5 Ways To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Opportunist Burglars

Nobody can stop a determined thief, but there is a lot you can do to stop the less determined ones if you are planning to spend some time away from home this month.

Move your large valuable items into self storage
Putting items you would normally store in the shed or garage into storage is a sensible precaution if you are going to be spending a long time away from home. There are countless stories of bikes being stolen from sheds and so on, so why give those opportunist thieves the opportunity?

Leave lights on or have them come on periodically
While you might not want to waste energy, the technology exists to control the lighting in your home much like the heating if you are away.

Make your fences harder to climb
Burglars are unlikely to use the front door to get into your house, it’s easier for them to just climb a fence around the back. Adding trellis to the top will make the fence a lot less stable to climb and even if they try to remove it, is it really worth the hassle?

Don’t leave valuables on display
If the burglar can see valuables through the window, then they will have more encouragement to break in.

Make sure the house looks lived in
Tidying up the garden right before you go can give the impression that you haven’t been away long and could be back at any time.

Why It’s Never Too Soon To Get Organised

Getting organised is something that is often left until January when it’s time for new year’s resolutions. However it can be far more satisfying to get the organising done earlier rather than put it off until a later date.

Getting more organised and reducing clutter in our lives is something we can all benefit from – not least the psychological relief it provides. It is a well-known fact of life that clutter can end up costing money, time and even out emotional wellbeing.

At Fortbox we believe our self-storage doesn’t just provide a place to store your stuff, it also provides something beyond that. It gives our customers the chance to de-clutter their lives. It gives them space to breathe.

Have you ever noticed how simply decluttering your wardrobe can give you an enormous sense of satisfaction? Life is so much better when you are able to find things to wear rather than be confronted with a pile of disorganised clothes.

Often you can end up shopping for more clothes and spending money you don’t need to spend just because you can’t find a pair of jeans or that favourite jumper you bought last year.
Self-storage is something everyone with a cluttered home should try.

5 Advantages Of Self Storage For Business

Using a self-storage unit instead of renting commercial premises or an office for business is becoming more popular. Why is this the case? We have highlighted just some of the major benefits in terms of cost savings below.

No fuel bills
Having you stock and other business items stored away in self-storage means that you won’t need to worry about heating and electricity bills. They are all included in the price so you can budget more effectively.

You won’t be paying business rates
Unlike offices and other kinds of business premises, there are no business rates charged on using self-storage facilities. You also won’t be asked to sign complex agreements for fixed terms.

It’s more flexible
Most landlords will be reluctant to allow you to change your mind over the amount of space you are using. Using self-storage facilities mean you can upgrade or downgrade anytime according to your requirements.

Your possessions are secure
There’s always the risk that the security of business premises can be compromised. With self storage you get 24-hour security included.

No service charges
The only service you pay for is the storage. So there is no unnecessary spending on cleaners and gardening.

Small Business Storage Advice

There has been a huge explosion in the number of home-based businesses. Anyone with an Internet connection and a bit of spare cash can buy some goods and sell them online. The only problem is where to store the goods…

Affordable storage units are an ideal solution if you find yourself being short on space. Often when starting out in business, the garage, the garden shed or any spare space in the house ends up being used to house the numerous cardboard boxes and other packaging you need. Things can often get so cluttered it becomes impossible to tidy the house properly and self-storage for business can help relieve the burden significantly.

Not only will flexible self-storage mean you don’t get tied into long contracts as you would if you rent a warehouse for this purpose. You can simply rent storage space as an when you need it and continue to work from home.

Using self-storage for your business means you will have greater security with someone keeping an eye on things 24/7 so you have one less thing to worry about. If you buy a lot of goods in only to end up having them stolen, it can severely impact on the survival of the business.

Self-Storage Isn’t Just For Parents And Businesses

If you’re going away to university or having a gap year and your parents want to put your old room to better use, it can leave you wondering what to do with all your stuff. This is where self-storage can provide you with a handy way to keep things safe when you are moving from place to place.

At Fort Box Self Storage we offer a whole range of storage options and there are even vans available to help pick up your stuff. This is takes away the headache of spending money on van hire and provides the added benefit of having your possessions stored in a secure environment rather than leaving it to chance.

Having your stuff located in self-storage also gives you options and more freedom to decide when and where you will be living rather than having to rush to decide. If you don’t happen to own that much or if you only have a few things that need to go into storage, it is possible to share your storage with a friend to save a few pounds.

One thing to remember is that during busy times it may not be easy to book the storage space you need. It is advisable to book early to make sure your space is secured.

10 Reasons for using a self-storage unit

There are several reasons for using self-storage units. Here are the top 10 reasons why so many people are increasingly using such units:

Divorce:
The truth hurts but unfortunately the rate of divorce has increased over the past few years. When a couple separates it is more than likely that they will not require as much space as they needed when they were together. As a result they might need self-storage units to store shared belongings while they decide what to do with them or to keep their belongings and valuables that can no longer be stored in a limited space.

