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

Sarah Mason | 06th Jun 2022

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 

Sarah Mason | 16th May 2022

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

Sarah Mason | 31st Mar 2022

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

Sarah Mason | 24th Mar 2022

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

Sarah Mason | 28th Feb 2022

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

Are you a business owner? A storage unit can help your business succeed

Sarah Mason | 17th Feb 2022

If you’re self-employed and running a business from home or retail space, you may be tired of seeing stacks of boxes with your inventory strewn around. If this is you, read on to discover how a storage unit can help you manage your business more efficiently, affordably and safely.  Keeps work and home life separate

Declutter your home in the new year with these 5 options

Sarah Mason | 31st Jan 2022

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 get your home neat for the year ahead, let’s unpack the top 5

Prepping your seasonal items for winter storage keeps it looking fresh

wppros | 20th Dec 2021

The season for big warm coats is upon us and many people are making space in their homes by placing their summer equipment and furniture in self-storage. But, before you get started, make sure you prep your items properly to avoid damage in the season where freezing temperatures and water are your biggest enemies.  From

Holiday Opening Hours

wppros | 20th Dec 2021

It’s getting mighty close to Christmas and New Year so we just thought we would share with you our amended opening hours during this time. But do not fear! The Storage Facility is open 24/7 and customers can access their units with their personal pin-codes at all times. Thursday 23rd of December 2021 8:30am-5:30pm Friday

11 easy ways to be more eco-friendly at home

wppros | 18th Oct 2021

Did you know that it takes about 10 minutes for an average person to make a difference in reducing their environmental impact? Isn’t that amazing? By making small changes, we can all help be more eco-friendly at home.  Here at Masons Self Storage, we’re incredibly conscious of the impact that our business has on the

How decluttering can boost your mental health

wppros | 09th Sep 2021

Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by life piling up around you or you have a significant life event coming up soon, decluttering can be a cathartic experience. It is the process of getting rid of unwanted items in your life that no longer serve you, and it can help to clear out space for new things

Lucy’s 5 Top Tips for Getting the Kids Ready to Go Back to School

wppros | 25th Aug 2021

Every year as the summer holidays end, we’re slammed with ‘back to school’ slogans and tips for getting children ready to head back to full-time education spring up everywhere. However, after the last year and a half, some children will probably be a bit nervous about the return to normality. And some younger children may

How can Self-Storage Help Your Small Business?

wppros | 05th Aug 2021

As a business owner, you’re probably familiar with needing more space than you have! This becomes a problem when you operate in a city like Cardiff, where square footage is available at a premium cost. This leads to tricky business decisions: do you scale down to fit the space that you can afford, or do

Combat clutter with Simply Shredding Cardiff

wppros | 22nd Jul 2021

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

Six small ways to make your rented flat feel like home

wppros | 13th Jul 2021

After the last year and a half, we’ve all been spending a lot more time at home! However, when you rent your property, it can be hard to make the place feel like home. Luckily, there are some simple solutions to adding some personality to your home without breaking the terms of your contract!  Of

Living on the Road: The Ultimate Checklist

wppros | 21st Jun 2021

For many people, living life on the road is a dream! Whether you want to become a digital nomad or have big plans to travel around the world, it’s a huge adventure. Living on the road full time isn’t easy, but if the last year has shown us anything, it’s that the world can change

5 ways to get your kids involved in decluttering & chores

wppros | 09th Jun 2021

Teaching children how to do chores and incorporating it into their everyday lives is an important part of parenting. Whether it’s doing laundry, putting their toys away, or cleaning the dishes, children need to understand what goes into keeping a home tidy and uncluttered. But if you’re struggling to get your children excited about chores

Discover the best walking routes and walking trails in the Vale

wppros | 05th May 2021

The last year and a bit spent in lockdown and living with restrictions has been challenging and unprecedented; however, we’re also incredibly grateful for the opportunity that it’s given us to discover the natural beauty here on our doorstep! We always knew that the Vale was full of stunning views and rolling greenery, but it’s

5 Tips for Turning Your Shed into a Home Office

wppros | 14th Apr 2021

After the last year, we’ve all largely gotten used to being at home a lot. However, if you’re finding yourself racing to claim the kitchen table to work in the mornings or have grown tired working on the sofa, have you considered creating your own home office in a shed in your garden? At first,

Sparkles: the listening, caring business

wppros | 25th Mar 2021

Here at Masons Self Storage, we have a range of small and local businesses that use our services to support their businesses. We love finding out their stories and what goes on behind the scenes, so we recently caught up with Ceri, the founder of Sparkles Cleaning Services, and it’s such an inspiring story of

Sustainable and out-of-the-box thinking from Box Edit Boutique

wppros | 15th Mar 2021

We’d like to introduce you to our newest business customers here at Masons Self Storage, Box Edit Boutique! Created by Helen and Ashley and based right here in Barry, Box Edit Boutique is transforming our options for sustainable fashion and fighting fast fashion waste with affordable, timeless clothing!  After an 18 month launch plan, Helen

The 5 best ways to store a bike in a small home

wppros | 24th Feb 2021

Whether you ride a bike to work or like to explore your local area in your free time, riding a bike is an excellent form of exercise. However, when you live in a small home or flat, bikes can take up precious storage space, especially when there’s more than one of you with a bike! 

Day in the life of Masons’ Centre Manager John

wppros | 11th Feb 2021

We know how much you all love to peek behind the curtain here at Masons Self Storage, 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 five years have flown by here at Masons Self Storage!

Get your business off to a good start in 2021

wppros | 18th Jan 2021

There’s no doubt about it, 2020 was a tough year. But on a positive note, so many businesses showed creativity and innovation and pivoted their business models; in fact, did you know e-Commerce businesses were up 40% by the end of 2020? The rollercoaster of living through a global pandemic looks to continue for at

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