It's so easy to forget just how much technology has transformed storage. The equivalent of 6,300 books can now sit comfortably in your pocket - and that's just on a 16GB phone. ..Read more
Nowadays, so many people leave unused junk items around the house, ignorant to the fact they could actually make serious cash from their leftovers.
Welcome to the Autumn edition of The Edit – our newsletter for customers and staff
It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were welcoming lighter evenings, now the clocks have gone back again and nights are drawing in but we’ve had a busy time here at Space Station and we have lots of news to share with you!
From charity sky dives to sponsored spray tans…
As a new corporate sponsor for Variety the Children’s Charity, we have been busy fundraising over the last few months in a bid to raise £20,000, to sponsor a Sunshine Coach.
From sponsored walks, ten-pin bowling, cake sales and bake offs to sky dives and sponsored spray tans we really have organised a variety of activities!
We don’t know who was braver – our HR Manager Sarah and Store Manager Kev for jumping out of a plane to Sky Dive or our CEO Kevin for stripping down to his underwear and having a sponsored spray tan!
So far, we’ve raised a total of £6,336 which is over a quarter of our target.
Look out for more fundraising in the New Year!
For classic car enthusiasts, the smooth chassis, fine rims, wide-eyed headlights and sleek leather dashboards of their old-fashioned motors mean a heck of a lot. While we'd love to drive them 24/7, sometimes old autos need to be stored away, and if this is the case, then there are a number of things that need doing to make sure that we're not presented with a heap of scrap when the time comes to fire the engine back up. ..Read more
Vintage shopping - is there really a knack to it? When you're a newcomer to the trend it can seem like a difficult task to know where to begin. You'll obviously want to get good at digging out the best stuff quickly, so with just a little preparation you'll soon be snaffling vintage bargains left, right and centre.
Due to the rise in popular vintage fashion recently, you're more than likely to find a vintage clothes shop in bigger city centres. Historic cities such as York are a pretty good place to start - you'll find both vintage clothes and furniture shops here, with a great selection to peruse. You can find out more about vintage shops near you by checking out Hey Vintage - a great site for finding your nearest store.
The Telegraph also has a handy article on the best vintage shops in the UK. While most are in London, there are plenty to start your vintage shopping hobby in the rest of the UK too.
Learn how to spot vintage
A seasoned vintage-shopper will be able to tell the difference between an actual vintage piece, and a vintage-style item. Paulie Antiques explains that to be technically classed as a vintage piece, the item must be at least 20 years old. So if you notice modern materials on the item you're looking at, it's probably more vintage-style, than classic vintage.
From time to time, you might notice vintage fairs and markets being held in your local community centre, or in a central location in your town. These are great places to find a few bargains, but you have to remember to shop savvy.
The different labels attributed to different products should give some indication into how old it is. For example, for an item to antique, it should be at least 100 years old.
For the seasoned pros
Once you've got the hang of spotting vintage bargains, the best place to challenge your vintage sensors is in charity shops. Here you should expect to have a good scout around before finding anything, and be prepared to leave empty handed if nothing comes up. On the plus side, you might find that some charity shops have a separate section of vintage items.
A real vintage challenge
Once you've gotten the hang of telling what's new from what's classic, you can head out to local car boot and jumble sales to have a good dig around. You're perhaps more likely to pick up furniture and other items for your home here than at a vintage clothes fair. It's important to be able to properly inspect the item you're thinking of buying before you make your purchase. You don't want to get it home and realise it's broken, ripped, or beyond repair! Sites such as Car Boot Junction make finding your next one simple.
How to spot real vintage
A key skill for any budding vintage shopper, how do you spot when something's really vintage?
Vintage furniture should be over 30 years old, and should show the characteristics of the era it's from. For example, 70s furniture might feature wicker, whereas 50s furniture might resemble American diner-style characteristics.
Vintage clothing should be old, not new. If you spot any new materials, zips or accessories, then chances are it's not vintage.
A classic car should have several tell-tale signs that it's vintage. Being vintage means it should have some age to it, and this is indicated by not having mod-cons such as electric windows, power steering or remote central locking.
