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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. 3 winners for our birthday competition – *REVEALED*!

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    We’re thrilled to finally announce the 3 winners of our big birthday competition!

    The entries to our competition closed on Thursday 29th July, midday and the winners have now been picked and are in the process of being contacted to claim their prizes.

    We had a whopping 235 entries! So we’d like to thank all our lovely customers for entering and getting involved.

    There’s no hat big enough to pick out 235 pieces of paper, so an outside helper (who isn’t a blue self storage team member) used a random generator to sift through the data and select our 3 lucky winners.

    They are as follows…

    1st PRIZE – OWEN ROBINSON

    Congratulations to Owen, winner of our £100 meal for 2 at a restaurant of your choice!

     

    2nd PRIZE – ROY DAVIES

    Congratulations to Roy, winner of 1 month FREE storage at any of our 3 locations!

     

    3rd PRIZE – GILLIAN EDWARDS

    Congratulations to Gillian, winner of a £50 retail gift card you can spend at a variety of local businesses in either Cardiff or Tyneside!

    But we couldn’t stop there…

    So many of you entered, we wanted to share more prizes! So we’ve picked 10 random runners up who’ll each receive a blue self storage branded mug and car air freshener!

    RUNNERS UP

    1. Oliver Wakeling
    2. Jody Shepperd
    3. Derek Lawrence
    4. Colin Pretlove
    5. Siobhan Jones
    6. Annabel Cooper
    7. Christopher Dance
    8. Steve Walsh-Jones
    9. Nicholas Woodberry
    10. Greg Starr

    We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who entered! To all the winners, we’ll contact you in due course to arrange prize handover.

    If you didn’t win this time, thanks for trying! Please keep an eye out for future competitions in our newsletters.

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  3. 5 reasons to use breezybox, our easy new storage collection service

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    Did you catch the news? We’ve just launched breezybox, our new ‘storage by the box’ collection service!

    What is ?

    breezybox is the fast and convenient way to arrange storage and store your valued items without leaving the house.

    We’ll deliver all the boxes and packaging you need. Simply fill up the boxes and we’ll return to collect them when you’re ready. We’ll then transport and safely store your items at your nearest blue self storage facility.

    Prices start at £5.95 per box, per month – so if you stored 3 boxes, that’s still £42.15 cheaper than hiring our smallest unit!

    Check out our breezybox service

    Not sure whether breezybox is right for you? Here are 5 reasons it just might be…

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    1. You don’t have enough items to fill a whole storage unit

    Do you have a few bulky items that just won’t fit in the flat?

    Often, our customers have one or two awkward items that they’d like to keep for the future, but don’t have space for right now.

    If you don’t have enough stuff to fill a whole storage unit, but removing a few items would make a big difference to the way you use your home, breezybox is a great option for you.

    With breezybox, you don’t need to go to the expense of reserving a whole storage unit. You simply pay for the storage you need, saving you extra costs.

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    2. You’re moving home or downsizing

    Knowing what to do with your possessions when you’re moving home or changing offices can sometimes be tricky.

    While your new place might have enough room for all your items, there’s often some downtime between moving out and receiving your new set of keys.

    That’s why breezybox is ideal if you need to temporarily store items. It saves you the hassle of attending a storage facility – that’s one less thing to worry about when you move out.

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    3. You don’t have your own vehicle

    Have you ever tried taking a canoe, a trombone and a comic book collection on public transport? You get some funny looks…

    If you don’t have a car or a van, getting your items to a storage facility can sometimes be a struggle.

    breezybox saves you the expense of hiring a vehicle; we’ll deliver your boxes to a nearby blue self storage unit on your behalf.

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    4. You’re going on holiday (or returning home for the summer)

    If you’re jet-setting around the world on the trip of a lifetime, or you’re an international student returning home to spend time with family over the summer, you don’t want to worry about valuable items getting stolen.

    breezybox acts as a temporary safe for your valuables. Our round-the-clock security ensures your precious items are always protected.

    5. You have seasonal hobbies taking up space

    Skiing, scuba diving, camping… the greatest hobbies usually come with a wardrobe’s-worth of equipment.

    If you’re not using seasonal equipment year-round, then storing it at home can become frustrating, especially if you have a small home or you’re sharing with multiple tenants.

    breezybox lets you store items when you don’t need them and easily retrieve them when it’s time. That way, your hobbies remain joys, not chores.

    You pack it up, we pack it in!

    breezybox is a great option for busy people or those with limited space at home. It’s a speedy service that’s super easy to use.

    Want to try it? Learn more about our storage collection service and fill out the order form.

    Book your breezybox

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  4. Introducing our brand new storage collection service, breezybox

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    Introducing our brand new service, breezybox – our refreshingly easy service offering ‘by the box’ storage collection in Cardiff 📦

    Say hello to our easy, breezy, hassle-free ‘storage by the box’ collection service – it’s self storage without leaving the house. You pack it up, we pack it in!

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    How breezybox by blue self storage works

    Using breezybox is easy peasy. Simply let us know how many boxes you’d like to store and the length of storage time you need. We’ll deliver boxes and packing material like tape and bubble wrap straight to your door.

