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Moving Countdown Checklist

Eight to Four Weeks Ahead

  1. Decide on a firm date for moving
  2. Visit or Call Paisley Self Storage to reserve your self storage unit
  3. Book the Paisley Self Storage move-in van if required
  4. Book removalist or a rental van (Information available on request at Paisley Self Storage)
  5. Buy packing supplies from Paisley Self Storage
  6. Start packing boxes as soon as possible
  7. Sell or donate unneeded items. Try a garage sale or market stall.
  8. Advise children’s school of move and get copies of school records
  9. Start to use and finish food in freezer and pantry

Four to One Week Ahead

  1. Continue packing and remember to label each box with contents & intended location
  2. Have clothing dry cleaned. Check items in repair shops
  3. Notify gas, electricity and phone companies of your cancellation and set date for reconnection at new address
  4. Advise the Electoral Role of your new Address
  5. Change address for drivers license and motor registration
  6. Organise to redirect mail with Royal Mail
  7. Make an inventory of your household contents
  8. Organise house insurance to be transferred from old house to new and make any adjustments for coverage
  9. Update values
  10. Send change of address cards to memberships, magazines, friends
  11. Return borrowed items and pick up things you have lent to othersand relatives
  12. Ask friends and relatives to help on moving day
  13. Arrange for pets to be transported

Day Before

  1. Empty, clean and defrost fridge and freezer. Check that water trays are empty
  2. Disconnect washing machine and let hoses drain. Prepare other appliances for removal
  3. Drain garden hoses and store in clean garbage bins
  4. Have everything packed and ready to load except bedding.

Moving Day

  1. Consider the essential things you will need when you first arrive and carry them with you
  2. Removal to also carry valuables and important papers
  3. Have children help out (if applicable). Keeping them involved helps them take the move in their stride
  4. Strip beds. Cover mattresses with mattress bags
  5. Pick up Paisley Self Storage Move-in van
  6. Check inside the house and garden so that nothing is left behind
  7. Turn off water and lights. Lock windows and doors

 

How to Store

  • The same applies to goods in self storage. Even with Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage’s enviable record of safety and security, accidents can occur for reasons beyond anyone’s control. Fire, theft, and storm damage can happen in your home, they can happen here too. For this reason we insist that all our customers are adequately insured.
  • As a general rule, place large heavy and valuable items that you can stack upon, at the rear of the unit. Then work forwards and upwards with lighter fragile items.
  • Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage Storage units are kept spotlessly clean, but, it is still a good idea to position soft cloths or cardboard underneath mattresses, couches, boxes and beds to keep them protected.
  • Any long items such as mattresses, beds and table tops should be placed on their edges along walls.
  • If there’s a chance you may require any item you are leaving in storage, pack it into the truck first so it is removed last and will be near the door for easy access.
  • Store all important documents, passports, bills, invoices, guarantees and easy to lose items like glasses, keys and remote controls in one box. That way you will know exactly where you can find them. Leave the box near the door of your self storage unit.
  • Always totally enclose mattresses and soft furnishings with our specially designed mattress and lounge covers.
  • Where possible, store couches (with the exception of sofa beds) on their ends to maximise space.
  • Wrap mirrors and pictures with bubble wrap or use mirror boxes. Never store these items flat. Place mirrors in an upright position and protect them by securing them between softer items such as mattresses or bed-bases.
  • Label all boxes on all sides for easy locating.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors slightly ajar and clean before storing. Don’t forget to use the space inside them for extra storage. Please make sure all water is drained out of washing machines. Ensure freezers have been completely defrosted.
  • Its is vital that you check that everything is stacked safely and securely and not too high. Falling items can injure you or be damaged.
  • The space inside wardrobes, cupboards, desks, fridges etc. Are great to utilise for extra space

 

