Removals & Storage


When you take out your garage or private parking spot, there are really not a lot of different places that are worthwhile for storing your car, van or truck. This is particularly true of long-term storage: you can’t just park your vehicle anywhere you want if you intend to drive it once again, as it will most likely need a lot of work to get it up and running once again.This is when other options like cheap self storage Perth come into play. Just as with storing your other belongings such as furniture, precious jewellery items and even clothes and footwear, you can also opt to place your vehicle into such a storage facility, either for a short term stay or a long-term one. 

In fact, a storage unit is probably your best bet for a long-term storage solution if you lack a garage area or small indoor workshop to ensure your vehicle is protected from the outside elements.Vehicle self-storage options range from simple car and self storage to providing services to cater the owners of bikes, quads, caravans, RVs, tractors and even oddballs like boats, ATVs and jet skis. As a result of that, vehicle self-storage units are available in different sizes and shapes depending on the type of vehicle that is going to be stored, and how many of them will be there. Often times, it is enough to rent a space that is just sufficient to park your vehicle, as this will save you some money.Self-storage units do provide way more advantages than just giving you a suitable storage space for your vehicle. Worried about security? Most storage units can be locked and secured to prevent unauthorized access, and those specifically meant for storing vehicles often have video surveillance systems in place to detect any kind of theft or robbery around the facility. Some storage units may also be watched over by security guards as an extra means of protection.

Storing your vehicle in a self-storage unit can be considered for a variety of reasons. If you are going abroad and have nobody to take care of your precious car, you can always leave it at a self-storage unit until your return to pick it up once again. The same can be said if you are in the middle of changing homes and have no time to dedicate to your second car, or if you just need some temporary space to store your car until you upgrade your garage. As you can see, self-storage facilities for vehicles can come in useful for a lot of different situations, so feel free to use them whenever required.

Moving can be a pretty stressful time, especially if you haven’t done it before and don’t have a clue about what needs to be done. Furniture and other big ticket items are fine; the movers usually load them into holds in their trucks. But what of the smaller items that you need to pack by yourself. Here are some of the most popular and safest ways of packing smaller items and ensuring that they reach your new home without an issue.

Fabric Works Well

One way of saving some space for yourself is to wrap small ornaments in your own clothes. As long as the ornaments are not made of something fragile like glass, they should all right rolled up in shorts and pants. To be on the safer side, use fluffy towels and winter clothes with padding rather than your thin cotton summer dress. Interstate furniture removalists Melbourne like using felt because it is thick and has soft fur-like surface on one side that keeps fragile items from breaking. If you let them handle the packing, chances are they will use felt to wrap your ornaments.

Burst ‘Em Bubbles

Popular with everyone, bubble wrap is one of the safest materials ever invented, albeit, NOT eco-friendly. You can save it to use again but the bubbles will need to stay intake. The air trapped within the small pustules cushion anything wrapped with it against jarring, so electronic items like TVs and computers frequently come wrapped in bubble wrap. You can buy it yourself or ask the removalists and storage Melbourne company to bring some along; most of them stock rolls upon rolls of bubble wrap.

Wood and Straw

Wooden crates and straw are also used frequently to pack things like glassware and ceramic ware. Plates can be stacked one on top of the other or stood up straight, with straw pushed in between to fill up all empty space. This ensures that there will be no movement, while any space left for the plates, cups etc. to move is taken over by the straw, which will absorb any shock. You can also wood shavings or newspaper strips instead of straw and Styrofoam boxes work as well as, and sometimes better than, wooden boxes because of its spongy quality. If you don’t mind spending a little extra, there are also small Styrofoam balls (a little smaller than a golf ball) that you can use to fill up the negative space.

There are plenty of other materials apart from the ones mentioned above, but these are the most common and the easiest to locate. Use them well and happy packing!