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Self Storage Helping Businesses Transition Online

Need A Space are at the forefront in assisting businesses across East Kent with the transition to online.

The number of online businesses continues it’s rapid increase. During the first Covid lockdown we saw a boom like no other; more than 85,000 businesses launched online stores or joined an online marketplace in the first four months after the first lockdown last, says Growth Intelligence.

Businesses need to be more agile and able to adapt to these circumstances. Self-storage plays an essential role in this, but just how is Need A Space helping businesses move online across Kent?

Helping you Lower Overheads

Need A Space offers a wide range of storage spaces at great prices. If you wish to start trading online, a self-storage unit will allow you to store your stock, safely and securely. With unit sizes to suit your business’s requirements, our storage facilities are ideal for those who want to store stock, expand or need more space for their stock.

We do not charge business rates, utility bills or security fees. The money you save can be invested in your business instead.

We also have an ‘easy in, easy out’ flexible agreement, which means you only rent as much space as you need and for only as long as you need it. In unpredictable times, you want to minimize your financial exposure and using storage space means you can reduce your high street presence.

What’s more, just one month’s notice is required, you really can reduce your overheads and with our fixed rates you know exactly where you stand with your cash flow.

 

 

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Creating Space

If you run an online business, it can be challenging to store your inventory without business premises.

But, with a flexible unit, you do not have to rely on storing boxes and packages at home. At Need A Space, you will find storage units of many different sizes, meaning you can easily find one that is as big or as small as you require – and available when you need it. You can scale your unit up or down to suit your supply chain too.

Use Storage as a Fulfilment Centre

Our storage units are not just ideal for keeping stock. You can request packaging materials that we offer and we can  advise on organising your space as you need it so it becomes a great space for your mini fulfilment centre too. You can pack and label your items with ease, ship boxes to where they need to go and stay organised with a space designed for business.

You will find everything you need at Need A Space – so you can move your business online with minimal disruption and just as fast as you can launch your website. Simply move in to start taking advantage of our units.

Get A Mailing Address Parcel Service

Not just storage units, we offer mailing address services for business as well as post boxes on site. By arrangement we can even handle your inwards and outwards parcel and packages requirements with couriers. Businesses must be flexible in the current environment and Need A Space is right there with you. Our flexibility means we adapt to you, not the other way around.

We offer the best deals on self storage to be found anywhere in East Kent. This means you will not be tied down into long-term contracts – useful for both start-ups and well-established companies, as it gives you the control you need to run your business as you see fit and control costs.

You can also scale up to a bigger unit or to downsize any time you want. We make it easy for you, so you can focus on what matters: your business.

Reduce Your Retail Space

Self-storage units make it easier for businesses to move online because they eliminate the need for retail space. If you do not want to keep paying rent for premises you are not using fully or simply want to change the way you operate, you can rely on storage units to provide the space you need.

It does not matter if you are an eBay or Amazon seller, a YouTube business or anything else in-between; a self-storage unit has multiple uses. Of course, it can be used to store your merchandise, but our business customers use their space in many ways.

Need A Space is perfect for those seeking self storage, since you can save on rent while benefiting from a goods in service and lengthy access hours or combine your storage with other services including our mailing address offers.

Enjoy Fully Secure Storage Facilities

Security is top priority on your list of things you want from a storage facility. At Need A Space, you can have peace of mind knowing that your possessions are safe at all times due to our 24-hour security system, access gate entry controls, intruder alarm systems, laser beams and superb fire and safety precautions.

Our storage facility is also up to date on COVID restrictions guidance. We wear face coverings while still providing a friendly service and there is a sanitisation station located in our office as well as protective screening. We also deep clean to ensure that the most touched areas are cleaned regularly, like PIN pads, card machines, door handles and more.

Why is Need A Space the Right Option?

In short, our storage facilities offer clean, modern units for all your business needs, be it the offsite stock room or traditional large space storage. All of our units or containers feature ground floor access for your stock. With the lowest rates around, ideal for businesses who are starting up and don’t need a high street presence or for those that need to scale down or move their business online.

Whether you no longer need retail space or you are setting up an online business, we give you the flexibility you need along with top security and family run friendly service.

