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Five Reasons Why You Should Choose Sydney Cheap Storage

scs-logoThere are many storage facilities is Sydney, but more so in Australia. But finding the best storage facility can be daunting as the choices can be overwhelming. The key in looking for the best storage company for you is first, take a deep breath then hover over the Internet and look at your choices. There are a lot to chose from but let us give you five reasons why Sydney Cheap Storage is best for you.

#1 We Have The Best Prices

For as low as $123 a month, you can have you own self-storage module and we guarantee to beast any estimate in the market by 10%. And if you feel like upgrading to a bigger unit, our representatives can easily advise which units will suit your needs; otherwise, we have smaller units that you can choose from. Either way, you get the best value for your money. That is why when we say that we provide the best services at the best prices, you know that you can take it to the bank!

#2 We Protect Your Belongings form Unexpected Hazards

Sydney Cheap Storage is known for the mantra that “what and how you put it in will be the same as when you want it out”. But let’s be honest, accidents and hazards can always happen. That is why, we have taken the initiative of giving our customers a broad coverage insurance plan that will protect their belongings from theft, fire or flooding.

#3 We Also Offer Storage Solutions for Businesses

We not only offer storage solutions for individuals in Sydney but we also specialize in high security document storage for small to huge companies with a complete turnkey solution. Our Professional Appraiser can give you an obligation-free quote after evaluating your business storage needs.

#4 We Are Available Anytime!

We made sure that whenever you want to access your module, you can do so! We have convenient schedules so that you can open your self-storage unit whenever necessary.  Just give us three days notice and we’ll have your unit ready for you.

#5 Load it, Lock it & We’ll Do the Rest

With our Economy Service, we deliver a portable storage module right in your doorstep, depending on your needs; it also has protective padding that will secure your belongings in place during transport and the rest assured that we will deliver and lock it up on our secured, waterproof and alarm-monitored warehouse.

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More Storage Tips from Sydney Cheap Storage

organizing-and-packing-your-storage-unit-tips-from-sydney-cheap-storageFor the past couple of weeks, we’ve been bombarding you with tips on how to find the perfect self-storage facility and how to pack it efficiently. But, in our business, it never hurts to make more preparations and precautions to make sure that your belongings are safe and get the value of what you paid for.

With this, let Sydney Cheap Storage give you more tips on how to pack and organize your self-storage facility.

Packing Tips

  • Buy wardrobe or clothes boxes if you are going to store clothes so that you can easily hang them and still be able to keep their shape. Putting your clothes in a bin liner is not advisable because moisture can seep inside when they’re sealed thus your clothes can get ruined.
  • Wrap mirrors and pictures in protective covering like bubble wrap and stack them on their ends. Mirrors and pictures SHOULD NEVER be stored flat on the floor because it makes them easily breakable.
  • Cover your upholstery and couches with covers, bags or sheets to give them additional protection. Place them on the back wherever possible to save space and to not stack too much on top of soft furnishings. Mattresses should be raised above floor level or laid on protective sheeting for additional protection.
  •  Dismantle your big furniture like beds and drawers before you store it in a storage facility; but make sure that you wrap and cover and keep them together for quick retrieval in the future.
  • Stack your seats to save space. Cover chair legs with protective wrapping for protection.
  • Spray your furniture with furniture spray before storing it in a storage facility to give it extra protection.

Organizing Your Storage Unit

  • It is important to visit and sweep your unit before you move anything in. This gives you an idea of how you want things stored in your unit.
  • Label everything for easy and quick identification of the contents. Use permanent marker so that the label won’t fade away.
  • Keep an inventory of you things, and if you have the time, make a photo checklist so that you can easily refer to it in your home.
  • Keep a distance between your items and the walls to ensure adequate air flow. Your stuff also needs to “breath.”
  • Make a sketch of how you want to arrange your unit. This saves time and energy in terms of trying to remember and locate your items.

It is important to maximize your self-storage unit so that all of your uneeded stuff will be stored properly. At Sydney Cheap Storage, we have representatives who can give you a run through (and obligation-free) of our different storage sizes and how much it costs. So click here to talk to one of our representatives!

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Tips in Packing and Organizing Your Self-Storage Unit

Stuffing your self-storage unit is an art. self-storage-unit-Australia and so that all of your unwanted furniture, equipment and etc. can fit into it. For someone who is not used to frequent relocation or is a first-time user of self-storage, it is better to prepare in advance because it can get oftentimes overwhelming if you do otherwise.

