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Decluttering before moving – make moving less stressful

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Moving home can be a stressful experience for all involved, one of the best ways to move stress-free is to remove the “junk” from your home before the big day. In this article today we will look at the importance of decluttering before moving. Why declutter before moving house? You’re moving anyway, why not just take all of your items with you and throw them into a van? There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, taking your unwanted items with you…

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Top reasons why Shoreditch is an excellent place to start a business.

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So you have decided to start a business and you’re now looking for your headquarters, great keep on reading because today we will look at why Shoreditch is a good place to start a business. Shoreditch is a safe area of London that has its own style and nothing here is ordinary. With top restaurants, great artwork, innovative businesses and great transport links, Shoreditch is one of the best places in London to start a business, but let’s dive more into…

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When do year 11’s finish school?

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The school year for all pupils can be a stressful time but for year 11’s in particular it can be more challenging than usual. During year 11 students will do their GCSEs and providing they pass they will then go on to doing their A-Levels before eventually going to University. Because of this, Year 11 Students finish school earlier than all other year groups. This will vary from school to school but on average year 11’s finish school in the middle to…

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Can I retake my final year at University?

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University can be a stressful time for everyone, sure most people think about parties, socialising and moving out for the first time but ultimately the goal at University is to pass your course so you can go on and pursue a career you are interested in. Sometimes failing is a part of life and when you fail you can feel disheartened. In this instance, if you have failed your final year at University, don’t panic. Can you retake your final…

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What should you do with unwanted furniture?

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Just bought new furniture for your home? Exciting times, but if you are like many of us you now have to figure out what you are going to do with your old furniture. Buying large furniture means that you can’t just put your old stuff in the bin. You can’t leave it out the front of your home either like you see some doing as it’s illegal to do so and you can get a big fine for it. So…

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What size storage unit do I need?

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Self storage containers come in a variety of sizes. When looking to hire a self storage unit it can be difficult to know what size storage unit you need.  To make selecting a storage unit easier for you, in this blog post we will be looking at the different size storage units that are available and what you could potentially store inside them. By the end of the article, you should know exactly what size storage unit you need, so…

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How to keep your office space tidy

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Having an office space is great, whether it’s a designed space at home or at your company’s headquarters. However, having an extra bit of space also means it can get a bit messy. If you struggle with keeping your office tidy, this blog article is for you. Having a cluttered desk has plenty of downfalls. Working in a messy environment may also decrease your levels of productivity and effectiveness. If your desk is tidy, you will spend less time looking…

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Best Parks in East London

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East London is a great place to live and to visit, it has some of the best restaurants in London and more cool bars and clubs than you could ever need but if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle it also has some amazing parks that are worth visiting. If you want to get away from the hectic life that London often brings then here are some of the best parks to visit in East London. Victoria Park As…

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Best Gyms in East London

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If you are moving to East London or have just moved and you’re looking to explore the area this post is for you. Today we will be looking at some of the best gyms in East London for you to get your sweat on, get healthy and be in shape. Muscle Works Gym Muscle works gym was founded by Savvas Kyriacou in 1988 and the original gym is still active in East London today. Located in Bethnal Green it covers over 8,000…

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How many hours can a student work in the UK?

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As you grow older it’s only natural that you will need more money as you will start to experience the world more. You may have new hobbies, join new clubs, start eating out more and do a range of other activities that you have never done before. All of this costs money, and for most of us our parents can only fund so much of it, for the rest you will more than likely need a job. Today we will…

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Work Experience Year 10. 50+ Ideas to choose the best work experience placement for you.

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Work Experience in Year 10 is an invaluable experience where you can get first-hand knowledge about a job or industry that you may be interested in joining in the future. Not only does work experience help you with finding areas that could interest you but it also helps you rule out other areas. With work experience, you will learn valuable skills that will not only look good on your CV but will also help you when applying for university or…

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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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Moving house with a fish tank

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Moving home can be a difficult time for everyone involved. Packing your house up can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Depending on the items you have in your home this could take even longer. One of the most difficult items to move is the fish tank. Moving your fish tank can seem like a daunting experience and if you move a few times in your life you will have to experience the stress of moving…

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How to pack glasses for moving

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When moving home it’s important to pack your belongings safely and efficiently. Packing your house can be time-consuming and if done wrong you could end up with damaged items. The kitchen is one of the most difficult rooms to pack as you have both heavy items and fragile items. Packing plates and glasses is one of the most difficult things to do when moving home so today we will be looking at how you can protect your wine glasses and…

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How to pack plates for moving.

