-Storage Secure?

In short, yes! Self-storage is a safer and more secure alternative to keeping your belongings at home, in a garage, or in an empty building. At Kangaroo, we have 24/7 CCTV, smoke and burglar alarms, and individual padlocks on each unit, so you can rest assured that only you (or those you give keys to) have access to your unit.

How Much Is Domestic Self-Storage?

This is a trickier question to answer as there are a few factors that go into the price of your storage unit. It largely depends on the size you choose – of course, smaller units will be cheaper, and larger spaces will cost more. The best thing to do is check out our unit sizes on our website or request a quote online to get an accurate estimate of how much it will cost. Please note, though, we offer a fantastic range of deals and offers depending on your location, so speak to our team to find out which incentives you can benefit from!

When Can I Access My Storage Unit?

Here comes the flexibility benefit again! In theory, you can access your storage unit whenever you need to. Whether it’s three in the morning or lunchtime, we can accommodate access – just let us know if you need extended hours or 24/7 access, and this can be made available. This is perfect for our domestic customers who may work nights or are catching a flight in the early hours of the morning and need quick access to their unit.

Does My Home Insurance Cover My Storage Unit?

No, most home insurance policies don’t automatically insure your items when they’re in storage. Because of this, you must make sure you arrange for cover before you start storing with us, and our staff will ask you to confirm this when you sign your agreement.

Are Household Storage Units Accessible?

At most of our locations, you’ll encounter stairs and long corridors, but we also have lifts available to make getting your items to and from your unit easier. However, if you require a little more accessibility, we recommend taking advantage of our drive-up storage units. You can, quite literally, drive to the door of your unit, load and unload, and drive away again – it’s simple!

Can My Family and Friends Share My Storage Unit?

As mentioned, each storage unit has an individual padlock, which you must bring yourself. If you don’t have a padlock, you can purchase one at our Box Shop either online or at any of our storage sites. By keeping your unit secure this way, only people with the key can access your belongings. So, if you’d like a friend or family member to be able to access your unit, that’s entirely up to you.

Is There Anything Else I Need to Know Before Using Domestic Self-Storage?

While we’ve covered most of the common questions about household storage, we understand you may still want some more information before you decide if it’s the right choice for you. If so, you can head over to our FAQ page, where we’ve provided the answers to many more general self-storage questions. Or, if you have something more specific to ask, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team will be more than happy to help.

However, if you have all the information and are ready to start storing, hop on over to your nearest Kangaroo today:

There are many reasons why people are currently choosing to downsize, ranging from financial struggles during the cost-of-living crisis to enjoying a simpler life during retirement. But what do you do with all the cherished belongings that don’t fit into your new space? This is where self-storage swoops in, providing a breath of fresh air during a potentially very stressful time. With flexible solutions, you can safely store your items for a few weeks, months, or even longer while you get comfortable in your new home.

So here, we’re providing you with expert advice from our storage specialists to help you downsize and use our household storage solutions the right way.

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Downsize?

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the upkeep of your current home? Or maybe the mortgage payments and property taxes have become a bit too much to handle? It might be time to consider downsizing. Here are some of the tell-tale signs that relocating to a smaller home is the best idea for your household:

old couple moving into new home

Sorting and Decluttering Strategies

If any of the above situations sound all too familiar, fret not. While downsizing is a significant life event that’s disruptive and usually stressful for those involved, we’re here to help. Here are some clever strategies that’ll help you get ready for a more compact and cosy living experience.

1.      Categorise Your Items

Start by sorting your belongings into categories like “can’t live without”, “replaceable”, and “don’t need”. This way, you can identify what’s essential, what’s not, and what you can easily replace.

2.      The One-Year Rule

If you haven’t used something in a year, it’s probably time to let it go. This rule helps you get rid of things that are just collecting dust and taking up space.

3.      Digitise Your Life

Scan your documents, photos, and media into digital formats. Not only will this save you space, but it’ll also help you keep your memories and important documents safe and easily accessible.

4.      Gift or Donate

Items that you no longer need can find a new home with someone else. Consider gifting them to family or friends or donating them to charity shops.

woman sorting through old items to donate, keep, and discard

5.      Make Some Money

Sell your unwanted items online, go to a car boot sale, or join local selling groups on social media. This is a great way to make some extra cash and offset the costs of moving and storage!

6.      Visualise Your Space

Keep a floor plan of your new space handy to help you decide what furniture will fit and how to best utilise the area.

7.      Consider Self-Storage

For items that you’re not ready to part with but won’t fit in your new place, consider household storage. At Kangaroo Self Storage, we offer a variety of unit sizes to keep your possessions safe and secure.

8.      Take Your Time

Don’t rush the process; tackle one area of your home at a time and be systematic. You don’t want to make hasty decisions that you might regret later.

9.      Keep It Up

Once you’ve moved, make decluttering a habit. Your new, smaller home will fill up faster, so make sure to regularly assess your belongings to prevent new clutter from accumulating.

man packing storage unit with boxes

How Does Self-Storage Simplify Downsizing?

As we mentioned, you might not be ready to part with some of your items just yet, but they may not be things you need to keep in your new home. For example, you might have Christmas decorations you’ve accumulated over the years or your children’s old school projects that don’t fit your décor theme but you could never let go of! Or perhaps you’ve got gardening equipment you won’t need during winter, but your new home doesn’t have the space to store it?

