After a busy week and with the Big Day just around the corner, it’s great to be able to tick a few more tasks off the pre-Christmas jobs list. Christmas cards written and posted, tree up, house decorated and freezer bursting with food for the festive period. Apart from the last minute shop for fresh goods and collecting the turkey and ham this weekend, the only other big task remaining is the dreaded annual clear out of the children’s play area to make room for what’s awaiting them under the Christmas tree.
Yet, with the enduring gloomy state of the economy, one might think that Christmas this year might be a leaner one across London than other years. Apparently not – according to official figures, London Christmas shoppers spent a staggering £200m last weekend, smashing the trading record set a week ago.
So Christmas is going to be as big as ever yet Brits are living in ever smaller homes. Figures show that as the only EU country not to have minimum space standards, we build the smallest new dwellings in Europe. And so it’s no surprise that recent research from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) reports that “more storage space” is one of the eight key features that people are looking for when choosing a home.
To add to the squeeze on space, the growing trend of decorating the outside of homes and gardens with lights and Christmas characters doesn’t appear to be waning. Out and about in Camden, Southwark and Wandsworth there are some fine examples. Keep your eyes out for the best ones.
No matter the size of your home, Christmas and all that comes with it is guaranteed to put pressure on space in our homes. Our managers at our storage facilities in Wandsworth, Camden and Southwark have all been busy helping customers as they collect stored Christmas decorations and lights, drop-off other household items to free-up space and store Christmas presents safely away in the run-up to the big day.
Christmas time or not, we provide affordable self storage for pretty much whatever you want to store – as long as it’s legal and not living! So don’t struggle with a lack of space at this or any time of year. Give us a call or drop into one of our self storage facilities to see how we can help you out and let us take the weight off your shoulders.