On Bicycles, Luggage and Surf Boards

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In this modern world of action, excitement, travel and adventure, many people have a whole variety of things that they own.

Bicycles, surf boards, luggage and suitcases of all kinds, awesomely cool specialist equipment…but often these things take up room in our home, so what can we do about that? Well the solution is simple! And quite cheap.

Kuboo offers affordable and reliable self storage spaces around our so elegant city of Lisbon that you can utilise however you need to. Can’t squeeze your bicycle through the front door of your home? There’s a Kuboo for that. Don’t want your surfboard propped up conspicuously in the corner of your room? There’s a Kuboo for that too. If the wife is upset at your surplus of equipment and you don’t want to throw them away, make her (and yourself) happy, store them at Kuboo!

You could also do without your precious living space cluttered with luggage that you don’t use from one week to the next, there’s a Kuboo solution for that too! Spaces is what we specialize in. But service and friendliness is what we excel in. Nobody can help you the way Kuboo’s family does. In that sense, mini-armazens (as we say in portuguese for small warehouses) are only the beginning of the story. The beauty of the facility, the reception and our staff is what makes your day better and eases your stress of moving.

If you’re travelling around Portugal and you want to travel light, you can either store your luggage at one of the specialized luggage storage in town, or store it at Kuboo for a fraction of the price, a more private space, and behind a locked door. In a facility specially conceived to store belongings safely and in perfect cleanliness, for the short or the long term, or any period you would need to store it for, in an environment that is safe, clean, and accessible at any time of the day, 365 days a year. Even on Carnaval. Ask Pedro!

But how does it all work? I’ll explain: Let’s take your bike, for example, you could cram it into your home, but when it’s covered in mud and dirt after a long ride then perhaps your home isn’t the most sensible place to keep it. Sure you could go buy a lock and a chain and secure it somewhere outside, but then you run the risk that some unscrupulous and light fingered individual might ‘forcefully liberate’ your bike and you’ll never see it again. Again this isn’t the best of options! So bring it to us. We are here to expand your home for a ridiculously low fee.

We are built on the notion of extra-space for all that needs to be stored away. No matter what it is. Kuboo’s space is made of multiple spaces, those spaces, others call them boxes or units or warehouses, we call them Kuboos. and they can be yours for a short or a long period of time.

Kuboo offers a whole range of storage spaces from a nice compact 1m3 all the way up to a grandiose 30m2. Whatever you need to store away and keep safe, we can help you out with, and we can guarantee we have the perfect place for those bicycles of yours!
Starting from the ridiculously low price of only 15 Euros a month you can safely store a bike, a suitcase, a luggage or a surfboard, and rest easy and assured in the knowledge that it is safe, sound, and always there for you when you need it. Should it be 3am and the sudden urge strikes you to take a bike ride or hit those waves under the Lisbon moon with your surf board, that’s not a problem! The Kuboo self-storage spaces, otherwise known as Kuboos, are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We pride ourselves on our accessibility. And our reception opening hours are extensive, 7 days a week, 365 day a year.

You can hire your Locker-Kuboo known at large as a mini-armazem, by week or by month for as long as you need to, and we haven’t even mentioned price yet – We’re so affordable that the payments will barely make a dint in your wallet! For 35 euros a month or 20 euros a week you can have your own 1m3 Locker-Kuboo in which you can fit 17 medium sized boxes, at least 5 suitcases depending on their sizes, and a whole lot of smaller objects. Fabulous! Isn’t it? For such mini-armazens? In comparison a luggage storage will cost you upwards of 10 euros, well, a day! If it sounds like a no-brainer and it looks like a no-brainer, then it sure is a no-brainer.

