Using Storage Before A Car Boot Sale

If you’ve just moved home or conducted a big clear out in your home or office, you may be considering attending a car boot sale. A car boot sale is an excellent opportunity to get rid of old and unwanted items. As the old adage goes, “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure”.

Summer is finally here and car boot signs have started appearing all over the country. You may be a seasoned car booter and already know the ropes or maybe you are organising your first one. Whichever it is, it’s important that you prepare carefully for the big day and it’s vital that you keep your goods safe and damp-free.

A Car Boot Checklist


It’s so important to be on top of things if you’re doing a car boot sale. You’ll want to take snacks with you, have plastics bags or boxes and sticky labels with markers to make signs and display prices.

Research the event in advance and know what you’re getting into. Different types of sale will attract different crowds so make sure you take your goods to an appropriate event. There’s no point trying to sell high-end antiques at a bric-a-brac sale. Also, remember to take a decent float. When people start buying you will need to have a good float for change purposes. Ideally, your goods will be priced in full pounds so you won’t need to scrabble around with pennies, but you will need plenty of change in case people turn up with large notes – which often happens.

Set up carefully by ensuring that your items are displayed clearly, preferably with prices clearly marked. You may wish to keep high-value goods at the middle of your stall, table or car boot so that they cannot be easily swiped or damaged. Don’t overload your stall and remember to place heavy items at the bottom of any pile to avoid crushing delicate items. If they’re large and heavy, the floor may be the best option. There is no point in taking great care to get your items to a venue in one piece, only to damage them when putting them on display.


Using Professionals


Using a professional storage company is an excellent way to ensure your belongings are in safe hands. On another note, it may also be necessary as it can be difficult to store larger items if you simply don’t have the space.


Storage Options


If you would like to safely store your items before attending a car boot sale, we offer self-storage, contained storage, storage units and also packages for students! We also offer a collection and delivery service, so we can offer any service you need when it comes to your storage needs.