There’s no such thing as a stupid question

Sep 29, 2016 | Business Centre, Professional Shredding, Storage Info

Did you know that 28th September is ‘Ask a Stupid Question Day’? Perhaps that’s a stupid question… of course you knew!Ask A Stupid Question Day

The celebration originated in the United States and was developed in order to encourage school children to ask more questions. Teachers had noticed that students felt discouraged to pipe up in fear that they would be laughed at or considered silly!

Here at McCarthy’s we know that intrigue is the key to knowledge and no inquiry is ever a stupid one. So if you have a query that you need to have answered why not get in touch? In the meantime, we have compiled a selection of just a few of the most frequently asked questions we receive.


‘How much notice do I need to give ahead of booking personal storage?’

Storage can be booked on the same day that customers wish to move in. Contracts are simple, quick to complete and easy to understand. Those wishing to leave their chosen space need only give us two weeks’ notice ahead of their move-out date. If customers need to change their current space to something bigger, or smaller we can also make arrangements quickly and with no fuss. We understand that flexibility is important to customers and endeavour to make the process as stress-free as possible. If you would like to book storage  why not book online here.


‘I have no idea how much storage I need; how do I work this out?’

This is a very common question, it’s difficult to know exactly how much space you will want and how you will transport your items but we’re on hand to help! After more than 40 years in the business we like to think we know a thing or two about storage. Follow this link to our handy size estimation guide.


‘I am a new business owner. I need somewhere to work but I don’t have staff to accommodate, what do you recommend?’

A serviced office may provide the perfect working environment for you. Our facilities allow customers to lease their very own work place complete with various necessities such as phone lines, meeting rooms, kitchen facilities, Wi-Fi and a professionally manned reception. Spaces are clean, modern and a great place to network and meet likeminded people.


‘What shredding options do you provide?’

We are committed to the safe and sustainable shredding of confidential documents both in the home and within businesses. Options include regular shredding, whereby we will deliver a secure bin to your workplace ahead of the contents being collected and shredded on a weekly, fortnightly or 8 weekly basis. Our On demand service allows customers to order sealable bags which can be filled at their convenience ahead of being dropped off at our dedicated shredding plant in Leeds. We also offer hard drive and media shredding, we will safely ‘wipe’ hard drives, USBs, DVDs or CDs ahead of careful disposal.


‘I need some assistance moving but don’t think I need too much help, what would you recommend?’

We have just the solution you’re looking for! Our ‘man and van’ service allows customers to pack their belongings up ahead of helpers coming to your home and transporting items into a small van. Following this the movers will drive over to your final destination and assist in moving items to your new pad. If you would like to take your time and move the precious cargo yourself why not take a look at renting a ‘self-drive’ van.


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