So should you feel the need to un-clutter, expand your home or create a little bit more space in your life, then be sure to come and check out our clean, modern, bespoke Kuboo facilities. Located in the nice and accessible town of Carnaxide, 10 minutes from the center of Lisbon, we’re a friendly, reliable yet ultra-professional service that is guaranteed to meet all your self-storage needs. So contact us now – our experts can give you an accurate quote, offer honest advice about spaces and storage, and informed recommendations, and they are ready and waiting to help you out in any way that they can! Don’t drink coffee at home before you come and visit us, we have really good coffee and we love drinking a cup with our clients, some of which end-up becoming friends.

So you can either make a Locker-Kuboo yours, or store surf boards, suitcases, luggage, bikes, or any piece of furniture you need to put away by the piece. One piece, two pieces, 1 bike 1 surfboard, 2 luggages and 1 board, no matter the combination, there is a cheap solution to choose from at Kuboo. And our staff will find it with you.

Then you can continue living your best life while Kuboo stores your stuff safely away in the lap of Lisbon luxury, away from the spaces in which you live your daily life, and that you need to keep clear of clutter. We offer extra-space: space for everything that you need out of your sight, but not out of your life.

There’s no place like home, but there’s no extra space like Kuboo.

Don’t Think Self-Storage. Think Kuboo!

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How often do you sit watching a movie or a TV show and end up thinking ‘What else have I seen that actor in?’

Frustratingly no one else knows, so you announce: “I’ll just Google it!” It doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to search using the Google search engine itself, but the company name Google has become synonymous with searching for something on the internet.

That’s what we want to do with Kuboo!

Similarly if you’re in a shop looking for plastic containers to store food in you’re probably going to be looking for the Tupperware isle. If you’re in bed feeling a little under the weather and require someone to go and purchase some tissues then you’re more than likely going to ask them to grab a box of Kleenex. And (if all goes according to our devilishly brilliant master plan) if you need somewhere to store a lot of your stuff then you’re going to be on the hunt for a Kuboo. Not a ‘Box’ or a ‘mini-warehouse’ or even a ‘garage’, these are all unclean and mostly unsafe sounding. A Kuboo on the other hand, is limpid clean, extremely safe and easy to get to and access.

A Kuboo is the Prince of self storage. Anything else is a butler in comparison.
And like we like to say: There’s no place like home, but there’s no space for everything else like Kuboo!

I’m sure you’ll agree that the word Kuboo rolls nicely off of the tongue. Indeed it has a certain…je ne sais quoi about it. So let us tell you a little about our name’s etymology – where it came from. Kuboo is derived from the Portuguese word ‘cubo’ which means cube. We felt that this word pretty much summed up the fantastic self-storage service we offered so we took it, put our own little twist on it and voilà – Kuboo! Sweet sweet Kuboo!

When you think of storage spaces we want you to think of Kuboo. When you think of an extra-space for your needs, Kuboo also must come to mind. We want your senses to automatically link us and our amazing services to all of your storage needs to which we are most dedicated.

Located in the central and safe town of Carnaxide in Portugal we are in close proximity to other similar towns including Oeiras, Algés, Cascais and Alfragide. And if that wasn’t amazing enough we are also a mere stone’s throw away from Lisbon itself. 15 minutes from the airport. Sounds good?

Kuboos are clean, and welcoming, and they are affordable solutions to your self-storage needs. We have a vast variety of Kuboo sizes, from a tiny 1m3, through a range of modest sizes all the way up to a humongous 30m2 in which you could essentially store a life’s-worth of items and memories. And as the Kuboos are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you can rest assured, safe in the knowledge that should you need to get your hands on your stuff you can do so whenever you feel like it.

We want to expand our storage services and take over our beautiful nation. We want people from every corner of Portugal to think ‘Kuboo’ when they need self-storage. We welcome people to inundate us with business and push us to become bigger and better. The more people we serve and for which we ease the stress of moving or clutter, the happier we are. And when Kuboo is synonymous with self-storage in Portugal we may or may not rest!

So when you need somewhere to safely and securely keep your things, don’t think self-storage, don’t think box, don’t think warehouse or small-warehouse or even garage, Think Kuboo! Kuboos are clean cubes, with individual locks and alarms, to which only you hold the key, like Ali-baba and his cave. You can stack them with your treasured belongings and sleep sound in the comfort of your de-cluttered home, knowing that they are well taken care of. No matter the season.

