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There’s Only 1 King In Three Kings!!!

Situated in the hilly suburb of Three Kings is the iconic orange and blue building known to many locals as Kennards Self Storage. Perched on the base of the hill, Kennards Self Storage Three Kings is easily located at 30 Hunters Park Drive which is the main side street by the prominent Danske Moblier and Harvey Furnishing head offices on Mt Eden road, so you could say this is the King of Storage in the Auckland area.

The iconic Kennards Self Storage building has been the go to place for locals for the past 15 years when they require storage or packing materials. Locals from Auckland, Onehunga, Penrose, Mount Roskill, Greenwoods Corner, Mt Eden, Sandringham, St Lukes and Epsom have been using the services at Kennards.

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Top 3 Features Our Customers Love At Three Kings


Customer reviews are becoming extremely popular these days especially on Google and also directly to us in feedback on a regular basis. When we recently studied Kennards Self Storage Three Kings reviews to reveal trends, a common theme became apparent from the majority of customers. Here is snapshot of the top 3 that keep coming up over and over again.

1) The security of our alarmed units giving peace of mind that your unit contents are integrated into a sophisticated alarm system connected to each storage unit providing the highest level of security in the self-storage industry, giving protection when the customer is not on site.

2) 24/7 Access to the Three Kings centre and your storage unit location. No need to change your precious time schedule to meet a closing time, you can access your unit at any time that suits you – this is really good feature for business customers who need early or late access to serve their customers.

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Move in Easy at Three Kings

It has never been easier to move your items in and out of your storage unit with the onsite availability of the  EMU ( Easy Moving Unit ) for hire or a horse float trailer to move in for free.

The Emu is available to hire at economical rates at any time from Kennards Self Storage Three Kings starting from just $25 per hour for those quick trips around the central city area or if you have a lot of items or need to travel a few kms, the daily rate at $120.00 can give you peace of mind.

Driving the EMU is easy, it is automatic transmission and you only need a car license to drive. Simply drop into the office and complete the easy sign off form with the Three Kings team located just off Mt Eden road where Danske Mblier and Harvey Furnishers are located.

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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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Mt Eden Wine Cellar Expands Again

Since 2013, when we created our first climate controlled wine cellars at Kennards Self Storage Mt Eden, we have struggled to keep up with the demand of customers wanting cellars. Supplying a mixture of sizes ranging from the ever popular 12 case cabinet right up to 100 cases for the more serious wine collector. They have become so popular that we decided to expand again, building more wine cellars to cater for the high demand.

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Self Storage Unit, Do I Need One?

Kennards Self Storage Moving Day 1

Over time, the demand and use of self storage has increased as people realise that life is much easier if you declutter your surroundings – or like the saying goes – “A tidy desk means a tidy mind”, many people rent a storage unit for really good logical reasons!

Moving your home:
If you are relocating or selling your home, renting a self storage unit is often needed – in particular when selling, as presenting your home at its best requires cleaning and moving out furniture to make the property more open and easy to view. The best place for your items is to store them in a Kennards Self Storage unit until you have a new home. Often when you move house, the new home is not always ready on the same date – fear not knowing your items are in a storage unit until you are ready, gives peace of mind that everything is in one place and secure – saving your stress!

Life Events:
They say in life – always expect the unexpected! Whether it is a family bereavement, break up in relationship or chance at a new job somewhere else, sometimes the event requires time and logistics to be worked out. Why worry and stress over making everything happen at once, place your items in a storage unit and achieve things at your own pace, better long term decisions are made without pressure. Remember storage is paid month by month and Kennards pro rata back a refund for the part of a month not used so you only pay for the storage.

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