A vintage camera is usually over 25 years old, and definitely not digital, so if it has a screen rather than film, it's not vintage.
Vintage jewellery provides that rare one-of-a-kind look, but for it to truly be vintage, it must be at least 20 years old... Read more
Moving home, or packing possessions up for self-storage, is a serious workout. Plenty of bending, stretching, step aerobics as you head up and down the stairs and, of course, heavy lifting with all of those boxes. ..Read more
Relocating to London can be incredibly daunting, especially if you don't have family or friends in the city to help. If you're thinking of making the move – whether for work, university, or any of the countless reasons people head to the capital – and are worried about finding your feet, just remember: millions of others have done it before you. ..Read more
Here at Space Station, we’re delighted to announce our charity partnership for 2016, with children’s charity – Variety!
We've all got things lying around in our homes that might look ordinary to the untrained eye, but to a seasoned collector, some of these items can be worth a packet. Next time you're putting things together to go into storage, take a closer look at those old toys and VHS tapes – you could have a small fortune on your hands! ..Read more
At Space Station, we're really proud of our heritage as a family-owned company – Space Station was founded by Alastair Caldwell in 1983. Alastair enjoyed a storied career in Formula One before making a massive career leap to the self-storage industry. ..Read more
No matter whether you're a professional session musician, touring band, pub gigger or play-at-home hobbyist, we're sure that your musical instruments will be some of the most important things that you own. They're expensive, sentimental, and sometimes even the basis of an entire livelihood, so it's really important to keep them safe. ..Read more
Slough-based, Space Station, has expanded its presence into the Midlands with loan facilities of £1,030,000 million provided by The Royal Bank of Scotland (‘RBS’) to support the company’s latest acquisition in Birmingham. ..Read more
Entrusting your possessions to a self-storage unit may raise some concerns – after all, you’re storing valuables in an environment that is outside of your home, which may well feel outside of your control. But don’t worry – self-storage providers like Space Station wouldn’t be around for long if we couldn’t keep your valuables safe! ..Read more
Family heirlooms, bulky furniture, sports equipment, excess business stock – if there’s no room for it at home but it’s too valuable to throw away, then it’s surely still worth insuring? If you kept it at home, it would be covered by your home contents insurance. But once it’s outside the home, it’s it could be outside the cover. ..Read more
Congratulations! You’ve won a storage auction thanks to your astounding bidding skills. But now it’s all yours, what do you do next? Chances are you’re looking to sell on the treasures found within to make a tidy profit, but slow down a minute! There’s a few things you’ll need to think about. ..Read more
Moving home is one of those necessary facts of life. No matter how settled we become in
a house, flat, bungalow, converted shipping container, mountain micro-chalet, castle, or
whatever we choose to live in, it’s impossible to know what’s coming round the corner
that may mean we have to move. ..
Storage auctions are currently the subject of a little bit of hype. Reality TV programmes like Auction Hunters or Storage Wars arguably make them look a little bit more exciting and profitable than they actually are, so it’s probably worth going over a few of the rules. ..Read more
Even though our reliance on computers has become frustratingly absolute, most of us probably have more than a few stacks of paper, box files or fat envelopes full of receipts cluttering up our homes, offices, and home offices. Anyone who has been buried in an avalanche of tax forms at some point in their life will know all too well the importance of keeping a well-organised filing system. ..Read more
What’s your passion in life? If you’re lucky, it’s something very inexpensive that doesn’t take up much space – but what are the chances of that? Anything that’s really worth doing can all too easily take over your life, your house, or your bank account! ..Read more
What’s the most valuable thing you own? Is it an ornament or heirloom? Antiques or fine art? Perhaps a collection of medals? Whatever it is, these prized possessions, usually with a unique combination of monetary and sentimental value, will likely be totally irreplaceable. ..Read more
For most of us, the feeling of being short on cash is probably all too familiar on any day of
the month other than payday. But even if you’re lacking in funds, there’s a very good
chance that you’ve got a valuable resource available that you can monetise, and you
probably don’t even know it. ..