Here are a few tips in packing and organizing your stuff and self-storage space.

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It is important that before you pack your items, you must visit your unit so that you can visualize how and what you will put into it. Unit sizes are determined by price so you can save money by assessing what you have to store and planning to pack it efficiently. Remember, a smaller but well-organized unit is better than a larger one that is badly organized.

In organizing your unit, there are two essential reminders that you should keep in mind. First, make sure that you can access your items easily whenever you want it and secondly, take care of your belongings even if they are already stored. These are, after all, still your valuables.
Here are some tips in organizing your self-storage space:

  • If you think that the floor is not clean enough, put down protective sheeting or boards.
  • Check with the facility if they have trolleys or machineries that you can use especially if you are storing or lifting heavy boxes or furniture.
  • Try to create an aisle and leave enough room for you to roam around if you want to get something from your unit.
  • Stack similarly sized boxes together to save space.
  • Do not lean furniture against outside walls.
  • Put boxes or things that you might access frequently at the front of your unit.
  • Wedge the doors of your kitchen appliances to avoid bad odors and mildew.
  • If you have wobbly furniture or equipment, store them horizontally.

Packing Your Stuff
Many self-storage facilities, especially in Australia, that offer packing and cleaning your stuff but at an additional price. If you are clueless on what to do with your stuff, this is advisable; but if you want to be as organized as possible, do it on your own. One benefit of doing it yourself is that you will know exactly where your things are so can get it easily once you want to unpack it. Efficient packing is the key in maximizing your storage space.

Here are some tips in packing your valuables before storage:

  • Pack your books flatly on the floor to avoid damaging its spine.
  • Don’t store wet items in a storage facility because it can cause water damage, mold and mildew.
  • Defrost fridges and freezers thoroughly before storing them; otherwise it can become cause of water damage. However, leave its door slightly ajar to stop condensation forming and to ward off bad odor.
  • Wrap fragile items separately.
  • Wrap mirrors and pictures in a protective covering like bubble wrap and stack them on their ends.
  • Separate lamp bases and lampshades and wrap them for protection.

These are very easy-to-do tips so make sure that if you are relocating and storing your stuff, you apply these. But remember, packing and storing might be taxing but still, try as much as you can to enjoy the process.

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Tips in Packing for Your Storage Unit Properly

packing-your-storage-unitIn Australia, we all know that storage units are best for storing equipment, furniture and etc. and that we won’t need or use it on a regular basis. But just like packing when you are relocating, it is important that you pack your storage facility properly to maximize the space.

Here are some tips in storing in your items in your storage unit

Preparing Your Storage Unit
Before putting your items in your rented storage facility in Australia, you should visit and prepare it first so that you won’t cram come storing day. Placing plastic sheeting or cardboard on the floor will not only keep the area clean; but it will also help in sliding the boxes and furniture along the floor.

And although most storage units in Australia are temperature-controlled, it is better to ask the representatives if there are or will be issues about climate control. In this case, you may want to put deodorizers and vermin bait in the unit to keep out smells or rodents.

When placing the boxes in the unit, it is advisable that you place items that you want to get to often close to the entrance. Put computers, electronic equipment and power tools at the back. Also, always consider an aisle for walking.  You should also put heavy boxes at the bottom and the lighter ones on top.

Breakable Items
When packing breakable items, wrap them in old newspaper or bubble wrap and place them inside furniture drawers instead of boxes. This should be your SOP if you don’t want any broken or missing parts in your valuables.

Additionally, you should also put clothes or newspapers around the edges of the furniture drawers so that the items will not move while in transit. If you are storing heirloom pieces, use wardrobe boxes as holders and secure it in a bubble wrap. After that, you should cover it in plastic to avoid dust and other elements from getting in.

Outdoor Equipment
When placing outdoor equipment in your unit, gather them together in one side and before storage, drain any fluids. Do not store paint, chemicals and combustible items in your unit. Store lawn tools in a trash can and avoid putting items in garbage bag. Tie hoes, rakes and shovels together.

Remember, the key in maximizing the space in your self-storage unit in Australia is through planning in advance, proper equipment packing and strategic placing of boxes.

