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There’s Only 1 King In Three Kings!!!

Situated in the hilly suburb of Three Kings is the iconic orange and blue building known to many locals as Kennards Self Storage. Perched on the base of the hill, Kennards Self Storage Three Kings is easily located at 30 Hunters Park Drive which is the main side street by the prominent Danske Moblier and Harvey Furnishing head offices on Mt Eden road, so you could say this is the King of Storage in the Auckland area.

The iconic Kennards Self Storage building has been the go to place for locals for the past 15 years when they require storage or packing materials. Locals from Auckland, Onehunga, Penrose, Mount Roskill, Greenwoods Corner, Mt Eden, Sandringham, St Lukes and Epsom have been using the services at Kennards.

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Top 3 Features Our Customers Love At Three Kings

Customer reviews are becoming extremely popular these days especially on Google and also directly to us in feedback on a regular basis. When we recently studied Kennards Self Storage Three Kings reviews to reveal trends, a common theme became apparent from the majority of customers. Here is snapshot of the top 3 that keep coming up over and over again.

1) The security of our alarmed units giving peace of mind that your unit contents are integrated into a sophisticated alarm system connected to each storage unit providing the highest level of security in the self-storage industry, giving protection when the customer is not on site.

2) 24/7 Access to the Three Kings centre and your storage unit location. No need to change your precious time schedule to meet a closing time, you can access your unit at any time that suits you – this is really good feature for business customers who need early or late access to serve their customers.

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Meet the Manager at Three Kings

We value all the Team Members at Kennards Self Storage and within other organisations. There are some exceptional people who show passion and attitude and are an example for others to follow. We are fortunate at Kennards Self Storage Three Kings to have Mark Montgomery as the Centre Manager for the last year and half. He works alongside Assistant Manager Katie.

Mark is considered in our business to have ‘orange blood’! He was worked within the business for over 13 years at various sites. Starting out in Melbourne where he managed many of the largest facilities before moving up to Wollongong close to Sydney. There he was successful in renting up this new site quickly before returning to New Zealand. After a short stint at the Mt Eden centre Mark then moved to his current role at the Three Kings centre, where he is the Training Hubb Manager for all the NZ centres. Any NZ Team Member joining the business is now trained by Mark.

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Move in Easy at Three Kings

It has never been easier to move your items in and out of your storage unit with the onsite availability of the  EMU ( Easy Moving Unit ) for hire or a horse float trailer to move in for free.

The Emu is available to hire at economical rates at any time from Kennards Self Storage Three Kings starting from just $25 per hour for those quick trips around the central city area or if you have a lot of items or need to travel a few kms, the daily rate at $120.00 can give you peace of mind.

Driving the EMU is easy, it is automatic transmission and you only need a car license to drive. Simply drop into the office and complete the easy sign off form with the Three Kings team located just off Mt Eden road where Danske Mblier and Harvey Furnishers are located.

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Christmas Time – Hide The Presents!

At the time of writing this blog, there is just 29 days to Christmas and it is around this time of year that certain kind of savvy storage customer appears – the one that wants to hide their presents and gifts!

A storage unit has become one of the best ways to hold those special items, whether it is of an awkward size or cannot be wrapped up neatly and needs to be hidden until the 25th. The storage unit can give you the ultimate peace of mind for almost anything as everything can be kept secure until needed with the knowledge that only you have the access code and key to the unit. Classic examples are children bikes, a special furniture item and items that are unusually large that would be easily identified if found!

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Five Questions To Ask When Renting A Storage Space

All products and services in our life have vast differences in quality, and self storage is no different. It may seem that an empty space is a uniform homogenous commodity but there are indeed stark contrasts between the storage options.

Here are 5 quick questions to assist when considering storing your valuable stuff.

1. Can I come and go when I like?
Putting your stuff in storage is a short term temporary measure while you reorganise your life. It is highly probable you will want to take stuff out and put other stuff back in. You will want to do this at your leisure not at the discretion of the operator. Some professional storage companies offer 24/7 access with associated high-end security. Others step down to simply business hours. While some are very limited to set times of the week.

