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The Importance of Storage During Lockdown for Businesses in Dorset

Posted on February 13, 2021 by Peter Donaldson

The end of this phase of the lockdown is due to happen on the 8th of March with lot of business owners keeping a close eye on any updates. Many businesses in Dorset and throughout the UK remain sceptical about whether this will go ahead. It feels a lot lie déjà vu and it raises a question – what should companies do to prepare in the event of an extension?

The best way to mitigate any concerns you’re having regarding further restrictions is with proactive planning. Using storage can help protect your work’s equipment, goods, and materials, rather than leaving them unattended. It’s also possible to start thinking about finding a cheaper workspace and coupling it with a storage service. In this blog, we’ll discuss some tips and ideas for you to consider and are just as applicable after the lockdown ends.  

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Create More Space After the Festive Season with Self Storage

Posted on January 18, 2021 by Peter Donaldson
Create More Space After the Festive Season with Self Storage

It’s almost impossible to come away from the Christmas period without having accumulated yet more stuff. Even after the the diminished celebrations caused by the covid pandemic, there’ll have been mounds of gifts, cardboard boxes, wrapping paper, trinkets and the kind of tin or plastic toys that fall out of crackers. As we try to squeeze even more space out of our cupboards, attics and basements, it’s enough to make us yearn for the time in our early twenties when we weren’t quite so weighed down by acquisitions. If you’re beginning to drown in an excess of stuff but you’re not ready just to start throwing things away with a ruthless and unsentimental determination, then there’s only one thing for it – self storage. Read more…

Downsizing Without Getting Rid of Your Belongings with Self Storage

Posted on December 1, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Downsizing Without Getting Rid of Your Belongings with Self Storage

The reality of any massive global event like a pandemic often results in an economic downturn, with the fallout affecting a large number of the public. The lockdown will likely see many people and business deciding to downsize to stave off financial issues. However, it’s not always due to reducing costs; some no longer need detached houses, especially for retirees.

By working with Instore Storage, you don’t have to start selling or getting rid of your prized possessions. Renting a self storage unit will help you keep the things you treasure without hurting your wallet or purse. And we have a range of storage options to suit all budgets and requirements.

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How Self Storage Can Help You Make Preparations for a Local Lockdown

Posted on October 28, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Storage Dorset

The last thing people want to see in the news is continuous reports and headlines about the possible new local lockdowns. Many will shy away from thinking about them becoming a reality in their area, but it’s worth having a plan in case it does. Is there a way to prepare for a lockdown if we’re unsure it will happen?

Self storage is the go-to service for anyone facing the prospect of a local lockdown or further restrictions. It’s a smart choice for households and businesses in Dorset who wants to stay a step ahead. Storage offers the ultimate level of protection for your goods or possessions until restrictions reduce.

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Our New All Singing All Dancing Depot In Tolworth

Posted on October 5, 2020 by Peter Donaldson

THE brand new, state of the art Tolworth depot for The Master Removers Group was all-singing, all-dancing recently when it was chosen by country-pop duo Ward Thomas as the backdrop to their latest music video.

The duo’s connections come via their father Anthony and his company of 40 years, Ward Thomas Removals – which was the founding brand of The Master Removers Group (MRG).

Twins Catherine and Lizzy, who have been successfully performing and recording for about eight years, have been dubbed “Britain’s first country stars”. They wanted somewhere out of the ordinary to film their latest release, “Someday”, and the purpose-built MRG container warehouse fitted the bill perfectly.

You can watch their video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTpzryd-bis&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2D4JG7SjkRBC1a7wE8S30xXuyxxyFCkMVDAP30su_YrvWRlzn5fs5ptP4

The Master Removers Group is the umbrella which embraces a diverse collective of logistics and removal brands – all with the same commitment to excellent customer service and with a can-do attitude.

There are several brands in the Group – at locations across the South of England – which offer premium domestic removals and storage. They are complemented by comprehensive UK-wide logistics from the Bishopsgate Specialist Installations brand, with its five depots from London to Glasgow.