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Five Tips When Moving in Summer

five-tips-when-moving-in-summerSummer in Australia can get very hot and humid; but it is also the busiest season for moving and it only means one thing: it can be very stressful if you do not plan it out carefully. Creating a blueprint of your moving plan will make your transition as seamless as possible.

This article will give you ten tips to make relocating as easy as possible during summer

To hire or not to hire: that is the question. One of the biggest considerations when one is moving is whether you can do it alone or if you need professional help. This is actually according to your lifestyle, household size, amount of time you have allotted to move and of course, budget. The key here is narrowing down it to three licensed moving and storage companies in Australia and choose which one has the best price and service. 2.

Plan you UNPACKING moves BEFORE PACKING UP. Take pictures of your future home before moving in so that you will have anidea which of your furniture will match a corner or space. Through this system, make a list of the furniture or equipments will go into the right box so that when you unpack, you already which goes to where

Think About Strategic Packing. It is better to pack early than cram on the last minute; but you don’t have to do this in one go. If you have a month or so before the big day, you can pack each room, space-by-space, etc. This method will also give you an idea of which things are going to charity, recycle, give to friends or store in a storage facility in Australia.

Plan. Plan. Plan. Moving is no easy task—from packing to the actual move is a long process—and the best way to beat this is to plan ahead. Call in advance a storage facility so that you can get a discount, or a moving company so that they know exactly where to pick you up. Additionally, don’t be a fool and think that you can carry all your possessions on your own. If you know that you can’t do it on your own, it’s always safer to call on friends or family members to help you out.

Get Insurance Protection. If you are considering hiring a professional moving company or storage facility, this may cost additional dollars but it will provide you peace of mind and eliminates annoyances. Investing in a full value protection will replace your damaged or lost articles, regardless of age.

So, if you are thinking of moving in summer, stay calm. The key in moving in to a new neighborhood smoothly is preparation and focus. There are actually more tips and that will be discussed in the future.

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Five Benefits of Having Storage Space in Australia

Self-storage has brought many benefits to many Australians. Because of this industry, people can now easily store their possessions—i.e. luxury items, furniture, etc.—without having to worry about clutter and space.

Some people have a hard time parting with their possessions because it has sentimental value that’s why they resort to self-storage; while some need it because they are relocating to a new place and their current furniture does not fit into their new homes. No matter what their reasons are for needing self-storage, it is undeniable that it has its benefits.

Sydney Cheap Storage gives you five benefits of using self-storage:

Affordable Prices

Storage units in Sydney are relatively affordable compared to others; with as low as $123 per month—now, this may seem steep to others but it is definitely worth it considering it holds some of your precious belongings. There are leasing options as well that you can choose from whether you sign on for a week to week basis or opt for long term storage policies which do not terminate until you are ready to remove everything.

Also, there are some companies that offer additional benefits and discount for people who pay in advance for longer periods of time.

The Units Are Temperature-Controlled

Unlike attic or basements that acquire mold and dust over time; most self-storage units in Australia are temperature-controlled. The benefit of using temperature-controlled units is that you can store anything as long as you like. Additionally, your possessions are safe from unregulated hot and cold temperatures or natural elements like flood, fire or extreme weather changes.

Storage Space for All Sizes

Typically, in Australia, the average storage space is 5 x 5—this is actually big enough to store boxes or crates while larger ones can hold bigger furniture, motorcycles, piano, etc.
Storage spaces are offered in all sizes that will best fit your need. The monthly rental is dependent on how small or big the space is.

Storage Units Are Safe and Private

One of the top advantages of self-storage is added protection and security. Most cheap storage facilities in Sydney have 24-hour security cameras on the premises and are equipped with hi-tech bolted tight locks and padlocks which only the renter knows the password.

Added Moving Services

We at Sydney Cheap Storage do not only store your possessions but we also have additional services like cleaning and packing your belongings. We also do inventory for you which eliminates stress and hassle for you.

If you are looking for cheap storage company in Australia, call us and we’ll be glad to give you an obligation-free quote.

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Tips in Making Your Wooden Furniture in its Prime Shape


Wooden furniture adds glamour to otherwise boring home set-up. But because it is wood, natural cracks and decay is inevitable. Nevertheless, proper care of your wooden furniture should last you a lifetime. Here are some tips in ensuring that it retains its form, sheen and shape.

