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Meet the Manager at Three Kings

We value all the Team Members at Kennards Self Storage and within other organisations. There are some exceptional people who show passion and attitude and are an example for others to follow. We are fortunate at Kennards Self Storage Three Kings to have Mark Montgomery as the Centre Manager for the last year and half. He works alongside Assistant Manager Katie.

Mark is considered in our business to have ‘orange blood’! He was worked within the business for over 13 years at various sites. Starting out in Melbourne where he managed many of the largest facilities before moving up to Wollongong close to Sydney. There he was successful in renting up this new site quickly before returning to New Zealand. After a short stint at the Mt Eden centre Mark then moved to his current role at the Three Kings centre, where he is the Training Hubb Manager for all the NZ centres. Any NZ Team Member joining the business is now trained by Mark.

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Life-Changing Baby Boxes

Little Sprouts is a registered charitable trust run entirely by passionate volunteers. They believe that all babies in New Zealand deserve the best start in life!

Kennards Self Storage at Wellington were approached by Little Sprouts in 2016, asking them to be a collection point for the public wishing to donate clothes, goods etc, while also donating boxes to pack goods in for those in need. Today Kennards still support this wonderful initiative and the good work that the volunteers of Little Sprouts do.

Little Sprouts Give away FREE life-changing packs full of quality, essential items to babies in real need via seven branches across New Zealand. Their branches currently support babies in Auckland, Gisborne, Waikato, Kapiti, Greater Wellington, Christchurch and Invercargill.

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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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Tips For The Ultimate Spring Clean

Spring has arrived! If you’re thinking of doing your annual home spring clean these tips will not only save you time and effort, but they’ll make the process more enjoyable as well.

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1. Assess each room

Before you embark on your spring clean, it’s a good idea look into each area and assess the amount of work that needs to be done. This first assessment, even if it’s a quick one, will allow you to identify any problem areas and get a good picture of what will need to happen.

Once you’ve got a better idea of the project scope you’ll be able to ensure you have the right tools and can set aside the right amount of time to get the job done right.

If you do this assessment and find yourself worried that the project is too large, it may help to separate the task over different days. You can separate by areas such as upstairs/downstairs or group rooms together, but beware of going too small as you may find you lose motivation halfway through.

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8 Brilliant Ways to Simplify Your Life

If you feel as though you don’t have enough hours in the day it may be time to declutter your life. Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be a huge task; all it takes are a few small adjustments to add more time, space and calm into everything you do. Below are 8 simple ways to declutter and simplify your life.

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1. Make more time in your day

Making more time in your day isn’t as difficult as it sounds – and it definitely doesn’t have to involve getting up at the crack of dawn!

The first step is to think about absolutely everything you do in a day and write it down – including things like making breakfast and reading news. It might be helpful to jot down the things you do as you go about your day to avoid forgetting anything.

Once you’ve completed your list it’s time to go through every item one by one. You may have already noticed that there are a few unnecessary items on there – or tasks that you could streamline – or even things that you could delegate to somebody else.
Viewing a list of your daily tasks will give you better perspective and allow you to plan better.

Often, we don’t realise that we do so many unnecessary things until you actually write them all down. If you manage to trim a few of these down you’ll end up freeing a lot of time for yourself.

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How Self Storage Can Help Your Business Boom

Self-storage is not just for homeowners and big corporate enterprises. Over the last few years it has become increasingly popular with small business owners and entrepreneurs who have found smart ways to use self-storage to grow their startups.

Below are a few reasons why self storage has become so popular with small business and great ideas on how it can help your own.

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Competitive pricing:

Office space comes at a premium, but storage companies tend to keep their prices very competitive. New business owners find that they can save on overhead costs by renting a storage unit instead of a large office space or warehouse.

This solution is perfect if you’re working out of a tiny office (or from home) and need extra space to store products, equipment, stock, files or anything else your growing business needs.

Storage unit as an office space:

Many small businesses choose to use their storage unit in lieu of an office. In fact, it’s becoming a very popular way of operating, especially for those who want to avoid the distractions that come with having a home office but save on office rental fees.

It’s also very popular with businesses which have moved online and no longer need big showroom spaces, or those that simply don’t need to be part of a massive office block.

Many self-storage companies offer spaces which can easily be converted into a comfortable office space. This video offers some great ideas.

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