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Different ways you can move house

Moving house is an inevitable task that most of us will have to endure at least once in our lifetimes. The size and number of items that we accrue over the years can make moving a difficult and sometimes stressful task.

There are a number of different ways that you can move. Which option you choose will mostly depend on the number and size of items you have to move.

 

FRIENDS & FAMILY

If you only have a few small items why not have your family or friends pitch in to help you out. If a friend or family has a large enough car you may be able to fit most of your items in a couple of trips. This is one of the cheapest options there is to move, but be prepared because one day your friends and family might ask you to return the favour!

HIRE A TRAILER

If you have some larger items such as a queen bed or kitchen table that won’t fit into your car you could look at the option of hiring a trailer for the day. There are a number of companies that offer this service for a nominal daily rate. However you will need to ensure that the car you are using has a towbar so that you can tow the trailer.

HIRE A TRUCK

If you are moving a 2-3 bedroom house or larger, you are probably going to need a truck to help move all your gear. Hiring a truck is a great option as you should be able to move all your household items in one trip. You can hire a truck from a number of different hire companies – we recommend using Budget Truck Rental (www.budget.com.au). With hiring a truck you will need to ensure that the person driving the truck has the correct licence. Some larger trucks require that a person has an MR licence or higher.

HIRE A REMOVALIST

If you can’t find enough people to help you move or if you are moving a very large house you could look at hiring removalists to help you with your move. Removalists will normally charge by the hour for the use of their truck and two or more of their men. If you are looking for a removalist to help you move, we recommend our friends – The Smooth Movers (www.thesmoothmovers.com.au).

CALL MOBISTORAGE

If you are looking for the cheapest and most stress-free way to move house, then the best option for moving house is to call us here at mobistorage. If you are hiring a truck or a removalist you will normally have to get the move done in one day – making it a very rushed and stressful experience. At Mobistorage we can offer you an economical, stress free, and convenient moving experience. We will deliver the mobistorage unit to your home, at a time that is convenient for you. We can deliver the mobistorage unit on the day of the move, the weekend before the move, a week before the move or whenever it suits you best. That way you can take your time packing the mobistorage unit at a time that works for you. Once the mobistorage unit is packed, we will come and collect it and drop it off to your new house. Alternatively, we can store it at our secure storage facility until you’re finally ready to move.

If you want to learn more about how mobistorage can offer you a stress free moving experience contact our friendly team today on 1300 914 706.

 

renovating-storageSTORAGE TIPS WHEN RENOVATING YOUR HOME

When the decision is made to renovate your home, most people decide that the easiest option is to move out. For the people that decide to stay, the issue of “what to do with our possessions?” arises and can often be the source of many unneeded headaches.

A way to avoid unneeded stress is to plan well ahead. The time to start assessing your storage options is when you start sourcing quotes from potential builders. Not factoring this into your renovation budget could be the expense that sends you over the edge in an already stressful situation. One mantra we follow at mobistorage is “PPPPP” – Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance”.

The first step is to work out what packing materials will be required while you store your items. One of the best options is clear plastic-lidded crates. They are not only one of the cheapest options around, but also durable, stackable and recyclable for future renovations when you decide to put that second storey on your house. Plastic storage containers can be purchased online from retailers such as Bunnings or Officeworks.

To ensure you don’t lose track of what is going where, ensure you label and number each crate as well as keep a record on your computer for ease of reference. An alternative for heavier and bulkier items is cardboard boxes. When booking your mobistorage unit just notify our friendly staff who can arrange to have cardboard boxes delivered inside your mobistorage unit.

Once you have sorted out your packing supplies, there are four options to choose from with regards to the storage of your possessions:

Storing your possessions in your own home

If you have additional storage space in your home, ask your builder to see if any of the un-renovated areas can be made secure, waterproof and dust-free to house your bigger items. This can be a quick fix solution, however it can lead to potential damage from the elements and the renovation work. Ensure you check the wording of your home and contents insurance policy as well as the contract you have with your builder.

Storing your possessions at a friend or family members home

This can be one of the cheapest options available to you whilst renovating your home. Check with your friends and family to see if they have a vacant garage, shed or spare room. You will be surprised at the amount of unused space some people utilise in their homes. However be mindful that you will need to set aside time and resources to transport the items from your home to your friends or family’s homes, which may require the use of truck or trailer.

On-site mobile self-storage

The most convenient option available to you is to speak to us at mobistorage. We can deliver a portable storage container right to your front door with 3 different sized options to suit your storage needs. This takes away the need to lean on your friends and family and ensures your goods will be secure and accessible to you when ever you may need them! Alternatively we can pick up your mobistorage container and store it at our secure storage facility. Once the renovation is complete, we can re-deliver your container at a time of your convenience. No need to spend more money hiring a trailer, ute or truck – how good is that!

Self-storage at a storage facility

The final option is to store your goods at a traditional self-storage facility. Storage facilities are a safe and secure place to store your possessions. Most traditional self storage companies offer a range of different sized units to suit your needs. At mobistorage we offer 3 different sized mobile units which we can drop at your house for you to load;

  • Small (17m³) – 2.4m(W) x 3.0m(L) x 2.3m(H)
  • Medium (27.2m³) – 2.4m(W) x 4.9m(L) x 2.3m(H)
  • Large (32.7m³) – 2.4m(W) x 5.9m(L) x 2.3m(H)

Why bother hiring a truck or trailer when we can deliver your storage container right to your front door for you! Once you’ve had time to pack we will come back and collect the storage unit and store it at our secure storage facility.

We cannot emphasise the importance of planning ahead when you renovate your home. The earlier you organise your storage requirements to suit your needs; whether at a friends place, at a traditional self storage yard or with on-site mobile storage, the less stress you place on yourself and your home. To assist you with your storage options, give one of our friendly staff a call today on 1300 914 706 or submit an enquiry here and have a stress-free home renovation!

Storage spaceFour Simple Ways to Maximise Space in Your Home

Whether you live in a spacious mansion or underneath your in-laws staircase, there never seems to be enough space in your life. If you’re looking to maximise the space in your home, then follow these 4 simple storage solutions that can increase the space at your place, and give it that new home feeling!

Get rid of all non-essential items

Whether you’re a hoarder or a diplomatic junk thrower, we all have certain items that we use a couple of times a year then leave in the cupboard for the rest of it. Whether it’s the surfboard in summer or the outdoor gas heater in winter, not all items need to be within immediate reach at all times. Look to store these items away in places such as garages, sheds or in the attic – all are great storage solutions. For those items that just need to go for good – give our good friends at 1800-Got-Junk? a call. They will come straight to your door and remove your unwanted items for you, as well as clean up the mess afterward – no need to lift a finger!

Purchase items that have more than one function

These days, innovative and user friendly furniture manufactures like IKEA design furniture that has more than one purpose. Why not invest in a footrest which doubles up as a storage cabinet to store away those thousands of DVD’s and magazines?

Stack Upwards

The less floor space a room has, the smaller it feels and the more cramped your life becomes. Instead of looking outwards for storage solutions, look upwards. Not only can you get a number of excellent storage units that make the most of ceiling space, but storage boxes can now be a part of the natural surroundings thanks to the variety of choice on offer. Check some of these storage boxes out for inspiration.

Change your cleaning habits

Regular clean outs may seem like the worst option of all but the equation is simple – less items to store equals more space for activities! You’d be surprised by what can be achieved just by decluttering around the house once a month.

 

For all those items you just can’t seem to throw away, why not look at donating anything that is in good nick to your local charity shop and help others as you clean. On the other hand, you could consider storing your extra items with mobistorage with a multitude of storage options to suit your storage needs.

Moving Checklist_1Moving House Checklist – Article #1

At mobistorage we understand how difficult a task moving house appears to be.

Over the next 5 weeks we’ll be posting articles that cover every aspect of your move in detail.

We’ll start out with tips 5 weeks until moving day, right up to the big day itself.

So keep checking back at our blog over the next 5 weeks, to ensure your move is a mobistorage “stress free move”.

5 Weeks Until Moving Day

  1. Book your mobistorage unit, removal company or hire truck.
  2. Dispose of any items that you will not be bringing to the new house.
  3. Don’t forget about sorting out the garage/shed/attic. These areas are often forgotten about until moving day and can usually be the most cluttered!
  4. Make a note of any fragile or valuable items that may need special care to move.
  5. Measure the dimensions of your furniture and space in your new home and where they will be going.
  6. Start to use up all opened packets of food in the pantry and throw out any food which is approaching its use by date. Start using up all food in your freezer.
  7. Check any moving instructions for your appliances, especially fridges and washing machines.
  8. Gas cylinders and air bottles should be empty with valves open, flammable liquids safely disposed of.
  9. Create a folder for all your moving documents.
  10. If you have any children, start to organise their schooling and preschool transfers.
  11. If travelling overseas, remember passports and their expiry dates, tickets, visas etc.

For any further information on any of the items above, give our friendly team a call today on 1300 914 706 or submit an enquiry here.

Moving House Checklist – Article #2

This week in our series of our Moving House Checklist, we’ll be covering the things you should be doing 3 weeks out from the move.

