How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

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Forget spring cleaning, the best time to de-clutter and organise your home is autumn. The days are getting colder and they’re also getting shorter, making it very important to prep for the approaching season. Below are our three top tips for preparing your home to ensure you’re ready for winter, with all the appropriate belongings… Read more »

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5 Student Storage Secrets You Need to Know!

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While it’s commonly referred to as ‘compact’ or ‘cosy’, there is no hiding the fact that student accommodation is small. Because of this, it is important to maximise the space you have whilst at university.  University can be hectic enough without the stress of a confined space, so we’ve put together some handy storage hacks… Read more »

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How to Create a Minimalist Home

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Creating a home that’s beautiful yet minimalist seems unachievable at times. Whether it’s a de-clutter of your mind, your home or even both that’s needed –   enforcing a more minimalist design to your interior can be the step forward, and below are 10 top tips on doing just that. 1. Slow and steady wins the… Read more »

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5 Tips to Having a Zero Waste Home

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The word ‘zero’ might sound unachievable but that is far from the truth. Zero waste living benefits the environment as well as your health, mind and bank balance. Here at Spaces & Places we are keen to cut down on the waste we create and so, here are our top tips on cutting out the… Read more »

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5 ways storage can improve your summer

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At the hottest time of the year, as you might expect, the use of storage units and general moving is reduced while we all try to stay cool and out of the baking outside air. But in fact, storage units can be at their most popular in summer – for good reason. Here are our… Read more »

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Top tips for storing your items when moving abroad

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Moving abroad is an exciting challenge that can open up a whole world of opportunities. Whether you are moving by yourself, with a partner or with the entire family, there is going to be a certain amount of stuff that you will be bringing with you. You are unlikely to bring every belonging with you…. Read more »

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Creative things you can do with a storage unit

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Most of us think of storage units as just four walls and a roof to keep our possessions safe when we move but, depending on your storage company, they can be used for far more than that. Each space is self-contained, lockable, well-lit and usually has power, so there’s far more to be done than… Read more »

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5 essential storage hacks when moving home

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Moving house is an incredibly stressful thing to do and, if you don’t have a place to store everything while you’re doing it, your stress levels can go through the roof. Luckily, we have years of experience in helping people to find a new home and we’ve picked up our fair share of moving house… Read more »

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Meet The Team: Jake

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Meet our happy-go-lucky Regional Manager, Jake! Jake is a vital member of the Spaces and Places team working tirelessly across all of our Self Storage Centres. See what the man himself had to say below. Name: Jake Whitby Age: 25 years old Office: I’m very proud to say that my place of work can vary across… Read more »

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How to pack fragile items for moving and storage

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When moving or reorganising your home or workplace, you’ll probably find that you have some fragile items to pack up – including obviously breakable items like glass, china and picture frames/mirrors and other easily damaged items like computer monitors, TVs and other technology. There’s more to packing fragile items than simply covering them in bubble… Read more »

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How to cover furniture for self-storage

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Are you planning a move? Perhaps you’re going to be moving house or changing business premises soon and starting to think about what you need to take (and how you’ll get it to the new place safely). Although you’ll need to move everything out of the place you’re leaving, you don’t necessarily have to take… Read more »

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Storage tips for businesses to improve efficiency

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  Whatever the nature or size of your business, you’ll inevitably need to store things like equipment, supplies and files. How and where you store the things you need to run your business can make a big difference to your overall efficiency. A crowded, disorganised work space can slow you down, demotivate you or even… Read more »

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