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How self storage can help with a spot of bank holiday DIY

Written by on August 19, 2019

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As we approach the last bank holiday before Christmas (now that is a scary prospect!), plans are being made across the country. Trips to the seaside, barbecues with friends and family… or the traditional bank holiday treat of DIY!

A bit of extra time can be the perfect opportunity to get cracking with those home improvements you’ve been trying to get started for months. Or possibly even years.

But if you are tackling some home renovations – take care. Research from www.MyJobQuote.co.uk revealed that one in six Brits have injured themselves whilst doing a spot of DIY in the home – with accidents in the home costing the NHS more than £200 million a year.  

According to the NHS the most common accident is falling from a ladder – accounting for 6,372 hospital admissions annually. That’s followed by injuries caused by drills and other power tools – which sound pretty gruesome and leads to 4,800 admissions per year. Lawnmowers are also a liability – landing 519 people a year in hospital – so even gardening isn’t safe!  

But if that’s not enough to put you off, and the lure of Marie Kondo (or DIY SOS if we’re talking more major renovations) is still strong, then have you considered how self storage may be able to help?

Lots of customers come to us ahead of home renovations, to help create the space they need to crack on with the jobs they have in mind. If you’re painting and decorating, clearing out items somewhere safe can make it so much easier. Knocking through a wall? No worries – empty the rooms into temporary self storage. Fitting a new kitchen? Rather than living round boxes full of pots, pans, sandwich toasters and your best crockery, pop things into a storage unit. With garage and loft conversions all the rage as people look to maximise the space they have, self storage can be an ideal solution.

At McCarthy’s our storage centres are super flexible. Hire the space you need for the time you need. Your items are kept safe and secure and the building is accessed by individual pin code and only you have the key to your unit. Each of our three centres – Leeds, Harrogate and Wakefield (with York due to open in 2020) – are conveniently located near major roads and with plenty of free car parking. You can come and go as you like to access your belongings – so if you suddenly realise you need something back, it’s not a problem. With prices starting from just £6 a week, it’s a cost effective way to help you get some space while you create the home you’ve always wanted.

And if your DIY-ing is ahead of a planned house move – we happen to know a pretty good removal firm we’d recommend too…!

Testimonials

I stored my belongings in this space for one year, and it was absolutely pleasant experience. The staff is extremely professional and helpful, and they take time to understand the requirements of the client.
Even after not visiting my locker for one year, the storage is in excellent condition even after getting it back. I would recommend this to anyone. Really good experience!

5 Stars

Everything was just easy and straight forward. I've used other self storage places in the past but this was just so much better. The manager Sarah was great and really friendly. I would definitely recommend this company and will be using them again next year!!!

5 Stars

Jodie was fantastic and getting the storage booked was really easy. The unit was perfect for what I needed to store over the summer.

5 Stars
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Leeds

The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

Removals:
0113 262 3000 /
0113 262 4000
Email Leeds removals

Storage: 0113 26 26 500
Email Leeds storage

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 14.00

Harrogate

The Storage Centre, Ripon Road,
Harrogate HG1 2BS

Self Store
01423 625 000

Van Hire: 01423 625 000
Email

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00

Wakefield

The Storage Centre, Kirkgate,
Wakefield WF1 1UW

Self Store
01924 566 939
Email

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00




    Huddersfield

    McCarthy's Storage World
    Phoenix Retail Park
    Leeds Road
    Huddersfield
    West Yorkshire
    HD1 6NE

    Self Store
    01484 248 006
    Email

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 15.00

    York

    McCarthy's Storage World
    Water lane
    York
    YO30 6PQ

    Self Store:
    01904 221 600

    Van Hire: 01904 238 333
    Email

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Sunday: 09:00 to 14:00