 

Contact Us at Need A Space today and see how we can assist you…

Self Storage Help With Your Move

 

The Ways Need A Space Self-Storage Can Help With Your Move 

Moving home can be one of life’s most challenging moments but also one of the most exciting, Need A Space self-storage can help every step of the way. We can save you time and money and make the move smoother by providing self-storage for your home contents. Whether renting or buying your new place we are here to support you.

At Need A Space, we have assisted homeowners and renters move to a new home. Here are just some of the ways Need A Space can help, such as:

  • Assisting with van rental, free move in vans for longer term storage customers
  • Introductions to local removal companies that we work with
  • When you’re packing and unpacking
  • When you’re decluttering your home
  • When you’re trying to sell your home
  • When you’re in-between homes
  • When your new home needs renovating

When You’re Preparing To Move or Need Removal Help

Packing can be time-consuming but, with self-storage, you can pack your belongings little by little and take it easy. You’ll be free to tackle each room in the home at your leisure instead of feeling pressured to hurry up, and the same goes for unpacking.

Need A Space work with selected local removal companies too that can offer you very competitive quotes, as well as man and van services. We also offer storage clients a free move in van to assist getting your items to storage

After you’ve moved in, you want to have some time to settle in, so gradually unpack the boxes by taking only a few at a time from your storage unit ,once you’ve decided where you want to put the items

At Need A Space you can even use our units a bit like you would a spare room. For example, if there are items you’re not using currently, you don’t want them crowding your new home, so leave them with us for as long as you need.

When You’re Decluttering your home

Even if the move doesn’t involve downsizing, why not take the opportunity to clear out your home?

  • Most home movers have more items than they realise, if this is your case, self-storage can make it all go so much more smoothly..
  • Removals companies tend to charge by the hour and by the number of journeys they have to make. If you move some of your possessions into storage, you’ll save on both moving time and money.
  • Decluttering helps you see how furniture will fit in your new place, but it also creates a dilemma. What to keep and what to get rid of. You don’t want to end up giving away or selling sentimental items because you felt hurried.
  • Putting your items in storage will buy you the time you need to make a decision on them. This is especially important if the move comes off the back of a life event like divorce, a new baby or even moving in together for the first time.

When You’re Trying to Sell your home

When selling a property, you want to showcase it at its best to make it appealing to potential buyers. This can be difficult to accomplish if your home is cluttered. Self-storage will help make your house or apartment look more attractive by creating space.

For instance, take out big furniture pieces that either hinder passageways or simply make a room look small. It’s normal to become blind to how much stuff is around you, so go through everything ruthlessly and keep only a few things on display.

Don’t get too carried away, because you don’t want your home to look completely empty or devoid of personality! The idea is to create an attractive canvas that helps potential buyers imagine themselves living there.

When You’re In-Between Homes 

When buying a property, it may be easier to stay with family or rent a smaller place whilst selling your current one. It means you can move more quickly when the right house for you comes along.

So, if you do end up in between homes, it’s likely you won’t have space for all your furniture and packed boxes. And unpacking a huge amount of furniture is not worth it if you’re not staying there long anyway. Take the essentials with you, while storing the rest, which you can retrieve once you’re finally settled in your new home.

At Need A Space, you’ll find plenty of units that can help you during your move, from our indoor units to containers. They allow you to just approach your storage, add or retrieve your possessions, and drive away, a system that could not be simpler.

When You are Refurbishing Your New Home 

Self-storage is also a great option if your new property is in need of some TLC. Whether you’re looking to renovate or redecorate – or both – it’s a lot easier to get work done if the room or home is emptied out.

Moving all your stuff in before you’ve had the chance to replace carpets, paint walls or anything else you need to make the property feel like home, would take up a lot more of your time. You’d have to shift furniture around or pile your personal belongings into another room so, instead, place it all into storage.

Your items will be secure and you can retrieve them when you’re ready. At Need A Space, we offer flexible storage from just 1 month at our facility, we also offer all the boxes and packaging materials you may need for your move.

Need A Space Storage Can Help You 

There is no denying how moving to a new house is stressful, so make it easier on yourself by using self-storage.

We can offer you:

  • The lowest storage rates around
  • Easy access and industry leading security
  • No maintenance costs
  • No utility bills
  • No business rates
  • No security fees
  • 24-hour security system
  • Access entry controls
  • Intruder alarm systems
  • Laser guided monitor systems
  • On site equipment such as trolleys and Sack Trucks
  • All ground floor level units

 

Feel free to ask any questions you may have and don’t hesitate to contact us. Our family run friendly storage service is ready to assist you. Easy access and convenient location just off the A2 between Canterbury and Faversham. Visit our Contact and Information Page to find out more and arrange a site visit.

