How to make the most of domestic self-storage in Bristol

If you want to declutter your home, or need extra storage for your belongings, domestic self-storage can be an excellent option. Vanguard’s domestic self-storage in Bristol offers a variety of units to choose from, starting from compact lockers to larger units, suitable to store the contents of a 5-bedroom home.

To help you understand how to make the most of domestic self-storage in Bristol, we have put together some expert tips.

Our tips for domestic self-storage

The first thing to do is determine the size of the unit you will need. Most self-storage facilities offer a range of sizes, so you can find one that fits your needs. If you’re uncertain about the size you require, you can use our handy storage unit size guide to find the perfect space for your belongings.

Once you’ve established the type of unit you will need, it’s time to start sorting through your belongings to decide what will be going into storage. Before you begin packing your items, spend some time sorting through everything to decide what you want to keep, donate, or discard.

This will not only help you reduce clutter in your home, but it will also make it easier to pack your items into your unit.

At Vanguard, we offer a range of high-quality packing supplies to keep your belongings safe and neatly organised. Our sturdy, multi-layer corrugated cardboard boxes and bubble wrap will ensure your items are safe from being damaged in transit. Vanguard boxes will also stand the test of time, allowing you to use them for years to come, both for your storage unit organisation or to optimise your home space.

Our Vanguard packing boxes are also great for organisation and inventory management. Each box has a list of rooms on the side, which you can tick off for future reference. And, if you want to add a detailed list of items to each box, you can use the writing space provided on the other side. By labelling each box, it will be easier to find what you’re looking for later.

What else should you consider?

This next tip is useful not only for your storage unit organisation, but also to optimise space at home. Always consider vertical space and use Vanguard boxes and racking to maximise space. Investing in good quality storage boxes will allow you to keep your belongings tidy over time, and it’s particularly useful to keep smaller items organised and easily accessible. Some of our customers also decide to purchase racking to maximise the space in their storage unit, thus making the most of vertical space. Our team on site is always happy to provide assistance and guidance on that.

At Vanguard, we also offer a man and van service across our locations in Bristol, Manchester and London. This is ideal if you have a large number of boxes to move into your storage unit and would like a helping hand. Our friendly staff will meet you to help transport your goods to our storage facility. We’ll come at a time that’s convenient for you, and handle your goods with the greatest care.

Lastly, our self-storage facilities in Bristol offer enhanced security features, including 24/7 CCTV, intruder alarm across the facility, secure access gates and individually alarmed units for your peace of mind. Customers can access their units during our opening hours (7am-7pm), meaning there will always be staff on site ready to assist you while you’re visiting your unit.

Why choose Vanguard domestic self-storage in Bristol?

Our Bristol Self Storage facilities bring Vanguard’s reputation for quality, competitively priced storage services to the centre of Bristol. For over 55 years, our family-run business has provided friendly, efficient, safe and secure storage to individuals, businesses and students.

Located in Redfield, our self-storage units in Bristol are in the city centre. Whether you need a 10 sq ft locker for only a couple of boxes or a larger units to store the contents of your home, we offer a range of options to suit your needs. Our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art security measures, including burglar and fire alarms, and a robust access system, ensuring that your belongings are always safe and secure.

We also offer a range of additional services, including packing supplies and a meeting room for hire. And, as of 2023, we have installed an electric vehicle charging point at our Bristol location for our customers to use free of charge.

If you’re interested in renting a self-storage unit in Bristol, contact us to speak with a member of our team. We’d be happy to help you find the right storage solution for your needs!