There are few things that are as difficult to cope with than a family bereavement or if a close friend passes away. And if you’re also in charge of the funeral arrangements and executing the estate, it becomes difficult to set aside our emotions and be practical. Ultimately, you might end up with another household’s worth of items with nowhere to store them.
There is a temporary solution that can help you get through this challenging period while safeguarding any valuables and other items. Renting a self storage unit during this period will give you somewhere secure to store things while the estate is processed. And doing so with Fort Box, you’ll have the peace of mind that you’re dealing with a compassionate company that cares about our customers.
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If you’re getting ready to relocate this year, it’s vital that you start preparing early to ensure you get everything done on time. The planning part of the move is where most people fall short because they leave too many things until the last minute. Rather than take the initiative straight away, they wait until it’s too close to the moving day to correct any issues.
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Everyone likes to spend their time off work doing something they look forward to. And for many Londoners, that means enjoying in their favourite hobby. For anyone who hasn’t thought of trying out a hobby before, you’re in luck as London is the place to be for downtime. The capital has so much going on there is one hundred percent likelihood you’ll find something that matches your tastes and budget. Whether you’re an outdoors person with a love of being active or a movie buff who loves new releases, you’ll find your niche in London.
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As the festive season is just about to kick off in style, you might be racing around trying to organise Christmas dinner or prepare for a New Year’s Eve party to remember. The main issue that a lot of people have when they make plans to have family or friends over is space. You need enough space to make sure your guests aren’t tripping over each other when they move between rooms. And you might already be panicking because every room has boxes that are nearly spilling out of them.
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Finding the right storage company in London can be tricky. Most people may choose between paying more for a better service in a popular area. Or they go with a cheaper company that has fewer options and poorer customer service. However, this isn’t always true, and there are companies in London can offer excellent customer service at affordable rates.
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Although the concept of self storage began in the 1960s, it wasn’t until thirty years later until its popularity grew. Since the 2000s, self storage has become a massive part of everyday life, for people and businesses across London. It’s as easy as finding a reliable company, renting a unit which you can visit anytime you need to.
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We’re all guilty of it – a suitcase jammed under the bed, plastic storage boxes on top of the wardrobes, several tool boxes in the garage, rarely used electrical items in the loft, kept on the off-chance that we may need them, and sooner or later, it dawns on us that we’ve lost the use of an entire room or part of our house or apartment.
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Everyone at Fort Box knows that our commitment to customer service is our number one goal. Our staff go the extra mile every day to ensure that they’re providing the best service possible to our customers, and as a result, our customers keep coming back because of our excellent customer service. It’s a win-win situation and we aim to continue building relationships with our customers by providing the best self storage service possible.
We currently operate out of two branches: you can find us at our St. John’s Wood branch (NW8) and at our Chelsea branch (SW10). Both branches are ideally located to accommodate customers from all the surroundings areas, there’s great customer parking available, and we offer a range of services to make your self storage experience truly tailor-made for you.
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If you’re considering renovating your home, then you may also be wondering how you are going to create enough space to work in without your valuable items getting damaged.
Depending on the scale of work involved you may require a little or a lot of extra space to store things like furniture and breakables out of harm’s way. For example, if you decide you want to create a combined kitchen and dining room and knock out a dividing wall, you are guaranteed to see a lot of dust and mess.
Knocking out walls is a messy business and while you may be able to move a few items of furniture such as a dining table into another room, this will soon end up cluttering the space.
If you are fitting a kitchen as well then you might also need extra room for all the fixtures fitting and appliances that come along with it. Fitted kitchens generally come flat packed in many different sized boxes making it difficult to store them for any length of time.
The solution to all this is to find somewhere to stop your furniture and other items that might get in the way in self-storage. This will not only make the process less stressful but also protect your items from any damage cause by workers walking in and out or dust.
Self-storage is a cost effective way of providing a safe secure home for your valuable items, but sometimes costs can end up being more than you had anticipated. For example, a temporary relocation abroad may turn into something more long term, or perhaps the move from University into a home of your own hasn’t quite gone to plan.
There can be all sorts of reasons why you may need to look at storage costs and seeking advice from the people managing your self-storage can be a good first step in managing your self-storage in a way that doesn’t end up costing you more than it should.
Self-storage customers are often surprised at the extra space they can free up in their units just with a bit of reorganisation. Advice on stacking and racking can reveal some surprisingly simple ways to better use space.
If you already have your storage space used up to the max, then it may be time to look at what you are storing. If you have some items that you’re not going to use, because they have been replaced with newer items, then there may be little sense in hoarding them.
If your unit is too full and disorganised, then it is likely to forget what you are storing! The key to good self-storage management is to only pay for the storage you need whether it’s for the long or short term.