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Top Tips on Storing Your Christmas Decorations

Top Tips on Storing Your Christmas Decorations

When Christmas is over and it’s time to take down the decorations, it can be tempting to just chuck the lot into bin bags and throw them into your loft. Although this technique is quick and easy, it invariably leads to disappointment and frustration next year, when you rummage out last year’s decorations only to find them broken, tangled, or covered in dust. You can get ahead of the post-Christmas storage debacle by planning ahead this year and making suitable storage arrangements now. Rent a Garage Unless you have a particularly large loft space with easy access, it’s not the ideal environment for storage. Delicate items can easily be broken and the space will often...

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Car Crime Peaks When Cupid Calls

Car Crime Peaks When Cupid Calls

Research into crime rates in the UK has uncovered that Valentine’s Day may be good for your love life, but not for your beloved vehicle. Apparently, savvy-criminals know that 14th February is a popular date for couples to take a taxi or walk to a romantic dinner, leaving their vehicles at home. This makes this period one of rich pickings for both organised and opportunist car thieves. Be Cautious in Winter The winter months in general provide a fruitful time for anyone who makes a career out of selling other people’s cars without their permission, especially when vehicles are not protected by Lock Up Garages. Sadly, there are still car owners who leave their vehicles...

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Collectables to Store Now to Make Money in the Future

Collectables to Store Now to Make Money in the Future

If you're looking to make more unusual investments, are an avid fan of hobbies, or someone with garage space to spare, tucking away collectables when you hire a garage could net you a small fortune in the future. Here are the most valuable assets to stock up on. Memorabilia Fan culture is on the rise and there are loads of new releases that could make you some cash. The Superhero films are always popular, with branded model figures, comic books and games loved by fans worldwide – just look at the increasing popularity of comicons! Star Wars is an obvious classic, but even really popular kids films (think Disney or Pixar, for example) make things that buyers are going to love...

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5 Quirky Garage Uses You May Never Have Thought Of

5 Quirky Garage Uses You May Never Have Thought Of

If you have a garage, the likelihood is that you are using it as a dumping ground, rather than an extra room in your home. Within a flash, your spacious garage can end up cluttered with junk and therefore can't be used to its potential. If you're looking to convert your garage into an extra room in your home, here are a few quirky ideas you may never have thought of: 1. A 'Man Cave' Now all the rage, men in the house can have their very own space to play video games and watch their favourite sports. The great aspect of a 'man room' is that flamboyant decor isn't needed - just a few comfortable armchairs, a TV, fridge and a games console. 2. A Home Cinema A little more...

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Why You Need Extra Storage Space This Autumn

Why You Need Extra Storage Space This Autumn

While spring is traditionally the season for cleaning, there's something about getting rid of clutter after the long summer holiday that can be particularly satisfying. Whether you're keen gardeners, love your summer sports or want to clear out the empty nest, affordable and accessible lock up storage can help you free your home from unsightly clutter. You Can Keep the Things You Love Kids off to uni? Chances are they won't have space to take everything that's currently cluttering up their room, but there are things they still can't bear to part with. If you want to restore a little order to your home, then storing all those items in a lock up garage can be the ideal way to get some...

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Is Your Garage the Perfect Office Space?

Is Your Garage the Perfect Office Space?

When you moved into your current house, no doubt at the time it was perfect, and maybe you had a room in mind even more perfect for your home office space.  However, as time passes, children may burst into your life, or other situations cause for the room to be full of everything but your files, PC and work equipment. Imagine your office being separate from your home, but still just a two second walk away. A place where you can be productive and organised, shut the door and lock out any noise, yet still be a part of the household and keep an eye on the kids- sounds like heaven? The perfect solution to your work and family needs could be the garage! Space for Office Needs Sometimes...

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Why You Might Need to Clear Out Space at Home

Why You Might Need to Clear Out Space at Home

Many of our customers choose to use a Lockup Garage as an alternative to self-storage when they need to make more space in their home. So, why do our customers need more space in their home and why is a Lockup Garage the perfect solution? Growing Family A new member of the family may mean that you need to find more space in the home. Perhaps you need to clear out the spare room that used to be filled with items that you couldn’t find a place for in order to set up a new nursery. Maybe you need to move some items into storage when you’re baby-proofing your home. A Lockup Garage is ideal for this as it provides 24/7 access to items that you may want to store, but allows you to...

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Transform Your Garage With Autumn Interior Design Trends

Transform Your Garage With Autumn Interior Design Trends

A garage isn’t just where you keep your car, it can also be a quiet haven for you to relax and unwind. And what better way of having your little corner of paradise than by ensuring its interior is stylish? There are a few autumn interior design trends that you can incorporate into your garage, so that you can start enjoying your garage. So, what interior design trends can you expect to see during the autumn months so that you can incorporate them into your garage? We’ve compiled a small list to inspire you! Dark Green Colours Although autumn turns leaves into a combination of golds, browns, and reds, dark green colours are in this season. They are particularly striking when...

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Top 5 Inspirational Garage Transformations

Top 5 Inspirational Garage Transformations

Garages are no longer just for storage, cars and that old junk you don’t know what to do with. Homeowners all over the world are creating exciting and practical spaces instead of the conventional vehicle storage. From home gyms to workshops, homeowners are pulling out all the stops to transform their garage into a creative area. For whatever reason, you may find yourself restricted for space, and the answer could be right on your doorstep…literally. In your garage! 1.From Carers to Chauffeurs Apartment Some situations call for an extra hand in the home. Whether a cleaner, carer, driver or an extra family member staying for a while, sometimes your current space just isn’t enough....

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5 Great Ways to Make Space in Your Home

5 Great Ways to Make Space in Your Home

Space is an important commodity in the modern home, you pay more for a larger amount of space and as such, you may not always have all the space you need. However, just because you don’t have the physical space does not mean you have to live in cramped and cluttered conditions. So, with no space in your home, how can you free up space in order to have a free and comfortable living space? 1 – Foldaway Desks One of the biggest issues of modern living is the fact that your home is often used for both play and work. Having somewhere to do this work, however, can be much more difficult than the fun side of things. A full-sized desk does not have a place already assigned to it in the...

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