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Home Is Where The Heart Is!

We are officially in a recession. Bushfires in the Summer followed by Covid-19 has created a very difficult economic environment. Many people with solid careers have found themselves in a dire situation looking for work whilst managing debt. For most of us the largest debt we have is our shelter. A home loan or paying rent is a large part of our pay packet and when the money no longer comes, you have a problem. An option that a lot of us are turning to is moving back home with mum and dad. Should we do it?

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Will The Real Slim Dusty Please Stand Up!

Ever wondered about what goes on in an old building? Or what the history of an old building is? There are so many buildings with historical significance that get knocked down and replaced with modern structures. We sometimes forget what we had.

On the corner of 2 Parramatta Road and Columbia Lane there is still an old building standing with some interesting History. The name Columbia Lane is the first clue.

A long History

The site was originally built in 1921 by Gold’s Hoisery Mills LTD. The building changed hands in 1924 when Gold’s Hoisery went bankrupt. The site was purchased in 1925 by Columbia Gramophone and used as a record pressing plant and recording Studio. They even renamed the lane to Columbia Lane in 1926. The Governor of the time Sir Dudley de Chair officially opened it on the 14th of October 1926.

In 1931 Columbia Gramophone Company was bought out by EMI. It was one of the only recording Studio that survived the great depression and was the only record producer in Australia

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What’s The Point Of Home Delivery?

Purchasing online has changed the way we live. Looking for parking and lining up at a cash register is not the only option now.

The internet has made the world a much smaller space. We are just a few clicks away from those new shoes that came out or that leather jacket. Websites are improving all the time and the convenience of shopping from home is something we are all appreciating more as our lives get busier. Just make sure you are buying from a reputable seller!!

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A Big Parramatta Bread Factory

Kennards Self Storage proudly supports the heritage and history of the local Parramatta community. Customers will recognise the little heritage cottage on the corner of Una Street, on the property that is our Parramatta Self Storage centre, 105 Wigram Street, Harris Park.

We are excited to be nearly complete with an adaptive reuse of the heritage cottage at this location. The building had suffered from several ills over the years and whilst expensive, it was important to our team at Kennards Storage to keep the building and where we have been able to, bring it back to its former glory. Our construction team are in the final throws of achieving DA permissions for the exterior of the cottage. Our internal rescue and improvements are nearly complete. We are aiming for the launch of this cottage and its exciting new use for sometime in August.

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How To Win At Self Isolation

We have all been learning to live with Covid 19. Life is not the same as it was a year ago. We have one eye on getting on with our lives and another on “saving” our lives.

By now we have all learned how to stay Covid safe. Wash your hands regularly, keep 1.5 metres distance from others and limit these experiences to 15 minutes or less. Some of us are working from home and others have opened up their home to family returning to the “old bedroom”. The question is how do way stay healthy between the ears during this time?

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Brisbane is Booming

The next 5 years are looking brighter for Brisbane Southern suburbs. Major construction works on Cross River Rail project are due to complete in 2024. The upgrade will deliver major accessibility upgrades to six stations in Southern of Brisbane including Yeerongpilly, Salisbury, Rocklea, Moorooka, Yeronga and Fairfield. Brisbane’s population is booming and Cross River Rail development is making the southern suburbs even more attractive for families, students and even singles.

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One Might Say “It’s More Than Self Storage…

“Good morning, Welcome to Kennards Self Storage! How may I assist you?” Yes. You are dealing with a genuine and truthful person. Whether your enquiry is via telephone or face to face, you can be assured that you are talking to a person who cares about all aspects of your storage needs. We are attentive to details; we care about you from the time you make your initial enquiry with us. Your journey starts with us from there and we make sure it is a memorable one. You are literally part of the Kennards’ family!

At Kennards Gladesville, it is very simple and straight forward, we pay attention to you. We listen to your storage needs carefully. We offer a wide range of storage solutions to meet your needs.

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More Space, Less Stress

One of the great aspects of Kennards Self Storage that I mention to potential new customers is that we try to make your move as easy and stress free as possible. We work with you, to ensure the outcome is what you would expect from a premium Kennards self storage centre.

Kennards Storage offers both long term and short-term storage options. With these options, storage customers will only pay for the time the storage unit is used. When you move out any days’ in which you have paid for and not used, will be refunded back into your pocket.

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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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Kennards Self Storage Adelaide, Your Local Neighbour

If you are a local resident in the Adelaide suburb of Panorama you’ve likely driven past our signature Orange and Blue storage centre. Located on Goodwood Road our customers are familiar with the rows of street facing storage unit roller doors, I am sure you know the ones I am talking about. Spoiler alert …. those roller doors are just a façade so you will remember us. The real gems, are securely locked away behind our P.I.N activated gate.

If you are in the throes of moving and trying to find a storage solution in Adelaide its time you gave us a call.

As the pioneers of Self Storage in Australia we’ve been in the game a long time, our expert team will be able to help you comfortably navigate the process.

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