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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When to move house - a guide


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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
Alan and Dave
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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