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Storage Tips & Tricks: A guide to storing items which need a little extra care

Putting your belongings into storage is a no-brainer if you’re going away or don’t use them very often. In most instances this process is as easy as pack ‘n go, however, there are a few special cases where you may need to do a little preparation first.

Below is a list of things which need extra TLC if you plan to leave them in storage for an extended period of time.

How To Store your Vehicle

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Storage is the ideal place to keep your beauty safe, but doing a bit of prep beforehand will ensure she stays in top condition while you’re away.

•Renew your registration as it might expire while the car is in storage – an issue if you want to drive the car home. You can do it online here.

•Change brake fluid and oil to ensure that it is free of any sediment which may settle during storage.

•Empty your petrol tank as volatile chemicals are unsafe to store and may void your insurance policy.

•Lubricate the hinges on the doors, bonnet and boot to prevent them from seizing shut while in storage.

•Disconnect the battery

•Don’t use the handbrake (rather use chocks) as handbrakes can seize shut in old cars.

•‘Flat spots’ form on tires if the car is left standing too long. If you plan on storing the car for an extended period of time you might want to replace the tires with old ones or leave the car elevated on a jack.

•Place paper or plastic under the windscreen wipers to prevent the rubber from sticking to the glass.

•Have the interior dry cleaned and ensure that the car is tidy and dry

•Leave the windows open a crack to allow any odors to escape

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Clutter is a state of mind: how it affects us psychologically

A room that’s full of clutter isn’t pleasing – but have you ever stopped to wonder why? Obviously it doesn’t look good on a superficial level, but it turns out it goes much deeper than that and affects us on a psychological level too. A study published in the journal of neuroscience has found that messy or cluttered homes induce a range of undesirable outcomes, even if the clutter is not your own.

How Clutter Affects Our Minds

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– Increased anxiety
– Impaired ability to focus
– Reduced levels of productivity
– Higher levels of Cortisol (stress hormone)
– Impaired ability to commit items to memory
– Reduced ability to process information

According to the study: “Multiple stimuli present in the visual field at the same time compete for neural representation by mutually suppressing their evoked activity throughout the visual cortex, providing a neural correlate for the limited processing capacity of the visual system.”

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If it’s worth storing, It’s worth Insuring

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It is important to realise that goods are not automatically insured when in storage.

Although incidents in our self storage centres are extremely rare, it is highly recommended that you insure your goods. For peace of mind – if it’s worth storing, it’s worth insuring.

Not to worry, when you store at Kennards Self Storage, you have the option to obtain insurance cover when you move in to storage. It is an easy and simple programme to participate in and we even remind you about it when your Storage Agreement is completed.

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We’ve made moving easier!

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It is amazing how even the simplest move of some small furniture or a few boxes of assorted contents can be challenging, if not frustrating and difficult. Removalists normally have minimum charges and you have to be home or available when it suits them – there must be an easier alternative.

We share your frustration here at Kennards and think we have a good solution – an EMU! Haha you might be thinking what’s has a giant bird got to do with it – well nothing really. At Kennards Self Storage, an EMU is an acronym for Easy Moving Unit, being a specially designed moving van that will make any move easier, safer and more cost efficient than you think.

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Did you say more space!

Kennards Self Storage Wellington1To the outside eye, you could be forgiven to not realise that Kennards Self Storage Wellington actually consists of three building connected together. Together they make an impressive presence fronting on to Hutt Road – the main arterial road into Wellington CBD. Our branding of orange and blue colours stand out in the landscape as you fly in over Wellington.

Centre presentation is very important to us at Kennards. We have commenced remedial work on the vacant 3rd building at the site to improve the earthquake strengthening of the building, which will enable the fit out of more units, including ground floor Enterprise Space units accessible direct from Hutt Road, along with covered ramp access to the 5th floor via the rear access lane behind the site.

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How Kennards Self Storage Is Helping Businesses Get In Front.

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Forget paying for old fashioned warehousing with all the legals, outgoings and fixed costs.
Self Storage is where it’s at!

If you haven’t been to a Kennards facility you will be in for a surprise.

Kennards is now a thriving hub for businesses in Australia and New Zealand offering spaces from Lockers to Warehouses. It’s still a warehouse without the outgoings, fixed lease and headaches.

Kennards has redefined the way businesses think and manage their storage saving companies thousands through flexible lease arrangements. Moving equipment, goods receipt and dispatch for your use provided completely free by Kennards.

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The Art of Wine

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Did you know: Not all wines are meant to be cellared for long periods of time. 90% of wine is made to drink now, while it retains its freshness. While cellaring your wine, bottles should be kept on their side to allow for sedimentation, this also keeps the cork wet.

Wine making is a complex process: Starting with the long wait of 5 to 7 months to grow a harvest, after this the actual process takes a few weeks to produce. The three components of wine are grapes, water and yeast. The yeast consumes the sugars in the grapes and converts them to alcohol. One bottle of wine contains 1.3 kilos of grapes!

The perfect temperature: Most white wines are best served at 7ºC; Sauvignon Blancs, Rieslings and Chardonnays. Full bodied white wines should be served at 10ºC: Rich White Burgundies and Light Reds such as Beaujolais. Most red wines will be best consumed at 15 to16ºC; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Bordeaux, Syrah/Shiraz and Pinot Noir.

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