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Christmas Time – Hide The Presents!

At the time of writing this blog, there is just 29 days to Christmas and it is around this time of year that certain kind of savvy storage customer appears – the one that wants to hide their presents and gifts!

A storage unit has become one of the best ways to hold those special items, whether it is of an awkward size or cannot be wrapped up neatly and needs to be hidden until the 25th. The storage unit can give you the ultimate peace of mind for almost anything as everything can be kept secure until needed with the knowledge that only you have the access code and key to the unit. Classic examples are children bikes, a special furniture item and items that are unusually large that would be easily identified if found!

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Kennards Self Storage Growth In New Zealand Continues

Plans to develop land acquired in both Auckland and the Hawkes Bay are now well advanced to ensure future growth for Kennards Self Storage in New Zealand, to meet continued growth as the self-storage market marches on at a steady rate.

The Auckland site in Wairau Park will be of considerable interest, as this will be the first purpose-built site by Kennards Self Storage since the existing portfolio of sites had been rebranded back in 2008. By building new, we can incorporate the latest technology and storage unit mix that we know works best with both the residential and growing commercial market of customers. Along with helpful extras such as Wi-Fi equipped conference rooms and complimentary customer refreshment facilities.

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Special Recognition to our Wellington Star!

At Kennards Self Storage, we recognise that our Team Members are the heart and mind of the business. They have the Freedom as individuals to make decisions, achieve, grow and prosper! It forms a significant part of our company strategy to attract and keep the best people.

Within the business, there are specific individuals that go further and create more significant value or greatly exceed expectations that are not only recognised, they are celebrated with recognition to a distinguished level. At Kennards Self Storage we call these the “Freedom Awards” where Team Members have the opportunity to nominate a teammate.

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Hawkes Bay Teams Clean Up At The Achievement Awards

Both of our Teams from the Hawkes BayNapier ( who also run the satellite Onekawa facility ) and Hastings had beaming smiles after being recognised recently at the Annual Kennards Self Storage Achievement Awards,  where the company celebrate the achievements of Team Members and Centres.

On the night, three awards were given to the Napier Team, lead by Joshua Johnston along with Nealla Lyttle and Jonathan Claybourne; for exceptional Sales Excellence, Sustained Growth of their Centres and the Gold standard for Centre presentation. The Sales Excellence Award is of significant achievement, as this recognises consistent superior levels of customer services. This is measured over the year by an independent Mystery Shopper company for all Team Members, so receiving this award is definitely something special.

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Five Questions To Ask When Renting A Storage Space

All products and services in our life have vast differences in quality, and self storage is no different. It may seem that an empty space is a uniform homogenous commodity but there are indeed stark contrasts between the storage options.

Here are 5 quick questions to assist when considering storing your valuable stuff.

1. Can I come and go when I like?
Putting your stuff in storage is a short term temporary measure while you reorganise your life. It is highly probable you will want to take stuff out and put other stuff back in. You will want to do this at your leisure not at the discretion of the operator. Some professional storage companies offer 24/7 access with associated high-end security. Others step down to simply business hours. While some are very limited to set times of the week.

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Hawkes Bay To Get More Space

Kennards Self Storage existing Hastings location

The surging population of Hawkes Bay has seen demand soar for space with Kennards Self Storage in this area.

In response, Kennards has acquired a parcel of land in Hastings and will develop a new storage centre in the near future.

While Kennards already has one storage centre at 101a Southampton Road Hastings, the new location at 816 Omahu Road will complement the existing centre.

Located 3.5km from the existing location, 816 Omahu Road provides a convenient alternative to customers in the Western side of Hastings.

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Choosing The Right Wines For Your Cellar

There is a certain romantic allure surrounding drinking a really old wine. However most people don’t really know why the aged wine they are enjoying is any better than it was in the first year. What is the oldest wine you have tasted; did you like it or understand the differences of its age? It’s a question I’m often asked my new customers starting down the path of wine collection. Learning the answer to this question is half the fun of cellaring wines.

First, you need to stock your cellar with age worthy wines. You might be surprised to know that only 1% of the wines produced in the world are built to last the test of time. Most of the cellar worthy wines will actually have poorer ratings on release and only gain perfection with age.

Some people believe you can set a price around what wines can be cellared. I have heard that wines under $30 are meant to drink now. So if you buy any wines above, they are good to cellar. This just isn’t true. The only way to know if a wine can be cellared is by tasting it and understanding its character and structure.

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And We’ll Even Buy Them Back!

Kennards Self Storage have proudly been supplying New Zealand with our large range of quality new and used boxes and packing supplies for over 10 years. Along with everything else to help pack and move like tape, bubble wrap, packing paper or even covers for your favourite lounge. As well as our large range on offer we’re also open seven days a week for you to come in and browse.

Buy as many boxes as you like and return any unused boxes for a refund. Buy 10 or more boxes and receive a 20% discount. 

Our customers also appreciate being able to bring the boxes back when there finished with them. Our ‘buy back‘ policy is well known and we like to think it’s also good for our customers as it gives them the option of buying new or used boxes. It’s also our way of helping the environment and recycling as much as possible.

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