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  1. 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…

    breezybox - storage collection service in Cardiff from blue self storage - couple packing boxes

    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.

    breezybox - storage collection service in Cardiff from blue self storage - couple packing boxes

    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.

    storage by the box service in Cardiff - men roll on skateboard with boxes

    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.

    Couple walking happy with boxes - introducing breezybox by blue self storage

    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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  2. 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.

  3. Customer spotlight: A 5-star removals company reinventing house surveys

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    As we near the festive season, it’s a time for sharing the love and lifting each other up – so in our latest blog series, we’re shining a spotlight on companies doing fantastic work who deserve to be recognised for it.

    For this interview, we speak to Alex Ghimpu, Operations Manager & Adrian Stan, Director, of Red Lion Removals – a blue self storage customer since early 2020.

    They’re a family-owned business, founded from a desire to create a moving company that keeps its word and delivers an amazing customer experience.

    Hi guys. What does Red Lion Removals do?

    As the name suggests, we provide removal services all around Europe – but we also provide packing, dismantling and assembling services; making it easier for our customers to get from A to B!

    We’re relatively new, having formed in March 2020, and although we’re based in Cardiff, we serve customers all across the UK and EU.

    We’re very proud to have fantastic reviews from our customers so far, and we’re always trying to beat our own standards of service!

    The Red Lion Removals team at our Llanishen storage facility

    It’s been a tough time for businesses – how has yours adapted during lockdown?

    During lockdown we followed all the guidelines that the government put in place for us, including face masks, social distancing, sanitising and more.

    We also implemented our new ‘video survey’ service, where a customer can walk through the property and show us around via video chat – whether on a tablet, phone or laptop – before we estimate a price.

    It means we completely reduce unnecessary contact and our customers can stay 100% safe – very handy as we’ve had lots of people moving house during lockdown!

    Branded face masks by Red Lion Removals

    Why do you use blue self storage?

    We love the flexibility, location and customer service provided by blue self storage for removal companies – having originally used the Wentloog storage site, we moved to the Llanishen facility once it had opened as it’s so convenient for where a lot of our customers are.

    But also a huge factor is definitely the security. When storing customers’ treasured items, top-level security is an absolute must, and we feel super safe with you guys.

    In general, how does self storage help your business?

    Using self storage is helpful for our customers who have delays between moving out and moving in, for sure, but it also means we can be flexible and offer different options.

    So, what projects are Red Lion Removals working on at the moment?

    We’re always busy with our general removals but our hard-working team is also looking at having a new office in the near future!

    Plus, we’re hoping to open a new branch in a different location, which is exciting. We already serve a wide geographical area with both the UK and EU, so a new base would be ideal.

    COVID-19 has led to a lot of local community help & support – what’s been your favourite ‘community kindness’ story you’ve seen?

    Our favourite stories are definitely of neighbours and people looking after each other, like this sweet friendship between 77-year-old Andy and 31-year-old volunteer Alex in Glasgow.

    Closer to home, lots of Cardiff companies offered help, support and free food to organisations like the NHS, which was incredible to see.

    Introducing our ‘customer spotlight’ series

    It’s been a hard year for businesses in South Wales and across the UK, dealing with projects on hold, staff at home and other pandemic-related difficulties. But through good times or bad, these companies are the backbone of our national economy.

    So that’s why we’re launching our brand new ‘customer spotlight’ series, celebrating our business & commercial storage customers who use us to save space & stay focused in challenging times.

    We’d like to say a huge thanks to Adrian, Alex & Red Lion Removals for the interview – good luck with your next batch of removals!

    Read our other ‘customer spotlight’ interviews:

    Want your business featured in the next ‘customer spotlight’? Get in touch…


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  4. Watch a mini preview of our Llanishen storage facility, now open! [video]

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    Pack it up, pack it in – our Llanishen storage facility is now open!

    Step inside our site with Dean (Operations Manager) for a sneak preview of how it looks in our brand new video ↓

     

     

    We’ll be releasing a full video tour of our Llanishen storage facility soon, so keep an eye out… 🔎

    Sign up at Llanishen, contact-free

    For brand new storage customers, we’re currently operating a remote sign-up service.

    1. Get in touch via our social media, email us at info@blueselfstorage.co.uk, phone us on 02920 361 361 or message us via our contact form to book your unit
    2. We’ll take you through our booking process & take card payments over the phone
    3. You can provide any of your ID documentation by scanning & sending via email, to info@blueselfstorage.co.uk
    4. We’ll leave your keys, unit number and any ID pass you may need with our trusted security team at the gates

    Book your spot at our Llanishen storage facility

    Choose from 4 unit sizes (48 / 64 / 80 / 160 Sqft) starting from just £17.30* per week! *includes VAT.

    Our Llanishen site has 24/7 monitored CCTV surveillance and automated security barriers using fob entry/exit, so your belongings are safe and secure.

    Find out more / book now

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  5. Need help choosing a storage unit size? Our new Calcumate tool tells you just the size you need

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    After weeks of building the motivation to make a start, you finally finish packing… and then, BAM! You’re stuck when choosing the right size storage unit!

    How much space will a fridge-freezer need? Can one storage unit really take your entire Beanie Babies collection? And just how big is 64 sqft?!

    Well, worry no longer – our new website feature, Calcumate, will have it sorted in no time.

    Calcumate is a customisable tool that supplies you with a recommended storage size suited for your needs, whether you’re wanting to store self storage, commercial storage – you name it! All you have to do is list all the items you want to store, and it will do all the hard work for you!

    See why you have to try it…

    It can save you money

    No need to mess around and pay for a unit size that’s too small, nor too big for that matter. Calcumate works out all the measurements of your belongings and from this, is able to slot all your items together, making sure you get the most out of the space capacity.

    Say goodbye to wasted pennies and hello to saving money, as you will only pay for what you need!

    Quick application

    It’s quick & easy to use, requiring a few simple clicks to get to the right kind of storage you’re wanting to store. So you’ll know which size unit to ask for when you get in touch – making your booking process almost done before it’s even started!

    Watch as you fill your unit

    Simply put, it’s fun to use! See a 3D representation of you packing in your small boxes, big boxes, wardrobes, desks, fridges or whatever it may be, in real time. It’s like playing The Sims all over again…

    You’ll know if you have any room left for the future

    If you’re recommended a larger unit size, you’ll be able to see how much room you have left to play with. This is brilliant if you are doing a slow clear out of the house because you know you’ll definitely be wanting to store more in the future. #thinkingahead

    Get help choosing your unit – Calcumate is right here! 👇

    Ready to book your storage unit?

    Prices start from just £13.81 per week at our Wentloog storage facility.

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