September is well and truly under way and it’s time to face facts. The long sun drenched days of hanging out in the back garden are over. It’s time to pack away your garden furniture, the barbecue and even some of your garden tools for the winter. ..Read more
Are you sitting on boxes of war memorabilia, medals from veterans of the Great War? If so, maybe you need to think about keeping them safe. ..Read more
Once you have moved house, it seems like there are an awful lot of things to be done to get everything running smoothly. Save time with this simple checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything: ..Read more
As the evenings draw in there is nothing like looking at the four walls that you will see for the whole winter ahead to make you want to redecorate. It’s been a lovely summer, albeit an early one, and the prospect of the winter can be bleak. You can be forgiven for wanting to inject colour into your home. ..Read more
It’s not often that you get something for free in life. So when you can you should grab it with both hands. ..Read more
Find out what you need to know before you even talk to a self storage provider and what you need to be asking a self storage facility BEFORE you sign on the dotted line. ..Read more
We all know that moving house can be incredibly stressful, but here is a handy checklist to help you remain calm and in control throughout the stages of your house move: ..Read more
In the recent Annual Industry Survey carried out by Deloitte and Touche 27% of people surveyed admit to having no idea what self storage costs and yet 33% of people that were asked confessed that they are put off using self storage because they imagine it is expensive. ..Read more
Self storage is for businesses only – At least that is the common misconception that many people hold about self storage. It is seen as somewhere that businesses can hide old files they need to keep for legal purposes or stocks that have built up. It may even be seen as a furniture store that businesses can use to make the culling and repopulating of the office more palatable. ..Read more
Imagine it’s 1914. There’s no email, there’s no radio or 24 hour news channels, or even hourly news bulletins. In fact there was no TV. Newspapers and telegrams were the only way that people at home could learn about their loved ones who were being sent away to fight for King and Country. ..Read more
When you need more storage the prospect of using self storage can be daunting. There are so many questions and it can be hard to get straight answers. ..Read more
Most house moves are dictated by the time it takes to sell your property, to find, agree a price on and exchange contracts on your new home, and then your chain remaining in place to allow you to complete. So if you’re in the lucky position of being able to pick when you move house, you’re in the minority! ..Read more
Choosing the right padlock is essential for keeping your belongings safe. But how do you know which one is the safest? Here is a guide to the best padlocks to use. ..Read more
It’s often said that moving house is one of the most stressful occasions in anyone’s life. If you’re planning to move house soon, you’ll probably need to use a removals company to transport all your possessions, so be sure to follow our 7-point guide to choosing a removals company and make certain that everything can run as smoothly and as stress-free as possible! ..Read more
The numbers of students using Space Station self storage are rising. We wanted to know how this reflects on the student numbers nationally and we found out some interesting facts... ..Read more
Is your wardrobe bulging at the seams? Perhaps it’s time for a good sort out. But sorting out your wardrobe is never as easy as you think it will be so here are a few basic rules to make those few hours as effective as possible. ..Read more
Going to university is an exciting time but there are many practical elements that you will need to plan in advance. Will you have enough space in your student accommodation for all your belongings? Do Mum and Dad need to re-use your room whilst you are away? If so where can you safely keep your belongings? Perhaps you have a bike that you need kept safe or furniture that is no longer needed. ..Read more
You may have read in an earlier blog about how Space Station staff would be taking Easter Eggs to children in hospital and those being visited by nursing staff at home over the Easter period. Well, it was a fun and exhausting day but it was so worth it, a real delight to see the children’s faces light up as we arrived in the wards with masses of chocolate eggs. They may not have been out of hospital for Easter celebrations but at least we could take Easter to them. ..Read more
One of the biggest worries when moving house is getting your belongings from A to B without breakages. That is why we have compiled a downloadable guide to show you the best way to wrap your glassware and avoid breakages. ..Read more
There are a lot of documents that small business owners are legally obliged to keep hold of for six years and sometimes more. However, keeping things forever-and-a-day is impractical and can be unnecessary. ..Read more
When you move house you worry about all the things that you have to move. Will they get lost? Will they get broken? Will they be treated with respect?
