The XtraSpace Blog
Increasing numbers of South African homeowners are earning extra income through Airbnb, but this isn’t without its challenges. Know what to expect going in – and have strategies in place for handling commonly experienced issues – and you’ll be better equipped to run a successful Airbnb business. 1... Read more.
A gas or electrical oven is a heavy, bulky appliance, and could injure you, others, your flooring, walls or doors and the vehicle you load it into if anything goes awry. The oven itself may also be damaged. Accordingly, moving an oven is a job that’s best left to a professional removals company or... Read more.
In May, we outlined steps and key considerations associated with selling a home . This month, we consider the process from the perspective of a buyer. Because buying a home involves a significant investment and, for most people, a long-term commitment to repaying a bond, it can be a stressful... Read more.
On 28 June, staff from XtraSpace, Ecobox and SpaceBox joined forces, participating in a vetkoek and mince cook-off for Meals on Wheels. Our team prepared and packaged a total of 300 meals. Then we had the pleasure of handing out the meals and interacting with the people at the Ebenezer Hannah Home... Read more.
Ocean activities are fun and exhilarating. But when the seasons change, finding an appropriate indoor storage space for your surfboard or windsurfing gear can be a challenge. The size and scale of the equipment means that it's not simply a matter of stashing it in an unused corner of your home. The... Read more.
More and more South Africans are opting to run their own businesses . From the vendors selling their wares on the street to one-person travel, IT, publishing, financial services and retail operations online, home-based businesses are already a major driver of the economy. Issues with running a... Read more.
Self-storage was a relatively unknown concept a few decades ago. Today, it’s used in almost every country in the world and is a multi-billion dollar industry. The self-storage industry in South Africa Massive growth in the South African self-storage industry has led to a boom in self-storage... Read more.
South Africa's braai season is fast heading to a close. Within the next month or so, it’s likely there will be a lot less call for portable outdoor cooking stations, like Webers, charcoal braais and stainless steel gas grillers. Grill and braai storage tips To keep braai and grill equipment in... Read more.
In cities like Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, homeowners are finding cost-effective ways of increasing their living space – and garages are first in line for a makeover. A standard garage is typically big enough to be converted into an extra bedroom, a games room, a home cinema or a workshop... Read more.
You've made the decision to sell your home, but don't really know how to go about it. In our step-by-step guide, we touch on how to get the best price for your home, who you can rely on to expedite the sale and how the property sales process unfolds. Step 1: Make your home look stylish Before you... Read more.