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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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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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Hoarding Facts [Infographic]

With what we do here at Bingham, we come across all kinds of people who wish to store all kinds of items. For many of us, decluttering is an important part of maintaining our homes and family life, for which self-storage is an excellent solution. But of course, there is another side to this, which many people are aware of, although they may not understand the extent of its prevalence. I’m talking about hoarding, or Compulsive Hoarding Disorder. In recent years TV shows, such as Hoarders in the US and Britain’s Biggest Hoarders in the UK, has brought the attention…

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