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Achievable New Year’s resolutions which will make a real difference to 2021

Achievable New Year’s resolutions which will make a real difference to 2021

January is traditionally the time of year when we decide to make positive changes to our lives, think about our goals and reassess our priorities. But if your New Year’s Resolutions are too ambitious, you are setting yourself up to fail. Research carried out by Strava earlier in 2020 found that most people will have given up on their resolutions for the year ahead by January 19. So what resolutions can you make which will have a genuine impact on your lifestyle without being impossible to stick to?

05 Jan 2021
3 ways storage can help businesses survive the pandemic

3 ways storage can help businesses survive the pandemic

As the pandemic continues, business owners are having to look at steps they can take to survive the weeks and months ahead. Self storage is one tool which could help organisations save money and cut costs.

02 Dec 2020
How containerised storage can speed up your house move

How containerised storage can speed up your house move

If you’re moving home, there may be a period of time where you are between properties and need somewhere safe to store your belongings. Andrew Porter Ltd offers a containerised storage option alongside the self-storage units it rents to customers. Here are five reasons why containerised storage may be the answer for you:

10 Nov 2020
How to make moving house less stressful for children

How to make moving house less stressful for children

Moving house is a stressful time for adults but it can be worrying and unsettling for children as well. If you are planning a house move with your family, it’s important to be aware that change can be difficult for young people. This week is Stress Awareness Week so we have put together some tips on how to make moving easier for your child.

04 Nov 2020
5 things you need to do if you plan to move house over Christmas

5 things you need to do if you plan to move house over Christmas

Moving house at Christmas can be a daunting prospect but there are plenty of things you can do right now to take the stress out of a festive relocation. This Christmas, there could be a surge of house moves as people take advantage of the time off work to get in their new homes ready for 2021. And with stamp duty suspended on the first £500,000 of all property sales until March 31 in both England and Northern Ireland, buyers are under pressure to complete any purchases before the tax is reinstated. So how can you plan for a December move?

21 Oct 2020
What’s the difference between self-storage and containerised storage?

What’s the difference between self-storage and containerised storage?

If you’re thinking about putting your stuff into storage, you might be a bit confused about the options available to you. Should you rent a self-storage unit or would containerised storage be a better choice for you? Andrew Porter Limited offers both types of storage and each has its own advantages.

29 Sep 2020
Property market is booming as lockdown measures ease

Property market is booming as lockdown measures ease

As lockdown measures are relaxed and the UK starts to reopen again, experts are predicting there will be a mini property boom. The Yomdel Property Sentiment Tracker (YPST) claims the number of people visiting estate agent websites in the week ending August 23 is 36 per cent higher than the same time last year. The report also claims enquiries from sellers are 111 per cent higher than during the same week in 2019.

03 Sep 2020
Make summer last longer with the best garden toys

Make summer last longer with the best garden toys

It’s not too late to invest in some new garden toys and make the most of summer. And don’t let a lack of storage space put you off encouraging outdoor play in your garden. Putting bulky outdoor toys into self storage over the winter is a great way of protecting them from the elements without taking up valuable room in your attic, garage or shed.

21 Aug 2020
Business lessons learnt from a career in storage and logistics

Business lessons learnt from a career in storage and logistics

Lockdown has been a challenging time for businesses all over the country with many companies having to shut their doors temporarily or make changes to their day-to-day operations. Now as lockdown restrictions start to ease, businesses are starting to look to the future and develop strategies to help them recover and thrive. Here Tim Aspey, who has been managing director of Andrew Porter Ltd for 15 years, shares the secrets he has learnt from heading up a storage and logistics company with a multimillion pound turnover.

21 Jul 2020
How to store wine properly

How to store wine properly

If you love wine, you may have dreamt of building up a collection of your favourite varieties or even creating your own wine cellar. However, having a wine collection requires space and if you live in a small apartment or house, you may think it isn’t an option for you. Renting a self-storage unit is one way of creating your own wine cellar without having to move house or sacrifice precious space in your property. Self-storage units can keep your cases of wine secure and make sure they are kept in the right conditions. You can also access your wine when you need to during the facility’s opening hours, making it a more convenient option than storing it in a bonded warehouse.

17 Jul 2020

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