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Should you try Swedish death cleaning?

Should you try Swedish death cleaning?

Swedish death cleaning may sound morbid but this decluttering trend aims to make life easier for your loved ones after you pass away. The key idea behind dostadning – a Swedish hybrid word which translates as death cleaning – is that people sort through and reduce their belongings while they are alive rather than leaving a house full of stuff for their grieving relatives to deal with when they die.

21 Jun 2018
Five ways to get set for summer

Five ways to get set for summer

With summer just around the corner, the temperatures are rising and the days are getting longer. Forecasters are predicting this summer could be the hottest ever but is your home ready for it? Here are five ways to prepare your pad for so you can make the most of the sunshine.

04 Jun 2018
Five ways short-term storage can make your life easier

Five ways short-term storage can make your life easier

Self storage doesn’t have to be a long-term commitment. At Andrew Porter Ltd’s Self Store, you can store your items for days, weeks or months depending on your needs. And don’t worry if you are not sure exactly how long you will need your unit for, as our customers only need to give a week’s notice and you can access your items at any time. Here are five fantastic uses for short-term self storage.

21 May 2018
Five things you must think about before moving to Europe

Five things you must think about before moving to Europe

Are you planning to leave the UK and relocate to another country in Europe? May 9 is Europe Day – a date in the calendar designed to celebrate peace and unity throughout the continent. Europe Day is held on May 9 every year as this is the anniversary of Robert Schuman’s historic speech in 1950 when he set out his idea of forming a European Union while he was the French foreign minister. To mark this occasion, here is our checklist of things to consider if you are getting ready for a move to Europe.

08 May 2018
What to do with your stuff while you travel the world

What to do with your stuff while you travel the world

Are you planning on leaving your normal life behind to explore more of the world? Whatever kind of trip you are planning, you will probably want to travel light. And even if you have a generous baggage allowance, you won’t want to take a whole lifetime’s possessions on your adventure with you.

03 May 2018
Feeling stressed? You might need to try self storage

Feeling stressed? You might need to try self storage

Stress is something most of us feel from time to time, whether it is down to a major life event or simply trying to keep up with our day-to-day lives. April is stress awareness month, designed to highlight how common the issue is and help people come up with strategies to deal with it. We can all think of ways in which we combat stress like talking to a friend or taking a relaxing bath but it’s possible that using self storage might help too.

23 Apr 2018
Self storage – a solution for all seasons

Self storage – a solution for all seasons

As the seasons change, so do your household priorities, and the Easter break is the perfect time to plan out how to keep a tidy home for the year ahead. Here are five seasonal things you might want to consider putting into self storage.

04 Apr 2018
Could decluttering make us happier?

Could decluttering make us happier?

The secret to a happy and fulfilled life could lie in having a clean and tidy home. Today (March 20) is the International Day of Happiness and it seems the key to becoming content might just be clearing out your clutter.

20 Mar 2018
Let self storage help you achieve your downsizing dream

Let self storage help you achieve your downsizing dream

Growing numbers of pensioners are downsizing their homes after retirement. But while downsizing often makes perfect sense financially, it can leave people wondering what to do with a lifetime’s worth of personal belongings. A smaller home inevitably means less space but getting rid of items which have so many memories can be challenging. If you have too many things for your new property, self storage could be the answer. Putting items into storage gives you more time to work out which treasures you really want to keep and which you can probably live without.

12 Mar 2018
Sort out your old stuff – five reasons why having a clear out is good for you

Sort out your old stuff – five reasons why having a clear out is good for you

Today (March 2) is National Old Stuff Day, a date designed to celebrate all the treasures and trinkets cluttering up your home. Most houses are packed full of furniture, ornaments or simply odds and ends from years gone by. But if your old stuff is not being used, loved or appreciated, is there any point having it at all?

02 Mar 2018

Andrew Porter have now launched a dedicated laboratory relocation specialist, APort Global. As part of this there is now a dedicated web site where you can get all the up to date and relevant information about our laboratory relocation services.

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