New Year Goals and Resolutions

New Year goals

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

Home Improvements: Adding Value To Your Home When Renovating

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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

Survival Guide To Christmas Storage Solutions

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It’s almost Christmas and preparing for the silly season can be daunting, especially if you are playing host this year. From finding clever storage solutions for presents and clearing out the spare room, to organising all the extra kitchen clutter in preparation for the big family meal.

Chances are that you managed just fine last year but now there seems to be more stuff in the house! Your kitchen looks cluttered, the spare room is filled with old clothes, linen, toys and a home gym that never gets used. Before you break into an anxious sweat, take a deep breath and focus on one thing at a time.

We’ve compiled a handy survival guide to help you organise better this Christmas with creative storage solutions and decluttering tips. Continue reading

Why UK Self Storage Is Booming

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Looking at the flourishing self storage industry in the UK, it becomes clear that more people rely on storage facilities. The fact that people generally use self storage at critical stages of their lives makes all the difference. This can include anything from moving, downsizing, starting a family, kids going off to Uni or starting a business.

Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us simply have too much stuff but not enough space. Storage at most homes and small businesses is limited so people have to make alternative arrangements. Contrary to what some may believe, self storage is possibly the safest, easiest, most affordable and flexible solution. Continue reading

Renovation Storage And Redecorating Ideas

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Along with moving house, home improvement is one of the main reasons why people decide on renovation storage. If you’re not moving but in the process of renovating or redecorating, it is very likely that major construction projects will result in the need for temporary storage space.

Whether the kids are off to Uni or moved out to start a life of their own, there is now an extra room you could transform. Depending on your hobbies, interests or future plans, you could turn that extra space into a dressing room, study or a home office. Small bedrooms are perfect renovation projects but don’t underestimate everything that goes along with it. Thinking about it and actually doing it are two different things and effective planning may involve more than you realise. Continue reading