Different Types of Self Storage

Thinking about renting a self storage unit? It can be difficult to decide what type of storage is best suited to your needs – especially if you’re a newbie. 

From small storage units to large storage units, indoor storage and outdoor storage. Storage solutions come in all shapes and sizes. So, you’re most likely going to find what you’re looking for. 

However, renting the right storage space for your needs is just as important as every other factor. You need to consider safety, security, price, short or long term storage and more. Storage facilities differ from the service and conditions they provide/have. As well as the storage solutions they offer. So, make sure you do your research prior to making a booking.

Furthermore, here is some more in-depth information on the different types of self storage.

Long Term & Short Term Storage

Depending on your needs, you may require short term storage or long term storage. Therefore, it’s best to consider how long you will be storing your items before booking a storage space. That way you know whether you need to look for a storage facility that offers no lock in contracts.

We recommended storing with a facility that offers short term storage or no lock in contracts. This will make it easier if circumstances change in the future. Or if you need to down-size or up-size your space over time. However, some facilities may offer cheaper storage units if you opt for a longer rental contract.

Storage Space Sizes

You will want to ensure you book the appropriate size storage space for your needs. There’s no point in spending money on a large self storage unit if you’re not going to utilise the space. You also don’t want to rent a storage space that will end up being too small. Although you can always opt to down-size or up-size, this is something you want to avoid. 

Also, don’t try and squeeze everything into your storage unit. You want enough storage space so that you can easily access and find your possessions when needed.

In addition, Store Ur Stuff offer an online booking system with clear information on their different unit sizes and what’s most suitable. For example, if you need space to fit a 1-2 bedroom unit, the 2m x 3m self storage unit would be best. A hassle-free booking system!

Indoor Storage & Outdoor Storage

The difference between outdoor storage and indoor storage is quite simple. Outdoor storage is mainly used for storing vehicles such as cars, vans, caravans, trucks, boats and motorbikes. Whereas indoor storage is where you’ll find storage units and storage lockers – in most facilities.

If you’re wanting to use the vehicle storage at Store Ur Stuff, you’ll be opting for an outdoor storage space. But, if you’re wanting to store personal possessions and household items, you’ll opt for an indoor self storage unit.

In addition, both indoor and outdoor storage at Store Ur Stuff is secure. With pin coded gates, high fencing and CCTV around the outdoor storage. Then additional key coded roller doors to access the indoor storage facility. 

24-Hour Access

It’s common for most storage facilities to offer 24-hour access, however this isn’t always the case for some. When choosing your self storage provider, you will probably want 24-hour access. This makes it more convenient as you’re able to access your storage space whenever needed.

Cheap Storage Units & Spaces

Looking for cheap storage near you? Cheap storage might sound great, but often cheap storage isn’t always the best option. Cheaper storage may not have the security features and cleanliness that other pricier storage facilities would. Make sure you check all features other than the price when booking a storage space. Price is important, but so is the security of your possessions. 

In addition, Store Ur Stuff have affordable storage spaces equipped with security features such as pin coded gates, CCTV and more. The facility is always kept clean and regularly rodent baited. Store Ur Stuff will also price match if you find the same size unit elsewhere at a cheaper price.

What storage space is suited to your needs?

Now that you know the differences between storage spaces, you should feel confident in choosing the perfect option for your needs. It’s important to do your research and shop around when choosing your storage facility. Make sure you know whether you need a large storage space or a small storage space. Also make sure you know whether you need long term or short term storage. Knowing exactly what you require will save you both time and money. 

In addition, it’s also best to rent a storage space with appropriate security features and 24/7 access. This will be both convenient and help to ensure your possessions are safe and secure. And remember, cheaper is not always best.

Furthermore, Store Ur Stuff offer safe, secure and convenient storage. You can find more information about our storage facility here. Or alternatively, call the friendly team on 8371 0000 for all your storage solutions and questions!