3 Weeks Until Moving Day

 

  1. Contact all relevant parties to notify them of your new address. This includes; banks, utility companies, internet provider, foxtel, superannuation company etc.
  2. Arrange for family or friends to mind your children and pets on moving day.
  3. Ensure your new home will be thoroughly cleaned before your move and also arrange cleaning of your original home after your move.

 

For any further information on how we can make your move stress free call our friendly team today or send through an enquiry hereCheap Removals.

Moving House Checklist – Article #3

Continuing on through our Moving House Checklist series, this week we will be sharing with you some tips on what you should do 1 week out from the move.

1 week until moving day

  • Set aside your bed linens and towels to be used on the first night so beds can be made up as soon as possible on moving day.
  • Draw up a room plan for your new home with the furniture placement so you can maximise space in your new place.
  • Ensure your car has been checked and serviced if you are travelling a long distance.
  • Indoor plants should be lightly watered and packed into plastic lined boxes.
  • Cancel the newspaper and other deliveries to your old address.
  • If you have purchased a new home, ensure you have a final inspection the day before settlement to ensure the home is as you bought it, and the fittings and fixtures outlined in the contract remain.
  • Redirect your mail to the new address through your local Australia Post.
  • Prepare an ‘Essentials’ box that contains important items such as remote controls, shelf supports, bed legs, keys, telephone chargers, telephone handsets, furniture assembly instructions. You never want to lose these items on moving day!

For advice or clarification on any of the points above please send us through an enquiry here or call our friendly team today on 1300 914 706.

Moving House Checklist – Article #4

It’s only 1 day before the move, so what should you be doing to prepare?

1 Day UNTIL Moving DAY

  • Remember your ‘SURVIVAL’ box. Include important medications, first-aid kit, childrens’ favourite toys, toiletries, tea, coffee, kettle, milk, snacks, baby needs, children’s sleep wear and school needs, work clothes and essentials for the following day. Don’t forget the dog’s lead, pet food and bowls.
  • Arrange parking for your mobistorage unit or any removalist trucks.
  • If using removalists make sure you give them clear instructions as to your new address and contact phone numbers.
  • Collect the keys for your new home.
  • Defrost, empty, dry out and air your refrigerator.
  • Leave a welcoming note with all relevant information for the new resident. Remember to include your new address and telephone numbers for any mail or calls they may receive for you.
  • Prepare your bags and cartons with all items that you wish to transport in your own vehicle

To see how mobistorage can help make your moving day as easy as possible give our friendly team a call today on 1300 914 706 or submit an enquiry form here.

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Check out our segment on The West Real Estate Program below.

We demonstrate how mobistorage works & the benefits of using mobistorage over traditional self-storage.

Moving House Checklist – Article #5

Ok, so it’s finally move day – these are the things you should be thinking about doing;

Moving Day

  • Transport all perishable food items in an esky.
  • If renting, arrange for key collection. Also ensure if you have moved out of a rental, to return all keys to the property manager to ensure no additional rent is charged to you.
  • Collect all car and house keys, ensure gas and electricity meters have been read and the telephone and internet is disconnected.
  • If you are storing any additional possessions with mobistorage or you are moving overseas or interstate, remember to note what is going into storage.Cheap Perth Storage
  • Continue to check the house for any forgotten items as you are loading your mobistorage unit.
  • Check tops of cupboards.
  • Turn off all power.
  • Lock the house, remember to leave keys as specified.

For more advice on moving or storage give our friendly team a call today on 1300 914 706 or send us an enquiry here.

Mobistorage – The new portable storage solution for Perth

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Shipping Containers v Mobistorage Containers

Our customers are always asking us how our mobistorage containers are different from traditional shipping containers or sea containers.

Lightweight

Firstly, our mobistorage containers are made from a heavy duty lightweight steel and the roof and walls are made out of a powder coated flat lightweight steel. This not only makes them incredibly durable but also easily transportable, as the total weight is nearly half that of a standard 20ft sea container.

Easily transportable

What does this mean for the customer? Well for one, the transport costs are significantly reduced because of the vehicle that is required to deliver the container. A normal shipping container will require a large truck with a swing lift or hiab, which can be very expensive to utilize. Our mobistorage units are much lighter making our transport system much simpler, which means we can pass the savings onto you – the customer!

air flow

Furthermore our mobistorage containers have a laminate bamboo wood flooring which means that the unit can breath, with significant air flowing through the container. A sea container will often be completely made from steel and can often get damp inside, with little to no air flow. This can lead to furniture and other goods becoming moldy, worn and depleted. But fear not, with a mobistorage container you can be rest assured that your goods and belongings will stay in their original condition.

3 convenient sizes

Sea containers come in only two sizes – 20ft & 40ft. Our mobistorage containers come in three more convenient sizes, that suit the average home – 10ft (1 bedroom house), 15ft (2 bedroom house) and 20ft (3 bedroom house).

visually pleasing

If you are wanting onsite storage at your business or home, then visually a sea container or shipping container can be quite an ugly sight. Sea containers are often very worn, dented and old and have been exposed to the elements for a number of years. They often come in unappealing colors such as grey, blue, red & green. Our mobistorage units are brand new, white in colour and are aesthetically pleasing on the eye.

To get a quote on our mobistorage containers give our friendly team a call today on 1300 914 706 or request a quote here.

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Event Storage

For the average punter, Summer couldn’t come quick enough. The long, hot Summer nights make an ideal time to put on the dancing shoes, throw back a couple of WA’s finest wines and ales and have a night out on the town. For those involved in the events management industry, the busy season is looming and effective planning needs to be in place to ensure things run as smoothly as possible.

With a multitude of music festivals, food & wine festivals and art festivals on offer the people of Perth will be out in force, so the question begs, “How can I make my event stand out from the rest?”

Any paying customer that goes to an event wants four things;

  1. Small lines.
  2. A wide range of well-priced food and drink.
  3. Great atmosphere.
  4. A well run event with a lot of staff on hand to cater to their needs.

What people don’t know is the amount of time, planning, stress and tears that go into ensuring these events go off without a hitch.

This is where mobistorage can help to make your event, a stress free event. We can deliver a mobistorage container unit to you when it’s most convenient – whether that be a day, a week or a month before the event starts. By having your event equipment and materials packed before the event, there is no double handling. Then afterwards we can deliver your container directly to your event site, ensuring less time is spent on heavy lifting, and more time spent on making your event one that stands out from the rest. And because the storage containers are made of heavy duty steel, you can have peace of mind knowing your equipment and materials will be safe and secure before, during and after your event.

To find out how mobistorage can help make your event one to remember, call 1300 914 706 or request a quote today.

Event Storage

Event Storage

Mobistorage appeared in Home in WA on Saturday 15th August 2015.

Steve runs through all the benefits of mobistorage as a cheap and affordable storage option.

You can check out the segment here:

Storage when you downsize

For those that have been hiding under a rock for the past 10 years, property prices in Perth have been sky rocketing. The market has been pushed up by a multitude of factors, mainly by the strong performance of the WA economy on the back of the mining boom which has done enough to make Perth one of the most expensive cities in Australia to live in.  If you are currently looking to buy a place, the thought of owning your own quarter acre block is fast becoming an unaffordable dream. For all the doom and gloom though, there is opportunity, especially for those who were fortunate enough to purchase their home before the boom.

For all the Baby Boomers out there who were lucky enough to get into the market back when a quarter acre block cost only $10,000, now might be the perfect time to cash in on that capital growth and downsize into a smaller, more manageable property. Especially if the kids have grown up and finally moved out, more time and money should be spent on going on holidays rather than worrying about that half empty 4-bedroom house in the suburbs. And with an array of new urban infill developments recently completed and many more under construction, a change of lifestyle could be exactly what you need.

At mobistorage we know it’s not easy to part ways with your stuff and if downsizing is the route you decide to go down, there are some things which hold nostalgic value that you just can’t get rid of. That’s where we can help. At mobistorage we can deliver a portable storage unit right to your front door for you to load at your leisure. Once you have packed it with all those special items, give us a call and we will safely transport your storage container to our secure storage yard in Belmont. And because you pack it once, there is no need to double handle your precious items!

We provide a convenient storage delivery service to all of the Perth metropolitan area and can provide storage services to Belmont, Fremantle, Joondalup, Northbridge, Victoria Park, Mandurah, Rockingham, Subiaco, Hillarys plus many more!

Call us on 1300 914 706 or click here to receive a quote.

When shopping around for a storage provider, there are a number of key factors that you should always consider when comparing different storage suppliers against one another. Some of these include;

1. Cost per cubic metre

Storage can come in all different shapes and sizes. When comparing prices between different storage suppliers, make sure you calculate your cost based on what you are paying per cubic metre. This will allow you to evenly compare one storage provider against another. Once you know your base cost per cubic metre, you can research any additional costs that you may incur between providers. This will allow you to evenly compare one provider against another to find out who is the best value and which storage provider will suit your situation best.

2. Transportation Costs 

Different storage options will require different methods of transport which all have a relative cost. Typically with traditional self storage you will have to hire a ute, truck or trailer to deliver your goods out to the self storage facility. There will be a fee involved for hiring one of these options. If you choose a sea container storage company, then you will be charged a fee for them to deliver a shipping container out to your property. This is normally quite a high fee as the method of delivery is a lot more complex. At mobistorage we deliver a mobistorage container right to your front door. Our low cost delivery method ensures we can pass this saving onto the customer. This is normally much cheaper and much more convenient than hiring a ute, truck or trailer for traditional self storage, or having a shipping container delivered to your property.

