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How to prepare clothes for a storage unit

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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.   They’re good quality, nostalgic and may even fetch a healthy fee at a vintage fair in time, but right now all they’re doing is taking up space. The solution?   […]

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How to prepare photographs for a storage unit

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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.   Here’s everything you need to know about keeping them pristine when […]

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How to prepare musical instruments for storage

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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.   If you’ve got an instrument or two that you’re thinking of putting into storage – either […]

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The Edit | Autumn 2016

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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 […]

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How to find great vintage items

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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, […]

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How to Store Classic Cars

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There’s a reason why plenty of motorists love classic cars. Older motors, with their elegant lines, pared-down interiors and thrumming engines are a world apart from even the slickest of today’s autos, but given their age, they need to be treated with care and respect. Storing classic cars is a common thing to do if […]

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The Edit | Summer 2016

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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?   Lynn with Alastair Alan and Dave Celebrations We’re always celebrating something here at Space Station (any excuse for a bit […]

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The Space Station guide to moving to London

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There are plenty of reasons to move to London, including improved career opportunities thanks to its booming economy, a brilliant arts and cultural scene driven by the UK’s top theatres and venues, and amazing events that you simply don’t get to enjoy living elsewhere. Grand, fast-paced and totally self-assured, the city really does have a […]

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Avoiding injury when moving your belongings

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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. Why it matters If we don’t lift and load the right way, […]

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Space Station partners with children’s charity Variety

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Here at Space Station, we’re delighted to announce our charity partnership for 2016, with children’s charity – Variety! Variety is very close to our hearts. They offer practical help to children and young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged, by providing specialist equipment, such as Sunshine Coaches and Variety Wheelchairs, through […]

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Household Hidden Gems

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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 […]

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

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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. Alastair developed a big interest in cars at an incredibly young age, learning to […]

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How safe is self-storage?

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It might feel strange to trust a third party with your property and valuables, and some people understandably might have concerns about how safe and secure they are. At Space Station, keeping our customers’ goods secure is our number one priority. Thousands of people trust us with their property every day, so we do everything […]

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How much is self-storage insurance?

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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 […]

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Don’t let storage space ruin your ideal home move

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Whether you’re moving to your dream home, getting your foot on the first rung of the property ladder or doing a little downsizing, chances are you’re probably not looking forward to the logistical side of moving house. Thankfully, with enough preparation and planning, moving house doesn’t have to be an organisational nightmare, especially when paired […]

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How Storage Auctions Work

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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. Although there are fortunes to be made and […]

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Storing paperwork: Simple filing systems for your records

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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 […]

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Take your hobbies to the extreme with self-storage

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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! While the funds are probably better discussed with your boss […]

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Let self-storage take care of your valuables  

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It might feel strange to trust a third party with your property and valuables, and some people understandably might have concerns about how safe and secure they are. At Space Station, keeping our customers’ goods secure is our number one priority. Thousands of people trust us with their property every day, so we do everything […]

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After some extra income? How self-storage can help

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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. Many people have […]

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