Reasons to Use Self Storage When Renovating

Planning on renovating your home? Renovations are exciting, time consuming, hard work and can be a costly task. However, nothing is more exciting than renovating your own home to reflect personal style.

You may have the design plans organised and you know what colour theme you’re going with. But, have you thought about where your furniture and home contents will go during renovations? 

Depending on how major your renovations are going to be, you may need to consider renting a self storage unit. Whether you’re renovating the entire home at once or tackling it room by room. Renting a cheap Adelaide storage unit is probably the most convenient and affordable storage solution when renovating your home.

3 key reasons why you should rent a storage unit

Declutter the space

You’ll need space to renovate your home. Working around furniture and other household items will make carrying building equipment through difficult. Plus, a cluttered space could create potential tripping hazards. 

Security

Depending on the extent of your renovations, some parts of your home may be left open. If you’re replacing walls, roofing etc, your home could be open to passers-by for lengthy periods of time. Renting a small or cheap storage unit could help prevent damage from the weather. As well as protect it from potential theft.

Time

Leaving out furniture and other household items while renovating your home could make the job take longer than it needs to. Renting a self storage unit to clear out the space will eliminate the stress of having to shift items around prior to or during renovations. Therefore, allowing yourself or trades people to focus on getting the renovations done, rather than spending time moving furniture.

Do you need a small storage unit or a big storage unit?

If you’ve watched multiple seasons of The Block, you might be inspired to take on the task of renovating your home yourself. However, if you don’t have the skills to do so, you’ll probably be hiring a professional to do the job for you.

If you’re tackling the task yourself, a small cheap Adelaide storage unit could be the perfect storage solution. Doing the renovations yourself allows you to take your time and work room by room. Meaning you can utilise your storage unit to store the contents of each room in there as you go.

In addition, if a building company is doing the renovating for you, they might need most of the house contents cleared out. Meaning a big storage unit will be a more suitable storage choice. Store Ur Stuff’s 3m x 4.5m self storage unit would be ideal for this as it has room for furniture from a 3-4 bedroom home.

Choosing a suitable self storage unit will differ depending on the extent of your renovations.

Time to get renovating

Now that you know how convenient self storage will be when renovating your home – you’re ready to choose your storage provider and begin renovations. Choosing a cheap Adelaide storage unit will help to clear up space, ultimately saving you money, time and resources. 

Renting a self storage unit will also help trades people (or yourself) complete renovations faster. Giving them the space they need to move around with ease. Plus, you won’t have to stress about your goods getting damaged or stolen as they’ll be safely stored away in your storage unit. 

Furthermore, if you’re looking for a suitable Adelaide storage provider, Store Ur Stuff is a great choice. Offering cheap storage that is safe and secure. As well as conveniently located on the corner of South Road and Cross Road. Enquire online today or call the friendly team on 8371 0000.

The Best Caravan Camping Spots for Australia Day Long Weekend

Planning another big adventure in your caravan? Australia Day long weekend is the perfect chance to slip away from the city for 3 days and take your caravan camping!

Whether you’re new to outdoor adventuring or you’ve run out of new camping spots. Australia Day weekend is popular for caravan camping, tent camping and everything else. So, it’s always good to plan ahead to ensure you can find a great camping spot.

Often people don’t trek too far over the 3 day weekend as they want more time to kick back and relax, rather than spend 2 of their 3 days off driving. Camping spots that are 2-3 hours away are always a popular destination. However, travel that little bit further to find camping spots that may not be as popular and crowded over long weekends.

Needing some ideas on caravan camping spots for the long weekend? Here’s some great spots too choose from.

Pondalowie Bay Campground

Located only 3 hours from Adelaide on the Yorke Peninsula, Pondalowie Bay is the ideal spot for caravan campers wanting a beach getaway. Offering caravan campgrounds with only a short walk to the pristine beaches. Pondalowie Bay is a popular spot for; surfing, fishing, boating and snorkelling.

