Frequently Asked Questions with North Brisbane Self Storage
Read the FAQs and Helpful Tips from North Brisbane Self Storage to get the most out of your self storage needs.
If you have a question which isn't here be sure to get in contact with us and one of our friendly team will assist you.
What size storage unit should I rent?
Talk to our consultants today to discuss your space requirements or use our handy space calculator.
Depending on your reason for storing, how much space your require will differ. If you require little access to your stored goods, packing your storage space tightly and efficiently is the way to go. If you are accessing the space regularly, making use of a larger well organised space, perhaps with shelving and racks may be more convenient.
How much will a storage unit hold?
Make use of our space calculator to get an estimated size of the space you require. Our unique modular units can be combined or split to custom suit your storage requirements. The "side access" has been specifically included to improve the maximum possible access to your storage space. Multiple roller doors increase the ease in packing and accessing your stored goods whilst decreasing the space required.
What Can't I Store in my Self Storage Unit?
Common sense and laws set down by government departments and authorities determine what can and can’t be stored. However, under your Self Storage Agreement you can’t store hazardous, dangerous, illegal, stolen, perishable, environmentally harmful goods or explosive goods. You also cannot store goods that are irreplaceable, currency, jewellery, furs, deeds, paintings, curios, works of art and items of sentimental value.
Hints and Tips
Make sure you arrange disconnection and reconnection of services like electricity, gas and phonelines. Redirect deliveries like the paper and drinks and organise redirection of mail with the post office.
Authorities and businesses to notify of your change of address include:
- Electoral office
- Vehicle registration office
- Banks and financial adviser
- Taxation office
- Insurance provider
- Educational institutions
- Clubs and subscriptions
Self Storage is the Solution
Self Storage is the solution to the fast paced, ever changing environment we live in today. Whether you are:
- Working Overseas
- Running a business from home
- Down sizing or up sizing
- A collector, hobbyist, club, group or organisation,
Talk to North Brisbane Self Storage about your individual needs, so you can make the most of your self storage space.
The Storage Agreement
The Self Storage Association of Australasia advises the use of the Standard Self Storage Agreement to protect the storer and the storage centre owner. North Brisbane Self Storage uses a version of this agreement with all customers.
A copy of the Storage Terms and Conditions which accompany the agreement can be found on our website. This document is an important document so be sure to read it thoroughly. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask the staff at North Brisbane Self Storage.
The goods you have in a Self Storage space are yours and remain your sole responsibility. You should always have them covered by insurance.
North Brisbane Self Storage offers our customers insurance from Midland Insurance Brokers. Visit our Insurance page for more information.
Tips for Storing Applicances
Fridges, freezers and other white goods should be clean and dry before storing, with a deodoriser inside for freshness and the door slightly ajar.
Stoves and other cooking equipment should be cleaned before storing.
Avoid placing other items inside white goods. However, some goods can be stacked on top of fridges, freezers and stoves. Tools and other equipment should always be cleaned before storing.
Tips for Storing Furniture
Cover mattresses and lounges with plastic covers. Empty wardrobes, drawers and cupboards to protect shelving and framework. Disassemble beds and tables (where possible) and wrap legs. Store tables and other fragile items on padding upside down on top of other solid sturdy items to protect their legs and structure.
Vacuum upholstery clean before storing. Lightweight chairs are best stored stacked seat to seat, or on top of upturned tables. Use plastic covers to cover your furniture. Books should be packed flat, not on their spines, and in small cartons so they’re easily moved.
We have a range of covers and boxes available for purchase instore - see what is available here.
Tips for Storing Dishes and Glassware
Use a layer of packing at the top and bottom of cartons containing breakables. Individually wrap items in packing paper (newsprint works but you get very dirty), be especially carefull with fine bone china, crystal and glassware. Nest plates and cups together and stand large plates, platters, casserole dishes and saucers on their edges. Fill any gaps in the carton with scrunched paper or material to prevent movement. Label all cartons containing breakables, don’t place heavy items on top of them. Take a look at the boxes and packing materials available instore.
How to Store Mirrors, Windows, Screens and Paintings
Protect these items with packing material like bubble wrap and store them on their edges.
Alternatively, use picture or mirror boxes to protect these items even more. Fill your boxes with packing foam until just full. Partly filled or bulging cartons can tip or collapse.
Tip: Packing and labelling cartons room by room makes unpacking and finding items much easier.
Tips for Storing TVs, DVDs, Videos and Music Equipment
If you’ve kept the original boxes and packing materials, reuse them. Otherwise, bubble wrap items individually and store them in sealed boxes, remembering to fill all gaps with packing to protect and prevent against movement. If any equipment contains batteries, it is recommended you remove them incase of leakage.
Tips for Storing Mowers, Petrol Tools and Other Machinery
Drain fuel and oil to reduce the risk of damage to other goods and avoid a possible fire hazard. Please place old carpet or carboard under item.
How Should I Store Metal Items?
Wrap silverware in non-acidic tissue paper or store in plastic bags to reduce tarnishing. Wipe any chrome or cast iron items with a cloth impregnated with a little machine oil to retard rust.
Tips for Storing Battery Operated Toys, Appliances and Small Electronics
We recommend removal of batteries to avoid damage from leaking acids.
If storing kitchen appliances and you have the original box you should place it back into that otherwise, place it into a box and fill in any gaps with bubble wrap. See our range of boxes for options.
Storing Computers and Laptops
If you’ve kept the original boxes and packing materials we recommend you reuse them. However bubble wrap and good quality cartons will also do the job. Remember to use packing material to line the top and bottom and to pack the gaps to protect the equipment and prevent movement.
If you are storing a laptop, it is recommended that you remove the battery from the laptop incase of leakage.