Based out of Bedford, United Kingdom, Storing.com used their own study to discover the main issues determining the choice of storage providers in the UK. Due to their findings, they are launching a free collection service for anyone renting a storage unit for a minimum of 26 weeks.
“Our sister logistics business means we have vehicles delivering daily in London and the surrounding areas so we can offer a high-quality collection and delivery service for our self storage customers more cost-effectively than the customer hiring a van or using their own vehicle,” said Director of Storing.com Guy Burridge. “This takes away the hassle of transporting possessions to the self storage site, and by using our professional two-man team, the customer has peace of mind knowing that their belongings are taken directly from their home to our site in one of our own vehicles.”
Information from the UK Self Storage Association indicates that self storage customers rent a unit for an average of 38 weeks. In addition to the free moving service Storing.com offers storage options for personal or business use, including document management and archiving.
Source: SYS-CON Media
Australian Storage Facility Fire Destroys Lord of the Rings Oscars and Memorabilia
Fire crews were called to a storage facility in Wellington, Australia at 12:45 a.m. local time Friday. The storage facility operated by Kiwi Self Storage contained 750 storage units, but did not have sprinklers installed. The company has the building fully insured, but renters need to have individual insurance to cover their belongings.
It is believed that the fire destroyed several Academy Awards, family heirlooms, and other valuables. Cinematographer Alex Funke, who worked on The Lord of the Rings films and the 1991 version of Total Recall, said his Oscar and BAFTA awards, as well as much of his camera equipment, were in a unit on the top floor.
It took almost all day to extinguish the flames and firefighters had to use a digger to demolish the side of the building in order to tackle the individual units. About 30 firefighters then worked their way through the top floor to damp down hot spots.
Source: Radio New Zealand