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Could your old stuff earn you a fortune?

Could your old stuff earn you a fortune?

Decluttering may be the latest buzz word but could you accidentally be throwing away a fortune? Many of the items in your home could be potential family heirlooms or antiques of the future. But what is worth keeping hold of and putting into storage?

02 Mar 2020
7 ways to make moving house easier for your pets

7 ways to make moving house easier for your pets

Moving house isn’t just stressful for you, it can be a tricky time for your pets as well. February 20 is Love Your Pets Day, a date in the calendar set aside for showing your appreciation for your animal companions. And if you’re planning to move to a new property, you’ll need to take extra care to make sure they stay safe and happy during the relocation process.

18 Feb 2020
What Brexit means if you’re planning a house move

What Brexit means if you’re planning a house move

The UK officially left the EU on January 31 and the country is now in a period of transition until the end of the year. But what impact will Brexit have if you’re planning to move house in 2020?

13 Feb 2020
How self-storage can help you beat the January blues

How self-storage can help you beat the January blues

Self-storage may not sound like the most obvious solution for a dose of the January blues but giving yourself the gift of extra space can make a real difference to your daily life and help lift your mood. Here are four ways investing in a self-storage unit can help you feel more positive about the year ahead.

16 Jan 2020
Upsize your home for a happy retirement

Upsize your home for a happy retirement

While downsizing remains a popular option among older people, upsizing is also becoming increasingly common. Some retirees find they are more financially stable in their later years than they have been at any other point in their life and they are keen to use their wealth to finally buy the home of their dreams.

07 Jan 2020
8 clever hacks to take the stress out of moving day

8 clever hacks to take the stress out of moving day

Six out of 10 Brits admit to putting off looking for a new home to avoid the hassle of moving, but there are plenty of things you can do to make relocating less stressful. With a bit of careful planning and some clever hacks, you can make sure your moving day goes without a hitch.

17 Dec 2019
Give yourself the gift of self storage this Christmas

Give yourself the gift of self storage this Christmas

It may be the most wonderful time of the year but Christmas can also leave us wishing we had more space at home. Whether you’re struggling to make room for guests or simply wondering where you can squeeze your Christmas tree, you’re not alone. Here are three great reasons you should consider hiring a self storage unit to help see you through the festive season.

28 Nov 2019
5 reasons your business needs self storage

5 reasons your business needs self storage

When you’re running a business, space is often at a premium. Self storage can be a useful and cost-effective solution for businesses of all sizes. Here are five reasons why you should consider investing in a self storage unit for your business venture.

14 Nov 2019
What we look for when moving to a new area

What we look for when moving to a new area

Scenic views, a budget supermarket and good local restaurants are the top priorities when it comes to choosing somewhere to live, new research claims. Good Move carried out a survey asking British people what were the main things that would attract them to a new area. Of those quizzed in the poll, 44 per cent said they would want picturesque views close to their new home while one in three wanted a nearby walking trail, making locations near the countryside or attractive beauty spots potential property hotspots.

03 Sep 2019
How to avoid a moving day disaster

How to avoid a moving day disaster

Moving day can be stressful and fraught with problems, according to new research which suggests half of us experience some of disaster during a relocation. A study by Happy Beds quizzed 2,000 people who had recently moved house about their experiences and found a catalogue of catastrophes which had turned the process of moving into a dream home into a bit of a nightmare. Problems included damaged furniture, broken boxes, late removals crews and issues with fitting things into the new property. But how can you make sure you avoid the most common moving day mishaps?

16 Aug 2019

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