The XtraSpace Blog
Self-storage is a cost-effective, flexible alternative for storing personal and business items – but getting the most value from it takes a little planning and organisation. In the interests of making sure our customers have the best experience possible, we offer some expert tips for saving money... Read more.
Storing furniture is one of the most common uses of our self-storage facilities. For example, our customers store furniture they've replaced and plan to sell or donate at a later time; furniture that doesn't fit a new home; or furniture they've inherited, until they have time to decide what to do... Read more.
Self-storage isn't free – but use it cleverly, and it could save you or your business money . Clear space at home and rent it out More and more South Africans are using services like Airbnb to rent out extra space in their homes , to rent out second homes or even to rent out garages they've... Read more.
XtraSpace Self Storage facilities across the country are donating storage space for water, for use by WATER for PAWS. Cape Town is facing the worst drought in a century or more – and when there's a water crisis, it's not just people who suffer. Already, animal rescue centres in several areas are... Read more.
The spirit of entrepreneurship has always been strong among South Africans. Everyday people from all walks of life take their unique ideas and turn them into lucrative small businesses. Starting a side business is a great way to make extra money. A strong enough idea can even turn into a successful... Read more.
Kayaking is a great sport, but a kayak and related accessories take up a lot of space. Also, a kayak has to be stored properly to protect it from damage. Storing kayaks in South Africa In South Africa, UV rays, moisture and extreme heat are the kayak owner's worst enemies. Leave your kayak outside... Read more.
In a rented home or apartment, you may not be allowed to make significant or structural changes to the premises – but that doesn't mean you can't make a rented space your own. Wall colours Most landlords will let you paint the walls, provided you paint them in a fairly neutral colour or promise to... Read more.
If you've just acquired a new puppy, stand by for mischief and mayhem. Brace yourself for jumping, chewing, barking, running, tumbling and getting into all sorts of trouble as the puppy investigates everything in and around the home. You name it, a puppy will try it. No matter what age your puppy,... Read more.
Even committed car collectors like Jay Leno and Chris Evans would have to concede defeat in the face of this insanely big car collection . While the exact number of cars in this impressive collection is unknown, experts are estimating it at between 3000 and 6000 luxury, concept and vintage cars... Read more.
Even if you have just three or four pairs of shoes, chucking them on top of one another in a hallway or at the bottom of a cupboard isn't the best approach. It makes the shoes difficult to access and, over time, can damage the shoes. Once you're talking about six pairs or more, it's really time to... Read more.