1. The declutter
2. Keep your desktop tidy
3. Office “to sort” zone
4. Storage furniture
5. Get a storage unit
A live hand grenade
It’s christmas time, the most wonderful time of the year. Your home will soon be host to family and friends visiting you over the christmas holiday. But as more people turn up, the less room you will have! You will have to pull out the emergency chairs and make the best of what little space you have. But there is another option, we at Multistore have some fantastic tips to maximize your space this holiday season.
The Christmas holiday season brings lots of cheer but also brings on a lot of hosting obligations. It’s always great to spend time with family and friends but fitting everyone in your living room or kitchen can be chaotic. Our first tip is an obvious one but also a wise option, declutter your home. You and your family gather up items which you never use or won’t be using for sometime and remove them from your home. Perhaps consider looking into a self storage room to store your items until you are ready to use them again.
The priority is to make room for your family, friends and maybe a few presents as well. Like preparing for a christmas meal some organization and planning goes a long way. After you have gathered up your items why not pack them away into boxes or clear containers, even better why not label them? Once you have organised your items you will need somewhere to store them, we offer many different types of self storage options at Multistore. When maximizing your living room space it might be worth considering opting for a small tree. We know that this a focal point of christmas, but by losing a little height off your tree you can maximize the space in your living room. This will allow for an extra relative or maybe extra present space. Also if you aren’t buying a real tree you can have one side of your artificial tree folded in which will allow for a lot more space. This is a great, simple option and makes all the difference without compromising the look of the tree.
We mentioned the emergency chairs being used at christmas, these can take up a lot of extra room in your living room/home. Foldable chairs are a great option, they fold away easily and can be stored away after christmas dinner.
How Our Self Storage Units In Guildford & Aldershot Can Help Keep Your Home Tidy
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How to organise your living room: 12 tips for living room organization
Spring is just around the corner and you know what that means! It’s time for a spring clean spruce about the house! I don’t know about you, but nothing gets us feeling more relaxed than having a good old fashioned tidy-up, removing all the clutter that’s been piling up since christmas (or we’re sure in some cases, since the last spring clean!).
1. Storage foot stools
This is style and comfort rolled into one! Now you have a practical reason for putting your feet up with a stylish foot stool. You’ll relax in the knowledge that all those pesky magazines, books and slippers are tucked away neatly whilst also providing an extra seat for additional guests. We’re helping you organise your living room in style!
2.Baskets that double up as clutter catchers
Although this may seem counterproductive when it comes to getting rid of clutter, but let’s face it, clutter is a natural occurrence in just about any home. This method of using baskets as clutter catchers are a fantastic way to isolate and organise your living room! If you have a couple, you can even assign them to each person in the home for them to sort and organise at a later date
3. Double the purpose of your bookshelves
We know that your book shelves are used to store books (obvious, right?) but why not go one step further? Utilise some small fabric boxes or wicker baskets and use those to keep your knick-knacks tucked away in a more presentable way!
4. Hooks under shelves
There can be a lot of dead space underneath your shelves. If your shelving can handle a little extra weight, why not use some practical hooks and hang your coats beneath them? They can also be used to store scarves, hats and even your keys
5. Use a shoe ladder shelf
How many times has you partner told you off for leaving your shoes out by the door? With a fancy shoe ladder shelf, this will be a thing of the past! Instead of tucking them away in the corner which could look messy and easily get out of control (if you’ve got a lot of shoes), why not show off with your best foot forward and add a shoe ladder shelf!
6. Install corner shelves
Hear us out with this one. When it comes to the corners of your room, it’s dead space! Using corner shelves are a great way to add a modern twist whilst organising your living room. You can use it to place gorgeous ornaments and show off your eclectic taste.
7. Get a storage coffee table
A storage coffee table is a great way to hide unsightly clutter. One of our favourite designs are lift top coffee tables as they allow for heaps of internal storage where you can tuck away extra blankets and unused pillows within. Alternatively, there are many styles that contain handy drawers or shelves.
8. Stair storage
We realise that this may not be an option for everyone, but for those of you with a staircase in the living room, it could be wise to utilise any storage space under the stairs. Whether this is a simple cupboard, or something more modern and trendy like stair storage shelves, these are a useful way to remove your clutter!
9. Floor to ceiling storage cupboards/walls
Imagine this: a beautiful, minimalistic room, with bare walls and modern furniture taking pride of place without a hint of clutter in sight. The reason? Floor to ceiling storage that pops out of the wall! Admittedly, these would be a much bigger investment, but the pay out at the end could mean that you always have space for your things.