On Feedback, Anthropology and Extra-space

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We grow when our friends or the ones who love us tell us about ourselves. Frankly. Not just to please us. If we are good listeners, we become improved versions of ourselves, more accurate, more complete.

Here at Kuboo we act in the same manner. Because at Kuboo the most important thing is to be yourself. And this is not a cliché, it’s a rare occurrence in the workplace, and it takes conviction and determination. Self-storage can be dry and alienating if approached in the perspective of business as usual, or it can be a great journey into knowing people. Like a city. Take Lisbon for example, approach it sideways and you may never experience it. Run it through, face first, and it will come at you like a tram. Be ware. Space has a singular politeness to it. It likes uncluttered faces!

It’s a bit like taxi drivers, they are the ears of the city. They are an encyclopedic knowledge of daily life on wheels. Anthropologically rich.

So, face first, we count on the sincere and frank feedback of our staff, friends, and customers to improve ourselves, become more accurate and more balanced. To offer whatever in the world of self-storage we can offer, and always be one step ahead of the rest in taking care of people and of their belongings in the kindest of ways. Because we love it. The anthropological aspect of it. Our days at Kuboo are good days. Full of novelty and renewed every day. There’s space for everything.

If you have a garage, a small warehouse, an extra room in your house where you pile the artefacts of your life, free it (your life). Use the garage for your car or as a hobby room, and that room in your house, with the bicycles and Gym things that you haven’t used in years, perhaps friends can crash in it. Free your space, free your spaces, don’t let clutter get the best of you and don’t get too attached to bulky items. The space they steal from you is worth recovering.

If you live in Lisbon, or planning on it, or Cascais, or Cacém or Algés, we are your neighbours and we are here to help with your excess stuff during your moves. We also offer small kuboos to be used like small garages, or small extra spaces, extensions to your home, at a small price; so you can keep them for as long as you wish. A simple, clean, safe and cheap extraspace.

That’s what we think self-storage is also about, up at the source, it frees a cluttered space, an office, a garage, a business or just a corner of your house. Without denting your budget. It’s simple, easy to access, affordable and safer than anything else. And we are here to simplify the process. Faces first. Storing is fun! It cleans-up our lives. Clears up our messes.

Huxley said If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything will appear as it really is, infinite. We know he wasn’t talking about storage, bikes, physical spaces, garages, warehouses, or anything that has to do with storing. He was talking about letting go of the prisons of our senses. Un-cluttering. Clearing your daily space is a first step.

Lisbon, Portugal, this is where the hub is. From here, like hundreds of years ago, the ocean is infinite, and space relentless. And so we look ahead. But for now, our space is Lisbon, the great Lisbon area to be precise, at the very center, between Cacém and Oeiras, Cascais and Amadora, Algés and Alfragide. In Carnaxide! A breath away from Lisbon’s center. This is where we are, this is where there’s space for everything, and this is where we await your feedback.

Please always let us know what you think of your experience at Kuboo, what we can provide more to satisfy your needs, and how you think we should improve ourselves.
We are very grateful-

Kuboo and Lisbon; Self-Storage and Pastel

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Lisbon, city of churches and festivals, of white cobblestone sidewalks that reflect light like no other city, and building facades splashed in clean pastel colours that bounce this white light back in a soft, gentle and diffused manner onto the faces of passers by.

Not anyone can walk Lisbon’s streets. One must be fit, determined and goal driven to climb up the 7 hills made of hundreds of winding streets that become slippery when it rains. Old people live long here and climb those streets like cats holding grocery bags.

Lisbon is also made of houses often too small to fit everything you need. There has been some self-storage solutions around for a few years now, but nothing to match the new familiar and homy approach as well as the high quality service of Kuboo self-storage, where people come and feel at home right away; alleviating as much as we can everyone’s moving and storing stress is our noblest goal.

