Saturday 08 August 2020

Spring cleaning to while away the lockdown? If you can’t bin it, (self) store it

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Have you been reorganising your home while stuck in the house these past weeks, but can’t bear the thought of throwing out that old table or all those books? A storage box could just be the answer. 

The Netherlands is a small country with small city homes to match. Perhaps you are between homes, downsizing, or have left the Marie Kondo course early: having sorted out the stuff you no longer want you cannot bring yourself to get rid of little Johnny’s childhood drawings just yet. Or maybe you have decided the time has finally come for that big DIY job and your furniture is in the way.

While there are many reasons why you would want to (temporarily) get rid of your belongings, there is only one affordable and stress free way of doing it. A self-storage unit at 1Box Self Storage will make room for all your (excess) stuff so you can have your home back or find a new one.

It’s not out of sight out of mind, however. You have access to your secure Box1 unit seven days a week via a personal code and safety lock. A simple calculating tool on the 1Box Self Storage site will tell you which of the differently sized units will fit your needs. And if in doubt, a member of staff will be on hand to give advice and support.

It only takes a minute to reserve your own extra space with 1Box online and wrapping and packing material is on site if needed. You will always deal with the one contact person throughout your storage period so no time is lost going from pillar to post. Have you finished your DIY job early or found your new home sooner than expected? You can cancel your storage agreement by the week so you only pay for the time you really need.

First month

1Box Self Storage’s hard to beat offers include a €1 rent for the first month, while you get used to the idea, and the free use of a trailer for safe  transport. If you find the same storage facility for less elsewhere they will give you, as a new customer, that same price. You will find all offers and conditions on the 1Box site.

Self-storage of personal items is not the only option available at 1Box. Companies, too, may need extra space, for instance to store archives which, by law, have to be kept for a number of years but may not be something you would want to take up valuable office space. Naturally the same safety conditions apply and you have access to your whenever needed.

If your business means you spend a lot of time on the road to visit clients you may need a pick-up space for any goods that you may need but do not necessarily like to keep in your car for safety reasons. 1Box can provide that space because it has depots across the country, from Groningen in the north to Sittard in the south, and many places in between.

Student have their own category at 1Box Self Storage, and their own student-friendly rates for storing bulky bikes or skateboards which might otherwise clutter up their small student accommodation. Downsizing parents of students, pay attention: this means that Johnny no longer has an excuse to leave his stuff at home – including that pile of childhood drawings.

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