Additionally, all caravan sites at Pondalowie are flat with hard gravel surfaces – you don’t need a 4wd to get to this slice of paradise! The site also has toilet facilities and a public phone. However, there is only 25 spots at this campground and Australia Day weekend is always busy. Make sure you check availability, book online and arrive early to get the best spot.

Rapid Bay Campground

The perfect getaway destination for caravan camping on a tight schedule. Rapid Bay Campground is the perfect coastal retreat and only a 2-hour drive from Adelaide. If the kids don’t like long drives, this would be a great spot to take them!

The campgrounds at Rapid Bay are grassed with no designated sites – get in early to score the best spot! The sites are also unpowered and don’t offer much shade. If you’re caravan camping, this shouldn’t phase you at all.

Furthermore, camping at Rapid Bay is super affordable with only a $6 fee per adult. A great price for a pristine beach getaway.

Wilpena Pound Campground

If you don’t mind longer drives and you’re up for an adventure, Wilpena Pound offers great caravan camping in the bush. Just over a 5 hours’ drive from Adelaide, Wilpena Pound has both powered and unpowered camping sites. As well as amenities blocks, laundry facilities and a general store.

This caravan camping spot would be great for a long weekend getaway if you’re up for the drive. However, a few extra days there would allow you to well and truly explore the Flinders Ranges and all it’s beauty.

In addition, unpowered camping sites start from $14 and powered sites start from $25.

Daly Head Campground

Also located 3 hours from Adelaide, the Daly Head campground on the Yorke Peninsula is the perfect long weekend getaway. The campground has large grass sites that are great for caravan camping and overlook the beach below. If you’re wanting to get down to the beach, you’ll have to take on the wooden staircase nearby – once you’re down you won’t want to walk back up! The campground is also dog friendly and there is one drop toilet there.

Camping at Daly Head is only $10 per vehicle per night.

Post Long Weekend Getaway

Once your camping trip has come to an end, it’s time to start thinking about storing your caravan. You may be going camping over the March long weekend or Easter long weekend but need somewhere to store your caravan until then. In addition, storing your caravan at a self storage facility is a great way to ensure your home on wheels is safe and secure. Plus, it also keeps space free in your garage or driveway.

If you’ll be using your caravan again soon you probably don’t need to do a major storage prep yet. However, it is always best to give it a thorough clean and remove certain items before storing it.

Caravan Storage at Store Ur Stuff

Looking for a self storage provider in Adelaide? Store Ur Stuff offer caravan storage, car storage, storage units and more. Store your caravan short term between camping trips or long term during the winter months. You can also utilise the facility and rent a storage unit to store your camping gear on site.

View pricing and make a booking or enquiry online. Or alternatively, call our friendly staff on 8371 000 for all your Adelaide storage solutions.

Home Office Organisation Ideas

Office organisation skills are crucial to having a functional workspace where you can be both productive and of course, neat and tidy. Whether your office is tucked in a corner of your house or has its own separate room. You can create a space that’s clutter free by choosing the right storage solutions. 

However, office organisation can be done in many ways. From adding extra storage space such as shelving and wall mounts. To changing the way you file documents and maybe even considering throwing unused items out? In addition, here are some practical tips to help you declutter your home office!

Keep your desk space organised

Keeping your desk space organised can be as simple as following a few DIY tips.

Cable Management

Cables running from your computer, your phone, chargers, speakers and etc can become very messy. Along with this they can also be a tripping hazard and take up needed space. Simply, purchase some cable tie wraps form your local Bunnings and wrap your cables all into one. Problem solved!

Magazine Racks

Quite often your home office may have magazines and books lying around in no particular order. A great way to store these is to purchase some chalkboard magazine holders. This will allow you to store your magazines and books in certain holders with labels written on the front. Making it both neat and easier to find.

If chalks not your thing, purchase some plastic magazine holders and label them with customised labels.

Organise your office supplies

There’s nothing worse than having pens, pencils and other stationary items rolling around on your desk or in your desk draws. Or when your misplacing important stationary.

