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Test Your Knowledge Of The Most Popular Children’s Books

Children’s books are highly valued by all generations. The stories that built our characters and provided hours of fun, laughter and enjoyment when we were younger are now being passed onto our own children who are discovering exciting new worlds that will expand their imaginations. But there’s something endearing about rereading the classics with our children. The nostalgia, the accomplishment, the sentiment; reading together with our families is such a special time. And as World Book Day 2020 celebrates the joys of reading, we’ve decided to create some family fun based on the most popular children’s books of all time. From modern…

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The Perils of Cohabiting – How to Make Moving in Together as Painless as Possible!

So, you’re thinking about taking the plunge and moving in with your significant other, eh? Becoming one of the more than 4.5 million cohabiting couples in the UK? You’ve been together for a while, you’ve met each other’s families, you’ve been on holiday together, all that jazz. You spend virtually all your time together. And let’s face it, nobody loves living out of an overnight bag. So, it’s time, right? Well here’s the thing. When you move in together, it’s a whole different deal than staying at each other’s houses on alternate nights and weekends. You’ll be in a shared…

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Moving Home Rituals and Superstitions from Around the World

When you’re moving into a new home, the new life ahead of you is an exciting prospect. It’s full of possibility and hope. It symbolises a whole new life and you want the transition to go as smoothly as possible. That’s why so many rituals have developed across the globe around moving into a new property. Here’s a round-the-world tour of some of the most interesting and bizarre superstitions and rituals to bring luck and cast out any negativity. If you’re moving house in the near future, why not try some of these for yourself? East-Facing Window If your house…

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If Well-Known Brands Did Home Offices…

If you work from home, it’s always good to have a space to work in that’s separate from your day-to-day home life. Somewhere to keep all your files, materials and motivational posters, and so on. This space should really be somewhere where you can be at your most productive and creative, where you can come up with your best ideas and make clients and customers really feel like they’re in safe hands. So where better to look for design inspiration for your home office than some of the world’s most well-known and forward-thinking brands? We’ve put together some ideas… Apple…

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Recycling the Junk from Your Bits and Bobs Drawer

We’ve all got one. That drawer in your house where all the random bits and bobs end up. You know the one: it’s full of bits of string, old batteries, random foreign coins, a world buffet of takeaway menus and mobile phones dating back to the 1990s. Storing Bits and Bobs It might be in your kitchen, your dining room, your hallway or your living room. You might even have more than one. It might not even be a drawer; it might be a cupboard or a shelf. But wherever it is and whatever storage unit you use, it’s bound…

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Collectibles in Your Home That Could Be Worth Thousands…

Could you be sitting on a potential gold mine?  Remember all of the toys, the ‘gadgets’, the records and more that you used to play with or listen to when you were younger? It turns out that some of them could be extremely valuable. Many common household items from the 70s, 80s and 90s are now highly collectible – and are therefore worth a pretty penny if they’re in pristine condition. Some much-loved technology from the 70s and 80s is worth a fair amount today: Folding SLR Polaroid cameras – depending on the model – can fetch up to £700, despite…

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These Restoration Hacks Could Save You A Fortune! [Infographic]

Do you want to add value to your home, or transform the way it looks both inside and out, but don’t quite have the budget to do so? Fear not, as we’ve got a range of useful tips for you that you can put into work on your home. They could save you thousands! Patch Plaster Cracks Many people believe that cracks represent structural problems, but this simply isn’t the case. The majority of plaster cracks are cosmetic. Materials needed: –          Jointing compound –          Plaster washers –          Masking tape –          A plastering trowel Tape around the area you wish to…

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How to Boost Space in Your Home [Infographic]

Are you looking to boost space in your home? Look no further. We’ve compiled a range of our favourite tips for boosting the size of your home; both physically and psychologically. With these simple tricks, you can pick up additional storage space and make your home appear bigger to guests. Perfect! Read on to find out more. Please include attribution to www.binghamselfstorage.co.uk when sharing this infographic.  Whether your home is small or already spacious, there’s a big chance that you want even more room to work with. Fortunately for you, it couldn’t be easier! Use these tips below to physically increase…

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How to Increase Home Security on a Budget

Many people would like to improve the standard of security in their home. Unfortunately, this will often cost a lot of money. However, it doesn’t always have to be this way. There are plenty of things that you can be doing to improve the level of security that you have in your home without splashing out thousands of pounds – let’s take a look… Use Security Signs Even if you don’t have CCTV installed at your home, it doesn’t maen that you can’t have stickers or signs up suggesting otherwise. If people think that you have surveillance around your home,…

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Moving to Recovery: The 2014 Housing Market

2014 was a busy year for house movers, with the UK reaching a 7-year high on housing values and house sales. In the US, sales of houses started to decline, although the value started to creep back up after prices slumped dramatically between 2010-2012. For a huge range of interesting fact about the housing market in 2014, please check out the infographic below: Please include attribution to https://www.binghamselfstorage.co.uk when sharing this infographic. Although not quite as dramatic of a year, houses in the US still increased in value by 6.4% on average. Not bad. Despite houses in America being typically…

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