Boarding a plane to your dream holiday destination can often come with a catch: making sure you’ve packed everything first. Smart packing for your holiday means you can make the most of all your clothes and accessories – along with room to spare for any souvenirs you pick up along the way. Our team of experts have lined up their top tips for travel packing, whether you’re jetting off for a week or for a year. Before you pick up your passport, make sure your belongings are safe and sound at home. If you’re looking for somewhere to securely store your bits and bobs while you’re away, try our travel storage options, designed for flexibility if you decide to extend your time away. Packing advice from our experts: the essentials Plan ahead Allow plenty of time to prepare for your holiday. Make a travel packing checklist of essentials well before […]
With 92% of Brits celebrating Christmas last year , the festive period is an important time for parents as they strive to keep the magic alive for their children. We surveyed UK parents to find the weirdest places they use to hide their children’s Christmas presents, with one in 14 admitting to using the freezer as a hiding spot. To help give you inspiration, Vlatka Lake, our storage expert shares her top eight Christmas hiding places. Number one: Kitchen cupboards “Kitchen cupboards are a perfect hiding spot for families with small children who are unable to reach those high cupboards. Wrap your presents and hide them at the back of the shelf to keep prying eyes away.” Number two: In a suitcase “Most homes will have a suitcase lying around for the holidays, so why not use them for storing presents while they’re not in use. Add your Christmas […]
Over time, it’s easy for our garages to become a catch-all space for everything from extra Christmas decorations to gardening tools. Whilst for most of us, this space becomes absorbed by the accumulative weight of our odds and ends, our garages actually hold great potential for storage and efficient use. To help you make the most of your garage, we’ve put together 12 tips for a lasting garage clean out, creating extra room for you to make use of, as well as a storage system that will withstand the test of time. If you’re still struggling for extra space once you’ve cleared out your garage, check out our temperature-controlled long-term storage options to keep your belongings safe. Work top to bottom When clearing out your garage, start with the items that are stored up high, and work your way down to the ground. It’s most likely that you’ll be storing […]
As a nation of pet lovers, 53% of Brits now own a pet  and while living in harmony with your pet can be easy, an essential aspect to happy living is ensuring they have the space they need around your home. Our research found that house rabbits are the most space-demanding pets in the UK, requiring 60 square meters on average over the course of their lives. The top five pets who take up the most space in the home (sq./m): Our in-house storage expert at Space Station, Vlatka, has shared eight pet storage hacks to help you maximise your home for you and your pets. Tip one: Use wall-mounted storage “If your home is tight on space, opt for wall-mounted storage such as shelves, hooks or even pegboards which can be an affordable storage option. We often forget about using wall space for storage, but it’s a […]
Whether you’ve just got the keys to your new house or you’re downsizing with the help of a storage unit, moving heavy furniture is often a sticking point on moving day. Manoeuvring bulky beds, wardrobes and white goods is often easier said than done: it’s important to go about heavy lifting carefully, to avoid any injuries or damage to your furniture. Our team’s tips are designed to help your belongings reach their new home safe and sound. To avoid any extra hassle when you’re moving house, you could consider a flexible storage unit to hold your furniture while you get settled in. Let our team do the heavy lifting while you move. Why is careful heavy lifting so important? If you don’t lift and load the right way, then all sorts of problems can occur from placing extra stress on your back. According to BUPA, 2/3s of Brits will experience […]
With UK house prices dropping, homeowners now more than ever are looking to make the most out of floorspace. To help those looking to get the most space for their money, we recently analysed data from HM Land Registry and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, to find out the most and least expensive floorspace of properties across the country. If you’re looking for a more long-term solution while you declutter your home, our UK-wide long-term storage units are available with no contract needed.
