Moving house? Self-storage might not be the first thing on your mind, but it’s certainly something that can take off a big strain and help save you time, money, and effort during one of the most stressful and challenging undertakings.
When you’re moving house, storage becomes a vital consideration as space and time become hugely valuable; it’s why a large proportion of our customers come to Space4U in the first place. Here we look at the top reasons to consider self-storage, and how it can really ease the move to a new home at all stages of the process.
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With the year slowly disappearing around the corner, we can all agree that 2021 is going to feel like a brand new start. Whether it’s starting a new career or moving away from a bustling city, many people are starting fresh in the new year.
If you are thinking of moving to a new home in 2021, here are some ideas to help make your move as easy as possible.
Make a checklist on your budget
Moving home can be expensive, so it’s important to keep track of your budget and how you spend it. There are many things to … Read more
Since the unfortunate outbreak of Covid-19, many families are planning to move away from the capital. According to a report from Opinium, a whopping 38% of Londoners are now reconsidering where they want to live. If you are looking to migrate outside of the city, we have listed the top 5 locations to live in outside of London.
This large town had the highest number of Londoners move to Berkshire with over 2,000 people, and it’s easy to see why.
If you are still looking to commute from the Capital, Slough’s train station can take you to … Read more
Moving to a new home is one of the most exciting things to do. It gives you the opportunity to make a fresh start, find opportunities, and create your home sweet home. The tasks that are required when moving to a new home, however, can be quite overwhelming.
Here at Space4U, we have put together some tips and tricks to make moving day less stressful.
Give yourself plenty of time
Time management is vital when moving to your new home. Give yourself at least a couple of months before moving day, so that you can get all of the … Read more
When it comes to retirement, downsizing can make a lot of sense. The children have finally “flown the nest” leaving spare and empty rooms gathering dust, and now it’s the time to take the next step of your journey. Here are our top 5 reasons why you should downsize.
1. Lower Maintenance
Fewer rooms mean less cleaning (Hooray!). You deserve a break for cleaning up after your loved ones, and a smaller home can be the answer. Generally, a smaller home comes with a smaller garden, which also means less time mowing the lawn!
2. More time for Yourself
Spending … Read more
The Windsor and Eton area is becoming increasingly popular, and not just for the queen who spends most of her private weekends in Windsor Castle! With great connections to London and the surrounding areas, a lively centre surrounded by beautiful parks and rivers plus good schools and services, you’re not alone in considering this area to settle in.
Of course, with so much to offer, this area isn’t the cheapest to move to. If you’re not sure whether your budget and needs are met by the Windsor and Eton area then don’t worry. We’ve had our central Windsor storage facility… Read more
Buying a new home is a huge milestone in our lives and should be an exciting time. Unfortunately, it’s also very confusing and often stressful. There is a lot of legal work including local searches, surveys and the technicalities involved in paying the deposit and stamp duty. All of this work can be confusing and time-consuming as well as costly. That’s why we turn to solicitors or conveyancers, trained professionals who can navigate this tricky landscape. Of course, a solicitor or conveyancer comes with their own costs and they can have a huge impact on how long the process takes … Read more
It’s often said that location is this most important thing when buying a new home. Sought after locations can cost double, triple or even more than others and some locations seem to rise in popularity while others fall. Choosing the right location is highly dependent on personal taste, but these location trends do indicate that there are are some commonalities in what many of us consider to be signs of a good location.
If you’re looking to move house and aren’t sure what to look for in your next location, even if you already have an area in mind, then … Read more
Moving house is an exciting time, but unfortunately, it can also be an expensive time. As well as some significant upfront costs, there are a few hidden smaller costs that can sometimes be overshadowed by some of the bigger and more obvious ones. It can make it hard to keep track of them and budget properly when buying, selling and moving house. To help, take a look at this easy checklist of all the costs of moving house to help you plan and budget ahead of time.
Cost of selling and buying a house
The first part of the process, … Read more
Buying a home is never easy, regardless of whether it’s your first time or your fifth. With an array of costs to think about, complicated house buying jargon and the seemingly never-ending paperwork, securing your dream home can be exhausting. Fortunately, we know a thing or two about moving home and that includes searching for your perfect house. Here are some of our top tips for the buying process.
Get to know the jargon
There’s a lot of house buying terms that can be confusing. Getting your head around some of these key terms can save a lot of time … Read more