How to make the most of your storage unit

Try to box your things up room by room in your house and label each box, label the boxes by what room they come out of and what the content of the box is for example Matt’s room ‘toys’ this might sound a bit basic but once all these boxes go into storage they all look the same and you won’t be able to remember what is in what boxes a few months down the line. As a result of doing this when it comes to moving out and unloading the unit you will be able to find everything you are looking for so much faster thus saving time.

This is one tip that doesn’t get enough credit and that’s keep all your boxes the same size, if you keep all your boxes the same size and pack them full you can stack them on top of each other perfectly and make the most of every inch of space. Boxes don’t stack well if they are all different sizes and you will end up wasting space. If a box isn’t quite full fill it with something like news paper so the box doesn’t collapse in on itself. Should you wish to buy boxes from us here is a link to our online store: https://tiger-storage.co.uk/shop/

When it comes to packing out your unit, organise the unit by putting the least needed things at the back and the most used things at the front for easy access this is only relevant if you will be coming and going from your unit, if you are putting it in and leaving it and this isn’t an issue then pack it as tight as possible.

If you can break it down do it! The thought of breaking furniture down to rebuild it at a later date is a headache but it means you will be able to utilise your unit space so much more efficiently as a result you might save yourself money because you won’t need such a big unit.

What happens if I still can’t fit it all in? Don’t worry, upgrading your unit is always an option. If you find you still can’t get it all in you can upgrade to a bigger unit or you can take out a secondary unit for anything you couldn’t quite make fit.


Moving Home

Moving home can be a stressful time but when it comes to storage we want to make it as easy as possible for you.

We offer a wide range of storage units that vary in shapes and sizes so we can offer all of our clients a wide variety of options. We aim to cater for everyones storage needs as much as possible. Our colleges will offer the best advice based on the information you provide them to ensure each customer receives the most cost effective storage option.

We try to be as flexible as possible we it comes to moving in, we can offer you a unit on the day you need it or you can schedule a date you wish to move in. Sometimes out clients need units right away, in that case you can take a unit on any given day as long as you have 2 forms of ID with you or you can put a £10.00 reservation fee down to guarantee yourself a specific unit, this gives you a 30 day time period where you can come in at any point within those 30 days and take your unit out whenever is best for you. If you reserve a unit for a specific date but want the unit early that is also something we can do for you.

A lot of people don’t know this but all clients also have the option to transfer units, this means you can transfer between a smaller or a bigger unit depending on what your storage needs are. For example, if you take out a unit and start filling it on the lead up to your house sale and fill that unit you can transfer to a bigger unit to keep all your items in one place. The same goes for moving into a smaller unit, its very common that people still need storage after a house move but do not need such a big unit, as a result we can transfer you to a smaller unit on the same day.

At Tiger Self Storage we also sell merchandise to ensure that you have everything you need in one place. We also offer moving packs from small to large which is a cost effective way of purchasing the boxes, tape etc that you may need.

We offer all of out clients the option of one month free for a three-month minimum stay, six weeks free for a six-month minimum stay, eight weeks free for a twelve-month minimum stay or the offer of a free van hire with additional discounts. We do also offer an additional 10% military, NHS and police discount that can be applied after valid ID is shown

A lot of people ask the question ‘how safe are my things in storage?’ and the answer is VERY safe. We offer 24-hour CCTV monitoring the inside and outside of the business, our building is locked and gated at night as well as fully alarmed. We also have a member of staff on the reception desk during all of our opening hours. Not to mention all of our clients get a personalised access code so we can track who is in the building at all times, so you can leave your things with us knowing they will be safe.

If you would like local removal team recommendations just email or call us and we will do our best to help you out.


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Moving Tips

Moving house is a stressful time, but here at Tiger Self Storage we can offer you some great advice to make moving a more manageable task. The first step is decluttering, if you declutter first then you will only be left with the things that you actually want. This will make packing an easier task.
Pack early, as so many people underestimate how long it can take to pack up a house thinking that they have more time than they do. We would recommend starting at least two months before, but start off small, so a box or two a day and you will be well underway.

The next step would be to start packing the things you use the least, Christmas decorations are one of the best examples of this because you will only need these once a year. Pack the small things like ornaments and decorative pieces, these are very time consuming to pack correctly but they are not needed for day to day living.

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Pack one room at a time and then move on, don’t start packing some things from one room and some things from another because that way it will be hard to keep organised.

Don’t over pack your boxes especially if you are using cardboard boxes. The reasoning for this is if you over fill your boxes you run the danger of the box breaking and damaging your goods. Another reason for not over packing a box is to keep its shape for more convenient storage, if the boxes are all the same size and kept in shape, they will stack easily for more organised storing. Another little tip for boxing up your goods is filling empty spaces in the box with newspaper to keep the items in the boxes secure.

Finally, always label your boxes!

We hope all these tips help for a less stressful move.