Choosing the right removal company is essential if your house move is to be a success. Here are some essential Space Station tips on ensuring you choose the right removal company to keep your belongings safe. ..Read more
At Space Station self storage we’re gearing up for a busy Easter. With lots of house moves, springtime de-cluttering and students utilising our self storage facilities in all branches, there’s plenty going on. ..Read more
One lucky Space Station storage unit bidder recently found himself in the money when his investment in a storage unit bought at auction paid off. ..Read more
Space Station brings a smile to 100 children’s faces at Isleworth, Slough and Middlesex hospitals this Easter
Staff and children at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Hillingdon Hospital in Hillingdon and West Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth will be delighted once again with the delivery of one hundred chocolate Easter eggs, courtesy of the Space Station Storage team. ..Read more
Calculating how much space you need to arrange when booking self storage is always difficult. We have put together a useful infographic to help you work out how much self storage space you need for your belongings whatever the reason for storing your stuff. ..Read more
Space Station Self Storage is very proud to have been one of the first self storage facilities on the market more than 30 years ago. This infographic contains some amazing nuggets of self storage trivia. Find out where self storage came about and how Space Station are still leading the way today. ..Read more
Is your collection outgrowing Its space?
When we talk about collectors we conjure up incorrect misconceptions of introverts that obsess over the weirdest things, turning to objects rather than people to establish a sense of self but in last week’s new TV series ’Collectaholics’ this incorrect preconception was turned completely on its head. ..
Before you start to move your belongings into your self storage unit spending a little bit of time planning how you will lay it out means you will be able to get as many belongings in to your storage unit as possible whilst still being able to access the things you need. This handy infographic will save you time in planning and time in trying to find your things in storage. ..Read more
Is 2014 the year you are going to make some extra cash? Maybe you plan to start trading? If you have seen Storage Wars and Storage Hunters then maybe a storage auction is a good place for you to get your trading business started. ..Read more
Moving House can seem like a mammoth task and one that would we better faced organised. But where do you find the time to make checklists? We have put together a comprehensive checklist of things to do when moving to a new house in the UK. ..Read more
Knowing how much storage space you need for your belongings can help to take the stress out of storage. Calculate the storage space you are likely to need with this handy infographic. ..Read more
Choosing your business storage space in London for growth of your business: To expand your business in towns or not?
Should you expand your business within a town or not? There are benefits to both but do the benefits outweigh the costs?
With the economy improving is it better to extend your business in towns or to move out of the town to increase your business’ capacity? ..
There is nothing worse than having to cancel your plans to wait in for a delivery or having to grovel to your boss to explain that you are really sorry but you will not be coming in to work today as you have to wait in for your new stereo…tricky. ..Read more
Every day there are more reports of flooding in Berkshire. The River Thames has burst its banks in places and the water table is so high that falling rain has nowhere to go, adding further to the Berkshire flood chaos. ..Read more
If you have visited the Space Station website this week you may have noticed that we have shaken things up a bit! ..Read more
Choosing the right packaging for the job is essential when it comes to protecting your belongings whilst they are in storage. ..Read more
Are you waiting for a parcel or a delivery? Sitting at home when you should be at work or doing the shopping? If not right now, at some point you have been. Waiting for the delivery is one of the worst things about buying something new.Often we are told the item will be delivered or collected between 8.30 and 6pm. That’s great, but what about work, the shopping, the school run, or the doctor’s appointment? This day in age it is simply impractical to sit around all day long and wait for a delivery. ..Read more
If you are reading this blog the chances are you are thinking about getting yourself some more storage space in either out Slough, Brentford, Isleworth or Uxbridge branches.Organising storage space for the first time can feel like a big step to take but actually it’s very easy and not such a big step because our contracts are so flexible you really can get storage space to suit your needs and adapt it to suit your needs as they change. ..Read more
