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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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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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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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How to Preserve, Repair and Take Care of Old Records

Considering the vast majority of the music ever released is available for our listening pleasure at little more than the click of a button these days, it might seem strange or a bit regressive, to think that vinyl records are more popular now than they have been in decades. But they are. The CD era, which is still hanging on by the skin of its teeth, saw the vinyl record all but forgotten in favour of its cheaper, clearer and more compact (by both name and design) cousin. But once the digital revolution kicked in and CD sales began to…

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Avoiding Damp Damage During Storage

Dampness is one of the worst things that furniture can be exposed to. Moist, humid environments can cause mold and mildew to take hold, seriously damaging your furniture and also creating a potential health hazard. If you need to store some furniture for a prolonged period of time, it is a good idea to take some precautions to prevent damp damage. Preventing Damp Damage Putting your furniture in self-storage can keep it safe and dry while you are decorating or moving house. However, not all self-storage units are created equal. You should choose your self-storage units carefully, and pack the…

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Finding Storage Auctions in the UK

If the popular reality-style documentaries, such as ‘Storage Hunters’ and ‘Storage Wars’ are anything to go by, then abandoned self-storage units are a treasure trove of exciting and potentially valuable items. Those TV shows follow the escapades of people who attend self-storage auctions, purchasing foreclosed storage units to see if the items kept in them have any value. A lot of the time, the units are full of junk, but every now and then antiques, collectibles or valuable pieces of jewellery are found in the foreclosed lots.  If you’d like to see if you can replicate their success, these tips…

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How to Store a Mattress

Mattresses are expensive items, and if you’re moving home, downsizing, or working abroad for a while and need to put your stuff in storage while you are out of the country, then you will probably want to keep your mattress. It makes sense to sell cheaper items and just re-buy them when you need them again, but putting a high quality mattress in storage (along with expensive appliances and other items that you don’t want to go to the trouble of replacing) will save you time and money in the long term. It is important to take good care of…

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Protective Packaging Supplies for Self Storage

If you are putting things into storage, then that is probably because you want to keep the items in question. Using a self storage provider is a great way to look after your items while you are redecorating or moving house, or simply to stop rarely used seasonal items from taking up too much space in your home. Self storage units are private, and you are the only person who will go into your unit while you are renting it, but it is still a good idea to pack items carefully before putting them away. Here’s a quick overview of…

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