Welcome to the Spring edition of The Edit. The Easter Bunny has been and gone, soon it will be bikini and barbeque season – we’ve got our fingers crossed anyway!
Dave going green
Variety for variety
From dying hair Green to crossing the famous Abbey Road crossing dressed as a Minion we’ve been involved in a whole host of fundraising activities for Variety the Children’s Charity over the recent months – there’s been Easter raffles, fun days and a darts challenge too! Our total currently stands at £10,545 which is over half way to our £20K goal! A huge thank you and well done to everyone that has contributed so far!
We have plenty more planned so keep an eye on our fundraising page and facebookpage for future fundraising events. Our marketing Manager Vlatka is currently training hard for a half marathon in October – and she’s running it on her birthday! If you wish to sponsor Vlatka, no matter how big or small please view Vlatka’s fundraising page.
Look out for Space Station’s ‘Beat the Goalie’ stall at the Langleycarnival on 9 July 2017, our very own DaveCarroll, former Wycombe Wanderers footballer will be there along with other staff members raising as much money as possible for Variety.
In addition to our Variety fundraising we’ve also continued to support our local communities; our Slough store took a delivery of chocolate Eggs to the Wexham Park Children’s Ward over the Easter weekend and the West London region donated 100 cardboard boxes to the YMCA West London Sleep Out that took part at the QPR Football grounds on 31st March. Our Kings Heath store also supported their local flower show in Birmingham with sponsorship.
Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 by Space Station
So you've decided to move house - congratulations! Moving home is most certainly one of life's greatest thrills, with the prospect of starting a new chapter
and embarking on new beginnings being extremely exciting for those involved. Being such an inspiring process, no one wants stress to get the better
of the situation. ..
Whether you're moving house and want to keep your belongings safe while the move takes place, you're stowing your student stuff away outside of term time
or you're simply looking for a place to put all of the goods that slowly build up in any and every home, it's important you do it right and get a storage
solution that works for you! ..
Whether you're moving house or wanting to preserve priceless antiques or pieces that don't fit with your current abode, stored furniture has to be given
the tender love and care it deserves. Here's every bit of information you need on how to correctly store furnishings so they look as good as new when
you need them. ..
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 by Space Station
We all like to keep our photos and albums safe and sound, and when storing these sorts of items in a storage unit, there are a range of things
you can do to make sure they look their best years down the line. ..
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by Space Station
For many, musical instruments are a big source of joy and passion – and are cared for in kind. But even if they're not being played, instruments require
special attention and care, especially when they're placed in storage. ..
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016 by Space Station
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.
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by Space Station
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! ..
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2016 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2015 by Space Station
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. ..
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! ..
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Space Station
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. ..
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! ..
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. ..
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 by Tuch Design
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by Tuch Design
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
Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by Tuch Design
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by Space Station
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. ..
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. ..
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! ..
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! ..
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by Space Station
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2014 by Space Station
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. ..
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Space Station
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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? ..
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 by Tuch Design
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. ..
Posted on Saturday, February 01, 2014 by Tuch Design
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2014 by Tuch Design
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. ..
Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014 by Tuch Design
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 by Tuch Design
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. ..
Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Saturday, December 21, 2013 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Friday, December 13, 2013 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 by Tuch Design
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...
Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Saturday, November 30, 2013 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Saturday, November 16, 2013 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, November 06, 2013 by Tuch Design
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. ..
Posted on Friday, November 01, 2013 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Space Station
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? ..
Posted on Friday, October 11, 2013 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by Space Station
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? ..
Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, June 05, 2013 by Space Station
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. ..
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. ..
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by Space Station
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. ..
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. ..
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by Space Station
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. ..
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.
Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2011 by Space Station
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. ..
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. ..
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2011 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 by Space Station
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. ..
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. ..
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.” ..
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 by Space Station
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
Posted on Tuesday, April 06, 2010 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Tuesday, March 09, 2010 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2010 by Tuch Design
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 by Tuch Design
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. ..
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Sunday, October 25, 2009 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2009 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 by Space Station
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. ..
Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 by Space Station
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. ..