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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
The big day is over, you’re back from your honeymoon and you’ve finally opened all your gifts. Now it’s time to decide what you’re going to do with your wedding dress. If you want to keep your marital gown and haven’t got space to store it at home, putting your nuptial dress into long-term storage is an effective solution. Before you do this though, there’s several factors you need to consider so your gown doesn’t get damaged. Our experts are here to share detailed steps on how to store your wedding dress and make sure it’s fully preserved inside your storage unit. If you’re feeling slightly wary about the safety of your dress once in long-term storage, you don’t need to worry. Take a look at our bespoke storage insurance options, which’ll give you added peace of mind. Preserving your wedding dress for storage The first thing you must do […]