The growing popularity of festivals means you can find one that caters to every hobby, including music, food and books.Whether you are attending your first festival or you’re a seasoned festivalgoer, knowing exactly what festival essentials to pack for the day or weekend can be overwhelming, regardless of how much experience you may have. From choosing the right bag for your festival needs to packing the essentials as efficiently as possible, a definitive plan before you go can make or break your festival experience. If you are limited on storage space and looking for a safe home for your festival gear, our short-term storage plans are secure and easily accessible, for when you need to get your hands on your festival kit again. 1: Choose the right bag The perfect festival bag will be different depending on the length of time you are going for. No matter the time […]
Does your business need space to expand, but relocating seems unappealing? Do you need more space in your office for a new employee or a new distribution point for your sales team? If your company’s ready to grow, then it’s time to rethink your storage planning. Whether you need to match an influx of documents or store business inventory, tools, and equipment, commercial business storage is the solution. Cost-effective and secure self-storage facilities come with many advantages that alleviate stress and help you focus on your business’s principal goals. Renting commercial storage is the solution for businesses that want to be efficient in 2022. Is renting commercial space what your business needs right now? Small businesses can always use more space. If you are currently short on storage space but have a large number of objects, products, or equipment to store, renting self-storage is the answer, especially for: What can […]
It seems everywhere we go, we’re surrounded by cardboard boxes. From receiving online orders in cardboard packages, to getting electrical appliances in large cardboard cubes, this ever present material is one of the most versatile and useful around. If you’ve accumulated a large collection of cardboard boxes, you could create your own cardboard fort inside your living room. That’s not all though, as we’re here to share 14 creative cardboard box uses, allowing them to be upcycled for everyday use and help save the environment as much as possible. When you do need sturdy cardboard boxes for storing your precious belongings, we’ve a wide range of packing supplies available to order to suit your long-term or short-term storage needs. 1. Pet beds Pets can’t get enough of cardboard boxes. They’ll happily play, relax, and sleep in cardboard cubes, regardless of if they can comfortably fit in them or not. If […]
LEGO® is loved by people all over the world. From small LEGO® bricks do big models grow, and much like books and shoes, what may start out as a few favourite sets can rapidly grow into a huge collection, limiting the amount of space within your home. That’s why we’re here to share 10 LEGO® storage ideas that’ll create extra space, keep your LEGO® bricks in excellent condition and allow you to present your LEGO® creations with pride. If you choose to put your LEGO® collection into long-term or short-term storage, you can order some of our packing supplies to ensure all your LEGO® sets are safely packed up while they’re stored by us. 1. LEGO® storage buckets Buckets are an effective idea for storing your LEGO®. Because of their handles, buckets are great for easily moving your LEGO® bricks from room to room; you can even label each bucket […]
Keeping all your belongings and furniture safe when moving house is important. When it comes to your bed, not only do you need to think about how to move your bedframe, but also your mattress. In this step-by-step guide, we will explain how to transport a mattress successfully and ways you can protect the mattress in storage, so it stays clean and hygienic. To help reduce the stress you may encounter when moving house, have a look at our moving house storage plans. They can be tailored around your needs and keep your personal items safe while you are transitioning between homes. 1. Get someone to help you Moving a mattress is not the sort of thing you should be doing on your own, because they’re often large and heavy. With another set of eyes, you are less likely to injure yourself or cause an accident to others. 2. Measure […]
If you are fanatical about high heels or need space for your family’s range of trainers, effective shoe storage can drastically transform your home. No longer tripping you up in the hallway or taking up vital space in your bedroom, our guide puts the spotlight on 11 clever shoe storage solutions you can implement around your house. But if after making additional space you find that you still need more shoe storage, have a look at our personal storage plans, which can help you find an ideal plan for your needs. 1. An ottoman A comfortable footrest on the outside with an effective storage space on the inside, an ottoman is a creative shoe storage idea that is extremely versatile. From slippers and trainers to even your favourite everyday heels, storing your shoes in an ottoman keeps them organised, without disrupting the layout of your room. 2. Under the bed […]
Nearly everyone has books of some kind or another. Whether they are a few of the kids’ favourite story books, or a vast collection of hardback novels, books can take up quite a bit of space around your home. While traditional bookshelves are great, there are plenty of other creative ways to store your books, which can also help them become a long-term feature of your home. To help you get some inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of creative book shelving ideas that are sure to transform your home. And if you still struggling to find space for all your books, check out our short and long term storage options, which can be tailored to your own needs. 1. Under a staircase In keeping with Harry Potter living under the Dursley family staircase, putting books under the stairs is a convenient storage location. This also protects them from sunlight damage, […]
You might be going travelling, rotating your wardrobe for the new season, or storing clothes because you’re relocating long-term – perhaps you even have some unique or expensive pieces that you want to keep in mint condition – but whatever the reason, you must know how to store clothes properly if they’ll be packed away for any period of time.