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When moving home, packing your own items can be tricky. Large items can be heavy to move on your own while smaller items such as plates and glasses can be fragile and break easily. Then you get large items which are fragile such as fish tanks. Today we will look at the best way to pack your plates for a move, along with all of the materials you will need. The kitchen is one of the most difficult rooms to…

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How to pack heavy items for moving

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Packing your house when moving can be stressful and it can be made more difficult when you are packing heavy items. Today we will look at some of the best ways you can pack large items so they survive the move to your new home. When packing heavy items you will want to make sure they are protected against getting dropped, protected from having other items leaning or sitting on them and you should also think of how the temperature…

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How long does it take to pack a house?

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Moving homes is a stressful time for all involved. It’s also time-consuming but how long does it take to pack everything in your home for the big move? Today we will look at the average time taken to pack a house and things that can then affect this. So how long does it take to pack a house? It takes 3 to 5 days to pack a 3 bedroom house. If your house is smaller or larger you can adjust…

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What to do in Shoreditch.

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If you are moving to Shoreditch or live in the area and want to know what you can do in Shoreditch this is the article for you. Shoreditch is known for its street art and hipster vibes so when you are looking for things to do in Shoreditch you usually get lists recommending visiting street art and some hipster cafes and markets. Our guide does include street art, hipster cafes and markets but it also includes some different things. Shoreditch…

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What age do you start and finish University?

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Going to university is something that many students look forward to, it’s their first shot at independence and the first time that they will move out of their family home. It’s an exciting time and if you are reading this then you are probably looking to start university soon.  At what age do you start and finish university? Typically you leave school or college at 18 and start and finish university at 21. There are exceptions to this, such as if you…

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What is the average age to move out in the UK

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As a young person moving out of your parents home and going to university or moving into a new home is a huge step. For some, the parental home is all you have known, so moving out can take you out of your comfort zone, but it can also make you grow as a young adult. But when exactly is the right time to move home? and what is the average age to move out in the UK? In 2022,…

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Is Open University worth it?

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With most of the world switching to remote work it makes sense that online degrees are becoming popular. The open university has been around for many years now but sometimes people are unsure if it’s as valuable as a traditional degree where you study at university. Today we will look at the Open University to see if it’s worth attending and if it can improve your career prospects. What is the Open University? The open university is a distance learning…

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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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When do A-Levels Start and Finish?

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If you want to study at university you are going to need enough UCAS points to be accepted as a student. UCAS points are earned from the scores that you get in your A-Level exams or BTEC level equivalent. Knowing the timeframe for your a level exam is going to help you be better prepared and as a result, help you achieve better grades come results day so that you can process to higher education at University level. Students often…

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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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When do Universities confirm your place?

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Applying to go to university is a stressful time, not only do you have to worry about writing the perfect mission statement for university. You also have to worry about selecting the right course, the right university and you even have to do exams on top.  With all of this stress piling up you then have to worry about the first choice university offering you a place to study with them. Constantly worrying and checking if you have any offers…

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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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Where to live in East London – East London Location Guide

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Over the last few years, East London has become one of London’s trendiest places to live. With a wide range of areas to live in, there is something for everyone here. From chic to luxury East London has it all.   In this post, we will look at where to live in East London so you can make an informed choice if you are looking to move here. If you are looking to move you should know that we offer affordable self…

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Where to eat in East London – The Best restaurants in East London revealed.

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If you have just moved into the area and you haven’t quite set up your kitchen and dining room or you simply want to enjoy the food scene in East London, we got you.   And of course, if you have just moved into the area or you are considering moving into East London we have some storage in East London that would be convenient for you. With that said, let’s look at some of the best restaurants in East London….

