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4 Top Tips to Detoxing and Decluttering Your Home this New Year

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After the busy Christmas period (countdown to do it again in 11 months!) you may feel like you want to detox and declutter after the New Year. After all, "New Year, New You"! You’ve made your resolutions and are determined to stick to them… even your fitness one! Out with the old, in with the new. But before bringing in anything, you should consider detoxing and decluttering your home so it’s organised and ready to bring in the new. Here are some useful tips to consider when organising your home.

Make a Detox List

Making a declutter checklist is a good start to detoxing your home. You can create a list for each area of the home, beginning with the easiest. It's a great way to keep track of what and where you've decluttered, such as drawers, cupboards, or closets. Moreover, this can let you keep track of everything you want to keep or store away. 

One Step at a Time

Think small before thinking big. Try tackling one room at a time instead of doing everything at once. This will get you into the rhythm of setting decluttering goals and checklists when you finish one area of your home then moving onto the next. You can start by dedicating 20-30 minutes to working on a specific area of your home, then move on to another room. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Decluttering may take time, but if you’re consistent with it and set an end date, you should be done quicker than you think! Don’t forget to start with the sock drawer too - that holds the most clutter!

Stop Hoarding!

Get rid of old items from the past year(s) which are taking up space. Hoarding takes up so much space and can be messy. So when you're decluttering and you come across an old unused item, ask yourself “Do I really need this?”, "Is this really relevant to keep?". If it’s of sentimental value then obviously, yes, keep it. However, if it’s just old packaging or utensils that are of no use, then you can get rid of them.

Make Designated Boxes

Having designated boxes is a great way to organise your clutter, and you will know what you need to store away to make room. You can have different boxes for "Keep" or "Maybe" so it'll be easier to know what to store away later. Plus, you can always make use of old gift boxes from the previous Christmas period. Or if you’re feeling creative, get crafty and make your own storage containers! For example, to store little bathroom items or makeup, you can glue little boxes together, decorate them to make them pretty and store your little accessories in them.

If you need somewhere to store all your unused items before deciding what to do with them, contact us for more information on which of our brilliant and accessible storage units. Or if you want an instant quote, why not get an estimate from us? This will send an estimated quote to your inbox for you to keep in your records. Detox and declutter your home for the great new year ahead!

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Cosy Christmas Storage & Beyond!

Merry Christmas from our family at Beyond! Every year we are so pleased to see our community on site and on social media growing, and if we could, we would send Christmas cards to every single one of you. But we know that for some of you, another Christmas card on the shelf is the last thing you want amongst the Christmas decorations, the family photos and hidden presents!

In fact, Christmas is definitely a common time of year for feeling like you have too many things and feel like your home needs a good decluttering. If that sounds familiar, then why not take a few of the following steps in order to freshen up your home this festive season:

Decorative presents that can be used as storage boxes too!

That way you can hide away any of your normal bits and bobs to make way for those all important Christmas lights, holly leaves and tinsel tassels. Plus you can hide the odd real present in between them in plain site!

christmas storageCreate bunting from your cards

That way, your window sills, fireplaces and shelves can stay clear. Plus your Christmas cards won't be falling over all over the place! You can hang them up wherever you'd like and they'll be easy to fold away without getting lost whilst on the string!

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Decide to group your knick knacks into colours

So rather than getting all of them out every year, you can choose a different colour depending on you’re holiday mood. Grouping them in to the classic Christmas colours of red, green and gold is always a good start... unless you’re like us and love a good orange Christmas (perfect for the AW17 copper interior look)!

christmas storageIf those options just aren’t enough for the abundance of presents you need to hide and for cutting clutter, then you can always make use of our highly secure and affordable self storage units!

All of our storage units offer:

  • 24/7 security including CCTV
  • Fingerprint access
  • Insulated and dehumidified units

As a Christmas, we're offering 1 month's free storage and insurance! So don’t miss out on the opportunity to make this Christmas a memorable one. Contact us for more information, or get a quote straight to your inbox. Make room for the things that really matter this festive season.


