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Local Family-Run Self Storage Company Celebrates Expansion

A family-run self storage company is celebrating its recent expansion in the picturesque surroundings of Long Marston in Warwickshire. The Reid family, which have been in business for over a century, opened Stratford Self Store nearly 30 years ago. The local company has since doubled in size and is going from strength to strength. Following an increase in demand for…

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Storage Unit in Divorce

**Benefits Of Having A Storage Unit During A Divorce**

Going through a divorce is a hard process. As well as the emotional stress involved there’s also the worry about selling your home and what you are going to do with all of your stuff. People can split up quickly and start the process of divorce, often without very much warning, meaning that rapid-fire decisions must be made about what…

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5 tips for decluttering your home and business

5 tips for decluttering your home and business At Stratford Self Store, we know that whether you’re moving house, re-decorating your offices or simply changing the look of your home or work space, you may wish to declutter and streamline your interiors. However, we also understand that you might not want to get rid of things that are precious, valuable,…

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5 reasons your business needs Stratford Self Store in its life

Many people use self-storage in their personal lives, perhaps if they’re downsizing, moving in with a partner or a student moving away from university during the summer months. All of these reasons mean that you might have surplus furniture and possessions that need a temporary or long-term home and Stratford Self Store is the perfect solution. But have you ever…

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How can Stratford Self Store help you to sell your home?

They say moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do, and it is one of those experiences that is filled with emotions. You’re excited by what’s to come, but first you have to find a buyer, accept an offer, and then there is the challenging sales process to navigate before you can grab your new keys and move in.

Let’s rewind a little. Before you put your home on the market, you need to get it ready for sale. Known as ‘home staging’, estate agents will tell you that this is a crucial step in selling your home. Home staging shows off your home and its key features so that buyers can see themselves living there. The fact is, a home that is staged for sale will often sell quicker and for a higher price than one that isn’t.

This is all well and good, but what does this have to do with Stratford Self Store? How can a storage company help sell your home?

One of the first things you do when you are looking to stage your home is de-clutter. Our homes are filled with stuff we have gathered over the years, and things with sentimental value. Although we don’t want to get rid of some of these items, we know that they can be packed up and put away, as they will not be needed before the move.

When de-cluttering, it is best to divide things into sections. First, a ‘pack away’ pile, as above, then a box for things you are going to let go and donate to charity, a bin bag for items that have maybe seen better days, and finally, a place for things you are going to keep in your home.

TIP: The more you can pack away now at this early stage, the easier it will be when you have to pack up the rest of your home.

When de-cluttering, take a room at a time; every draw, cupboard and shelf should be targeted, and don’t forget your furniture. As Nikki from Warwickshire Home Finders tells us, “The furniture in each room should be relevant, e.g. a bed should always be in a bedroom, and every room should have a clear purpose. You may have large or unusual pieces of furniture that you love, but if they dominate a room rather than being part of its décor, think about removing them if you are trying to sell your home.”

A storage unit provides you with the perfect place to store your packed boxes and large or unusual furniture until you have moved into your own home. Affordable and incredibly accessible, we provide you with a stress-free solution to help you stage your home for sale.

To find out other ways in which we can support you when you’re moving home, contact us today on:
01789 720027

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5 stunning container homes

Containers are used for many things, from shipping to, as in our case, storing your belongings. Who would have thought that we might also want to live in them? Even more than that, they have been transformed into architecturally stunning properties. Some of you may have seen the episode of George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces where Max McMurdo, an up-cycling expert…

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