  • Here’s the real deal: It is OK to clean your wooden furniture with water—as long as you don’t soak it.  You should also use warm water and mild soap as well as tool toothbrush for hard-to-reach areas.  Wipe the dirt off with soft clean cloths and gently dry it off with a soft and dry cloth.
  • To maintain its sheen and finish, use a good quality soft past wax. Apply it as directed in the label and wait five minutes before you buff it with a cloth or shoe brush. Again, wait for another 30 to 60 minutes before you brush it again thoroughly. The result will be shiner furniture that should last for months.
  • Wooden furniture should be kept out of the sun, unless the manufacturer intended it for outside use. The hot summer sun can cook the finish and can dry out and shrink the wood which, eventually can cause cracks.
  • Don’t place your wooden furniture near heating vents because dry heat will cause it to shrink overtime. In drier months, use a humidifier to increase the moisture level.
  • If you want to polish metal hardware, take it off the furniture first but remember where it belongs. Use a good quality metal polish to buff it.
  • Frustrated with coffee stains on your wooden furniture? Don’t be. The easiest way to remove it is to rub it with mild abrasive like a non-gel toothpaste combined with baking soda or cooking oil mixed with ashes. Rub it in the furniture with your finger or a soft cloth.
  • For new furniture, Sydney Cheap Storage recommends that you leave the drawers empty and open it for at least 24 hours so that the oil will dry completely and the remaining odor form the oil to dissipate. Let the furniture breath.
  • When moving heavy furniture, LIFT it. DO NOT DRAG it as it only not cause damage to the joints but to your floor as well.
  • Older or antique wooden pieces should be handled with care. Consult with your local antiques handler so that they can clean it properly. Additionally, any extensive work should be left to the professionals.

Please remember that furniture cleaning depends on type of furnishing and material. Some methods may not be applicable to your fittings. SCS is available for storage concerns. Call us for assessment and other storage concerns.

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Correct Preparation and Furniture Keeping in Self-Storage Facilities

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One of the most practical and easiest ways in maintaining the form, finish and condition of your furniture is storing it in self-storage facilities. This is an excellent and secure way in storing your furniture while you are not using it or if you are moving into another location. Cheap self storage is readily available in Sydney with the help of Sydney Cheap Storage. But first, let us give you the basics for preparing and storing your furniture during their stay in storage facilities.

Choosing the Right Storage Facility

There are various considerations that you might want to take into account if you are looking for a storage facility. Of course, on top of that list is the price and second, how secure will your possessions be.

Besides that, you should also choose a storage facility that is well ventilated or climate-controlled. Next is their location and operation hour. At Sydney Cheap Storage, our hours are very flexible; just give us call any time and we’ll be there to help you out with your concern.

If you have the time, visit the storage facility that you are eyeing and inspect it before signing the contract. You should take a look if it has wide doors, secure walls between lockers and there are no signs of water damage.

Remember, when it comes to furniture storage, moisture is its number 1 cause of damage. When you have already signed the contract, have plenty of thick plastic sheets on hand—these will be used as a vapor barrier in your unit.

Lastly, you must also call your insurance company and ask if they have a protection policy for your possessions; bear in mind that most insurance companies offer very little or no compensation at all in case your furniture gets damaged.

Proper Furniture Preparation

Proper way of packing your furniture is the secret in maintaining its look even after you have took it out of the storage box.

For beds, wooden tables and big furniture, disassembling them properly prevents bruises and damage. Clean it with gentle soap and water solution; after which, you should apply a coat of wax to protect the finish. Keep all nuts, screws and bolts in a transparent plastic bag affixed to the bed frame. You can also use thick quilts to keep your headboards and tabletops dent and scratch free.
Fabric sofas, chairs and mattresses should also be washed before packing to prevent mold and mildew growth during storage. You should also wipe it surface with anti bacterial cleanser and warm water solution and allow it to air dry. Leather and delicate fabric should be consulted to a professional.

Storage Maintenance and Security

At Sydney Cheap Storage, the safety of your possessions is our utmost priority that why, all our facilities are self-contained, fully locked and alarm-monitored. It is also advisable that you choose a storage facility in Sydney that is driving distance from your home should you want to inspect the contents sporadically. You should also make an inventory of your possessions and should there be missing or damage, report it to the storage facility and insurance company.

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