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Do You Offer Packing Boxes?

Leaving your items safely in storage is a complex balancing act between choosing the right storage unit and making sure the items are packed away properly. Different boxes can be useful for different purposes, and you will need to understand them all to ensure your items are safely packed. Luckily, Guardian Self Storage, the number one choice for all Queensland and New South Wales self storage, offers a wide selection of packing boxes designed for varying purposes. Complete our enquiry form to learn everything you need to know about the storage options offered by your local storage team.

We offer a wide array of boxes that can meet the different needs of our customers. To ensure they remain safe in storage, different items need to be packed in unique manners. As an example, any fragile item is likely better off stored in it's own packing box but won't take up much space individually, which would require you to sure many smaller boxes, not a single large box. Packing is much easier and simpler with larger boxes, though, which makes them suitable for stronger items that do not require individual storage. Finally, speciality items, such as TVs and wine bottles, may require specifically modified cardboard boxes to ensure they are properly packed. When you need storage boxes, you can find something to suit your needs at our facilities.

Do You Offer Access 24 Hours A Day?

Moving items out of your home and leaving them in a storage unit can be a tough choice at times. Not being able to access the items that you have left in storage, though, is that much more difficult. Luckily, Guardian Self Storage, the number one choice for all self storage Queensland and New South Wales, can ensure that you can access your storage unit as you need to. Fill out our enquiry form to get in touch with your local storage team today about our storage offerings.



While our facilities may not be open 24/7, we make sure that all of our customers are able to access their stored items at convenient times. You'll need to contact your nearest facility to get a better understanding of their operating hours, as each facility is independently operated. You'll still be able to access your items when it suits you, though, as most of our facilities are open six days a week. Business customers may also be able to organise alternative access arrangements with their local storage managers, too, ensuring their business continues to operate smoothly. When you need your items, you'll be able to conveniently access them in our facilities.

How Affordably Priced Are The Units?

Running out of space at home and needing extra storage can be frustrating at the best of times. It is much more frustrating, though, if your weekly budget doesn't account for the cost of storage. Thankfully, the number one choice for Queensland and New South Wales self storage, Guardian Self Storage, has made sure we've taken every measure possible to keep our storage units competitive. You can answer all of your self storage questions by contacting your nearest facility.

We always do what we can to ensure our units remain affordably priced. On a local scale, all of our facilities remain competitive, and we make sure that we're doing everything possible to remain well-priced when matched with market trends. You also won't have to pay for any more space than you'll need, as all of our units have multiple unit sizes. When you're in a hurry, especially after being forced to move homes, then storing items with your friends and family can be harder than simply using a storage unit. Storage units can be leased quickly, and you will be able to access your belongings when you need to, not at the convenience of someone else. Items are also typically safer in storage units thanks to the controlled conditions, ensuring they stay safe until you're ready to take them home again.

Is The Security On The Units Good?

When you leave your items in storage, you want to be certain that they'll be safe in their home away from home. Luckily, the security of the units here at Guardian Self Storage, the best choice for self storage in Queensland and New South Wales, is one of our primary concerns. If you have any concerns you'd like to address, you can reach out to your local storage facility for answers. The units in our facilities are as secure as we can possible make them. Every unit is individually secured, and they each have their own alarm that is connected to the office system. Cameras record everything that happens in our storage facilities 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Each day, the facility manager performs a walkthrough to find anything out of place and make sure every unit remains secure. The facilities do sell some padlocks in their stores, but for the most part, customers are expected to source their own locks for total security. Finally, all of the facilities feature locked gates that can only be opened with either a four-or-six-digit pin code. We generate a unique code for each of our customers so they can access their storage units as they'd please, but it also allows our systems to record visits for security purposes.

Is A Bond Required?