Each brand in the MRG works collaboratively for the common good, but is managed by individuals who have grown to become shareholders, and brand champions. The result is a culture of healthy competition between the brands with teamwork and support at its heart.

The Ward Thomas band’s video release precedes their upcoming global livestream event at the Theatre Royal in London’s Haymarket.

Master Removers MD Tim Bloch said: “I was so excited to welcome the twins to our new South London home. They brought some showbiz glamour, colour and creativity to our sometimes humdrum logistics world.”

He added: “The new building was more than two years in the planning, and its opening heralded the acquisition of Gentleman and A Van, the newest brand of the Group.”

Founder of Gentleman and A Van, Mark Godman, and business partner James Nash have grown their company from nothing. They recognised their future development needed the additional support of The Master Removers Group. Mark said: “James and I are really excited to have this opportunity to place Gentleman and A Van as a keystone of this new site in South London. What a way to publicise and show off our excellent new warehouse!”

You can buy tickets for Ward Thomas at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket and pre-order their latest CD, “Invitation”, here: https://www.wardthomasmusic.co.uk/

How E-Commerce and Traders Use Self Storage

Posted on September 25, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
How to Run an SME from a Storage Unit in Dorset

If you’re thinking of a change in career and you need something which has a reasonably quick return on investment, e-commerce and online trading is worth a further look. It’s one of the few sectors able to enjoy growth during the lockdown, instead of various others which still face financial issues. Best of all, there’s no sign of this changing anytime soon due to the increase in online customers.

InStore Storage works with several companies who use e-commerce as part of their daily operations. This gives us more insight into what’s happening in Dorset and the UK’s business world and how our services can benefit new enterprises. With this in mind, here’s how storage can benefit any e-commerce or similar trading business.

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Declutter Your House and Garden in Dorset

Posted on August 24, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Declutter Your House and Garden in Dorset

You’ll likely hear the term decluttering when it comes to organising our houses and apartments. Entire magazine and internet articles dedicate their pages to the best tips on how to achieve this. But it’s rare for anyone to use it when speaking about gardens or any outside spaces. However, they require the same level of maintenance and often have various appliances and furniture strewn haphazardly.

The InStore team works with lots of people who use storage to organise spaces, inside and outside of their homes and workplaces. Here’s some of our best advice on how to declutter your house and garden within a reasonable time.

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Downsizing Your Office or Workspace with Self Storage

Posted on July 21, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Downsizing Your Office or Workspace with Self Storage

The reduction in limits and restrictions from lockdown will please many people, most notably businesses who were struggling to make ends meet. However, this may not be enough for a full recovery from the financial strain the Covid-19 pandemic put many companies through, especially SMEs. Lots of businesses in Dorset will need to restructure their operations to keep their doors open, even with the ability to trade again.

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Thinking of Starting a New Business in Dorset after the Lockdown?

Posted on June 17, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Thinking of Starting a New Business in Dorset after the Lockdown?

We’re all looking for ways to return to normal as the current period of lockdown eases restrictions which should allow people more freedom. This might involve searching for another job and even something more drastic, like reconsidering your career path entirely. For those who have ambitions of a running your own business, now might be the ideal time to consider your own start-up enterprise.

InStore works with many entrepreneurs and start-ups in Dorset every week, providing them with storage and removals services. We’re the ideal partner company to turn your vision into a reality this year, to help you proactively make some important changes.

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REMOVALS EMERGENCIES

Posted on March 27, 2020 by Peter Donaldson

With whole populations confined to their homes in the UK and around the globe, we’re in times for which there’s no frame of reference. Shops are closed and businesses curbed to the bare minimum of activity. And yet it’s in these straitened circumstances that it’s become apparent just how vital the removals industry is to the health and prosperity of the people. We’re not just about moving people from one place to another; we’re part of of an intricate chain that has to stay in motion, or else catastrophe can occur. We often help people who are in the grip of immense personal challenges (e.g. Parkinson’s sufferers) and whose move will have an enhancing effect on their comfort and health.

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