A surge in environmentally friendly packing supplies in the removals & storage sectors as UK leads the race on a greener future

In  2018, the UK invested £60 million in the sustainable packing supplies industry with year-on-year increases. The goal is to become world leaders in environmentally-friendly solutions by encouraging innovators to develop packaging that reduces the impact of harmful plastics on the environment.  In response, Brits have become more aware of their purchasing decisions and how

Day in the life of Masons’ Centre Manager John

We know how much you all love to peek behind the curtain here at Masons Self Storage and meet our team, which is why we thought we’d give you an insight into the typical day of our Centre Manager, John!  John joined us back in April 2015, the last nine years have flown by here

Combat clutter with Simply Shredding Cardiff

Some of you may remember that back in February 2019, here at Masons Self Storage, we expanded the range of services that we offer and became the Cardiff franchise of Simply Shredding. Providing the Vale with a secure shredding service for confidential documents has been a huge success, as well as offering our local businesses

What businesses can operate from a self-storage unit?

Whether you’ve just set up your business and you’re looking for a place to store additional stock or you’re a tradesperson with tools that might be dangerous in the wrong hands at home, business storage units at Masons Self Storage could be perfect for you!  We have a range of business customers here at Masons

How to declutter your home in the New Year

At the start of the new year, it’s completely normal for your home to feel cluttered or untidy, especially if the festive season was filled with family get-togethers and receiving gifts that you still need to designate to a special spot. To declutter your home for the year ahead, let’s unpack the top 5 options

A passion for food & love for the local community leads local lads to opening the freshest restaurant-bar in Dinas Powys

When lifelong friends, born and raised in the tight-knit community of Dinas Powys, decided to ambitiously pursue their culinary passion, they set out on a journey that would not only tantalise taste buds but also uplift the very community that shaped them into the people they are today. This is a local business news story

Holiday Opening Hours

The Storage Facility is open 24/7 & customers can access their units with their personal pin-codes at all times during holiday opening hours. Saturday 23rd – 8.00am-12.00pm Sunday 24th – Closed Monday 25th – Closed Tuesday 26th – Closed Wednesday 27th – 8.00am-12.30pm Thursday 28th – 8.00am-12.30pm Friday 29th – 8.00am-12.30pm Saturday 30th – 8.00am-12.00pm

Top 5 Reasons For Using Self-Storage in Barry At Christmas: More Space Makes For Merrier Moments

The most beautiful time of the year is finally here! Snow painted pavements shimmering white, glorious ornate Christmas trees peeking through frosty windows, and family and friends coming together to celebrate the festivities.  But not to burst the bauble, is your home ready to welcome Christmas and New Year’s celebrations with wide open arms? Or

Self Storage Barry – James Mason, Shaping today from a century-old legacy

Masons Moving Group – Over 118 years of innovation & service The MASONS name carries the weight of history, innovation, and good old-fashioned service. We’ve been making life easier for businesses and everyday people in the Vale of Glamorgan since 1905, starting out in home and business removals and expanding into space-saving self-storage facilities, flexi

Self-storage in Barry just got bigger and better with our latest expansion – and it all happened in record time!

New Barry storage units in high demand At Masons Self Storage, we value our customers’ feedback, and we’ve listened to your requests for more storage in Barry. That’s why we’re excited to announce the recent expansion of our self-storage facility to better serve you. We’ve transformed a spacious 1000 square feet (sq. ft.) area into

How to declutter toys & organise playful spaces

If you’re searching for how to declutter toys, chances are you’re fed up with the sheer amount of toys lying around your child’s bedroom, playroom, or other parts of your home. Clutter not only makes a home look untidy, it can also make you feel stressed and unfocused.  In the process of decluttering your kid’s

How to prepare appliances for self storage: 8 easy steps to keep your kitchen appliances  safe & functional in self storage

Whether you’re moving, renovating, or simply in need of long or short-term storage to create more space in your home, it is crucial to know how to prepare appliances for self storage. In this article, we will provide you with 8 valuable tips to ensure the safety and preservation of your appliances while they are