3. Access Fees 

If you plan on accessing your goods whilst you have them in storage, then make sure you investigate any access fees that the company may charge. This is normally charged every time you want to access your goods or put additional items into storage.

4. Rate Increases

If you plan on keeping your items in storage long term, then make sure you investigate whether or not you will be subject to any rate increases whilst your goods are in storage. Traditional self storage providers are often at the mercy of their land lords and if their lease payments are increased then they will more than likely pass this cost onto their customers. Make sure you read the fine print of your contract to make sure you are not subjected to these types of unforeseen increases.

5. Insurance Costs 

Insuring your goods whilst they are in storage is something you should always consider. If you are storing items of financial and sentimental value then you want to have peace of mind knowing they are insured if something was to happen to them. Different storage providers can provide different types of insurance options for this purpose, or you can investigate insuring your goods through a third party.

There are a multitude of different self storage providers in Perth, all that offer varying types of storage services depending on your requirements. Each of these options comes with different types of costs so make sure you do your research before you choose a storage provider. To get a quote on your storage requirements give our friendly team in Perth a call today on 1300 914 706 or request a quote here.

 

 

HEADING OFF TO TRAVEL? MOBISTORAGE UNITS COULD BE YOUR BEST STORAGE SOLUTION

Many short and long term travellers have discovered the convenience and security of mobistorage storage units to store their household items and belongings in Perth this year. During the winter months, mobistorage saw a big jump in the number of people ordering mobistorage containers to pack up their household and valuables before they headed off travelling, particularly amongst mature travellers who are eagerly embracing the “grey nomad” lifestyle and making the most of their retired years to travel around Australia and overseas.

mobistorage general manager, James Busby said, “Winter is the traditional time of year that retirees like to head up north or overseas to chase the sun or start their travels around Australia and during July and August this year we saw a big growth in the number of mobistorage containers ordered by people who were packing up their homes to travel. We hear more and more about retirees who are taking advantage of the new online opportunities to rent out their house to help fund their travels and consequently they are looking for the best storage solution to store any personal or valuable items whilst they are away.

mobistorage is a revolutionary new self storage solution that was launched in Perth in December 2014. mobistorage offers a more convenient and flexible storage solution compared to traditional self storage units. The benefit of mobistorage is that we deliver the storage container to your home. This gives you the flexibility to pack it yourself and the ability to work out what you want to pack and what you want to leave in the house. You can then choose to leave the container on your property if you have the space or we will collect it and store it securely and safely on our premises in Belmont for you, for as long as you need.

DREAMING OF BECOMING A GREY NOMAD? HERE’S SOME travel planning TIPS:

If you are dreaming of joining them, here are some of the things that need to be considered before you head off:

  • Consider what sort of home on wheels you would like – Is it a caravan, mobile home or camper trailer?
  • Make sure that you have the right type of vehicle to tow that home and keep you safe.
  • Do some test runs to check that everything is working how you like it. Short trips are the perfect way to check and plan for this.
  • Decide what you want to do with the house. Rent it out? Shut it up and get in house sitters or ask family to look after it? Do you leave it furnished or partly furnished?
  • Consider what household, personal and valuable items your need to put into storage. Research what is the best storage solution for your needs.
  • Do you need pets and animals to be looked after or are they travelling with you?
  • Discuss how long you intend to travel for and plan a budget.
  • Plan out an itinerary and how long it will take to get to each key destination and consider how long you would like to stay but remain flexible when you hit the road.
  • Plan for a contingency or change of mind – many retired travellers decide to stay for much longer when they find a spot they like and if you have a good contingency plan in place, it will enable you to be more spontaneous.  It is not uncommon for grey nomads to stay for 6 to 10 months in a place that they really like.
  • Read online forums and join discussion groups to find out more information from fellow travellers like www.thegreynomads.com.au or tripadvisor.com

If you are looking for the best storage solution in Perth, then mobistorage is your answer. If you would like more information about mobistorage storage units call us on 1300 914 706 or if you would like to request a quote simply send us your details via our online booking form.

How to use storage and home staging to sell your house quicker

“Clutter and too much furniture is the number one reason that houses can take longer to sell,” says home staging and styling expert, Debbie Curnow. “Excess furniture make rooms feel smaller and cupboards that are stuffed full make the potential buyer feel that there is not much storage.”

 

Debbie Curnow from Home Staging and Styling is a regular client of Mobistorage. Debbie uses Mobistorage self storage units to help declutter her client’s homes and store furniture and valuables that the client wants to move to their new home but make the house feel too cluttered to a potential buyer.

 

Debbie has been in the home staging and styling business for more than ten years and she has shared some decluttering and home staging tips with Mobistorage that we thought our customers would find helpful.

 

  1. Clear out the junk and put it into storage

When you put your house up for sale you are making the decision to move eventually, so you should start the packing process early and use it to declutter. Be ruthless with your possessions. Go through your house room by room and use three boxes – a take with you box, a donate box and a bin box. By handling all of your possessions, you will quickly learn which to keep and which to let go. Aim to pare back your furniture by over half.

 

Less is more when you are selling. Consider selling good quality pieces of furniture you no longer need on sites like Ebay or Gumtree. The extra cash will also come in handy for your new place.  If you have a lot of furniture that you want to keep but it makes your house feel crowded, then consider using a self storage unit to store the bigger pieces of furniture. This will enable you to make more space around the furniture you do keep to help stage the room to appeal to a potential buyer.

 

  1. Declutter cupboards: Serious buyers do look inside cupboards

Cull those cupboards – if they are stuffed full it will appear that there is little storage. Aim to reduce the contents by at least half. All serious buyers will look in cupboards to get a feel for how their own possessions will fit into the home.

 

It is worth taking the time to pack away and put into storage personal possessions that are excess to what is needed to present your home for sale. Using a mobile self storage option like Mobistorage where the storage containers are brought to you can make that process simple or you can use a home staging service like us to pack away your items for you and we will also arrange storage for you.

 

  1. Cutting through kitchen clutter

Staging the kitchen when selling your home is important for it to look inviting to the prospective buyer and for them to feel at home. Kitchen and bathrooms are usually the most important rooms in the house to buyers. Clutter free and clear kitchen counter tops will help sell your home. Make sure you declutter the fridge door of magnets and drawings, bills and anything else leave it clean.

 

Go through your cupboards and drawers, if you haven’t used something in your kitchen for the last 6 months then you probably won’t use it.  Pack away and put into storage half of what is remaining that you want to keep.  Remember that you want your cupboards and drawers not look over full to the prospective buyer.

 

  1. Dining Rooms: Make them feel inviting

 

Pack away and store any excess clutter that makes a dining room feel smaller than it is and just have a few scattered possessions around. Consider putting some of the dining chairs and bigger pieces of furniture into short term storage to make the room feel bigger and open. You want to be able to accommodate lots of couples walking through the room and so that they don’t have to queuing to get into and see the room. As an extra touch, setting the dining room table for home opens makes the room feel inviting.

 

  1. Declutter and stage your laundry for home opens

Laundries are an area not to neglect when opening your house to viewings. Laundry baskets, ironing boards and cleaning products need to be stored away from view as these don’t enhance your décor. Stage the laundry by adding some luxe hand soap and small plant if needed. Place a couple of small towels folded up neatly on the counter.

 

Just remember to leave lots of space so if the laundry is small make the décor minimal to make the room appear larger. If you have large storage cupboards in your laundry, reduce the clutter by half and pack the remainder away and put into a self storage unit to make the laundry feel spacious.

 

  1. Kids rooms and toys can be over run with clutter

Selling your home is the perfect time to find a new home for those toys that the kids have outgrown or just don’t use anymore. Pack up half of what you decide to keep and put that into storage. Really pare back what you have in the kid’s rooms as having less on display will look better and the bonus is that it will be easy to do a quick clean up.

 

  1. Visual clutter: Keep colour simple

Clutter isn’t only about having too much stuff it’s also about mixing too many colours and patterns in the same room. Limit your choice of colours in each room and throughout the house. Keep fabrics, colours and patterns simple.

To help provide more guidance about how home staging can make your home look more appealing to buyers, Debbie has provided some before and after examples of her home staging work, so that you can see how home staging can make a big difference to how a home looks when you are selling. The time you take to declutter and stage your home whether you do it yourself or use an expert like Debbie will be rewarded when your home sells much quicker.

Mobistorage regularly helps customers with storage units to store their furniture and possessions when selling their homes. We recommend that if you don’t have time or you think you need some help to present your home at its best for potential buyers, use an expert in homestaging like Debbie Curnow from Home Staging and Styling to help you maximise the potential price you get when you sell your home.

 

To get in contact with Debbie Curnow, visit her website at www.homestagingandstyling.com.au or call her on 0419 091 082.

 

 

mobistorage has moved to a new, bigger location at Welshpool

mobistorage is an exciting new self storage solution where we deliver a mobile storage unit to you, you pack it and then we either collect it and store it at our secure premises or you can keep it at your own site. When you’re ready to retrieve your belongings, we deliver the storage container to your chosen location, saving you time and money. It's so convenient!.