 

Space saving guide for your home

Saving Space at home with storage hacks:

Need A Space offer a full range of self storage options, here we offer a handy guide to create space at home prior to utilising self storage. As your local East Kent self storage experts, do also consider taking advantage of our many years of experience with how to make the most of self storage space in one of our units.

The idea behind storage hacks are creative, unconventional ways to make your space work a little bit harder and help keep your space tidy. So, whether you’re in the process of moving and will have a little less storage or are simply trying to make a little more room where you already are, check out our list of space saving hacks.

Utilise Space better with bookcases

Installing bookcases is among the simplest and most effective DIY tasks. Whether in the bathroom for towel storage, in the bedroom for your book collection, or anywhere else in the house, shelves are an aesthetically pleasing and functional addition to almost any room. However, you can go well beyond the shelves themselves. For instance, consider adding hooks – either adhesive or screw-in – under a shelf. This is a great way to store lightweight items like mugs or hand towels in otherwise unused space. If you’re renting and can’t put holes in the walls, consider a freestanding bookcase.

Many space saving hacks are reminders that storage doesn’t have to be used as intended – and shelving is no exception. Narrow shelving with a ledge, typically used to display books, is a great option for displaying indoor plants. Similarly, spice racks can make a wonderful display stand for books, ideal for little ones who want to keep their favourite picture book within reach at all times.

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Storage Boxes, Crates and Cupboards

Interior Designers advise using mini-crates and furniture boxes for storing items in cupboards. Group items together; spices and herbs, first aid stuff and medicine, bathroom cleaning gear, kitchen cleaning gear, shoe cleaning products, water bottles. Vegetables and your basics such as pasta and rice also work in larger versions of these. As well as extending storage space, keeping boxes in your cupboards also makes it easier to get at items at the back that would otherwise be extremely hard to reach without unpacking the whole cupboard. Magazine holders are brilliant in cupboard organisation for larger and longer items such as rolls of cling film, foil, baking paper, chopping boards.

Wardrobes and Rails storage options

With a little creativity and a pair of pliers, you can transform a wire clothes hanger into a shoe hanger, freeing up space at the bottom of the wardrobe. Don’t forget about the wardrobe doors, either. If there’s a little gap between the contents of the wardrobe and the doors, you can affix hooks to the door to buy you a little extra space.

In a wardrobe you can use crates or boxes to bundle items such as socks, knickers, bras and sleepwear, if you don’t have lots of drawers to use. If you need additional storage in a sitting room, look for wooden chests or boxes that you can double up as coffee tables or lamp stands.

Storage Furniture uses

Design Consultants offer some furniture-based storage hacks. Maximising the space you have through furniture design is one of the smartest ways of organising the items you don’t need on display all the time. Storing items under the bed is something most of us can relate to. There’s a difference though, between shoving stuff under there in an out of sight state of mind to storing these things properly.

A really simple method of organising that we can all get on board with is using budget plastic storage boxes that slot easily underneath most beds. The majority come with lids so you can avoid dust gathering on said items. A day bed is a great option for a smaller room if you’re after a stylish more permanent option – these come with drawers built-in and the beds are designed to go next to the wall. They can be used for seating in the day and transform into a comfy bed for the night-time.

Remember to declutter and relocate to self storage all the excess items

Storage hacks can only do so much. At a certain point, you just need to declutter. Have a good clear out, be ruthless. If it’s in the kitchen and you haven’t used it for over 12 months do you really need it?  Sell what you can on eBay and other selling sites to raise funds to improve your storage elsewhere. Or send it to the charity shop and feel good that someone else is getting use out of it.

If you are ready to declutter, but just can’t part with your beloved belongings do not hesitate to contact Need A Space and take advantage of our many years of experience with self storage.

The Contents of your home that should be in Self Storage

Need A Space near Faversham Kent offer a leading choice of Self Storage units for all sizes and purposes.

Many homes contain items that really are ideal to be moved into self storage.