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Seriously Good Cyber Monday: One Week Free Storage and One Month Free Insurance

Need to make space for family and friends coming for the festive season? Want to keep your extra belongings somewhere safe during this beyond busy period? We want to make this wintertime easier for you by extending our Black Friday storage offer to a Cyber Monday. One week free storage and one month’s free insurance is once again available! Just like a squirrel needs somewhere to store its nuts, we all need somewhere safe, convenient and accessible to store our goods in winter.

We have gorgeous and accessible storage locations across the UK, each site enables you to store valuables securely and offers great accessibility. You can also choose a storage unit which best suits your needs. All of our storage units come with 24/7 CCTV security, so you can be assured your belongings are in good hands. Furthermore, with fingerprint access, you’ll have peace of mind knowing they are beyond safe in our insulated storage units. Remember, this is all free storage for one week and free insurance for one month! Don't miss out on this fantastic offer before it's gone for winter. Why not get an estimate directly to your inbox. Also, feel free to contact us at one of our many locations for more information.


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Beyond Black Friday: One Week of Free Storage & One Month Free Insurance

Need some convenient space to store your goods and valuables? You’ll be beyond belief with this brilliant Black Friday storage offer that we are offering to you for a limited time only! How does one week of free storage and one month of free insurance sound? You can store your goods away this winter at one of our many accessible and gorgeous locations.

Choose whichever size storage unit best suits your needs online now and you can always change your mind when you arrive on site - and remember it’s free storage for a week and free insurance for one month! With 24/7 security, you can be sure your belongings are beyond safe with us. Furthermore, with fingerprint access, you are free to get to your belongings at any time which is convenient for you. Don’t miss out on this amazing offer - rather, get in touch today for a free estimate directly to your inbox.


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Easy Bedroom Storage Solutions

We all need bedroom storage solutions, and as the bedroom is one of the most used rooms in the home, it’s likely to be the room with the most belongings. But the question remains. Where will it all go? Save time, money and hassle with some easy and simple bedroom storage solutions that can simply transform your room.

Charging basket:

Create a little charging area for you devices by attaching a basket on your desk, then you can easily charge your phone without the worry of tripping over the wire or having less floor space. In this compact basket all your charging essentials are in one place and even better in easier reach.

Bedroom Storage Solutions

 

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Key and bag holder:

Have you ever misplaced your keys? You sit and say to yourself “i’m pretty sure I left it right there?” Now you can definitely find them with easy to install dud door-handles, with a dud key too. Not only can you attach your key to the key ring but also you can use the door handle to hang up your own bag too. Then you can have more room and easily find everything you need just before you go out the door.

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Shelves:

Embrace the power of shelves and the amount of space they can create, they can store things that may not need to be used for a long period of time. Additionally, in smaller bedrooms they can be effective by adding a clothes rod to act as a open wardrobe. Aesthetic and easy!

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Pocket holders:

Create a sectional holder for essential leads, even add labels to divide them up and make it easier to find. This can then be stored in a drawer or on a shelf so it is in reach and also makes it easy to find exactly what you are looking for.

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Don’t forget the corners:

The corners of the room can be the most unused space as it is the most difficult to acquaint. But no need to worry as you can simply put up corner shelves, especially near the bedside, then you can have your own space saving night table and you have created more room too.

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Cozy and Close:

Let the snug life choose you with this simple bedside caddy. Don’t you hate when you have just got settled and then oh no, you left the remote on the chest of drawers all the way by the door. Now you don’t have to worry about that again with this bedside caddy keeping all your essentials close by

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Behind the door:

Make full use of the storage space you have on the back of your door, easily install racks or hooks that you can store all your toiletries such as lotions and creams. Or you can store other items that maybe only come out at seasonal periods such as wrapping paper and ribbons.

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All of our storage sites are open as usual this Bank Holiday!

Moving home or need to do some house sorting this Bank Holiday Weekend? If so, we just wanted to let you know that we will be open as usual this Bank Holiday Weekend.

At Beyond Storage we will always prioritise your customer experience, with the best self-storage solutions. As we don’t require a warehouse, we are able to offer some of the most competitive rates on the market, and our storage facilities boast unparalleled accessibility. We have three different units sizes available, if you are unsure which size suits your needs best, give us a call!

