You can call it being ‘house proud’, ‘keeping up with Joneses’ or simply ‘the right time to renovate or refurbish your property’. Many homeowners are becoming increasingly keen to ensure their property is not only looking pristine and polished at all times, but moving with the times too. It might mean an extension, conservatory, general refurbishment, a new kitchen or bathroom or simply a new lick of paint.
Whatever you decide upon, there is always the need to either shift your belongings or furniture into another room or in to your garage or outbuildings – providing there’s room. If it’s a total re-fit property, you might want to consider dispensing with your old items altogether. Often, it’s making that decision to kick out the old three piece suite or sentimental sideboard, that proves the most difficult choice of all. You don’t have to pay a visit to the local tip to rid yourself of what many people see as clutter. After all, the suite or furniture might come in useful when your kids move in to their new home. Continue reading
Fed up of the wind and rain and the damage it has caused? Or do you simply crave a change of scenery?
If so, there’s no time like the present to make a fresh start. Why not head for pastures new and explore the world beyond the United Kingdom.
There are many reasons why relocating abroad may be an attractive option. The chance to snap up business opportunities in emerging markets, a generous salary package or simply the desire to see what another culture has to offer.
And of course, the weather can be rather more reliable too!
Once you have taken the decision to move, there are several important tasks that need to be completed in advance, to ensure the process is a smooth one. However, the question that most people ask when considering a move of this magnitude, is: What do I do wth my belongings?
Storage is an essential tool when de-cluttering, downsizing, moving home, empty nesting or, if you are a student, planning a gap year. In order to make decisions that you will feel comfortable with today and in the future, it is necessary to find a location where you can keep things secure and contained. It is equally important to find the correct size of unit to suit your needs. Here are seven different types of storage.
It can happen at any time of year, but in the weeks immediately after Christmas, we find ourselves with too much stuff and too little space in which to store it. New games for the kids, new clothes for ourselves and maybe one or two electronic items such as a new Digital radio for the kitchen, a new Hi-Fi stacking system for the bedroom and possibly, an even a bigger television for the front room!
It all adds up to a serious headache. Should I De-Clutter and throw things away to create space, should I use the viable alternative of self-storage which has worked so well in the past or should I simply cram things in to every available space and risk making the place look untidy?
Many students will take a gap year at some time during their studies. Some will use the opportunity to spend 12 months abroad in a bid to learn about the world or themselves, whilst others will seek to overcome challenges, to save money, to avoid the social pitfalls of college or simply, to get some serious perspective.
Whatever the reason, whatever your choice of destination, a student is likely to need some form of storage facility in which to keep their belongings whilst they are away.
Some, of course, will lean on their family to provide a space or room to house the aforementioned goods. However, many students will find that when they first flew the nest, their parents chose to downsize their family home. If that was the case, a smaller home might not have the room to store those items you will need on your return.