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A family sitting on the side of a garden swimming pool dangling their legs in the water

Put your swimming pool to bed

A step-by-step guide to preparing your pool for winter

 
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Storage for video games

Wondering where to put your collection of video games? We have some storage ideas for you

 
A laughing child surrounded by tidily organised toys

Don’t let Lego take over your home

When you are constantly tripping over toys, battling your way through little shoes in the hallway and facing an avalanche every time you open a cupboard, it might be time to get organised. After all, a tidy house is supposedly the sign of a tidy mind.

 
A dog guards neatly packed camping gear

Storing camping gear

How to pack away camping equipment until your next trip

 
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Storing board games

How to keep your board games tidy

 
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Streamline your film collection

Tips for de-cluttering your film library

 
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Easy wins to make your building work go well

Top tips for when you’ve got the builders in

 
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How often should you change your bedding?

Is your bed a healthy place to sleep?

 
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Storage for cosplayers

Tips for storing cosplay costumes and accessories

 
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Storage ideas for your music room

Tips for keeping your instruments and music organised

 
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Declutter your wardrobe

Take a realistic look at your clothes and decide what to keep and what must go

 
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Storing artwork

Safe storage for prints, paintings and fine art photography

 
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Five things to take to the tip

Some domestic goods are just not worth keeping: get rid of these items today

 
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De-clutter your kitchen

Making more space for cooking and baking

 
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Storing heirloom textiles

Antique textiles, whether a stunning heirloom quilt, a collection of samplers or a family Christening robe, can bring a lot of pleasure but they need to be properly cared for

 
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Storage tips for roleplaying gamers

Is your stash of miniatures and D&D manuals outgrowing its space? We’ve got some ideas that will help

 
The best apps for household management

The best apps for household management

What apps do you need to run your home like a boss?

 
Packing glassware for storage

Packing glassware for storage

Ways to transport glasses safely

 
Creating an inspiring home working space

Creating an inspiring home working space

How to make working from home easy and professional

 
Keep your family photos safe

Keep your family photos safe

Ensuring precious memories are protected for generations to come

 
Storage tips for artists

Storage tips for artists

How to store and care for your artwork

 
Storing handbags

Storing handbags

How to prepare and put your handbags in storage

 
Maximise space to improve life on your houseboat

Maximise space to improve life on your houseboat

Living space is at a premium on a narrowboat or yacht so make the best of what you’ve got

 
The best way to store AV equipment

The best way to store AV equipment

If you’ve invested in your home cinema, you’ll want to store it correctly

 
Preparing your relatives home for hospital discharge

Preparing your relative’s home for hospital discharge

Making the transition from hospital to home easier

 
Repairs Round-Up

Repairs Round-Up

Using DIY around your home to reduce waste

 
Clean your garden furniture

Clean your garden furniture

During this period of social distancing and isolation, you may find you have more time than ever before to make your garden beautiful.

 
Choosing a removal firm

Choosing a removal firm

How to find the right removal company

 
Save money on your self-storage

Save money on your self-storage

When reviewing your budget, remember to take a close look at your self-storage bills

 
Recovering from a flood

Recovering from a flood

The aftermath of a flood can be drawn-out and stressful

 
Is climate-controlled storage necessary

Is climate-controlled storage necessary?

Domestic goods don’t need air con… or do they?

 
Revealed the self-storage insurance policy rip-off - Telegraph

Revealed: the self-storage insurance policy rip-off - Telegraph

Storage firms can charge up to seven times as much for insurance bought through them

 
Stay safe while lifting

Stay safe while lifting

What is the best lifting technique to use when moving in and out of self-storage?

 
Why you should keep your record collection

Why you should keep your record collection

Reasons not to throw away those old vinyl records

 
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What to do when there's a flood warning

Do you know the steps to take when you’re at risk from flooding?

 
Can self-storage help a hoarder

Can self-storage help a hoarder?

If you have a relative with hoarding disorder, will extra storage help?

