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Find a Carpark in minutes this Christmas!

December 14th, 2010 Comments off

If you can hold on for for a maximum of 6 minutes (but usually 2 or 3), Dr Cleo Cresswell of Macquarie University says you can find a carpark in even the busiest Shopping Centres this Christmas season!   As a mathematician, Dr Cresswell has worked out just how to easily locate a parking spot without […]

New Year Resolutions

January 2nd, 2010 Comments off

I love to ask people what their resolutions are each year and when I boil the answers down, the most common responses I get are centred around health and wealth. SpaceOut is not in the business of advising on the first of these, but when it comes to adding or saving cash to your monthly […]

Price your space competitively!

December 11th, 2009 Comments off

We occasionally receive feedback from members who say that during their first few months, their listing received no enquiries.  As part of our market research, we take a closer look to find out why this is, and in may cases discover that it is the space’s listing price that is…well…uncompetitive. What I mean here is […]

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How to rent your space sooner…

November 23rd, 2009 Comments off

It’s really pretty simple – but the speed in rich you rent out your space is heavily influenced  by the quality of your listing details. Remember that the reason you wanted to list your spare space in the first place was to make yourself a handy new income, and the best new income starts asap! […]

What’s the Best Gift you can think of?

November 2nd, 2009 Comments off

I was brainstorming on the ideal gift the other day – and all sentimental value aside – guess what I decided would be the best thing anyone could get… a passive income! I mean, just think about it… you as the receiver just suddenly have cash flowing in that you didn’t otherwise have – without […]

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No wonder it’s so hard to pay that mortgage!!

October 5th, 2009 Comments off

Well, it’s official – Australia is now the least affordable place to buy a property when adjusted for median incomes in the world –  No wonder times feel so tough! Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth all appeared amongst the world’s most expensive cities to buy property, and fluctuating interest rates are hurting people too […]

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FAQ: What are the Insurance options for Private Storage ?

September 23rd, 2009 Comments off

We get asked a lot about how to insure privately stored goods, so we’ve provided her some information about covering your stuff, and the crux of the Insurance question is at the end of the post.  You can also find more information on our Self Storage Insurance page. Owner Arranged Insurance One method of having […]

What people are saying about SpaceOut right now?

September 3rd, 2009 Comments off

Here’s some of what people are saying about SpaceOut recently (in fact all these comments have been received withn the last 7 days). My personal favourites are in green , and my thoughts are at the end. ”a fabulous idea in todays hard times!!” ”well set out” ”what a fab idea” ‘Luv your site anyway……………………………keep […]

Design and Build a Business Remotely!!

August 27th, 2009 Comments off

Design and Build a Business Remotely!! SpaceOut has been running now since late last year, but we actually started development in 2007. Development took longer than we had expected, and certainly cost more too, but the cool thing about SpaceOut is that all 3 directors have never sat in the same room together! We all […]

Parking – think you’ve got it tough?

August 17th, 2009 1 comment

When moving house in Japan, one of the key questions people ask is “Does the property have a car park?” Unlike Australia, most dwellings do not. Next, one has to find out if the parking spot is a full size spot, or a ‘light’ space! A large portion of the Japanese own what are called […]

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