Top tips for the winter storage of your garden tools and furniture

picture of lawnmowerWith summer set to give way to autumn, it’s time for the barbeque to go under wraps and the garden furniture to disappear inside.

Your lawn mower, strimmer, hedge cutter and garden tools will also become surplus to requirements after your last cut, so remember to put these away too. After all, a winter of heavy rain, snow and frost could cause irreparable damage.

Many families find it difficult to justify the winter storage space for their garden bits and pieces. Storing them in your garage will take up too much room, whilst a normal size shed is simply not big enough for all of your outdoor belongings.

Some, of course, will cover their furniture and hope for the best. Unfortunately, as many folk found last year, the high winds and monsoon conditions were ripping protective sheets from the furniture and exposing the goods to the elements. Continue reading

10 top tips for storage solutions on a boat

Image of houseboat on the waterDo you own a narrow boat and feel that storage space is becoming an issue? Are you planning a narrow boat holiday and need some storage solutions before you start messing about on the river?

Holidaying on a boat sounds idyllic; ambling along the canal with the sun on your face and a glass of something cool in your hand. But the realities of storage space on a boat can sometimes come as a bit of a shock! Continue reading

6 Things you mustn’t forget to do when moving house

checklist for moving houseMoving house is one of the most stressful events that can occur throughout your life. For most people, the logistics of a move are enough to cope with. Solicitors, estate agents, removal companies and the other frustrating side-shows that accompany a move.

However, on top of the obvious issues that need to be addressed, there are many other smaller, but equally important, jobs to be done.

Create a checklist and make sure you remain in control, you will start to enjoy the move to your new home a great deal more if you are organised. And remember, don’t leave things to the last minute. You will have enough to worry about with the actual move. Continue reading

Safe storage when extending or renovating

part built extensionAre you one of those families in need of more space? It might be that you’ve set up your own business at home and need to convert a spare bedroom into office space. Maybe your new addition is in need of a nursery. Some families will move, lock, stock and barrel to a new home to find that extra space.

Unfortunately, many people cannot afford to move. As most of us know, moving home can be expensive, especially if you are upsizing. Not only will you need extra finances to meet your increased mortgage repayments, but the move itself – solicitors fees, removals and everything else that goes with it – can put a significant strain on your pocket. Continue reading

Business document storage

picture of filesAre you short on space due to the number of filing cabinets in the office and do you actually know how long specific documents have to be kept for? Most small businesses will know that certain documents have to be kept for at least 12 months. Some for as long as seven years. However, there is no need to keep certain files and documents in the office. After all, some, you might only need if the Inland Revenue asks for them.

If that’s the case and you are a small business with cabinets full of these particular documents – maybe a solicitor or accountant - why not consider a self storage unit to house those papers that by law, you have to keep, but might never need? Continue reading