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How Much Does Storage Cost?

The most commonly asked question when searching for information about storage in Google is “How much does storage cost?”. There are approximately 500K searches for storage Australia wide increasing on average 12% each year. The data suggests that storage is a growing need for people in Australia.

So how much does storage cost?

Typically in the industry, storage rent is paid monthly in advance with costs varying depending on the size and position of the storage space within a facility as well as the location of the storage facility itself.

What do I mean!

Size does matter, make sure you work out exactly how much space you need. That way you don’t pay for storage you don’t need. Typically, the bigger the space the higher the cost. If you need help, most storage operators have a size calculator available to use on their website. You can also contact the storage centre direct and speak with a Team Member who has been extensively trained to help customers work out exactly how much space you need.

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Covid-19, Level 2 – What Does That Mean For Our Customers?

The New Zealand Government declared Level 2 conditions are in effect from Thursday 14th May in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

This now means we are open for all business within the community subject to safe working conditions for our team members and customers plus ensuring all transactions are available to customers, cash payments are accepted as well as contactless options too.

Everyone can access our full range of services at our website – www.kennards.co.nz by phoning or visiting your local centre during normal business hours or our call centre on 0800 433 748, to assist all existing and new customers.

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Can I Move Home During Covid?

There is moving house, then there is moving house during a global pandemic. If you are like me and recently settled on a property you may know this feeling all too well. Quite frankly you probably deserve a medal.

Take one of life’s known stressors like selling a home, buying a home, or moving, shake it around and inject it with a fist full of steroids and that’s what moving might feel like right now. All around us there is change. Retail is facing closures, travel restrictions are being enforced and we all have a personal radius of 1.5 metres!

To quote Star Trek, “it’s life Jim, but not as we know it“!

If moving is on the cards for you or you know someone moving, please read on.

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Covid-19 – Level 3 – Kennards Self Storage

The New Zealand Government declared Level 3 conditions are in effect from Tuesday 28th April in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

This now means we are open for all business within the community subject to safe working conditions for our team members and customers plus ensuring all transactions with customers are contactless during this period.

Everyone can access our full range of services at our website – www.kennards.co.nz or by phoning your local centre during normal business hours or our call centre on 0800 433 748, to assist all existing and new customers.

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Making The Most Of Your Isolation Time

The way we go about our daily lives has changed. Covid-19 has pushed the way we socialise and interact with one another. The impacts of this virus can be seen across all corners of the globe.

Sadly many lives have been lost to this virus and many families have been impacted. We all can do our part in stopping the spread of this virus.

Personal hygiene plays a critical role in containing and stopping the spread. We can all do our part in stopping the spread of Covid 19.

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COVID-19 – Message from our CEO

Message to customers (Updated March 27th, 2020).

The situation with Covid-19 is changing rapidly and our company is constantly adapting. New Zealand is now at Level 4.

We remain committed to the safety of our customers and employees, and also to sustaining the activities of the customers that use our services for a range of reasons. Despite the changes being implemented, all of the Kennards Self Storage team is committed to minimising any inconvenience and indeed will be providing an exceptional experience while also ensuring the highest level of safety.

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COVID-19 Message from our CEO

Message to customers (Updated March 26th, 2020).

The situation with Covid-19 is changing rapidly and our company is constantly adapting.

We are committed to the safety of our customers and employees, and also to sustaining the activities of the customers that use our services for a range of reasons. Despite the changes being implemented, all of the Kennards Self Storage team is committed to minimising any inconvenience and indeed will be providing an exceptional experience while also ensuring the highest level of safety.

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COVID-19 – Message from our CEO

Message to our customers and visitors:

The situation with Covid-19 is changing rapidly and our company is adapting to this every day.

We are committed to the safety of our customers and employees, and also to sustaining the activities of the customers that use our services for a range of reasons. Despite the changes being implemented, all of the Kennards Self Storage team is committed to minimising any inconvenience and indeed will be providing an exceptional experience while also ensuring the highest level of safety.

Opening Hours – We remain open and are operating as normal. While many businesses have high contact with people, and are considered non-essential, self storage has very low contact. We are mindful that many of our customers support a range of industries that are essential. These include contractors, emergency activities, suppliers to health industry and also charities. We are a link in the chain of essential services and will endeavour to operate as normal.

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COVID-19 Awareness

A Message to Our Customers

Statement Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We know there is community concern about Covid-19, particularly around the potential spread at this time, at Kennards Self Storage we wanted to reassure you of the measures we are taking to ensure our storage centres continue to be a safe place for you visit.

Our priority is the safety and well-being of our customers and team members. We are closely monitoring the Covid-19 outbreak and we continue to implement measures to minimise the risk of transmission, to ensure that Kennards Self Storage centres, team members and customers remain safe.

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Flying The Flag At Wairau Valley

Kennards Self Storage are pleased to start the building of our new purpose-built storage facility in Wairau Valley that is due for completion in October this year. Situated on the major motorway off-ramp at Wairau Valley, no one will miss this facility standing approximately 21 metres above ground level in our corporate Brand blue and orange colours.

This new facility has been designed for the many varied users of self storage who rate “ease of use” as one of the predominate requests in their ‘ideal storage facility’. From the drive-up dock way located close to the lifts, to the easy use of trolleys and covered access ways making it ideal for any user to load and unload to their unit.

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