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Cheers to Freedom: A Parent's Playbook for the College Send-off

Get ready for the grand college send-off, folks! It's not just a farewell; In this blog post, we're diving into some playful tips for parents as their kids fly the nest, giving a shout-out to Rent-A-Store for simplifying the process and offering creative ideas to make the most of that suddenly empty room.

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Navigating the Next Chapter: Moving in Together and Crafting the Perfect Shared Space with Rent-A-Store 🏡💑

Moving in together with your partner is a thrilling leap into a new chapter of life – a blend of excitement, compromise, and the joy of shared spaces. In this blog, we'll explore the art of cohabitation, focusing on how Rent-A-Store can be your ally in crafting personalized spaces, like a man cave for him and a special haven for her.

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Moving Marvels: 5 Must-Remember Items and How Rent-A-Store is Your Storage Superhero! 🚀

Moving homes is like riding a rollercoaster of excitement and chaos! 🎢 Amidst the hustle and bustle, it's easy to forget some seriously important stuff that can either make you a moving superhero or leave you in a hot mess. In this guide, we're going on a treasure hunt for these often-overlooked gems and spilling the tea on how to make sure they party with you in your new pad. 🎉 And hold onto your moving boxes because Rent-A-Store is here to be your storage superhero! 💪

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👻 Bizarre Storage Horror Stories 👻

We've all seen the wild treasures unveiled on TV shows like Storage Wars, but let's be honest, those shows often feel more like science fiction than reality.

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Organising You Storage Unit: 6 Common Mistakes to Avoid

A storage unit can either be a well-organised oasis or a chaotic nightmare that ends up looking like 💩. To ensure your storage unit remains a place of sanity rather than a vortex of lost belongings, let's talk about the six common mistakes you absolutely need to avoid.

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Freshen Up Your Workspace: Extend Spring Cleaning to Your Office!

Spring cleaning is a revered tradition that revitalizes our living spaces, but have you ever thought about extending this practice to your workspace? In this blog post, we'll explore why spring cleaning your office is a must-do, how it can help alleviate stress during the year-end hustle, and the added benefits of utilizing storage space.

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Beat the Winter Blues: Why You Shouldn't Wait for Spring to Declutter!

Hey there, winter warriors! As the days get shorter and the chilly winds blow, it's easy to let those winter blues get the best of us. In this blog post, we're going to dive into the mental benefits of decluttering during winter and how hiring storage space can be a game-changer.

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Moving to a New City? Here's How to Plan Your Budget and Manage Expenses!

Moving to a new city is an exciting adventure, full of new opportunities and experiences. However, before you pack your bags and hit the road, it's crucial to plan your budget and consider the expenses that come with relocating. In this post, we'll guide you through the process, offering valuable tips to help you plan your budget effectively and ensure a smooth transition to your new home.

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8 Ways Self-storage Can Enhance Your Life

The benefits of self-storage go beyond just providing additional room. In this blog post, we will explore eight ways self-storage can enhance your life and help you declutter, organize, and optimise your living or working environment.

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Donate, Toss, Upcycle Or Store?

Here’s our full proof method to help you decide whether you should donate, toss, upcycle or store those items.

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The Top Five Benefits Of Having A Self-storage Unit

Having a storage unit is not just a great space to store all your junk - there are many different things you can do with your storage unit to help you make the most of the extra space in your home.

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The Surprising Ways That Your Space Affects Your Mental Health

A cluttered environment does more than just make you lose your things under piles of books, it can also have a negative effect on your mood, diminish your mental clarity and leave you feeling lazy and annoyed.

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New year organisation hacks

It’s the start of a new year and that means that it’s time to do a proper cleanout and banish old, unwanted items. Getting your home ready for 2023 has never been this easy with our fool-proof tips and tricks!

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How Decluttering Your Space Positively Impacts Mental Health

Our personal spaces play a major role in our lives, from doing our work to using it to relax and unwind, space hugely impacts our mental and emotional well-being.

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Here’s How To Airbnb Your Home For The Holiday Season

Keen to rent out your space and make a bit of extra cash? We recommend renting a safe and secure storage unit to make storing away your belongings easy and effortless.

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Our Top Tips for Minimalist Living

“Minimalism” a word that has been taking the world by storm over the past few years which has infiltrated homes, gardens, wardrobes and more. In this blog, we share our tips for minimalist living.

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Our Top Tips for Making the Most of Your Storage Unit

Over the past few years, we’ve shared a lot of knowledge about making use of your storage unit and making the most of your move.

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How to Use a Storage Space for Your Business

Whether you have an office space or work from home, renting a storage unit for your business is always a good idea. It might seem like just another expense to add to your budget but believe it or not, having a space separate from your workspace makes the world of difference to your environment and productivity.

