The ultimate guide to storing furniture

Storing furniture is one of the most popular reasons for using secure storage, and it’s easy to see why. Furniture is bulky and heavy, and if it’s not being used, it’s just taking up room and often getting in the way. ..

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The ultimate guide to lifting and loading

Lifting things and putting them down again – a pretty reasonable way of describing the sometimes-tedious process of moving house. But while these are very normal actions, repetitive lifting and loading, especially when the items are heavy, needs to be done with care. ..

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The Space Station guide to padlocks

Our business is all about security, so it stands to reason that we know a good padlock when we see one. While your belongings are protected in a number of ways here at Space Station – including CCTV, perimeter fences and night security staff – the last line of defence is the padlock on your storage unit, a pretty simple but effective piece of technology. ..

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Storage for business documents

As a business, it’s essential to keep a record of your important documents. Whether that includes contracts, financial transaction records or other essential information, businesses are often legally required to keep a history in physical document form, even if a digital form exists too.
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Moving house checklist

It may seem like there’s a never-ending list of things to do when you’re moving house - but breaking everything down into manageable chunks and spreading the work over the course of a few weeks can make a world of difference. ..

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How to pack glassware

When you move to a new house or place items in a storage lot, you should always take time to carefully pack your belongings, and this is especially true if they’re made from fragile materials like glass. In this guide, we focus on everything you need to know about packing glassware and stemware, letting you preserve your favourite fragile items for years to come. ..

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How to make money through self-storage

There are a number of ways people use self-storage to help their business – for example, it can be a secure way to store excess stock without the steep up-front costs of investing in a warehouse. However, there’s another way self-storage can help ordinary people make some extra cash on the side. ..

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Getting the most out of self storage

What is self storage? ..

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Benefits of self-storage for businesses

If you’re a business owner, you’re probably familiar with the problem of needing more room than you have. With square footage at a premium across many of the UK’s major cities, it’s not as easy as it once was to fit everything you need to operate your business into your premises. This can lead to tricky decisions: do you try to find the money to expand, or scale down your operations to fit the space you can afford? ..

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The search for the UK’s best home offices

Do you have an office or creative space at home that is your pride and joy or that you think other people might be interested to see?  ..

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Do you have a special keepsake you can’t bear to throw away?

From lockets to old postcards, keepsakes can be reminders of a loved one, a special moment in our lives or a memory we don’t want to fade. ..

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Making space for a new family member

When you have a baby on the way, there’s a million and one things to think about – but perhaps most important of all, you need to ensure there’s room for a new member of the family in your home.  ..
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Making room for Christmas

Having guests to stay for the holidays is all part of the festive tradition – whether it’s grandmas and grandpas, aunts and uncles or long-lost friends. And while it’s great to be able to share food, drink and company with your nearest and dearest, they all need space when they come to visit.  ..
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The Edit | Autumn 2017

Welcome to the Autumn edition of The Edit. Summer has been and gone (did it ever come?!) and the nights are drawing in. We’ve had Halloween and Bonfire night and now we’re heading into the festive season with Christmas fast approaching!

We’ve got lots of news to share with you from fundraising to staff and store celebrations as well as a brand new offering at our Slough store…  

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Moving in together? Here's how to do it right

There comes an exciting point in every serious relationship when couples decide to take the plunge and move in together, and while sharing a house or flat with your other half is usually delightful, psychologists say that cohabiting couples are at increased risk of divorce if they eventually marry, as opposed to living together after getting married. ..

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Thinking about renting your spare room? Here's how

It’s no secret that rents across the UK are skyrocketing as the number of houses being built are outstripped by lots of house hunters looking for a place to settle down. It’s leading to record house prices– between 2012 and 2013, fewer houses were built than at any point in peacetime since the 1920s. ..

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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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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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