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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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Storage ideas for small spaces

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When you’re a bit squeezed for space in your Shoreditch apartment, clever storage solutions can help you make the most of the smaller corners available. Luckily there are some clever, simple and altogether ingenious ideas that can maximise the area you have available. All you need to do is decide where you need more storage.  In the kitchen If there is one place that we fill with clutter, it’s the kitchen. Drawers full of gadgets we don’t use, a collection…

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How to set up your home office

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Over the last few months, many of us have had a taste of working from home, and it seems a large portion of us would like to carry on. Researchers say that the majority of us want to continue working from home more often than we were before lockdown, with the option of combining a part week in the office. The current crisis has meant many of us creating temporary home working spaces. However, if you were planning on making…

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Coronavirus Update

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At Urban Locker Self Storage, the health and well-being of our customers and colleagues is our number one priority. To support our customers and colleagues through this difficult time, we will be operating during the following hours: Monday to Saturday: 9am – 5pmSunday: Closed Our storage facility is not a high traffic premises but nevertheless we have made adjustments to staffing levels and service offerings to minimise person-to-person contact. In addition, our colleagues have intensified the daily cleaning levels of…

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Top tips for moving day

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Moving house is one of the most stressful events in your life, or so we are told. So, how can you make moving day just a little easier? With a little bit of pre-planning, we’ll help you take the pain out of packing and help your first day in your new home happen without a hitch. Label your boxes It sounds obvious, but labelling the outside of your box with basic information makes moving a little bit simpler. Write down…

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What to keep when you leave home

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  You’re moving out of your parent’s house and into your first home of your own. You’ve ordered your sofa, found a bed and even remembered the saucepans. But what are you going to do with the rest of your things? You might be thinking about all the new things you can get for your home, but you’ll soon find your parents on the doorstep with a car full of your childhood toys and teenage clutter. You might not see…

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How self storage can help your business grow

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  You’ve taken the plunge, you’ve left the rat race and set up your own business. Now, how can you make it grow? You’ve got the laptop lifestyle, setting your own hours and working from any location that suits you. It sounds ideal – but you’ll soon find that running a business from your home has some drawbacks. If you need a bit of space to expand, self storage might just be the answer you need. Secure space and room…

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Five great places for coffee in Shoreditch

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Shoreditch is a fabulous mix of small businesses, entrepreneurs and large companies, all mixing together in an exciting blend of creativity. All that inspiration needs fuel, so we’ve put together some of our favourite places to visit nearby for a coffee catch up or a lovely lunch. Paper and Cup, Calvert Street Looking for inspiration? Then where else to meet than in this quirky café surrounded by literary works. The Paper and Cup is a not-for-profit social enterprise that offers…

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Tips to beat the January blues

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The festive season is ending – a whole new year beckons. But the first few weeks are always a bit of a drag. Not only are you back at work, but it’s winter, the days are damp and the evenings are dark. So, what can you do to beat the January blues? Set some goals  They might be personal ones or business ones – but having goals gives you something to work towards, and some motivation. Create a series of…

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Survive the festive season with self-storage

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  We all love a family Christmas, and plenty of homes will fill up this year with grandparents and guests joining us for the day. But with so many people squeezed into one space for a day or two, we can start to feel a little stifled. Make things easier this year, and avoid the traditional family row over the sprouts, by giving everyone a little extra room. Make way for the tree What is Christmas without a tree? Sparkly…

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Keep your valuables – and your secrets – safe with us.

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We all have a secret or two that we would prefer that no one found out about it. Mine, I’m not ashamed to say, is books. Stacks and stacks of books of all ages, many genres, and of varying value – but to me they are all priceless. I’ve had this bookworm ‘habit’ since I was at school. I do own a Kindle, but there is still nothing more enjoyable than sinking onto the sofa or lying in on a…

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Top five collectables – collecting, and keeping, treasures of the future

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  Collecting, for some, might be just a fad that goes away as you grow out of your childhood. Remember the buzz you felt getting those football stickers, POGS, trolls, beanie bears or Top Trump cards from the 80s and early 90s. Each time we’d beg our parents or stumble through household chores for some extra pocket money to buy more – and then trade them with friends or keep them as something to treasure. Until the next collectable fad…

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Make the most of the summer holidays in London

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We are already part way through the summer holidays and by now I’m sure the children are getting as edgy as the adults. With the hot weather looking like it’s here to stay, now’s the time to make the most of a staycation in London Experience a city farm There are plenty of city farms for the whole family to enjoy – and they don’t need to cost the earth. Children and parents can enjoy seeing a touch of the…

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Considering moving to Shoreditch? We’re not sure you should.

