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01May 2015

We found this simple DIY project to store all your shopping bags.

1. First flatten the bag getting all the air out.

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2. Fold the bag in half again press all the air out.DSC_1157_thumb

3. Overlap the bags, one on top of the other.DSC_1159_thumb

4. Now fold the handle of the first bag upward. This will be the initial bag you pull from the container once stored.

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5. Now tightly roll up your bags tucking in the handles as you roll.

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6. Once you have rolled up all your bags (We used about 15) You should end up with something like this.

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7. You can place this in a recycled plastic container with a hole in the lid where you will pull the first bag through.

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A great way to store your plastic bags, simple and compact.

05Mar 2015

With the recent fires blazing through the Cape leaving many residents having to evacuate their homes with only their valuables, GreenCube Storage are now offering 20 free self-storage units to families that have been affected by the fires to store their goods safely offering piece of mind that their goods are secure.

Listen to the Cape Talk interview with Steve Ruffel, CEO of GreenCube Storage

10Nov 2014

How to pack for storage

Make sure you don’t find yourself in a chaotic situation when moving your goods into self-storage. A successful move is more than just dumping all your stuff into boxes and transporting them to your storage unit.

  1. Start by finding cardboard boxes to pack your goods into. Try your local Pick n Pay or Checkers or alternatively GreenCube will supply boxes free of charge with your self-storage rental.
  2. Get rid of all your unwanted goods, this will save you time and money. Have a garage sale or look at www.freecycle.org – It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. www.gumtree.co.za is another website where you can post a free ad to either sell your stuff or give it away.
  3. Get your packing materials such as packing tape and markers ready. GreenCube also offers these at a small cost to assist with your packing. Also keep all your old newspapers, these will come in handy when you store fragile items like plates and glassware. Towels can also be used for this padding.
  4. Pack all your heavy items into smaller boxes, these will be easier to handle when moving and less likely to fall out the bottom of your box.
  5. Create a few boxes for easy access, these will contain your more important items that you will need during unpacking, make these boxes more accessible when in storage.
  6. Label all your boxes clearly, this will help when you may need to access your items when in storage.
  7. Log all your boxes so you know where all your items are stored. This will assist when you looking for something in particular.

With all the items above ticked above, you should have a stress-free moving and storage process.
Get in touch with GreenCube for a recommended removals company to help with your move.

21Oct 2014
sent 4 U

Christmas is a busy time of year for e-commerce firm Sent 4 U

Behind many of the padlocked corrugated iron doors of self-storage units where people store their furniture and nick-knacks, there is also a growing number of self-storage units playing host to a wide range of small businesses.

They’re attracted by the flexibility, the short-notice periods and low overheads that characterise the rough and ready space offered by the self-storage industry.

“For Businesses it’s a flexible way they can store their goods and materials”

Hiren Patel, the boss of e-commerce gift company Sent 4 U, runs one such small firm, and he’s exhausted.

In the run-up to Christmas his team is parceling up 12,000 items a day – toys, party goods, diaries, cards and his best-selling Santa outfits – and sending them all around the world.

it’s a round-the-clock operation, and he employs 20 staff to help him keep up with the festive rush. For a seasonal business such as his, the self-storage units are ideal. “It gives you choice, if the business isn’t performing you can give one month’s notice and move on, or you can reduce your space so it gives you nice flexibility.”

 

08Jul 2014

Eco-friendly storage facility launches in the Western Cape

Eco-friendly storage facility, GreenCube Self Storage, has just launched in Ottery in the Western Cape, and is set to paint the Cape green with its innovative approach to storage and the environment.

The facility, located on the corner of Plantation Road and Bamboesvlei next to Suburban Spares, provides easy access to residential customers in the Southern Suburbs, as well as the commercial districts it borders.  With units ranging from 9-18m², there are sizes to suit all needs and with state of the art security, access control and lock up and go system goods are safely secured, and are easily accessible.

Visit http://bit.ly/1mbeOIv

08Jul 2014

Eco-Friendly GreenCube Self Storage Opens in Cape Town, South Africa

A GreenCube Self Storage facility has opened in the Ottery area of Cape Town, South Africa. It is the first commercial property in Africa to use eco-friendly insulating concrete formwork (ICF) in its construction, company officials said in a press release. One of the environmentally friendly benefits of the insulated building technique is the creation of even temperatures year-round, helping to reduce the facility’s carbon footprint, officials said.

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08Jul 2014

Eco-friendly storage facility, GreenCube Self Storage, has just launched in Ottery in the Western Cape

Eco-friendly storage facility, GreenCube Self Storage, has just launched in Ottery in the Western Cape, and is set to paint the Cape green with its innovative approach to storage and the environment.

The facility, located on the corner of Plantation Road and Bamboesvlei next to Suburban Spares, provides easy access to residential customers in the Southern Suburbs, as well as the commercial districts it borders.  With units ranging from 9-18m², there are sizes to suit all needs and with state of the art security, access control and lock up and go system goods are safely secured, and are easily accessible.

Visit http://bit.ly/1sr3vMR