The XtraSpace Blog
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” - Nelson Mandela. Each year on 18 July, people across South Africa mark Nelson Mandela's birthday by spending 67 minutes... Read more.
Whether you're a creative craftsperson or have school kids, craft items can quickly accumulate in the home. Add beads, bauble and strands of twine and ribbon to paints, pens, glues and glitter, and there’s the potential for craft-induced chaos. To ensure your living space is always neat and... Read more.
Even the smallest of homes include various nooks, crannies and other overlooked areas that can be used for extra storage space . We consider some of the ways you can make these spaces work to your advantage. 1. Corner shelving Corner shelving can be installed between two doorways, for example to... Read more.
It's not just homes and offices that get cluttered and need more space. Often space of the digital variety is also at a premium. A common complaint among iPhone users is a lack of storage space, usually attributed to large apps or too many photos. Unfortunately, space on your iPhone is not... Read more.
If you have a boat, it pays to take some simple steps to ensure it remains clean, corrosion free and in perfect condition over the winter season, or whenever it's in storage . Exterior The exterior of a boat naturally takes a beating, with weather and water causing wear and tear. The best way to... Read more.
It’s common for businesses to experience a quiet period at some point during the year. Unfortunately, the offseason can be a particularly difficult time for restaurants and caterers, with declines in sales hurting cash flow and profitability. This means that if you want to survive off season, you’... Read more.
The peer-to-peer renting culture has boomed over the past few years, with more and more people choosing to rent out their apartments, spare rooms or holiday homes over the internet to earn extra income. Renting out extra living space through Airbnb may seem like a quick and easy way to make money... Read more.
Although it's designed to weather the elements, outdoor furniture isn't indestructible. Especially over winter, harsh conditions – including extreme temperature changes – take their toll and almost all types of outdoor furniture require care if you want them to last. Here’s how to keep wood, metal... Read more.
Storing a carpet or rug may seem as simple as folding or rolling it and putting it out of sight. But carpets and rugs can crease, crack, fade and lose their shape if stored incorrectly . Carpets are prone to damage by water, mould and mildew, insects and direct sunlight. So, whether you’re storing... Read more.
XtraSpace is running winter specials on self-storage units at selected XtraSpace branches. Rent any of the listed unit sizes at the applicable branches during June 2017 and you'll qualify for the discounted rental rate up to the end of September 2017. After September 2017, the rental rates will... Read more.