Edinburgh is a vibrant hub of arts and culture all year round, but there’s no better time to visit than during the Edinburgh Festival.
Every year thousands of international festival goers descend on Scotland’s capital city to be amused, amazed and entertained throughout August. And yes, for us locals this might mean hailing a taxi will become an impossible dream for a short time, but for our international visitors getting home can be a little trickier!
If you have a spare room or a property to let, it can make sense to let your extra space during Edinburgh’s summer festival and Christmas festive seasons. Here at Edinburgh Self Storage, we provide you with the extra space you need to store your personal belongings while your property is serving its time as a holiday home!
Our Top Tips for Letting Your Property During The Edinburgh Festival
Want to make some extra cash during the Edinburgh Festival or Hogmanay Party? Check out our top tips for letting your home and finding self storage in Edinburgh.
Start Marketing Early
If you’re aiming for Edinburgh Festival goers then start advertising your property straight after this year’s festival, for the following year. With the festival’s ever increasing popularity, it’s not uncommon for people to book accommodation for the next year, almost straight away. If you’re looking to catch the Edinburgh Hogmanay visitors too, then start marketing for summer guests after the New Year.
Choose An Agent
You can, of course, let your room or property privately, but using a reputable agent provides extra security for both parties. Popular accommodation sites like Airbnb include free professional photographs of your property and cover you with their own home and liability insurance.
Remove Your Personal Belongings
When guests are paying to stay in your home, they will expect a certain level of service. It can be helpful to think of your home like a hotel. That means cleaning to hotel-standards and removing personal items like your family photographs, precious heirlooms and odd-socks.
When emptying your home having a personal self storage unit in Edinburgh can save you a lot of time and hassle. Not only will your important documents and special trinkets be safe from harm’s way, but most reputable storage providers will offer discounts on packaging materials and offer helpful advice on transport options too.
Leave A Little Extra
Whether you’ve had a successful letting experience through an agent or you have rented your room privately, you will probably want to do the same next year!
Keep your favourite (well-behaved) guests coming back each year by going that extra mile to make their stay memorable. Your personal belongings might be packed neatly away in self storage in Edinburgh but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a personal touch.
Our favourites crowd-pleasers include:
- Cupboard essentials: Leave a pint of milk, a loaf of bread, some fresh fruit and a selection of cereals so that your guests can whip up a quick breakfast. Just providing tea and coffee will go a long way too, but everyone loves a little extra.
- Your personal city guide: Edinburgh is your city, so who better to point your guests in the right direction. Leave a note or booklet with directions to local transport links and tips on getting home at night.
- An emergency kit: An umbrella, a first aid kit, a torch and even a few decent waterproofs will go a long way in ensuring your guests are prepared for their stay in sunny Scotland!
Looking to let your property during Edinburgh’s festive season? Get in touch with our team who can advise on everything from packing up your home to keeping your belongings safe with self storage in Edinburgh.
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