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When Would I Be Able To Use A Storage Unit That Is 3m x 6m?

When you decide to leave home for a bit, there can be a variety of reasons that would compel you to find a storage solutions for your belongings in the meanwhile. You might be selling your house or allowing your lease to end, you might not want the items to be damaged or stolen, or you might be offering the home to friends or family in your absence. For anyone with a larger home, a 3m x 6m storage unit may be your best option. Thankfully, our team can help you work out exactly what storage unit is best for your needs, no matter how much space you might require. Answering all of your questions about storage units in Queensland and New South Wales is as simple as reaching out to the nearest Guardian Self Storage team.
You'll find there's a lot of space in a storage unit that measures in at 3m x 6m, since they're about the size of a standard single garage. There's a chance that you might end up with some space to spare after you pack away all of the belongings and furnishings of a 4-bedroom home into a unit of this size, depending on the extent to which that home was furnished. 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. There might be enough room for a small car and some furniture or a couple of motorbikes and some belongings, if you needed to use the space to store both. The large size of a 3m x 6m storage unit makes them excellent choices for anyone that needs to store quite a few belonings.

What Fits Inside Of A 2m x 3m Unit?

Trying to move everything you own into storage on short notice can quickly become a logistical nightmare. Those difficulties only increase if you don't know what size you need your storage unit to be prior to moving in. To avoid that hassle, Guardian Self Storage, the premier choice for storage in Queensland and New South Wales, can help you work out whether a 2m x 3m storage unit will be able to satisfy your requirements. To find an answer to any questions about storage that you might have, you can get in touch with our friendly team.

For anyone that needs to store the contents of a unit or apartment that is on the small side, the 2m x 3m is an exceptional choice. Provided that your furniture is stored efficiently and your loose belongings are packed into boxes, it's easy to see how everything fits into such a cosy unit, even if that may not immediatlely seem obviously possible. Anything that you'd normally find in a single, large bedroom would also comfortably fit into one of these units, including a wardrobe and a king-sized bed. 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. Storing a small apartment's worth of belongings is easy in a 2m x 3m storage unit.

Are There Things You Can Do Prior To Storage To Keep Clothes Safe?

When it comes to retrieving items you've left in storage, you'd normally expect them to still be in the same condition as when you initially left them. However, when it comes to clothing, minor errors during the storage process can quickly spiral out of control and will leave you with articles of clothing that are ruined, sometimes beyond repair. As the local experts on storage in Queensland and New South Wales, you can rely on Guardian Self Storage to help you preserve any piece of clothing you'd like to keep stored. Should you find yourself with any other questions, the friendly team at your local Guardian Self Storage facility would be more than happy to help answer them.

There are precautions you can take to protect anything you leave in storage, including clothes. A thorough cleaning is the first measure you can take to protect your clothes, even before you've arrived at the storage unit. During a normal day, your clothes can be exposed to a wide variety of adhesive objects, including smoke, food, and dirt, and if you allow these objects to remain on your clothes for months during storage, they might not every come back out again. 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. While plastic bins can be more expensive than cardboard boxes, they offer better protection for your clothes, which makes them the better choice for long-term clothes storage. 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?

Renting out a storage unit can seem like an incredibly attractive option to any small business owner that is struggling to afford their own commercial space, be it a storefront, workshop, or office. Sadly, though, the legislation around operating businesses from storage units can quickly become a hindrance for business owners, and it's best that you understand exactly what you can and cannot do before you make your business entirely dependant on a storage unit. Should you have any questions about using a storage unit in Queensland and New South Wales to operate your business, however, you can rest easy knowing you can trust the team here at Guardian Self Storage for help. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to our friendly team, who would be more than happy to help.

