This post will kick off #FeatureFri a new Twitter initiate that will mean on the last Friday of every month, a guest blog post will be shared on the Martin & Co News section and within our social media channels. #FeatureFri aims to provide useful information, tips and advice from a wide range of property related sectors. We are positive, if you are moving home, renting, thinking of selling, or just interested in property related issues, you will find these guest posts of ï¿½value.ï¿½ This month, we are excited to share our first #FeatureFri guest post on the Martin and Co blog, written and provided byï¿½ABC Selfstore. Based in London, the company offer flexible and reasonably priced self storage options at a range of locations.ï¿½ There are so many reasons to look into self storage as a solution to your property issues. You may never have considered the idea before, but you will find the options to be wide ranging and flexible. ï¿½This article will provide someï¿½ideas and scenarios, in which self storage might be a viable option. Moving Home and De-cluttering One of the best uses of self storage is to assist in preparing your property for sale. The best way to sell a property is to keep it as neutral and clutter free as possible. To get yourself the best price, put anything you do not require daily into storage. This includes furniture, which may not fit in with the dï¿½cor well, or is a bit garish. Read more about getting your home ready to sell. Creating and maintaining your dream home can be easily assisted by self storage. For instance, many people keep excess furniture until they are ready to upsize, or cannot bear to throw awayï¿½unused childrenï¿½s clothes/toys or seasonal items. Over the years you can end up acquiring a lot of furniture and other possessions, which are rarely used - self storage may be a feasible option, if only in the short term. Students Self storage is the perfect solution to many student dilemmas. There are countless scenarios, which can prove difficult for a student. For example student accommodation may be a little on the small side. By renting a storage unit, you can safely store some possessions, which are used less frequently. Other scenarios encountered by students can include travelling or going back to live with parents over the summer. Rather than pay for accommodation that is not being used, it will make more financial sense to rent a self storage unit. Businesses Self storage is rapidly becoming a sensible answer to business storage issues. Firstly many home business use self storage for stock, saving the business money on warehouse space and keeping the home a stock free zone. Businesses could also save money on renting larger office spaces, by moving unused items, stationary or paperwork into storage. Facts Spending a couple of extra days doing some research when looking for a storage unit can really make the difference between getting a poor quality storage unit and getting a quality service. Some of the best storage units offer a high level of security and have much better facilities, such as loading bays for trucks; CCTV; Electronic ID Swipe Cards and even high security doors. When storing valuable goods, you should always invest extra in getting a secure storage unit. You should also enquire into the sites insurance and whether your valuables are covered for fire and theft. Some of the premium storage units will either include this cover in the cost or have an insurance package as an extra service. Some storage companies even offer good deals and offers on sign up, such asï¿½free van hire or money savings when booking long term.ï¿½Take time to look at all the different companies on offer, and you can easily find something suited to your needs. If you are selling or thinking of selling your home, you can read our guidance on what to look for in an Estate Agent.ï¿½Alternatively, contact your local Martin & Co office. Additionally, if you would like to contribute to #FeatureFri do email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and follow us on Twitter.