 
Keep your cleaning costs down

Keep your cleaning costs down

Get more out of your cleaner for less

 
Get the most out of your central heating

Get the most out of your central heating

4 tips for efficient domestic heating

 
Do you have a fire plan

Do you have a fire plan?

Keep your family safe in the event of a housefire

 
Whats the best way to move and store a piano

What’s the best way to move and store a piano?

Move your keyboard instruments safely

 
How to store a TV

How to store a TV

Avoid these common mistakes when storing a TV

 
Five decluttering resolutions that really work

Five decluttering resolutions that really work

Get ready for a clutter-free new year with effective resolutions

 
Calm home for Christmas

Calm home for Christmas

Simple routines for a peaceful Christmas

 
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

 
FIVE ideas for green gift wrap

FIVE ideas for green gift wrap

Reduce your impact on the environment by tweaking your present wrapping habits

 
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 key fob shaped like a house with a heart cut out of it dangling from a key in a lock.

Securing your home

Make your home unattractive to burglars and thieves

 
Woman holding a toddler as she cleans a TV screen with a microfibre cloth.

How clean are your screens?

Don’t let grime, dust, smears and fingerprints ruin your screens

 
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

 
Storing garden furniture

Storing garden furniture

Keep your garden furniture in top condition by getting it ready for winter

 
Six stored items to bring out this autumn

Six stored items to bring out this autumn

Trevor Spink looks forward to autumn

 
What your cleaner wishes you would do

What your cleaner wishes you would do

These six tricks will help you get top value from your domestic help

 
Make Airbnb work for you

Make Airbnb work for you

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

 
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

 
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

 
Managing possessions when a loved one dies

Managing possessions when a loved one dies

Dealing with the clothes and personal items of a deceased loved one is part of the grieving process

 
Store your stuff while you travel

Store your stuff while you travel

Packing up your home to go travelling? Make the most of your storage unit

 
Putting footwear in a storage unit

Putting footwear in a storage unit

What’s the best way to prepare shoes and boots for storage?

 
Storing a mattress

Storing a mattress

Keep your mattress sleep-ready in storage

 
Is your donation habit burdening charities

Is your donation habit burdening charities?

How to donate domestic goods responsibly

 
How to store leather furniture

How to store leather furniture

What’s the best way to store leather furniture?

 
7 hacks for storing domestic goods long-term

7 hacks for storing domestic goods long-term

Long-term storage: best practice

 
Prepare your house for the school holidays

Prepare your house for the school holidays

Declutter your home for a happier summer break

 
Make room for your growing family

Make room for your growing family

A new baby is one of the biggest life changes but extra storage space can make your life as a new parent easier

 
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

 
Reduce wedding stress with extra room

Reduce wedding stress with extra room

Use self-storage to give yourself space in the run-up to your wedding

 
Leaving student accommodation

Leaving student accommodation

Manage your college kit with our handy tips

 
Moving your goods safely

Moving your goods safely

7 tips for a safe move into storage

 
Helping an elderly relative use storage

Helping an elderly relative use storage

Using storage when you are a carer

 
How to organise your stored items

How to organise your stored items

Use the space in your storage unit efficiently

 
What items are banned from storage

What items are banned from storage?

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

 
How to store kitchen appliances

How to store kitchen appliances

The best way to store a fridge, cooker and washing machine

 
Save money on packing materials

Save money on packing materials

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

 
Choose the right self-storage facility

Choose the right self-storage facility

To get the most out of your storage unit, it’s vital to ensure it meets your needs

 
Five advantages of decluttering

Five advantages of decluttering

Keeping some of your possessions in storage will improve your life

 
Downsizing for retirement

Downsizing for retirement

How to use a storage unit when you move to a smaller home

 
Have you got a treasure trove in storage

Have you got a treasure trove in storage?

What saleable items are you storing?

 
Winter items to store now

Winter items to store now

Make self-storage part of your spring cleaning routine

 
How can I keep my storage costs down

How can I keep my storage costs down?