Renting or leasing property, whether it be a home or a storage unit, typically involves the tenant paying some sort of security deposit or 'bond'. Depending on the state the property is left in, this bond is conditionally refunded back to the tenant once their lease ends. Luckily, Guardian Self Storage, the number one choice for all self storage in Queensland and New South Wales, don't take bonds from any customers. All lingering storage questions can be answered by reaching out to our friendly self storage team. There are no bonds or similar payments required when leasing one of our storage units. You only need to pay the first month in advance when you sign one of our leases, as we only offer month-to-month options. If you do choose to pay ahead, though, you may be eligible for a discounted rate on your storage unit. Paying three months ahead typically acquires a two-and-a-half percent discount, six months brings a five percent discount, and twelve months offers ten percent off for the most dedicated of customers. If the customer then decides to move out while they still have credit, we'll refund that balance back to them. Our storage units have no security deposits, cleaning bonds, or other fees required during your stay with us.

Are There Items That Belong In Insulated Units?

While it can be tempting to leave all of your items in non-climate-controlled units, some things are best stored inside a unit that is well insulated and protected from the elements. When you don't know how to distinguish between the two, though, it can be difficult to determine which items belong in insulated units. Luckily, the best choice for all storage Queensland and New South Wales, Guardian Self Storage, understands these differences well, and we can help you make the right choice. Our website has the answers for many common storage questions, or you can also contact your nearest facility and ask our team for help with any specific concerns.

Anything that would get damaged if left on your back patio belongs in an insulated unit. Some extremely delicate items may be damaged by the minor variances in both humidity and temperature that occur in non-climate-controlled units, but leasing a unit with insulation is all you need to do to account for these dangers. Antique wooden furniture and leather furniture would be damaged in these conditions, so an insulated storage unit is a suitable choice for them. Paperwork and clothing are similarly best suited for an insulated storage unit, as non-climate-controlled units can cause damage to these belongings. If you are a connoisseur of physical media, an insulated storage unit will also be the right choice for you. If you need to store items that may be vulnerable to variations in ambient conditions, then an insulated unit protected from the weather will be the right choice for you.

What Unit Sizes Are Available?

It's easy to understand why everyone has different storage needs. The items from your spare room are probably going to need less space than the old, vintage truck that someone else might be trying to store. Thankfully, the number one choice for all Queensland and New South Wales self storage, Guardian Self Storage, can help you pick which unit is best for you. Your nearest facility can help you answer any self storage questions pestering you.

There is space for everyone in our wide range of storage units. Small units are excellent for anyone seeking out just a little extra space, and these units generally measure in at 1m x1. 5m or 1m x 3m. If you need something a bit bigger we have 2m x 3m and 3m x 3m units, typically used to pack a 2 bedroom apartment into storage or for storing business archives. Our 3m x 4m and 3m x 5m units are better suited for storing the contents of a 2 or 3 bedroom home, or for a larger business that needs more archival space. You'll need drive-in access on a larger unit if you're trying to store a vehicle, such as trucks, boats, and cars. If you do have need of such a space, we can offer a 3m x 6m unit that will suit your requirements. Critically, all of your facilities offer different units at different times of year, so if you have need for some storage space, the best thing you can do is reach out to your nearest facility.

How Can I Store My Mattress Best?

Storing a mattress can be rather complicated thanks to its incredible size. For a mattress to be stored suitably, it must be covered, cleaned, and transported properly. Thankfully, Guardian Self Storage, the Queensland and New South Wales self storage experts, can make sure that your mattress has been stored properly in one of our units. Finding the answers you need for your self storage questions is as easy as reaching out to your friendly team. Getting the best results when leaving your mattress in storage requires some preparation. To start with, your mattress needs to be cleaned and aired out properly, which usually requires a vacuum cleaner. Create an air-tight seal around the mattress using a breathable plastic wrap, as heavier plastics will trap the moisture in. Wind and weather can damage your mattress, so when it comes time to move it, do so in a van, not the roof of your car. Once at the storage unit, lay the mattress flat on the floor, as this will avoid the chance of the coils settling out of their designated positions. Finally, make sure that there is nothing left on top of the mattress, especially for long-term storage, as this can cause damage to the mattress over time. With these preparatory steps, you can make sure that your mattress has been correctly stored.