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Important Tips for Storing Your Books

Any avid book collector will know that there is no worse feeling than having to pack up your books and store them somewhere away from your home. However, there are multiple reasons why you might need to do this. Read on to find out how you can ensure that your books are protected whilst being stored.

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Making Space in Your Home for Winter

Renting a storage unit from winter onwards might seem a little odd, but it makes a lot more sense than you might think. Firstly, you can free up space in your home, garden and garage by safely storing your seasonal items and secondly, all of these items can be protected since they won’t need to be outside when the weather is at its harshest.

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Furniture Storage: How to Store Furniture in a Storage Unit

Finding a way to safely store your loved and well-used furniture sounds daunting but with Rent-A-Store, it’s furniture storage is actually a lot easier than you think! Read more below to learn great tips on how to effectively and safely store furniture in your storage unit.

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Our Best Storage Tips to Help Your Move Go Smoothly

Feeling overwhelmed with an impending move? Take a deep breath, stop stressing and read our blog post below as we’ve put together some of our best storage tips to ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible!

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How to Move Houses When You’re Pregnant

Moving houses and having a baby are 2 important moments in anyone's lives, but there is no reason why either of them should cause you stress - even if they’re done at the same time.

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The Top 5 Things You Need to Look Out for When Choosing Your Storage Unit

The process of renting a storage unit can quickly become confusing and overwhelming - especially if you are a first-time renter. Read more to find out the top 5 things to look out for when choosing a storage unit rental company.

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5-ways to Make Space for the New Year

We’re sure we are not the only ones who feel like 2021 went by in a flash. Even though it was filled with lots of hardship for many, we’re feeling optimistic that 2022 will allow us all to focus on the positive.

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Your end of year clean out - from A-Z

Follow our easy guide below to ensure that your new year starts off on a clean slate (and a clean home!)

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Creative Ways to Make More Space in Your Home

Whether you’re living in a micro-apartment or have a freestanding home, a little extra space is always appreciated. Here are some creative hacks for increasing space without breaking the bank.

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How to Avoid Costly Mistakes When Booking a Moving Service

It’s no secret that moving some of your most-loved possessions from house to house can be a very stressful thing to do - especially if you need to hire moving transportation to help you on this journey.

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How to Declutter Your Home in 3 Weeks Without Tearing Your Hair Out

Decluttering your home should not cause you any stress - yes, we said it! While it sounds nearly impossible, when planned and executed correctly, doing a deep declutter in your home and garage should be a calm and easy process.

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How to Organise a Self-storage Unit Easily and Know Where Everything Is

You’ve hired a storage unit to store your possessions, that's great, but now what? Packing all of your items into your unit in one go might save you time but it can cause stress and anxiety in the long run.

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House Moving Hacks: A Simple Checklist to Move House Easily Without Losing Your Mind

Whether you’re single, coupled up or have kids, moving homes can be an overwhelming experience. Even if this is not your first time moving, the planning, packing, unpacking and settling in can take some time to get used to. If you find yourself in this situation right now, then be sure to check out our checklist below to move houses easily and stress-free!

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How to Overcome Hoarding Tendencies

Described as having an excess of clutter in the home, hoarding can become a debilitating problem that can impact one's life, mental health and emotional state.

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How to Organise a Self-storage Unit Easily – Get the Most Out of the Space and Know Where Everything Is

Whether you are renting your storage unit for a few months or need it for a long term solution, taking the time at the beginning to properly pack and organize the unit will make a world of difference when you need to access it again.

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6 Top Tips to Eliminate Clutter and Chaos

Oftentimes you might find yourself wandering through your home and come to the overwhelming realisation that it is fast becoming full of clutter. If this is something that you are currently struggling with, then be sure to read our top 6 tips below on how to eliminate clutter and chaos and leave your home feeling fresh, clean, and spacious!

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How Self-storage Can Benefit Your Business

Renting a storage unit before moving to the office could make a world of difference to your work life and your transition to working in an office space.

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Civil Unrest July 2021

We are committed to doing everything we can to assist; particularly where businesses or livelihoods have already been impacted or face an imminent threat of disruption.

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RENT-A-STORE / COVID-19 LEVEL 4, PRECAUTIONS AND ACCESSIBILITY

The health and safety of you, our customers, is of utmost importance to us, at RENT-A-STORE. We are closely monitoring and adapting to new updates from the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and South African regulatory bodies regarding COVID-19.

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Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Need a Storage Unit When Planning an Open House

Selling your home can be quite a stressful process, here are some of our favourite expert tips and tricks to make the journey a breeze - and yes, you read that right!