 

 

mobistorage launched our unique self storage solution in December 2014, and we are pleased that the continuing strong demand for our storage containers has resulted in the business out growing our Belmont premises and moving to a larger location in Welshpool.

 

Situated close to the main arterial transit routes of Leach Highway, Tonkin Highway and Orrong Rd in Welshpool, our location offers easy and convenient access for our self storage customers.

 

The new larger secure Welshpool facility has enabled us to increase the space available for our self storage solutions as well as offer some new storage services for truck parking.

 

mobistorage offer 3 different sizes of storage units; 10 feet, 16 feet and 19 feet to cater for a range of storage needs for household, furniture or commercial storage.

 

One of mobistorage’s key differences to our self storage competitors is that there are no lock-in contracts. mobistorgage’s storage and truck parking plans can be taken on a month by month basis, giving you added flexibility to schedule your storage or truck parking needs for when you need it.

 

Self Storage – Short or Long Term

 

mobistorage’s unique self storage containers offer short term or long term storage options either onsite at our new Welshpool location or alternatively a secure storage facility at your home or business premises.

 

The mobistorage storage solution is so simple. We deliver the storage unit to you, you pack it and either leave it where it is or we pick it up and store it for you. We can then deliver it back to you when you’re ready.

Mobistorage March Discounted Storage Offer

 

During March 2017, mobistorage are offering a special $199 price for medium sized mobile storage containers, if you hire it for 3 months or more. Simply contact us and book your storage unit before 31st March to take advantage of the offer.

 

Commercial Storage

 

Our expanded capacity at our new Welshpool location means that we can now assist businesses of any size with storage needs. Whether it be secure document storage for accounting or law firms, retail stores requiring storage for excess or out of season stock or fittings or even restaurants that need to store furniture or equipment that is only needed seasonally. mobistorage have a cost effective, secure storage solution for all business and commercial operations.

 

Truck Parking and Tool Storage

 

Our new Welshpool location now enables us to offer secure truck parking at competitive rates at a location convenient to major transit routes. Whether you are a transport or logistics company or an individual contractor that needs extra parking space, we can offer secure, affordable parking close to the main transport routes in Perth.

 

mobistorage can accommodate truck parking up to a maximum size of a 12-tonne tautliner and we offer special discounted packaged rates for secure storage for any extra items you may need stored for your business.

 

If you are looking for the best storage solution in Perth, then Mobistorage is your answer. If you would like more information about Mobistorage storage units call us on 1300 914 706  for special rates and availability today or if you would like to request a quote simply send us your details via our online booking form.

 

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How to live through a house renovation

If you are about to embark on renovating your home, then you know it comes with mixed emotions. There is the excitement of picking out tiles, cupboard styles, colour and many more exciting components to renovating a home like where to place the furniture in the new space.   One question everyone asks themselves is do we live through the renovation? If the answer is yes then comes the reality of living through the renovation whether it be big or small.

 

Mobistorage –  the self storage solution perfect for home renovations

Mobistorage can assist you if you do choose to live through the home renovation.  Many people choose to continue to live in the house to save on costs and have more money for the renovation itself. What do you do with your belongings if you do plan on living through it? A storage unit or mobile container is one of a few great ways to free up work space in the rooms that will be renovated, this also provides you with somewhere that is safe and secure for your furniture and belongings.

 

Be organized and save your sanity

It’s a good idea go through each of the rooms and do an inventory of what might need to be stored away and what essentials you need to stay during the renovation. This way you will have a better idea of what space you require to store your belongings. Writing the inventory is also a great way to organize your boxes or storage crates too. You can document what’s in the box and then give it a location on where it needs to go back to and a number also in case you need to access the items while in storage.

 

Here are some different storage options once you have boxed everything up and ready to store are:

  • Use another room in the house – This could be a very cost-effective solution if you have the space. Remembering that if you plan to live in the house while renovating it can potentially reduce this option. You ideally want a room that won’t be used or be one that will be getting renovated. Also consider the temperature of that room could it get any damp in it. Will it be used at all by any of the contractors or to store any materials in.

 

  • Storing at a friends or families house – This could be another cost effective option if there is space. Some things you would need to consider with this option although a cheaper option would be transporting the furniture and boxes to and from the location, make sure the area is water tight and reasonably dust free. Taking out insurance of your valuables in the unlikely event they get damaged or stolen.

 

  • Onsite self-storage unitsThis is a great option and we at mobistorage can assist you with this. The container is delivered to your address and then you fill it with your storage items and it can either stay onsite with you or we can pick it up and securely store it for you and we then deliver it to you when you’re ready. This keeps your belongings safe and we have different sized storage containers to suit your needs.

 

  • Traditional self storage at a facility – A self storage unit at a storage facility is another option. This is a safe and secure place to also store your  possessions. Storage unit’s general have different sized options for you to choose from. You will need to organize a truck or trailer to get your possessions to the self storage unit.

 

Mobistorage – we have different size options for self storage 

Or you can contact us at mobistorage and we can take all the hassle out of hiring a truck or trailer to transport your possessions. At mobistorage we offer 3 different sized mobile units for your needs.

 

  • Small (17m³) – 2.4m(W) x 3.0m(L) x 2.3m(H)
  • Medium (27.2m³) – 2.4m(W) x 4.9m(L) x 2.3m(H)
  • Large (32.7m³) – 2.4m(W) x 5.9m(L) x 2.3m(H)

 

These are delivered to your front door for you to pack and you have choice to leave it onsite or we can store it for you and deliver it back once you are ready.

 

The most important element to any of the above options is planning and being as organised as possible this really elevates the stress of any renovation whether it be big or small.

 

If you are looking for the best storage solution in Perth, then Mobistorage is your answer. If you would like more information about mobistorage storage units call us on 1300 914 706  for special rates and availability today or if you would like to request a quote, simply send us your details via our online booking form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affordable Commercial Storage Solutions for Perth Businesses

Different businesses types can have quite different needs for commercial storage and these often change over time. At mobistorage we offer a range of different commercial storage solutions in Perth suitable for large or small businesses and at a very affordable price. If you are looking for cheap storage options for your business, here’s how mobistorage can help.

Your business could be heavy on with paper storage for client/patient documents, incoming and outgoing invoices, receipts, payroll information the list goes on and on. How do you store documents that you may need down the track neatly and orderly?

If your business has physical products to sell then you will require the space to store these. What if your business grows rapidly how do you in the short term house more products? If there is a quiet period in sales or even if you are preparing for a big sale period and need to store extra stock for the short term or even the long term what the best option to do this for the business.

This is where mobistorage can assist any sized business and any type of business for storage needs. Mobistorage offer both short and long term storage solutions. Onsite storage or securely stored offsite storage is also available. A storage unit or mobile container is one of the few great ways to free up work space, valuable document space or even to store extra office furniture or even stock.

Some of the different types of business storage needs could be one of the following and there are different solutions for each of them.

Document storage and archival

In some businesses it’s imperative to keep sensitive documents on file for a lengthy period of time and this may become difficult over time as the business builds and grows having either a mobile storage unit or an offsite self storage unit assist in keeping the documents safe and secure, but also accessible if the need arises to access them.

Short term business storage

When a business decides to relocate to bigger, smaller premises or even renovate their existing premises then a short term self storage unit or mobile self storage container could be a great option. Businesses all have different needs and requirements so select a company that offers a variety of different unit sizes which will accommodate the businesses possessions. Some of the items that your business may need to store are:

  • Filing cabinets
  • Documents and client files
  • Spare office furniture (desks & chairs)
  • Spare cubicles
  • Extra computers not currently in use
  • Surplus office supplies

 

Retail stock and out of season inventory storage

Another common issue for businesses when they are looking at expanding the business or maybe there is a big sale event coming up and you need to store extra stock. An example of this is some restaurants have a need to store seasonal equipment or function inventory such as extra tables and chairs, dishware even some nonperishable food supplies and a mobile storage unit could be the answer for this. It’s a low commitment option than leasing a new premise.

 

Onsite special event storage

If your business is involved in organising a special event and you need to store equipment, furniture, stock and or materials then a mobile onsite storage container could be the perfect solution. This keeps all items safe and secure until the event.

 

Why mobistorage offers the best self storage option

Mobistorage offers a unique mobile self storage solution we deliver the mobistorage unit to your place of business, then you fill it with what your business needs stored at the time and you can either leave the the mobistorage unit on your premises or we can store it our centrally located and secure storage facility in Welshpool. We take all the hassle out of hiring a truck or trailer to transport your businesses excess items.

At mobistorage we offer 3 different sized mobile units:

 

  • Small (17m³) – 2.4m(W) x 3.0m(L) x 2.3m(H)
  • Medium (27.2m³) – 2.4m(W) x 4.9m(L) x 2.3m(H)
  • Large (32.7m³) – 2.4m(W) x 5.9m(L) x 2.3m(H)

 

These are delivered to your front door for you to pack and you have choice to leave it onsite or we can store it for you and deliver it back once you are ready.