What Can Be Stored In A Non-Climate-Controlled Unit?

Non-climate-controlled storage units are quite common, and are typically cheaper than climate-controlled options. Some items are suitable for storage in one of these units, and it can help keep costs down. Thankfully, if you're not sure what type of item is suited for storage in a non-climate-controlled unit, the local experts on all matters related to Queensland and New South Wales self storage, Guardian Self Storage, might be able to help. Our friendly team can help you find an answer to any self storage questions you might have.

Any item resistant to minor changes in humidity or temperature are well suited for storage in a non-climate controlled unit. Trucks, boats, and cars are all suited for storage in one of these units, though antique vehicles may be better off placed in a climate-controlled unit instead. Likewise, tools and dishes are well-suited for these storage units, and can help save space in a more expensive unit best used for other items. Furniture made of plastic or metal can also be stored in non-climate-controlled units, though all other furniture is likely best stored in a climate-controlled storage unit. Finally, anything that would typically be stored either outside or in a shed, such as your yard equipment, can all easily find space inside of a non-climate controlled unit, and will be safe there.

What Are The Best Practices For Storing Memorabilia?

When you're storing items that are valuable to you, you'll probably want to do everything you can to keep them safe. Regardless of how fragile your items may be, though, you can rest easy knowing they're safe with Guardian Self Storage, the leading option for self storage in Queensland and New South Wales. If you have self storage questions, you can reach out to the nearest Guardian Self Storage facility to fine the answers you need.

The right preparation is all you need to make sure your valuable memorabilia is kept safe in storage. Wrapping your items with butchers paper before packing them into containers can help keep the moisture out at night. A tight layer of bubble-wrap can also help protect your items from any damage they would have otherwise sustained during transportation. If you're storing picture frames, pieces of art, or anything else with a glass insert, you may wish to use corrugated cardboard to help reinforce the glass pane. Similarly, large picture frames and TVs are commonly placed into expandable cardboard boxes instead of regular cardboard boxes, to help account for their larger size. There are wine-cartoon inserts for regular cardboard boxes to allow them to accommodate bottles of wine appropriately, as the inserts secure the bottles and prevent them from being shattered while the box is being moved. There are no threats of damage to your valuable items in storage, so long as you've taken the right precautions first.

What Are The Best Practices For Storing Electronics?

Electronics can be delicate pieces of equipment, despite how expensive they can also be. When it comes time to leave your electronics in storage, then, it's easy to see why you might be a little concerned about how safe they might be. Thankfully, the leading provider of self storage in Queensland and New South Wales, Guardian Self Storage, can help you store all of your electronics as safely as possible. Our friendly staff would be happy to help you answer any other questions you have related to self storage.

Your electronics are safe in storage, provided they are stored properly. Lithium and alkaline batteries will degrade as time goes on, making them the most delicate part of your electronics to store. Fortunately, keeping both types of battery safe is as simple as making sure you remove both from your electronics and storing them separately, so that even if they do fail during storage, your electronics will be safe. Storage can even help keep your items safe for longer, as hard drives and solid-state drives will be less likely to fail in storage when compared to their average failure rates in usage. However, they can still fail rarely, so make sure that you back up any important data before you leave your computers, laptops, and mobile devices in storage. The right precautions makes storing electronics an incredibly simple affair.

How Can I Best Store Furniture?