Protection Hints

  • You can protect your goods that go into self storage by wrapping or covering them with the following packing products: butcher’s paper, tape, extra wide bubble wrap, removalist felt, tea chests, book and wine cartons, port-a-robes, and special plastic lounge and mattress covers.
  • Protect fragile items by wrapping individually in butcher’s paper or bubble wrap, and labelling cartons Fragile.
  • Protect your clothes by ensuring they are packed clean and with cedar blocks, or similar products, in our Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage clothing and linen bags, port-a-robes or tea chests.
  • Books should be packed flat so that the spines won’t break in smaller boxes. Never pack fragile items with books.
  • Separate your goods with felt blankets, cushions, cardboard or bubble wrap, both while moving and in storage.
  • Your self storage units are kept spotlessly clean, however it is a good idea to give your mattresses, sofas, boxes and beds extra protection by positioning soft cloths or cardboard underneath them.
  • Always enclose soft furnishings, especially sofas and mattresses in our special covers before moving. It could be raining on moving day so these items are protected during transport and in storage.
  • Cleanliness is critical at Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage and we work very hard to create a clean environment. For your protection, we recommend food crumbs and stains be removed from clothing and soft furnishings before storage.
  • Great care should be taken to avoid storing anything that could attract vermin. Food of any description must not be stored – this includes wheat bags, dried flowers, etc. Don’t risk attractive vermin to your self storage unit and compromising the whole facility.
  • Fridges, freezers and other white goods should be thoroughly defrosted, dry and clean before storing. Always move and store your fridge in the upright position. Laying a fridge on its site could damage it. Keep fridge doors slightly ajar during self storage, and leave a deodoriseer – such as a box of baking soda – inside to maintain freshness.
  • Protect your washing machines while in transit. Disconnet and throughly drain the hoses. Put each hose-end in a plastic sandwich bag, then seal the bag tightly with tape or a rubber band, so no leftover water leaks out and damages your goods.
  • Protect the shelves and structure of your furniture by emptying wardrobes, cupboards and drawers while moving. Refill when in storage.
  • Drain garden hoses, then coil with the ends connected and tie them up. Store houses in clean bins.
  • Store mowers with a half full tank, and place on a board or plastic sheet in case of leakage.
  • We recommend that you periodically visit your storage unit to check on your goods. Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage does not have access to customers’ self storage units, so checking the condition of your goods is up to you.

 

Storage Insurance

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You wouldn’t think of leaving your precious goods uninsured at home

The same applies to goods in self storage. Even with Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage’s enviable record of safety and security, accidents can occur for reasons beyond anyone’s control. Fire, theft, and storm damage can happen in your home, they can happen here too. For this reason we insist that all our customers are adequately insured.

If your property is worth storing – it’s worth insuring

Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage insures their sites, but not your goods because we don’t know the value of goods being stored. The items you place in self storage are your sole responsibility and must be insured.

Does my Household insurance cover goods in storage?

Probably not, many household policies only cover goods in the house and not in transit or storage. You should also keep in mind that household policies often have a higher excess than self storage insurance.

When does the coverage start?

Coverage starts when you complete and sign the Lease Agreement Form, pay your first month’s insurance premium and move your property into the unit at Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage. If your goods are not covered by your existing contents policy we have insurance available for our customers under an insurance policy we have entered into with our insurers, for a small monthly fee.

Insurance Special Offer

£2.50 per £1000 cover per week on all rentals. Under our Terms & Conditions, your goods have to be insured so we are offering our customers cover at very special rates. It is a very comprehensive policy at very competitive rates – just £2.50 per £1000 of cover per week, so you can have peace of mind that your goods are protected without it costing the earth. Taking out our insurance can be done on the spot when you sign up for your storage space so couldn’t be easier to arrange. Insurance is one of the important things that you have to consider when storing your items, with many self storage facilities charging premium rates for this. We understand that the security of your goods is of great importance to you, so that is why we are offering this special rate to all our customers.

 

Storage Prep: Documents

Storage Prep: Documents

While the modern office is increasingly opting to go paperless, there’s always going to be a few boxes of old paperwork quietly taking up space away in the corner. If left unchecked, these boxes can multiply and end up taking over useful workspace, handy storage spots and beloved breakout space.

To reclaim that space, you could go through the hassle of digitising all of your files but that’s an expensive process both in terms of time and money. A far cheaper alternative is to invest in some external storage. And that’s where we come in. At Paisley and Kirkintilloch Self Storage, we offer a safe, secure and affordable document storage service that’s bound to solve all your storage space needs. But before you cram all your archive boxes into a van and drive over, we’ve compiled some handy tips to make sure that your paperwork comes out in exactly the same condition as it went in.
  Backup Important Data

Backup

While this isn’t a storage-specific suggestion, it’s one we can’t recommend strongly enough. Having just one copy of a document is asking for trouble. Backup your documents physically, on disk or in the the cloud and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have fail-safe systems in place. Now, onto the good stuff.
  Containers

