Tips

How to Store a Sofa

There are many reasons that you might need to put your sofa into storage. Perhaps you are redecorating or having an extension built and you need to make some space. Or, you are temporarily downsizing or are in the middle of moving home and can’t put everything in the new property. Whatever the reason, using a self storage unit to take care of furniture that you can’t fit in your new home is a good idea. The following tips will help you to make sure that your sofa comes out of self-storage as comfortable and good-looking as it was when…

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Decluttering your home – Resolutions for a clutter-free 2014

Every year, millions of home owners spend their weekends “spring cleaning” – throwing out unwanted junk, organizing keepsakes and trying to get on top of the clutter that they have accrued over the holiday period. This year, instead of just spring cleaning, why not make a resolution to de-clutter your home once and for all? For most people, de-cluttering is easy, but preventing the clutter from building back up is not. Instead of making a sweeping rule that you won’t let your home fill up with clutter again, try these simple, easy to stick to resolutions that will help you…

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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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The Jobs You Should Never Leave Until Moving Day…

Moving day can be a stressful time with too much to do and plenty of potential to go wrong. We’ve made a list of some of the things movers make the mistake of leaving until the last minute and suggested some handy tips that can help make your big move run smoothly. 1.    Don’t Pack on the Day Packing will very likely take a lot longer than you think. Whatever you do, don’t decide to pack on the day! Allow yourself more than enough time and begin packing your belongings as early as possible. Try boxing up items you know…

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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…

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Top Moving Tips for Students

If you’re a student, there’s a good chance you will end up moving homes at least twice during your time at university. By then you will likely be a seasoned house-moving expert, but for now here’s some handy tips to help you avoid some of the pitfalls student movers may face.   Find Out If Your House Is Furnished This one might sound straight forward but in actual fact it can be a big problem. Even if your new contract states that the house is furnished, it’s better to do you research and find out what is actually there. Often…

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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…

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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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Top Tips To Help You Find The Best Moving Company

Moving house is a stressful enough experience, without worrying if the actual moving aspect will go smoothly or not. Therefore, it’s vitally important that you pick a moving company that will give you the best service possible at the most affordable rates. But, with so many moving companies out there, how do you go about choosing the best of the crop?   Do your research The worst thing you can do is to pick the first moving company that comes up on your search engine list. When you’re deciding on moving firms, allow plenty of time to do some research…

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Top Packing Tips to Keep Fragile Valuables Safe for Self Storage or Moving

If you’re ever faced with the situation of having to pack away personal belongings and valuables, then the most important thing you’ll want to ensure is that they stay in perfect condition during this time. Here is some top packing tips worth taking on board.   Don’t pack all the same It’s really essential to understand that different items and materials require different techniques or conditions for packing and being stored away – so don’t think a single packing strategy will do. If you understand the requirements of each item, then it will be a good starting point for a…

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