Maybe you have moved into a smaller house? Or you might just have items taking up space but which you don’t want to throw away for sentimental reasons? Perhaps a child has recently flown the nest and you are looking to clear the rest of their room so it can be used for other purposes? Whatever your reason, the bottom line is – space is valuable!

Why not create more room by moving items that are not being used into storage? Below we have listed some common items that can easily be taken to a storage facility to reduce clutter in your home:

1. Unused equipment, white goods and more.

White goods that are still working but are not being used are suitable for storage. This could involve anything from fridges to washing machines. They are probably the most bulky items and take up lots of free space in a home. Whilst you are figuring whether you should sell them or not, moving them into storage can be a great way to make some room in your home.

2. Old musical instruments, record collections.

Having pianos, keyboards, guitars and other instruments lying around your house which are not being used can take up a considerable amount of space. Store them somewhere securely until you need them or have someone to pass them onto to stop your home looking like a music shop.

3. Best intentions gym equipment.

Whether you’re taken a break from your workout regime or have updated to other machines, choosing to place old gym equipment in storage can take these chunky items out of your home. Static bikes, treadmills and weight machines can all look pretty unsightly in the home anyway and placing them in storage means you can keep them fresh ready for future use or a future sale.

4. Unused furniture too good to dispose of.

If someone has moved out of your home but you don’t want to get rid of the furniture or sell it on then consider transporting it to a self-storage facility instead. This can clear loads of room and ensure items are easily accessible should you need them again in the future.

5. Out of season gardening equipment.

Whether you’ve outgrown your garden shed or only want seasonal gardening supplies kept at your home, moving the mower, strimmer or other gardening equipment to a storage facility can be a great space-saving solution.

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Whatever you need to clear space, Need A Space between Canterbury and Faversham offer easy access, industry leading security and the lowest rates around.

Need A Space have a wide array of facilities to assist with you storage, from free move in vans to packaging boxes and materials, ask us for more information.

Give us a call on 01227-751673 and let us assist you with planning your storage and making some space at home.

 

Self Storage a popular choice with Hobbyists

Many of us have hobbies of one kind or another, at Need A Space we have the storage space with easy access and the ability to organise your hobby.

  What starts out as collecting a few teddy bears, model cars, records or fishing gear for example can grow quite substantially over the years. Some hobbies turn into small businesses, selling via online marketplaces such as record collections or toys. Others develop an interest in craft making and need the storage to help organise materials. Self storage can help organise your collection.

Some hobbies take up more space than others or grow to such an extent that they become too cumbersome at home or unpopular with partners and other household members.

For example, some people decide to collect classic toys. These have to be kept in pristine condition and ideally in their original packaging. This means if you have more than three or four of them you’ll end up struggling to find room to store them all. You’ve probably seen news stories about ardent collectors of all kinds of things over the years. Normally they’re pictured in what was their spare bedroom, standing among piles of whatever they collect, surrounded by shelves from the floor to the ceiling.

It’s no wonder then that some people opt to keep their ever-expanding collection in a storage space instead of at home. This is particularly true if they have an expanding family too and need the space. It does make a lot of sense and it ensures the entire collection is kept in pristine condition too. This applies to all kinds of collectible items. You can always keep your favourite pieces at home if you want to hang onto some of them, maybe rotating your stock from time to time to give you something fresh to look at.

This works for all kinds of collectibles too. All you need to do is to make sure they’re kept off the floor and are safely stored in boxes or in other things that will keep them safe. For instance, in the case of classic comics, you can put each one in a sealed plastic bag designed to keep it safe.

So if you’re looking at a collection of items that form part of a collectible hobby, think about making the most of that collection and storing it in a self-storage space now. You may just be glad you did.

Need A Space are conveniently located just off the A2 between Canterbury and Faversham, contact us for friendly storage advice and the lowest rates around.

Small Businesses run from home utilising self storage

What are the advantages of using self storage for Business?
Whether established or you have just set up your business and know that storing your stock, tools and equipment at home will simply require too much space. Perhaps your business was doing well, based from home, but is now growing and taking over too much of your home then self storage is the low cost solution

If either of these scenarios applies to you, you may be looking at alternative premises for your business stock and paraphernalia. Renting commercial property can be costly though, and doesn’t take account of the fact that income can fluctuate massively from month to month for small businesses and come whatever happens, you’ll have to pay rent and bills on premises that might, in any given month, be larger than you really need.