Furniture is typically quite costly, and it might even be the most expensive asset currently inside your home. As a result, its easy to see why you would want to do what you can to protect your furniture when you place it into storage. Thankfully, Guardian Self Storage, the local experts for self storage in Queensland and New South Wales, can help you take the steps you need to protect your items. Your local team of storage experts would be more than happy to answer any particular storage questions you might have. Storing furniture is simple, with the right preparation. Furniture takes up a lot of space, so the first thing you will need to do is determine which items you will be storing and which you need to sell. You will then want to thoroughly clean any items that you have decided to store to remove anything that will cause damage or create stains over time, such as dust and dirt. Afterwards, you should disassemble all of the larger items to make the most out of your storage space and decrease the chance they will cause damage when they are being transported. Finally, make sure every item is properly packed, with sheets and blankets covering everything to protect it from dust, and extra padding around corners and weak spots to prevent damage when the items are being moved. Once you've taken these steps, you can leave your furniture in storage confident that it'll be safe.

How Are Boats Best Stored?

Boats are not small investments, in both a fiscal and practical sense. The physical size of a boat can make it difficult to find a space large enough to store them properly in your home, but simply leaving them exposed to the elements is negligent of their value. Thankfully, Guardian Self Storage are the local experts on storage in Queensland and New South Wales, and we can help you safely store your boat. For any storage questions you have, you can turn to Guardian Self Storage.

There are a few easy things you can do before leaving your boat in storage to keep it safe from damage. Bait, moisture, and fishing buckets all need to be removed as the first step, as well as anything else that may create an odour over time. You'll also want to clean the outside of the boat with fresh water to remove any salt or debris that has become attached to your hull, so that you may properly apply a coat of boat protector. Much like with a car, you should also replace your oil and coolant, leave the tank full of petrol, and disconnect the battery. Finally, it is critical that you use a boat cover regardless of whether your boat is being stored indoors or under a hardstand, as this can stop the damaging effects of various elements. Taking the right precautions makes storing your boat easy.

How Should I Store A Truck?

Trucks are large vehicles and, at times, can be rather difficult to store. For help storing your truck, you can rely on Guardian Self Storage, the premier choice for all storage in Queensland and New South Wales. Reach out to your nearest Guardian Self Storage facility with any questions you have about storage, and our friendly team will be able to help you.

Beside some small but important differences, the best practices for storing a truck aren't unlike those for a car. There is an increased risk of rust and leaks in trucks due to the increased size of the vehicle, and the tyres are also more likely to become damaged during storage. All of the fluids in the truck need to be replaced with fresh products to prevent moisture from accumulating, which will, in turn, prevent rusting. Since the truck will be left untouched for quite some time, it's also imperative that you check the vehicle for any leaks, especially along the fuel lines and gaskets. Trucks are best left suspended on jacks if they will be left in storage for more than a month, though you should always apply tyre protectant to all of your tyres before leaving the truck in storage no matter the circumstances. Finally, some fogging oil on the truck's engine can help prevent any corrosion from appearing during storage. Leaving a truck in storage may sound complicated, but there are a few simple things you can do to keep it safe.

Can You Do Anything To Make Storing A Car Safer?

Leaving a car in storage long-term requires quite a bit of care, and if the appropriate measures aren't taken, the vehicle can become damaged, necessitating expensive repairs. Luckily, storing any car is easy with Guardian Self Storage, thanks to our extensive knowledge of storage in Queensland and New South Wales. You can reach out to your local Guardian Self Storage site to answer any questions you have about storage.

With the right preventative measures, it's easy to store your car safely. The first step in the process is to prevent the oil and coolant from becoming unserviceable or doing any damage to the mechanical components of the vehicle over time, and the easiest way to do so is to simply replace both with fresh fluids. Roughly once a month, you should trickle charge the car's battery, which also needs to be disconnected from the vehicle and stored separately. The tyres will lose pressure over time, so you should make sure to pump them up to about 35-40 psi before you leave the car in storage to anticipate any pressure loss over time. If the vehicle is going to be left for more than a month, however, it may be best to remove the tyres entirely and instead place the car onto jacks. While fuel can generally be left for months without concern, if you plan on leaving the vehicle in storage for years, it may be best to use a premium fuel while also adding in a fuel stabiliser, as this will both prevent any condensation from forming in the tank and the fuel from coagulating over time. Car owners have, in the past, found that letting their insurance company know that the car has been placed into storage can see their insurance premium lowered, so that may also be a wise decision to make. There's nothing simpler than leaving a car in storage, so long as you take the right preventative measures first.