10. Under sofa storage
This may seem obvious, but it’s surprising the amount of things you can store under s sofa! As an added tip, use vacuum sealing bags on things such as duvets and pillows to make them as flat as possible and store them under the settee! It doesn’t have to be a place for your pets to hide in the living room anymore!
11. TV cabinets
Gone are the days where DVDs were endlessly stored in the tv cabinets. Nowadays, everything is streamed online or stored in the cloud. The physical space that these have left behind are fantastic little treasure troves to store your bric-a-brac.
12. Remove the unused
It’s time to let go of all the things that don’t add to your living room. Remember Marie Kondo’s words, “If it does not spark joy” then it’s best to get rid!
How can our self storage solutions help your business?
Storing Important Documents –
While we are becoming an increasingly digital society, not everything can be stored in the cloud. Some important documents need to kept in the form of paper records and, if they reveal sensitive data, they need to be kept safe.
Documents such as these could include tax returns, invoices, employment records or receipts, just to name a few examples.
These records are typically not needed on a daily basis for a business, but it is still essential that they are stored safely. Rather than leaving them lying around an office where they could get in the way, be misplaced or damaged, it is a sensible idea to keep them in a self storage unit.
With a Multi-Store self storage unit in Guildford or Aldershot, you can rest assured that your important, confidential data records can be stored safely and securely out of the way. You will always be in complete control over who has access to these documents.
Use Your Self Storage Unit As A Warehouse —
These days more and more entrepreneurs are choosing to run their business entirely online. Depending on which industry you operate in, this can make perfect business sense due to avoiding the overhead costs of running a store. As business grows though, more space to store stock will be necessary. Stock can only be stored in your home/garage up to a certain point.
When this limit is reached, a self storage unit is an ideal next step for growing business ventures. It is much more cost effective than renting a warehouse/store, but provides all the same benefits.
Alternatively, if your business is one that requires you to work with expensive tools, it can be unsafe to store these in a van or in your garage overnight. Don’t take the risk of having your valuable business equipment stolen, spoiling your livelihood! If you operate your business within the Guildford or Aldershot areas, we recommend renting a local self storage unit with Multi-Store, to keep your business equipment safe at night.
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Self storage is a great lifehack for students, due to the fact that they are often on the move between halls and rented houses, with quite a few trips back home thrown in along the way. With so much moving around, it makes perfect sense to have some extra flexible storage space to work with. At MultiStore we offer exactly that, flexible space that is easily accessible when required yet also completely secure when you are not there. Not only are our storage facilities super convenient for students, we offer a discount on student storage in Guildford & Aldershot too!
1. Keep your valuables safe during the holidays
2. Lack of space in your room
One of the biggest problems you will face when moving into your room at university is fitting all your stuff into such a small space. You will not have the luxury you had at home of having spare rooms and a garage to keep things in.
This means you will have to start being more thoughtful with what you have in your space. Items that are not used on a daily basis might need to be kept in a self storage unit for access only when you need it.
3. Storing sports equipment
Getting active and involved in a sports team is a great thing to do while at university, it can massively improve your uni experience. The social aspect to it is every bit as worthwhile as the physical benefits.
However, for many sports you will need to invest in some equipment, which you will then have to find a way to keep in your already limited amount of space.
We frequently see people storing things such as cricket pads, golf clubs, hockey gear and much more in our self storage units. Don’t let storage space stop you trying out a new sport and socialising with new friends.
4. If you are planning on going travelling
What better time is there to travel the world than when you are young? We think you should explore all you can before you become a boring adult, tied down by things such as a job, marriage, kids, mortgages etc.
If you plan to go travelling immediately after you graduate, before settling down into that dream career, you will need somewhere to keep your belongings safe back in the UK. Your parents might not be so keen to take back all your stuff for a year if they’ve now rented out that spare room!
A self storage unit is a perfect solution for this.
5. For when you inevitably move accommodation
Students often move accommodation at the end of each academic year due to changing circumstances, perhaps meeting new friends (or deciding they don’t like their flatmates because they never wash up), etc.
When you move, there is a good chance there will be a delay between having to be out of your old room before you can move into your new one. In this situation a self storage unit could help make the transition less complicated and lot less stressful.
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MULTI-STORE Self Storage offers short and long term affordable and secure self contained storage solutions for both private and business use.
