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. ..Read more
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  – with a total of 202,187 thefts in 2016 alone  – it makes sense to take another look at how you secure your business’s stock. ..Read more
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. ..Read more
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. ..Read more
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
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.
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. ..Read more
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. ..Read more
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. ..Read more
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. ..Read more
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. ..Read more
It's so easy to forget just how much technology has transformed storage. The equivalent of 6,300 books can now sit comfortably in your pocket - and that's just on a 16GB phone. ..Read more
Nowadays, so many people leave unused junk items around the house, ignorant to the fact they could actually make serious cash from their leftovers.
Welcome to the Autumn edition of The Edit – our newsletter for customers and staff
It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were welcoming lighter evenings, now the clocks have gone back again and nights are drawing in but we’ve had a busy time here at Space Station and we have lots of news to share with you!
From charity sky dives to sponsored spray tans…
As a new corporate sponsor for Variety the Children’s Charity, we have been busy fundraising over the last few months in a bid to raise £20,000, to sponsor a Sunshine Coach.
From sponsored walks, ten-pin bowling, cake sales and bake offs to sky dives and sponsored spray tans we really have organised a variety of activities!
We don’t know who was braver – our HR Manager Sarah and Store Manager Kev for jumping out of a plane to Sky Dive or our CEO Kevin for stripping down to his underwear and having a sponsored spray tan!
So far, we’ve raised a total of £6,336 which is over a quarter of our target.
Look out for more fundraising in the New Year!
For classic car enthusiasts, the smooth chassis, fine rims, wide-eyed headlights and sleek leather dashboards of their old-fashioned motors mean a heck of a lot. While we'd love to drive them 24/7, sometimes old autos need to be stored away, and if this is the case, then there are a number of things that need doing to make sure that we're not presented with a heap of scrap when the time comes to fire the engine back up. ..Read more
Vintage shopping - is there really a knack to it? When you're a newcomer to the trend it can seem like a difficult task to know where to begin. You'll obviously want to get good at digging out the best stuff quickly, so with just a little preparation you'll soon be snaffling vintage bargains left, right and centre. ..Read more
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