A great office organisation tip when it comes to stationary is to have a designated pot/holder for your items. Have a pot for pens, pencils and permanent markers. Then have a separate pot for your scissors, ruler, whiteout, rubber etc. 

If you don’t want to spend money on a pot, simply opt for a DIY solution. You could use anything from an old coffee jar, tin, old glass or even a mug. Anything that will hold your stationary in the one spot will do the job!

Filing

Filing paper documents can become a messy task, especially if it isn’t necessary to do so. If documents are required to be filed in paper form, make sure you do this asap. But, if you don’t need to file the paper version, simply scan the document and store it in digital form on your computer. If you have files that you don’t have to keep, shred, discard or recycle them. That way you’re not storing documents that you’ll probably never look at again and you’re creating extra space for other files.

Declutter

A key step to office organisation is to declutter. Throw away or shred anything that you don’t need or no longer use. This could be anything from; old office furniture, damaged stationary, old magazines, loose papers and more.

Alternatively, if you have old office furniture that is still usable, and you don’t want to throw it away. Look at renting a self storage unit and storing it there. This way you can store your unused items and maybe even consider decluttering the rest of your home now that you have extra storage space

Invest in Storage Options

You may be finding yourself putting items in random spaces. Which is probably due to lack of storage and shelving options, right? Adding additional storage space can be easy and affordable. Depending on how you want to go about it. 

If you have the space, adding some filing cabinets or extra draws can be a great way to store the things you don’t necessarily always need. Whereas open shelving can be a great option for storing things that are often used.

Keep it up!

Now that you know all the tips and tricks to office organisation and storage, you’re ready to be productive in your space! In order to keep your organisation habits in check, ensure you continue with your good habits. Clean and declutter regularly. And remember to throw away unwanted and unused things. In addition, if you’re running out of space to store paper files, why not move them into a self storage unit. It’s an easy an affordable alternative and you can utilise your storage space for many other things. 

Organising your office is that easy! Once you’re done, you’ll feel much more comfortable and productive in your new, clean space. 

How to maximise your storage space

When hiring out a storage unit, you should always try to maximise your storage space the best you can. This will help you get the best value for money as you’re able to fit more things in and avoid renting multiple storage units. Therefore, allowing you to choose a smaller unit size and saving yourself money!

Quite often people will just throw (not literally) their belongings into a storage unit and leave it at that. Meaning there’s a lot more space to be utilised, but poor organisation results in clutter and wasted space.

Utilising your storage space can be an easy task. So, read on for some great tips and information on how to best utilise your storage space.

Where to start

Firstly, maximising your storage space can be approached in many ways. From the way you stack boxes, the size of the boxes, shelving, vacuum bags and so much more. There are a wide range of things you can do to create more storage space – so get sorting! 

In no order, these are some of the best ways to make the most of your storage unit:

1. Put heavier items on the bottom

Obviously, you’re not going to want to damage your valuables in the process of storing them. You should always store the heaviest items on the bottom. Also avoid stacking piles too high or too heavy. Your bottom item may be the heaviest, but that doesn’t mean it can comfortably hold 6 other boxes on top. 

2. Store larger items first

Make sure you stack larger items in first. This will make it easier to organise your storage space as you won’t be needing to constantly move around large items. Plus, it’s easier to fill the gaps with smaller items once the larger items are there.

3. Keep items you’ll access frequently at the front

Rather than having to shift through everything and dig up a box from the back. Try packing the items that you’ll need to access frequently at the front. This will help to ensure that your storage unit stays neat and tidy as you won’t be rummaging through it all the time.

4. Use boxes instead of bags

A number one storage tip is to use boxes instead of bags. Using boxes allows you to stack your storage unit as well as protect more valuable/breakable items. Bags are flimsy, can rip and are not ideal to use.

5. Use portable shelving racks

Using portable shelving racks is a great way to maximise your storage space. Shelving allows you to stack multiple items, both heavy and light. It’s a great way to avoid stacking boxes on boxes and running the risk of squashing/breaking valuables. 

