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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. 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.

  4. Covid-19: Site update [May 2021]

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    The latest updates at our Wentloog, Llanishen and Tyneside self storage facilities…

    Update – 14th May 2021

    Our Cardiff and Tyneside storage sites continue to remain open to customers and businesses. With the relaxation of rules – and notably campsites now reopening – we’re seeing an increase in caravan & motorhome activity. We’re encouraging customers to follow government guidelines and maintain social distancing.

    Our office remains closed to customers, we continue to complete new customer sign-ups remotely, and our track & trace system remains in operation to ensure maximum safety for site visitors.

    As restrictions continue to lift in Wales, we hope to be able to revert back to ‘normal’ service soon – but in the meantime, we’d like to thank all our lovely customers for their understanding and compliance with the regulations.

    Rest assured, our security continues to remain at FULL capacity and we’re still adhering to healthy & safety measures at all our facilities.

    Read the full update

    Get in touch

    We’re here to answer your questions.

    Kay, accounts team, blue self storage in cardiff

    If you have any questions at all regarding how we’re dealing with Covid-19, or anything else storage-related, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    Call: 02920 361 361
    Email: info@blueselfstorage.co.uk
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    We will continue to update our site with any new information.

    Thanks for reading and please stay safe,

    The blue self storage team