Even though storage units can be used during the course of business, you will still legally need an office or storefront of some description. It's illegal to use storage units as either office space or a storefront, since the purpose-orientated design of these properties fail to meet the minimum requirements for long-term occupancy as outlined by the government. There is very little, if any, natural light within a storage unit, and typically there is absolutely zero electricity or running water, which means that even if it were legal to utilise these spaces for regular business operations, staff would be extremely uncomfortable and their effectiveness would be impeded. 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. There are multiple industries that can benefit from the low cost of renting a storage unit, including the arts, publishing, and retail. 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.

Do Storage Units Accept Any Item?

A storage facility is an excellent choice for the majority of your belongings, but that doesn't mean you can leave everything in your possession in a storage unit. Fortunately, with our expert knowledge of storage in Queensland and New South Wales, Guardian Self Storage can help you work out what you can bring with you to our facilities, and what might be better left behind. The team at your friendly local Guardian Self Storage facility would be more than happy to help answer any other questions about storage you might have.
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. Take petrol and oil as examples: both of these materials are highly flammable and cannot be stored in a storage facility, because while storing something that is only slightly flammable, such as a couch, is fine, storing highly flammable materials is a liability. There are a wide range of chemicals that can be just as dangerous, such as paint thinner, chlorine bleach, and kerosene, so you should speak to the storage staff first before leaving these materials in storage, as they may emit fumes that could react together while in storage. No storage facility will allow you to store stolen goods, if not for moral reasons, then if just to avoid the legal complications that will arise as a consequence, and the same can be said for weapons, ammunition, and explosive devices, all of which Any live plants you leave in your unit will quickly attract large groups of pests and bugs which will present an issue not just to your belongings, but to those of your neighbouring tenants, so your storage unit is best left devoid of any live plant life. 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. You'll need to ensure that anything that would be chronically wet when in use, such as a surfboard, a raft, or a canoe has been entirely dried before you place it into storage, as the moisture will attract mold and mildew. The friendly staff of your local storage facility would be more than happy to help you work out what you can and cannot store.

Do Storage Units Provide A Place To Sleep?

It's very likely that you've thought, at least once, about alternative housing solutions if you've so much as glanced at the current housing market. Considering how much cheaper renting self-storage units can be than a house, you might be considering staying at a self-storage facility, but that isn't a good idea. Guardian Self Storage, the local experts on storage in Queensland and New South Wales, can help you understand exactly what stops sleeping in a storage unit from being a good idea. To answer any question you have about storage, you should contact your friendly, local Guardian Self Storage team.

Anyone who chooses to stay at a self-storage facility would soon discover that while a storage unit can seem comfortable while you're quickly visting to deposit or withdraw your belongings, they are not designed to provide a high quality of life to permenant residents. Before one can begin to consider whether or not a storage unit would be comfortable, you must remember that sleeping in a storage unit is illegal more often than not, which means you could find yourself facing substantial legal trouble, as could the storage facility itself. You'll be forced to content with stale air due to the relative lack of airflow inside of a storage unit, which relies on heavy insulation to help keep your belongings safe by regulating the temperature regardless of whether it is hot or cold outside. 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. Properties built for long-term occupation must meet a stringent set of standards, none of which a storage-unit is able to account for, so it should also be noted that sleeping in a storage unit is likely to present you with a substantial fire hazard. Nobody should sleep in a storage unit under any circumstances, because it is not only illegal, but also substantially uncomfortable.

Can A Storage Unit Get Really Hot?

If the storage unit is a driveway unit, you may find from time to time that there is some heat against the door, however the temperature inside will actually be at a reasonable level. There are built-in airflow openings between the wall and roof to help regulate the temperature.
The crucial difference in terms of storage using a 'container storage' is that they are sealed and can attract condensation.
It is important to leave hazardous materials like petrol, gas bottles and containers holding poisonous gasses out of the storage units, as the varying temperature can escalate their danger.
For more information on how to prepare certain furniture items and how best to store them, visit the 'Packing Tips' page on the Guardian Self Storage website.

How Often Do Storage Units Get Robbed?