In addition, there are many different types of portable shelving to choose from. This being; size, weight capabilities, width, style and more. Your local hardware store will no doubt have the perfect storage solution for you!

6. Use vacuum storage bags for clothing 

Clothing can take up lots of space and be hard to fit into a storage box. If you have a lot of clothing to store, you’ll probably be needing more than 3 boxes. In addition, a great way to store your clothes and keep them protected at the same time is to use vacuum storage bags. Vacuum bags will compact your clothing and allow for you to fit much more into a box.

7. Make an inventory

Making sure you pack your storage unit the best you can is important. However, knowing where certain things are is just as important. When storing things away it’s great to label boxes and items, as well as take photos of the items in those boxes.

As you begin the packing process, create a list of all the items within the storage unit. If you want to be extra organised, also list where those items are stored. Doing this will help to ensure you know where everything is. Making it easy to just read the inventory and find things first go.

Ready to rent a storage unit?

Once you’re ready to move into your storage unit, simply follow all of the tips provided and use your storage space efficiently and effectively. The tips mentioned will both save you money and time. Ensuring you utilise your space and keep it organised.

Now that you know how to best use your storage space, it’s time to find a storage unit! Check out the range of storage options Store Ur Stuff have to offer. From smaller units to larger units that could fit furniture from a 4 bedroom home plus more. 

Lastly, check out the blogs page for more great storage tips and tricks.

Easter Long Weekend – National Park Camping Spots in SA

It’s almost Easter, which means a four day long weekend and an excuse to grab your caravan and head out camping. However, you may not have had enough time to look for the best campsites to stay at. Additionally, camping can be a fun activity for the whole family to get away and spend some quality time together. But what makes a camping trip even more fun? National park camping of course! South Australia is full of beautiful outback scenery and numerous national parks. Whether you’re wanting to camp beach side or more outback, our national parks offer something for every camper. For some great tips on what national park you should camp at over the Easter long weekend continue reading!

Gawler Ranges National Park

The Gawler Ranges National Park is about a 9 hour drive from Adelaide. Even though it is a little bit of a commute, it’s well worth the scenic drive. The Ranges boast beautiful outback scenery and is a place full of history, conservation and Aboriginal culture. Whilst camping at the Gawler Ranges you can explore the gorgeous landscapes that were formed by a volcanic eruption over 1500 million years ago. Or keep your eye out for some of the wildlife such as; the southern hairy nosed wombat, yellow-footed rock-wallaby, emus and kangaroos. The National Park is over 1629 square kilometres and consists of seven different campsites. Head to the Gawler Ranges for a great caravan getaway!

Coffin Bay National Park

If you’re looking for National Park camping along the coast, the Coffin Bay National Park is the spot for you! With budget camping prices, pristine beaches and massive sand dunes. This National Park is a great spot to getaway with your friends and family for the weekend. While you’re there you can enjoy fishing, sailing, scuba diving or even check out the near by towns such as; Elliston, Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay and Streaky. Again, there are plenty of campsites throughout this National Park. Choose from 7 different campsites all starting from only $12 a night. Grab the caravan, pack your camping gear and head to the beautiful country town of Coffins Bay for the weekend.

Lincoln National Park

Another great National Park camping spot is the Lincoln National Park. If you’re looking for somewhere to spend a weekend bush walking, fishing, camping, 4 wheel driving or even whale watching. This is the ideal location for you! Suitable for both 4wd and 2wd, depending on which bush track you take of course. Whilst camping in the National Park make sure you take some time to explore the beautiful coastal lines surrounding it and keep an eye out for the secluded rock pools. Furthermore, Lincoln National Park is easy to access and offers 16 different campgrounds. You can even book your National Park camping pass online, it’s as simple as that.