You’ve finally reached the end of your tenancy and now you’re ready to make a fresh start in your new home. But before you do, an end of tenancy clean looms. We’ll take you through exactly how to do an end of tenancy clean and show you some life hacks along the way, so that you get your deposit back without any problems.
Cycling regularly provides you with an abundance of health benefits, from strengthening your heart muscles to reducing blood fat levels. However, when it comes to storing bikes, it can be difficult to know where to start – especially if you have an entire family of bike enthusiasts. In this guide, we’ll reveal our go-to bike storage solutions, as well as other indoor bike storage ideas.
Business Focus Magazine interview with our CEO Kevin Prince A very informative and in-depth article from the Business Focus Magazine, interviewing our CEO Kevin Prince about Space Station’s history and future growth plans. Read full interview pdf With huge thanks to the following partners who have helped us on our growth path so far and whom we look forward to working with in the future. KuboidEurope’s premier self storage design & construction company.EDG securityProviding electronic Fire and Security services.3verestManaged cloud for business & healthcare.Templewood recruitmentA leading, independent recruitment consultancy.
Every year, the time comes for you to do your annual spring clean. It’s the perfect opportunity to refresh your home after the winter and transform it into a fresh, relaxing paradise. Knowing the best way to spring clean your house, along with where to start, can be daunting. That’s why our experts have compiled the ultimate spring cleaning checklist, along with some handy storage tips, to help your home look immaculate heading into summer. If you’ve something planned during March, April or May, and need to create extra space, explore our short-term storage plans, as they’re completely tailored to suit your unique requirements. What is a spring clean? A spring clean is just another name for a ‘deep clean’ of your house, but traditionally, because the weather gets warmer during the spring months, it means that windows and doors can be opened, while you’re cleaning, to let in much […]
Saving energy at home is a great way to minimise the carbon footprint of your household, and cut the cost of your utility bills at the same time. With the cost of living on the rise in 2022, more and more UK residents are looking for ways to reduce their energy consumption, keep heat in, and find affordable, sustainable alternatives. Join us as we share our best tips for how to save energy at home in more detail below. 1. Turn things off This may sound like fairly obvious advice, but it’s a valid way to lower your electric bill. As well as switching lights off in rooms you’re not using, the Energy Saving Trust states that you could save up to £55 a year by turning your various household appliances off standby mode. That means flicking off the mains for your TV, microwave and even cooker could make all […]
So the time has finally come for you and your furry friend to move into a new house, and begin your next big adventure. Not only is this a fresh start, but you can reap all the benefits of your new place, like more garden space, especially if you’re upgrading to a larger home. But before you move into your new abode, it’s important to make sure your pup gets settled in too. Here are a few tips and tricks you can do when moving , so that your dog is comfortable in their new environment. Dog appeasing pheromones Pheromones are chemical signals that dogs release and can function as an ‘invisible communication’. For example, a dog appeasing pheromone is a special type of pheromone that’s secreted by female dogs after they’ve had puppies. This scent is to help their puppies feel safe, secure, and comfortable. When you’re moving into […]
In the process of moving homes, living with new people and the general chaos of life, we often lose track of belongings and become swamped in clutter. Seventy per cent of Brits have admitted to keeping hold of belongings they no longer need. Some of the top items Brits hold onto include family photos, books and clothes. Explaining why we keep items, resilience coach and author, Natalie Reed, comments: “The attachment can be as a result of habit- doing what you’ve always done and not questioning whether or not this serves you financially, emotionally or energetically. “You may even be unaware that you are doing it in the same way that you become used to a dog smell around the house or become familiar with your untidiness.” However, the clear-out is usually more challenging than anticipated, especially when those belongings have sentimental values behind them. To help organise your clutter, […]
Whether you’re downsizing, moving abroad for a while or you’ve inherited some furniture you don’t currently have room for, keeping your belongings in a household storage unit is an easy solution. But before you move everything in, there are few things to consider when it comes to preparing your furniture for storage. All our units are humidity-controlled, so you don’t need to worry about dampness, but there’s plenty you can do to ensure your furniture stays in its best condition while you store it. Keep reading for our top tips on how to store furniture. Dissemble whatever you can Taking your furniture apart will not only make it easier to clean, but it’ll also speed up the whole transportation process, as each individual part will be easier to lift. You can go further than simply removing the drawers from dressers too; we recommend physically dissembling any furniture you can. By […]