During Storage, Should A Cars Handbrake Be Left Engaged?

If you've decided to leave your car in storage long-term, then there are some things you should do first to make sure it remains in the same condition you've left it. While it can seem immediately overwhelming when you consider how many things you will need to keep track off, such as whether you've taken the right steps to prevent any corrosion in the engine components or whether you've disconnected the battery, you should make sure the handbrake hasn't been left engaged. Thankfully, the team here at Guardian Self Storage have expert knowledge of everything related to storage in Queensland and New South Wales, and that means storing a vehicle with us is as simple as it can be. You can answer any questions you might have by reaching out to your friendly local Guardian Self Storage centre.

Leaving your vehicle in storage with the handbrake engaged can quickly become quite a costly mistake to make. Having the handbrake engaged for long enough while the car is in park instead of in gear runs the risk of both the park brake and the handbrake becoming fused to the various rotors, drums, and discs that consititue the brake system. Instead, leave the car in gear, but position wheel chocks behind the tyres to keep it from rolling around during storage. Additionally, you may even choose to remove the tyres entirely and leave the car suspended from jacks during storage, as this can help mitigate the chance of your tyres becoming flat over time. While you may be able to avoid both issues by having someone drive the vehicle for a little while once every month or so, it is likely to be both cheaper and simpler to just take the appropriate preventative measures instead. During long-term storage, your handbrake should not be left engaged.

Can My Car Fit Into A Storage Unit?

Cars can be a difficult thing to store at your home. If your car is left on your lawn, you might end up with unsightly patches of dead grass, but if you leave it on the street, you may upset your neighbours. Thankfully, Guardian Self Storage, the experts in storage in Queensland and New South Wales, can provide an excellent solution via our self-storage units, provided you know how much space you will need. Your local Guardian Self Storage facility would be more than happy to help answer any questions you may have about self-storage.

There are a number of units and storage spaces that can support a car at any Guardian Self Storage facility. Several of our facilities have hardstand parking spaces, which can be compared to a home's carport. If you do require a sealed storage space, you can fit a small vehicle into either a 3mx4m or 3mx5m unit, but a 3mx6m unit would be the best solution. Where the smaller units may be able to squeeze in a small vehicle, such as a two-door hatchback, the larger unit is suitable for anyone that needs to store something bigger, like a ute. The extra space available in the larger unit also makes it much easier to manoeuvre your car into storage regardless of its size, preventing any unnecessary damage. Your needs dictate the best option for vehicle storage at any Guardian Self Storage facility.

How Much Stuff Can A 3m x 6m Storage Unit Hold?

If you're planning on leaving your home for a while, there are all sorts of reasons that you might be trying to find somewhere to leave all of your belongings in the interim. Maybe someone else is moving into your home, whether that be because of a sale, terminated lease, or simply allowing friends or family into the space while you gone, or maybe you just don't want your belongings left unprotected. Regardless of why you need the space, if your home is fairly large, you might need a 3m x 6m storage unit to store everything inside of it. Luckily, no matter what your requirements may be, you can always rely on our team to find you the right storage unit for you. If you have any other questions about storage units in Queensland and New South Wales, don't hesitate to reach out to your friendly local Guardian Self Storage facility
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Measuring in at approximately the standard size of a single garage, there's no underestimating the amount of space in a 3m x 6m storage unit. All of the belongings and furnishings of a home with 4 bedrooms will easily fit into one of these units, and there's a very good chance you'd even have some space to spare. Alternatively, with a storage unit of this size, you might instead want to leave a car, boat, or, depending on the size, a smaller caravan protected inside and away from the weather. If you wanted to do both, you might be able to squeeze in a small car and an apartment's worth of furniture into the same unit, or maybe a couple of motorbikes and the belongings from a 3-bedroom home. Considering the broad size of a 3m x 6m storage unit, it's easy to see why you can store so much inside of them.

