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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
With the average UK household owning £35,000* of contents within their home, it’s no wonder why moving house is one of life’s most stressful events** As the housing market picks back up, with thousands looking to take advantage of Stamp Duty relief, we have a few tips for safe and efficient packing before a big move, to save time, money and stress. 1. Use what you have to keep costs down and save on space To keep packing material costs to a minimum, use items you already have to pack your contents securely and safely. Wrapping glassware and china in large towels and securing with tape or string can ensure these items are transported safely, while also reducing the total number of boxes you have to move, which should bring removal costs down. 2. Triple check removal boxes are secure before moving Don’t risk your carefully packed contents getting broken […]
Around 18.5 million people in the UK are currently working from home and with schools, colleges and universities up and down the country closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, British homes are now housing nurseries, classrooms, home offices and gyms. Spare bedrooms and dining tables have been transformed into makeshift offices and classrooms, and living rooms are quickly becoming the go-to space for a workout. As a result, homes are becoming cluttered and untidy. Research has found that clutter has a negative impact on mental health and wellbeing, with 54% of Brits admitting that clutter impacts their stress levels. We have looked into how to keep our homes as functional as possible whilst adapting to living in lockdown and minimising the clutter. Here are our top tips for creating a flexi-home during lockdown: 1. Identify your boundaries You will want to create a separate space for both working, teaching and […]
Struggling to squeeze new items into your wardrobe? It sounds like you need to declutter. Say goodbye to that holey t-shirt you’ve been clinging onto for years, whittle down your huge collection of jeans and start organising your items to make outfit planning easier than ever before. Discover how to declutter your wardrobe like a pro in just five easy steps today with Space Station. 1. Donate, sell or recycle unwanted items The aim of decluttering is to ensure every item in your wardrobe has a purpose. So, before you make a start on organising your clothing, your first step should be focused around identifying unwanted items that are currently taking up precious retail space in your wardrobe. Depending on just how much you own – and when you last had a clear out – this step might take a while (but it’s worth it, trust us). Leave the items […]
Whether you live in a cosy studio flat by yourself, or a modest two bedroom apartment with a friend, it’s easy to feel a little claustrophobic when you start to run out of storage space. From de-cluttering your living room to decorating more strategically, there are plenty of ways to make a small home feel more spacious – keep reading for some of our top tips below. 1. White walls for an airy feel If you don’t mind picking up a paintbrush, this is a quick and affordable fix. Bold walls can look super stylish in a big room, but dark colours generally absorb light, making the space feel smaller. Stick to light and airy hues like white, magnolia or duck egg blue, and you’ll find that your space feels more expansive straight away. Still keen to incorporate a darker colour? Choose a specific alcove in your home to paint […]
Whether you’re moving house, redesigning your home’s interior or just having a big clear out, it can be tricky to know what to do with old or unused furniture. There are plenty of ways to dispose of your furniture entirely, but there are also lots of things you can do to give it a new lease of life, like upcycling and donating. Explore our top tips below for more inspiration on what to do with your old furniture. 1. Sell it This could be as simple as driving your furniture round to your local second-hand furniture shop and asking them for a quote, but if your furniture is from a prestigious designer or era, you might also look into selling it to an antique store, or at auction. There’s also a multitude of ways you could sell your furniture online, using marketplaces like eBay and Facebook. If your furniture is […]
As homes take on the role of school and office and with more than one in four now working from home (26%) a quarter of Brits (24%) have admitted their relationships are becoming more strained as a result of the lockdown. However, with the search term ‘how to Feng Shui home’ seeing an 80% increase between February and March 2020, it seems people are looking for ways to restore the peace and calm into their homes. With this in mind, here are some tips on how to easily feng shui your home on a budget. 1. Start with the hallway The practice of Feng Shui originates from Ancient China and uses energy to harmonize individuals with their surroundings. Feng Shui experts suggest starting with your hallway, as this symbolises the entrance to your sanctuary. Create a calm atmosphere by keeping your entrance free from clutter and any extra coats, scarves […]
In the last few months of pregnancy, the urge to nest is stronger than ever, and with your due date coming up, it’s important that you feel like your home is ready for a newborn. First on the list is the nursery, but once this is finished you can start to make the rest of your home baby-friendly. From stocking up on the basics to scheduling family visits, there are plenty of ways you can make life as easy as possible for yourself in those first few weeks of chaos. Do a deep clean You probably won’t have the energy to do much when you first bring your baby home, so it’s worth giving the whole house a proper clean while you can. Pay extra attention to any parts of the house where there’s the potential for harmful bacteria to grow, like the kitchen and bathroom. Risk-assess your home While […]
Whether you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, or you just want to make the most of it, there are plenty of ways to spruce up your property, however big or small. Below, we’ll take you through our top ten tips for adding value to your home – some of these ideas might involve significant renovations, but others could easily be done on a small budget, so there’s something for everyone. 1. Refresh the exterior Upping the kerb appeal of your property can do a great deal to add value. By taking small measures like repainting your front door, repairing broken fencing, fixing any glaring problems with the roof and adding a house number, you’ll ensure your home makes a good first impression. 2. Upgrade your windows Investing in double glazing for your property will not only make your home more thermally efficient, but also modernise the […]
We have been searching high and low and exploring the internet to find storage hacks and short term storage ideas that everyone needs to know about. From viral news articles, to Facebook posts, to Pinterest boards, we have revealed the viral tips that Brits simply can’t get enough of. Some have even been described as “life-changing” and “genius” and these hacks are likely to excite organisation fanatics across the UK and may even convert the messiest and most cluttered Brits to self-confessed storage lovers. Plastic Bags One mum revealed her genius hack for storing her endless supply of plastic bags neatly by impressively folding them into a triangle and putting them into a basket, which takes up a lot less space in the house. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mrs D’s Cleaning Reviews (@mrs.ds.cleaning.reviews) Bras To keep the ‘cup’ shape of a bra and ensure it […]
Parents love to keep special keepsakes from their children’s early years. But how can you ensure that the memories you capture are available for you to enjoy for years to come? Here are our top tips for protecting your collection of photographs, whether physical or digital. Photographs Though the world has largely ‘gone digital’ since the turn of the century, many parents still like to take snaps using Polaroid cameras – or hire a professional photographer to capture a special occasion. To stop your most cherished photographs from fading, invest in a high-quality album that protects the pictures from dust and direct sunlight. It’s best to use albums that contain acid-free archival paper and ensure that your collection is stored at room temperature, so not in a loft or garage. Digital Photographs Digital photography allows you to store images without taking up physical space, but it’s still possible to lose […]