Frequent Travelling:
Travelling has become more and more popular in recent years, especially with newlyweds, graduates and people just looking for an adventure. Therefore it’s always great help to have services of secure self-storage. This way you wont have to carry your valuable and bulky goods every time you travel and have peace of mind that your belongings are safe.

Retirement:
The use of secure self-storage can be encouraged by retirement. People may want to move to a smaller place after their children have moved out. However they may not feel comfortable in giving away their furniture or goods that may have sentimental value. In these situations self-storage may be required.

Business Use:
Recently there has been an increase in business utilization of self-storage over the recent years. Many businesses are opting to store furniture, files, computers, printers and other items that they don’t need at present.

Winter Storage:
You can use self-storage for lots during the winter seasons. Vehicles, lawn mowers and all other summer equipment that you don’t need in winter can be stored in self-storage units.

Hobby/Sports Equipment:
Sports are a part of everyday life for a lot of people. However the sports they love may be seasonal. In this instance I’m sure they would not like to store those bulky sports equipment in their homes during the off-season. That’s where self-storage would be a better idea to store all this equipment.

De-Cluttering:
Over the years many of us tend to hoard items all around the house, therefore we want to de-clutter once in a while. In the process of doing this you may find items that you would prefer to keep. In these cases self-storage can offer a solution. This way you can clear your home and have access to your valuables.

Downsizing:
It is common to search for secure self-storage when downsizing. It is possible that there is not enough adequate space to fit all your furniture, but at the same time getting rid of them may not be a feasible option. So, there’s no better way then self storage units. Have a look at the various services offered by Fortbox, which could prove beneficial in such cases.

Need More Space:
General space constraint is another reason why many people are opting for self-storage units. The cost of living has increased so much that some people simply cannot afford to pay for bigger living spaces. Instead, they are opting for smaller homes. As a result self-storage units are used to store extra furniture and valuables that cannot be in the house.

Moving Home:
At times, you may have to leave your current living arrangements due to some particular reasons while your new living space is not readily available. Many people may have to start living with friends, family or temporary living space during such situations. Therefore, getting hold of secure self-storage to keep your entire furniture collection and belonging is the best possible solution for you.

Stock Storage London – safe, convenient and secure

Safe and secure stock storage in London from Fort Box couldn’t be more convenient. Our stock storage units come in  a range of sizes so you can store as much or as little stock as you like, freeing up your office or home space.

Stock Storage for small businesses and the self-employed 

If you’re starting out in business supplying goods to customers or have taken on a self-employed role that requires you to keep stock, then stock storage could be the perfect solution for you. Our clean, dry units will keep all your stock in one place ready for you to drop off or collect boxes from your stock storage unit whenever suits you best. Our stock storage units also come complete with these FREE services:

  • SmartTrakr™ so you can keep track of your stock storage items via smart phone or online
  • Door-to-door item retrieval and delivery – for customers with inventoried stock storage boxes. You can claim one FREE pick-up or retrieval each week.
  • Office Amenities – we offer FREE printing, copying, faxing and Wi-Fi

We can also tailor your stock storage unit in London to your own individual needs – we can add shelving, lighting and electrical outlets to make your stock storage unit as comfortable as possible for your use.

You can also opt to have access to your stock storage unit during our opening hours only, or you can choose extended 24 hour access so you can always get to your stock, any time of day or night.

About our Stock Storage units

All of our units – starting at just 10 sq.ft. – are individually alarmed, monitored by 24 hour digital CCTV and accessed only using your own personal PIN and padlock key. Whatever the amount or size of the stock items you need to store, we’ll have a stock storage unit that meets your needs and you can even make use of our Personal Organiser service. This helps you to arrange your stock storage unit as conveniently as possible, so you can get to what you need quickly and conveniently.

For stock storage in London, we believe that you won’t find a better service or facilities than ours. Simply contact us to discuss your stock storage requirements in London and we’ll put together a quote for you.

File Storage from Fort Box

Whatever your file storage needs, look no further than Fort Box. We provide secure file storage units across London for business and non-commercial clients who need to free up space whilst ensuring that their files are safe and sound.

Our file storage units in London come in all sizes, starting at just 10 sq.ft., so you can store as few or as many boxes as you’d like.

Added Value Business File storage

For business clients, file storage can be a godsend if office space is tight and your filing cabinets are overflowing. You might need to store archive files or keep essential files for legal purposes. Whichever, our file storage in London can provide the full service you expect as a business user including full office amenities such as free printing, copying, faxing and Wi-Fi.

Store your domestic files too…

For domestic customers across London, file storage can bring peace of mind knowing that all of your essential household documents are being stored safely in a secure unit. None of us likes to think about serious events such as a fire or plumbing disaster destroying our home contents, but these things do happen. So storing your essential household insurance and mortgage documents, for example, and even precious things you wouldn’t want to lose such as your children’s school reports or certificates makes a lot of sense.

