Shelves of Unread Books Invade British Homes

Take a few moments to look around your home. Are there unread books bursting from every available corner of your bedroom, loft and bookshelf? If so you’re not alone!

A recent study of 2,000 adults revealed that the average British household harbours around 138 books, but over half have never actually been read. That’s a whopping estimated 3.6 billion books outgrowing homes all over the country.

It seems us Brits just can’t let go of our favourite editions, as two-thirds of respondents stated that they kept books because they were emotionally attached to them, while a

a quarter said they hated throwing them away.

The growth of e-books has brought reading to life and people are beginning to re-engage and get enthusiastic about the printed word. However, this has also meant that the old fashioned book has lost its allure and is quite literally getting left on the shelf.

If your home is bursting at the seams with books then there’s no reason for you to part with beloved titles or throw away ones that you’re saving for a rainy day.

Putting books into a Spaces and Places storage unit is a practical and easy solution.

We offer three convenient sizes, with our smallest being 8ft x 8ft x 8ft (approx. 64 square feet) so if all your looking to store is a few treasured books then we have the space to meet your needs.

You won’t need to worry about your copies getting ruined either. All of our steel units have wooden floors, fixed ventilation and rubber door seals so your goods will be kept secure, clean and dry – perfect conditions to store all of your literary gems.

If you want to take extra precautions, consider packing your books flat in plastic containers (not on their spines). Be careful not to pack too many books into one box, as they can become heavy and obstruction in your unit.

Contact us today or request a quote on our website. Our friendly team will be happy to talk through your needs!