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#175508 2-Jul-2015 08:51
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Hi,

I'm in the need in renting a storage unit for a year or two. The main requirements would be to be quite dry and reasonably secure.
Closer to Auckland CBD would be preferred but if it's significantly cheaper I wouldn't mind 30-40km away.

Any recommendations, tips & tricks, do/don't? I'm not sure about the size at this stage though, it can be either something quite small like 2x2x2 metres or something larger like a 3x3x3 metres?

Thank you.

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  #1335513 2-Jul-2015 08:59
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I'd hazard a guess that most prices around Auckland will be about the same.

We had a locker in the Storage place at St Lukes (Wagener Place) and it was fine. Clean, dry and easy to access. 2x3m about $220 a month. I see on their website, the Botany one is slightly cheaper, being further out, so it might pay to ring around.



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  #1335519 2-Jul-2015 09:04
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trig42: I'd hazard a guess that most prices around Auckland will be about the same.

We had a locker in the Storage place at St Lukes (Wagener Place) and it was fine. Clean, dry and easy to access. 2x3m about $220 a month. I see on their website, the Botany one is slightly cheaper, being further out, so it might pay to ring around.


Thanks for your reply. How tall was the 2x3m unit and what was the name of the company?

 
 
 
 


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  #1335522 2-Jul-2015 09:12
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Storage King, and I think unit was about 2.2m



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  #1335524 2-Jul-2015 09:15
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Actually $220/month is not bad at all for a unit this large.

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  #1335537 2-Jul-2015 09:39
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Let your insurance company know that you're storing your possessions in there and exactly what you're storing.



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  #1335538 2-Jul-2015 09:41
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DarthKermit: Let your insurance company know that you're storing your possessions in there and exactly what you're storing.


Thanks. I spoke to them and apparently they only insure for 6 months, afterwards it gets tricky as they want a nominated person that goes and checks everything once a month or so.

I did notice that National Mini Storage have a separate insurance policy which is not that expensive compared to the one I currently have so it's definitely something to consider.

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  #1335585 2-Jul-2015 10:52
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I have a builder friend who's rented a unit at the Miro Pl, Albany, National Mini storage for a couple of years now. He let his leased yard go & stores all his less used tools, scaffolding, boxes of fasteners etc in there.

Access is easy, anytime, just off the motorway, uses a code to get in. Prepays yearly for a discount. Says he'd recommend them.

He has cleverly Tetris'd an incredible amount of stuff into the small unit by using modular shelving. Can pull any of it out via a little path he's left down the middle.

 
 
 
 


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  #1335587 2-Jul-2015 10:56
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There is a naitonal mini storage right in town at the end of Stanly Street, otherwise another one in Penrose with <10 minutes drives from the CBD without traffic




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  #1335771 2-Jul-2015 14:12
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Yep, best to get your insurance sorted. I remember after that guy in Wellington torched a large block of storage units, many people who thought they were covered found their insurance companies weaseled out of paying, as they do.

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