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Category: Packing

Moving house – expert advice to pack your plates

Moving house – expert advice to pack your plates

A set of plates called ‘Famous Ladies’ by Bell and Grant was recently valued at a cool £1 million. Now, that’s a plate you don’t want to break during a house move! Ok, my set is Ikea, so cost is not such a concern – but I […]

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Storing Away Seasonal Clothes The Right Way

Storing Away Seasonal Clothes The Right Way

Summer means maxi dresses and sandals. Winter, unfortunately, doesn’t! For many months of the year you’ll be opting for warm and cosy instead of cool and floral. So, why keep out-of-season stuff cluttering up your wardrobe? Not the best use of space. Our advice? Reclaim your wardrobe […]

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What’s The Best Way to Pack Your Books and CDs?

What’s The Best Way to Pack Your Books and CDs?

‘I Want to Break Free’… and not to break the CD collection! From Adele to Queen, Austen to Zola – a music, book or film collection takes time to build. Each one representing a moment in time where you read it / saw it / listened to […]

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How to pack your china like a pro

How to pack your china like a pro

It is believed that breaking a mirror may bring you seven years of bad luck. But what about breaking your finest china or antique tea cups? Aside from the superstition part, remember that proper packing is essential to ensure your Villeroy & Boch’s collection survives for future […]

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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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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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Important things to remember when you move house – the story of a house mover

Important things to remember when you move house – the story of a house mover

Do you still remember the last time you moved out? I do! And I remember one thing: it all comes down to organization… and the right packing material! At a certain stage in life, we all are confronted with moving out. As for me, my husband and I […]

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