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The Art of Wine

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Did you know: Not all wines are meant to be cellared for long periods of time. 90% of wine is made to drink now, while it retains its freshness. While cellaring your wine, bottles should be kept on their side to allow for sedimentation, this also keeps the cork wet.

Wine making is a complex process: Starting with the long wait of 5 to 7 months to grow a harvest, after this the actual process takes a few weeks to produce. The three components of wine are grapes, water and yeast. The yeast consumes the sugars in the grapes and converts them to alcohol. One bottle of wine contains 1.3 kilos of grapes!

The perfect temperature: Most white wines are best served at 7ºC; Sauvignon Blancs, Rieslings and Chardonnays. Full bodied white wines should be served at 10ºC: Rich White Burgundies and Light Reds such as Beaujolais. Most red wines will be best consumed at 15 to16ºC; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Bordeaux, Syrah/Shiraz and Pinot Noir.

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Kennards Great Shave for a Great Cause

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Every day 31 Australians are diagnosed with Leukaemia. In January this year one of our Teammates found out his one year old daughter has Leukaemia. Along with many other experiences our Team have had with this disease effecting their family and friends. Those diagnosed undergo very difficult treatment while their families roll through unimaginable emotions and strain.

So, Kennards Self Storage has created a Team to participate in the World’s Greatest Shave.

This initiative is a modest gesture on our part to help the people we know fighting this, the other 60,000 people fighting this and for research.

Our goal grew from $5,000 to $10,000 and now sits at $15,000. Its two days before the big event and we have raised $11,953.

The Kennards Team have 6 Team Members shaving their heads, another 12 colouring their hair and one Team Member shaving off his beard of 30 years if we reach our goal of $15,000.

Go here to our Leukaemia Foundation Kennards Team Page where you can see all the Team Members and the funds we have raised to date.

You can also go here to sponsor the Team as a whole or just an individual Team Member.

Help us reach our goal of $15,000 and help those families out there with loved ones that are currently suffering from this disease. The Leukaemia Foundation work is so important, they provide practical and emotional support to people facing the challenge of blood cancer, as well as investing vital research to find better treatments and cures.

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Get the most from your space

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Whether it’s a Kennards 1 cubic metre locker or a Kennards 6 x 6 Space, getting the best out of your storage space is the most economical thing you can do. No doubt this will take organisation on your behalf but in the end will be well worth the time, effort and saving.

When you first begin the process of packing your items to be stored be sure to itemise your boxes and list all that has been packed, keeping a log and also the contents listed on the outside of the box. Be sure to pack your boxes in groups of most used and least used items, that way you can put the boxes you don’t need access to neatly stacked towards the back of your unit and the more frequently used towards the front. Be sure to keep all labels on boxes facing out so you can read them and be sure to place labels on the side not the top of your boxes.

Another space saver you can use within your storage unit is shelving, organising items and boxes and making use of the available space in a far better way. Treat your space as a warehouse not a closet in the spare room at home. Make sure to use metal shelving as it will not buckle under the weight of heavier items.

And remember to look up; there is plenty of space to utilise all the way to the top of your storage space.

Visit the Kennards Box Shop and take a look at the wide range of boxes and packing materials available. While you’re there ask the Team about shelving options as well, they are only too happy to help you make the most of your space.

Happy storing!

ShoreCare Christmas Appeal 2014

shorecare 107ShoreCare is a charity arm of North Shore Christian Centre, a local church on Eastern Valley Way, Chatswood. Each year ShoreCare help assist and serve people within our North Shore region who are in need most, including families and individuals affected by:

domestic violence, homelessness (youth on the streets), physical and intellectual disability, teenage pregnancy, terminal or long term illness and hospitalisation, traumatic loss and bereavement, unemployment and extreme financial difficulty.

Each Christmas ShoreCare organises Christmas Hampers, Backpacks and Goodie Bags which include grocery vouchers, gift cards and movie tickets for the families, as well as donated Christmas presents for the children of these families, so that they too can experience the joy of Christmas, and feel a sense of “hope” in their dark hour and that they know “somebody cares”. These endeavours and appeals are mostly run by volunteers.

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Making Room for ‘New Additions’!

Kennards Self Storage Moving Picture 1Growing families can sometimes leave us thinking; do we renovate? Do we sell? Do we store our stuff? Do we throw away those sentimental things we really want to keep?

Making space for a new member of the family whether it be the first, second, third or even fourth baby, or making space for Grandma and Grandpa coming to stay. There usually comes a time in everyone’s lives to upsize their living arrangements.

You can de-clutter, have a Garage Sale, do a Vinnie’s run, but nothing compares to having a whole new room, or two room addition to the family home.

For decades now Kennards Self Storage have been helping families move, renovate and de-clutter by simply storing their stuff.

You could store your things with a few mates, in their garage or under their house, or even offer it to them to use. Doesn’t really compare to having it all bundled up in the one place, easy to access whenever you like and no favours to be repaid!

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