Lets face it, moving house is incredibly stressful, in fact, it’s one of the most stressful things we do in our lives along with; having a baby, losing a job and planning a wedding. There’s a reason so many people… Continue Reading →
The idea of moving home is nearly always exciting; you might be buying your very first apartment, upsizing to a dream family home of down-sizing to a brand new house to enjoy your retirement without the maintenance headaches of an… Continue Reading →
Behind many of the cheap storage unit doors in London lie innovative and intelligent small businesses using self storage facilities to run their companies without many of the hefty overheads associated with office space and warehouse space. Ecommerce is… Continue Reading →
We all know that moving house is extremely stressful, some say worse than being made redundant or getting divorced yet the housing market in the UK is currently being revitalised after a long recession and houses are selling much more… Continue Reading →
Every business, whatever it’s size and whatever it’s industry requires documentation of some form or another. This may predominantly be in electronic form, although there are still many tax and legal documents that are also required in paper form. But… Continue Reading →
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) are again in the news today regarding their long-running campaign to highlight the lack of space in new homes being built in the UK. The RIBA/IPSOS Mori report entitled “The Way We Live Now: What People Need and Expect from their Homes” found that many new homes in the UK simply do not have enough storage space for the basic essentials of life, including food and household appliances. […]
I have been surprised that almost all the people wishing to view my house have wanted to come on a Saturday and that estate agents around here are not even open on Sundays; maybe that’s a sign of the economic downturn as I’m sure they used to open on Sundays. But the visits have been planned to my advantage and the estate agents have actually encouraged appointments at times when the next viewer is likely to meet the previous viewer coming down the garden path. Actually we haven’t got a garden path but you know what I mean.
I started off with 3 estate agents coming to value my house because surely I’d be able to make a decision based on 3 valuations. But actually what I found was that estate agents try, on the one-hand not to offend you about a home you have loved and lived in for nearly 20 years but on the other to manage your expectations on price. I wanted really honest feedback because I wanted to move quickly and I had seen other houses in the area languish on the market for well over a year because they just seemed too expensive. What I found was that it wasn’t until the third estate agent came round that I realised how hard I had to push and how insistent I had to be before they gave me some really honest advice.
I’m in the process of trying to move house – not easy in the current economic climate but I seem to remember the last time I moved was in a recession when some people I knew were in negative equity so the experience is nothing new for me just a bit of a distant memory.
One of the huge problems some people face when they are starting an upcycling business is where to store their stock while they gain enough money to rent selling space. It’s one thing keeping a few items in your house to upcycle but you’ll want to have plenty of stock to work on after each project is finished. Consider using self storage as a way to build yourself a bank of stock while you build your business. Cheap self storage is ideal for upcycle startups because it creates a way for your business to grow without directly impacting on your home situation.
Living in London is expensive and lots of people find they struggle to even afford a visit to enjoy a long weekend, let alone live and work there. But living in London needn’t be super expensive, here’s how:
Share your space
If you’re going to move to London and you’re not absolutely flush with funds, you’re going to have to start getting used to sharing your space. Flat shares are by far the cheapest way to live in London and you’d be surprised at how small a space people are actually willing to rent out to you. Expect flatmate interviews (yes really!) and flat sharing meet up parties where people looking for flat shares or offering flat shares are looking to hook up with potential living buddies…