 

If you are looking for the best storage solution in Perth, then Mobistorage is your answer. If you would like more information about mobistorage storage units call us on 1300 914 706  for special rates

 

4 Things To Consider When Packing Up to Travel around Australia

 

 

Are you about to hitch up the caravan or fill up the campervan and go on an adventure or “lap of OZ” as it’s often called. The weather now in winter is at it’s most beautiful in the North West and top end of Australia and it is the perfect time to head off and escape the colder weather in Perth and chase the sun. Whether it is your first trek or you are a seasoned traveler on the open road, the challenge of packing up and getting ready to go always requires a bit of planning.

 

So many things will need to be considered before you start your travels and it’s helpful to put together a checklist and timeline for your trip, so that nothing important gets missed.

 

If you are planning to travel for an extended period for several months or perhaps even a year or two, there are important decisions to consider about your home before you pack up and head off. As your home and belongings are some of your biggest assets, it’s important to come up with a plan that gives you peace of mind while you are away and suits your needs.

 

Here’s four major things you might need to consider when planning your extended holiday:

 

 

  1. What to do with your house?

 

When deciding to pack up and leave, there are several options you can consider re your house whilst you are away for an extended period of time.

 

  1. Do you lock up and get family or friends to keep an eye on your house and garden?
  2. Do you get a house sitter to occupy it and look after gardens and pets?
  3. Or do you want to rent out your house to get extra income to help fund your travels and consider putting your valuables and belongings into storage?

 

If you are considering the house sitter or rental options, you might need to look for storage solutions to either store a few valuable pieces of furniture and some personal belongings while you rent the house furnished or have house sitters. Or if you are travelling for a year or two, you might want to considering putting the whole contents of the house into storage and rent out your home unfurnished.

 

If you need short term or long term self storage in Perth, mobistorage can assist you with a convenient and secure mobile self storage solution that comes to you and makes the process of packing up a bit easier – all at a competitive price.  Mobistorage offers a unique storage solution in that we bring the mobile storage container to you – you pack it and then we collect it and store it on our secure site in Welshpool.

 

 

 

  1. Remember to set-up a mail diversion

 

There are a few options that you can choose re mail diversion and you may need to implement a few:

  1. Set up your bills to be received electronically via email;
  2. Choose to have your mail redirected to another location if you plan on being there for a period of time;
  3. Have your mail redirected to a family member or friend who will forward on any important items you need to action;
  4. Arrange with Australia Post to hold your mail until you return.

 

For more information about Australia Post mail diversion options, visit Australia Post

 

 

 

  1. Check your insurance is up-to-date

 

You need to check that you have sufficient insurance for your trip and that it won’t expire whilst you are away. Make sure that you have checked the following insurances are in place:

 

  1. Car and caravan insurance for on and off the road as well as the belongings that you take with you;
  2. Contents insurance for your belongings that you leave behind either in your house or self- storage insurance;
  3. Ensure your building insurance for your house will be valid until you return. If you choose to rent out your house, you will need to consider taking out Landlords Insurance to cover you for any damage or loss that might arise from having tenants in your house.

 

 

 

  1. Share your contact information

 

Make sure your loved ones know how to contact you in an emergency and giving them your itinerary is a good idea to provide some safety and security for you as travellers.  Whilst itineraries often change and with technology you might think it’s easy to stay in contact – many travellers like to get off the beaten track and camp in what can be quite isolated areas – so knowing that someone can raise the alarm if you get into trouble provides peace of mind.

 

 

 

Why should you choose mobistorage for self storage when traveling?

 

Mobistorage offers a unique self storage solution in Perth.  We are different because we deliver the purpose built storage unit to your house, which enables you to pack it with your furniture and belongings at a time that is convenient to you. Then you can either choose to leave the mobistorage unit on your property or we can store it at our centrally located and secure storage facility in Welshpool. We take all the hassle out of hiring a truck or trailer to transport your furniture and belongings and save you money.

If you are looking for the best storage solution in Perth, then Mobistorage is your answer.  To get a quote simply click here or if you would like more information about mobistorage storage units you can read more about our FAQ here or call us on 1300 914 706.

Moving Overseas Self Storage Made Simple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you about to embark on a work assignment overseas for a short or long time, moving overseas for a temporary period or going on an extended holiday? There are many things big and small to consider and one of the biggest ones is what do you do with your belongings?

 

One option is to completely relocate everything with you, this may not be cost effective particularly if you plan to come back. This is where mobistorage makes moving overseas self storage simple. Self-storage either short or long term can be an excellent solution here are several options avalaible for you to consider:

 

Storing furniture at a friend’s or family member’s house

This could be a cost effective option especially if you are going overseas for an extended holiday and your budget is tight. Although you will need to consider packing and transporting your furniture and belongings. A few things to consider with this option are:

  • Will the location be dry and not exposed to damp?
  • Will it be a vermin free?
  • You will need to arrange insurance to protect your furniture and belongings.

 

 

Onsite self-storage units

If you have the space at your house and plan on renting it out this could be a great option.  We at mobistorage can assist you with this, we have three different sized self-storage containers that we can deliver and then you can take you time to pack up and store your furniture and belongings. Our containers are designed with special bamboo flooring and are vermin free. This container can then simply stay onsite or if you prefer we can collect the container and securely store it for you. No need for you to arrange transportation which is a perfect solution for both short term and long term self-storage.

 

Self-Storage Unit

A self-storage unit is another option. Mobistorage can assist you here with our mobile self-storage containers as we deliver it to your home and you get to pack it or we can assist in getting removalists to pack it for you. We have three different sized options to suit your needs. Once its packed we then pick it up and store it securely for you until you are ready.

There are also traditional self-storage units that are also secure for short or long term storage. These are safe and secure and they will have different sized options to suit your needs. You will need to organize a truck or a trailer to get all of your belongings to the self-storage unit and back again.

 

 

Mobistorage – we have three different size options for self storage 

Or you can contact us at mobistorage and we can take all the hassle out of hiring a truck or trailer to transport your possessions.

  • Small (17m³) – 2.4m(W) x 3.0m(L) x 2.3m(H)
  • Medium (27.2m³) – 2.4m(W) x 4.9m(L) x 2.3m(H)
  • Large (32.7m³) – 2.4m(W) x 5.9m(L) x 2.3m(H)

These are delivered to your front door for you to pack and you have choice to leave it onsite or we can store it for you and deliver it back once you are ready.

The most important element to any of the above options is planning and being as organised as possible this really elevates the stress of any renovation whether it be big or small.

If you are looking for the best storage solution in Perth, then Mobistorage is your answer. If you would like more information about mobistorage storage units call us on 1300 914 706  for special rates and availability today or if you would like to request a quote, simply send us your details via our online booking form.

 

Downsizing and Decluttering – Self Storage could be a Solution

downsizing and decluttering mobistorage self storage is a great solution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinking it’s time to downsize and move into a smaller home? We’ve got some useful tips to help you start the decluttering process and how a mobistorage self storage unit can help make the process of downsizing and decluttering easier. There are many reasons people need to down size their life and home. It could be a change of lifestyle now that the kids have moved out of the nest or it makes sense financially to sell the family home and get something smaller from a maintenance or financial perspective. Others need to downsize when looking at moving into a house with a significant partner or moving to a new job and a new location.

 

 

Alternatively, maybe your move is only going to be temporary and thus there is not the need to discard as many of your items but you still face the problem of what to do with items in the short term and are considering storage units or self storage options.

 

 

Whatever the change in your life, it can be a daunting process to have to sort through your household contents and make decisions about whether to keep, donate or throw away your possessions. This is where mobistorage’s new age mobile storage units may be able to provide the perfect solution for you whether you need short term or long term storage we have a pricing package that can assist.

 

Here’s a series of tips that can help make the process easier whatever your downsizing circumstances are:

 

 

  1. Ask how much space will you have later compared to now

Before you can work out what to keep and what to discard you need to know the space difference. Is it a bedroom difference or a living space or is it much smaller overall? Once you have an idea of the space difference you can start to plan what steps to take next.

 

 

  1. Decide what to take with you and make lots of lists

This is the biggest challenge when it comes to downsizing your life and belongings. This can actually prevent you the process as it can be overwhelming.  The key tip is to be organised. Start with a broad list of what you want or need to take and what items you need to discard as you declutter. Go through each room systematically and make sure you keep an inventory of what you might need initially after the move. Start the decluttering process and decide what to sell, donate or bin. Most items will probably fall into sell or donate and hopefully few items make the rubbish pile.

 

 

  1. Consider storing seasonal items you need to or want to keep

Seasonal items often take up a lot of space in a home and as you may not need or want them all the time it can make sense to put them into storage. Things like seasonal sports equipment, seasonal holiday decorations, camping equipment all these items tend to be bulky and putting them into storage in a self storage unit will keep them safe and out of the way and so that they remain in great condition for the next time you need them.

 

 

  1. Consider self storage as an short term option to help with downsizing

Using a self storage unit may be the best answer to store anything that you don’t want immediately to take to your new home. This approach takes the pressure away from trying to make decisions there and then and gives you the time you need to see what it is that you really need or want. At mobistorage we make the process even easier because we come to you. We deliver the storage container to your current address, you can fill it at your leisure and then we collect it and store it safely. This is how we take  the hassle out of hiring a truck or trailer to transport your possessions.

