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Top Five Questions To Ask When Renting A Storage Space

August 28, 2021 by Antone Boustani

All products and services in our life have vast differences in quality, and self storage is no different. There are cheap Storage options that appear good on paper but when you look at them you may find them to be dirty, dark and dingy. Do some research and ask questions so that you store your stuff at a place that cares about you and your goods.

Here are 5 quick questions to assist when considering storing your valuable stuff.

1. Can I come and go when I like? 
Putting your stuff in self storage can be a short-term temporary measure while you reorganise your life. Having freedom to access your stuff becomes highly important and cost effective. Some professional storage companies offer 24/7 access 7 days a week with associated high-end security. Others step down to simply business hours. While some are very limited to set times of the week. Cheap storage results in cheap options. 

2. Does the space provider own or lease their property? 
The time you need to store your stuff can vary. On average people use storage for 9 months, some people do store for years. There are so many storage units Sydney and other storage options that look enticing due to a low price. The question is are they reputable enough to be trustworthy with your goods. Do they own the property or are you renting space from the middle man. You could easily be asked to vacate if the “middle man” goes bust or the real owner of the building sells up. Store with people that care about you and your goods.

3. Is the operator a reputable trustworthy enterprise or an enigma with no substance or could vanish?
New peer-to-peer storage space people have no track record. They have no brand value to preserve to ensure the experience is of value. They have no incentive to create an outcome that is for the enduring benefit of their business. They have not invested heavily in the asset to create something that will last. They are using idle space for a quick buck. They can be here today and gone tomorrow. Yes, they might have a few nice reviews, but these are easily abandoned if they are tempted to take the space back. Or worse, just take your stuff.

4. Are there any hidden fees and charges?
Many storage operators offer enticing entry prices to get people in, then when hooked they clip you for credit card surcharges; administration fees; cleaning fees; late access fees, and many more! Most storage operators do not refund your unused rent if you move out with some rent in credit. Yes, unbelievably they keep your money! 

5. How secure is your stuff?
Renting a garage or spare room in someone’s home has obvious weaknesses for access and privacy. Is it really possible to have peace of mind that the person renting the space to you is not accessing the space and going through your stuff? It is likely there is another key or another way to access the space.

The Answer is?
Kennards Self Storage has created the space for change. Looking for a place that can tick all these 5 questions in the positive, then look at Kennards Self Storage.

At Kennards Self Storage, the Fair-Go Pricing principle applies – the price is what we publish and there is no nasty surprises. That’s right, absolutely no hidden fees and charges. 

Further and delightfully, if you move out early Kennards Self Storage refund all your unused rent. You do not pay for time that you do not have the space!

Kennards Self Storage ensures privacy and upholds security by limiting access to just the customer. The storer has the ONLY key to the storage unit. There is no duplicate kept or additional access method. This really helps your peace of mind.

Kennards Self Storage has a large footprint in Australia and New Zealand. A large company with a long history provide confidence to all comers. Store with the confidence that your goods and space will be available for as long as you pay rent for it. There is no “middle man”. We have Centre managers on site that can help you with any self storage problem. Come and go as you please with most sites offering 24/7 access.

Finding and renting Kennards Storage spaces is easy. Just click here!


This will take you to www.kss.com.au. A website that is quick and easy to use. With in a few clicks you will find Self Storage prices and can rent any space from the comfort of your lounge chair at home. Need to pack some items to store. The website is also the place to get moving boxes. Moving boxes is all about choice. You will find many shapes and sizes. Be on the look out for our new Bike Box!!

Kennards Self Storage, Store with the people who Care.

Antone Boustani

Antone joined the Kennards Self Storage in 2012 as a Team Support Manager. Progressing to the roles of NSW Rostering Co-ordinator and Waterloo Centre manager led to the position of NSW Operations Manager in 2019. Antone has gained leadership skills at previous roles as a Manager at KFC and Decorug and did run his own business a Deli / Fruit shop called Naremburn Natural. He loves that we are the people that care and how that is achieved through procedures that enable our teams to offer great customer service. He is invested in improving himself and the team around him and believes that doing what you love is the key. Outside work Antone loves travelling overseas as much as getting on the open road and you can find him watching any type of sport but especially cricket.

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