Going Paperless

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Doesn’t that sound just lovely? All that paperwork that’s piled up, or old tax returns, receipts, invoices, contracts, owners manuals, bills, statements. All out of your house, out of your space, and secure.

But then you look around, and the sheer quantity of paperwork seems too overwhelming. Would you really have to scan all of that and upload it to the cloud, or an external hard drive? That could take hours! Days! … Weeks even!

So how can you instantly get the space and tidiness you are craving without taking on the seemingly impossible task of dealing with each piece of paper (one by one, sigh!) until the job is done?

Here at Yatala Self Storage we were thinking about this and wondered how a short-term storage space could help. Here’s what we came up with.

The store it and then chuck it approach

Some paper files only need to be kept for a finite period of time. For example, according to the ATO you need to keep tax documents for 5 years. For any papers that can be safely recycled after a set amount of time, placing them in labelled boxes and then storing them until the date that they can be destroyed is one option to consider.

The store it and slowly work through it approach

First, you might want to sort through your paperwork and set aside any that can obviously be recycled, and then pack the rest away in a self-storage space. On weekends or days off you might stop by and grab a box. That way you can work through uploading digital copies in your own time, without having to trip over boxes in the meantime.

The store it until you clear out an alternative space approach

Maybe you have storage space at home, but at the moment it’s so full of stuff that there isn’t any spare space. You might like to store all of your paperwork in a self-storage space, and then work your way through sorting out what to keep or donate, sell, or throw away.

Once you know what you want to keep, you can organise it all and see how much remaining space you have for your paperwork. You can then move it back home, and sort through it over time.

Enjoy your paperless home!

Once you’ve converted everything to digital copies, you can enjoy a clear and tidy home office, cupboards, or spare room. Now doesn’t that feel better?


Storing Camping Gear

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Camping is such a fantastic way to get away for the weekend, school holidays, or an extended trip exploring the country. The less exciting part is all the packing and unpacking that comes with it.

Camping equipment is often bulky and takes up a significant portion of your garage, shed, or roof. If you are a frequent camper but don’t want all of your gear underfoot a self-storage space could be an option you haven’t considered.

Protect your gear

Have you ever tentatively unrolled your tent, only to find that any number of creepy crawlies have taken up residence in there? Previously waterproof gear is now be sporting teeth marks. That leaky roof last month means you are now staring at mouldy patches.

Not an ideal find if you’ve just pulled up to the campsite. A self-storage space would ensure that all your camping equipment stays in the condition you left it and that setting up your campsite would come without unpleasant surprises.

Less packing

Having the space to store camping gear would mean that you could stock up on all of your supplies so that they are already packed and ready to go, you just need to pick them up! Things like plates, cups, cutlery, cooking gear, tarps, camping chairs, toys, sports equipment, bedding, and lighting.

No longer scattered in different nooks and crannies throughout your home, but packed up just the way you want in a safe and dry storage space ready to collect.

Camper trailer

If you have a camper trailer, you could choose one of our larger storage spaces and free up your garage or carport, or save it from weather damage in parking it outside. All of your camping gear is packed and ready, and you just have to come and pick it up on your way out to visit new places.

Unpack in one spot

A big weekend camping can leave you a little worn out. Instead of getting home and having to pack the tent and marquee away in the shed, the camping chairs in the garage, the cooking gear back in the kitchen, the sleeping bags in the cupboard, and the sports gear in the spare room… you can just unload it all back to the one clean, dry, and insulated storage space.

Doesn’t that make the idea of getting away for an outdoor adventure seem so much more appealing? If you would like to chat to us about the storage space that would suit your needs feel free to give us a call on (07) 5549 3299 for an obligation free quote and ask us about our long-term storage discounts.