When we look at Lisbon, we see a city being emptied of its people, replaced by tourists and expensive housing. We ache at this trend, a global trend, that strips our beloved old cities of their souls and replaces it with a Disneyland impression that even tourists are not looking for.

Kuboo can’t alter this trend all by itself, but we can help by offering solutions for self-storage in and around Lisbon for those in need of a transitional or permanent safe, clean and easily accessible space for their belongings.

Moving, storing and changing towns is never easy. That’s the part that we built our mission upon: To do all we can to simplify and make this process stress-free, and, as much as we can, pleasurable.

Kids come to Kuboo with their parents, and they usually love it. They love the facility, because for a child a clean, big and safe space like the one at Kuboo is like a dream come true. They run around, play with our small toys laying around in the reception, shoot the football in the loading bay, and get to choose one (no more than one) ChupaChups while their parents get a nice cup of coffee (or two). Sometimes the parents prefer Chupachups, and it makes us smile.

Self-storage in Lisbon is boring in general. Receptions are small and stuffy, Kuboo’s reception is twice as high (at least) and 3 times as big as any other, and it feels like our living-room.

We offer from the smallest locker of 1m3, where you can store boxes and luggage for example to large 30m2 Kuboos where you can store your life! In-between we have garage sizes that will expand your home with minimal cost that you can forget about because it doesn’t dent your wallet.

In the storage world, Kuboo and Lisbon are married in their aesthetics. We are bright and we reflect light, our colour, Orange, what the word Portugal means in the old Moorish language, and our roots go deep under the cobblestones of Lisbon’s sidewalks; Our hospitality is entrenched and we love to help. And just like Lisbon’s buildings, our self-storage hearts are all pastel coloured.

Kuboo sponsored Gui Gomes is sailing high winds

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The Cascais Naval Club is 80 years old, Guilherme Gomes is only 20, but it has been already 12 years since he joined the team!

And this year was highlighted by his 8th time win of the sailor with the Greatest Team Spirit Award!

Guilherme’s enthusiasm for the sea began very early, the boat trips in which his paternal grandfather (A Navy Officer) took him, fed his love for boats and for the sea. Guilherme started sailing when he was only 8 years old and since then his dedication has resulted in excellent classifications and podium awards.

“I’ve already achieved a lot of good results, but the best one was in the International Tournament of Carnival in 2017 (Vilamoura), where I came in 2nd place” he tells us with pride.

But Guilherme is not sailing alone, Rafael Rodrigues, who also started sailing 8 years ago, since the first time he set foot on a sailboat, joins him. Rafael confessed to us, “the trick to be a good sailor is not a simple one, it’s a complex recipe, in which the ingredients are based on concentration, the ability to communicate, the ability to observe, a solid determination and a constant desire to learn and evolve. And obviously the eagerness to be the best”.

With 15 podium prizes, including 2 National Titles, it is clear that this is, without a doubt, the recipe for success!

“For me, the best thing is to represent Portugal in International championships; it’s always great to represent my country”, says Guilherme.

Kuboo is proud to be with Guilherme and Rafael in these moments of personal fulfilment and pride for Portugal! To try to help them in achieving the best they can be, and to grow with them.

Self-storage businesses are usually dry and lifeless. Not kuboo. Among all Self-storages in Portugal, we pride ourselves at Kuboo to be part of the world around us, to give back as much as we can to the community that sustains us, to do it with young athletes but also with people in need at large. 5% of all our profits go for the causes we feel for.

We also understand that storing your belongings is more often than not a transitional and stressful period, so we are focused on doing our best at alleviating the moving and storing part of it, with a complimentary Chupa-Chups and a nice hearty Portuguese coffee, as well as with a staff so friendly you may feel you’re on vacation. Visit us at Kuboo Self-storage in Carnaxide and you will see for yourself.

As for Guilherme and Rafael, we are deeply proud of both of them! And we will continue to support them throughout.