How safe is your stock?

Stock is the lifeblood of many a business – if it’s spoiled, lost or stolen, it can be a disaster for you and your customers. After our research revealed that at least £184 million worth of stock was stolen from businesses around the UK in the last three years [1] – with a total of 202,187 thefts in 2016 alone [2] – it makes sense to take another look at how you secure your business’s stock.  ..

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How to create a minimalist space

Minimalism is all about creating order, removing excess from a room and helping a space to feel harmonious, rather than chaotic and overrun with materialistic items. Wherever you turn, the trend is everywhere - and for good reason. Cluttered spaces, fussy designs and extravagant furnishings are a thing of the past, and today so many Brits seem to be embracing simplicity and utilising the space they have. ..

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When to move house - a guide


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Moving heavy boxes can be a pain in the… well, back!

11% of the population move house each year and every year 49% of adults aged between 18 and 55 suffer with back pain.  ..

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Moving House? A Quick Checklist

There's a lot to think about when you're moving home, but breaking everything down into manageable chunks – and spreading the work over the course of several weeks – can make all the difference. ..

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The Edit | Spring 2017

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!


Variety for variety
Onesie day
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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 facebook page 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 Langley carnival on 9 July 2017, our very own Dave Carroll, 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.

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Starting a new business? Don't forget these details

Have you been thinking about starting your own business? Chances are you'd like to, given our recent survey of 1,000 Brits found that 80% would consider becoming an entrepreneur.  ..

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Simple, successful tips to move home stress-free

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. ..

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Who to inform when you're moving house

When moving house, there's an enormous list of things to work through, so much so that we can forget to sort out the big and little things that are dependent on our addresses. ..

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Self-storage buyer's guide

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!  ..
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How to prepare furniture for a storage unit

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. ..

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How to prepare clothes for a storage unit

Take a peek inside your wardrobe or chest of drawers and chances are you'll find a selection of clothes you don't really wear anymore. ..
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How to prepare photographs for a storage unit

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.  ..
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How to prepare musical instruments for storage

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. ..

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Visualising Our Mobile Data

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.  ..

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Man Drawer: How can we effectively deal with junk?

Nowadays, so many people leave unused junk items around the house, ignorant to the fact they could actually make serious cash from their leftovers.
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The Edit | Autumn 2016

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!


Our HR Manager Sarah and North London Store Manager Kev Wood both did a Sky Dive for Variety, raising over £1000!

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!

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How to Store Classic Cars

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. ..

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How to find great vintage items

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. ..

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The Edit | Summer 2016

Summer is here and we’re looking forward to enjoying some warmer weather (fingers crossed!) The days are now longer which means we can enjoy lighter evenings – what will you do with that time?
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The Space Station guide to moving to London

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. ..

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Avoiding injury when moving your belongings

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. ..

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Space Station partners with children's charity Variety

Here at Space Station, we’re delighted to announce our charity partnership for 2016, with children’s charity – Variety!
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Household Hidden Gems

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!  ..

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From the circuit to the storage unit: Alastair Caldwell's story

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. ..

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Bands: Protect Your Gear

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. ..

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RBS Supports Latest Acquisition for 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. ..

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How safe is self-storage?

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! ..

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How much is self-storage insurance?

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.  ..

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You’ve won a storage auction! What now?

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. ..

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Don’t let storage space ruin your ideal home move

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. ..

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How Storage Auctions Work

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. ..

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Storing paperwork: Simple filing systems for your records

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. ..

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Take your hobbies to the extreme with self-storage

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! ..

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Let self-storage take care of your valuables  

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. ..

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After some extra income? How self-storage can help

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. ..

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Store your garden furniture for winter

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.  ..

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Are your war medals more valuable than you think?

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. ..

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Redecorate and keep the sunshine in your life (despite autumn’s best efforts)

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. ..

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Top 5 things to do once you have moved in

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: ..

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Self storage FAQs: What you don’t know about self storage [Infographic]

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Free Self Storage - for a limited time only

It’s not often that you get something for free in life. So when you can you should grab it with both hands. ..

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Your 8 page guide to choosing the right self storage facility [downloadable guide]

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. ..

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How much does self storage really cost

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.  ..

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Why 60% of UK self storage space is used by individuals not businesses

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.  ..

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Could you be sitting on a World War 1 windfall?

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.  ..

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FAQs when choosing self storage

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. ..