Let’s say you sell clothing on eBay — you know that some months (typically at the beginning of a new season) are busier than others. During those busy periods, you need a lot more space and have the extra income to pay your bills. During lulls, though, you may end up paying for empty storage space you don’t really need. Need A Space offer flexible self storage units and may be the ideal solution for your business storage needs.

Benefits of basing your business in a storage unit:
Choosing to base your business from a storage unit allows you to be flexible: you can increase or decrease the size of your unit so that you’ll only pay for what you need, and you can keep your unit for just a month or for as long as you need — there are no lengthy tie-in contracts involved and no business rates to pay. All with just one month’s notice, scale up or down or move out.

Need A Space self storage conveniently located between Canterbury and Faversham just off the A2 have a wide choice of storage units, from containers, to individual crates to storage rooms.

Popular small businesses using self storage:
The following small Businesses are popular users of self storage, helping to keep fixed overheads and growth options unrestrained.

1. eBay and Amazon Vendors – Online marketplace sellers free up home space using Self Storage at Need A Space. From second hand to new stocks, books, sporting goods, toys and games can all be stored perfectly safely in your self storage unit ready to pack up and deliver to your customers.

2. Online retailers – if you’re an independent online retailer, Need A Space Self Storage have space to get your orders ready and post them out to your customers without delay.

3. Etsy Traders – maybe your craft hobby has attracted a lot of attention and you’re ready to mass-produce your products. A storage unit will give you somewhere to store your equipment and the components for your craft.

4. Vintage clothing/furniture sales – if you take your products to fairs, car boot sales and auctions to sell, keep your stock in your storage unit rather than trying to find space for everything at home.

5. Catalogue sellers – whether you sell Tupperware, beauty products, health supplements or household cleaning products, keep your samples and deliveries safe in one of our storage units ready to deliver to your customers.

6. Charities – store donated stock to be sold in your stores and keep records there to monitor stock flow, Gift Aid receipts and turnover, safe and secure for GDPR purposes..

7. Fundraisers – store marketing equipment, raffle prizes and donations, and have a professional address from which to communicate with potential sponsors.

8. Mobile Engineers – keep your spare parts for boilers and ovens somewhere easily accessible. Our storage is just off the main A2 so you can collect any parts you don’t have in your van with our convenient access.

9. Machinery and Parts Retailers – you’ll need somewhere dry to keep your goods, and plenty of room for larger spares. As long as there’s no fuel or flammable materials, you can store your machinery in one of our container units and increase or decrease the size of your unit as stock levels fluctuate.

10. School Uniform Exchange Shop – use it to store, sell and swap pre owned uniforms. Fit it out with some clothes rails and racking for an instant access. You can keep your unit for a month or however long you need, so you can keep it going as an ongoing resource for your school, or just at the end of the holidays to help people get organised for the new term.

11. Fashion designers – your storage unit will have plenty of space to store your materials. You could set up a cutting table and mannequins for when you’re ready to assemble your designs.

12. Gift card & craft makers – keep everything you need to make them in your clean, dry storage unit.

13. Event organisers – if you organise events nationwide, you can keep all your advertising equipment and props etc in one convenient location.

14. Market stall holders – keep your stock safe in your storage unit, keep on top of your paperwork by keeping records of your sales, purchases and turnover in your unit as well using our archive boxes available.

15. Sports club organisers – if you run after-school or breakfast sports clubs, use a storage unit in an easy access location to store your equipment. You’ll be able to retrieve your sports gear early enough to get to school on time without searching lofts or over stuffed garages!

Why use Need A Space Self Storage:
A Family run team who have many years of experience arranging storage and logistics options for small businesses. Lowest rates around are assured as well as friendly, professional service. By arrangement we can accept deliveries on your behalf so no more waiting around at home for that delivery. We also offer mailing address and package collection services, please just ask. Call or email Need A Space to find out more, convenient easy access between Canterbury and Faversham just off the A2.

As we come out of Covid 19 lockdowns many are predicting a mini boom, make sure your business is prepared with the space requirements you may well need. Call or email Need A Space to find out more….

Self Storage to help you sell your home, reduce stress and support calm.

Self Storage offers so many solutions, not just for Business Users as we have detailed, but for the Personal, Home user and Students. Need A space Self Storage near Faversham have always provided an easy as possible, friendly service for all Self Storage needs.

