Hints & Tips

Looking for a reliable storage facility in Brisbane?

Tips on Finding the Right Storage Company

by selfstorageaustralasia

If you are moving home it is a good idea to consider renting a storage unit throughout the duration of the move. With the extra space at your disposal, you will have an easier, less cluttered time dealing with all of the hustle and bustle of relocation.

It is important that you find a good company and deal on storage so that you can have peace of mind about your belongings and the price you pay. This is especially true if you also have to consider hiring a moving company as this can really put your budget under a lot of pressure. There are few things you need to research about storage before you rent:

  • Price – Take into account any discounts the company is willing to offer, but also any added costs. You want to know everything in advance, which means that you should inquire whether they charge extra for additional security and cleaning so that you can make your choice. Do they offer a complimentary move in truck or trailer that may save you the cost of hiring one? Do they allow you to rent for a shorter period if you only plan on using the unit temporarily?
  • Storage space – If you think that you may not have room for all your belongings in your new home or it may take some to unpack and organise things, it makes sense to hire a unit with that will suit your space needs. You do not want to pay for space that you are not going to utilise, but at the same time you want to make sure you have enough to keep everything you need. Carefully decide on what you are going to store during your move, and ask the self storage facility staff to recommend the amount of space you will need.
  • Accessibility of the storage room – You will likely have to load a ton of things on the moving van, so you definitely want to make sure access to your storage unit is easy. Drive-up units are a good option as they allow you to park right next to your storage unit and unload easy and fast, without carrying things over great distances. Additionally, when it comes to accessibility you have to make sure that the storage company policy allows access when you need it. You might be busy with your removals during the week leaving the weekend as the only time you can visit.
  • Security – You want to hire a company that provides secure storage units, with security measures installed, as this will give you peace of mind and fewer worries about your stuff. Make sure you ask about the security measures at the facility.

Make sure you take the aforementioned factors into account if you want to have an easy move and utilise self storage effectively.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do we have a courtesy trailer?
Our Alderley, Zillmere and Mansfield Stores offers a courtesy trailer, Bookings are essential.

Do we have pest control?
Yes, this is done regularly.

How much notice is required to move in?
No notice required on available units. We recommend you contact us as soon as possible to ensure the size you need is available.

Are my goods insured?
Tenants contents need to be insured separately. We can provide a quote from our Insurance Broker.

Do you have long term discounts?
Yes, we do offer prepaid discounts from 3 months to 12 months

What are the access hours for tenants?
Office hours are 8.30am to 5pm Weekdays and 8.30am to 3.00pm Saturday.

Access hours are differing from branch to branch - Check the 'Contact Us" tab for each centre

Public Holiday Hours?
Our office is closed on Public Holidays.

Space Calculator

Dining

Item & Size (m²) Quantity Est. Space
Bookshelf (0.50) -
Buffet/Sideboard (1.00) -
Crystal Cabinet (0.85) -
Dining Chair (0.15) -
Dining Table (1.00) -
Other Chair (0.30) -
Auto Trolley (0.30) -
Whatnot (0.30) -
Standard Carton (0.15) -
Box & Wine Carton (0.10) -

Lounge

Item & Size (m²) Quantity Est. Space
Bar (1.00) -
Bookcase (0.60) -
Bookshelf (0.50) -
Bureau (0.60) -
Chair Arm (0.48) -
Chair Other (0.30) -
China Cabinet (0.70) -
Coffee Table (0.20) -
Desk (0.85) -
Divan (1.20) -
Heater (0.10) -
Lampshade (0.20) -
Organ (2.00) -
Piano (2.00) -
Stereo (0.40) -
Television (0.40) -
Video Recorder (0.10) -
Wall Unit (1.00) -
Standard Carton (0.15) -
Book & Wine Carton (0.10) -

Kitchen

Item & Size (m²) Quantity Est. Space
Cabinet Dresser (1.00) -
Freezer (1.00) -
Fridge (1.00) -
Table (0.98) -
Kitchen Chair (0.15) -
Microwave (0.15) -
Chopping Block (0.12) -
High Chair (0.15) -
Stool (0.15) -
Cupboard (0.85) -
Standard Carton (0.15) -
Book & Wine Carton (0.10) -

Bedrooms

Item & Size (m²) Quantity Est. Space
Double Bed & Mattress (1.20) -
Single Bed & Mattress (0.60) -
Queen Bed & Mattress (1.80) -
Folding Bed (0.28) -
Bedside Table/Drawers (0.15) -
Bookcase (0.60) -
Chest (0.15) -
Chest Drawers Large (0.85) -
Cot (0.70) -
Dressing table (0.80) -
Bedhead (0.30) -
Mattress Double (0.48) -
Mattress Single (0.30) -
Wardrobe (1.20) -
Portable Robe (0.60) -
Desk (0.80) -
Dressing Table & Mirror (0.80) -
Cheval Mirror (0.30) -
Standard Carton (0.15) -
Book & Wine Carton (0.10) -

Family Room

Item & Size (m²) Quantity Est. Space
Billiard Table (2.40) -
Bookcase (0.60) -
Chair (0.15) -
Divan (1.20) -
Table (1.20) -
Stereo (0.40) -
Video Recorder (0.10) -
Television (0.40) -
3 Seater Couch (1.30) -
2 Seater Couch (1.00) -
Armchair (0.48) -
Standard Carton (0.15) -
Book & Wine Carton (0.10) -

Laundry

Item & Size (m²) Quantity Est. Space
Clothes Airer (0.50) -
Clothes Dryer (0.56) -
Small Laundry Cupboard (0.80) -
Ironing Board (0.10) -
Laundry Basket (0.10) -
Laundry Basket (0.10) -
laundry Trolley (0.10) -
Washing Machine (0.60) -
Vacuum Cleaner (0.20) -
Standard Carton (0.15) -
Book & Wine Carton (0.10) -

Hall

Item & Size (m²) Quantity Est. Space
Dropside Table (0.40) -
Coat Stand (0.60) -
Hall Table (0.25) -
Hat Stand (0.28) -
Standard Carton (0.15) -
Book & Wine Carton (0.10) -

Outside/Garage

Item & Size (m²) Quantity Est. Space
BBQ (0.75) -
Bicycle (0.40) -
Chair (0.14) -
Esky (0.10) -
Folding Chairs (0.10) -
Folding Lounge (0.20) -
Garden Setting (2.50) -
Ladder (0.40) -
Motor Mower (0.30) -
Childs ride-on Toy (0.20) -
Pot Plants (0.10) -
Wheel Barrow (0.48) -
Whipper Snipper (0.15) -
Large Bin (0.60) -
Table Tennis Table (1.00) -
Trampoline(Dismantled) (1.00) -
Large Umbrella (0.30) -
Standard Carton (0.15) -

Sundry Items

Item & Size (m²) Quantity Est. Space
Cupboard (0.85) -
Filing Cabinet (0.60) -
Golf Bag (0.20) -
Sewing Machine (0.20) -
Sewing Cabinet (0.60) -
Trestle Table (1.00) -
Swing(dismantled) (1.00) -
Bench (0.80) -
Exercise Bike (0.40) -
Mats & Rugs (0.15) -
Pram (0.35) -
Suitcase (0.20) -
Folding Chairs (0.10) -
Occasional table (0.28) -
Standard Carton (0.15) -
Book & Wine Carton (0.10) -
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