Containers

The best container-based suggestion we can make is: don’t buy cheap. Cheap containers will quickly disintegrate and leave you with a stack of documents and no way to move them. We offer a range of specialised archive boxes. These are designed for long-term storage and come in a variety of sizes to fit different formats and volumes of paper. Our medium and large boxes specially reinforced to account for heavier storage weights. Believe us when we say that they won’t let you down.
  Weight

Weight

The total weight of your containers is important. Over-loading your boxes too sets yourself up for rips and tears. That means hours of reorganising and shelling out for new boxes. Under-loading your boxes just costs you money. To check how much is too much, as about the recommended weight limits of each archive box. As well as risking cardboard collapse, overfilling boxes can cause injury to those moving them. Work out what weight you can safely move and stick to it.
  Label

Labelling

While you might remember how your boxes are arranged now, give it six months and that mental plan will probably have gone a touch fuzzy. To avoid the nightmare scenario of a complete unpack, decide on a labelling system and carefully apply it to all your boxes. Use the same labelling system across all your archive boxes so you can easily explain to others how it works. Also, consider how your boxes will be arranged. If they are stacked on top of each other, stick your label to the side so you can read it without prising up the boxes on top of it.
  Need

Need

Before you start stacking boxes, take a moment to think about what documents you are most likely to need. Will you need hard copies of your customers’ testimonials? Does your annual audit require original financial documents? Do you need to keep internal communications? Place boxes with the least essential documents at the rear of your storage space and the most essential at the front. If you want a practical illustration of your packing plan, use miniature boxes or pieces of paper and experiment with the arrangement.

 

Document Storage Benefits

Document Storage Benefits

This week we’re talking document storage and discussing how outsourcing your storage can help your business flourish. We sat down with specialist document scanning service Capture All to discuss the much ignored service.

First, let’s address the elephant in the room. Paper is a nightmare. It’s bulky, it’s heavy, it doesn’t react well to water – a particular concern for Scottish businesses!. Unfortunately, there’s not a better option for many businesses – some work just has to be done on paper. However, as businesses grow, document storage becomes a problem. Startups can get by with a few filing cabinets for current documents and a cupboard of archive boxes for older stuff. It’s a good system – until you start to grow. As you win new clients and add new partners, your filing cabinets can multiply and that cupboard can overflow. Valuable office space can quickly get eaten up and you can find your staff  working from isolated pockets of function space amid a sea of storage boxes. That isn’t the way it’s supposed to work. You aren’t a storage company – that’s our job! A lot of businesses don’t really think about storing their documents externally. They’re their documents, right? They’ll just add a new storage room or condense office space. Well that’s just not good enough. You have to reclaim your office and give your business the facilities it needs to flourish.

Space

Businesses are required by law to keep records for six years. Six years of records is a lot of paper and that takes up a lot of space. It’s only when you clear out all your archive boxes that you start to appreciate quite how much real estate they take up. Considering our records storage Glasgow service, a small storage unit can hold around 50 boxes. So document storage is a cheap way to get your office feng shui back. All you have to do is work out what you want to do with all your space. With a coat of paint your empty storeroom could become a meeting room, office or breakout room.

Security

Storage companies focus solely on storage. It’s all we do day in day out and that means we have all the time in the world to perfect every little part of our business. We’re constantly reviewing our security processes to ensure our facility is absolutely airtight. From our chain link fence and 24-hour CCTV system to our limited access policy, everything is designed to keep our customer’s belongings safe and secure. Unfortunately, most businesses can’t devote this amount of time to security. Confidential documents might lie in an unlocked filing cabinet and sensitive financials might sit boxed in the stationary cupboard. Outsourcing storage provides an instant fix to these security woes. For Capture All, security is high on the priority list too. To start with Capture All’s building is locked down – you won’t find a fire escape propped open or window left swinging in the wind here. If you don’t have the right access, you won’t get in without an escort. Inside, their documents waiting for processing are stored in a secure warehouse and this is kept under permanent lock and key. If a client’s material is particularly sensitive, it’s locked away in an industrial safe. Capture All are confident in their security and so should they be – they’re accredited to ISO/IEC 27001:2005, after all. Whether it’s securely storing rare books en route to digitisation or holding documents while a company shifts premises, security is at the front of our minds. If an organisation chooses to trust you with their information or property, you have to take that seriously and make sure it stays safe.

