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  1. The Unstoreables: 7 creative summer garden storage ideas

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    At blue self storage, we’re all about helping you store your treasured possessions at a great price. But what about the stuff that you can’t or just don’t want to put in storage?

    With most of us destined to stay at home this summer, it’s more important than ever to make our homes and outdoor spaces a comfortable space to relax – that means getting creative with your garden storage.

    An old washing machine… That dusty old cupboard… Don’t just take them to the dump or let them clutter up your home. Instead: up-cycle!

    So, ready to make the most of your makeshift holiday home? Here are 7 creative ways to repurpose or cleverly hide your ‘unstoreables’ over the summer months…

     

    1. Furniture planter

    Got some old furniture you’re not quite ready to let go of? Pop old cupboards or drawers in the garden and fill them with flowers to brighten up the space. You can even use the extra space to store pots and other gardening bits and bobs! Handy.

     

    2. Multi-use mini sheds

    Not just for fire pit logs – although they’re great for that too – a modular shed or container helps tidy away visual clutter like bins, tools, BBQs, hoses and all the other things you don’t want to see when you’re sipping margaritas.

     

    3. Washing machine fire pit

    Broken washing machine? Take out the stainless-steel drum to create a nifty fire pit! Perfect for summer campfires with friends and family, especially on chilly evenings. Dust off the guitar and bust out your best amateur guitar skills! Did someone say Wonderwall?

    Bonus tip: Use old bricks as a border for a rustic look!

     

    4. Easy storage bench

    One simple purchase can make a helluva difference – one storage box like the above can double as a seat (don’t forget the cushions…) and as a garden storage container.

    Even if you’re renovating or redecorating, you could fit your tools, bricks, paint tins and bits ‘n’ bobs inside, with no one any the wiser.

     

    5. Log displays

    Have some old logs left over from winter? Don’t leave them lying around. Storing them in an old box can make a stylish display to go with your summer garden’s aesthetic. Oh, and you’ll need the kindling for your washing machine drum fire pit!

     

    6. Wooden pallet DIY seating

    Got an old wooden pallet going spare? Toolbox at the ready! You’d be amazed what you can make with them. Turn pallets into coffee tables, benches, or even an outdoor sofa for an ultra-relaxed space.

    Bonus tip: Incorporate piano hinges within the seats and your seating swiftly becomes storage for everything else!

     

    7. Old tyre creations

    No one likes getting a burst tyre, but when they look this good, it’s not such a bother. Turn old tyres into quirky tables and chairs! Or, if the pallet tables and chairs are more your thing, plant flowers in the tyres to add some colour to casa del you.

     

    We hope some of these garden storage ideas inspire you to use your unstoreables to transform your space into an exotic paradise – if you do, share a pic with us on Instagram or Facebook, we’d love to see it!

    Got some stuff that is fit for storage? Check out our full range of storage solutions.

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  2. Watch our 200+ Easter eggs travel on ‘An Eggcellent Adventure’ to Cardiff Foodbank… [video]

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    When our customers helped us to collect over 200 eggs for Cardiff Foodbank, the only task that remained … was getting them there safely!

    Our fabulous new storage coordinator Bernie took on the challenge. Her mission, should she choose to accept it, was to transport the eggs to their final destination at Cardiff Foodbank. And with a sat nav to guide her, could anything go wrong?

    Well, err … watch for yourself! #BernieOnAJourney ↓

    Thank you!

    Cardiff Foodbank logoWe’d like to thank all our wonderful customers who helped donate so many special Easter gifts to the local people using Cardiff Foodbank’s critical services.

    Especially during a time when Covid-19 has brought hardship to many and money is tight – your phenomenal, generous efforts will help Cardiff families and children in crisis to celebrate an Easter tradition without worrying about expenses.

    To help Cardiff Foodbank continue their eggcellent work, you can donate via LocalGiving – just hit the button below.

    Donate to Cardiff Foodbank


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  3. How to choose the right size storage unit when you’re moving house

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    Moving house and wondering what size storage unit you need?

    At blue self storage we offer 4 different sizes of self storage units. You can pick from…

    • 48 sq ft – ideal for a garden shed
    • 64 sq ft – ideal for a 1 – 2 bedroom house or flat
    • 80 sq ft – ideal for a 2 – 3 bedroom house
    • 160 sq ft – ideal for a 3 – 4 bedroom house

    But there’s no need to stress if you book a self storage unit for a house move and it turns out too big or too small – if you want to downsize to a smaller unit or upgrade to a bigger one, it’s no problem at all.

    And our minimum length contract for a self storage unit is only one month, giving you ultra flexibility and ease.

    Self storage units at blue self storage - Cardiff and Tyneside

    How do I figure out what size storage unit I need?

    A quick rule of thumb is to think of a one-bedroom house as needing around 50 sq ft storage.

    Next, add between 30 and 50 sq ft for every extra bedroom.

    So for a 2 bed home, look at 80 sq ft. For a 3 bed house, around 130 sq ft.

    How do you store furniture in a storage unit?

    It’s super simple and we can help answer questions you might have. But here are a few pro tips on storing items:

    • Clean everything thoroughly
    • Dismantle furniture and large items if possible
    • Use draws and wardrobes to the max
    • Clean and wrap furniture for long-term storage
    • Box and label everything properly – don’t worry if you forget, we sell packaging on site!
    • You might want to raise furniture off the floor
    • Store TVs etc. in their original packaging if you still have it and fill gaps with bubble wrap or foam packing
    • Don’t cram stuff in

    What size storage unit do I need? Helpful guide from blue self storage

    What size storage unit do I need for a 1 bedroom apartment?

    Anything in the region of 50 to 65 sq ft is the ideal self storage unit for a 1 bedroom apartment.

    What size storage do I need for a 3 bedroom house?

    A self storage unit somewhere between 120 and 150 sq ft should hold the contents of a 3 bedroom house.

    How can blue self storage help you?

    Drop us a message on social media or over the phone if you’ve any questions around self storage and house moving. We’re a friendly bunch 😁

    029 20 361 361 (Cardiff)

    0191 258 0286 (Tyneside)

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