For the Homeowner, one increasing use of self storage is the ability to declutter your home. 2020 has been such a difficult year for most of us, with lots of time stuck at home and many considering selling and moving on.

DECLUTTER TO SELL YOUR HOME: Research has shown that when people are viewing new home online not only will cluttered home and rooms look smaller but will actually make the home much less appealing and mean that potential buyers keep scrolling

Buyers may be concerned that areas stuffed with clutter also need repairs or renovation that they cannot see. Clearing these spaces will put their minds at rest, give the impression that your home is bigger and add value to it.’ So, take heed and get a quicker sale at the best price possible.SELF STORAGE DECLUTTER YOUR HOME TO SELL YOUR HOME.

Buy utilising Self Storage you are able to hang on to all your possession with easy access as and when needed from Need A Space. Not only will this likely aid the sale of your property but when the time comes to move, it will be so much easier as all your non essential items will already be in storage.

Need A Space make this whole process as easy as possible, not just easy access, a wide choice of sizes and moving equipment. We also offer a free Move In Van for longer bookings and work with transport companies to arrange removals should you require. A Wide choice of storage unit sizes also ensures we have the right options for you.

DECLUTTER TO REDUCE STRESS, SUPPORT CALM AND MENTAL HEALTH:  Well researched in the Mental Health field is not only the requirement we have for order in our lives, but the need for a certain amount of space and order in our homes.

In the UK we already have the smallest new homes in Europe, as we acquire more items from gifts to gizmos we slowly but surely run our of minimum space standards. Self Storage solves this issue without the huge costs of moving home if you prefer to stay put. Easy access also means you can quickly return those items home that you find you are missing.

Clutter will affect your every waking mood and Lockdown time at home has only intensified this. Dishes in the sink, toys throughout the house, stuff covering every flat surface; this clutter not only makes our homes look bad, it makes us feel bad, too.

At least that’s what researchers at UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives and Families (CELF) discovered when they explored in real time the relationship between 32 families and the objects in their homes. This research resulted in a book, a rare look at how families use the space in their homes and interact with the things they accumulate over a lifetime.

Our over-worked cupboards, lofts, garages are overflowing with things we rarely touch. It turns out that clutter has a profound affect on our mood and self-esteem. CELF’s anthropologists, social scientists, and archaeologists found:

  • A link between high cortisol (stress hormone) levels in female home owners and a high density of household objects. The more stuff, the more stress women feel. Men, on the other hand, don’t seem bothered by mess, which accounts for tensions between tidy wives and their clutter bug hubbies.
  • Women associate a tidy home with a happy and successful family. The more dishes that pile up in the sink, the more anxious women feel.
  • Even families that want to reduce clutter often are emotionally paralyzed when it comes to sorting and pitching objects. They either can’t break sentimental attachments to objects or believe their things have hidden monetary value.

But there are easy solutions available. If you are in East Kent, take the first step and contact Need A Space and see how Self Storage can help. We are experts in our field, with a professional, friendly family run service. Our low rates and high tech security make it all the more worthwhile.

How Need A space can offer a smooth move with student storage

studentsIf you are a student in Kent (especially the Canterbury, Faversham and Whitstable areas) then Need A Space self-storage could solve a lot of problems for you.  With the intrinsic seasonal nature of student life and the inevitable requirement to pack up all your stuff at the end of the year, you are likely to have pack up your belongings – only to have to take them all back again for your next term.

 

You could leave stuff at your temporary address but is this really a safe option? Can you really take that risk of hoping your valuables are going to be there when you come back?

 

Precious learning materials and recreational possessions

Your belongings are precious and it is sometimes awe-inspiring how much a student can accumulate over a year or even a short period of a term. Being in a place of learning you will no doubt have loads of text books and course materials to hang onto. That’s before you even start thinking about new clothes, house utensils, white goods and recreational paraphernalia such as CD’s DVD’s and vinyl (yes vinyl is coming back apparently!)

Is there still space at home?

To add to the problem you have got your home environment to think about. You have been away sometime and your parents may not welcome you bringing everything but the kitchen sink back into the house. There may not even be the room.

Transport can be a problem

There is also the problems of transporting what you have back home.  Students tend to live quite a distance from their birth home while at college or University so there is an extra cost here. The logistics of it all could be quite stressful too.  If you have your own car you are lucky but can you pack it all in? If you are getting a train you almost seem to be beaten at the first hurdle.