Peace of Mind

Peace of mind really comes as an overarching benefit. It’s the product of knowing that your documents are safe, secure and easily accessible. It’s seeing that your business has adequate space. It’s seeing your office real estate put to effective use. It’s seeing your business work better. It’s knowing that you aren’t being held back by mounds of paper and your business has the space it needs to flourish and grow.

Does your business need some extra space to work? Let Hassle Free Store your documents for you.

 

Storage Prep: Electronics

Storage Prep: Electronics Have you ever discovered an old Game Boy at the bottom of a long-forgotten box? Did it work? Of course not. Electronics don’t store particularly well. They don’t like sitting unused and have a habit of disintegrating when left unused for extended periods of time. Now imagine you are going travelling and need somewhere to store your incredibly expensive MacBook Air. The ‘Game Boy in box’ method is clearly not the right choice. Your electronics need some love, care and attention to make sure they come out of storage in the condition they went in. So take these tips and keep your devices in fantastic condition.

Remove Your Media

DVDs and Blu Rays

Before you start, check your devices for any discs. When left for an extended period of time DVDs and Blu-Rays can warp and jam the action in disc trays. A jammed drive is a nightmare to repair and your disc is likely unplayable, too. Take any DVD and Blu-Ray discs out and store them in their proper cases. It’ll keep your electronics and film collection in the best condition possible.

Backup Important Data

Backups

It’s extremely unlikely that anything will happen to your electronics when they are in storage. However, it’s always best to err on the side of caution. Backup anything important and store the copy in a different location to your electronics. Cloud storage is popular alternative that traditional backup methods.
Unplug All Cables

Cables

Keeping all those cabled plugged in will save you bundles of time, right? At the moment, yes. However, after several months of storage the exposed pieces of metal may have seized up and locked the connection in place. If your storage unit doesn’t have climate control, unplugging cables is especially important as the moisture in the air may cause the metal to become corroded and the connection entirely unusable.
Remove All Batteries

Batteries

Common batteries are not designed for long term storage. Because of their use and construction household batteries are particularly susceptible to corrosion and this can lead to them splitting. If you leave batteries connected for a long period of time, it’s more a question of when, not if, this will happen. Remove all the batteries from your remote controls, accessories and devices and either use them in another product or recycle them. Unfortunately, some devices have batteries which are hardwired into the construction of the device. Although these batteries are designed for long-term use, they may not stand up to long-term storage, so be careful when reopening your packages.
Use Original Packaging

Original Packaging

When it comes to long-term storage, it’s best to go with the manufacturer’s original packaging. The original packaging and inserts have been specifically designed to support and protect the specific shape of your device. However, if, like most of us, you didn’t keep your original packaging, you can always use your own box and fill excess space with foam peanuts, bubble or shredded cardboard. Some natural packing materials whither and shrink with time so make sure you choose an product that is designed to work effectively in the long-term.
Avoid Moisture

Moisture

Even self storage units that boast the finest climate control systems can experience problems with excess moisture. Adding a few packages of silica gel inside your boxes can help absorb any unwanted moisture and stave off corrosion, damp and mould.

 

Storage Prep: Clothes

Storing Clothes - Cover The winter solstice is only two weeks away so it’s time to get ready for spring. (We’re a forward planning bunch, in case you hadn’t guessed.) As the ground begins to thaw and new leaves start to sprout from branches, it can mean only one thing: a spring clearout is on the cards. And don’t we just love the chance to jettison all the winter clothes from our wardrobes and free up lots of lovely space for spring buys. However, if your clothes are destined for the storage locker, remember you’ve got to pack them right or you’ll end up with bags of unwearable rubbish nine months down the line. Here’s our five key tips for perfect clothes preparation.
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Containers

It’s not just how you store your clothes but what you store them in that matters. Clothes bags are brilliant for storage but remember to wash them before use. A hot wash with regular detergent will get rid of any dust and spores. Plastic boxes are also a good option for long term storage. If you use plastic boxes, first wash them out with disinfectant and then line the bottom and sides with a layer of tissue paper. The tissue paper prevents your clothes from resting directly on the plastic and prevents discolouration. If you’re using opaque boxes, remember to label them for easy access next year. Do not use bin liners or dry cleaners bags. These airtight plastics trap moisture inside and create a breeding ground for bugs and mold.
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Wash ‘n’ Dry

