Tips and Hints for loading a Mobile Storage Unit (MSU)
Distribute the weight evenly in your MSU, not all on one side.
Place heavy items on the bottom and lighter things on top
Heaviest large items should be loaded nearer to the door and as central as possible to assist with safe handling of the MSU at our depot.
Secure the door of the MSU when it is open to prevent it from closing unexpectedly
Pack all of your items as tightly as possible. Avoid leaving open space where items can move about.
Use the blankets supplied to protect furniture although it is your responsibility to make sure adequate packing and wrapping is used.
When packing cartons use lots of bubble wrap, paper and tissue.
Boxes should be filled completely. If this is not possible, fill the remainder of the box with spare packing materials. Make sure the lids of the boxes are closed.
Heavy items should be packed into smaller boxes for easier lifting.
Lightweight items can go into larger boxes.
Drawers can sometimes be used to load soft unbreakable things.
Secure the MSU when you are not in attendance with a strong commercial grade padlock. If you do not have one Simply Store will be able to sell you one.
For extra security you could park your car in front of the MSU door when not in attendance.
Use the inventory list which is downloadable from the Website so that you can remember where you have loaded your effects in each MSU.
Always wear protective clothing and footwear when handling furniture and effects. You should be conversant with manual handling and safe lifting techniques. Please keep children and animals out of harms way (yours as well as theirs).
Prohibited or stolen goods, drugs, pornographic material, potentially dangerous, damaging or explosive items, including gas bottles, aerosols, paints, firearms and ammunition.
Jewellery, watches, trinkets, precious stones or metals, money , deeds, securities, stamps, coins, or goods or collections of similar kind.
Plants or goods likely to encourage vermin or other pests or to cause infestation or contamination.
Perishable items and/or those requiring a controlled environment (food).
Any animals, birds or fish
Goods which require special licence or government permission for export or import.
When you need storage for your belongings, your rental experience should be pleasant and hassle-free. So in everything we do - from our friendly, professional staff, to our spotless facilities, to our flexible rental options - we work hard to ensure your experience with us is just that. When you store with Simply Store, you can be assured that you are getting the very best storage facilities in the country. Just ask, and we will be happy to help.
We have the space you need, when you need it
Our units are bright and clean.
Choose the space that best fits your needs.
When you store with Simply Store, you can move in any day of the month.
Up-size or downsize your storage space whenever your needs change.
Stay for as long - or as short - as you want.
Store almost anything, for any reason. Your privacy is respected.
Check out our useful Tips & Hints and also our Prohibited Items List section above.
We offer great value for money
Store with Simply Store, and the price we quote is the price you pay.
There are no hidden charges.
We don't charge a security deposit.
We don't charge extra fees each time you access your unit.
We will not insist that you buy insurance from us. You are free to use your own provider.
Check out our current specials to save even more.
Please ask us if you need any Labour, Padlocks and Packing Materials.
Self-storage is an excellent option for storing overflow of many different types of materials from your home or business. You can think of your storage unit as a second garage or business supply room.
When planning what to store in your unit, whether for business or personal purposes, consider that all storage facilities have restrictions on what they will allow you to store on their premises. This is for the protection of not just you and your belongings, but the facility staff and other customers and their goods. You will be required to sign a lease indicating that you understand and agree to adhere to the rules and restrictions for what items are allowable. As a general rule, any item or material that is considered "inherently dangerous" will not be allowed.
In preparation for renting a storage unit, make out a preliminary inventory of the items you wish to store. Bring this with you to review with the Simply Store manager to make sure you'll be in full compliance with the list of allowable items. Full disclosure of what you will be storing is required. Or, if you're not sure if an item is allowed, call Simply Store ahead of time to find out. This will prevent any related inconvenience.
Simply Store frequently gets questions about what is acceptable to store. Here is a list of items and materials about which we are commonly asked:
Combustible, Flammable, Hazardous or Toxic Materials
Considered "inherently dangerous," these include gasoline, compressed gas, propane tanks, kerosene, lamp and motor oil, acid, grease, corrosives, fertilizer, paint, cleaners, chemicals, narcotics, or hazardous, toxic or biological waste. Asbestos or products containing asbestos are not allowed. You also cannot store fireworks, explosives, weapons or ammunition.
Tyres & Vehicles
Storing vehicles are generally acceptable, as long as they are registered, insured and in operational condition. Most facilities will not let you store more than four tyres in your self-storage unit because of the cost to dispose of them.
Medical/Pharmaceutical Supplies & Equipment
If you are a sales representative, you may find a self-storage unit a convenient place to manage medical supplies and pharmaceutical samples. It is a useful way to keep your products organized and easily accessible without cluttering up your office or filling your car boot. While most supplies are acceptable, radioactive equipment - or anything that contains radioactive materials - cannot legally be stored.
If you work in construction, it can be convenient to stop by the storage unit on the way to the site and pick up the equipment you need. However, please check with the self-storage facility before planning to store any construction equipment. Some equipment - for example, equipment used to locate underground water - is prohibited.
Perishable Food and Animal Products
Canned foods can be stored in storage units, but perishable food products such as cereals, fresh produce or meats are not allowed. These may spoil or attract pests.
Miscellaneous Prohibited Items
Any animals or plants - alive or dead - cannot be stored. Nor can any stolen items. People are not allowed to plug in or use refrigerators, freezers, generators, space heaters or live in storage units.
If you have any question about the items you wish to store, consult the manager of Simply Store before you pack and the items arrive at the site.