How Much Stuff Does A 2m x 3m Storage Unit Hold?

Moving all of your belongings in and out of storage in a hurry can be logistically difficult. You can expect those difficulties to become much worse if you don't already know what size your storage unit should be prior to moving day. Fortunately, when it comes to a small selection of items, the local experts on storage in Queensland and New South Wales, Guardian Self Storage, can help you work out if a 2m x 3m unit will meet your needs. Answering any storage question you might have is as simple as reaching out to our fantastic team.

The contents of a small unit or apartment will fit wondoursly into a 2m x 3m storage unit. Even a space as cosy as these units can fit everything you need so long as you box all of your items properly and store your furniture as efficiently as possible. Of course, instead, you might want to pack away everything from a single large bedroom, including a king-size bed and an entire wardrobe, which would also fit into a unit of this size. Alternatively, for business owners, a 2m x 3m unit will be able to hold roughly 200 archival boxes, which can help you make a start on the record storage for your business. If you've got a small apartment's worth of belongings that you need to be stored, a 2m x 3m storage unit is a fantastic option.

Is There Anything You Can Do To Keep Clothes Safe In Storage?

When you leave your belongings in storage, you do so trusting that they will be returned to you in the same condition as when you left them. Finding yourself retrieving bits of clothing that have been damaged, if not outright ruined, is not uncommon, however, especially if there were any minor errors in the storage process. Thankfully, as the number one team for all things related to storage in Queensland and New South Wales, Guardian Self Storage can help you do everything you need to do to keep your clothes safe. Finding the answers to your questions is as simple as reaching out to your friendly local Guardian Self Storage team.

All you need to do to protect the items you leave in storage, including your clothes, is make sure you take the appropriate precautions. First, before you get to the storage unit, make sure all of the clothes you'd like to store have been thoroughly cleaned. Clothes interact with lots of objects every day, including dirt, smoke, and food, and if these things are left to seep into your clothes during a six-month stay in storage, they might not ever come back out. If the clothes aren't dry, though, they will be targeted by mold and mildew, and if that happens, it's extremely likely that you will need to simply dispose of the clothes. Any long-term clothes storage should be done in plastic bins, as the protection they offer is significantly greater than that of cardboard, though they are also more expensive. Your clothes will be perfectly safe in long-term storage, provided you've taken the correct precautions.

Can You Operate Your Business Exclusively From A Storage Unit?

Considering how cheap they are, storage units seem like they would be an excellent option for any small business owner that might be struggling to afford the rent for a commercial office, workshop, or storefront. Before you shift over to a storage unit for your business, you might want to consider the legislation around what can and can't be done, which can quickly become inconvenient any business operating exclusively from a storage unit. Fortunately, answering your questions about storage units in Queensland and New South Wales is a speciality of the team here at Guardian Self Storage. The amazing team at your local storage facility would be more than happy to help answer any other questions you might have.

You will still need an office or storefront to operate your business from, even if it is legal to utiilise a storage unit as part of those operations. The government has set forward minimum requirements for occupancy that storage units aren't able to meet due to their purpose-orientated design, which means they legally can't be used as either a storefront or office space. Even if it were legal, most storage units do not have access to running water, electricity, or natural light, which can severely limit the comfort and effectiveness of staff. Self-storage is an excellent choice for anyone looking to upscale their physical inventory without needing to pay extra for a larger office or storefront, however. The cheaper rent of a storage unit lends itself superbly for individuals in industries such as publishing, retail, or the arts. Before you try to save money by moving your business into a storage unit, you may wish to consider how the legal implications may affect you.

Are There Limits To What A Storage Unit Can Hold?

