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Why you should consider using self-storage

We usually associate self-storage companies as the people we turn to when we are moving house but in actual fact, they may have far more uses. For example, here in Perth we experience changes in the weather throughout the year – meaning that we require different clothes for different seasons. Most of us have far more clothes than what we need, so why not consider putting a few in storage? Also, many of us have bulkier items that we may not use throughout the year, surfboards or gardening equipment are prime examples. These can take up a great deal of [...]

Why use a self-storage company?

People move house for a variety of reasons but sadly sometimes we aren’t able to move all our belongings to our new property. That doesn’t mean that they need to be sold or left behind – after all, they can have sentimental if not monetary value attached to them - it just means that you need to find somewhere to keep them. This may be for the short-term or it may be for a longer period, this is where self-storage companies come in. So why use a self-storage company? Firstly, your items will be stored in a safe environment, protected [...]

How to Pack, Transport and Store Artwork

Whether you’re an avid art collector about to move house, or you’re an emerging artist about to sell and ship your first piece, it’s important that you know how to properly pack, move and store your artwork. Here are a few tips from the experts at Perth Metro Storage: Clean the Artwork Before you even consider packing and storing your artwork, the first thing you’ll want to do is ensure that it has been properly cleaned. Bits of dirt, grease and other contaminants can take their toll over time, so it’s important to get rid of these before committing the [...]

Helpful Ideas to Quickly Pack Your Home

Moving home is a stressful experience, there really is no other way to describe it. While stress in some form or fashion tends to accompany even the most successful residential relocation, there’s no reason why moving home should ever be an unenjoyable experience. Moving to a new home is all about new opportunities and prospects, so focus on the positives and leave the negatives behind with these helpful ideas to quickly pack your home. The Essentials Bag Whether it’s a bag, a box, or even a clothes basket, put all your essentials and the things you need for your first [...]

7 Craziest Things Found in Storage Units

Storage units are used by companies and individuals across the globe, mostly for everyday items such as furniture, motor vehicles, corporate documents, and suchlike. However, every now and again, strange discoveries are made at self storage facilities in Perth and other cities around the world: items that you would never expect people to leave in such a place. Weird, Wonderful, and Crazy Discoveries Below is a list of the weird and wonderful things found in self storage units, along with some that are frankly bizarre. $25 Million of Drugs – 20 kg of methamphetamine and 49 kg of heroin were [...]

Make More Money from Your Garage Sale with Self Storage

A garage sale is all about decluttering. In one fell swoop, you can empty your house of everything that you don’t need or want anymore – and even earn a little spending money in the process! But making the most of this situation requires some advanced planning and organisation. And as you’ll learn in this post, having access to a self storage unit can simplify the process. Decluttering Before a Garage Sale Preparing for a garage sale is a lot of work. In fact, a sale like this is as much about the decluttering process as it is about the [...]

It’s Mine: The State of Psychological Ownership

It’s Mine: The State of Psychological Ownership There are two types of ownership. There’s legal ownership, wherein a person has a claim to an asset or property, physical or intellectual, that is recognizable by law. There’s also psychological ownership, a state or feeling of possession, which may or may not be directly derived from legal ownership of an object. People can develop a sense of ownership to any tangible thing, such as a toy, a product, a desk, a specific area in a house, and any intangible thing such as an idea or a certain inclination. This blog will discuss [...]

Making Self-storage Safe for Your Valuables

Making Self-storage Safe for Your Valuables If you’re a homeowner who doesn’t have enough room for all your essentials, you may be thinking of enlisting a self-storage service. It is convenient and affordable, and all the extra space frees your home up from the clutter. So, why not go for it? While the facility has a lot of advantages, it does come with some pitfalls. A number of self-storers experience theft and damages to their belongings, as a result. How can you use it, and at the same time, make sure your possessions are safe? Lock Up You will need [...]

Five Things to Do Before Storing Your Vehicle

Five Things to Do Before Storing Your Vehicle There are many reasons car owners store their vehicles for a long time – some may be leaving for a vacation while others just want to keep it safe from inclement weather. Whatever the reason is, it is important to put your car in a storage that will prevent battery and engine damage. If you are planning to leave your vehicle for a long while, here are some car storage guidelines that will maintain its quality and performance. Clean the Interior and Exterior Areas Your vehicle still deserves cleaning, even if you [...]

Reduce Clutter and Have a Stress-Free Move

Reduce Clutter and Have a Stress-Free Move Moving to a new house is hectic; you have to think about which things to bring and which ones to leave and get rid of. Some pieces of furniture have sentimental value and will only take up space. To help you store items while you prepare for the move, having a storage unit is an option for you. Make Your Move Stress-Free You have to think about several things before you finally make a move. You have to look for storage units and movers to help you transfer items, and say goodbye to [...]