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Cardboard Boxes – Where to get them and what to do with them after a move

Posted on November 20, 2017 by Henry

Packing up the house in time for a move is always an arduous task. Where do you start? As well as offering professional removal service, inStore can also advise and assist you through the process moving house by yourself.

Acquiring boxes
There are many ways of finding free boxes online, such as on freecycle, however second-hand boxes are not always good quality which increases the risk of damaging your possessions not only during transit but while they are being stacked as well. It is important when buying boxes that they are, at a minimum, double wall cardboard which gives them the strength and durability to put your mind at ease when transporting your possessions. inStore offer a range of new cardboard boxes which you can purchase. Click here to get in contact and let us help you move house with confidence.

What to do with the boxes once you’ve finished
Donate: We suggest that you allow a realistic amount of time to get rid of all your rubbish at the end of a move. Consider donating your boxes to friends or neighbours who might be moving out or alternatively, put them on freecycle. This global network of people is a great way of keeping your cardboard out of a landfill site- and there are always people in need of boxes!

Sell: If your boxes are in particularly good condition, you can sell them on. Putting up an advert in your local shop or noticeboard is a great way to end up selling your boxes to a good cause.

Recycle: If you don’t wish to give away or sell your boxes, recycling is the best option. If you live next to a tip or a recycle factory, it is a quick way to get rid of all that cardboard.

Top Tips – Keeping Neighbours Happy When Moving In

Posted on October 30, 2017 by Henry

Moving into a new area will generally involve getting to know your neighbours, and while you may feel like you don’t have the time, it is worth making an effort to introduce yourself to those around you and will help you settle in to your new neighbourhood. Our advice is to take the time to visit those next-door to you and say a friendly hello – and you might even get a nice cup of tea!

Housewarming party
If you are moving into an area in which you already have some friends or family not too far away, you may be thinking of hosting a housewarming event to introduce everyone to your new home. Be aware of noise and let your neighbours know in advance -perhaps even consider inviting your neighbours for a drink to get to know them a little better.

Parking
Parking disputes are always a good way to get off on the wrong foot with your neighbours, so make sure that you don’t accidentally block other people’s access to their homes (not only with cars but with children’s bikes etc) and if your unsure as to whether you might be able to park in a particular space or not there is no harm in asking!

Get involved in the community
There is always something that you can get involved with to help you feel more part of the community and let others know that you are willing to make an effort to join in and contribute. This might be something as simple as volunteering once a week at a local institution but it makes a big difference to helping you feel at home and letting others know you want to help.

Best Practices For Wine Storage

Posted on October 8, 2017 by Henry

When you love wine than you are entering a whole world of wine knowledge and opinions. What makes a good wine, what you should eat with what wine, how to savour the taste, how to look after your wine, what etc. it’s all about the most enjoyable experience. The Wine Cellar is a famous place, an underground cave of liquid delights, where the seeker chooses just the right bottle for the moment. But why is wine stored in a cellar anyway? The concept that wine gets better with age is not strictly true, Most wines are intended to be consumed as they are bottled. The following varieties are known to mature/improve with age:

Nebbiolo – Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah – Grenache – Sangiovese – Pinot Noir – Riesling – Chenin Blanc – Marsanne and Chardonnay.

Generally speaking the more expensive the wine the more likely it will hold and improve it’s quality over time. When storing wine you need to consider the following to keep it’s integrity:

Light

Artificial or natural light through the bottle can alter the chemical composition and therefore the taste

Movement

The more you slosh a bottle about the more it can deteriorate the cork, as well as making unessary bubbles. Once that happens oxygen can get in and that the biggest killer of wine.

Humidity & Temperature

Wine should be stored at an even temperature of about 13C or 55F. Wine stored in fluctuating temperatures can have negative effect over time.

Why Store Wine?

People want to keep wine for special occasions. They may be given a nice bottle as a present and keep it back for a celebration, or they buy an expensive wine to commemorate a date. Then store it and bring it out at the poignant moment. Imagine gifting your child with their first bottle of wine at 18 (maybe before) that was purchased at their birth.