File Storage for small business

If you’re self-employed or run a small business, you may also need to think about file storage to cut down the clutter in your home or office. Again, you need to keep your files for tax purposes, so why not free up your drawers and cabinets and store the files you don’t need to access so often in one of our secure file storage units?

Safe and Secure file storage

All of our clean and dry file storage units in London are individually alarmed, monitored by 24 hour digital CCTV and accessed only using your own personal PIN and padlock key. If you require it, we can install shelving, lighting and/or electrical outlets to ensure that your storage unit meets your needs perfectly.

If you think that file storage in London is the right decision for you, simply contact us to discuss your needs and to allow us to give you a quote for our services, including FREE SmartTrakr™ so you can keep track of your storage items via smart phone or online plus door-to-door item retrieval and delivery – for customers with inventoried storage boxes. You can claim one FREE pick-up or retrieval each week.

Equipment and Tool storage in London

For all of your equipment storage needs, look no further than Fort Box. We provide safe, secure units for equipment storage in London and tool storage in London that come in a range of sizes to meet your needs perfectly.

Keep the tools of your trade safe and secure

For trade customers such as self-employed gardeners, landscapers, painters and decorators, plumbers, electricians and more, we understand that you’ve a lot of gear you don’t want cluttering up your van or home! The answer? Simply rent an equipment storage unit or tool storage unit to stash your essential work kit safely and securely until you need it. For those who work outdoors, the Winter months can mean needing to put the tools of your trade away until the weather picks up. Or you may just have a lot of bulky items you don’t need to have with you day-to-day, but do need to come and collect as and when a job requires.

With Fort Box equipment storage or tool storage in London, you’ll have free access to your unit during our opening hours, or you could opt to have extended 24 hour access to grab the gear you need, right when you need it.

Make space at home with equipment storage

For domestic customers too, equipment storage or tool storage units can be a

godsend if space at home is tight. You can leave items like your lawnmower, ladders, bulky barbeque, power tools or any other space-invading DIY equipment in a safe storage unit until you need them.

Our equipment storage and tool storage units in London can accommodate all of your needs. With units sizes starting at just 10 sq.ft., you can stash just a few items or opt for a larger unit to fit in as much as you need to store.

Safe and secure

All of our equipment storage units and tool storage units are individually alarmed, monitored by 24 hour digital CCTV and accessed only using your own personal PIN and padlock key. Our units are dry and clean, and if you require it, we can install shelving, lighting and/or electrical outlets to ensure that your storage unit meets your needs perfectly.

Get in touch…

Please contact us to discuss your equipment storage in London or tool storage in London needs – we always offer the lowest price, guaranteed! Our experienced team are on hand to answer all your questions about safe, secure equipment and tool storage.

Document Storage – our safe and secure service

Document storage is becoming an increasingly popular way to free up your office space whilst keeping essential documents safe and sound. As one of the UK’s leading document storage companies, we’re fully aware of the levels of service and security you expect from your document storage supplier. Our document storage in London is one of the very best, and we’re a document storage company you can rely on.

Added Value Document Storage – whatever your business

Businesses of all sizes across London and beyond now require document storage services, especially when office space is an issue or documents need to be kept for a number of years, perhaps for legal reasons. Renting a document storage unit offers you the flexibility and peace of mind you need for your archive records storage.

We believe that many document storage companies don’t offer the comprehensive range of services you’ll find at Fort Box, including a range of FREE services that come as part of your document storage unit lease agreement, including:

  • SmartTrakr™ so you can keep track of your document storage items via smart phone or online
  • Door-to-door item retrieval and delivery – for customers with inventoried storage boxes. You can claim one FREE pick-up or retrieval each week.
  • Professional Shredding – you can shred sensitive business documents securely on-site
  • Office Amenities – we offer FREE printing, copying, faxing and Wi-Fi

Units designed around your needs

Being able to get to your stored documents quickly and easily should always be your goal. To that end we can design your document storage unit to suit your individual needs. We can arrange to install shelving, lighting and electrical outlets into your unit and can even offer you a Professional Organiser service so that you can arrange your document storage in order of priority. For example, we always recommend that documents you may need to reference quickly or frequently are kept as accessible as possible within your unit.

Our clean, dry and secure document storage units in London come in a range of sizes, so you can choose to store as much or as little as you need. They are monitored by 24 hour digital CCTV, are individually alarmed and accessed by your own personal PIN and padlock key. You can access your document storage unit free of charge during opening hours, or opt for a 24 hour self-storage unit if you want extended access.

Call us about your document storage needs…

Simply contact us to find out more about document storage in London and our great deals – we always offer the lowest price, guaranteed! Our experienced team are on hand to answer all of your questions about safe, secure document storage.