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How Self Storage Can Help You Make Preparations for a Local Lockdown

Posted on October 28, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
How Self Storage Can Help You Make Preparations for a Local Lockdown

The last thing people want to see in the news is continuous reports and headlines about the possible new local lockdowns. Many will shy away from thinking about them becoming a reality in their area, but it’s worth having a plan in case it does. Is there a way to prepare for a lockdown if we’re unsure it will happen?

Self storage is the go-to service for anyone facing the prospect of a local lockdown or further restrictions. It’s a smart choice for households and businesses in Dorset who wants to stay a step ahead. Storage offers the ultimate level of protection for your goods or possessions until restrictions reduce.

How to Get Ready for a Possible Lockdown in Dorset –

The best advice we have is to start planning now and avoid being stuck in a problematic situation if lockdowns are introduced. If you’re in the middle of a move, this might be the worst news you can think of. It’s better to have a plan in place, rather than hope for the best or dread the worst.

The first thing to do is to get a reliable storage provider on board to discuss what your options are. InStore has an excellent range of storage services which cater to a broad selection of people and businesses in Dorset. Whether you need somewhere to store your possessions because of an unforeseen household or business relocation, we have the right package for you.

Even if Dorset manages to steer clear of further lockdowns, it’s better to be ready and know what steps to take if it does happen. It could help businesses consider their options and possibly have their staff work from home. This will reduce your overheads and can also bring about a move to a cheaper workspace to further lower your outgoings.

Ultimately, this is to give you enough time to plan and respond without causing any undue stress. You’ll have plenty of ideas on what to do in the eventuality of a local lockdown. It will just be a case of getting in touch with the InStore Storage team to book your self storage or removals service.

Using Self Storage for Last-Minute Decisions –

InStore Storage works with thousands of people every year in Dorset; many of them travel to use our facilities instead of providers closer to them. That’s because we’re known for our high level of customer service. And we always do our best to accommodate people’s needs, especially in emergency periods.

If you find yourself having issues with move-in dates for a relocation, there’s no need to panic; we’re here to solve any problems. We can take on last-minute storage jobs without it affecting our high standards of service delivery. Even for emergency jobs, we provide the best customer service and will always match your requirements with the correct storage package and unit size.

All of our storage and removals jobs receive the same due diligence and assessment, whether it’s urgent or has lots of previous planning. You can bring your items to our facilities if that’s more convenient, but we are happy to collect and pack from your house or office. There’s no lease to worry about, but we do offer long-term storage options.

Linking Removals and Storage Services in Dorset –

InStore has a range of services that cater to most businesses and households in Dorset. And the best part for any business or homeowner is you won’t need to shop around for other service providers. We have multiple removals and storage options for you to choose from, making it possible to provide you with an exact package to fit your needs.

From your first inquiry, you’ll notice that our staff are cheerful and flexible. We want to help you during any lockdowns, and, understandably, you’re under a lot of stress. That’s why we go out of our way to make things easier for you. And having a holistic range of removals and related packages is an essential aspect of customer service.

Using one company for both a removal and storage service offers excellent value for money. You’ll also be able to hand over a lot of the work to us to handle. This should free you up to take on other important tasks while we oversee and deliver a successful relocation. And that’s why we have repeat customers who use us again for their next relocation and other services.

A Range of Storage Options for Businesses in Dorset –

While there are numerous benefits to using storage, the main advantage is the additional security it offers. There is no better way to safeguard your company’s goods and equipment than storing them into a self storage unit. By doing this, you’ll have the peace of mind your items are in safe hands if you find yourself in a position where you need last-minute storage.

We often work with businesses who need to downsize or relocate to a cheaper rental property to lower their outgoings. However, this sometimes leaves them with less or no storage provisions. That’s where our business self storage becomes a vital part of any company’s set-up. You no longer need an expensive, large building. By using storage, you can rent something more affordable and use our depot as your off-site storage measure.

InStore customers have full access to our onsite parking as standard. Our loading bays are convenient for easy packing and offloading. Our team are available to assist if you need a hand with unpacking or loading your car or van. And we have a range of storage options and units to choose from. Moreover, our rates will help you maintain your Covid-19 budget and safeguard your tools and products.

Our Covid-19 Standard Health Policy –

InStore Storage has a Covid-19 Health Policy, and we created this to help meet the highest standards of cleanliness during the initial lockdown. Now that we’re potentially heading into other local lockdowns, we have this resource to continue attaining the safest moves and storage in Dorset. Additionally, we will provide updates on any significant developments to how we operate when introducing them.

This health and safety policy is a commitment to our customers and staff. It aims to promote the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitisation, with a view of preventing any new infections of Covid-19. While we understand how vital a relocation is, it must always be done safely and within the guidelines set by the government and the World Health Organisation.

For removals jobs, every member of our team regularly washes or sanitises their hands, which includes before arrival and throughout the day. InStore Storage provides our team’s with PPE equipment and hand sanitiser. We wipe down any surfaces or frequently touched objects with disinfectant wipes. We also suggest booking a professional cleaning service which we can provide a referral for.

We’re also taking inquiries and bookings from online video platforms. Video quoting, via WhatsApp, Facetime, Skype or Zoom, is how we offer quotes. We can conduct in-person meetings where necessary, but we’re trying to limit them. These measures will help reduce any risks of infection without causing any issues with the services we offer. We will always be available to discuss your relocation by phone, email, or on one of the video platforms.

Additional Pandemic Safety Tips to Consider –

It’s essential to keep up with the latest updates and information on Covid-19, especially ones that are relevant to your local area. Moreover, you should only reshare information from credible sources that are factually correct. For practical advice on how to best avoid contracting the virus, you can check out the WHO and NHS websites.

Please keep up to date with advice on preventative measures, such as using face masks, hand sanitiser, soap, as well as social distancing. You need to keep a safe distance from other people if you must leave your home. Furthermore, try and limit your outings and only for essential items. It’s worth looking into delivery options for your essential items.

You can rely on us to keep our storage facilities completely Covid-free and clean. However, we also advise our customers to undertake a thorough clean of their home and any vehicles. While the latest reports show that the virus doesn’t live long outside of a host, it’s still a good idea to regularly disinfect and clean surfaces like door handles and benchtops.

Instore Storage – Helping Dorset Prepare for Local Lockdown –

At InStore Storage, we do everything possible to assist our customers in Dorset and the surrounding areas. That’s why we’re here to provide emergency storage and removals for people and companies during any lockdown situation. We keep our prices low to ensure you receive the service you need and can find suitable storage space. And we believe that it’s possible to receive excellent customer care and enjoy an affordable storage service.

A lot of individuals and businesses in Dorset want to lower their expenses, especially with the potential of local lockdowns hurting our pockets. For the small business owners, this might be the time to look into alternative workplaces to see if you can reduce your rental overheads. If you’re in the unfortunate position of an unexpected relocation, don’t worry, we have the right package to move you in emergencies.

If you’re thinking about what you can do to prepare for a local lockdown, please contact us today. We will walk you through our range of storage and removals services, including a free, no-obligation quote.