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Thinking of Starting a New Business in Dorset after the Lockdown?

Posted on June 17, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Thinking of Starting a New Business in Dorset after the Lockdown?

We’re all looking for ways to return to normal as the current period of lockdown eases restrictions which should allow people more freedom. This might involve searching for another job and even something more drastic, like reconsidering your career path entirely. For those who have ambitions of a running your own business, now might be the ideal time to consider your own start-up enterprise.

InStore works with many entrepreneurs and start-ups in Dorset every week, providing them with storage and removals services. We’re the ideal partner company to turn your vision into a reality this year, to help you proactively make some important changes.

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Posted on March 27, 2020 by Peter Donaldson

With whole populations confined to their homes in the UK and around the globe, we’re in times for which there’s no frame of reference. Shops are closed and businesses curbed to the bare minimum of activity. And yet it’s in these straitened circumstances that it’s become apparent just how vital the removals industry is to the health and prosperity of the people. We’re not just about moving people from one place to another; we’re part of of an intricate chain that has to stay in motion, or else catastrophe can occur. We often help people who are in the grip of immense personal challenges (e.g. Parkinson’s sufferers) and whose move will have an enhancing effect on their comfort and health.

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Do You Travel for Business? Keep Your Equipment Safe with Self Storage

Posted on February 17, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
How to Run an SME from a Storage Unit in Dorset

For people who travel for business, it becomes necessary to have somewhere safe to store your possessions. Many businesspeople will know the niggling feeling when leaving their house or apartment empty while they spend time outside of their city. Theft and damage are a reality for anyone who’s away from house for extended periods, and it’s the worst thing to return home to face a break-in.

That’s why people in Dorset use InStore to keep their belongings safe and secure when they leave Dorset for business travel.

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Creating More Space at Home with Self Storage

Posted on January 29, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Creating More Space at Home with Self Storage

Whether you’re thinking of converting the garage into a utility room or reclaiming the spare room for guests, the brakes often come on when we try and make more room. It’s only natural that we want to utilise or living spaces more, but it’s not always feasible to do without moving or building an extension.

However, there is an affordable way to create more space at home without resorting to drastic measures.

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Dorset’s Business-Friendly Storage Provider

Posted on January 15, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Dorset's Business-Friendly Storage Provider

Businesses of all sizes from every industry use storage to save money and create more space in their offices, factories and warehouses. And the companies we work with know it helps to work with a storage provider who understands their needs. That’s why hundreds of companies in Dorset use InStore for their business and commercial storage.

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Using Storage to Start Good Habits for 2020

Posted on January 2, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Using Storage to Start Good Habits for 2020

Now that we’re heading for the closing chapter of 2019, it’s that time we’re people start to think about what their New Year’s resolutions will be. Whether it’s exercise more, learn a new language or change your career, we find that ending the year with aspirational goals can set the tone for 2020. Why not use this to start a good habit by organising your home with storage?

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What’s the Difference Between Self Storage and Container Storage?

Posted on December 11, 2019 by Peter Donaldson
Storage Dorset

Storage is an excellent way to keep your possessions or work items safe without causing you to make any expensive security upgrades. And fortunately for people in Dorset, Instore has the best storage options on offer in the county and surrounding areas. But how do you know which option is better for you? And what’s the difference between self storage and container storage?

Is Self Storage the Right Choice for Me?

This is a tricky question because we all have different needs for storage. The area we tend to cover first is what sort of access requirements will you have and how long do you want to store for. For people or businesses who need regular access, we will recommend our self storage service. That’s because you can access your unit as much as you need to during our business hours.

Additionally, some people might need storage for a more temporary period, and this suits the self storage package more. And it’s also possible to upgrade or downsize your storage unit’s size if your circumstances change. Instore is all about flexibility, and we will work with you to try and accommodate any amendments to your storage package.

Self storage is also an innovative option for small businesses and start-up enterprises in Dorset. It’s possible to use a storage unit to run a company which is a growing trend in the SME business world. That’s because storage units are much cheaper than renting a commercial space. And you don’t have a long lease to worry about.

The Pros and Cons of Container Storage –

One of the benefits of using container storage units is the cost. It’s a more affordable storage option, with prices starting at as little as £14 per week. You won’t find storage rates lower than this, and you’ll always get a superior level of customer service at Instore.

Furthermore, you can fit a surprising number of items into your container storage unit. With some smart placement, it’s possible to store an apartment’s worth of appliances and furniture into a fifty-foot unit. And Instore has various storage unit sizes available.