Can We Help?
Our experienced site manager, Lindsey Adams, is always available to help with your booking and answer any queries you might have: 08007 720 200

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5 Storage Hacks for a Tiny Kitchen

Lack of space can be so frustrating especially if you’re not sure how to utilise the space available in the room. Have you ever said to yourself “where am I going to put it” when a new product is advertised that would save time and hassle in the kitchen? Well there’s no need to worry as we’ve come up with 5 brilliant storage hacks that can transform your life if you have a small kitchen.

1. Under the sink space:

Sometimes there is just no more room for all those bottles of cleaning products, but they are all needed, right? Why not utilise the space under your sink more by simply putting up a tension rod. Let the bottles hang up high as you have made more room for other products below.

Storage hacks for a tiny kitchen

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2. Cupboards and walls:

Make use of the cupboard or wall space you have available and hang up your mugs on these space-saving and trendy hooks. Its quick, easy and isn't time-consuming and saves a great deal of space too.

3. Inner cupboard door:

All those little bottles of seasonings and spices can really take up a lot of room in a fairly big cupboard that can be used for other things. How about making the best of both worlds by attaching storage holders on the inside door for those little bottles of spice. Now the whole cupboard is being used to the full.

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4. Easy chopping:

Wouldn’t you agree that sometimes there is literally no more space to put your chopping board to get dinner ready? How about installing a chopping board just under the counter top so it can be easily pulled out when it’s needed. Not only does it provide more room for you to cook but also it saves lots of space in cupboards where the chopping board would usually go!

5. Hanging Utensils:

Serving spoon, wooden spoon, spatula, whisk just a few of the larger utensils that are essential in the kitchen, yet they are the hardest to store. Make life in the kitchen that little bit easier by hanging them from their own hooks underneath a cupboard space. Now they are easily accessible, you have more drawer space and it looks unique.


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Introducing you to our newest storage site... Ross-on-Wye!

Situated by the River Wye, our Beyond Storage facility in Ross-on-Wye is an idyllic location. We provide the residents of Ross-on-Wye and the surrounding areas with a bespoke storage solution; one that goes above and beyond. This is where Beyond Storage was born, on the family farm, so you can be sure that we have a great local knowledge of this town, and we’re now going to share it with you.

Here are a few things you should know about Ross-on-Wye, if you are to visit us:

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St Mary’s Church

The spire of St. Mary’s church can be seen for miles upon entering this beautiful market town. As one of the largest churches in Herefordshire, it is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Dating back to the 13th Century, this is a monument of heritage in Ross-on-Wye.

Address:
Church St,
Ross-on-Wye
HR9 5HN

Goodrich Castle

As one of the finest and best preserved of British castles, Goodrich Castle is an absolute must see when visiting Ross-on-Wye. Explore its fascinating history on one of the castle tours and exhibitions, relax in the delightful tea room and take in the sweeping views of the surrounding countryside from the battlements.

Opening Times:
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

FOOD & DRINK

No.3 Restaurant & Bar

Located at the top of Gloucester road, just before the Market place, No. 3 Restaurant & Bar in Ross-on-Wye is an easy location for a bite to eat. Offering fantastic food in a relaxed and comfortable environment, No.3 is a great option for lunch with the family or for a more intimate dinner affair.

Opening Times
Tuesday – Saturday
Lunch 12.00 pm to 2.30pm
Dinner 6.30pm to 9.00pm

The Moody Cow

Using the best local produce, The Moody Cow is a great place to enjoy some home-made food at a reasonable price. With friendly service and comfortable atmosphere, this pub is full of character and the perfect place to come with the family (including the dog!) after dropping off your belongings with us.

Opening Times
Wednesday-Saturday: 12.00 - 15.00 and 18.00 - 23.00
Sunday: 12.00 - 17.00


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Introducing you to... Stratford

Beyond Storage offers the best storage solutions for our customers in Stratford. Whether you require self-storage due to moving home or renovation, or you are looking for storage solutions for your business, we can help. We understand that needing storage can be quite a timely decision, but we aim to make your experience with us as painless and as time effective as possible.

We want to go above and beyond offering you storage solutions, which is why we have put together a list of things to do in Stratford to infuse a bit of fun into your day with us!

