Storage

Avoiding Damp Damage During Storage

Dampness is one of the worst things that furniture can be exposed to. Moist, humid environments can cause mold and mildew to take hold, seriously damaging your furniture and also creating a potential health hazard. If you need to store some furniture for a prolonged period of time, it is a good idea to take some precautions to prevent damp damage.

How to Store a Sofa

There are many reasons that you might need to put your sofa into storage. Perhaps you are redecorating or having an extension built and you need to make some space. Or, you are temporarily downsizing or are in the middle of moving home and can't put everything in the new property. Whatever the reason, using a self storage unit to take care of furniture that you can't fit in your new home is a good idea. The following tips will help you to make sure that your sofa comes out of self-storage as comfortable and good-looking as it was when it went in.

 

How to Store a Mattress

Mattresses are expensive items, and if you're moving home, downsizing, or working abroad for a while and need to put your stuff in storage while you are out of the country, then you will probably want to keep your mattress. It makes sense to sell cheaper items and just re-buy them when you need them again, but putting a high quality mattress in storage (along with expensive appliances and other items that you don't want to go to the trouble of replacing) will save you time and money in the long term.

Finding Storage Auctions in the UK

If the popular reality-style documentaries, such as ‘Storage Hunters’ and ‘Storage Wars’ are anything to go by, then abandoned self-storage units are a treasure trove of exciting and potentially valuable items. Those TV shows follow the escapades of people who attend self-storage auctions, purchasing foreclosed storage units to see if the items kept in them have any value.

Declutter your Home Sweet Home

Why You Should De-clutter Your Home

Having clutter in your home can make you feel disorganised, stressed and unhappy. A huge 65% of people feel that their household is disorganised and suffer through these feelings every day. We took a look at the damage clutter can do and came up with some handy tips on how to fight it once and for all.

 

The Negative Impact of Clutter

Decluttering your home - Resolutions for a clutter-free 2014

Every year, millions of home owners spend their weekends "spring cleaning" - throwing out unwanted junk, organizing keepsakes and trying to get on top of the clutter that they have accrued over the holiday period. This year, instead of just spring cleaning, why not make a resolution to de-clutter your home once and for all?

Top tips to help declutter your spare room

“What to do with the spare room?” is a question that all homeowners will ask themselves at some point in their lives. A constant bane on our otherwise (presumably) clutter free homes, most spare rooms are so chaotic they could almost resemble the state of the Universe a few seconds after the big bang. Sorting it out therefore is one of the last things we'd ever want to do with our spare time but the New Year is the perfect time to get a fresh start so you can make the most of that otherwise unused room.

The Oddest and most Surprising Items Found in Self-Storage Units

Across the UK and especially across America there are thousands of storage units that tenants have either abandoned, written off or just simply forgotten about. What would you expect to find in them though? A few empty boxes? Some dusty, dilapidated furniture? Millions of dollars earned from an international crystal meth empire? An embalmed corpse?

Top Moving Tips for Students

If you’re a student, there’s a good chance you will end up moving homes at least twice during your time at university. By then you will likely be a seasoned house-moving expert, but for now here’s some handy tips to help you avoid some of the pitfalls student movers may face.

 

Find Out If Your House Is Furnished

This one might sound straight forward but in actual fact it can be a big problem. Even if your new contract states that the house is furnished, it’s better to do you research and find out what is actually there.

Choosing an insurance policy for self-storage

If you are planning on putting some items into self storage for a while, in preparation for a move, or simply to free up space in your home, then you should think about insuring those items. If you have done your homework when shipping around for a self-storage company, you won't have to worry about the company running off with your items, but things can occasionally go wrong even with the most reputable of companies.

 

The Importance of Insurance

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