Spring Cleaning Garden Furniture and Equipment

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It seems the ‘Beast from the East’ has finally left us! Forecasts suggest May is the new August for the best summer weather and a good time for some spring cleaning. With warmer weather about, there are jobs to do in the garden including a little garden furniture TLC.

For the super organised who cleaned and stored everything at the end of last summer, it’ll be a breeze. Get the furniture out of the shed, garage or storage unit, give it a quick wipe down and you’re all set. If the garden furniture and equipment did not spend the winter in self storage, prepare for some serious spring cleaning.

Snagging clothes or injuring yourself on wood splinters or broken plastic is no fun. Neither is getting rust marks or stains on your clothes from moss among other things. We’ve compiled some handy tips on how to revamp and prepare your garden furniture and equipment for summer. Continue reading

Adding Value To Your Home When Renovating

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A good home makeover is an exciting prospect but even simple renovating needs thorough planning. Think about how you can add value to your home and what improvements will yield the best return. It doesn’t make sense to spend a small fortune on renovating if it’s barely adding to the overall value. This is particularly important when you renovate with moving in mind. Don’t overspend on unnecessary improvements and remember to weigh up renovating costs against the increase in property value. Continue reading

How much self-storage space is enough

Self-storage space

One of the most frequently asked questions from people looking for self-storage space is just how much space they need. It can be a challenge to calculate or visualise how much space is required especially for first-timers. This is an important step in the process as you don’t want to pay for space you don’t need right?  It’s easy to picture your furniture in your living room, dining room or bedrooms but not so much when you have to stack everything into a smaller space. Continue reading

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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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