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How To Declutter Your Home

Every year, millions of home-owners spend their weekends “spring cleaning” – throwing out unwanted junk, organising keepsakes and trying to get on top of the clutter that they have accrued over the holiday period. Instead of just spring cleaning, why not make a resolution to declutter your home once and for all? Read our guide full of decluttering tips and be amazed at the space you’ll suddenly have in your home. It’ll also give you the chance to create your own decluttering checklist hopefully featuring all six of the tips listed below. Decluttering Tips For most people, decluttering is easy,…

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Moving House The Stress Free Way

Experts say that moving house is one of the most stressful of life experiences, along with divorce and bereavement. If you plan on moving house soon then you want to make that move as easy and as stress free as possible. Plan well ahead for your move and make sure that you book that removal van early on in the process. Here are some of our favourite ideas for taking the stress out of your move. Early Organisation Start your preparations as soon as you have a date for your move. Make packing and clearing out the house easier by…

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Top tips to help declutter your spare room

“What to do with the spare room?” is a question that all homeowners will ask themselves at some point in their lives. A constant bane on our otherwise (presumably) clutter free homes, most spare rooms are so chaotic they could almost resemble the state of the Universe a few seconds after the big bang. Sorting it out therefore is one of the last things we’d ever want to do with our spare time but the New Year is the perfect time to get a fresh start so you can make the most of that otherwise unused room. It’s a big…

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Weird and Wonderful Things Found In Self Storage Auctions

Across the UK and especially across America there are thousands of storage units that tenants have either abandoned, written off or just simply forgotten about. What would you expect to find in them though? A few empty boxes? Some dusty, dilapidated furniture? Or maybe something life-changing. You may have seen shows on TV like ‘Storage Hunters’ where old abandoned storage units are auctioned off blind, with the buyer having no idea what they’ve bought until post-sale when they can crank open the door and have a look. Sometimes, there’s real treasure inside. For a bit of fun, we have put…

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What Can You Fit Into a Self-Storage Unit?

A lot of people don’t actually realise the impressive amount that they can cram into a self-storage unit. Even with the knowledge that a storage container is 140 square feet, it can be extremely hard to visualise how big the space actually is. So we’ve done some investigating and found out just how big a container is, by comparing it to some everyday (well, mostly) objects. We should point out that this is only the square foot measurements, meaning the space covering the floor, we haven’t even taken into account how much more you could stack on top!   A…

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How to Store…

So you’ve chosen your self-storage unit and you’ve decided what you want to store. Great! But what is the best way to store each of your items to keep them pristine whilst you don’t need them? We have a few handy tips for preparing some of the larger household items. How to Store a Sofa Begin by cleaning your sofa using a liquid specifically designed for the type of fabric. For a leather sofa it’s also a good idea to use a leather conditioner. Allow it to dry completely as any damp can lead to mould growth. If you are…

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Choosing an insurance policy for self-storage

If you are planning on putting some items into self storage for a while, in preparation for a move, or simply to free up space in your home, then you should think about insuring those items. If you have done your homework when shipping around for a self-storage company, you won’t have to worry about the company running off with your items, but things can occasionally go wrong even with the most reputable of companies. The Importance of Insurance Insurance is something that most of us hate paying for, after all, you can pay it for years and never have…

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How to prepare a car for long term storage

If you are going away for a long time, or you have a much-loved classic car or convertible that you only drive during the summer, you may be wondering how to keep your car safe and secure while it is not in use. Leaving an unused car parked out on the street for months at a time is a bad idea. Not only do you run the risk of your car being stolen or vandalized, the weather can take its toll on your precious vehicle. When you return to your car, you may find that the battery is dead, the…

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