Amazingly Simple Back To School Preparation Tips

It seems like a lifetime ago that our ‘normal’ lives were disrupted by Covid-19 but now things are looking up ever so slightly. Among others, UK schools are set to open up from September which is only a few short weeks ago. After stockpiling school books, sports kits and uniforms in the back of the cupboard or the spare room during the lockdown, are you prepared for the back to school rush?

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Common Reasons Why People Use Self Storage

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As space is becoming a problem for many households and businesses, self storage has become the first choice for many. At some point, many of us will need a self storage unit whether it’s for home or business. The fact that its safe, convenient, reliable and affordable makes it even more attractive.

While there are several reasons why people use self storage, the most common include moving home or office, renovating, storing collectables, archiving and stock storage. It is even used by students and those who travel extensively as a safe haven for their belongings.

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Affordable Student Storage Units

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Most universities in the UK are winding down in May with many students going back home for the summer. This time of year signals a mass exodus of students all over the country looking for safe and affordable student storage solutions.

As many students will confirm, summer plans are often somewhat unpredictable in many different ways. Some may get part-time jobs while others will spend their summer with the family which also means taking all of their stuff. The question is, what to do with all your belongings?

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Top Reasons Why People Use Self Storage

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The self storage industry is ever-increasing as more people and businesses need additional storage space without breaking the bank. Compared to renovating an existing building or renting additional rooms, self-storage facilities provide an affordable and convenient solution. It is the ideal alternative for people and businesses wanting to keep their assets and belongings in a secure location.

Besides financial considerations, there are several other reasons why more and more people are turning to self storage. Let’s take a look at a few of the main reasons why people use self storage.

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Brexit Affecting UK Housing And Self Storage

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The uncertainty around Brexit combined with fewer foreign buyers and a higher stamp duty is affecting the UK housing market. For the first time since 2009, the country is experiencing negative growth and not even self storage facilities are exempt.

Late last year, economists predicted that a range of factors could impact house price growth in 2018. These include continued economic and political uncertainty over Brexit, the possibility of further interest rate hikes, falling real wages, weak consumer confidence and mortgage affordability. The Land Registry reported that the average house price growth in the UK, until April, was just 3.86 per cent. At the same time, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors found that the level of homes on the market has remained constant at a record low for more than a year.

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