Press Release

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. If you need assistance, don’t hesitate to use services from movers overland park as they assure you secure packing and move of your boxes. This won’t just bring you peace of mind but will also give you time to run other errands.

  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.

16Jun 2014

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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.

Amidst a growing self-storage industry in South Africa, the new facility, comprising of 303 self-storage units spread over of 5300m² of land, sets itself apart with its green approach to storage and the environment.
GreenCube Self Storage is the first commercial property in Africa to utilise eco-friendly infrastructure such as Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF). This green insulated building technique offers the added benefit of even year-round temperatures to protect valued stored goods, thereby reducing the facilities carbon footprint.

The facility has joined forces with various green initiatives such as Abalimi-Harvest of Hope – an organisation dedicated to urban agriculture and environmental support in townships such as Khayelitsha and Nyanga. Abalimi assists individuals, groups and communities to initiate and maintain permanent organic food growing, which allow farmers to develop skills, feed themselves, their families and provide regular income. GreenCube will purchase a vegetable plant from Abalimi for each storage unit that is leased which will be given to the customer; ensuring customers feel good knowing that they, too, are giving back to the community

In addition to this, GreenCube has partnered with the vibrant tree-planting social enterprise Greenpop, to assist with their ongoing storage needs. Greenpop brings together communities and corporates to run urban greening and reforestation projects in South Africa and Zambia and have planted over 40 000 trees to date.

“GreenCube aims to promote a variety of community projects, and in doing so hopes to make a positive impact in the lives of both our customers and those less fortunate”, says Steve Ruffel, of the GreenCube Group. “We are thrilled to be involved with an organisation such as Abalimi-Harvest of Hope and Greenpop which does so much good for our communities and the environment and look forward to strengthening these relationships.”

To find out more about GreenCube Self Storage visit the website www.greencubestorage.co.za or call 021 704 0153. For queries please email info@greencubeselfstorage.co.za.
For more information on how you can support Abalimi-Harvest of Hope please visit www.abalimi.org.za or www.harvestofhope.co.za or for Greenpop visit www.greenpop.org

Follow GreenCube Self Storage on Facebook www.facebook.com/GreencubeSelfStorage and on Twitter @GreenCubeStore.

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