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13
September
2013

Sharing Economy Digest

The Sharing economy has been on the rise drastically for the last 4 or 5 years in one of the biggest economies in world, the USA and now the trend is catching on all aroud the world.  We take a look at some of the stories we came across.  One thing is for sure, teh sharing economy is here to stay for some time.  The question is, are you sharing? 

Categories: Tips, General, Collaborative Consumption

11
September
2013

Storage and You: What Self Storage best fits you!

It is very important to understand what type of storage you may require.  You may think you need a certain type of storage however there could be an option out there that works out cheaper for you but still giving you exactly what you need.

Categories: Tips, General, Self Storage

06
September
2013

The 3 Musketeers of Self Storage: Packaging, Transport & Insurance

When it comes to transport with self storage some people use their own means of getting to and from the self storage facility. However, this can mean lots of car journeys to-and-fro the unit which can be quite time consuming and a lot of hard work. So there is the option of hiring a vehicle for the day; it is easy to think 2-3 hours will be enough to load and unload, but give yourself the day so that you are not rushing and stress levels are kept to a minimum. You can also hire a Man/Woman in Van service to help you load and unload and take your belongings for you...

Categories: Tips, General, Self Storage

18
August
2013

How To Use Your Self Storage Unit

How should we use a self storage facility?  It seems like a simple question with a simple answer, however you would be surprised at how many people can get this wrong.

Categories: Tips, General, Self Storage

07
August
2013

Do I Really Need Self Storage and How Much Do I Need?

What questions do we ask when it comes to storage?  The main one should be, do I actually need storage?  Using storage space costs money, the more storage you need the more damage done to your debit card.

Categories: Tips, General, Self Storage

26
July
2013

Packaging Tips: Box by Box

We know that packing is a bit of a chore and something we could all do without, however when it comes to Self storage, technique to packaging up your goods is crucial to ensure you make the most of the space you are paying for, it is also essential to make sure your items are unharmed during the journey to your self storage facility. So here are some useful tips we’ve picked up a long the way ourselves..

Categories: Tips, General, Self Storage

21
July
2013

SmS Helpful Guidance to Self Storage

It is becoming common knowledge that we Brits, like our friends across the pond, are a nation of hoarders. Now we completely understand that when an item has sentimental value or tangible commercial value there is a need to hold on to such things, however holding on to broken irons and worn out sofas covered in cobwebs, there is no justification for.  Read on for tips on how to reduce the cost of storage...

Categories: Tips, General, Self Storage

15
July
2013

Self-Storage: A Small Sanctuary

Self storage is playing a part as other uses than just a place to store your old boxes and furniture, many people up and down the country are using self storage for their own personal gain. We know of one lady who has actually used her self storage facility as a living room, complete with a sofa and kettle, she says it’s her ‘cosy get away’ from the pressures of every day life...

Categories: Tips, General, Self Storage

08
July
2013

Britain: A nation of hoarders, why can’t we just let go?

Did you know each of us hoard about 28 items each on average including items like broken vacuum cleaners, old phones and handbags with broken straps.  An incredible 3million of us just refuse to let go.

Categories: Tips, General, Self Storage

01
March
2013

Earn £30 when your friends join us!

Here's how it works...

During the month of March we're offering our awesome supports the opportunity to make £30 simply by introducing 5 friends to our unique social self-storage service.

Categories: Tips, General, Collaborative Consumption

05
February
2013

How To Make Money From Home

How to make money from home without lifting a finger

Capitalism. Some thinks its a good thing whilst others can't stand the concept (not all of them are communists!). One things is for sure its capitalism combined with consumerism that has encouraged us (the people) to acquire more and more 'stuff' in order to satisfy our immediate wants. Notice we didn't use the word 'needs' as if we only bought what we needed that wouldn't help the economy much now would it?

Categories: Tips, General, Self Storage, Collaborative Consumption

22
October
2012

Improve your listings and get more inquiries!

Over 400 of you kind souls have taken the time to list spare attic, basement and garage space in your homes on SmS and are eagerly awaiting further inquiries from potential storage users.  We're so glad you are enjoying the experience! As helping our members get the best out of sharemystorage.com (SmS) is what we do we've been busy eeking out ways in which you can improve your chances of finding someone to rent your storage...so here are our top tips;

Categories: Tips, General

Finding storage has never been straight forward...until now that is.

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