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Rozelle – Level up!

April 26, 2022 by Darryl Hodgson

Rozelle sits between the suburbs of Balmain to the north-east and Lilyfield to the south-west. Iron Cove is on the north-west border whilst Rozelle Bay, White Bay and Johnstons Bay make up the south-east border. These three bays surround the container port of Glebe Island which has been attached to the shoreline as part of the extensive reclamation of Rozelle Bay and White Bay which had begun in the 1890s. 

History
By 1877 the population of Balmain West had increased and the Balmain post office was inadequate for their needs as a growing suburb. Residents petitioned for a post office of their own and in 1880 Balmain West post office was established in Joseph Gosling's grocery shop at the junction of Weston Road (now Victoria Road) and Withecombe Street. Over the next 10 years the population of Balmain West grew further and in 1891 work started on a new post office on the corner of Weston Road and Darling Street.

Population
In the 2016 Census, there were 8,725 people in Rozelle. 61.9% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 8.2%, New Zealand 3.0% and Ireland 1.2%. 78.1% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 1.2%, Greek 1.2%, and Spanish 1.1%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 42.2% and Catholic 22.1%.

Kennards Self Storage
Located on Wellington Street on the Balmain peninsula, our Rozelle centre is ideally positioned for all the residents and businesses of Balmain and Birchgrove. The compact living and housing on the Balmain Peninsula makes our Rozelle storage centre a compelling solution. Residents can de-clutter and 'expand' their terrace or apartment just by putting surplus stuff with us. With the convenient location on Wellington Road, easy loading and access, it will be like adding another room to your home. Rozelle has over 900 spaces which includes spaces designated for Wine, business or everyday family Storage solutions.

Exciting News – Expansion
Kennards Self Storage is a community minded business. We always like to be aware of the needs of the community and businesses in the area. Demand for space has grown during Covid times and therefore the need for Storage space has increased. The Rozelle centre will see expansion that will involve having 3 extra levels, a new office, 2 new lifts to accommodate 5 levels and extra loading car spaces in a second loading dock which will result in the centre almost doubling in size. Building begins in the first week of May. Kennards Self Storage creating the space for change!!

Don’t know much about Storage or have not used Storage previously? We have got you covered. Did you know we provide the following?

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When you do a google search for packing boxes you find that a lot of people out there are looking for information for the humble box. We all know that a box has 4 walls a top and a bottom but that’s not all there is to it. You tend not to need to know about boxes until you need boxes.

Your search begins online and you end up at a place that sells boxes. It is easy to find yourself in a long aisle looking at boxes and bubble wrap and realising they all look the same. You can wait and hope that someone will walk by that can help you choose. When no one turns up you buy what you think is the correct box and you end up with the wrong box sometimes.

You then have to go back to the place you bought them, wait in a long line to get a refund or store credit.
It does not have to be this way. Instead of going to a place that sells packing boxes as well as 500 other types of hardware or software you can go to a place that specialises in packing items.

Kennards Self Storage is such a place. Kennards Storage team members are trained to be box specialists. Our knowledge and just as importantly experience with boxes and packing boxes is unmatched. Kennards Self Storage also offers Storage spaces for rent. This means we actually know what boxes are used for and where they end up. We care that you buy the correct item because we know the end game. Even better we buy back boxes weather they are used or new. Try doing that somewhere else and see the look on their faces. You can buy a box from Anton at Gladesville and move to Newstead in Queensland and return the box to David at our centre there and he will buy it back off you if it’s still in decent condition, and that is if the box is used. If it’s unused David will refund you the same amount you spent in Gladesville.

Our team are passionate about all our customers that need storage or packaging items. You will walk in or call the centre and someone will actually talk to you and give you the time to help you with your questions, we will also make recommendations. Different items go into different boxes. Our team members will help you with this.

Our team members will also provide assistance in loading the cardboard boxes into your vehicle. No waiting, No fuss and no bad decisions. If you buy more than you need, we refund. We have even helped customers to make the boxes easy to carry if you are catching a bus.