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We all know what an amazing city London is to live in – you have the world at your fingertips, creativity in your lap, and diversity on your plate. But why would anyone want to relocate to an area with a reputation such as Shoreditch?  If you are considering moving to the east end of London keep on reading. It’s all about location in Shoreditch The Shoreditch Triangle includes the High Street, Old Street and Great Eastern Street, stretching towards…

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Help reduce food waste with The Felix Project

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Have you ever thought about volunteering? If you have spare time, or want to meet new people, it’s a great way of getting involved in your local community. In fact, these are just 2 reasons why people volunteer. 49% of people say they volunteer in order to help people, while other reasons include learning new skills or because the cause was important personally. Sometimes it’s just a matter of finding the right job. How about getting out and about on…

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Finding hidden gems in charity shops

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If you are a natural bargain hunter, enjoy having a rummage to find a worthy treasure, or love the chase, a charity shop can be a goldmine of fun and winning finds. Labels, designed clothing and as-good-as-new gifts – once you start looking, you might just get addicted. If there is one thing London has plenty of, it’s charity shops – and plenty of people who have finished their spring clean, donating clothes that are as good as new. Remember, charity shops…

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Top ways to enjoy the summer in London on a budget

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The sun has been shining, we’ve had a glimpse of the summer ahead and we want to make the most of it. What better way than to visit our beautiful capital city and explore. If you are visiting London this summer, the last thing you want to do is spend your time underground, travelling the tube to your destinations. Luckily, you don’t have to. Sometimes the best way to find places you didn’t know existed is to put down maps and sat…

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Simple and natural cleaning tips for your home

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It’s that time of the year to start spring cleaning, and it’s a task many of us dread. There are plenty of great ways to reduce the effort though, so we thought we’d save you some time and scour the internet for the best in cleaning tips using some natural home ingredients. Sparkling windows  You can buy all sorts of cleaners that work specifically on the glass in your house. Or you can save some pennies, and use a simple…

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How to prepare your home for Airbnb guests

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We assume by now that most people have heard of Airbnb. It’s a simple room letting website that is growing in popularity very quickly. In fact, there are 640,000 hosts on the website, offering short or long term rentals. Over 25,000 of these are in London, so if you are considering offering a room or your flat out, you’ll need prepare your home in advance to get great reviews and stand out. Plenty of Airbnb hosts live in their home,…

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Four businesses that can be run from self storage units

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Have you every considered setting up your own business, but been stumped at one of the first hurdles – affordable premises? Whether you need a whole workroom, space for piling stock and boxes, or just a safe, secure locker for items that can’t be left in the house, self storage is the answer. Low cost, flexible contracts and secure access – everything you need to get your new business up and running. Not sure what you could do with the…

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How to avoid decluttering regrets in 2018.

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As we head into 2018 and clear away all those decorations, it’s the traditional time to start thinking about decluttering. New year, fresh starts, clean outlooks – it all speaks to our need for space. How often, though, do you start January with great intentions just to find all that enthusiasm has disappeared by February? Join the gym for a year, only to find that by March you no longer go? You don’t want to get rid of your shoe…

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Christmas Opening Hours 2017

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The Urban Locker Self Storage opening hours over the Christmas period are as follows: 23rd December: 10am t0 2pm (24hr access stops at 2pm) 24th December: CLOSED (no access for 24hr customers) 25th December: CLOSED (no access for 24hr customers) 26th December: CLOSED (no access for 24hr customers) 27th December: 10am to 4pm 28th December: Normal Operating Hours 29th December: Normal Operating Hours 30th December: 9am to 5pm 31st December: CLOSED (24hr access available until 4pm) 1st January: CLOSED (no access for 24hr customers) 2nd January:…

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Top reasons for using coworking spaces in Old Street, Shoreditch

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Coworking spaces are increasingly popular across London– with over 150 venues now available in the capital, occupied by a growing population of mobile workers. It’s not just freelancers that enjoy the benefits – start-ups with small numbers of employees benefit from the lower costs and established companies appreciate the chance to share ideas. A number of popular coworking spaces have grown in the Old Street and Shoreditch areas, unsurprisingly due to the growth of technology companies around Silicone Roundabout. Here…

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Need more space? Get out and about in Shoreditch this Autumn

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The weather is turning colder, the nights are darker – it’s the time of year we start to think about getting home quicker and huddling together in front of the cosy fire. Of course, spending more time in the house does mean you’re all on top of each other. If you like a little bit more space, we’ve looked for some great ways to get out and about in the Shoreditch area this autumn, and remember if you do need…

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Top events this Autumn in London