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Choosing the right padlock to keep your belongings secure - Infographic

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. ..

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7-Step Guide to Choosing a Removals Company

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! ..

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University student living in the UK - Infographic

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... ..

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How to clear out your wardrobe for spring

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. ..

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Six reasons you need student storage when you go to University

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. ..

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Space Station preparing to bring (chocolatey) smiles to poorly children

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. ..

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How to pack glassware and stemware for moving house and storage- Downloadable PDF

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. ..

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Infographic: How to pack glassware for storage or moving and avoid breakages

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Documents businesses are legally required to keep

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. ..

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How to choose a removal company that will keep your belongings safe

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?
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Infographic: How to choose a removal company in the UK

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. ..

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Family fun this Easter in Slough, Brentford, Uxbridge and Isleworth

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.  ..

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A storage auction bidder gives his piggy bank booty a room with a view!

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. ..

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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.  ..

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Infographic: Calculate how much self storage space you need for your belongings

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. ..

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Infographic: The History of Self Storage

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. ..

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Are you a collectaholic?

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. ..

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Infographic: How to make the most of the space in your storage unit

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. ..

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Storage Auction Etiquette the Professionals Follow for Success

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. ..

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Downloadable Checklist of Things to do When Moving to a New House

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. ..

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Infographic: Calculate how much storage space you need to store your belongings in self storage

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. ..

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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?  ..

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Space Station Self Storage Support YMCA Sleep Easy Campaign to raise funds for homeless

One in every 10 people will experience homelessness at some point in their life. ..

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Parcel Receipt and Delivery Receipt: Which One Do I Need?

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. ..

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Whose Job Is It Anyway?

When you choose to use self-storage your belongings are still your responsibility... ..

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Affected by Berkshire Floods? Get Free Storage at Space Station

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. ..

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Space Station: Saving you money, time and making storage easier

If you have visited the Space Station website this week you may have noticed that we have shaken things up a bit! ..

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Keeping your belongings safe is down to choosing the right packaging

Choosing the right packaging for the job is essential when it comes to protecting your belongings whilst they are in storage. ..

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Waiting for parcels getting you down?

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. ..

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Plan your self storage space to make the most of your money

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. ..

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Sites that save you time and money when you are planning a house move

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. ..

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5 Business Benefits to using Space Station Self Storage

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. ..

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Container Storage doesn’t have to mean a ship load of stock!

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. ..

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Benefits for Businesses storing stock at self storage

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. ..

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2013 in a nutshell….I mean storage unit

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. ..

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Saving The Elephant: A Mammoth Task

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. ..

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Living a minimalist lifestyle (with self storage)

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. ..

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Student Storage

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. ..

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Loyalty discounts – Cut up to 25% off your storage costs

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.  ..

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Quality storage for quality furniture

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? ..

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In Winter You Need Somewhere Safer Than Houses To Store Your Keepsakes

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. ..

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The Night Before Christmas...A Space Station Story

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. ..

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What’s Your New Year Resolution

...and how Space Station’s Special Offer Can Help You Keep It.It’s that time again, another year looming. An opportunity to review the year just gone and reflect on what 2014 has in store for you. ..

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Plan Your Self Storage and Make The Most of Your New Storage Space

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. ..

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Keep Your Christmas Parcels Safe and Dry This Christmas

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. ..

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Why Greater London Self Storage Saves You Money

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. ..

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Space Station Self Storage Saves You Money at Christmas

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? ..

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Keep your Moving Day Stress Free with our Moving Day Survival Tips

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. ..

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Storage Space: How much is enough?

How many times have you thought to yourself ‘If only I had more storage space’? ..

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Self Storage Gives 'Failed Fledglings' Space

Space Station Self Storage is Giving Parents With Grown-Up Children Living At Home an Alternative Option ..

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Self Storage Finds: The Top Ten Weirdest Self Storage Secrets

Self Storage comes in a variety of different shapes and sizes.

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Student Self Storage is the Smarter Way to Store

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? ..

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Self Storage Usage Is Changing - Infographic

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. ..

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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. ..

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Self storage for eBay users

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. ..

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Self storage makes space for home improvements

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. ..

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Table football donated to Hillingdon Hospital

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. ..

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Spring cleaning made easy – with self storage

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. ..

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Space Station to HALF its carbon footprint

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. ..

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Space Station Brentford is the “Fairest of them all”, once again

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. ..

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Space Station to star in a new TV show, Storage Hoarders

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. ..

