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There can be no doubt that the global pandemic has affected many aspects of our lives. Across the board, people who may never, or only rarely used, commercial storage are now looking to access units while they adapt to our rapidly changing environment. So how do you achieve a successful...


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During any time of uncertainty and little productivity, it can be hard to know what to do or where to focus your time, energy, and resources. The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is a prime example of this, with households across Australia, and indeed around the world, stuck at home thanks to...


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Just lock-and-leave! You may have been told this by your self-storage facility at the time when you signed up. Although it's safe to assume the facility is secured, it's not something you should take for granted. In your box are valuables or things you'll need in an emergency. Taking relevant...


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While we are all stuck inside, it is easy to feel like the walls are closing in. This is definitely more prevalent if the house is full of years of clutter, easily ignorable while we are running to and from work. Now, while most of us have nothing but time...


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At Big Box Self Storage, we are committed to doing everything that we can to protect the health of our staff and our customers during the current Covid-19 pandemic. We have, therefore, adopted a range of measures to ensure your safety when you turn to us for versatile, secure self-storage....


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As a small-medium size business, keeping business costs low can help improve the bottom line. Higher savings and profitability will leave you with more room to invest in further growth or be more price competitive. After all, rent or lease is usually the largest component of a business' fixed cost....


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As a new or growing business, one of the most important assets you have is your equipment. Not only do you need to ensure your equipment is safe at all times, but you also need to ensure it is being stored correctly to ensure it doesn't lower in quality. For...


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Starting a new business can be an exciting, and overwhelming, time. When starting a small business, there are numerous questions that must be carefully considered. Below we list just some of the important considerations and help explain how a storage unit could benefit your business. If you can answer all...


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Are you thinking of moving your small business from one office to another? Or, have you grown a business from your home and are now looking to expand? Taking the next step to move to a new office space can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be! Below we...


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With all the stress that an international move brings, finding somewhere to live can feel like an overwhelming task. If you already have a houseful of stuff, doesn't it make the most sense just to try and find a place that is of similar size to what you had? That...


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If you're moving overseas for a new job, at first there is likely to be a sense of anticipation and excitement about your new role, your new country and your new cultural experience. And then comes the planning. One of your main priorities will be your children's schooling and this...


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WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER ONE. Moving overseas can be an exciting journey that opens up new opportunities for working and living. But shifting your life to a new country can also be a time of great stress. After all, simply moving house is often listed as one of the top...


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MOVING FROM OVERSEAS TO AUSTRALIA

OUR TIPS Moving to a new country can be an extremely stressful situation. Many of us will have to deal with Visas, changing jobs, figuring out where we want to live and what we can afford. However, we all have to deal with trying to move our entire lives across...


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WHY PEOPLE MOVE HOME - SAVING FOR A HOME DEPOSIT Property prices have seen strong increases in Australia since the late 1990s, with Melbourne and Sydney seeing rises of 93.5% and 105% respectively since 2009 alone. Due to these increases, young people are finding it harder than ever before to...


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FILLING THE NEST, OR EMPTYING IT?

With changes in family size comes the need for new solutions in storage. Whatever your planned family size, you can prepare for the present and the future by keeping in mind storage services that can help you manage your changing family size successfully. Choosing the right storage solution for your...


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HIRING A REMOVAL COMPANY VS. SELF-MOVING

YOUR COSTS Doing it yourself when moving to a new home, office or into a storage unit sounds appealing as you may believe you'll be saving a huge cost. Moreover, you're in charge of the timing - be it before sunrise, after your morning coffee or spreading it over several...


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REDUCING YOUR COST OF MOVING AND STORAGE

MOVING HOUSE While moving to a new home sounds exciting, it can have its downsides. There are significant amounts of luggage, boxes and household items that you have to deal with. Hiring a moving company can help to ease this burden. However, the enormous costs involved may deter you from...


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SO WHAT DOES STORAGE COST?

WILL STORAGE COST BLOW THE BUDGET? Choosing the right size storage unit doesn't have to be a game of chance; it is possible to plan ahead. While it may add time and effort to your search, the end result makes it worthwhile. You'll be storing away your stuff as well...


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STORAGE BOX LEASE AGREEMENT TO WATCH OUT FOR Storage boxes for lease are easy to come by on the Gold Coast. More and more people are downsizing to townhouses or units but just can't part with the precious items they no longer have room for. It may even be more...


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3 CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE WHO NEED STORAGE BOXES Storage boxes are handy when it comes to storing equipment, office items, home supplies etc. Since all items come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, it can be hard to store and protect your items sufficiently from damage that can...


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STORAGE MADE EASY If you have never used self-storage before you may be unfamiliar with the process. At Big Box Self Storage, we like to keep things simple by being upfront about the services we provide and the prices we charge.  Unfortunately, that is not the case with some of...


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ARE YOU CONTEMPLATING GETTING A SELF-STORAGE BOX TO STORE YOUR VALUABLES? People tend to hold on to items or furniture they can't bear to get rid of, which makes finding secure storage at and affordable price essential. Storage boxes are affordable alternatives and a perfect way of securing your possessions for...


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DE-CLUTTER YOUR LIFE! Whether you own a business that needs additional space on a daily basis, or you have an overflow of furniture from moving house, or anything in between, a storage box is an easy, effective solution to help de-clutter your life.  What most people don't realise is how...


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WHAT IS CARAVAN STORAGE?

CARAVAN STORAGE IS WHERE YOU KEEP YOUR CARAVAN BETWEEN TRIPS. IT'S THE RESTING PLACE FOR YOUR CARAVAN WHEN YOU'RE NOT USING IT. Caravan storage is the best option for caravan owners for multiple reasons. Let's run through the main ones. 1.SPACE Caravans are large and they take up space. Not...


