Why storing in someone else’s garage might be a bad idea?

Why storing in someone else’s garage might be a bad idea?

We have all seen the ads on Gumtree or Facebook where people are renting out their garages as convenient storage spaces, but is this something you should be considering as your storage solution?

There are many reasons why people might want to try this option as the garage in question might be close to you, the storer, or the price might be quite competitive. However, you will find that you do not really have any assurances as to who has access to your goods, and you will have no legal standing if anything were to happen to your property while in storage.

Also, if the person that you are renting the garage from decides to move or just wants their garage back for their own personal use, you may get very little notice to vacate the garage and this will become a huge inconvenience for you as you will have to arrange the pickup of all your goods and you will have to find a new place to store everything in a short amount of time.

As Shuttlebox mobile self-storage is a member of the SSAA (Self-storage Association of Australia) we are bound by the industries code of ethics and as such must comply with all the laws and regulations in regards to operating a self-storage business.

What does this mean for you?

  • Peace of mind in knowing that you and only you have access to your property, as you are the only one with a key to your storage space;
  • The ability to take out insurance on your goods, at Shuttlebox we can provide you with up to $50,000.00 worth of insurance;
  • Your goods will be packed into the storage module at your premises and will be taken away to a secured and monitored storage facility;
  • you can come and put more things in to your storage module or take things out at no extra cost;

The other advantage that Shuttlebox mobile self-storage has over someone’s garage or even regular self-storage companies is that when the time comes that you no longer want to or need to store anything we can simply load your storage module onto a trailer and deliver your goods directly to your house.

This is not only convenient for the storer as they don’t have to organize a vehicle to come and collect their goods, they also don’t have to load it into said vehicle and then unload it at their place. Simply arrange for the delivery of your mobile storage-module with a date and time that suits you and Shuttlebox will deliver the storage module at this time. Even if you have decided that you want to make a see or tree change, Shuttlebox mobile self-storage will deliver as far north as Nelson Bay, south to Ulladulla and west to Bathurst.

Note that the more times you move your belongings the higher the chance of them getting damaged, by using the Shuttlebox mobile self-storage system your belongings will be protected as their movements are restricted to only loading once into the Shuttlebox and unloading once from the Shuttlebox.

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