Your clothes should be freshly washed and bone dry. Any small amount of dirt, soil, food or moisture will cause deep stains and may damage the fibres. A regular wash will do but give each garment a quick look over before you pack it. Avoid using starch, too, as this can attract insects.
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Hang or Fold

It might be tempting to haphazardly stuff clothes into containers and worry about them when winter rolls around again. Do not do this. Stuffing clothes puts undue stress on the seams and can cause damage to your garments. Carefully fold or hang each item and place it into the container. Don’t hang knitwear or wool garments as extended periods on hangers will pull them out of shape. For heavier garments like jackets and coats, use sturdy hangers which will bear their weight. Our Port-a-Robes (temporary wardrobes) come with clothes bars so all you need to do is remember your own hangers. The space underneath can be used for extra boxes and bags.
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Boots and Shoes

When storing footwear, make sure they are clean when they go in. Dirt, grime, moisture and winter salts will wreck havoc with leathers and synthetic fabrics when left in contact with extended periods of time. For lighter boots or shoes, stuff crumpled newspaper inside. This helps retain their shape. If your boots are particularly tall, use cardboard tubes to avoid them crumpling.
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Leave the Rest to Us

When you’ve done all the prep, bring your packed clothes to one of our storage centres and leave the rest to us. We have numerous storage options available to you, ranging from temporary wardrobes to full storage units. So, whether you’re clearing out a whole house or just freeing up a few drawers, we have the perfect sized storage option for you.

Click here and free up space in your wardrobe today.


 

Storage Prep: Furniture

Storage Prep: Furniture

Packaging and storing furniture is often necessary when moving house or renovating your home. Unfortunately wood furniture isn’t really built for long term storage. Get it right and your furniture will come out of storage looking just as beautiful as when it went in. Get it wrong and you’ll end up with expensive firewood.

If you are planning on storing your furniture for an extended period of time, here’s a few steps we recommend to ensure that your pieces come out of storage in exactly the same condition as they went in.
  Preparation

Preparation

For countless centuries, people have used polishes (usually wax) to protect their wooden belongings from the elements. Start by thoroughly dusting and cleaning all exposed wood finishes. Next apply a quality furniture polish or wax and work it into the wood. A good polish adds an extra layer of defence and helps protect your furniture against moisture, dust and pollutants. This is invaluable during long-term storage. There are a lot of polishes on the market so it’s hard to know which ones are good and which are bad. For the best results, contact your manufacturer and ask what they recommend.
  Disassemble

Disassemble

Furniture isn’t built for efficient storage. Even if you carefully plan your unit’s layout and fit pieces together as carefully as possible, there will still be a lot of wasted space. The simple solution to this problem is to simply disassemble your furniture. Yes, disassembling furniture might seem like a hassle but it saves you time and money down the line. A disassembled piece is much easier to transport and far easier to store.
  Moving Blankets

Plastic or Blankets

For long term wood furniture storage, plastic covers aren’t a good option. Yes, they keep the dust off and provide a waterproof layer, but they also collect and trap any moisture inside. If you store wood furniture in a damp location, it’ll be expensive rotten firewood when you get it back out. We typically recommend you use mover’s blankets and wrap them around your furniture so all outer surfaces are covered. Secure the blanket with packing tape, making sure not to stick any tape to wood surfaces. Mover’s blankets have a cotton outer shell with an insulating filler made from either synthetic or natural fibres. They protect your furniture from knocks and bumps during transport and help insulate and protect them during storage.
  Plastic Sheeting

Create a Base

If you’re storing on a concrete or metal floor, there’s a chance that moisture will gather on the cold surface and leach upwards into your furniture. Before putting your furniture in your unit, lay a sheet of plastic down and create a barrier to stop the wood wicking water from the floor.
  Organisation

Organise

As with all self storage, organisation is key. However, when storing furniture made of wood, you have to remember one extra thing: wood needs to breathe. If you pack your pieces too tightly, the air won’t circulate and you risk developing mould and other nasties. Leave a little room between items and the air will naturally flow, keeping your furniture nice and fresh.
  Self Storage

Store

You’ve done the prep now it’s time to get on with it. Pack up your car, van, truck or lorry with furniture and pay us a visit. We’ll get the coffee on!
 

 

Student Storage Guide

Making the Most of Your Student Storage Heading off to university or college for the first time is a daunting prospect. You cook your own meals, wash your own laundry and budget your own money. And you do all that in a room half the size of the one in your parents’ house. While we can’t help you with your laundry or the cooking, we can help you cope with the challenge of living in a shoebox. Here’s our top tips for making the most out of your student storage.