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Tips to Declutter Your Storage Unit

Chances are, cleaning out your storage unit is not always top of mind. If you have not managed to make time to visit your unit, try to set up some time over to visit the storage unit and give it a deep clean.

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Why Renting a Storage Unit Before Having a Baby Is the Best Thing You Can Do

Renting storage space for a few months to a year during pregnancy and after the baby is born can make the world of difference to your space, leaving you with a lot less clutter and extra things to worry about!

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Renovating Your Home? Here's How a Storage Unit Can Help You.

Renovating your home can be an exciting yet stressful time - especially if you will be staying in your home while the renovation takes place. While it might seem like an unnecessary expense to add to your already growing home renovation bill, one of the best things that you can do for yourself and your mental health in this transition stage is to rent a storage unit on a short-term basis.

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How to Store Valuable Possessions in a Storage Unit

Do you need to store some of your valuables but don't want to keep them at home? A storage unit might just be what you’re looking for! Whether it’s important family heirlooms that carry significant memories, artworks or even vintage furniture that you simply cannot get rid of, a well-secured storage unit near you will be your best bet to not only store them in but give you peace of mind.

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Are You a Small and Budding Business? Here’s Why a Storage Unit Might Be a Great Option for You

Do you have a small and budding business? If you started at home, then chances are that most of your businesses work and tools are taking up some much-needed room. Now it’s time to consider renting a storage unit close by to help scale your business without any stress

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How to Organise Your Work From Home Space for the New Year

Now that most of us have been working from home for about 9 months and somewhat adjusted to this new way of living (and working), we thought it might help to share some tips and advice on how to clean up your space so that you enter the new year with peace of mind, knowing that your work-from-home situation is smoother and easier in 2021.

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How to Keep Your Clothing Safe in a Storage Space

Whether you’re downsizing, moving away for a bit or just need to make some space in your home and closet, then a great place to start is to move some of your beloved clothing to a safe environment like a storage unit.

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First Time Renting a Storage Unit? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Before renting a storage unit, it is super important to make sure that you know exactly what’s in store for you and how the process will work. Because this is something that you will be paying for, it is also incredibly important to ensure that you get the storage unit that is suited to your needs.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Storage Unit

While it might sound daunting to move some (or most) of your belongings into a storage space, there are a few simple things you can do to ensure that you are making the most out of your storage unit.

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Your 4-week Guide to Decluttering Your Home

We know that even the words “declutter your home” could leave one feeling anxious and stressed out. While it does seem like a mighty task - and it is, it certainly can be done in as little time as possible. This is especially true if you have a killer task list and a trustworthy storage unit and, luckily for you, that is exactly what you will find here at Rent-a-Store!

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Planning on Downsizing? Here Are a Few Helpful Tips on How to Get Started

Are you planning on downsizing your home but not too sure where to start? No matter the reason, it often makes financial sense to downsize your home by finding a smaller and more economical place to live in.

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How to Organize Your Kitchen

No matter the size, it can be a struggle to constantly keep your kitchen clean, tidy, and looking great. Even if you do not have a lot of space, there are nifty little storage tips and tricks that you can adopt to make the most of your kitchen without breaking the bank.

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How to Organise Your Home During Lock-down

Organising your home is a great way to take your mind off current world-events and, your newly organized space is bound to put you in a better headspace.

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How to Declutter and Make Way for a Newborn

Becoming a parent is an exciting time in many people's lives, however, it can get daunting when you feel unprepared and as if you still have a mountain of things to do before the new baby arrives.

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Tips to Keep Yourself Sane While Renovating Your Home

There is no better time to organize your living space than just before a home renovation. While it might seem unnecessary step to take before embarking on any renovation.

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It's Time for a Spring Clean

Spring is here and with the new season comes new beginnings. Spring is a time for clearing out, letting go and starting afresh

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Meet our Rent-A-Store-Locations

After being in the business for 17 years, Rent-A-Store has become leaders in their industry providing A-grade storage units, exceptionally high-quality management and security systems at all of our facilities, an effective and easy online signup process, competitive pricing, ideal locations and helpful staff.

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Get your Garage Organised and looking Great

Perhaps one of the areas in most homes that are not cleaned out as much as other spaces, is the garage. Due to this, many garages become ‘spare-rooms’ where random bits and bobs are dumped or packed away, never to be seen again.

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Top Tips for Getting Organised for the New Year

We have some great tips to help you get a head-start on your home organization and ease you into the new year with a clear physical and mental space.

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How Best to Store Your Camping and Lifestyle Equipment

Summer is finally here and the festive season is just around the corner! Here are our top tips to ensure the safe storage of your valued camping items.

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How to Merge two Homes into one as Newlyweds

A cluttered home filled with items that either of you don't use or like can lead to an anxious living space and even put a strain on your partnership.

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