Conclusion

So if you really appreciate wine and don’t have perfect place to store it then we can hold that for you. All our facilities are temperature controlled, dry, away from light and stable. Your investment in the future will be kept safe waiting for that special moment. Give us a call on 01963 616161 or just get a quote

 

Our Storage Services at inStore

Posted on April 7, 2017 by Henry

We delighted to announce our storage services at inStore, the depth of our coverage is second to none and the breadth of our offering we hope is both wide ranging and beyond expectation.

inStore Storage Units and Services

Personal Storage

With the inStore Personal Storage services you can either use our meet and greet option and deliver your belongings to one of our easily accessible storage depots, or with our own fleet of vehicles and experienced team, we will prepare and move your items for you.

Specialist Storage

We understands the packing and stowing process required for the items that don’t fit neatly into cardboard. Each and every one of these demands specialist treatment. Every piece is carefully packed for safe keeping over the duration of its stay.

We apply our expertise to manage each task appropriately: from the valuable antique clock to the hefty grand piano, our specialist storage services mean we can store almost anything, even a plane.

Long experience working with auctioneers, antique dealers and valuers ensures that inStore provides the safe environment and careful preservation of specialist and valuable items.

Once in store nothing is disturbed prior to collection.

Removals

Our removal storage services are tailored around your needs: from the full professional wrap and pack, to supplying you with all the materials needed to do it yourself. We will arrange competitive insurance cover and professional inventories.

We are happy to discuss your needs over the phone and to arrange a site assessment if helpful.

Industrial Storage

inStore offers local storage services for businesses throughout Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset & Devon giving the opportunity to have the best of both worlds.

At a fraction of the cost, you can free up expensive operational space from all the stuff and bulk not needed for every-day core operational use. We do all the travelling, storing, maintenance and organisation to deliver instant retrieval right to your door for when you do need it  – and in the right condition.

Business Storage

We provides all manner of business storage services. From legal business requirements to hard copy business storage, office paperwork, and all other business documentation.

Services available include : project assessment, collection and delivery services. inStore is also able to provide document digitization services, with a dedicated maintenance and retrieval plan to suit your needs.

Relocation

inStore relocation storage services are is designed to look after the logistical aspects of making sure all your belongings arrive in perfect condition at your new location.

We will assess and help with the planning, on paper and on site; and pack up a London home or a country house in such a way that everything is where you want it; storing everything where and how needed, so it is available safely on demand on return to the UK.

Get a Quote today

Call us today: 01963 616161

Specialist Ski Storage for Skiing Gear

Posted on March 23, 2017 by Henry

Skiing Gear and Ski Storage

The half term clear out has been and gone, If you flew out to the slopes skiing last half term and dragged out your ski’s from the loft. I feel your pain… While the skiing is cracking fun the loft where your ski’s have hidden is not.

We all know the pain when we get the step-ladder out and the daunting prospect of trying to find your skiing gear that always seems to be hiding behind everything you don’t need. Clambering over things to work out where in the hell you last placed them. Don’t worry we down at inStore can help you, whether you just want to get around your loft, home, garage a bit better or you want to keep a plane somewhere safe, anything and everything under the sun we can probably offer storage for.

Specialist Ski Storage for Skiing Gear and Equipment from inStore
Specialist Ski Storage for Skiing Gear

Specialist Ski Storage for Skiing Gear

We offer a safe and protected area for your gear, where it’s ski storage, skiing or snowboarding gear, sailing equipment, golf equipment you name it we can store it, with easy access we can look after your gear for a small price. We have lots of different people coming in with odd things to store, so don’t worry we have had it all!

What we do

Service – above all else we want to be a Storage company where our customers can store anything they like safely and have access when ever they like. We even have a Client Instruction form on our website allowing our customers to make requests any time they like.  People want easy specialist storage and no matter what they plan to store – we should be able to provide that service.

Get in touch if you are interested in our secure specialist storage for any sporting equipment you might have.  We would love to hear from you. Or if you prefer leave a comment on our Blog – your views of our services are valuable to us.