Moving House is a daunting task. There is so much to think about and so much to do. Often just working out what you need to do and where to get the best information from can take time that you just haven’t got.A lot of people find that Space Station Self Storage can really ease the pressure when moving house. Whether as a place to keep your belongings when you are living in temporary accommodation, or for those downsizing that don’t want to get rid until they know what they need and what they don’t. ..Read more
We are starting to see improvements in the economy but we are not out of the woods yet. The successful businesses will the canny ones that manage to cater for the growing demand whilst keeping costs as low as possible, optimising profitability. ..Read more
Our containers are metal lockers within our secure Space Station site but based outside of our buildings that enable us to offer you a host of different benefits than the benefits to be gained from storing your belongings inside our Space Station Self Storage Facilities. We currently offer container storage in Brentford and Isleworth from just £22; perfect for businesses needing container storage in and around Barons Court, Hampton, Hammersmith, and Ealing and he surrounding areas. ..Read more
Are you an online business owner? Or maybe you are thinking about setting up an online business? Whatever stage you are at, finding a space to store your stock may not be as complicated as you think. ..Read more
Everywhere you go at this time of year you hear the melodic tones of John Lennon reminding us of ‘another year over’ but just what have we been up to this last year at Space Station?With such a busy year in 2012, Space Station achieving celebrity status as it did, we wondered what 2013 had in store (excuse the pun) for us and whether anything could beat our busy 2012. However, what a busy year we have had! For a start it was our 30th birthday. We really have not stopped, and what’s more Space Station is still growing and evolving, continually improving our services to customers like you. ..Read more
If you have been following our Facebook feed you will notice that Space Station has sponsored an elephant. The orphaned elephant, Quanza, is just over two years old and is a lovely elephant but she is still very wary of humans having lost her mother and two sisters to poachers. ..Read more
In the modern consumerist world, most of us spend our time trying to acquire more and more stuff. But do you sometimes feel that you are spending too much time looking after it all? Organising it, maintaining it, cleaning it, storing it away, making it accessible… 'stuff' can soon start to take over your life. ..Read more
How can any student be expected to keep their place tidy when they spend all their time hard at work studying and generally doing lots of clever stuff? Yeah, right. But seriously, living space can be a bit limited when you are away at university, and keeping you possessions in order can be tricky. ..Read more
Despite the fact that we continually strive to provide the best storage solution at a highly competitive price, we are well aware that there are other storage companies out there. We want you to know, therefore, how much we appreciate your custom when you choose to take advantage of the terrific storage facilities and customer service that Space Station has to offer. We do this by providing a wide range of deals, discounts and special offers. You can see them all here SPECIAL OFFERS. ..Read more
Have you ever looked at a piece of furniture that is so exquisite in its design, so utterly perfect in form and function, so ‘you’, that you simply must have it? ..Read more
The nights are getting chilly and with an icy snap forecast and speculations of a long cold winter you need to think about keeping your home storage areas safe from the cold and frost. Burst pipes are no fun and every year someone we know suffers. ..Read more
It was the night before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring except for the mouse.
The mouse had seen Santa sneak into the lounge,
Where a receipt from space station lay there to be found.
The mouse couldn’t believe what a bargain he’d got,
Space station self storage, a respectable lot. ..
By planning your storage space and how you will use it, you can get the optimum number of things into your self storage space, maintain accessibility and save yourself money. Here are twelve tips to get more out of (and in to) your self storage. ..Read more
In the run up to Christmas Space Station’s parcel delivery and storage service comes into its own.
It’s useful at any time of year but at Christmas even more so. If your house is anything like ours used to be (before we started the Space Station parcel delivery and storage service) then come November and December, every day the doorbell rings, alerting you to yet another Christmas parcel left on the porch. Whether these are gifts for your family or friends, gifts from family or friends, or essentials to ease the strain of the festive season, you want to make sure that your parcels are kept safe and dry and do not fall into the wrong hands. ..
