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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
Six ways we go the extra mile for our Self Store customers

Six ways we go the extra mile for our Self Store customers

Customer service has always been a top priority for Andrew Porter Limited and it forms a central part of our Self Store business as well as our removals firm. We pride ourselves on offering more than our competitors, going out of our way to make the lives of our customers that little bit easier. Andrew Porter’s Self Store is known for its fair pricing, flexible terms and secure units but here are six ways we go the extra mile to take the hassle out of using self storage.

29 Jul 2019
Planning a move to Canada? Here’s what you need to know

Planning a move to Canada? Here’s what you need to know

Fresh air, scenic landscapes and a low crime rate are just some of the reasons you might be considering a move to Canada. Around 600,000 British people already call Canada their home and if you are thinking of joining them, there are some things you should know first. July 1 is Canada Day and to mark the occasion, we’ve put together our guide to moving to Canada.

26 Jun 2019
Homemovers unpack kettle first when settling into new home

Homemovers unpack kettle first when settling into new home

The kettle is the first item most people will unpack first when they finally get the keys to their new home. A poll of 2,000 homeowners, carried out by building firm Redrow, found 58 per cent of people in the UK reached for the kettle before doing anything else. It’s no surprise that after the stress of moving that most people want to take a quick break with a cup of tea and coffee before getting on with any more unpacking.

13 Jun 2019

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