The storage units at Guardian Self Storage have rarely seen any thefts and they mostly never occur. This is due to the maintained state-of-the-art security systems that we have in place. So, you can be rest assured that your belongs are secure and safe. Each customer has their own unique PIN code to access their storage unit, plus security and camera systems are always closely monitored. If you live near Queensland and New South Wales and require a quote on a storage unit, contact your closest Guardian Self Storage facility today.

How Do You Keep Furniture In Storage From Moulding?

There are a few extra measures you can do to protect the condition of your furniture when moving your items into a storage unit. Covering or wrapping your furniture is an easy way to protect it from things such as dust, moisture and mould is to. Plastic mattress protectors are a great option for protecting mattresses and for the other pieces of furniture you can easily throw over a cotton sheet.
Another added measure of protection is having your goods insured, which our team can help you with.
Not sure on how best to store your items? Our experienced storage managers at Guardian Self Storage are on standby to help you today.

Do Self Storage Units Have Electrical Power Points In Them?

No. At Guardian Self Storage units are not equipped with electrical outlets. If the use of electricity is temporarily needed, a Guardian Self Storage Manager may be able to assist.

Call your nearest Queensland and New South Wales Guardian Self Storage today for pricing and availability on a self storage units.

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

There is a laundry list of benefits that a storage unit can provide to both home and business owners. You can safely tuck away the stuff you don't need until you decide what to do with it. Having said that, it's become extremely common for our customers to consider operating a business out of a storage facility. If you want to know whether it's something that can be done with our storage in Queensland and New South Wales, please give our friendly staff a call.

Do You Offer Insurance For My Goods?

Certainly, making sure your goods have been insured during storage is extremely simple. We can set this up very easily when you move in, or at any time while storing with us. Our team are experts in storage near Queensland and New South Wales, and we can answer any question you could imagine - call us today.

Can I Use Your Facilities For My Business Storage?

We work with many businesses for their storage needs. If you need managed storage and have deliveries turn up, we can also accommodate this. Reach out to your stellar team if you need help making sure your needs for storage near Queensland and New South Wales are being met.

Can You Offer Water Protection In Your Sheds?

All of the sheds in our facilities are quite waterproof. They are also all insulated to keep your goods in perfect condition. We're able to help you with all storage near Queensland and New South Wales, so don't hesitate to reach out to our team when you need to.

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

There is a free trailer available to any new customer moving in to one of our facilities. If you need this to move out contact our staff to check the rates for either half day or full day, its availability, and to answer any other questions you might have about storage in Queensland and New South Wales.

How Do I Prepare My Car For Long Term Storage?

If you're not planning on using your car for a while, just letting it sit uncovered in your garage might give you some concerns about dust or rusting. Well, the good thing is, you can always opt for a car storage facility: simply give one of our friendly staff members a call and we can help you out with all storage in Queensland and New South Wales.

How Long Do I Need To Wait Before I Can Move In?

You'll be able to move in straight away, so long as there is availability at your chosen facility. Simply contact us in our business hours and we can help with your requirements for storage in Queensland and New South Wales.

What Hidden Fees Do I Need To Consider?

Many of our competitors have a myriad of hidden fees, but not us. There are no admin fees or initial set up fees. Your storage unit will be available to you just as soon as you've paid for your first month. The only other fee to consider is the cost of your own padlock, and if you don't already own one, we do sell them in our box shop. Callling our team is the best way to answer any question you have regarding storage in Queensland and New South Wales.

What Size Do I Need?

You'll always be able to make sure your requirements are being met with the broad range of storage units we offer. Simply give us a call or have a look at our storage sizes guide on our website for our storage units in Queensland and New South Wales.

Do Your Contracts Require Me To Be Locked In?

After the first month of your lease, your contract is on a month-to-month basis, and you're not locked in for a fixed term. All you have to do is give us 7 day's notice when you would like to finish up with your storage unit. When you find yourself with any questions about storage in Queensland and New South Wales, you can give our team a call to put your mind at ease.