With Property Prices in London 6 times more per m² than in the Home Counties it is no wonder London self storage facilities that can offer convenient accessibility and a cost effective storage solution are in high demand. ..Read more
Christmas is coming… It’s that time of year again. The evenings draw in, you browse the catalogues and look for inspiration. Retailers start their toy sales. You know it makes sense to buy presents now and save yourself some money but where will you keep them? ..Read more
Because at Space Station we like to take the stress out of your life in any way we can, we have compiled ten moving day tips to make your moving day less stressful whether you have a removal company to take the pressure off or whether you are going it alone. ..Read more
Space Station Self Storage is Giving Parents With Grown-Up Children Living At Home an Alternative Option.. Read more
It’s that time again, another academic year, another move. Maybe this time you are downsizing, or moving in with different friends that already have a TV or a sofa. Maybe your new accommodation is already furnished? ..Read more
New research shows that self storage and its usage is out to change. As the average billed rent decreases the length of stay of customers is increasing. ..Read more
From 4,500 Finalists Space Station Sponsored Torron-Lee Dewar reaches Final 3 in The National Diversity Awards
Congratulations to Torron-Lee Dewar, who has been shortlisted for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards. Torron-Lee Dewar, a local Dance Choreographer and Official Olympic Torchbearer from Hounslow Borough has been nominated for the Positive Role Model Award at The National Diversity Awards. Out of 4,500 he has made it to the last 3. ..Read more
One of the most significant ways that the Internet has changed our lives is the advent of the online marketplace. Now we can buy and sell 24/7 with people and businesses all over the world with the click of a mouse. And, with close to 250 million users worldwide, eBay is the biggest online marketplace of them all. ..Read more
Whether you are planning a major home improvement or a DIY project in a particular part of the house, taking advantage of self storage can make the job easier and faster – and prevent your belongings from being damaged. ..Read more
Staff from the Space Station Self Storage in Uxbridge had the pleasure of helping out another busy local institution recently, Hillingdon Hospital. Adam Sperling, the Store Manager and Jayne Gander, Duty Manager from the Horton Road store delivered a football table to the hospital’s children’s’ out-patients ward. The table was donated by the Uxbridge team to say ‘Thank you’ to the staff at the hospital and to bring some fun into a sometimes tense environment. ..Read more
As the days become brighter and the daffodils poke their heads out into the sunlight, our thoughts turn to spring cleaning. Clearing out the cobwebs and the clutter is as much a springtime ritual as awwing over the baby lambs and eating too many chocolate eggs. ..Read more
Space Station Self Storage have always been a ‘green’ company – afterall, the whole idea of storing things to use another day is environmentally friendly – but soon we will be greener than a frog on St Patrick’s Day! We have set ourselves the objective of at least halving our carbon footprint over the next three years. This will earn us the much respected Carbon Footprint Standard. ..Read more
Remember all the refurbishment going on at our Transport Avenue store?We are delighted to announce that the investment in the site has resulted in a major upgrade of facilities, making Space Station Brentford more environmentally-friendly and more customer-friendly. ..Read more
Look out for Space Station on your TV screens this December as a new series, Storage Hoarders, hits daytime ITV. The series aims to combine decluttering with the personal stories behind the storage – and attempts to uncover some hidden treasures along the way.
Aggie MacKenzie, well-known for presenting the hit TV show How Clean Is Your House? will front the twenty 60-minute episodes of Storage Hoarders. ..
Here at Space Station, we pride ourselves on our high staff retention. As a family owned business established 30 years ago, we are extremely happy to say that one of the members of the original team is still with us. Lynn Tweed, our Financial Controller still rules the chequebook with the same vigour! Over the years, a few staff members have come and gone, but mainly they come and stay. We have been told by numerous customers that we have a great friendly atmosphere in our offices and we are asked about job vacancies by existing customers on aregular basis. ..Read more
Moving home is always close to the top of those frightening lists of life’s most stressful experiences, up there with losing a job, divorcing your spouse and even bereavement. ..Read more
Many gardens become playgrounds and outside dining areas during the summer - but all those bulky and expensive toys, tables and barbeques need keeping safe over winter. ..Read more
No ties and easy access puts students are among the most enthusiastic users of self storage. ..Read more
Security is easy to promise but harder to deliver, but if you’re one of the growing number of people taking advantage of self storage for your domestic or business clutter, then you need to know that promise has some meaning. ..Read more
The self storage business has found some unlikely glitter with an award winning web comedy video chronicling the lives and loves of a couple of friends who are so hard up they move into a California storage unit. ..Read more
