Although spring is the perfect time to give your business a bit of a clean and declutter, you don’t have to wait. It’s perfectly acceptable, and a great idea, to do it at regular intervals throughout the year. It’s always amazing how much paraphernalia accumulates over the year, and it is worth taking a small amount of time at the end of each day to get your decluttering done and dusted.
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.
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.
Spring is here in Mere (nearly) and as the morning frost has its last word the sun starts to take its place. There is something about spring and the sunny mornings and evening on the horizon that makes me want to have a spring clear out ready for what summer has to bring.
Our main warehouse in Mere, Wiltshire just off the A-303 offers the perfect place to stash your spring clear out items, whether you have a small bungalow or a gigantic office, we all need our space to think. That is where we come in.
We can secure insurance on any item stored with us, we wrap & pack, fetch & carry, store & more – all on demand.
inStore started in Wincanton as a family venture combining practical skills and experience with traditional values. Our work ethic is focused exclusively towards you, the customer. And our mission is to create a calm, stress-free, experience for every customer, every time so that you keep on coming back. inStore takes the load, literally.
Mere is a small town, It lies at the extreme southwestern tip of the Salisbury Plain, close to the borders of Somerset and Dorset. The A-303 truck road passed through Mere until a bypass was built on the northern edge of the town in 1976. There is an old market square (although markets have not been held for several years), a chiming town clock and large 15th-century parish church.
The steep slope of Castle Hill rises from the northwestern side of Mere. Local industry and commerce includes the Hill Brush company which was based next door to our warehouse, but has very recently moved to the outskirts on the other side of Mere having build a brand new factory.
As Valentine’s is approaching, here at inStore we are thinking back to all the amazing things we have helped people store. Aside from all the crazy things we have in our warehouse lots being artwork and one being a plane! The most heart warming is the sentimental ones. Boxes upon boxes of family photos that people want to keep safe or priceless heirlooms that need to be looked after. Storing your mementos this Valentines couldn’t be more easy.
Running out of space at home after Christmas and having mice in one part of the loft I had to keep some stuff hanging around waiting to be taken to the warehouse, one of our beautiful vases was knocked off the side board by the cleaner because she was reaching over all the boxes. This triggered me to writing this post because it got me thinking, with valentine’s day cropping up, it’s a time when we all think of our loved ones and the things they give us to treasure. Here at inStore we can treasure your loved ones gifts, so don’t wait around for the moment it falls off the side board, the mice get inside the box and eat your wedding dress or the moment an artist walks into your house picks up a urn and drops it with a blank expression.
All of these things are what people care for most in the world, the sort of things you don’t realise you love until there not there, whether it’s a fire or water damage, we find a lot of our customers don’t like taking the risk with their memories.
Here at inStore we keep your beloved things safe and protected : with dry storage and high end security you can trust us 24/7.
Contact us and we can help you look after the things that really need a safe home,
It’s that time of year again, we have all made our New Year Resolutions and we are sticking to them … aren’t we?
One of the most popular resolutions has to be the – ‘I must join the gym this year’ resolution. However we all know the likelihood of those resolutely muttered words coming to fruition.
The other big resolution is the ‘I’m going to stop eating any chocolate, even on top of tiny biscuits’ one. Now I have always thought that this one in particular is a tricky little critter to follow through – with Easter on the horizon like an evil Easter-bunny flaunting his basket.
Last but not least, is the crown and glory resolution of – ‘I have got to clear out all the clutter of my life!’ This one normally relates to the daunting thought of all that stuff that is clogging up the spare room, or the loft that’s bursting with family items that you can’t part with, or the space under your bed that’s screaming for fresh air. As we approach the spring cleaning period at this time of year, why not let us help you help yourself. You don’t have to get rid of anything! You can store belongings that are taking up needed space in your home (not for good, for safe keeping) and you can have a clearer home. Clearer home – cleaner mind. At least until next year when you somehow manage to accumulate nearly the same amount of stuff all over again. If so, we will still be here to help you.
Take a minimalist approach to your life this year, clear your things, clear your mind and order your life – with help from us at inStore. We may not be able to force you through those gym doors, or take that tempting easter egg out of your mitts but we can help you with all your storage needs!
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