Up, Up and Wahey – upcycling is the business.

by abcwpadmin on October 23, 2014

From time to time we put our hands together enthusiastically and give a round of applause for Upcycling – the art of taking something that’s old or is waste – and giving it a new lease of life. The breadth of really clever stuff going on to make desirable objects out of things (that were almost certainly destined for the bin or tip) never ceases to amaze us.

So, as creativity seems to know no bounds, we thought we’d look at what new creations those clever up-cyclers from around the world have dreamt up lately. And for more and more of these creative entrepreneurs, upcycling is taking on a business direction – particularly as the cost of furniture storage is as flexible and affordable with self storage. So here are our latest favourites… [click to continue…]

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Taking the stress out of selling

by Gemma Williams on October 22, 2014

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Selling your home is undoubtedly one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. Having to deal with estate agents, removal companies and of course, the dreaded ‘chain’ is enough to ramp up the stress so we thought we’d compile an easy to use, idiot-proof guide to selling your home.

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Luggage, with less of the lug…

October 21, 2014

Lug. A brilliant verb that says everything it needs to: ‘to drag something around’. It doesn’t imply lightness or an easy ride – far from it – it firmly points to a fair amount of heaving, lifting and lurching. But despite the implication, most of us still seem to pack an awful lot into our luggage when we go away.  Hence, we end up […]

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Packaging – Defend and Protect

October 13, 2014

Decent packaging is important. It’s what stops your biscuits getting broken, your eggs getting crushed and your milk from leaking out all over the supermarket floor. It’s there to defend and protect all the stuff that needs defending and protecting. It’s the same in storage. There are lots of types of packaging you can use to keep your […]

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Advantage London: Self Storage for Business

October 10, 2014

With London generating over a fifth of the total UK economy, it’s no surprise that business is booming. But London is an expensive place and with the CEBR forecasting growth of 15% for the capital over the next five years (far outperforming the rest of the UK) it’s businesses that learn to keep their costs to a […]

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Creating the Perfect Office at Home

October 8, 2014

With more than 4.2 million people now reportedly working from home in the first three months of 2014, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that this is the highest level of home workers since records began in 1998. So, with more and more of us choosing to work from home, it’s important that we take the […]

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Why Choose ABC Selfstore

October 2, 2014

Here on our little blog we like to muse on life – and how self storage can help – in business, at home, at study and even whilst you’re away on holiday. Regular visitors will know we don’t like to blow our own trumpet very often, so much so that it’s been quite a while since we last […]

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Solving the problem of fashion week…

September 30, 2014

As we emerge from the frenzy of London fashion week, we feel inspired by new looks, excited by colour combinations and tempted with new textures and materials. The only problem is what to do with our old favourites, our lucky dresses or even the special skirts that we’ve not had the occasion to wear yet? This year the […]

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Domestic and Baby Bliss

September 28, 2014

Across the Atlantic pond more people share 16th September as their birthday than any other. Here on UK soil more British birthdays fall in September than any other month. It doesn’t take a mathematician to work out then, that December is the most popular month for conception. Now on the one hand that might be down […]

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It’s Autumn – remember there’s no such thing as darkness

September 24, 2014

If you felt colder last night, there’s a reason. It’s now officially Autumn. We’ve just passed the Autumn equinox – the point at which daylight hours equal the length of nighttime hours. That means that from here-on – until March 20th 2015 (the spring equinox) there will be more nighttime than daytime. Brrrr. For some that means it’s time […]

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