Self storage centres are becoming time capsules for nostalgia as collectors pile up classic toys, records and other memorabilia behind locked doors. ..Read more
Entrepreneurs looking for no-frills business storage are queuing to book self storage as they run out of trading space at home. ..Read more
Sports and hobby equipment is expensive and is easily damaged or stolen when left in an insecure shed or garage. ..Read more
Businesses need room to grow and self storage is a cost effective way of freeing up dead space for profitable use. ..Read more
Social workers have taken six children in to care who were living with their parents in a secure storage unit for five years. ..Read more
More space is one of the main reasons home seekers want to move - and they are willing to pay more than £10,000 more for a home with extra room. ..Read more
Self storage makes sense for families stuck in homes with growing families and overflowing possessions filling every nook and cranny. ..Read more
Business secure self storage is the ideal flexible solution for at-home entrepreneurs looking for more space. ..Read more
Most of us recognise moving house is stressful - but it’s fair to say most of the issues that lead to anxiety arise from leaving packing and organising to the last minute. ..Read more
One of the key laws of business is all available office space will soon overflow with papers and files endlessly topped up from the document tsunami that engulfs a growing firm. ..Read more
Self storage is a simple idea - just think of a storage centre as a hotel for your belongings.The principle is the same - book a room for as long as you need that’s in the right location and offers the facilities you want. Move your stuff in and when you have finished, pack up and leave. ..Read more
Self storage is a cost-effective alternative to trading up a home for more space.
Many families think about moving to a larger home as children grow and houses and flats are cluttered with lots of things that are too good to throw out but seemingly ever get used. ..
Self storage is simply renting the space you don’t have at home to take the overflow of bulky or little-used possessions.
Paying for self storage is cheap and flexible. If you want more or less space, simply let the storage company know and the deal’s done without any hassle. ..
Customers at Space Station (Uxbridge) will notice a new brighter office the next time they visit the site. ..Read more
Since the opening of Space Station Uxbridge branch in October 2006 up until October 2010 the staff there have pulled together and rented out 100,000 square ft of storage space. This has been a mixture of bulk storage, pallet storage, and domestic storage. ..Read more
Toy seller Robert Charrington has taken his business online with the help of Space Station business bulk storage after closing the door to his high street store for the last time.After almost 30 years of trading in Whitton and Twickenham, he has moved to ecommerce after deciding not to renew the lease at his shop - Papillon Toys. ..Read more
Space Station's flagship Uxbridge storage centre is so popular with customers that more room is needed.Building work has started on adding a 2,000 square metre four floor extension that will give an extra 200 storage rooms.“Our aim is to provide an all round solution to everyone’s storage problems.” Dave Smedley, area manager, said: “The nature of this extension gives us great scope to respond to differing requirements.” ..Read more
Customers visiting Slough Space Station Storage Centre will greeted by staff in a new bright and smart office, reception and shop. Friendly customer service on hand to help new customers open storage centre accounts and to make sure existing customers have easy access to their storage units. ..Read more
Space Station Self Storage jumped to the rescue when a local school put out an SOS for someone to help them free up space. ..Read more
Self storage newbies need to have a checklist of questions to make sure they are getting the best from their storage centre, says Simon Peters of Space Station Self Storage, a market leading firm with storage facilities across West London and Berkshire.After all, you would not hand over your possessions to a stranger without checking them out first. ..Read more
Outsourcing business document archives to a self storage unit deals with piles of paper generated by a business that can cause so many management and storage problems. The clues can be spotted around many offices and in the worst case result in unsightly boxes of papers piled in corridors and offices where staff spend hours sifting through unindexed crates looking for the document they need. ..Read more
Space Station Self Storage staff hatched a plan to cheer up children spending the holidays in hospital by taking them several crates packed with Easter Eggs. The eggs went to children who have to stay on the wards at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, because they are too sick to go home over the holiday period and to other children around the area who are visited at home by medical staff. ..Read more
Self storage has become the cost-effective solution to compromising on space at home now the recession has made moving impossible for most of us.This is the time of year many families think about moving because they need more room for the children - but even if you could sell your house, getting a mortgage is almost an impossible dream. ..Read more