Six ways to reduce your self-storage costs

 
Protect your possessions from pests

Protect your possessions from pests

Are you worried about pests damaging your stuff?

 
Prevent mildew in self-storage

Prevent mildew in self-storage

Don’t let mould spoil your stored items

 
What happens at a storage auction

What happens at a storage auction?

All about self-storage auctions

 
Can I insure my vehicle in storage

Can I insure my vehicle in storage?

All the information you need about storing vehicles

 
A man in a yellow shirt and white hat holding a chair in front of a storage unit.

Can I work in a storage unit?

What can you do and not do in your storage unit?

 
How much does storage cost

How much does storage cost?

What will storing my stuff cost?

 
Four new years resolutions to cut clutter

Four new year’s resolutions to cut clutter

Four easy ways to get excess possessions out of your home

 
Shurgard Fire at South Croydon

Shurgard Fire at South Croydon

Potentially one of biggest fires in self storage history....

 
Managing unwanted Christmas gifts

Managing unwanted Christmas gifts

Deal quickly with your unwanted gifts

 
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

 
Clean sweep for Christmas

Clean sweep for Christmas

Your house is bigger than you think :   f ind the hidden space in your home this Christmas  

 
Clear out toys before Christmas

Clear out toys before Christmas

Are you dreading the influx of toys during the festive season? Follow these tips to give yourself some space

 
Get ready for cold conditions

Get ready for cold conditions

Are you prepared for snow?

 
A family enjoying their tidy hall

A well-ordered hall

These simple decluttering rules will keep your hall neat and functional

 
Tame your paper clutter

Tame your paper clutter

How long should I keep bank statements and other paperwork?

 
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 clean and tidy car interior, backseat

Tidy your car like a ninja

Here are my top tips to keep a well-ordered car

 
A classy brown shed with windows and a welcoming open door

It’s time to put summer away

Put your summer kit into storage with our handy autumn checklist

 
A pile of clean summer clothes

How to store summer clothes

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

 
Tidy your car

Tidy your car

Why is it worth tidying your car?

 
Is your clutter dangerous

Is your clutter dangerous?

Get organised for safety’s sake

 
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  

 
Bulk buying

Bulk buying

How to store groceries in bulk

 
Work your spare room harder

Work your spare room harder

Earning cash from your spare room !

 
Enjoy your decluttered spare room

Enjoy your decluttered spare room

A useable spare room has many benefits

 
Storing your canoe

Storing your canoe

Self-storage allows Mike to enjoy owning his hand-built canoe.

 
Why should I hang on to my CDs

Why should I hang on to my CDs?

Should I get rid of all my discs?

 
Papers photos and family history

Papers, photos and family history

Safe storage for the family archives

 
Guard against pests

Guard against pests

How to protect your stored clothes from moths

 
Make the most of your space

Make the most of your space

How can self-storage help you if you’re staying put?

 
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.

 
Upwardly mobile or not as the case maybe

Upwardly mobile or not as the case maybe....

A recent study indicated people were less likely to move house than they were some 30-40 years ago.

 
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.”

 

Why do some Self Storage operators insist on a minimum sum insured ?

We have been contacted by a number of customers who have expressed their displeasure that some self storage companies insisted they insure their goods for a minimum of £ 1,000, as in the case with Safestore, or even £ 2,000 with some others, even if their goods are only worth £ 500 or so.

 

Record Month for Store & Insure

 

Self Storage company backs down

 

Moving House has never been so easy...

Store and Insure have teamed up with insure your move so to make sure when your moving house or expanding your home we have you covered for every eventuality.

 

Customer frustration grows towards self storage companies...

Several major self storage companies continue to frustrate customers by insisting they purchase self storage insurance through themselves rather than from an independent provider such as ourselves where the cover is wider and far more competitively priced.

 

Store & Insure continues to grow...

Store & Insure have seen continued growth in the first two months of 2017 as more and more customers see the benefit of their competitive online self storage insurance facility. 

 

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.

 

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 .

 

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 .

 

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.

 

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.