Self-storage in Canterbury could be the solution 

Need A Space is a self-storage facility based in Canterbury which offers secure storage for students.  You can use our Space estimator so you can get a clear idea as to how much space you will need. Let’s start as we mean to go on by saving money! We can help with transport by providing free van hire and you will be welcomed by our friendly staff. CCTV and high security infra-red beams makes sure that your valuables are absolutely safe. We can provide packaging tools and to help cut costs further, groups of students can easily store their valuables in one place together.

To learn more about how Need A Space self-storage can help students in the Canterbury area click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial help for small UK businesses during the pandemic

How can small businesses survive the onslaught of Coronavirus? The future certainly looked bleak when the UK government first made clear the restrictions involved in lockdown. Unable to trade and receive funds just to cover daily costs is leading to forecasts that not only small businesses will collapse – products and services will become unavailable to the general public and the UK economy will plummet into recession.

But the government has introduced various measures to ease financial distress and unemployment.

Loan aid

The UK government under the leadership of Boris Johnson has been criticised for not acting fast enough on many factors concerning the Coronavirus outbreak, but the introduction of the Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), could offer a great helping hand to employers in these difficult times.

Launched on 23rd March 2020  to allow small to medium-sized businesses access loans and overdrafts from the British Business Bank (BBB), the scheme is aimed squarely at those businesses who have been hit by the pandemic and have a turnover of less than £45 million a year,

By becoming a member of the Financial Stability Board, an interested party can check their eligibility with a range of accredited financial providers. The full list of accredited lenders is available on the BBB website. The Development Bank of Wales is currently offering customers a 3 month capital repayment holiday.

Help with Tax?

As well as CBILS there is also a HMRC helpline for businesses who are looking for a deferral period on their tax liabilities. A comprehensive link to the measure that the government have put in place can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

Claiming furlough

The government has also recognised the importance of enabling small businesses to hold onto employees. The Job Retention Scheme was launched on the 20th March. The scheme will enable eligible employers to pay 80% of their monthly salary. This outlet is now live and if you are an employer and wish to make a claim you need to go to the HMRC website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme#what-youll-need-to-make-a-claim

The three main factors for eligibility are (1) you will need to have created a payroll scheme before the 20th March, (2) you will need to be enrolled for PAYE online and (3) you will need a UK bank account. You can only claim for employees who were on your payroll on or before the 19th March 2020. Employees can be full-time or part-time and you can claim for apprentices and people on zero-hour contracts.

Need A Space self-storage is currently closed due to the pandemic. We look forward to offering the same-high quality services to our customers when lock down is eased.

                                  From all the staff at Need A Space: Take care. Keep safe,

Need A Space will lockdown as from 24th March 2020

In line with government guidance re the Coronavirus, Need A Space will be on lockdown as from 24th March. That means none of our usual services will be available until we are all out of these difficult times. We believe this is the most effective way to ensure we are playing our part in stopping the spread of the virus, helping the NHS in its delivery of critical cases and – ultimately helping save lives.

It is a strange paradox that at a time when we are all staying as far apart from each other as possible individual communities are coming together to help each other and beat this terrible virus.

For many, everything seems very bleak. Forecasts say that we will be social distancing for sometime, while our leisure facilities (pubs, theatres, sports centres etc.) have been taken away from us. Keeping businesses afloat is also a great worry.  But the government is offering benefits both to employers and employees in an attempt to help businesses cope with the current situation and also bolster the countries economic situation. This is encouraging.

“It may seem as if our lives are going to be put on hold until the time it is safe to go out.  And when that time comes – boy is there’s going to be some great global party!! So that’s something to look forward to! “

Underneath the fear and worry there are good things going on. Many people are finding they are not spending as much money as they would normally, pollution in the environment appears to be reducing, and people have the time to revitalise old hobbies while still keeping in contact with friends and family through the internet and social media. Communities are sparking as volunteers are getting together to help the most vulnerable in our society – people are all working together to help keep the NHS safe and – instead of people bickering with each other playing power games – we are all working together to fight a common enemy

We have been here before and won. For instance, the plague in the 13th and 17th centuries, the Spanish Flu, SARS – we beat them all. This time we have got any even greater chance of beating the virus quickly thanks to past experience, better medical and knowledge, technical knowledge, media and communications.