Your search for how to store books for long-term storage ends here! This is all you need to know to keep your book collection cosy & safe

If you love reading, we know how precious your book collection is to you. They’ve taken you on journeys, taught you things about life, and freed your imagination in ways you never thought possible. In a perfect world, you won’t even think about searching, how to store books for long-term storage. Instead, you’ll have them

Procrastinating packing? Get motivated & stay motivated with these 7 packing tips for moving home

As the chilly winter season loosens its grip, the busiest time for home moves is nearing. During summer, from June to September, the UK real estate market is a hive of activity, with around 30% of homeowners moving during the toasty summer holidays. If your home move is a few months away, this is the

Feel good, not guilty about letting go of sentimental clutter – with tips on how to store sentimental items you’re keeping

Clearing clutter is a tedious task most of us have to knuckle down and do when moving house or trying to free-up space in a home bursting at the seams with stuff. The hardest part for most people is sorting out sentimental items, such as your kids’ drawings, Mother’s Day cards, inherited pieces, souvenirs, and gifts.

Getting ready to whisk your cherished belongings to long-term self storage? Here’s your guide to keep them in excellent condition

Packing your belongings in long-term storage requires lots of tender loving care to ensure they’re in tip-top condition for years to come. Using durable, high-quality packing supplies is your best bet to protect your items from humidity, volatile weather conditions, physical damage, and a whole host of other destructive elements. For more insight on how

A new baby on the way? Here’s your guide on how to prep your house – & don’t forget to create more space with self storage!

A big congratulations if you’re welcoming a new member to your family. We know you’re probably busy buying baby clothes, attending birthing classes and getting your emotions and finances in order for the special day. With so much to do, you may be delaying getting your house ready before the little one arrives.  However, there’s

Choosing a self storage facility that values you, your belongings and your bespoke requirements

With the popularity of self storage units increasing, we have become spoiled for choice. But with so many options, how do you find a storage facility that’s reliable, trustworthy and caters for your specific needs?  Here’s a guide on what to consider when renting a storage facility. 1. Safety & security at the forefront Just

Self-storage during a divorce or separation eases your mind and provides flexibility as you transition

A separation or divorce is never easy and can take a huge mental and emotional toll on a couple. Added to this is the stress of separating belongings or property. Self-storage can help ease the burden of the logistics of this situation.  Read further to see how self-storage can lighten your load physically and free

Insurance and self-storage is a smart pair if disaster strikes 

Love it or hate it, insurance is an essential part of life, financially safeguarding during worst-case scenarios. It covers our vehicles, homes, general belongings and even our lives. However, when it comes to protecting our valuables tucked away in self-storage units, many people and businesses overlook insurance for these items, thinking it’s not worth it

Home renovations can quickly get chaotic; use self-storage to cut the clutter and protect your belongings 

We understand the stress and excitement that goes along with renovating a home. It’s fun to reimagine your space, research design trends, and shop for new furniture, appliances and fixtures. On the other hand, it tends to temporarily disrupt your life regardless of whether you’re renovating one bedroom, a full kitchen or bathroom, or your

Self-storage units provide solace for elderly loved ones moving to a new home

If your elderly loved one is moving in with you, another family member or a care home, chances are you have a busy time ahead helping organise their belongings. Besides the heavy-lifting, your loved one may be feeling overwhelmed by the process and emotional about leaving their old home and moving into a new one.

On the search for your first self-storage unit? These 6 tips will help you find the best storage provider

Self-storage units have become an essential part of everyday life simply because it’s an easy and affordable way to free up space in your home or office. For those looking for their first self-storage unit, the following tips will make the process smoother and ensure you find the right facility for your unique needs. It’s

Two homes become one: The art of moving into your first home as newlyweds

If you’re getting married soon, first things first, a big congratulations to you both and wishing you all the best! These are exciting times filled with unforgettable memories and crazy adventures.  If you’ve lived together before marriage, you probably mastered the art of combining two households into one. If not, you’re in for a new