Deep Creek Conservation Park

If you’re from Adelaide and wanting to get away for the Easter long weekend, but not wanting to spend too much time on the road, this is a great camping location for you. Deep Creek Conservation Park is only a quick 1 and a half hour trip from Adelaide. This National Park offers 5 different campgrounds and boasts beautiful scenic views, as well as native wildlife. Spend a weekend at Deep Creek and enjoy bush walking, bird watching and the simple outdoor camping life.

Coorong National Park

There’s something for everyone at the Coorong National Park. Whether your wanting to go bird watching, kayaking, boating, fishing or 4 wheel driving. The Coorong is ideal for a weekend away camping and no more than a 2 hours drive from the Adelaide CBD. There’s over 12 different camp grounds there, so if you’ve left it till last minute to organise your camping spot don’t stress. Pack your caravan with all of your essential camping gear and head to the Coorong for the Easter long weekend.

Innes National Park

Head to Innes National Park over the Easter long weekend and explore the many aspects of this camping location. Innes boasts crystal blue beaches, sand dunes, rugged cliffs and friendly wildlife. Perfect for a weekend away, or even just a day trip if you’re close by. If you enjoy fishing, camping, bush walking or just soaking up the outdoors. This is the spot for you! Sometimes you can even get a surf in at one of the many beaches here. Whether you’re planning to bring the caravan, camper van or your just planning to pitch a tent for the night. One of the 8 campsites here is sure to suit your needs.

Time to Head Home

Unfortunately every long weekend must come to an end, and this means packing up your caravan and heading home. After spending a weekend away camping in a National Park it’s always important to ensure you thoroughly clean your motor home afterwards. Furthermore, this helps to make sure it is ready to hit the road again as soon as you are. Read one of our recent blogs on “how to prepare your caravan for storage” for some great cleaning tips.

Storing your Caravan, RV or Motor home

Often the Easter long weekend is your last chance to get away camping. Once this is over we welcome Winter and the cooler months, which means staying rugged up at home and limited long weekends. So what are you going to do with your caravan now? If you don’t have storage room at home for it, or you’d rather keep it out of the way, self storage can be a great option. Putting your caravan in storage can help to keep it away from the weathers elements. As well as keep it secure and well protected. If you have never used self storage before and are unsure what provider to choose, read this blog for some great tips.

Safe & Secure Storage at Store Ur Stuff

At Store Ur Stuff we provide safe and secure self storage options. Whether you’re looking to store your caravan, motor home, rv or even your van. We have the perfect solution for you. Our outdoor vehicle storage is super affordable and conveniently located. Access your vehicle at any time with our 24 hour access, and know that your vehicle is secure with pin coded gates and CCTV surveillance. Furthermore, view our pricing guide for our Adelaide self storage, as well as other storage options.

Lastly, our vehicle storage is stress free, simple and affordable. Enquire online today, or give our friendly staff a call on 08 8371 0000.

Caravan Storage – How to prepare

Purchasing a caravan is a great investment and fun for the whole family to jump in for a little getaway. However, failing to prepare for caravan storage during the off season can lead to costly damage. We have previously looked at vehicle and caravan storage options while it is not in use. Now lets look at how to prepare your caravan for storage and the steps you should take to protect it.

Clean Inside the Caravan

Empty the contents for caravan storage

Empty all personal and food items from the caravan. Closely check all of the cupboards, drawers, under furniture and beds to ensure you have completely emptied the caravan. Remove used tea towels, bed sheets and towels to wash so they are clean and fresh for next time. Store expensive items like a TV, laptop or other appliances in a locked cupboard, or alternatively take them out. This will prevent your caravan from being a target for break ins whilst in self storage. Remove any food items in the cupboards that may leave mouldy smells or attract unwanted pests. Make a list of everything you have removed or need to replace to ensure you don’t forget anything on your next trip.

Scrub and vacuum interior for caravan storage

Thoroughly clean inside your caravan from top to bottom prior to putting it in self storage. Scrub and wipe down any surfaces and empty cupboards. Vacuum the carpets, couches and any corners to eliminate dust build up and traces of food. Food will attract rodents and pests which can cause damage to your caravan. Cleaning the interior of your caravan will ensure that it stays in great condition whilst in caravan storage and is always ready to go for the next trip.