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ONLINE SELF STORAGE BOOKING MADE SIMPLE

IT'S JUST SO SIMPLE! Say goodbye to the confusing, complex and lengthy self-storage booking process of old, and let Big Box Self Storage deliver the customer experience you deserve.  We all love the easy, breezy feeling of having the products and services we need a mouse click away. With Big...


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PEOPLE RENT SELF-STORAGE SPACES FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS. Some people move houses and require a safe place to temporarily store their possessions during the transition, while others make use of self-storage units to store and organise bulk shipments of goods. Whether it's for personal or commercial purposes, if you're...


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CHOOSING THE RIGHT STORAGE Before choosing a self-storage company it is important that you consider what each company offers before signing on the dotted line. Not all storage companies are the same, and while many advertise low rates, this usually means they don't have adequate security or provide 24 hr...


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WHAT IS BOAT STORAGE?

FOR MOST PEOPLE WHO OWN A BOAT,  SAILING IS NOT AN ALL-WEATHER, ALL-YEAR-ROUND AFFAIR.  During the more inclement months, boats are often left moored, or towed away to be stored in a shed or similar building. Unfortunately, both these options can have a number of disadvantages, which is why using...


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HAVE YOU REALISED YOU ARE IN NEED OF A STORAGE SOLUTION? Not sure what the next step is? Here at Big Box Self Storage, we ensure that booking storage boxes online is as smooth as possible. Our comprehensive website makes it quick and easy to book your storage space. WHY...


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WHO NEEDS SELF-STORAGE UNITS AND BOXES?

SELF-STORAGE HAS A MULTITUDE OF USES AND CAN SOLVE A RANGE OF PROBLEMS. Units come in a range of sizes and are designed to be safe and secure, ensuring that regardless of what you store, from furniture and appliances to clothing and toys, sports gear or electronics, your belongings are...


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Storage boxes have been touted as an efficient storage system for many years. Cardboard has proven to be the most efficient over wooden or steel storage boxes. Cardboard is extremely durable and sturdy, easy to manufacture, transport and store, and they prevent damage to the items within a storage unit. Not...


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BIG STORAGE SPACE, SMALL FEES

Space. It is one of the most sort-after commodities these days, but it can feel like it costs an arm and a leg to get it! We have all been there, needing somewhere to store furniture while moving or trying to figure out what to do with beloved items that no...


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IS A STORAGE UNIT AFFORDABLE?

There are more storage units in Australia than ever before. For consumers this is good news.  It means there's a lot of choice out there and there are affordable storage units to suit most budgets. But what should people look for in affordable storage? At the very least, they should...


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When it comes to secure self storage, Gold Coast residents are not short of options, with everything from small garage lockups to large big box warehouses available. But how do you know if a storage provider is trustworthy? To help you find secure self storage Gold Coast wide, we created...


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HOW SECURE IS SELF-STORAGE?

When choosing a self-storage facility, security is the most important consideration for most people. Having the right security measures in place gives you peace of mind that your possessions are safe from theft and burglary. That's why most reputable self-storage facilities invest heavily in security measures to prevent unauthorised access...


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WHY DO PEOPLE NEED SELF STORAGE?

WHY DO PEOPLE NEED SELF STORAGE? There are many reasons why people need self storage. They range from creating more space for living to temporarily having no home at all. The reasons also vary from country to country. Let's examine some of the main reasons why people need and use self...


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There are many reasons why all kinds of businesses need self storage. They range from creating a territory distribution point for a sales team to a mini warehouse to store trade supplies. Let's examine some of the main benefits and reasons why businesses need and use self storage. THE BENEFITS OF SELF STORAGE FOR...


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WHY CUSTOMERS USE OUR SERVICES

WHY CUSTOMERS USE OUR SERVICES Just in case you are wondering why thousands of customers have used Big Box Self Storage over the years. Here are just a few of the reasons our customers have given us: De cluttering home to sell and achieve a better sell price Renovating Setting up...


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After nearly 20 years in the self storage industry I have seen thousands of storage units and their contents. There are many reasons for needing self storage including: Divorce and separation storage, business archive storage, equipment storage, furniture storage, and household contents storage. Sometimes people are in between homes, de-cluttering...


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TIPS FOR DE CLUTTERING YOUR HOME.

NEED MORE ROOM TO PLAY? There is never a bad time to de clutter your house and make more room for living. You may be in the process of selling your home and looking for a better price or just simply feel like you need more space. While its always...


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DO STUDENTS NEED SELF STORAGE?

When you are a student you need to travel light. You might have accumulated things that you will want in the near future but they just done fit in your shared house, dorm, or your bedroom at home. Self Storage offers you a low cost, flexible solution to help you...


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The Global Financial Crisis now commonly known as the GFC occurred from late 2007 and continued throughout 2008. Not many people actually realise just how close we all came to a severe depression. The aftermath of the GFC is still being felt across the world but especially in Europe (know...


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STORAGE ON AN OLYMPIC SCALE

If you are like me you are very proud of all of our Australian athletes that are competing in the London 2012 Olympic games. It does, however, disappoint me to see tears and dismay after wining a silver medal and being acknowledged as the "second" best in the world. That...


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Times are tough in NSW at the moment as the "two speed" economy becomes more obvious. You only need to look at businesses like Harvey Norman, Qantas and even Woolworths giving profit downgrades. This combined with all the doom and gloom in Europe has really knocked consumer sentiment. This has...


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DIY REMOVALS ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE!

They say that moving is one of the most stressful experiences you can ever have. It is up in there in the top ten experiences including speaking in public. Needless to say, it is not fun and definitely not something that anyone looks forward to. Like anything, the preparation that...


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