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Seven reasons to move to Yorkshire

Seven reasons to move to Yorkshire

Today (August 1) is Yorkshire Day – a date in the calendar designed to celebrate the county and its traditions and achievements. To mark the occasion, Andrew Porter Limited has put together a list of seven reasons why you should consider making Yorkshire your home.

01 Aug 2018
 Make space for summer

Make space for summer

Now the hot weather has finally arrived, the last thing you want is to be surrounded by reminders of winter. Free up some space in your home to make the most of summer by clearing away your bulky winter items. And if you’re struggling to find somewhere to keep them, self storage is the perfect solution. Here are some items you might want to put into self storage for summer.

20 Jul 2018
How to plan your summer move

How to plan your summer move

When it comes to moving house, summer is the busiest time of year. Data from Compare My Move shows that 29% of all house moves in the UK take place during the summer months with August the most popular of all. One of the reasons many people choose to relocate during the summer is that the weather is less unpredictable and there are more hours of daylight. Parents with school-age children often prefer to complete their house move during the summer holidays to minimise disruption. This is particularly key if children will be going to a new school as a move during July and August means they can start at the beginning of the academic year in September. If you are planning to move house this summer, here are our top tips.

06 Jul 2018
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

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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