Nobody likes being left without space at home, but that doesn't mean all of your belongings are going to be suitable for a storage facility. Luckily, if you're wondering what you can bring into a storage facility, Guardian Self Storage, the number one experts on storage in Queensland and New South Wales, can help you understand what is best left at home and what belongs in our facilities. If you've got any other questions about storage, your friendly, local Guardian Self Storage facility can help.
When it comes to working out what you shouldn't leave in a storage facility, it's usually best to either employ some common sense or discuss it with the staff. As an example, you cannot store anything extremely combustible, such as petrol or oil, as while a couch might be slightly flammable, the highly flammable and combustible nature of these substances makes them a liability. Likewise, anything that might passively give off fumes, such as kerosene, chlorine bleach, or paint thinner, can be liabilities, as the fumes may react with each other, so make sure you have a chat with the staff before you leave them in the unit. There are a variety of legal and moral issues with storing anything that has been stolen, as there are for the storage of weapons, ammunition, and explosive devices, so if you've stolen it or could potentially use to it to steal something else, it might be best left at home. Live plants are an easy way to attract large quantities of pests and bugs, which can quickly become a problem for fellow tenants, so you're not able to leave any flora in your storage unit. Much like plants, wet items will encourage the growth of both mold and mildew, so if you need to store something that is chronically wet, such as canoes, rafts, or surfboards, then it's important that you make sure they're entirely dry before leaving them with us. Determining whether or not something belongs in a storage facility is as simple as employing common sense or having a short conversation with the staff.

Are You Able To Sleep In A Storage Unit?

If you've seen the housing market lately, you've probably thought, however briefly, about other housing solutions. While it might sound like a good idea on paper, staying at a self-storage facility isn't particularly advisable, no matter how much cheaper the rent would be. Thankfully, as the leading experts in all matters related to storage in Queensland and New South Wales, Guardian Self Storage can help explain why you might not want to stay in such a unit. Your friendly local Guardian Self Storage team can help you answer any other questions about storage that you might have, so please feel free to contact them.

While self-storage units are more than adequate for the storage of belongings and aren't uncomfortable during your brief visits, they cannot provide a high quality of life to anyone who chooses to stay there permanently. First and foremost, staying in a storage unit is most commonly illegal in most cases, and so before you begin to even consider whether or not sleeping in one would be comfortable, you should remember that doing so is likely to bring legal trouble for both you and the storage facility you've chosen to stay with. Most storage units are insulated from the outside environment, both the heat and the cold, but the sealed nature of the unit can leave the air feeling stale pretty quickly. There's no way to reliably access running water or electricity, so you'll be spending quite a bit of money on fast food every day and will need to source regular access to a toilet and shower elsewhere. Finally, staying in a storage unit is a severe fire hazard, as the units are not designed or built for long-term occupation. Nobody should sleep in a storage unit under any circumstances, because it is not only illegal, but also substantially uncomfortable.

Are Storage Units Hot?

There may be some heat against the door if the storage unit is a driveway unit, however the items inside will actually be at a reasonable temperature. The temperature inside the storage units are alleviated by the built in airflow openings between the wall and roof.
This is not the same situation for 'container storage' as they are closed off and can draw in condensation.
When considering fluctuating temperatures in storage units, it is important to make sure hazardous materials like petrol, gas bottles and containers holding poisonous gasses, are kept out of storage units.
For more information on how best to pack certain items visit the 'Packing Tips' page on the Guardian Self Storage website.

Can A Storage Unit Be Robbed?

Storage units at Guardian Self Storage rarely get robbed. This is due to our diligence in maintaining our state-of-the-art security systems. So, your precious items and belongs will be kept safe and secure. Security and camera systems are closely monitored and each customer has their own unique PIN code to access their storage unit. If you live around Queensland and New South Wales and need a quote on a storage unit, contact your closest Guardian Self Storage facility today.

How Do You Keep Furniture In Storage From Moulding?