Segment Your Room

Living in a halls of residence is a weird experience. Your domestic space shrinks from a full house to a single room. That room becomes your store room, kitchen, study, bedroom, living room and sanctuary from the madness of student life. On your moving day, it might seem tempting to just cram everything in and sort it out later. Resisting this urge will pay off in the long term. Before you move your in your belongings, segment your room and plan where you will everything. For example, set aside a dedicated study space and a space to store your snacks. Dividing up your space means you won’t discover stray lecture notes in your bedding and adventurous cereal flakes in your socks.

Store Under

Once you’ve got your room sectioned off, it’s time to get storing. However, effective storage in a small room needs imagination. You simply don’t have the option to install huge wardrobes and gargantuan chest of drawers. It’s time to get inventive. Don’t waste the valuable space under your bed, invest in some underbed boxes and turn your bed into a drawer. Try and get ones with wheels for easy sliding access.

Store Over

Remember to think vertically. The space on top of wardrobes, bookcases and shelves is often wasted and is the perfect home for extra boxes or cases. Just make sure that anything you’re storing up high is stable and secure to avoid a nasty accident.

Store On

Don’t ignore all that valuable real estate on the back of doors, either. Pick up some door hanging storage racks and turn your door into a useful set of shelves. These racks usually come with a pocket design and are great for toiletries, medicines, keys, etc..

Moving On

Rooms in halls are usually only offered during term time. Come the summer, you’re expected to up sticks and move out. Only when you start packing up all your stuff, will you realise how much you have accumulated over the past nine months. Instead of lugging all your stuff back to mum and dad’s, let us take care of it. We’re very aware of the requirements of the students who want somewhere to leave their belongings over the summer break. That’s why we offer a range of storage options designed specially for students.

Click here and see how we can help with your holiday storage.

 

Small Business Storage

How Self Storage Can Help Small Business

Self storage is a fantastic resources for the nation’s small and medium sized businesses. And it’s one that goes untapped far too often. We’re here to right that wrong and show you all the benefits that self storage has to offer your business. So let’s get started.


Security

First up: security. If you deal with, or use, expensive tools, materials or products, security has to be high on your list of demands of facilities. While you could invest in quality locks, sturdy fencing and a state-of-the-art security camera system, it’s going to eat up a sizeable chunk of your budget. The alternative is to go somewhere where that level of security is already established. Somewhere like, say, a self storage facility. Okay, perhaps we’re not being overly subtle here but the point remains. Our customers entrust their possessions to our facilities, our security and that means our security has to be top of the line. We’ve invested in quality security measures throughout our premises. Anti-drill motorcycle padlocks, comprehensive CCTV systems, secure car parks, we’ve go the lot. If you want to see for yourself, come and visit one of our sites.

Receiving Shipments

If you’re a sole trader or small business owner, you often have to take on several roles at once. And if you’re doing one thing, it means you aren’t doing something else. It’s all too easy to find yourself on the phone to a customer and miss that important shipment. Don’t worry, though, we have good news. With self storage, there’s always someone home. Our staff members are standing to help and are happy to accept deliveries on your behalf. That means you’ll never miss the courier or postie again. And that frees you up to concentrate on on the important things like making your business a success.

Affordable and Flexible Space

Try and buy 25 sq ft of warehouse space and it will become immediately apparent that the traditional storage industry is not set up for smaller customers. If you do somehow find somewhere willing to rent out a section of a warehouse, your storage space will likely be unsecured internally. Choosing self storage means you’re storage space is segmented internally and secured externally. And unlike normal warehouse space, self storage is incredibly flexible. If your business is booming and you find you need more space, rent out more lockers. If you find your demand for storage has dropped, give up some of your space. Simple. Choosing self storage means choosing the peace of mind that comes from knowing your equipment, stock and materials are safe and secure, no matter how much space you rent.

Eliminate the Office

Many businesses choose to rent an office purely because it is the done thing. However, in this interconnected digital age, it simply isn’t necessary. With the convenience of internet tech, it’s easy to run a lot business from the comfort of your own home. However, you might want, or need, a bit of separation between home and work. Toolboxes on the kitchen table and boxes of stock in the bedroom are both very effective ways of annoying the other half! Self storage is the perfect way to achieve this separation without breaking the bank. Pay for as much space as you need and access it whenever you want.