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It’s Autumn, and you might think that the change in season signals the end of festivals for the year. However, we know that London always has something on offer, so we’ve picked out our top choices of festivals and events happening this October. BFI London Film Festival The British Film Industry London Film Festival takes place between 4th and 15th October, with events taking place across London. The 61st festival celebrates the newest and best films from over 50 countries. The…

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Top tips for storing your wine

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  Whether you prefer a crisp dry white or a fruity red, we all enjoy a glass of wine now and then. But, if you want to take your wines a little more seriously, save a good bottle for a special occasion or even start a collection, then the first thing to consider is the best ways to store your bottles. We’ve all seen wine cellars on TV, with row after row of bottles, all carefully laid on their sides,…

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Summer Storage for Students

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Summer Storage for Students If you are a student looking at the approaching summer with glee, you’ll know there are just a couple more pesky details to take care of before you can relax. Sorting out somewhere to live next year is one of them – and it can be a bit of a headache, not least because of all the belongings you’ve collected this last year. Whether you’re moving into a shared house, lucky enough to stay in halls…

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Is working from home affecting your health?

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The home business lifestyle sounds wonderful to so many of us. Flexibility to take a day off whenever we want, working from coffee shops or sitting in the glorious British sunshine and meeting with clients - it all sounds so perfect. The reality is often quite different. Many small business owners find themselves working far longer hours, with the divide between work and home life blurred. You may have chosen to be your own boss for the flexibility, but it’s...
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Top tips for preparing your clothes for storage

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Top tips for preparing your clothes for storage Whether it’s storing seasonal clothes, saving baby outfits for future siblings or just keeping the ‘one day it’ll fit’ wardrobe, your clothing will last longer if you prepare it for storage carefully. Clean and tidy It’s always a good idea to launder your clothes before you store them. Over time dirt and stains will dry and mark clothing, making it harder to remove them later, and food markings may still smell tasty…

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Top five tips to a successful spring clean

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Top five tips to a successful spring clean The sun is shining, the days are getting lighter and the daffodils are out in force. Spring is finally here and that means one thing – it’s time for the annual spring clean. Throw the windows open, turn up your favourite music and get the gloves on – it’s time to start scrubbing. The entire family can get involved as you face down the winter clutter. But don’t just rush in –…

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Easter 2017 Opening Hours

Easter Opening Hours 2017

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Here are the opening hours for Easter weekend 2017: Thursday 13th April: Normal Opening Hour Friday 14th April: 10am to 2pm Saturday 15th April: 10am to 2pm Sunday 16th April: Closed Monday 17th April: 10am to 2pm Tuesday 18th April: Normal Opening Hours We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause. If you have any questions please call us on 020 3637 0850 or email oldstreet@urbanlocker.co.uk.

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Helping small businesses grow with secure self-storage

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Helping small businesses grow with secure self-storage Small business owners account for over 99% of all businesses in the UK. It’s clear that the competition to boost your profits is going to be fierce – and that you need an edge to keep you ahead of the pack. Of course, that means keeping in touch with trends and having a turnover of stock that attracts new customers to your door and keeps your regulars interested with fresh new products and…

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What is self storage?

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If you’ve never used self storage before you might be wondering how it all works? Fortunately, it is pretty simple. A self storage facility contains a number of rooms in which you can store your personal or business belongings. Think of it as a hotel for your stuff! A typical self storage facility will offer a range of different sized rooms. These rooms can be as small as 10ft2 and as big as 500ft2. This means that you only pay…

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9 Realistic New Year’s Resolution Ideas

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9 Realistic New Year’s Resolution Ideas Here we are, half way through January, and by now many of us will have already given up on our New Year Resolutions. Often that’s because, in the excitement of a new year and feeling replete from a month of festivities, drinking and eating, we set ourselves targets that are unrealistic or overly ambitious. As the month winds on and enthusiasm wanes, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and quietly give up. That’s why we…

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Christmas Opening Hours 2016/17

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The Urban Locker Self Storage opening hours during the Christmas and New Year break are as follows: 23rd December – 9.00am to 5.00pm 24th December – 9.00am to 2.00pm (No customer access after 2.00pm) 25th to 26th December – CLOSED (No access for existing customers) 27th December – CLOSED (Existing customer access only) 28th December to 30th December – 9.00am to 5.00pm 31st December – 9.00am to 2.00pm (No customer access after 2.00pm) 1st January – CLOSED (No access for existing customers)…

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Easter 2017 Opening Hours

Easter 2016 Opening Hours

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Here are the opening hours for Easter weekend 2016: Thursday 24th March: Normal Opening Hours Friday 25th March: Closed Saturday 26th March: Closed Sunday 27th March: Closed Monday 28th March: 10.00 to 14.00 Tuesday 29th March: Normal Opening Hours We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause. If you have any questions please call us on 020 3637 0850 or email oldstreet@urbanlocker.co.uk.

