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What to Consider When Renting a Garage

What to Consider When Renting a Garage

You may be considering renting a garage for a whole range of reasons. Perhaps you need to keep your car somewhere safe and secure or you need storage space during home renovations. Whatever your reason, renting a garage can be an excellent, cost-effective solution. However, it is important that you choose your garage wisely to make sure you get the best one for your needs and can take full advantage of all the benefits of renting a garage. So, what elements should you consider when you are looking for a garage to rent? Purpose The first thing to clarify is the reason why you are looking for a garage in the first place. The application you intend to use it for will help to...

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6 Tips For A Perfectly Organised Garage

6 Tips For A Perfectly Organised Garage

Up and down the country, hundreds of thousands of us are living in fear of our dirty little secret that seems to grow, bigger and more intimidating by the day. The cause of many a family argument, what can we be talking about? A messy garage of course! Your garage can be a fabulous extension of the home or extra space that you can rent from someone else, however so many of us fail to make the most of this wonderful space. Unorganised mess can make the garage seem out-of-bounds, and a trip inside needs preparation, care and can give any explorer sweaty palms at the sheer thought. In this article, we'll show you how to banish those fears, helping you to transform your garage from...

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How Your Car Can Benefit From Being Stored In A Garage

How Your Car Can Benefit From Being Stored In A Garage

At Lockup Garages, we know that there is a range of benefits of our garages. This is particularly true when it comes to the storage of your car. You may be thinking about investing in a lockup garage so you can keep your car inside. There are plenty of reasons why this is a great idea, from security to maintenance, so how can you benefit from keeping your car in a garage? Increased Security Many people don’t have a driveway or a garage attached to their home, so they are left contending with on-street parking. This can be a little worrying, particularly if you live in an area that is busy, either with pedestrians or other road users. When you’re leaving the house for work in the...

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Back to Basics: A Guide to Different Garage Designs and Components

Back to Basics: A Guide to Different Garage Designs and Components

A garage can provide a whole host of uses, giving the owner extra space for everything from a secure parking spot, to extra storage or even a home gym. With each different use, you are likely to see a different design to make the garage space the perfect place for its function. A garage may not be the first place you think of having a great design, but some garages are put together perfectly for their function, offering the ideal size, components and features. Garage Size Garages come in a whole range of sizes, making different garages perfect for different uses. The standard garage is large enough for one car with a little space either side. However, other garages provide extra...

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How To Use Your Garage If You Don’t Own A Car

How To Use Your Garage If You Don’t Own A Car

So you own a garage, but no car. Having a garage is one of the commonly owned, but frequently under-used assets. Used more often or not than a dumping ground for odds and ends, a garage is potentially a hugely untapped resource. We're going to give you the low-down on how to turn that dingy store room, into a fabulous extension of your home, or potentially a lucrative, money-making venture: Rent it as a parking spot. If you live in a popular commuter destination, or better still, close to a major airport or train station, there might well be a pretty penny to be made. If you rent, as opposed to own your house, this might not be possible, as it could be classed as subletting. If...

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Top Tips on Storing Your Christmas Decorations

Top Tips on Storing Your Christmas Decorations

When Christmas is over and it’s time to take down the decorations, it can be tempting to just chuck the lot into bin bags and throw them into your loft. Although this technique is quick and easy, it invariably leads to disappointment and frustration next year, when you rummage out last year’s decorations only to find them broken, tangled, or covered in dust. You can get ahead of the post-Christmas storage debacle by planning ahead this year and making suitable storage arrangements now. Rent a Garage Unless you have a particularly large loft space with easy access, it’s not the ideal environment for storage. Delicate items can easily be broken and the space will often...

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Car Crime Peaks When Cupid Calls

Car Crime Peaks When Cupid Calls

Research into crime rates in the UK has uncovered that Valentine’s Day may be good for your love life, but not for your beloved vehicle. Apparently, savvy-criminals know that 14th February is a popular date for couples to take a taxi or walk to a romantic dinner, leaving their vehicles at home. This makes this period one of rich pickings for both organised and opportunist car thieves. Be Cautious in Winter The winter months in general provide a fruitful time for anyone who makes a career out of selling other people’s cars without their permission, especially when vehicles are not protected by Lock Up Garages. Sadly, there are still car owners who leave their vehicles...

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Collectables to Store Now to Make Money in the Future

Collectables to Store Now to Make Money in the Future

If you're looking to make more unusual investments, are an avid fan of hobbies, or someone with garage space to spare, tucking away collectables when you hire a garage could net you a small fortune in the future. Here are the most valuable assets to stock up on. Memorabilia Fan culture is on the rise and there are loads of new releases that could make you some cash. The Superhero films are always popular, with branded model figures, comic books and games loved by fans worldwide – just look at the increasing popularity of comicons! Star Wars is an obvious classic, but even really popular kids films (think Disney or Pixar, for example) make things that buyers are going to love...

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5 Quirky Garage Uses You May Never Have Thought Of

5 Quirky Garage Uses You May Never Have Thought Of

If you have a garage, the likelihood is that you are using it as a dumping ground, rather than an extra room in your home. Within a flash, your spacious garage can end up cluttered with junk and therefore can't be used to its potential. If you're looking to convert your garage into an extra room in your home, here are a few quirky ideas you may never have thought of: 1. A 'Man Cave' Now all the rage, men in the house can have their very own space to play video games and watch their favourite sports. The great aspect of a 'man room' is that flamboyant decor isn't needed - just a few comfortable armchairs, a TV, fridge and a games console. 2. A Home Cinema A little more...

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Why You Need Extra Storage Space This Autumn

Why You Need Extra Storage Space This Autumn

While spring is traditionally the season for cleaning, there's something about getting rid of clutter after the long summer holiday that can be particularly satisfying. Whether you're keen gardeners, love your summer sports or want to clear out the empty nest, affordable and accessible lock up storage can help you free your home from unsightly clutter. You Can Keep the Things You Love Kids off to uni? Chances are they won't have space to take everything that's currently cluttering up their room, but there are things they still can't bear to part with. If you want to restore a little order to your home, then storing all those items in a lock up garage can be the ideal way to get some...

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