At MULTI-STORE Self Storage you will find easy-access storage rooms and mini-warehouses, with a multitude of sizes and prices starting from only £11 a week. Please see our website for our current special offers and pay-in-advance discounts.
MULTI-STORE SELF STORAGE OFFERS A NEW CONCEPT IN STORAGE SOLUTIONS
MULTI-STORE self storage, offers a new concept in self storage… mini warehousing – container style. Our fully waterproof and secure containers range in size from 40 to 160 sq feet and as they are all ground level, you simply drive up and start unloading.
Storage Depots in Shalford and Guildford are conveniently located with main road access and clients can enter 24/7 with a remote control that opens the electronic gates. Security is a key feature of the park as only the client retains the key to their storage unit and the premises are protected by CCTV.
PRIVATE SELF STORAGE
Whether you are moving house or just the kids moving out, redecorating or simply need to de-clutter to give more room in your home, MULTI-STORE Self Storage, offers the perfect safe, secure and economic space finding solution.
You can store nearly anything from books, clothes, furniture, personal possessions, sports equipment, to cars, bikes and even boats.
BUSINESS SELF STORAGE
For business users, whether you need space for storage of office furniture, documents, assembly materials and tools or warehouse storage for stock and plant, our containers offer an economic and flexible storage solution in comparison to traditional warehouse leasing.
There is no long term storage lease or complicated contract to sign, (please note we will need your ID card or passport) and you pay only for the space you require. If you suddenly need more space, or even less space, you can upscale or downscale your unit whenever you want: you pay only for the exact space you require.
MULTI-STORE SELF STORAGE RENTAL CONTRACTS
Our rental contracts are fully inclusive; there are no additional charges i.e. service or utility charges such as maintenance, lighting or security.
Furthermore, they also include free:
- If you need an insurance, we can provide one for £3.50 per month per thousand value.
- a complimentary removal service: we will arrange your first 2 hours removal into store for FREE.
RESERVING YOUR SELF STORAGE UNIT IS REALLY SIMPLE
Even though pre booking is not essential, you are encouraged to call us beforehand so that our staff can offer you advise and to check the availability of the storage room, depot or mini-warehouse that is most suitable for your needs.
You sign the rental contract, pay one-month rental deposit (Due to Changes by HM Revenue and Customs we have to start charging VAT on all storage as from October 1st 2012) and another month in advance.
We assign you a unit and you store your goods. When you no longer need your unit, you just give us two weeks notice and we refund your deposit within two weeks and since we charge per day, we also refund the money of the days you have not used your unit.
HOW TO CONTACT MULTI-STORE SELF STORAGE
Monday – Friday: 0800 – 1700, Saturday: 0900 – 1100or by appointment
FREEPHONE 0800 435 014 (+44 1483 456 865 from abroad)
When you are moving house -
This is one of the most common situations for which we see self storage being used. Financial complications involved with moving properties can sometimes mean that there is a delay between moving out of your previous home and moving into your new one. When stuck in this difficult in between stage, secure and reliable self storage offers the perfect solution.
Extra space can also come in useful when downsizing. Large items, such as expensive or sentimental pieces of furniture, may not fit in a new property. Renting a self storage unit will mean you do not have to sell items such as these or throw them away.
When you are undergoing home improvements -
When you run out of space -
When you are going travelling -
University students returning home for summer -
Students tend not to stay living in one property during their time at university, typically moving into new flats/houses for the start of each year. Over the long summer holidays this often means temporarily moving back home with parents. Rather than having to lug heavy electrical items or furniture back and forth each summer, it might make more sense for students to rent a personal storage unit instead.
We know money can be tight for students, which is why at Multi-Store we offer a student self storage discount!
You need somewhere to store your garden furniture -
There is a baby on the way -
You are going through a divorce -
You need somewhere to store stock for your business -
You need somewhere to store office furniture -
Office furniture and equipment is a necessity for most businesses but it does not come cheap. If you are moving offices, similar to if you are moving house, you might need somewhere to temporarily store your office furniture until the move is complete. Business storage units can be the perfect solution to avoid you having to buy brand new office furniture all over again.
Those are just 10 scenarios in which you could benefit from self storage services. Whatever it is you use your space for, make sure you choose a safe and secure facility such as Multi-Store. Multi-Store have top of the range self storage facilities in Guildford and Aldershot, catering for personal, business and student use. Visit our website to make a quote, or call us now on one of our numbers provided below.