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Emma Knight

SUCCESSFUL CHECKLIST FOR SPRING CLEANING

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After a long and cold winter, it’s finally April and the weather is getting a little bit warmer. The trees are blossoming, and the sun is shining. When the air is not so cold, you want to open the windows and let the warm air into your house. But to really refresh your house, opening a window isn’t enough. Therefore, we’ve put together a successful checklist for spring cleaning to help you prepare your house for the warm weather. First,…

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How to start the new year off right

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Every new year we want to start it off right and we make resolutions we end up not following. We think of the new year as an occasion to reinvent ourselves, which we totally can, but maybe instead of making big plans, we could start small instead. This way, it’s easier to achieve what we set for ourselves. Here are some ideas and some totally realistic resolutions we can all work on for 2022. Start the new year off right…

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HOW TO STORE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

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Shopping for Christmas decorations is very exciting. You want new baubles for your tree, and you have decided on a specific colour palette. You want the tree to match your new garland, and you can’t get enough of LED fairy lights and Christmas candles to give your house that extra cosiness. It’s a lot of fun to set everything up, and it’s very rewarding too. If you’re a family, maybe there’s a couple of arguments about how to set up…

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What to do in London this November

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Central London has so many activities to offer, we all know that. It’s busy, it’s hectic, and you never run out of things to do. And that’s the beauty of London. But with so many things to do, it can be hard to make up your mind. So here’s a list of activities to do throughout the month of November. Guy Fawkes Night November means it’s time to take out your Christmas decorations, but also your fireworks. Because it’s Guy…

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Domestic self-storage during Covid-19

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As a result of the global growth the self-storage sector is experiencing, its expected value by 2026 stands at £4.10 billion in Europe alone. In 2019, the Self-Storage Association (SSA) reported that there are over 1500 self-storage facilities in the UK, for both domestic and business purposes. Although this number is smaller when compared to other countries such as the US or Australia, the UK still ranks highest in Europe with the number of facilities it has, followed by France…

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Why should you fall in love with wardrobe storage?

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Recently, we have seen a huge uplift in our customers wanting to store their clothes! Whether it be a few vacuum bags of seasonal jackets or even an entire wardrobe, here at Urban Locker we believe that we are fully equipped to handle all of you wardrobe storage needs! Safe as houses When storing precious items such as wedding dresses or a pair a really expensive trainers, you may be apprehensive about storing away from home. At Urban Locker, we…

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How can you use a storage unit?

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A storage unit is the perfect solution to tackle an overcrowded garage or shed. It’s ideal for storing your belongings when in the process of moving house, or to simply keep things safe that you don’t currently have the room for. However, we’ve seen many of our customers really think outside the box when it comes to putting their self-storage units to good use. It seems that there are limitless ways to get the most out of this extra space….

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Latest Coronavirus Update 2021

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At Urban Locker, the health and well-being of our customers and colleagues is and always has been our number one priority. Safety for everyone.Our store is generally low intensity in terms of use. Nevertheless, we have conducted a risk assessment as per the latest Government guidance and have taken appropriate measures to ensure our store is “Covid-secure” premises. Our store will continue to maintain the same COVID-19 protections such as Perspex reception screens, hand sanitizing stations, floor distancing markers and…

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Creative ways to use a storage unit in 2021

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A storage unit is the perfect solution to tackle an overcrowded garage or shed. It’s ideal for storing your belongings when in the process of moving house, or to simply keep things safe that you don’t currently have the room for. However, we’ve seen many of our customers really think outside the box when it comes to putting their self-storage units to good use. It seems that there are limitless ways to get the most out of this extra space….

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Is Self Storage Expensive?

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Self storage is a valuable service that allows individuals to securely store their belongings away from their home or office. Whether you are moving house and need a temporary solution or wish to store important files over a long period of time, you can find a storage solution to suit. Some people consider self storage expensive, and there is no doubt that it may incur significant costs depending on what they are storing and how long for. But when calculating…

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Fall in love with the freedom of wardrobe space!

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The last of the winter chill is leaving us and the spring sunshine is peeking through the clouds, so it is time to get the summer wardrobe ready! Now is the time to embrace the new season with a new wardrobe. Pulling out your embarrassing summer shorts or your garden party dresses is fun, but few of us have wardrobe space large enough to store a year’s worth of clothes! If you struggle to accommodate your summer and winter wardrobe…

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WITH STORAGE UNITS OFFERING BUSINESS SERVICES, WHY CHOOSE ANYONE ELSE?

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You might think that working for a storage facility doesn’t involve a great deal of customer interaction. However, here at Urban Locker you’ll be pleasantly surprised. It’s a hub for business, full of friendly chatter and like minded business minds enjoying a socially distanced coffee! That’s because storage in the UK is a rapidly growing entity, offering more than just an empty, lockable space ready for boxes of ageing paperwork. At Urban Locker you’ll find entrepreneurs using their spaces as workshops,…

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR HOME OFFICE SPACE

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DID YOU START OFF 2021 WITH PLENTY OF GOOD INTENTIONS? You probably meant to work smarter, be more focused and pro-active, set goals and so on. Here we are, one month in, and all that positive mindset is waning away in the harsh light of wintery mornings and back to back zoom calls. It’s difficult to be focused if your work environment is not inviting. It’s time to stand still, take a look around you and think, what can you…

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HOME SECURITY FROM THE OUTSIDE

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Have you ever wondered how secure your home is? With our homes containing our most valuable possessions, we all need to be a little more savvy in how to make our home safe. The police say that homes with no security measures are five times more likely to be targeted than those with some simple security in place security. At Urban Locker we take security very seriously – All of our storage units are individually alarmed and protected by round…

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Our opening hours for Christmas 2020

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Christmas is here! As Christmas is fast approaching, we wanted to share with you our opening hours. You can access your unit at any different times over the Christmas period, so please do check if the facility is open before arriving. Our Reception opening hours Even the Urban self-storage elves need a bit of time to eat turkey – here’s when you can contact us or pay us a visit. Reception Opening Hours; Wednesday Dec 23rd; Normal hours Thursday Dec 24th; 9am…

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We are still open for business!

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At Urban Locker, the health and well-being of our customers and colleagues is our number one priority. Following the latest government announcements regarding the national lockdown, we would like to confirm what this means for the self storage industry. This time around we are much more informed and have been able to react much faster. Our self storage facility will remain open for use by essential services, those businesses that remain open and those individuals permitted to travel under government…

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Are you ready for Christmas?

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Did you start the year off with every intention of being organised, being on time, and finding a better hiding place for presents rather than the boot of your car? Every year, many of us will say ‘I will be more organised this Christmas’ but every year Christmas comes around with bang, and organisation is the last thing on own minds. If there is anything this year has taught us, give yourself a break! As we are all in the…

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