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First Time Storing – Tips for easy sucessful storing

October 08, 2014 by Andrew Kirkham

For most people, self storage is a new experience that happens often with limited notice and can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help you prepare for storage.

PLAN A HEAD
Call your local KENNARDS SELF STORAGE and reserve your storage unit in advance. The helpful team are trained and skilled to discuss your storage needs and provide a cost efficient storage solution. You can even complete the paperwork online to save time on move in day. The only payment needed is first month’s rental upon move in day – that can even be done with online or over the phone credit card payment plus there are no other added fees to worry about.

PACK IN ADVANCE
It is amazing how even the average sized 2 bedroom home or flat/apartment can be full of items that need to be packed. I suggest you check out the KENNARDS BOXSHOP to view all the different size and strengths of boxes available to purchase in any quantities you need – bonus tip coming up! Kennards Self Storage box shop lets you buy as many new boxes as you want and will buy back any unused boxes at the price you paid so you only pay for the boxes you actually use plus when you move out and unpack down the track Kennards will buy back 2nd hand boxes at a good price!

Not sure if you can manage the packing yourself – ask one of the Kennards team about RECOMMENDED REMOVALISTS. Use the manpower, knowledge and convenience of removalists to take the stress away from doing it yourself and you will be surprised how cost efficient this service is. All of the removalists recommended come from previous customer experience and feedback, after all the best recommendations come from the people who know best – our current customers!

SEPARATE IMPORTANT AND VALUABLE ITEMS
I suggest you have one box like an ARCHIVE BOX that I would label as the “mobile office”. This is the box to keep important documents, spare house and car keys, financial papers, pet records, medical devices and any medicine. Essentially this is the ‘go to box’ when something important arises, the last thing you want to occur is wondering where the heck did I pack that. Now keep this box in the car with you before you start and during your move into storage – do not let it get involved with any other boxes. Trust me when an emergency or something important arises, you will be glad those important items are quick and handy to find. Only when everything is moved into your storage unit do you place this last box into your unit – that way while in storage you always have peace of mind that if you need them, you know this box is easy to locate.

THERE IS NEVER A DUMB QUESTION AND HEAPS OF ADVICE – JUST ASK
Kennards Self Storage has now been operating for over 40 years. We consider our centre teams to be one of the best trained and skilled in the industry to help with any questions or advice about self storage. With the collective experience and feedback discussions over the years, it is likely that the question or answer you need is just a phone call away or call in and visit the team. “Keep it with Kennards – the people who care”.

Andrew Kirkham

Andrew has been Operations Manager for Kennards Self Storage New Zealand since 2008. Previously working in Operations Management roles in Private Health Care, Cleaning and Car Parking. Having a hands on approach to his role and a quiet competitive nature that likes to lead his Team to success. Being an avid Cricket and Rugby fan, he is particularly loyal to the NZ National teams.

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