 

 

 

You can choose from three different sizes of mobile storage units

At mobistorage we offer 3 different sized mobile units for your needs.

  • Small (17m³) – 2.4m(W) x 3.0m(L) x 2.3m(H)
  • Medium (27.2m³) – 2.4m(W) x 4.9m(L) x 2.3m(H)
  • Large (32.7m³) – 2.4m(W) x 5.9m(L) x 2.3m(H)

The most important element to any of the above options is planning and being as organised as possible this really elevates the stress of any renovation whether it be big or small. If you are considering using a storage solution in Perth as part of your downsizing process, then Mobistorage could be the easy answer.

If you would like more information about mobistorage storage units call us on 1300 914 706  for special rates and availability today or if you would like to request a quote, simply send us your details via our online booking form.

4 useful tips for packing boxes and furniture for storage.

4 Useful Tips for Packing Boxes and Furniture for Storage 

 

The key to storing household items and possessions safely in self storage units is to pay attention to how you pack your boxes and prepare your furniture for short or long term storage. Investing a bit of time upfront will ensure that your valuables are safe and sound during their time in storage and when you retrieve them. Here’s four useful tips to consider when you are looking to use self storage containers or units.

 

 

  1. Create a Plan Before You Start Packing 

 

The first step is to create a packing plan by creating a series of lists and sorting through your household items.

 

  • Make a list of the packing supplies that you will need such as boxes, labels, tape and packing paper and purchase these. Mobistorage have good quality packing boxes available to purchase for $5 as well as professional moving packs for hire for $22 per month that include wrapping blankets and straps to wrap and secure your large items.
  • Start the packing process by working out zones and what items can be grouped together.
  • Group items together of like size – large items, small items and fragile items.
  • Isolate any items that you might need to access whilst in storage and ensure these are packed at the front of the storage unit.
  • Take time to declutter and get rid of things you no longer want or need.
  • Make an inventory list as you pack. Make several copies – pack one with your boxes and keep one in a safe place.
  • Write up labels to add to boxes that cross reference with your inventory list.
  • Clearly label boxes by room or purpose of items, depending on how you have chosen to pack your items.

 

 

  1. Tips to Prepare your Furniture and Appliances 

 

Some of the following tips can easily get overlooked in the packing chaos and they are important to keep the whole process run smoothly.

 

 

Whether you are putting your household items into storage for short-term or long term storage, it’s important to prepare them properly to store them safely.

 

  • Ensure that fridges and freezers are emptied, wiped out and allow time to dry before storing. It is important that the fridge is completely dry before storing otherwise mildew and mould will grow. You can place a small wedge of cardboard to allow for air flow, however you still need to strap the doors shut for safety.
  • Do any last minute washing and then let the washing machine dry by leaving the door or lid open. Place stabilisers if needed in front loader washing machines to protect the barrel. Stabillisers are screws or bolts that prevent the drum from being knocked out of alignment whilst being moved.
  • Create a command centre box by putting all your tv and media remotes, cords and chargers into a box that is clearly labelled and easily retrievable. Tape up the cords and clearly mark what device they belong to.
  • Empty all shelving and draws inside furniture and tape shut any doors or drawers that might move during transport.

 

  1. Tips on Packing Boxes for Short or Long Term Storage 

 

Professional packers follow a process when packing boxes which ensures that

belongings are packed safely and minimises damage.

 

  • Ensure the bottom of the boxes are double taped to add strength to the base. Carefully wrap any breakable items in bubble wrap first then in packing paper.
  • Always pack the heaviest items first in the boxes and work your way up to the lightest items at the top of the boxes.
  • Clearly label boxes and cross reference to the inventory/master list.
  • List what’s in the box for quick reference.

 

  1. Packing Tips for Self Storage Units 

 

Pre-planning your storage can save a lot of headaches and make it easier for you if you need to access something at a later stage. The order in which you pack your storage unit can help maximise the space in your storage unit.

 

  • Create a plan for packing your items into your storage container/unit.
  • Any items that you may need to get to while in storage stack these at the front of the container to make it easy to access.
  • Place heaviest items at the back and on the bottom and the lighter items on top.
  • Pack all the way to the roof and maximise the space you have. You can also use sheets of plywood in-between the layers to make it sturdy and safer to stack boxes.

 

The most important element to any of the above options is planning and being as organised as possible as this will alleviate the stress of packing to put things into storage. If you are considering using a storage solution in Perth as part of your process, then Mobistorage could be the easy answer that you are looking for.

 

Why does Mobistorage make self storage easy?

 

Whether you need short term or long term storage, mobistorage offers a competitively priced and more convenient self storage option than any of our competitors.

 

Our mobile storage units make the process of putting your household or business items into storage much easier because we come to you – saving you the hassle of hiring a truck or having to transport your goods. We deliver the portable storage container to your home or business and then you can fill it at your leisure – no need to be in a rush to complete it in a couple of hours or a day. Then when you are ready for us to collect it, our truck collects the container and stores it safely at our secure premises in Welshpool.

 

Another option if you have the space, is that you can keep the secure container onsite for as long as you need. This is perfect if you are renovating and might need to access the container during the process.

 

Choose from 3 Different Sizes of Mobile Storage Units

 

Mobistorage mobile storage units offer a more secure, convenient and cost-effective storage solution than using traditional self storage options. Our purpose built units are made from heavy duty steel making them fully secure, weather proof and vermin proof.

 

At mobistorage we offer 3 different sized mobile units for your needs:

  • Small (17m³) – 2.4m(W) x 3.0m(L) x 2.3m(H)
  • Medium (27.2m³) – 2.4m(W) x 4.9m(L) x 2.3m(H)
  • Large (32.7m³) – 2.4m(W) x 5.9m(L) x 2.3m(H)

Mobistorage is locally owned Australian business

Mobistorage is 100% Australian owned and has been proudly serving the people of Perth since 2014. We are a Western Australian based and operated family business that has been involved in the transport and logistic industry for three generations.

For more information about mobistorage storage units call us today on 1300 914 706  for special rates and availability or get a quick quote here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Questions to Ask Your Self Storage Company

 

Isn’t it funny how the stuff that we keep always seems to outgrow the space that we have to keep it in?

 

At some point, we all have a need for more storage. Whether it be due to a work-related move, downsizing, renovating a home or a desire to declutter your home or garage.

 

It’s usually during those times that we need to put our stuff somewhere safe for a while so that we can come back to it when we’re ready.

 

There are many self storage options out there and so it becomes important to do your research before storing your belongings.

 

Here are six questions that you should ask about a self-storage company to make sure that it’s the right one for you.

 

1. What Storage Units Sizes Are Available?

 

Size matters. Firstly you need to have a rough idea of how much you need to store. Most self storage companies will have different sized units or containers available and the experience to know the size that you’ll need.

 

At mobistorage we have three different sizes of self storage containers, to cover all the options.

  • Small (17m³) – 2.4m(W) x 3.0m(L) x 2.3m(H) – (Approx. 1 bedroom house)
  • Medium (27.2m³) – 2.4m(W) x 4.9m(L) x 2.3m(H) – (Approx. 2 bedroom house)
  • Large (32.7m³) – 2.4m(W) x 5.9m(L) x 2.3m(H) – (Approx 3 bedroom house)

 

2. What security measures do you have?

 

Keeping your stuff safe is key. You want to be able to put it away and not worry about it. Here are a few questions that might be useful to ask about the security provided by a self-storage company:

  • Are the grounds patrolled, and if they are, how often?
  • Are there smoke alarms in each building?
  • Is there security lighting around the facility?
  • What insurance options are there?

 

3. When and how do I access my belongings?

 

It’s always the way, isn’t it? You put something away and the next day you need it. To decide on the best self storage option for your needs, you need to consider whether you will need to access your stored items whilst they are in storage and how frequently.

 

Key questions to ask a storage company are:

 

  • Am I able to access my storage unit at your facility?
  • If so, when and how?
  • If not, how much notice needs to be given for access?
  • Do I require a lock for my storage unit/container? Or do you provide them?

 

Mobistorage units all come a disc lock made from heavy duty stainless steel. Locking your mobistorage container will ensure the safety of your belongings inside.

 

4. What services are provided for moving in and out of storage?

 

Packing and moving can be a headache. Luckily, some self storage companies offer a removal and packing service.

 

Mobistorage is a unique self storage solution where we deliver the self storage container to you so that you can fill it at your own leisure.

 

Once you’re done, we will collect it and store it for you at our secure storage facility. Or you can keep it onsite so that you can access it whenever you need, which is a great option if you are renovating.

 

Mobistorage can also arrange for a quality packing service to do the packing for you. Just ask us about the packing services that we recommend.

 

5. Where is the storage located?

 

Ideally you want a self storage unit that is located close to you to minimise the hassles of transporting your storage items to and from the location. However, an even easier option is if the storage unit or container comes to you and that’s exactly what Mobistorage offers. Mobistorage’s mobile storage containers are delivered to your address and then collected for storage – so if you use Mobistorage, then location is not an issue – we come to you anywhere in the Perth metropolitan area.

 

6. Are there any restrictions on what can be stored?

 

There are certain guidelines on what items you can and can’t store in a storage unit. These help you to identify what you store and also ensure the safety of your own property and the facility itself.