One of the main bones of contention after moving in with your partner is often storage space and who gets to use what. Whether it is decided on an even share of the wardrobes or who needs more room in the bathroom cabinet, the dispute over space can lead to arguments and frustration. In fact, our recent study shows more than one in five (22%) couples living under the same roof have arguments over space at least a couple of times a week. With this in mind, we’ve teamed up with Marie Kondo home organisation expert, Sue Spencer, to reveal some simple tips for organising some of those key storage areas and avoiding these common disputes. Wardrobes You simply never seem to have enough wardrobe space and deciding who needs more room between you and your partner can be a difficult process. For that reason, Sue recommends a full audit […]
The valuation of a property is a key moment for people putting their house on the market, so it’s only natural for owners to explore different ways of increasing the asking price when putting their home up for sale. Below, we’ve listed ten things a homeowner can do on a variety of budgets to increase the value of their property and make it more appealing to prospective buyers. 1. Create an open plan living area An open plan living area can create a lot more space and light in a property than enclosed rooms and it is also much more practical for day to day living. Remember to ensure that you make a thorough assessment before knocking anything down to ensure that you are not removing a supporting wall. Knocking down a supporting wall can be disastrous for the house and could result in thousands of pounds worth of damage. […]
Welcoming a baby into the world is a huge change for any family and quickly changes the dynamic of your everyday life as well as the layout of your home. Babies grow quickly out of clothes, become too big for toys, prams and cots, which means you’re regularly buying new items to fit, amassing a growing collection of unused items which take up valuable space at home. In fact, UK parents’ desire for more space is widespread, with our recent study revealing that 74% admit they feel they need more space after having children1. British parents also feel like they have completely outgrown their home by the time their child turns five, on average, whilst 31% feel the same by the time their child turns just two years old. In order to help parents keep their nurseries or baby rooms from becoming cluttered, we’ve put together some tips on how […]
We’re calling on all pet owners to showcase their creative flair and share some photos of how they have converted their unused space at home into a quirky living area for their pet. Be that a comfy sleeping area for your dog under the stairs or an entire spare bedroom decked out for your cats, we’re interested to see the best waysnpet owners have adapted even the smallest spaces at home specifically for the use of their furry friends. By entering our competition, you’ll be in with a chance of winning a £100 Love2Shop voucher, which will be perfect for spoiling you and your pets. To enter the competition, please submit your best photo by using the link below, good luck!
All of us spent more time than ever in our homes during the various lockdowns, which has made many people realise they’ve outgrown their space and it’s time to start looking into upgrading to a larger property. With home working set to become a main stay for many even post-pandemic, additional bedrooms that can be used as home offices are in demand. Of course, investing to gain an extra bedroom varies in price depending on where in the UK you live, and our recent study revealed that the most expensive place to do this was Poole, with an eye-watering average cost of £517,818. By contrast, Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire is the cheapest place to scale up, costing just £37,768, which is nearly 14 times cheaper than Poole. The ten most expensive places to upscale across the UK are: The ten cheapest places to upscale across the UK are: Unsurprisingly, London is […]
Living in an apartment or studio flat has its pros and cons, often providing the ideal location for a busy lifestyle working in the city, but sometimes leaving you bursting out of wardrobes and drawers fighting for space. It is very easy to feel cramped in a one bed apartment packed with your belongings, especially if you’re building up furniture ready for to buy your first home, and so it is important to be clever and organised when trying to free up space with limited storage. There are many easy and cost-effective solutions you can put in place within your flat to really make the most of the space you have available. So, whether it’s freeing up space to make your living areas more comfortable, or finding a way to store furniture your building up ready for your first home, our experts have shared their top tips below: 1.Install coat […]
When it comes to our homes, having the right amount of space allows us to create comfortable and practical living areas, but not all homes are made equal. It may be no secret that Londoners, for example, have been priced out of buying larger homes, but how do UK homes shape up across other regions? We wanted to find out just that. We’ve analysed almost 4,000 data points from 650 live property ads across the country, in order to share exactly what you can expect to buy in each UK region based on the UK’s average house price. We’ve also taken a look at Britain’s five largest housebuilders to get data on new builds, so we can also uncover trends in this market and get a view of what future homes may look like. Our findings reveal some interesting trends, so whether you’re on the hunt for more built-in storage, […]