CULTURE

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Shakespeare’s Birthplace

For over 250 years, visitors have been welcome to go visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare. If you're visiting Beyond Storage to put your personal belongings into self-storage in Stratford, then make a special visit to the house where Shakespeare grew up, played and spent the first five years of married life with Anne Hathaway.

Opening Times:
Sut-Sun: 10am - 4pm

Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Often referred to as the most romantic cottage in England, the thatched cottage of Anne Hathaway has been a hotspot for visitors for centuries. Enjoy the stunning gardens and the rooms where the young Shakespeare would have courted his future wife. Only a short distance from the town centre, Anne Hathaway’s house is a must for visitors coming to Stratford.

Opening Times:
Sut-Sun: 10am - 4pm

Tudor World

Another fun experience for the whole family is Tudor World in Stratford. Drop off your belongings at our beautiful storage facilities in Stratford and head over to Tudor World to experience what life was really like during Shakespeare’s time. See what it would have been like to dine at an Elizabethan dining table and rest in their extravagant four-poster beds or experience what life was like for the masses at the museum.

Opening Times:
Mon-Sun: 10.30am - 5.30pm

FOOD & DRINK

Stratford

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RSC Riverside Cafe

You’re in Shakespeare country! So, you might as well try out afternoon tea at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. On a lovely day, you can enjoy watching the river boats go by out on the terrace or sit inside and choose from their self-service menu. What a great way to relax after a day putting your stuff into storage.

Opening Times:
Open daily from 10am

Church Street Townhouse

Open all day, the Church Street Townhouse is a great place to take the family for any meal of the day. Stop off for breakfast before your appointment with us, or drop off your belongings at our storage facility in Stratford first and pop here for lunch!

Opening times:
Monday - Friday
Breakfast 8am - 11am
Lunch 12pm - 3pm
Dinner 5pm - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday
Breakfast 8am - 11am
Lunch 12pm - 5pm
Dinner 5pm - 10pm


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Introducing you to... Leicester

At Beyond Storage we want to do just that; to go above and beyond storing your belongings. Although we are your storage experts in Leicester, we also make it our business to know the area inside out, to help you have a better experience with us.

If you’re making the trip to us, there’s no reason why it has to be a stressful ordeal. Therefore, we have created a list of some of the best things to do in this great City, from cultural experiences to eating out. Let us help you infuse some fun into your time with us!

Culture

Leicester Cathedral

National Space Centre

This one’s for the whole family. Have an ‘out of this world’ experience at the National Space Centre in Leicester, with 6 interactive galleries and 3D simulator experiences. It’s informative, interesting and fun! What better way to enjoy a day out with the kids?

Opening times:
Monday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Leicester Cathedral

Found in the heart of Leicester city centre, Leicester Cathedral can hardly be avoided when exploring the city. The church was built on the site of a Roman Temple and has been a part of the community and religious life since medieval times. The Cathedral is open to visits most days, so pop in for a visit when you’re in the area!

Opening times:
Monday – Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

The Wistow Maze

The winner of Leicestershire’s “Best Visitor Attraction” award, The Wistow Maze is a great day out with the kids. Drop your belongings off, or pick them up at Beyond Storage and go have fun exploring one of the country's largest maize mazes. With different themes that are forever changing, this won’t ever be a boring activity.

Opening times:
Monday - Sunday: 10am - 6pm

Food and Drink

Eating in Leicester

The White Peacock

The White Peacock is an independently owned restaurant dedicated to serving affordable but luxurious food in the heart of Leicester. With excellent customer service, you’re bound to have a lovely dining experience. Sit back and relax after a hard day organising your storage and enjoy some great food.

Opening times:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00-15:00 – 17:30-21:45
Sunday : Open the last Sunday of each month for Brunch and Lunch from 11am

Dog & Gun

For a more traditional feel, why not try the Dog & Gun? Situated in the unspoilt village of Keyham, Dog & Gun is a cosy English pub offering you a relaxed environment to enjoy some great food. With and open fire and welcoming cosy area, you couldn’t ask for a more relaxing place to eat after a stressful day organising your belongings.

Opening times:
Monday: 17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday- Friday: 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 23:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00