 

Here are some examples of items that you should not store:

  • Fireworks / explosives
  • Paint thinners and flammable substances
  • Wet/Damp items to avoid mold
  • Fertiliser
  • Jerry Cans
  • Aerosol cans
  • Toxic chemicals of any sort
  • Guns or any firearms
  • Corkboards (pests are attracted to it/s particular smell)
  • Scented candles
  • Food items for both humans and or animals
  • Banana boxes

 

 

At mobistorage our purpose built units are made from heavy duty steel making them fully secure, weather proof and vermin proof.

 

How Mobistorage makes self storage easy

 

Whether you need short term or long term storage, mobistorage offers a competitively priced and convenient self storage option.

 

Our mobile storage units come to you – saving you the hassle of hiring a truck or having to transport your goods. We deliver the portable storage container to your home or business and then you can fill it at your leisure – no need to be in a rush to complete it in a couple of hours or a day. Then when you are ready, our truck collects the container and stores it safely at our secure premises in Welshpool.

 

Alternatively, you can keep the secure container onsite for as long as you need. This is perfect if you are renovating and might need to access the container during the process.

 

Mobistorage is locally owned Australian business

Mobistorage is 100% Australian owned andhas been proudly serving the people of Perth since 2014. We are a Western Australian based and operated family business that has been involved in the transport and logistic industry for three generations.

For more information about mobistorage storage units call us today on 1300 914 706  for special rates and availability or go to https://www.mobistorage.com.au/.You can save time and get a quick quote via our website here.

SMALL RENOVATION OR HOME IMPROVEMENT: 4 STORAGE OPTIONS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

Are you planning a small or medium home renovation? Perhaps you’re adding a bedroom or modifying the existing layout to create an open plan living space?

No matter what your project is, you will need to move and store your possessions to make way for builders, painters and other trades to complete your renovation.

PLANNING A RENOVATION AND STORAGE

Let’s look at the potential impact of redesigning a living area to become open plan. All items from the existing lounge room, dining area and possibly kitchen would need to be removed and stored at some point. Bedrooms that are attached or share a wall with the living area might need to be emptied as well.

After reading that, we’d understand if needing to store a few roomfuls of possessions is holding you back from a much-needed renovation. If you’re remaining in your house while the renovation is going on, it can be overwhelming.

Putting your household items or possessions into storage is the ideal option and luckily, there are a few different ways you could go, depending on your time and budget. But first of all, like any good renovator knows – preparation and planning is key.

PREPPING FOR PACKING

First of all it’s a good idea to prepare for packing and plan what materials you need to safely store your items. We think one of the best options is a clear plastic box with a lid. They’re cheap, durable and stackable. They can also be used again. Plastic storage containers can be purchased online from retailers such as Bunnings or Officeworks. If you prefer strong cardboard packing boxes, we sell them at mobistorage along with other packing supplies.

Once you’ve figured out what you need to pack the items in, you can look at some of the different storage options available.

FOUR STORAGE OPTIONS FOR RENOVATORS:

1. SELF-STORAGE

Self-storage is a popular option to make way for home renovations. It’s a safe and secure way to store your possessions and most facilities will have different sized units to suit your needs.

The traditional self-storage facility is where you rent a storage unit, pack up your items and move them into the unit yourself.

You will need to have access to a truck or trailer and generally move all your possessions into the unit in one day. There can be some financial and time pressure with this option. If you need to hire a truck or trailer, that will come with a cost and there will be a time limit on how long you can use them for – either due to availability or how long you can afford to rent them.

2. MOBILE SELF STORAGE

This is a great option if you want to save time and money. At mobistorage we can bring a storage container right to your home, drop it off and you can pack your items at your leisure. There’s no rush and no need to hire a truck or trailer.

You can keep the storage container at your house to easily access your items when you need. Or call us and a truck will come and pick the container up and take it to one of our secure storage facilities. We can also drop the container at another destination for you, if you want to store your items somewhere else.

For a small to medium home renovation we recommend our medium size container.

A medium container measures 2.4m (W) x 4.9m (L) x 2.3m (H).

3. USE ANOTHER ROOM IN THE HOUSE

This could seem like the easiest and most cost-effective option but it’s important to be realistic. Ideally, you will need a room or space that isn’t going to be used during the renovation. If you don’t have a spare room or space, you could end up competing for space with a bunch of boxes. That might get pretty annoying if the renovation goes on for a few weeks or months.

4. STORE AT A FRIEND OF FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE

This could be another cost-effective option if there is space. Some things you would need to consider with this option are transport, safety and access. You will need to pack and transport the items yourself, either hiring or borrowing a truck or trailer. Check the security out too – will your possessions be safe at their house? And also, if you need to access the items will you be able to easily?

PROTECTING YOUR VALUABLES

No matter which storage option you go for, it’s important to protect your valuables.

We have moving packs that include wrapping blankets and straps to keep your valuables safe during the move.

Also, make sure you have the right insurance cover. Check that your insurance policy covers valuables away from your home. Just in case they get damaged.

If you want a stress free renovation, no matter how big or small, it’s important to plan.

And the earlier you organise your storage requirements, the sooner that dream room or living space can be built.

We’d like to help you with your storage requirements. You can give one of our friendly staff a call on 1300 914 706 or email us: contact@mobistorage.com.au.

You can also get a quote or reserve your mobile storage container online.

Looking for a great cheap self storage solution in Perth?

 

While shopping around for cheap self-storage in Perth you’re going to notice there a lot of companies offering cheap deals. As a consumer having options to choose from at a great price is a really good thing. But before you commit, make sure it really is the cheapest and best deal for you.

 

Beware of the hidden costs of traditional self storage units

Why? Because when it comes to traditional self-storage, the cost of renting a unit isn’t the only expense you might have.

 

Traditional self-storage involves renting a unit at a storage facility, packing up your items and moving them into the unit yourself. This option can put both time and financial pressure on you.

 

If you can’t borrow transport from a friend or family member, you’ll need to hire a truck, van or trailer. This will come at extra cost and there’ll be a limit on how long you can use them, either due to availability or how long you can afford to hire them for. There’s sometimes a deposit and insurances to consider as well.

 

Most people either want to, or need to, move everything into the unit within one day as well. This could mean a few trips back and forth and petrol isn’t cheap at the moment.

 

If you don’t like the idea of potential extra upfront costs, it’s worth considering mobile self-storage.

 

Mobistorage is your cheap self storage solution

 

At Mobistorage we think your time is as valuable as your dollar. Not only are we cheap, we’re also convenient because we’re a mobile self-storage company, we come to you.

 

All you need to do is choose the mobile storage unit size you need and we’ll bring it right to your location, whether it’s your home, business or event.

 

With Mobistorage you can pack your items into the mobile storage unit completely at your leisure. There’s no rush and no need to hire a truck or trailer.

 

Once you’ve finished packing you have two options:

 

  • Keep the mobile storage unit at your location, to easily access your items when you need.
  • Have the mobile storage unit picked up by us and taken to one of our secure storage facilities or another location, if you want to store your items somewhere else.

How cheap is cheap?

 

You can have a medium sized mobile storage unit for as little as $199 per month for the first three months.

 

Our medium sized mobile storage unit is a total of 27.2m³ or 2.4m(W) x 4.9m(L) x 2.3m(H) and we estimate you could store the contents of a two-bedroom house in this size.

 

Mobistorage also have small and large mobile storage units in the following sizes:

 

  • Small (17m³) – 2.4m(W) x 3.0m(L) x 2.3m(H)
  • Large (32.7m³) – 2.4m(W) x 5.9m(L) x 2.3m(H)

 

 

Keep your stuff safe

 

We have moving packs that include wrapping blankets and straps to keep your valuables safe while moving.

 

Also, make sure you have the right insurance cover. Check that your insurance policy covers valuables away from your home. Just in case they get damaged.

We’d like to help you with your storage requirements. Give one of our friendly staff a call on 1300 914 706 or email us: contact@mobistorage.com.au.

You can also get a quote or reserve your mobile storage unit online.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR CHEAP, SECURE AND CONVENIENT DOCUMENT STORAGE

 

It’s the end of June; a month that sets the small business world into a frenzy as we try and get all our financial records into some kind of order for the official End of Financial Year on 30 June. Here at Mobistorage we know just how important it is to keep good financial and business records. But we’re not here to lecture you about that and unfortunately we have no expertise when it comes to tax but there’s something we can help you with and that’s safe, convenient and cheap document storage.

 

Here are 5 important things to consider when looking for document storage

 

  1. There are some great document storage options online today but some businesses are either in a transition period where things still have a hard copy or they work in an industry where paper copies are required
  2. The best kind of document storage should be water, weather and pest proof; secure but also easily accessible if you need them.
  3. On-site storage is handy for access but if you want an extra layer of protection, having off-site storage means your records are safe if there’s a fire or flood at your workplace.
  4. Having off-site document storage also allows you to declutter your office space.
  5. We said we’re not tax experts but we do know that the Australian Tax Office requires us to keep all our financial records for five years after the date the record is created. Potentially, that’s a lot of documents. Do you really want them cluttering your office space for that long? If your archive boxes and cupboards are overflowing, consider using our convenient and easily accessible document storage options to clear out in time for the new Financial Year.