Clean the fridge and freezer

Defrost the fridge and freezer and empty the contents from both. Give them a good clean to ensure they don’t smell of last nights dinner. Ensure the interior is dry after cleaning and leave both the fridge and the freezer doors ajar to avoid any mould build up. Additionally, place a box of baking soda or dry sac in the fridge to draw out excess moisture.

Close windows, vents and blinds

Protect your caravan from letting any unwanted weather in. Just like water damage, direct sunlight can damage the interior of your caravan during storage. So it’s just as important to close blinds as it is to make sure all windows are closed and locked. To prevent mould forming from excess moisture make sure all caravan awnings are dry and rolled up tightly. This is also a great opportunity to check your caravans seals to ensure that they are 100% weather proof, especially when it comes to washing the outside of your caravan.

Clean the Outside of your Caravan

Clean and dry exterior

Time to give the outside some TCL. Invest in a soft-bristle brush attached to a long broom handle so it is easy to reach the high and awkward spots. Clean the outside of the caravan with your preferred washing solution. Retreat Caravans say that using dish soap can strip the paint of wax and protective coatings, leaving it vulnerable to scratching and sun damage. For best results wash your caravan with a car washing detergent. Use a small step ladder to get access to the roof of your caravan to get any tough spots like dried bird droppings. Simply rinse off with a hose or bucket. High pressure cleaners may cause damage to the paint work. 

Cover your caravan

The minimum step you should take to protect your caravan whilst in outdoor storage is to invest in a caravan cover. This will not only make sure the exterior is protected from the weather but it will also keep your caravan looking good for longer. Again, make sure your caravan is completely dry before covering to prevent moisture build up. Also, ensure the cover is breathable, this too helps prevent condensation.

Keep air circulating

Leave air vents in your caravan uncovered so air can circulate inside the caravan. This will ensure your caravan is not stuffy and stale when you take it out again. Circulation of air will filter your air or clean the air. It will also help diffuse or spread any pollutants added to the air, like any food smells.

Mechanical Checks Before Storing your Caravan

Disconnect the battery

Caravans have batteries to power the appliances when your caravan is not plugged into an electrical source. Having your battery disconnected whilst in storage will save your electrical items from draining the battery whilst it is not being used. The last thing you need is to get to your destination and find out the fridge or lights are not working because the battery has been drained.

Only disconnect the battery once it has been fully charged. Never leave it fully drained. It is also important that your check the battery every couple of months whilst it is in storage. This will ensure the battery does not drain. A fully charged battery can prevent deterioration and will ensure your house on wheels is ready when you are.

Check the tyres before and after caravan storage

A quick trip to the service station to check your tyre pressure before storing. This will save you time in the long run. Depending on how long your caravan will be sitting in storage, it is a good idea to pump the tyres to the optimum pressure. Your tyres will naturally lose pressure while it’s in caravan storage. Alternatively, if you know your caravan will be in storage for an extended period of time, jack it up to take the pressure off the tyres. Cover the tyres to protect them from the elements and to avoid deterioration.

Grease trailer hitches

Trailer hitches will need to be lubricated before storage and again when you pick it up after being in caravan storage. Apart from the general wear and tear this will prevent, it will also eliminate the awful sound of metal scrapping on metal when you turn a corner and any friction this can cause. Once you have lubricated the hitch ball cover it. Now that your caravan is ready to be rested and stored after it’s big trip don’t forget to check on it every now and again. This will assist in picking up any issues well before your next caravan getaway.

New Secure Vehicle Storage Area… NOW OPEN!

Store UR Stuff has extended! We are excited to announce the development of our new vehicle storage area is now open. With 24 hour security monitoring and recorded surveillance. As well as security fencing, PIN coded access and security lighting, you can rest assured your caravan will be safe and secure. To find out how to protect your caravan from theft and break ins contact Store UR Stuff  and reserve your spot today.