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Trevor Spink

Store and Insure Operations

Consumer Rights Act changes

The Consumer Rights Act which came into force last year affords far more protection to the consumer than ever before. No longer can a self storage provider apply excess hidden charges or should they damage or lose your goods simply walk away from their responsibility as a  'Bailee' for reward'

 

What the IPT increase means for customers

In the Autumn Statement, Philip Hammond stated Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) would be increased from 10% to 12% with effect from 1st June, 2017. This is the third IPT increase in two years.

 

Continued Expansion - Self storage market is on the up!

According to recent figures released by the Self Storage Association the number of new start up self storage companies is at an all time high.

 

Some self Storage companies will not accept your insurance !

We hear this sometimes from potential customers as a number of self storage companies will not allow their customers to purchase any other insurance policy apart from their own. They will use some nebulous excuse but, in essence, they are going against the rules and regulations of the Financial Conduct Authority.

 
Store your books to sell your property

Store your books to sell your property

“I don’t mean to be rude,” said the estate agent, “but I have to turn sideways to get past the bookcases in your hall. And that’s a problem.”

 

Rate Comparisons - Caveat Emptor !

We are often asked how we able to provide far more competitive rates than those being offered by the self-storage companies and other online insurance providers.

 
Skis are better off in storage over summer

Skis are better off in storage over summer

The early May bank holiday is when I give up hope of one last ski trip before the season ends.

 

storage insurance Self Storage Association have a recognised operating standard

The Self Storage Association have a recognised operating standard to which all their members have to meet certain criteria in able to use the Self Storage Association logo .

 
Guard against pests

Guard against pests

How to protect your stored clothes from moths

 
Why should I hang on to my CDs

Why should I hang on to my CDs?

Should I get rid of all my discs?

 
Enjoy your decluttered spare room

Enjoy your decluttered spare room

A useable spare room has many benefits

 
Zen and the art of bathroom maintenance

Zen and the art of bathroom maintenance

Keep your bathroom running as it should with a quick declutter  

 
Is your clutter dangerous

Is your clutter dangerous?

Get organised for safety’s sake

 
A pile of clean summer clothes

How to store summer clothes

A round-up of tips for storing out-of-season garments

 
A home library organised on white box shelves with plenty of pleasing empty space

Get your books into storage

We used storage to help us properly enjoy our library

 
A family enjoying their tidy hall

A well-ordered hall

These simple decluttering rules will keep your hall neat and functional

 
Get ready for cold conditions

Get ready for cold conditions

Are you prepared for snow?

 
5 Christmas gifts for people with a clutter problem

5 Christmas gifts for people with a clutter problem

What to get someone who has too much stuff

 
Managing unwanted Christmas gifts

Managing unwanted Christmas gifts

Deal quickly with your unwanted gifts

 
How much does storage cost

How much does storage cost?

What will storing my stuff cost?

 
Bulk buying

Bulk buying

How to store groceries in bulk

 
Can I insure my vehicle in storage

Can I insure my vehicle in storage?

All the information you need about storing vehicles

 
Prevent mildew in self-storage

Prevent mildew in self-storage

Don’t let mould spoil your stored items

 
How can I keep my storage costs down

How can I keep my storage costs down?

Six ways to reduce your self-storage costs

 
Have you got a treasure trove in storage

Have you got a treasure trove in storage?

What saleable items are you storing?

 
Five advantages of decluttering

Five advantages of decluttering

Keeping some of your possessions in storage will improve your life

 
Save money on packing materials

Save money on packing materials

Get best value by using free or cheap packing when you store your goods

 
What items are banned from storage

What items are banned from storage?

7 things you can’t keep in a self-storage unit

 
Helping an elderly relative use storage

Helping an elderly relative use storage

Using storage when you are a carer

 
Leaving student accommodation

Leaving student accommodation

Manage your college kit with our handy tips

 
Is lack of space spoiling your collection

Is lack of space spoiling your collection?

A collection, whether it’s Dinky toys, records or shoes should be a pleasure, but a lack of storage space can spoil the fun and make caring for it seem like a chore

 
Prepare your house for the school holidays

Prepare your house for the school holidays

Declutter your home for a happier summer break

 
Storing a mattress

Storing a mattress

Keep your mattress sleep-ready in storage

 
Pack your storage unit like a boss

Pack your storage unit like a boss

Make the most of the space in self-storage with our tips

 
Get your house ready for your new dog

Get your house ready for your new dog

Getting a dog is a life-changing event. Make it easier on your home with our tips

 
Make Airbnb work for you

Make Airbnb work for you

Give your peer-to-peer holiday guests a five-star experience

 
Six stored items to bring out this autumn

Six stored items to bring out this autumn

Trevor Spink looks forward to autumn

 
Woman who has stopped cleaning her home for a sneezing attack.

Are you allergic to your house?

If your allergy symptoms worsen at home a few simple steps will help

 
A woman indoors near a thermostat. She is wearing a parka with a fur-lined hood and blows on her hands to warm them.

Coping with a heating emergency

Survive a boiler crisis without melting down

 
A Japanese myth that will make you think twice about neglecting your stuff

A Japanese myth that will make you think twice about neglecting your stuff

In Japanese folklore possessions that are not well cared for can turn nasty