Cut Costs

Okay, this isn’t a benefit in and of itself, but we think it deserves its own section. All of the above benefits mean one thing: more dough in your pocket. More dough to invest back into a business, invest in staff training or splash on an extravagant holiday. We vote for the last one. Simply put, self storage is a resource that all businesses should be exploiting.
 

What are you waiting for?

 

Storage Space

Storage Sizes

Storage sizes can be baffling and where do you start? Well, we have experienced and knowledgeable storage managers on site who can help you, all you have to do is call!

But if you just want a rough idea of how much space you will need, we’ve created a quick and simple guide which will help you decide whether you need a lot or just a little storage space. Or, even better, seeing is believing – come and visit and we’ll show you around. It’s just sometimes that much easier to image when you see it for yourself.

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Removals firm Paisley & Kirkintilloch Services

Locally based family run company offering Quality, Accessibility and Drive Up Secure Self Storage.

1For the 15 years we have been trading, Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage have only ever used John from JD & Son Removals. His team are highly profesional and trained in providing removal services to their valued customers. He was our first pick and we have yet to receive a complaint. We only get glowing reports back from our customers. You ought to see Johns moving craftmanship skills getting furniture in and out of houses without a scrape. If you have ever carried furniture about yourself you will enjoy watching John the craftsman remover.

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movers
  • Low cost removal services
  • House removals
  • Collection services throughout Scotland
  • Delivery & collection service available
  • Office removals
  • Taking the stress out of moving
  • Business Removals
  • We go the extra mile to ensure your move runs smoothly

 

Save Time and Money

  • Like most things in life, moving and self storage of goods can benefit from forward planning just a little early organisation will go a long way in making your move easier.
    Ask your trained Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage expert to help you choose a unit size that fits your needs and budget. The cost of unit is determined by size so it is important to maximise the use of your self storage unit.
  • At Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage we believe you should never pay for more storage space than you actually need; but remember 10kgs of sugar will not go into a 5kg container. This is also true in self storage.
  • An efficiently packed self storage space will naturally cost less. We suggest you rent the smallest amount of space you need and pack it full. If you intend to use the space often, a larger well-organised unit may be more convenient. Don’t forget to use the ‘free space’ at the top of your unit.
  • As you prepare to move, look at what you do and don’t want to keep. Have a garage sale, or consider donating unwanted clothing and household items. You’ll eliminate clutter, support an important cause, and save time and money packing, moving and storing goods you no longer require.
  • Use Paisley Self Storage’s high quality packing boxes that are designed especially for the job. Same size, strong boxes make stacking and tiering possible, saving you space and money.
  • Where possible, remove the legs from furniture eg. bed bases and tables to avoid damage and save space. Load the flat surfaces on edge. If this can’t be done, load tables on their top surfaces, legs up, taking care to protect the finish with felt blankets or padding. Don’t forget to label all parts for simple reassembly. Keep all the screws and fittings in small bags taped to the underside of furniture.
  • Larger appliances like clean fridges and freezers make excellent ‘packing cases’ for blankets, towels, table cloths and clothes.
  • Use dresser tops for stacking cartons and dresser drawers for linens for small delicate items. Use your shelving to maximise your storage space.
  • Remember how long it look you to load your van. You’ll have to allow at least the same amount of time when you unload your van to place your goods into self storage.

 

Why Use Our Services

Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage are totally committed to our customers. Our local location, our storage units and our self storage services have been designed to meet and exceed your expectations. Our friendly customer service team are proud of our reputation and have been trained to assist you in every way possible for the period you need to store.

Whether you’re moving house, de-cluttering, decorating or need space to store goods for your houshold, personal, business or leisure, you will find Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage helpful, flexible and ethical. Paisley Self Storage – Making Self Storage Simple

Free Collection across Paisley

Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage offer a FREE Collection service throughout the your local area, to most customers looking to store with us. This potentially saves you money on Van Hire, Van Insurance, Diesel and your time. Paisley Self Storage work hard to Make Self Storage Simple!

Access 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage offer our customers access to their Storage Space 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. When you book our Storage Space you’ll be issued with a secure personal PIN number so you can access your goods when it’s convenient for you. Another way Paisley Self Storage make Self Storage Simple!

Price Promise

Paisley & Kirkintilloch Self Storage promise to beat any comparable written storage quote for storage space in the region. Please ask our Customer Service Team for details.