Furniture storage – how to avoid damage

furniture storage - couple packingThere are many reasons for storing furniture and it seems most of us, at some point in our lives, run out of space; the spare room turns into a storage area, the garage has become an obstacle course and the garden shed is no longer just for the garden.

This could easily lead to damage and unnecessary repair costs later on but there is a simple solution though: your own self-storage unit.

Here are some common reasons for furniture storage:

  • Unused furniture could be in your way
  • You may have inherited valuable family heirlooms and have no space at home
  • Moving house and you need a safe haven for your furniture
  • You can’t seem to let go and want to keep your old furniture
  • Redecorating your home – safely store everything until your house is ready

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Self Storage can help with your Spring clean

spring clean self storageThe daffodils are out, the sun is trying to get through and the clocks go forward next weekend. So, it’s about now when we all turn our thoughts to the Spring clean. A bit of decorating, some gardening, or just a clear out of all those overfull cupboards – they are all things we promise ourselves we’ll do once the days start getting a little longer. But, it’s still a little chilly so whilst we all have good intentions, it can be a little difficult to motivate yourself to make a start.

Unless you have a pressing need to clear everything out in one go (like a house move) it’s important to do things in manageable chunks. It’s all too easy to empty drawers and cupboards only to be so overwhelmed by the volume of things to sort through that it all goes back exactly where it came from!

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Ideas for Mother’s Day

mothers day child and crayonsMother’s Day is just around the corner on 26th March so it’s time to get together with the kids and plan those treats. You’ll see lots of adverts online, on television and in print with numerous ideas of where to take your Mum or what to buy; restaurants, flowers, chocolates all top the list. But those adverts are all being shown with one thing in mind – to get you to spend your money.

Yes, it’s nice to be taken out and spoilt on occasion but finances don’t always allow that, especially at times of the year when prices are generally inflated specifically because of the occasion. There are lots of things you can do that don’t cost huge amounts of money but will leave your Mum with that warm fuzzy feeling knowing that she’s loved and appreciated. Breakfast in bed with some flowers picked from the garden always goes down well. If Mum is going to be on the sidelines cheering you on in some sports activity, then making things easy by being prepared, packing your kit bags and making her a flask of hot tea or coffee to take will bring a smile to her face. Continue reading

It’s time to get those garden tools out of storage

garden tools - lawn mowerWe’re only just heading in to Spring, but if you’ve got a garden it’s time to start thinking about preparing for the finer weather. Even though it’s still a bit nippy out there, and probably quite wet, there are lots of things you could and should be doing. So, it’s time to think about getting those garden tools out of their winter storage home and preparing them for some work.

Exactly how much work is to be done right now will depend upon how avid a gardener you are. But, even if your garden consists of a patio and a few pots, there are things you can be doing to prepare for summer. Here’s a list of the things that we should all be thinking about. Continue reading

How cheap self storage can turn out to be expensive

indoor self storage unitsWe all like a good bargain from time to time and can sometimes get quite excited when we see something we want at a surprisingly low price. Sometimes we get lucky but often there’s some sort of problem or catch. When it comes to self storage, there’s not necessarily always a catch; often it’s just an omission of some of the finer details in those ‘cheap self storage’ ads.

Offer adverts are often the same. Various offers scream out from the headlines; 8 weeks for the price of 4 or 50% off for the first 6 weeks are common examples. But often they don’t reveal the potential for costs to be incurred if you change your mind part way through an offer period or exactly what’s included. Continue reading