Kennards Self Storage is one of the remaining places that takes pride in personal Customer Service. We stand by this, see what other have to say and look at our Google Reviews. We want and appreciate your business so we want to help you get what you need.

Kennards Self Storage boxes will get the job done. Our expertise means you will have the knowledge to buy the correct box. Packing some glass, we will show you the Crockery Box. Packing some files we will show you the Archive Box. We have over 20 options. Need to buy some cost effective boxes we will show you our used boxes. Our boxes are that durable that we think they can be used multiple times, so much so that we will do a buy back of boxes when bought new.

Wine Storage
Here at Rozelle, we offer wine cellaring for all your needs business or pleasure. We have one of the best wine cellars in Sydney. Kennards Self Storage Rozelle understands the best way preserve wine and the best temp for wine fridges. 

We currently accommodate many businesses such as bottle shops, spirit companies and as well as wine tasters. For any business-related meetings, we have private office for you to use free of charge and to make easier to transport your wine we have van to rent on hourly rate. 

Our services are there to make it as easy as possible to store your wine. Soon as you drive in our undercover parking, we have trolleys waiting for you to use to take your wine to your unit. Before entering you use personal 6-digit pin code to enter wine cellar, which is temperature and humid controlled, for your piece of mind there are indicators for this. We also offer extended hours for wine customer to go to their storage as you never know when you need a bottle of wine.

Business Storage
Kennards Self Storage has your business storage covered with:
• Contactless operation
• Cost-saving benefits – only pay for the time you need.
• Variety of sizes from lockers to mini warehouses
• No lock-in contracts
• Complimentary moving equipment onsite (including walk-behind forklifts)
• All unused rent credited back on vacate.

It is not uncommon for a business to call and request additional space for a few weeks as they work through a new campaign, promotion or project. Once they have finished all unused rent is credited back.

In tough times large decentralised businesses are realising the value of an old adage. “Don’t pay office rents for storage”. Appreciating the value of leasing smaller retail or office spaces or not having one at all is proving far more advantageous with the cost efficiencies that are self storage. This has allowed them to keep things moving which has seen many businesses continue to operate safely and securely.

The nature of our business means we can run a contactless operation. Our customers lock the unit and keep the key.

Whether your business needs one storage unit, would like to decentralise or reduce storage suppliers, Kennards Self Storage has a range of products and services to use to help your business.

Kennards Self Storage has easy access individual storage spaces that are accessible 24 hours a day and there are over 90 centres in Australia and New Zealand, so there is one close to you!!

Log on to www.kss.com.au and you will easily find your local Kennards Self Storage.

You will also find moving boxes and storage unit prices. There are a lot of cheap storage solutions out there but ask yourself are you getting bang for your buck.

Kennards Self Storage has alarmed spaces. Back to base CCTV Monitoring and no lock in leases,
Kennards Storage prices are fair and transparent. The website has prices easily viewed for every type of size needed. Prices are simply affected by supply and demand. Renting one is as easy as clicking the keyboard a couple of times. We will even cover your insurance for the first month to the value of $30,000. Sydney Storage prices start at $30 per month for a 1 metre by 1 metre locker. We can even rent you some storage shelves for your storage unit to help you maximise the use of your space!

If you live or work in the beautiful suburb of Rozelle or close bay at suburbs like Lillyfield, Balmain and Birchgrove then let us help create the space for change in your lives.

Kennards Self Storage are the People who Care.

Darryl Hodgson

With nearly 25 years of business management and leadership experience Darryl has been part of the Kennards team for over a decade. Having gained his start in hospitality beginning at Adelaide Casino before joining the opening team as Food and Beverage Operations Manager and Licensee at Star City in Sydney. With a Bachelor of Business, Darryl’s key responsibilities include the performance of the business and support of the teams across NSW and ACT. As the teams customer experience expert Darryl is passionate about developing team expertise and building upon opportunities in the business. A long term motor sport fan and participant, Darryl also enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including SCUBA, Kayaking and Soccer. As the teams self-appointed science geek he has become the teams go to man for help with their kids school assignments or the next major NASA announcement.

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