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Looking to move house? How self storage can help you grab a bargain.

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Looking to move house? How self storage can help you grab a bargain. There’s no doubt about it, moving home really is the most stressful occasion in anyone’s life. From advertising your property, getting viewers and trying to find you next property to the nightmare of ‘the chain’ and all of the hiccups and occurrences that can happen before completion, it’s a real headache. However, it doesn’t have to be this way and if you’re prepared to put up with…

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Christmas Opening Hours 2015

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We will be operating restricted opening hours over the Christmas period. Please take note of the following: 24th December : 08.30 to 14.00 25-27th December – Closed 28th December – 10.00 to 14.00 29-30th December : Normal Hours (0830 – 1800) 30th December : 08.30 – 18.00 31st December – 08.30 to 14.00 1st December – Closed 2nd December – Normal Hours If you have any questions please call us on 020 3637 0850 or email OldStreet@urbanlocker.co.uk.

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Document Self Storage

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Is self storage for storing company documents? Whether they are private or public, documents are valuable assets that keep records of all dealings. Private documents can easily be stored in the home in a special place made available for that purpose. Company documents however are so varied and voluminous in nature that over time, they can clutter office space and make it difficult for staff to navigate the company office floor. A document self storage solutions is perfect so you can…

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Is cloud storage right for you?

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One of the marvels of the internet communication network is its ability to literally store data in the atmosphere otherwise known as cloud storage. It is totally functional, scalable, remotely controlled and therefore cheap. Against these pluses are also arrayed several drawbacks such as latency problems and data transfer to third parties. But is it beneficial? From what experts have to say about it, it appears so but even then, there are also drawbacks. The benefits Scalability is king with…

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Beginners guide to self storage

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As populations increase, the availability of space is constantly put under pressure on land, the oceans and even the skies above let alone available space in homes. The phenomenon has reached such proportions that self storage companies are popping up everywhere to confront the challenge of the need to store extra belongings somewhere else safe. The procedure has become such a normal part of life it is expedient for you and other potential user of self storage to have access…

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How to store wine correctly

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Wine, especially expensive wine shouldn’t just sit in a cupboard until it is ready to drink. Some wine benefits from long-term aging whilst others should be drunk within a few years of being bottled. If you are looking to wine storage in the long-term then there are some things to remember when laying it down. Keeping the temperature right If you keep wine that you are maturing above 21 degrees Celsius then it will age much more quickly than you would…

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10 reasons why everybody needs a storage unit

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Storage units are really useful spaces, though they haven’t always had the best reputation. The TV show, Storage Hunters, has shown people some of the terrible things that people hide in their storage spaces in the United States and with its popularity growing in Britain, there has been a Storage Hunters UK series commissioned. However though the series is entertaining it doesn’t exactly make the idea of having a storage unit seem appealing. But there are many great reasons that…

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Creating Order out of chaos with Kitchen Organisation

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Whether you have a domestic kitchen or a busy restaurant kitchen, you will know that good organisation in the kitchen is essential not only for a clean culinary environment but also for helping you to find everything that you need when you need it. There are lots of different ideas that you can get from looking through home design magazines and even from just flicking through the Argors, John Lewis, Lakeland or Ikea catalogues.However trying to fit new storage ideas…

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How to make your next home renovation a huge success.

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Most of us associate home renovation and redecoration with lots of stress, money and wasted time. However, if organized properly your next renovation project could turn into a huge success. Plan Everything Ahead The success of every home renovation or redecoration project lies in proper planning and supplying all materials needed on time to avoid delays. Furthermore, failing to select the right products on time could cause serious increase in the expenses for the entire project. Consider Maintenance and Other…

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3 Simple Ways To Take The Stress Out Of Moving Home

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Research has actually gone to prove that moving home is one of the most stress inducing events in our lives, yet sometimes it’s just one of those things that has to be done. Whether you’re upsizing, downsizing, moving just down the road or further afield, there is no denying that the process of moving house can be a tedious one. To make life at least a little easier for you, we have come up with three simple solutions to help…

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