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We love our staff, and they love us back!

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. ..

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Self storage for home movers

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.  ..

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Garden self storage grows in popularity

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. ..

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Self storage - a guide to lifting and loading

Here’s a few tips about lifting and loading a self storage unit for first time movers. ..

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Why self storage is good for students

No ties and easy access puts students are among the most enthusiastic users of self storage.  ..

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Playing safe with secure self storage

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.  ..

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TV switches on to self storage comedy

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.  ..

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Secret collections behind locked self storage doors

Self storage centres are becoming time capsules for nostalgia as collectors pile up classic toys, records and other memorabilia behind locked doors. ..

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Self storage packs a punch for cage fighters

Entrepreneurs looking for no-frills business storage are queuing to book self storage as they run out of trading space at home. ..

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12 top self storage packing tips

Clever packing to save space is an art for regular self storage customers. ..

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Keeping sports and hobby gear safe in self storage

Sports and hobby equipment is expensive and is easily damaged or stolen when left in an insecure shed or garage. ..

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Making the most of your self storage deal

Self storage is a cheap, flexible option that frees up space for homes and businesses. ..

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How businesses benefit from self storage

Businesses need room to grow and self storage is a cost effective way of freeing up dead space for profitable use.  ..

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Family secretly lived in a storage centre for five years

Social workers have taken six children in to care who were living with their parents in a secure storage unit for five years. ..

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Secret self storage treasures up for auction

Bargain hunters who find eBay addictive should try out online self storage auctions. ..

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Don't move for more room - check out self storage

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. ..

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Why self storage makes sense for growing families

Self storage makes sense for families stuck in homes with growing families and overflowing possessions filling every nook and cranny. ..

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Business self storage gives space to work

Business secure self storage is the ideal flexible solution for at-home entrepreneurs looking for more space. ..

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Make your house move easier with self storage

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. ..

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Document self storage for business

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. ..

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How self storage works for home and business

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. ..

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Decluttering your home to free up living space

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. ..

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Self Storage - A Guide To The Basics

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. ..

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Uxbridge reception has facelift.

Customers at Space Station (Uxbridge) will notice a new brighter office the next time they visit the site. ..

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A big congratulation’s Space Station Uxbridge.

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. ..

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Bulk storage helps shop's toy story

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. ..

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Building more bulk storage space at Uxbridge

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.” ..

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Makeover for Slough Space Station office and shop

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. ..

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Space Station responds to school SOS

Space Station Self Storage jumped to the rescue when a local school put out an SOS for someone to help them free up space. ..

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Top tips for self storage newbies

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. ..

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Outsourcing business document archives

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. ..

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Space Station hatches Easter treat for children in hospital

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. ..

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Declutter your home with self storage space

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. ..

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Cheap, safe and easy self storage for students

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. ..

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Self storage gives families more living space

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. ..

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Have you got a million dollar comic in self-storage?

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. ..

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Finding room to breathe with self storage space

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. ..

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Kestrel rescue is feather in cap for Slough 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. ..

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Cheap and easy storage space for homes and business

If you have a problem finding extra self storage, moving to a larger home or business premises is costly. ..

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Self storage FAQ

A quick guide to Space Station self storage based on the most frequent questions our home and business customers ask:- ..

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Storage, Packing & Removal Guide – Bedrooms

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. ..

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Storage, Packing & Removal Guide - Kitchens

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. ..

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How Self Storage Can Earn You £4,250 Tax Free Cash!

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. ..

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How to beat the big freeze with self storage

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. ..

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There's treasure in them there storage units!

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. ..

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Secret World of Self Storage

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. ..

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Storing up guilty treasures

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. ..

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Moving boxes the easy way

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. ..

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How safe is your self storage centre?

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'. ..

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Get ready to learn your pack drill

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. ..

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Taking stock of storage for a business based at home

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. ..

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Business storage makes firm sense

Self storage is an inexpensive and effective solution for a growing business trapped in premises that just don't give room to work. ..

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Beginner's guide to self storage

If you have not put your belongings in to self storage before, here are tips to help you through the basics: ..

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Self storage goes showbiz - Hollywood style

If that lager firm was to go in to self storage, then Hollywood Storage Centre is probably the blueprint they would follow. ..

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Booking space for a storage unit library

Two London readers who needed somewhere quiet to enjoy their books rented self storage spaces and turned them in to private libraries. ..

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