It's a good idea to take a few extra steps when moving your furniture into storage to ensure it remains as good as you left it. The most straightforward way of protecting your furnishings is to wrap them up or cover them from dust, moisture and mould. There are plastic mattress protectors you can cover your mattresses with and you can easily throw a cotton sheet over loose pieces of furniture.
Some customers also have insurance on their belongings as another added level of protection, which you can even get sorted through our fantastic team.
Need more help on how to store your furniture? Contact your closest Guardian Self Storage today to speak to the storage manager for more advice.

Do Storage Units Have Electrical Outlets In Them?

No. There are no useable power points in the storage units at Guardian Self Storage. If you require some electricity, the Guardian Self Storage Manager may be able to assist you where possible.

If you live around Queensland and New South Wales and need a storage unit, call Guardian Self Storage today to receive a competitive quote.

Am I Able To Use Your Storage Units To Operate A Business?

Storage units have been a significant part of every home and business owner's life. You'll be able to take your time working out what to do with unwanted or unneeded goods with a storage unit. With that said, in recent times, lots of people have begun talking about operating businesses out of their storage units. Our fantastic staff will be able to tell you more about whether storage in Queensland and New South Wales is a suitable solution for your specific circumstances.

Can You Offer Insurance For My Belongings?

Yes, if you would like to add insurance to your goods while storing, it's incredibly simple. You can either choose to add this on at any time during your stay with our storage team, though it is also incredibly easy to setup when you first move in. We can answer any question you have about storage in Queensland and New South Wales, so feel free to get in touch with our team whenever you need to.

Do You Support Business Storage?

Yes, we have many business store with us. Should you require a location for deliveries to be made and help with managed storage, that's something that we can offer, too. Just give our team a call, and we'll do what we can to make sure your needs for storage near Queensland and New South Wales are met.

Are Your Sheds Waterproof?

Yes, all of our sheds are water-resistant. To prevent even the most minute damage, we also make sure every shed is appropriately insulated. Despite that, extreme weather events can still threaten the security of our sheds, and we cannot guarantee they will remain watertight in any such conditions. Our storage manager is more than happy to answer your questions and ensure that you get the right insulated, ventilated or water resistant storage near Queensland and New South Wales.

Does Guardian Self Storage Have A Trailer Or Truck I Can Use?

We have a trailer which is free for all new customers moving in. That trailer is also available to any customer moving out, for a fee, and you're encouraged to ask your local team of friendly storage experts about the rates and availability, as well as any other questions you have regarding storage in Queensland and New South Wales.

Do I Need To Do Anything To Prepare My Car For Long Term Storage?

When you're in a position where you won't be using your car for a while, it's normal to worry about it collecting dust or rusting away while it sits in your garage. With our car storage facilities, you won't have to worry about any of that - just give our team a call, and we'll get you started by answering any questions about storage in Queensland and New South Wales you might have.

Is There A Waiting Period Before I Can Move In?

Providing we have availability, you can move in immediately. Our friendly team is always ready to help you with any of your needs regarding storage in Queensland and New South Wales- just give us a call today.

Are There Any Hidden Fees?

Unlike many other storage places, we do not have any hidden fees. When you work with Guardian Self Storage, admin fees and initial set up fees just aren't worth thinking about. Instead, all you'll need to do is pay for your first month, and then move in. If you don't already own a padlock, that's the only extra cost you'll need to think about, and we do sell them in our box shop if you need one. To answer any other question you have about storage in Queensland and New South Wales, get in touch with our amazing team.

What Size Do I Need?

We have many different sizes and we can find anything to suit your needs. If you need to get a better idea of what storage unit in Queensland and New South Wales you need, you can either check out our website, or give us a call.

Am I Locked In To A Contract?

No - we do not have any lock in contract, once you have paid for your first month, then from there we simple go on a month by month basis. We just need 7 days' notice in advance when you'd like to cancel your contract. Our friendly team can help you with all questions related to storage in Queensland and New South Wales - give us a call.