Kennards Self Storage News & Updates

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How Much Does Storage Cost?

The most commonly asked question when searching for information about storage in Google is “How much does storage cost?”. There are approximately 500K searches for storage Australia wide increasing on average 12% each year. The data suggests that storage is a growing need for people in Australia.

So how much does storage cost?

Typically in the industry, storage rent is paid monthly in advance with costs varying depending on the size and position of the storage space within a facility as well as the location of the storage facility itself.

What do I mean!

Size does matter, make sure you work out exactly how much space you need. That way you don’t pay for storage you don’t need. Typically, the bigger the space the higher the cost. If you need help, most storage operators have a size calculator available to use on their website. You can also contact the storage centre direct and speak with a Team Member who has been extensively trained to help customers work out exactly how much space you need.

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Save on Storage Hot Deals

Like Woolworth’s & Coles introducing “The Odd Bunch” for fruit and vegetables. Fresh supermarket produce that doesn’t look perfect, but still has the same great taste and comes at a cheaper price. Department stores who move merchandise to the basement level and sell at heavily reduced prices, aptly named “bargain basement” deals! Designed to move stock that has been sitting in the store for too long.

Everyone loves a bargain!

Kennards Self Storage have introduced “Hot Deals” bargain basement storage spaces that may not look pretty or haven’t rented in a long time, but still perfect for someone wishing store at a cheaper price.

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Kennards to Open “New” Self-Storage Centre – Murarrie Queensland

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We are excited to announce Kennards Self Storage will soon open its 85th location, expanding our footprint into busy South East Brisbane.

Located at 801 Lytton Road, Murarrie, this busy road is the main arterial travelling east to west south side of Brisbane River. The location is highly visible and very convenient for customers in the surrounding areas of Cannon Hill, Hemmant, Tingalpa, from east Brisbane through to Wynnum.

Our new self-storage centre is a real statement standing five levels high over 11,000 square metres, a true Orange Beacon of Freedom as we like to call them.

The centre will offer over 600 storage spaces in various sizes, meeting the storage needs for both personal and business storage customers. The sizes range from one cubic metre lockers to larger enterprise spaces over forty square metres, perfect for that small to medium business and everything in between.

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Annual Health Check Up, What’s Your Culture?

Kennards Self Storage started measuring culture back in 1998, using the OCI Circumplex culture assessment tool from Human Synergistics who provide and consult on the Circumplex testing model. Our commitment and investment into measuring culture continues to this day with the results of our 2015 Culture Survey now in.

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This year our culture survey results show we remain a predominately constructive organisation. This is represented by the intensity of the blue colour under the constructive thinking styles and shows Kennards is an organisation that values the contribution and efforts of its Team Members; encouraging and supporting its Team Members to grow, develop and make decisions. Where mistakes are celebrated and people are more important than things.

Why do we continue to measure culture?

A strong constructive culture creates an environment that inspires Team members and directs energy into effective modes of thinking and behaviour. A business that achieves results and provides a fun and happy work environment that attracts and retains great talent, which in return creates success.

Our results this year have only shown minor changes on the previous year. Both results are pleasing with the Blue Constructive Styles dominating the Red and Green ineffective Defensive Styles.

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