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Keeping your belongings safe and secure with domestic self-storage

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Home renovations are an exciting time,  however, the process can be chaotic, often resulting in clutter, dust, and potential damage to our valuable belongings. Domestic self-storage can be the solution to ensure the safety and security of your possessions during a home renovation.

Domestic self-storage tips for an organised home renovation

Before diving into any renovation project, take the time to assess your belongings and plan accordingly. A good way of doing this is by categorising items that can be temporarily moved or stored during the renovation process. This will help you prioritise and determine the appropriate size of the self-storage unit you'll need. If you need help understanding what unit size you will need, you can use our handy Storage Unit Size Guide.

Renovations are the perfect opportunity to declutter and reorganise your belongings. Sort through the items you no longer use or need and consider donating, selling, or recycling them. This step is not only crucial to have a more organised home, but it will also help you during the renovation process by allowing you minimise the number of things you will need to put in a domestic self-storage unit. You can read our latest guide on Decluttering Made Simple if you're looking for pro tips on how to keep your belongings tidy and organised.

Once you know what size unit you need, it's time to start researching facilities near you. At Vanguard, we have eight branches across London, Bristol and Manchester, all strategically located across the three cities to ensure our customers can easily reach us. While location is a crucial aspect when finding a storage unit, you will also want to ensure that the chosen storage facilities are up to security standards. With over 55 years in the storage industry, our family-run business puts customers' security and satisfaction at the top of our priorities. All our storage branches meet the highest security standards, as our secured facilities boast access control systems, CCTV, intruder and fire alarms, and locked storage units.

Additional services we offer

Should you decide to store your belongings at a Vanguard facility, you will also be able to use our Man and Van service to help you safely transport your items from your home to your unit. The service is available at all our Vanguard Storage locations; our friendly staff will meet you to help transport your goods to our storage facilities in Bristol. We’ll come at a time that’s convenient for you, and handle your goods with the greatest care. Better yet, you can take advantage of our Man and Van service for free at selected branches. Find out more about our Man and Van service here.

Make the most of your storage space by neatly packing your belongings to utilise all the vertical space. A pro tip is to leave pathways for easy access to your belongings and keep frequently needed items near the front of the unit for convenience.

When it comes to packing your treasured and valuable belongings away for storage or removal, at Vanguard we know that only the best packing supplies will do. This is why we have created a range of high-quality packaging materials to suit all of our customers' needs.

Cardboard boxes in Bristol, London, and Manchester

Our range of professional, high-quality packing materials is available at our storage facilities in Bristol, London, and Manchester to robustly protect your goods. All our boxes are high quality, not just single wall cardboard boxes, as they are far more solid, durable, and capable of carrying more and heavier items. We know how frustrating it is when the bottom falls out of a box of your fragile, cherished items, which is why we put a lot of effort into making our high-quality boxes.

Our packing boxes can be used as moving boxing and removal boxes, and are eco-friendly and can be recycled. We hold most of these items in stock, so just ask a member of the team and they will be happy to assist.

Home renovations can be stressful, but with proper planning and the use of domestic self-storage, you can protect your belongings and minimise the disruption to your daily life.

By following our home renovation tips, you can keep your possessions safe, organised, and secure throughout the renovation process. Our domestic self-storage units offer a practical and efficient solution, providing peace of mind while you create the home of your dreams.

With a range of flexible storage solutions available and units varying in size from small 10 sq ft lockers to large 200 sq ft units, we can meet your needs and ensure your items are safely stored away at one of our secure locations.

Domestic self-storage for home furniture and appliances

Moving house is a hectic time, and so the more streamlined you can make the moving process the better. That’s where household storage comes in handy. Any non-essential items in your house can be packed up and stored before your moving day, ensuring your first days in your new home are less stressful.

You can also use our secure domestic self-storage units to store your furniture and electrical appliances. We appreciate that space in the home is often tight, but with our secure storage facilities, you can enjoy both your treasured belongings and the room to breathe again in your home.

With flexible access to your belongings available, robust security and clean, welcoming facilities, there’s no company better suited to store your belongings for moving house than Vanguard Self Storage. Be sure to contact our friendly team today to find out more. Alternatively, feel free to visit one of our self-storage units in London, Bristol, or Manchester for a warm welcome and guided tour!