    Take your time to pack up your stuff. You don’t need to fill up your car or hire a van to drive your possessions to our warehouse. Instead, you can pack your boxes from the comfort of home.

    When you book the service, you’ll also select the date for us to collect your packed boxes. We’ll pop back to pick up your treasured items and deliver them straight to our facility for storage.

    Book breezybox from £5.95 per month

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    Who breezybox is for

    breezybox is currently available to everyone living in the Cardiff area. This super useful service is suitable for everyone from students to seniors and everyone in between.

    You’ll love breezybox if you…

    Have a busy schedule
    If you’re always rushed off your feet, you might not have a spare minute to visit one of our storage facilities. With breezybox, we bring the storage to you. You can fill up your boxes when you have a chance, without the need to spend time dropping off your items.

    Don’t have a vehicle
    Our customers often need to store several items, which can make it tricky to get to one of our storage facilities without a car. Instead of lugging your items around on public transport (or hoping a taxi driver will take pity on you and your ten boxes), our drivers will transport your storage items for you.

    Need to move in a hurry
    If you’re moving out and don’t have time to sort through your stuff, breezybox is a quick solution. Simply estimate the number of things you need to store, and we’ll be there in a jiffy with your boxes so that you can move out and come back to your items when you have more time to sort through them.

    5 reasons why you need breezybox →

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    What to expect from breezybox

    Using breezybox is easy breezy & simple! Here’s what to expect…

    Speedy service
    We’ll drop off your boxes soon after you request them. When you’re ready for your items to be collected, we’ll be back to pick them up.

    Hassle-free
    No need to attend a storage facility and no need to deliver your items yourself. Simply fill out our form and select the number of storage boxes you need. We’ll take care of the rest.

    Friendly drivers
    You’ll experience the same friendly service that you would at a blue self storage facility. Our drivers are accommodating and happy to help 😁

    What you can store with breezybox

    You can store most items that fit into a standard or large-sized storage box. We can also collect some larger items like surfboards, suitcases and musical instruments – just message us and we’ll work it out with you.

    As you’d expect, you can’t store flammable liquids, food and drink, chemicals, weapons or pets. Yes, these are all things that people have tried to store with us in the past! For a full list of what can’t be stored, just head here.

    Customer reviews

    As it’s something of a pilot scheme, we’re very pleased to have started signing up some lovely customers already! Here’s what one of them had to say…

    “blue self storage provided excellent service! They were quick and efficient in dealing with my queries. All the staff-the manager, admin and the driver were friendly, no long call wait-times and communication was also good over telephone and email. Paperwork was dealt with swiftly and the collection arrangement went smoothly. I am honoured to be the first student to use their student-friendly scheme ‘breezybox’. I highly recommend their services to university students all across Cardiff! I look forward to using other blue self storage services soon and wish them the best of success!”

    Ruth, Cardiff medical student ★★★★★

    Want to try breezybox from blue self storage?

    Learn more about our storage collection in Cardiff and fill out the form to arrange a breezybox collection & delivery.

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    Our new breezybox service currently offers storage collection in Cardiff – we hope to expand to other locations soon!

  5. Enter our big birthday competition and win 3 amazing prizes!

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    We’re celebrating our 2nd birthday this July and we want you to celebrate with us!

    It’s officially 2 years since we changed from Cardiff Self Storage & emerged into a beautiful blue butterfly that is blue self storage – they grow up so fast, don’t they? 😢

    So, to celebrate our anniversary birthday, we’re running a fantastic competition for customers, to thank you for all your loyal support so far!

    Over to our Storage Coordinator Rhi who’ll tell you everything you need to know…

    In a nutshell, we’re inviting all our Cardiff & Tyneside customers to enter our competition!

    Simply submit your details below and you’ll be entered into our massive prize draw. You could win…

    First prize

    A £100 meal for 2 at a restaurant of your choice in your locality. Yum!

     

    Second prize

    1 month’s free storage at any of our storage sites for existing customers. The prize will be credited to your account – so that’s one less bill to pay for a whole month!

     

    Third prize

    A £50 gift card via Cardiff Gift Card [for Cardiff customers] or the Tyne Collective [for Newcastle customers] that you can spend with a variety of local businesses.

     

    Enter our prize draw

     

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    T&Cs

    Meal for two – Please tell us your restaurant of choice and we will put £100 ‘behind the bar’ in your name to spend on food and drinks. Prize must be used within the next 3 months following the competition closing date.

    £50 gift card – In the case of a Cardiff/South Wales winner, we will purchase a £50 gift card from Cardiff Gift Card in your name and send it to you securely. In the case of a Tyneside/Newcastle winner, we will ask for your preferred choice of businesses available through tynecollective.co.uk and purchase a £50 gift card in your name for that business and send it to you securely.

    1 month free storage – Please note this does not include contents insurance which will need to be purchased separately.

    Who can enter – This competition is open to existing customers only and we will be checking entrants’ details against our customer database.

    Closing date – The competition closes at 12pm midday on Thursday 29th July.