The Do’s and Don’ts of Self Storage

Staff at Permian Self Storage have put together this list of do’s and don’ts to help you plan your storage!

Do – Measure Before You Book a Self Storage Facility

Knowing how many items you need to put in storage is a must before booking your self storage space. Calculate and measure your space requirements because moving large furniture and having it not fit through the door only adds more time and effort to the move.

Do – Ensure Close Proximity to Your Home

When looking for a self storage facility, look for one that will be close to your home or office location as you want to ensure that it’s not too far away if you need to access your personal or business items on a regular basis. This will ensure convenience and reduce the stress of having your items in storage.

Do – Pack Your Items Correctly and Store Them Properly

Keep in mind the types of items you will be storing and ensure these are packed correctly – for example, don’t place heavy items on more fragile ones. If there are certain items you need to access regularly, keep these in an easy to access location in the self storage unit.

Don’t – Store Perishable Items

When looking to place items in storage, ensure you are aware of the things you are allowed to keep in there. Food will attract a lot of rodents and pests, which might, in turn, damage other items. Remember we have a hot summer! Humidity means mold grows easily while your goods are in storage. Reduce the incidence of mold forming, by cleaning and drying your goods when putting them in storage.

Don’t – Leave Your Storage Decision to the Last Minute

You need to select the right storage unit based on size, price and convenience and if you leave this to the last minute, you may not be able to effectively do this – it shouldn’t be a decision you rush into. Further, we may not have the right size for you, but if you call us early enough we can reserve one for 2 weeks for you at no extra charge.

Don’t – Move into a Storage Facility Without Insurance

Does your current home insurance policy cover personal items in storage? If not, we can provide you with insurance through Midlands Insurance starting from $19 per month (minimum 3 months payment). You don’t need to have insurance but we definitely recommend it.

Are you looking for help with selecting your self storage needs? Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

We looking forward to hearing from you!

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Why your business needs a self storage unit

1. Permian Self-storage provides a consistent flat cost

If you rent a unit with Permian Self Storage in Wollongong the price per month is a flat rate so you don’t have to worry about anything else. If you were to lease a warehouse you might have additional costs such as electricity, water, even cleaning fees. 

2. Permian Self-storage has no lock in contracts

At Permian Self Storage Wollongong we recognise that businesses change, so can cancel your unit rental at any time with no cancellation fee. Also, if you wish to up-size or downsize your unit we can do that for you easily at no cost. Interested in options? Have a look at our unit sizes. If you were to lease a warehouse independently you’d likely be stuck with a certain size, cost and time-frame.

3. Permian Self-storage gives you more flexibility 

Now, we hope that your business grows and becomes more successful, so at Permian Self Storage we can upgrade you to a bigger unit for free, only pay the monthly difference in rental fee. The same goes if you need to downsize. This will maximise your cash-flow and and lower stress levels!

4. Permian Self Storage supports your business

At Permian we have forklift drivers on site within business hours to help load your goods in and out as well as put any deliveries into your unit. You don’t need to be here when deliveries arrive we will do it all for you, ready to be picked up at your leisure.

5. Permian Self Storage offers strong security

If you were to rent your own warehouse you may need to put in an alarm system or pay for security however at Permian Self Storage in Wollongong the fixed monthly cost includes our CCTV Security system and surveillance. All units require a lock that only you can open and some of our units are alarmed and can only be accessed with a unique access code.
If you’re ready to experience the benefits of business self-storage please contact us or drop into 100 Montague St, North Wollongong.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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