Self storage is a cheap, safe and easy way for students to store their belongings during work placements and between terms.Finding somewhere that does not cost a fortune to store computers, TVs, game consoles and all the other important stuff on uni life like books and course materials is often difficult.Self storage solves the problem of lugging heavy electronics and books between home and university - especially with the threat from rail strikes causing disruption over the holidays. ..Read more
More and more people are looking to self storage rather than upsizing their home because mortgages are so hard to find.In recent years, the flow of home loans from banks and building societies allowed many families to move house or add space.Those funds have dried up with the recession stopping first time buyers moving up from rented homes and homeowners moving to new properties. ..Read more
Most people aren’t lucky enough to have a $1 million mint condition of a Batman or Superman - but lots of Space Station Self Storage customers have boxes of books, papers and comics in their storage rooms that are just as valuable to them and need looking after. ..Read more
These days it’s difficult to get a cat in a flat with you, let alone swing it when you have moved in some furniture and a few must-have possessions, but some enterprising people have found a novel way to create some room to breathe with self storage space.For less than the cost of a night down the pub, some people fed up with no room at home are renting extra space at their local self storage centres. ..Read more
Two Slough Space Station staff earned feathers in their caps for harmlessly catching a bird of prey stuck in the storage centre rafters. Dave Smedley, area manager, and Ken Nichols, of the maintenance crew, spent four hours patiently tracking the lost kestrel in the self storage facility's roof space before finally catching the beautiful bird with two fishing nets and returning it to the wild. ..Read more
If you have a problem finding extra self storage, moving to a larger home or business premises is costly. ..Read more
A quick guide to Space Station self storage based on the most frequent questions our home and business customers ask:- ..Read more
This Space Station Self Storage guide is part of a room-by-room guide aiming to help people moving home or using self storage find out how to pack and move their belongings safely. ..Read more
This Space Station Self Storage guide is part of a room-by-room guide aiming to help people moving home or using self storage find out how to pack and move their belongings safely. ..Read more
Most people have a room in their home that is stacked up with ‘just in case we need it’ stuff that they can’t bear to throw away.That wasted space is costing you money because if the room was cleared out and let to a lodger, you could earn up to £4,250 a year rent and pay no tax.Just think what you could do with an extra £80 a week if you are having a tough time making ends meet in the recession. ..Read more
If your garage looks like the local rubbish tip because it's stuffed full of bikes, garden furniture and other things you think you might need at some time, then now's the time to think about self storage. ..Read more
Self storage was invented in the US and so was the new pastime that’s taking over from car-booting as the nation’s favourite bargain hunt – storage unit treasure hunts. ..Read more
Chris heads down to his storage unit whenever he’s going through a rough patch, spending time with his prize possession; Derek the dalek who always lifts his spirits. 35-year-old Maria readily admits that her storage unit is her life. Everything she owns is locked away in a three-metre by three metre box. Maria moved into storage as a short term measure, but three years on, she’s still homeless and there’s little chance of her moving into a place of her own. ..Read more
The self storage industry is booming in the UK - over the past decade the business model crossed the Atlantic and has quickly developed in to a thriving industry sector with more than 700 units nationwide. ..Read more
Everyone knows how tiring moving stuff about in boxes can be - so take a few seconds to relax and find out to let your body take the strain without causing any injuries. ..Read more
When you have your life packed away in a self storage centre, you really need to know how safe storage really is when the owner's advertise their facility as 'safe and secure'. ..Read more
Like most things, packing your possessions safely is an art - so here are some tips to make sure you keep your prize possessions in good condition moving house or while in self storage. ..Read more
Thousands of entrepreneurs are starting online businesses to work their way out of unemployment or to help makes end meet - but the problem with a successful virtual business is traders still need somewhere to keep stock. ..Read more
Self storage is an inexpensive and effective solution for a growing business trapped in premises that just don't give room to work. ..Read more
If you have not put your belongings in to self storage before, here are tips to help you through the basics: ..Read more
If that lager firm was to go in to self storage, then Hollywood Storage Centre is probably the blueprint they would follow. ..Read more
Two London readers who needed somewhere quiet to enjoy their books rented self storage spaces and turned them in to private libraries. ..Read more
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