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Self Storage Unit, Do I Need One?

Kennards Self Storage Moving Day 1

Over time, the demand and use of self storage has increased as people realise that life is much easier if you declutter your surroundings – or like the saying goes – “A tidy desk means a tidy mind”, many people rent a storage unit for really good logical reasons!

Moving your home:
If you are relocating or selling your home, renting a self storage unit is often needed – in particular when selling, as presenting your home at its best requires cleaning and moving out furniture to make the property more open and easy to view. The best place for your items is to store them in a Kennards Self Storage unit until you have a new home. Often when you move house, the new home is not always ready on the same date – fear not knowing your items are in a storage unit until you are ready, gives peace of mind that everything is in one place and secure – saving your stress!

Life Events:
They say in life – always expect the unexpected! Whether it is a family bereavement, break up in relationship or chance at a new job somewhere else, sometimes the event requires time and logistics to be worked out. Why worry and stress over making everything happen at once, place your items in a storage unit and achieve things at your own pace, better long term decisions are made without pressure. Remember storage is paid month by month and Kennards pro rata back a refund for the part of a month not used so you only pay for the storage.

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Tips For The Ultimate Spring Clean

Spring has arrived! If you’re thinking of doing your annual home spring clean these tips will not only save you time and effort, but they’ll make the process more enjoyable as well.

A photo by Sarah Dorweiler.

1. Assess each room

Before you embark on your spring clean, it’s a good idea look into each area and assess the amount of work that needs to be done. This first assessment, even if it’s a quick one, will allow you to identify any problem areas and get a good picture of what will need to happen.

Once you’ve got a better idea of the project scope you’ll be able to ensure you have the right tools and can set aside the right amount of time to get the job done right.

If you do this assessment and find yourself worried that the project is too large, it may help to separate the task over different days. You can separate by areas such as upstairs/downstairs or group rooms together, but beware of going too small as you may find you lose motivation halfway through.


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8 Brilliant Ways to Simplify Your Life

If you feel as though you don’t have enough hours in the day it may be time to declutter your life. Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be a huge task; all it takes are a few small adjustments to add more time, space and calm into everything you do. Below are 8 simple ways to declutter and simplify your life.


1. Make more time in your day

Making more time in your day isn’t as difficult as it sounds – and it definitely doesn’t have to involve getting up at the crack of dawn!

The first step is to think about absolutely everything you do in a day and write it down – including things like making breakfast and reading news. It might be helpful to jot down the things you do as you go about your day to avoid forgetting anything.

Once you’ve completed your list it’s time to go through every item one by one. You may have already noticed that there are a few unnecessary items on there – or tasks that you could streamline – or even things that you could delegate to somebody else.
Viewing a list of your daily tasks will give you better perspective and allow you to plan better.

Often, we don’t realise that we do so many unnecessary things until you actually write them all down. If you manage to trim a few of these down you’ll end up freeing a lot of time for yourself.

A photo by Sonja Langford.

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10 Ways To Survive Moving House

Moving house is difficult no matter how many times you’ve been through it, but there are ways you can improve the overall experience. While there are plenty of guides and articles on how to complete every step of your move, we’ve summed up the 10 best ways to survive the entire process.

1. Think ahead

Planning is an essential part of any move, and it’s a good idea to start at least a month and a half before your occupation date. Not only does this leave enough time to get everything sorted before the big day, but spreading your tasks out also reduces the stress and anxiety.

It’s also a good idea to buy a notebook or create a file with all your moving ideas, notes brainstorms, lists and numbers in it. Keeping all your documents in one place ensures you don’t lose anything and will also prevent you from having to keep it all in your head; a recipe for sleepless nights.

If you are moving into a house that’s having renovations done to it, be sure to leave plenty of ‘wiggle room’. Even the smallest renovations often take longer than expected and it can make things extremely stressful if you’re not prepared.

Finally, moving seldom runs 100% to plan, so you need to be prepared to be a bit flexible. Having a ‘plan B’ wherever possible goes a long way to maintaining your sanity.


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