So hold on! Better times are coming!

Need A Space wishes all our customers safety and health in these difficult times. For further information ring 01227 751673.

Cheaper storage for London business in Kent

self-storageLondon may well arguably be the commercial capital of the world but when it comes to practicing business within London – costs can quickly go through the roof. That is why Need A Space self-storage offer a much cheaper option for self-storage while at the same time offering premium security, quality and accessibility.

 

Cheaper self-storage in Kent

 

Situated in the heart of Kent (located on the outskirts of Faversham and Canterbury) Need A Space self-storage facilities are within easy reach of the London catchment area which means we can cut storage costs enormously, saving managers huge amounts on their annual budget. Just take a look at some of our facilities:

 

  • Over 40,000 feet of self-storage space for start-ups and SME’s, to corporate business and global enterprise
  • Free moving van. We can supply a Luton tail lift van for a whole day to help with large removals and awkward bulky goods.
  • Secure mailbox to filter business communications or create an anonymous business mailing address.
  • Clean dry self-storage units for all your business archives.
  • Flexible working hours means you can access your stored items whenever you wish.
  • Forklift truck services
  • Parking bays and convenient loading bays
  • Friendly staff available for support and advice.
  • Unbeatable security which includes, CCTV, high security infrared beams, state of the art alarm systems and perimeter fencing.

Quality archive storage and cheaper rates

Extra storage is needed only too often in modern business. Documents need to be archived and if this takes place on the main business property it can take up a great deal of useful (and high rental!) property space.

Easy access, flexible opening hours

Businesses which have a seasonal element or use valuable equipment documents and tools for a minimal part of the year will need somewhere to house that paraphernalia somewhere which is secure, and accessible.

Currently we have many business clients who are based in London and have decided to use our storage facilities here in Kent to cut down on overheads such as storage. With all the facilities such as free van hire, forklift truck services and flexible opening hours, our clients know their items will be easy to store and accessible in business hours.

 

30% discount

 

For those businesses who already have storage – we offer a 30% off deal.

 

To learn more about how Need A Space self-storage can help businesses in Kent and the London area click here

 

 

How Need A Space beats all self-storage competition in Kent!

Cheap self-storage prices in Kent

We believe we cannot be beaten on price! There is no need for a deposit and no hidden costs. Our experience in the storage industry has told us that it is likely you will need to either increase or decrease the amount of space you have available in your storage unit. At Need a Space, unlike many of our competitors, we offer total flexibility – you can change storage unit size when you like at no penalty.

Great location in Kent for major enterprise and SME

Based in the heart of Kent, and situated on the outskirts of Faversham and Canterbury, Need A Space is conveniently located for both local county and South London clients

 

Free packing materials

 

When you use Need A Space for the first time, you can take up the offer of a free box of essential packaging materials to suit your requirements.

 

Packing materials when you need them

 

Often find you need those extra few boxes, strong tape or bubble-wrap? No worries, we have loads of supplies at Need A Space. We have found from many years’ experience that where our clients have accessories on tap they do not waste precious time and money.

 

Free use of Tail lift van

 

When you sign up for 2 months’ self-storage you will get free use of our tail-lift van.

 

Vans for hire

 

Need a van for your removals? We provide van hire at highly competitive prices!

 

Removal services at affordable rates

 

Moving house and don’t want to be dealing with the complications of working with different companies? At Need A Space we offer a removal service at very reasonable prices.

 

Mailbox rental

To complement our self-storage facilities, Need A Space offers secure Mailbox Services. You can now have your mail re-directed to a secondary mailing address to give you peace of mind for all your home and business postal communications.

 

Friendly staff to make moving easy

 

Our trained friendly staff are always on hand to offer assistance on site when needed. You will find a selection of packaging materials and tools on-site as well as the use of loading bays, free van hire (terms apply) and an assisted fork lift truck service to make that move, whether long-term or short term, as quick and easy as possible.

 

Unbeatable security for your valuables

 

From CCTV and high security infrared beams to state of the art alarm systems and perimeter fencing you can be sure your precious valuables will be safe with us!

 

Looking for storage space in Faversham Canterbury or Herne Bay? To learn more about how Need A Space self-storage can help businesses in Kent and the London area click here

 

 

 

 

 

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