Safe Working for Self-Storage Businesses

As the UK starts to return to a new normal, the British Association of Removers (BAR) has been giving advice to its members on how the self-storage industry can safely return to business. Safely return to business With the housing market back up and running, and people able to view houses again, now is the time to safely return to business for the self-storage industry. An increase in house sales will see an increase in residential customer use of self-storage facilities in the coming weeks. This means there should no longer be restrictions to certain customers, however, you may wish … Continue reading

UK Self-Storage Annual Industry Report 2020

The UK Self-Storage Annual Industry Report gives our self-storage customers great insights into how well the industry is performing and the growth prospects for the following year. Cushman & Wakefield launched the UK Self-Storage Annual Industry Report last month in Partnership with SSA. The report touches on the effect of the coronavirus and how successful self-storage companies will ride out the pandemic. Key results from the UK Self-Storage Annual Industry Report The report includes some key findings which will be extremely useful for our self-storage customers moving forward, including:  Occupancy on current lettable space is 76.2% down from 77.2% last … Continue reading

Quicksilver Removals and Storage Case Study

Quicksilver Removals and Storage is a premier movers and storage firm in the North East. With over 30 years’ experience, a sterling reputation and a desire to grow, in January 2019 the firm made the decision to expand its domestic and self-storage offering. That’s where Mr Box came in to help. After extensive research to find their perfect self-store partner, the team at Quicksilver got in touch with us. Joanne Ball, commercial business manager at the company said: “We were impressed by Mr Box’s professional approach. “A key selling point for us was the opportunity to feature on the Mr … Continue reading

Bilting Farm Case Study

After a drop in his existing industry meant Simon Grayson of Bilting Farm needed to explore new revenue streams, he decided to take a dip into the world of self-storage – that’s where we came in to help.   Originally established in the 1930s, Simon’s father took over the mushroom farm in 1978 after the family moved back to the UK from Cyprus. Unfortunately, the industry began to experience difficulties in 2010, leading Simon – who had now taken over – to explore other options. After reading an article about the opportunities in the USA’s storage industry, and conducting his … Continue reading

A Guide To Storage For Reselling

The reselling business has existed for hundreds of years – but has exploded in popularity since the dawn of the internet. Whether you’re interested in running your own business or just want to get started, reselling items through third party sites such as Amazon and eBay makes things simple. When the hobby becomes a career through growth, you will be faced with a number of challenges. At Mr. Box, our storage units provide safe and secure stock storage for businesses across the country, so we felt it was the perfect time to share our tips. Getting started To get started … Continue reading

Supplying a Grassroots Rugby Team

Grassroots Rugby: Supplying A Team With the Rugby World Cup hosted in Japan this year, it’s a great time to shed some light on the fantastic sport of rugby. For rugby teams to exist, they must have a certain level of kit that enables them to train and play – but often at a grassroots level this equipment can be hard to source. The supply of a low-level sports team is not something many people ever consider – but a lot goes in to getting people playing… Funding Most rugby clubs, at grassroots level, fund themselves through local sponsorships, player … Continue reading

All mod cons at Pink Storage

In 2016, Scott Evans set up Pink Storage in Newport, Wales, with his brother Greg. After starting off with 40 units, the firm has gone from strength to strength – and we’ve been involved every step of the way. Scott launched the business after he noticed that the self-storage industry was lagging behind in terms of the latest technology and digital strategy – and this is where Pink Storage is blazing a trail. Instead of lots of admin and paper, clients sign up online and are immediately texted a unique PIN code to access their unit. The newly-opened Newport branch … Continue reading

Downsizing Effectively With Self Storage Containers

There are many reasons why people decide to move into a smaller home. Perhaps it’s a change in lifestyle, or your children have flown the nest and downsizing seems like the most financially sound choice. Either way, one of the biggest obstacles you’ll face is what to do with all of your belongings. A self storage container can help to make this process easier, giving you a short-term solution to store anything that you don’t want to immediately move into your new home. Here are some tips that will help to make a stressful time run a little smoother. Plan … Continue reading

Self-Storage for Students

Whether you’re a University fresher, a recent graduate, or you’ve decided to spread your wings and spend some time experiencing a gap year or completing seasonal work abroad, you may be looking for somewhere that you can store your belongings for some time. University students can accumulate a lot of belongings during their time away from home, so much so that moving back into their parents’ home can often seem like an impossible task for one simple reason: limited space. Similarly, if you’re due to start University and want to have your belongings a little closer to your campus halls, … Continue reading