In all of these examples, self-storage is the best solution, and here at Kangaroo, we make storing hassle-free, safe, affordable, and flexible, which is just what you need during a home move. Our storage units come in various sizes, starting from 16 sq ft, and can be rented for as little as a week or as long as a lifetime! This means you can store all your beloved items that don’t fit into your new, smaller home without worrying about the rental period.

Our team are truly incredible (just read our Feefo reviews if you don’t believe us), and they understand the anxiety of downsizing. Their hands-on, caring approach and customer-oriented services ensure that your journey is smooth and stress-free. So, why stress about downsizing when you can rely on us?

the team at kangaroo

Cost-Effective Downsizing with Kangaroo

Aside from retirement, the most common reason for downsizing is finances. Whether the cost-of-living crisis has meant you simply can’t afford your current mortgage and need to re-evaluate your situation, or you’re in the middle of jobs while you relocate to a new area, money is important. At Kangaroo, we understand this, which is why we offer the lowest prices in the area, and we even guarantee it with our price match policy as well as provide a range of offers and promotions depending on your location. Our team know every penny counts when you’re transitioning to a more economical lifestyle; that’s why we’re dedicated to providing an affordable and hassle-free storage solution.

We’re proud to offer moving house storage across Scotland and North West England, so find your nearest Kangaroo today to start your journey to a simplified downsizing journey:

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

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

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

1.      Declutter Your Home

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

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

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

labelled boxes ready for house move

2.      Security from Theft

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

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

3.      A Base for Your Business

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

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

4.      Transition Between Homes

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

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

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

boxes and things inside storage unit

5.      Store Belongings as a Student

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

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

6.      Store Seasonal Items

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

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

7.      Help Downsize for Retirement

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

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

old couple surrounded by boxes having a cup of tea

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

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!

Getting ready to sell your home? Great! It’s time to prepare your property for the market, and Kangaroo Self Storage is here to help simplify the process. Here, we’re offering practical, tried-and-tested advice tailored for the everyday homeowner starting their selling journey. We’ve included everything, from making your home picture-perfect for viewers to early decluttering with the help of our straightforward, affordable self-storage.

Let’s make the process stress-free together with clear, straightforward tips and cost-effective storage options to support you!

1.      Early Decluttering: Starting the Process Well in Advance

Before you put your house on the market, it’s a great idea to declutter everything first to make your life easier and streamline the selling process. Start by going through each room and identifying items that you can get rid of or donate. Focus on the high-traffic areas first, such as your hallway, kitchen, and living area, and make them look super inviting to potential buyers.

Remember, you want to make sure you’re showing off the actual size of the property, so don’t let excess stuff make it look smaller than it is. Decluttering early on in your selling journey also gives you a bit of space to take a breath, get organised, and not become overwhelmed by your surroundings. It’s a win-win!

Young brunette woman packing donation, concept of charity.

2.      The Art of Home Staging

As all good estate agents and property managers will know, home staging is an art that combines design and marketing to make your place look irresistible to potential buyers. It’s a process where you carefully arrange furniture and decor to make your home appear welcoming to buyers. And let us be the ones to tell you it really works! When your home’s staged just right, it helps buyers envision themselves living there and can even drive up engagement. Plus, staged homes tend to sell faster and for higher prices.

3.      Utilising Our Self-Storage Units

This isn’t the time for us to be modest; our self-storage units for moving house are lifesavers! We offer secure and affordable storage, so you can store all your extra stuff for as long as you need to. From just a few items to entire rooms of furniture, we’ve got various-sized units to choose from, so you have an easily accessible central hub during the selling and moving process.

As well as our clean and secure units, we have an extensive range of other benefits and a long list of reasons our customers choose us. For example, if you need packing materials, we’ve got you covered with our Box Shop, supplying you with boxes, tape, and much more to get your items from your home to your storage unit in one piece. Oh, and don’t worry about your mail getting lost in the shuffle; Kangaroo offers mailbox rental, too! So, not only will you make your home look its best for potential buyers, but you can keep your belongings safe and accessible at the same time.

Kangaroo self storage unit with boxes inside

4.      Strategic Packing: Making Moving Out Efficient and Stress-Free

Packing can be a real pain, but if you do it right, it can save you a lot of stress down the line. Whether packing for self-storage or to move straight into your new home, we always recommend doing it room by room as this makes unpacking on the other end way easier.

Make sure to keep a list of everything you’ve packed as you’re going. This helps you keep track of everything and make sure nothing gets lost. Plus, when it’s time to unpack, you’ll know exactly where everything is.

And here’s a pro tip: start packing early! Trust us, waiting until the last minute will just make things way more stressful. If you give yourself plenty of time, you can pack a little bit at a time and avoid that last-minute rush.

5.      Leaving Room for Imagination: The Benefit of a Neutral Canvas

To really speed up the selling process and get the best value for your home, it’s important to leave room for imagination. While you may personally prefer a bold and exciting colour pallet, crazy patterns and vibrant hues can be offputting for potential buyers. Instead, there are many benefits of toning it down and going for a neutral canvas; let’s take a look:

Overall, presenting a neutral canvas in your home gives potential buyers a blank slate. This encourages mental ownership and propels them to take actual ownership!

When it comes to preparing to sell your home, there’s a lot to consider, but Kangaroo is here to help. We provide household storage across Scotland and North West England in convenient, easy-to-access locations; find your nearest Kangaroo here:

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:

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:

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.

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House Moves

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

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

Business Relocations

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

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

Temporary Moving for Students

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

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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.


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:

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.

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