Convenient and cheap document  mobile storage sizes

 

Let’s be honest, at the end of the Financial Year you might be looking for the most ‘cheap’ option of anything. Well we can offer you both a cheap and convenient option for document storage.

 

At Mobistorage we have mobile storage units in three sizes: small, medium and large. These mobile storage units are dropped of at your office or workplace, you pack them up at your convenience and when you’ve finished we can pick it and securely store it for you or you can have it onsite.

Mobistorage also have small and large mobile storage units in the following sizes:

Small (17m³) – 2.4m(W) x 3.0m(L) x 2.3m(H)

Medium (27.2m³) – 2.4m(W) x 4.9m(L) x 2.3m(H)

Large (32.7m³) – 2.4m(W) x 5.9m(L) x 2.3m(H)

 

Mobistorage medium mobile storage offer

You can have a medium sized mobile storage unit for as little as $199 per month for the first three months.

Our medium sized mobile storage unit is a total of 27.2m³ or 2.4m(W) x 4.9m(L) x 2.3m(H) and we estimate you could store the contents of a two-bedroom house in this size.

 

Business document storage and commercial self storage

At this point you might be thinking ‘I don’t have enough documents to fit a whole mobile storage unit.’

 

Why stop with document storage? Two for the price of one at Mobistorage

 

Why not declutter your whole office? Start afresh in July and clear out all those signs, marquees and event equipment, furniture and Christmas decorations – basically all those things you need but don’t use regularly, with one of our mobile storage units.

 

That’s the great thing about Mobistorage, you get two types of storage for the one low price. You can use your mobile storage unit for document storage and office or commercial storage.

 

Keep your stuff safe

We have moving packs that include wrapping blankets and straps to keep your valuables safe while moving.

Also, make sure you have the right insurance cover. Check that your insurance policy covers valuables away from your home. Just in case they get damaged.

 

We’d like to help you with your storage requirements. Give one of our friendly staff a call on 1300 914 706 or email us: contact@mobistorage.com.au.

You can also get a quote or reserve your mobile storage unit online.

 

How to sell your house quicker. Here are 8 top tips to help you declutter easily

Imagine a potential buyer walking into your house to find rooms with too much furniture or cupboards stuffed full and overflowing. It’s going to give them the impression that there isn’t a lot of space or storage. Two things buyers tend to want a lot of.

 

Buyers also want to see where their own possessions would fit and feel what it would be like to make your house their home. They want to see themselves in your kitchen cooking up a storm and entertaining their family and friends in the living areas, so leaving too many of your personal items out and about could actually damage your chance of a sale.

 

 

If you’re in the early stages of preparing your house for sale, the best thing you can do right now is start decluttering and depersonalising. Not only will it present your home at its best for viewing appointments and home opens, it will also help you get a head start on packing.

 

Together with Debbie Curnow from Home Staging and Styling we’ve put together 8 top tips to declutter and style your house to sell.

 

  1. DECLUTTER AND DEPERSONALISE

 

How many times have you walked into a room with the good intention to declutter only to stand there not knowing where to start?

It can be overwhelming and we can understand why it would feel easier to just stuff things into cupboards and under beds so it’s out of view. But this won’t sell your home. In fact, cluttered homes are some of the slowest to sell.

 

You need to be ruthless with your possessions when decluttering your house for sale. This applies to all your personal belongings such as ornaments, trophies and photos – a house really needs to be clear and neutral so the buyer can visualise themselves in there.

 

Debbie Curnow, a home staging and styling expert suggests applying the rule of 3 to your decluttering process. Go through your house room by room and divide your possessions into 3 piles, or use 3 boxes, for the following:

  1. Taking with you
  2. Donating
  3. Throwing out

 

This will help you decide quickly what to keep and what to let go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. KITCHENS SELL HOMES

 

Kitchens are one of the most important areas to a potential buyer and it’s no secret in the real estate industry that it can make or break a sale. Buyers will want to see how their own possessions will fit and whether the kitchen suits their lifestyle or family so this is definitely an area of your house you will need to keep clutter free.

 

Serious buyers will snoop around and for good reason, they want to checkout how much storage there is. They will look in cupboards and drawers (and not just in the kitchen) so clear them out and reduce the contents by at least half. Generally, if you haven’t used something in the last 6 months you probably aren’t going to need it now so if you want to keep it, pack it away.

 

Countertops and fridges need to be completely clear so remove bills, drawings, magnets and anything else that can be packed away.

 

 

  1. DINING AREAS NEED TO FEEL SPACIOUS AND INVITING

 

Maximise the feeling of space and openness in dining areas by packing away large pieces of furniture, excess chairs and small tables. Keep the basics out so buyers can see what fits in the room.

 

At home opens, people will want to freely walk around the space to see if their own furniture would fit and how it might feel. Also, you’ll want to be able to accommodate lots of people at once in the dining room at your home open – you don’t want them lining up to get in.

 

Setting the table and displaying a few personal items, such as a vase of flowers, is a nice touch and will make the dining room feel inviting. Just make sure you don’t overdo it – too many ornaments or other bits and pieces will create that cluttered, claustrophobic feeling.

 

  1. DON’T NEGLECT THE LAUNDRY

 

Laundries are a functional space so to maximise space and storage, pack away anything that doesn’t need to be in there. If your linen cupboard is in the laundry, reduce the contents and pack away towels and sheets that you don’t need right now.

Laundry baskets, ironing boards and cleaning products need to be out of view, not only do they create clutter but it’s unlikely they enhance the décor. Speaking of enhancing the décor, you can add a few small touches like nice hand soap, a small plant or a couple of hand towels folded neatly on the counter.

Just remember that less is more so if you have a small laundry, go minimal with décor to make the room feel larger.

 

 

 

  1. KIDS’ CLUTTER

 

Embrace this time to find a home for all those toys that have been outgrown. Whether you have a dedicated playroom, or your kids’ bedrooms are overrun by toys and bits and pieces, it’s best to pack up and store away at least half of what they really need while your home is on the market.

This is another area of the home where you will need to be ruthless and really cut back on what is displayed – especially if you have a playroom. Not all potential buyers will want to use it as a playroom so by having less on display it allows the buyer to see what else the room could be used for, such as a home office or guest bedroom.

 

Cleaning up the kids’ play areas or bedrooms will be a lot easier and quicker before a home open if there is less clutter in there to begin with.

 

 

  1. KEEP COLOUR SIMPLE

 

It isn’t just our ‘stuff’ that clutters our house. Using too many different colours or patterns on walls and in furniture or accessories can make a room feel cluttered and overwhelming to the potential buyer.

 

When preparing your house for sale, limit the amount of different colours and patterns you use in each room. Try and stick to one or two, preferably neutral, colours in each room. Bold choices of colour or pattern can alienate some buyers. It’s another way of depersonalising your home and it will allow buyers to see themselves in your house.

 

If you’re able to, consider repainting. If the paint is already a neutral colour and is in fairly good condition, concentrate on the areas that need a touch up, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms.

 

 

 

  1. USE AN EXPERT: PROPERTY STYLING AND STAGING SELLS HOMES

 

If you’re a fan of any of the home makeover shows on television you’re probably familiar with the terms ‘home staging’, ‘home styling’ and ‘property styling’. Did you know that these services aren’t just available to TV show contestants though?

 

Debbie Curnow from Home Staging and Styling is a regular client of Mobistorage and has been preparing houses for sale in Perth for over 10 years. On her website Debbie says that it’s important to remember that styling your home the way you like to live in it and styling it to sell are two different things.

 

With professional home staging, your home is styled to maximise its appeal to buyers. Home staging and styling consultants can advise on what should be packed away to declutter the home, they can rearrange furniture and add special touches to make sure your home looks its absolute best for sale. They can also arrange some trades and storage for you. Debbie uses our services at Mobistorage to store many of her client’s possessions while their house is on the market.

 

To get in contact with Debbie Curnow, visit her website at www.homestagingandstyling.com.au or call her on 0419 091 082.

 

 

 

  1. MOBILE SELF-STORAGE – CHEAP, FLEXIBLE AND CONVENIENT

 

Self-storage is perfect for decluttering and storing items that you don’t need while your house is on the market but you will want for your new house. Large pieces of furniture that take up too much space, Christmas decorations, seasonal items like outdoor umbrellas, or baby gear you’re not ready to throw out yet are all things that could be put in a storage unit to declutter your house and sell it faster.

 

A mobile storage unit, like Mobistorage, is a cheap and convenient storage option for when you are preparing your house for sale. We bring the storage unit to you, you pack it up and we can then bring it to our secure storage yard or, if you’ve already got a new home to move to, we could bring it there or any other location you want.

 

Mobistorage is flexible too, if you haven’t found your next house or are building and don’t know exactly how long you need storage for, being locked into contracts might not work for you. We don’t have lock in contracts at Mobistorage, we offer monthly payment plans on all three sizes of mobile storage units.

 

 

If you’d like to see how we can help you declutter and get your house ready for sale, call our friendly staff on 1300 914 706 or email contact@mobistrage.com.au

You can also get a quote or reserve your mobile storage unit online.

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