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Christiane’s story: where to store a loved one’s belongings?

Christiane’s story: where to store a loved one’s belongings?

When you are going through life’s ups and downs, you’d be surprised how much self-storage can help. Meet Christiane and her family and find out why she stores her belongings at Shurgard. WHO? Christiane is a mum and a former teacher. She used to live with her […]

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Claudio’s story: what to do when you’re in between houses?

Claudio’s story: what to do when you’re in between houses?

There are so many situations in which self-storage can come in handy. Want to know more? Read on! Over the next five weeks, some of our customers will be sharing their personal storage experiences with us. Who? Our first customer is Claudio. He is the lead singer […]

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Surviving a House Move with Children

Surviving a House Move with Children

In to Uni. In with mates. In with the boyfriend. In with the husband. I’ve moved to a new house several times, but this latest move has been the most difficult… moving with a small child! They don’t understand patience, or the fact those cardboard boxes aren’t […]

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From ‘For Sale’ to ‘Sold’

From ‘For Sale’ to ‘Sold’

We have seen the UK housing market going crazy for years. House prices soaring and demand for housing being so high, that homes have been sold in minutes. In the last few months, however, we have started to see less activity in the market with reports that […]

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To buy or to build? That’s the question!

To buy or to build? That’s the question!

You want to invest in a home or a flat. But should you build a brand-new home or renovate an existing property? It’s important to have a good think about what kind of home you want and where you want to live. Take all the time you […]

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How to prepare for the big move : our top tips and checklists

How to prepare for the big move : our top tips and checklists

Moving to a new place is an exciting adventure. But there’s a lot to do and you want it to run smoothly. Of course you can count on your family and friends to give you a hand, but don’t forget the responsibility lies on your shoulders. So […]

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How to survive a home renovation?

How to survive a home renovation?

Buying a house that needs a renovation may seem pretty overwhelming. But if you are well prepared, building works don’t have to be a nightmare. We’ve come up with some top tips to help you survive the dust, mess and muddy builders’ boots. 1. Pre-organise Take some […]

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Making your home elderly-friendly

Making your home elderly-friendly

Picture source: Evening Standard Multigenerational living is on the rise. Higher house prices, longer lifespans and increasing care costs mean more people are choosing to move mum or dad into their home. We can see the appeal, it’s an opportunity to re-connect and share new experiences with […]

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The tiny house movement that’s taking over the UK

The tiny house movement that’s taking over the UK

Growing up, the dream was a house in the country complete with huge garden and pool. Then reality (and adulthood) hits and you can barely afford your weekly shop, let alone London rent or the laughable idea of owning your own place. As home ownership becomes more […]

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Corrie or Emmerdale? Important questions to ask before moving an elderly parent in

Corrie or Emmerdale? Important questions to ask before moving an elderly parent in

Love them or loath them, you only get one family and as parents get older, the time may come when roles reverse. Making the decision to move an older family member into your home can be one of the toughest in your life. These questions are a […]

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