The only drawback when considering container storage is the access or lack thereof. Due to the nature of container storage, the units are sealed and often stacked on top of each other. The consequence of this is a limitation on how often you can access your storage unit. And additional charges might apply for accessing several times within a specific time period.

Instore Storage – We Provide the Best in Container and Self Storage in Dorset –

Instore has a range of storage services to suit everyone’s requirements. We work with hundreds of domestic and business customers monthly in Dorset, catering for just about every storage situation you can think of. Moreover, we have happy clients that refer us to family, friends and workmates due to our high standards of customer service.

At Instore, we only suggest storage packages that represent value for money. This is about providing you with the correct service, which is why we will assess your needs in detail. Then, we’ll give you a free, no-obligation quote, detailing the storage specifications and total costs. You’ll never receive unexpected fees or other charges with us.

For us, it’s all about matching your needs with correct service. If you’re considering using storage in Dorset but are unsure what the best option is, contact us today. We’ll discuss your requirements and suggest the best option for you.

How to Run an SME from a Storage Unit in Dorset

Posted on November 20, 2019 by Peter Donaldson
How to Run an SME from a Storage Unit in Dorset

The Life of a business owner is not an easy path to tread, but there’s nothing more satisfying than being your own boss. Setting and maintaining a budget is a key component to a successful company, and it’s wise to save money whenever you can. The idea is to curb any expenses now so that you can enjoy the perks after a period of sustainable growth.

Dorset is an excellent location for SMEs, and we have a vibrant business community which is supported by our residents. Many start-up enterprises in Dorset are looking at ways to save money by using alternative workspaces. At InStore Storage, our storage units and packages are the perfect solution for small businesses in Dorset.

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Do You Really Need Self Storage in Dorset? Low-Cost Container Storage

Posted on September 25, 2019 by Peter Donaldson
Storage Dorset

At inStore, we believe that storage can benefit everyone and free up a lot of space in the home and at work. While we know this from experience, if storage is new to you, it might seem confusing, which can be off-putting. What’s the right kind of storage for your needs? And is the additional expense worth it?

Luckily for people in Dorset, inStore has many great storage options that cover a variety of different situations and budgets. While self storage is very popular, it might not be the right storage option for you. Container storage offers the ultimate level of security at lower prices than self storage. The one thing that’s true of any given situation – inStore will only advise the most suitable and cost-effective package.

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Top Tips for Storing Household Goods in a Garage

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Henry

Storing away your everyday household goods could be the result of many different situations. It could be because you want to declutter your home, redecorate a room or because your kids have moved out. Whatever it may be, inStore Storage has advice to hand.

Choosing the right Container.

Cardboard or Plastic?

Cardboard boxes are cheaper and easier to get hold of, easier to carry. If you go to your local Storage store, they will be pretty durable, have handles and you can pretty much stack them wherever you choose.

Yet, the downsides of cardboard simply outdo the pros. They are susceptible to heat and humidity and break down quickly. Thus, as a long-term option, your items could end up ruined and mildew or mould will start growing in the box.

This leaves plastic containers as probably the best option for long-term storage and yes, they cost a little more, but they will save your items from moths and mould.

Clean your Garage and Organise your Space.

Any garage is often the go to place to store all your unwanted stuff, so, when it comes to moving your goods out of your home and into your garage, you might find that it is already full.

Cleaning your garage is also a great way to get rid of any rubbish, unused or unwanted items that have just been lying around. Once the garage, or the space in your garage, is clean, you might find that you can store much more than you originally thought, which can always be a bonus.

Avoid Hazardous Areas

So, don’t cover up drains with boxes – don’t block access to fuse boxes or ventilation systems – don’t forget to make space for doorways. Simple really.

Stacking and Storing

The first thing to do is to make sure your boxes, whether cardboard or plastic, are labelled properly. This can make it a lot easier to find your precious belongings.

When stacking shelves, create an order – items frequently used should be stored towards the front – stored at eye level – large and heavy boxes should be stored at the bottom – items rarely used stored at the top – try to avoid storing goods directly on the floor.

If you want to store anything valuable, make sure that it is stored in a secure and lockable cabinet.

However, if after you have cleaned your garage and found that you have even less space than you thought – because you wanted to keep everything in it – then why not use one of inStore’s Storage Units as an alternative? We make it so easy for you.