As 2019 gets underway, Christmas is
already a distant memory with all the focus on the year ahead. Perhaps you’ve
just had a declutter and realised there are several unwanted Christmas gifts
lying around. While some presents may seem useful, let’s face it, you’re not
likely to really use any of them. Instead of stuffing them into drawers and cupboards
you have just cleared out, why not put them to good use?
For starters, you could donate your
unwanted Christmas gifts to a good charity that will find a use for them.
Homeless shelters are always looking for hats, gloves and toiletries while food
banks eagerly await food items and also toiletries. There are also many other charitable organisations that
provide things for people who are struggling.
Did you know that three out of five people receive unwanted Christmas gifts? With that in mind, please consider less fortunate people before you simply throw anything away.
With only a few days left before bidding 2018 farewell, have you given any thought to your New Year goals? Many of us start a new year with the best intentions to effect change but we often fail miserably. One of the main reasons this happens is setting unachievable goals or putting too much unnecessary pressure on ourselves.
Let’s face it, change is difficult and we’re not talking about painting a room baby blue instead of cream. Many New Year goals involve losing weight, quit smoking, getting a better job or making more of an effort to see certain people. Whatever your goals are for 2019, make sure they are small and achievable. Perhaps we can help prepare you for a better 2019 with some simple, yet effective goal setting tips. Continue reading →
End of the year is approaching and many people are either thinking about home improvements, selling or extending. Considering the current state of the UK housing market, unless you have to move, perhaps you could renovate your existing home instead to keep costs down.
If you are moving, what can you do to add value and improve saleability and is it worth the effort? There is no point in spending tons of money if you are not going to recover it. At the same time, what should you do to add value to your house if you want to stay?
To move up a rung (or two) in the property ladder, you need to know how to maximise the value of your current property. Potential buyers will almost certainly be more interested if your property is well-maintained and feature a few valuable home improvements. If you want to turn a good profit selling your house, these handy tips on home improvements could prove particularly valuable. Continue reading →
Many business owners would agree that business storage is rather limited as not everyone has sufficient space to store extra equipment, tools or products. Renting bigger premises or a warehouse could prove costly and a better solution would be renting a business storage unit.
If you are starting a new business, finding the right location is one of the most important factors. Same applies to your business storage needs as you strive to minimise cost and maximise profitability. It all starts with choosing the right storage solutions for your type of business.
What if you have an existing business and are in the process of expanding? What if you hired more staff, have a bigger fleet of vehicles or more products in your portfolio? Space can become a major issue for effective business storage but there is something you can do.
We take a quick look at how businesses use self storage and what to avoid or check before signing any contract. Continue reading →
For some time now, the Space Centre Self Storage team has supported various charities and as mentioned in a post from June this year, Lucinda was training hard for the 2018 Ride London. While the events are always a lot of fun, this year proved more challenging mainly because of bad weather. We take a closer look at the Prudential Ride London and how the event unfolded. Lucinda also shares some valuable cycling tips for those interested in starting out. Continue reading →