May 08, 2012

What is compulsive hoarding?

Did you see last weeks Channel 4 documentary: The hoarder next door? It’s a brand new de-cluttering series about the growing numbers of ‘hoarders’ in Britain. Last weeks opener started with poor 55-year-old Liverpudlian hoarder ...

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May 05, 2012

Reading About Self Storage Reading!

Confusing Reading Homonym! We wouldn’t normally introduce such a word as “homonym” to a self-storage blog but we have an odd situation with our

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Apr 30, 2012

April showers leave time for home de-clutter

Despite there currently being a hosepipe ban in place over much of the South East of England, the April showers seem to have truly arrived in style over the last few weeks? Just when everyone was looking forward to getting out into the g...

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Apr 23, 2012

Is there anything Lok’nStore cannot store for you?

An excellent question: Is there anything Lok’nStore cannot store for you (also known as: ‘Please can I put my pet elephant into self-storage’)? Given that you can store almost anything at a

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Apr 02, 2012

Underground bike storage in Japan

Here at Lok’nStore; we are always on the lookout for innovative, exciting and cool ideas from around the world of self-storage. From the smallest kitchen storage jar ...

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Mar 26, 2012

Self storage and VAT: Keep calm and carry on at Lok’nStore

It’s not very often, that good news comes out of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s budget. Usually, it’s all about your costs spiralling ever upwards: cigarettes up, alcohol prices up, petrol up (although the cost of petrol seems to go u...

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Mar 19, 2012

Security matters at Lok’nStore Self Storage

Lots of people in the media have been talking recently about the security measures at ‘other’ self-storage companies and facilities, in and around the UK. It seems that this would be a good time to remind everyone of the excellent securi...

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Mar 14, 2012

Weird & Wonderful Things In Self Storage #12

One of Lok’nStores newest customers has been generating lots of noise at one of our five self-storage facilities in Hampshire. His collection of guitars has taken up permanent residence in one of our 50sqft self-storage units after his w...

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Feb 20, 2012

How much does self storage cost?

Are you are one of the many people who are currently thinking about using the services of a self-storage company in the UK? If so, one of the first questions you might be asking yourself is ‘How much does self-storage actually cost?’...

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Feb 13, 2012

Self storage

A little bit of extra space offered by a self-storage unit can make life easier on a day-to-day basis for most homeowners. Having room to breathe, organize, relate, work and...

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Feb 06, 2012

Beautiful under stairs storage

One of the least used areas for storage in the home is under the stairs. Home of the hoover; the dustpan and brush and numerous pairs of welly boots, the cupboard under the stairs has long been a much-maligned area of potential

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Feb 02, 2012

Property rental and the storage issue

Most of us, at some stage in our lives, will have to rent a property to live in. Whether short or long term; house or flat, most of us have had to rent a property at one time or another. For the next few years, we may even see mor...

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Jan 06, 2012

Lok’nStore Self Storage: Safe and secure

As some of you may have seen on Christmas Eve – we had a full-page spread in the financial section of a newspaper. 'Recession resilient' is how chief executive Andrew Jacobs describes his business, the self-storage group...

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Jan 03, 2012

De-clutter for the New Year!

Are you feeling a little squashed in, bloated and uncomfortable? Did you overindulge a little during the holidays? Have you found your home feeling slightly smaller after the Christmas festivities? If the answer to a...

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Dec 19, 2011

Book Or Reserve Self Storage Facilities

So…you have found a nice new house or flat, and are all ready to get in there as soon as possible, but you can’t quite move in yet and need to store your belongings for a few weeks. What can you do? Your Uncle Jeff has offered you the us...

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Dec 12, 2011

Secure Self Storage For Your Stuff!

If you’re going travelling for a year or taking some time out of your work to explore the world, there are lots of practical considerations to be looked at before you jet off. The first thing that you did, was probably to look at brochur...

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Dec 05, 2011

Do You Need a Self Storage Facility?

Putting your household or personal belongings into a self-storage space is a great way to make some room in your home or flat, and ...

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Nov 28, 2011

Need some extra business storage?

Many businesses use self-storage space as an extension to their premises, so if your business premises or offices are getting too c...

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Nov 15, 2011

Book storage

Finding creative ideas for book storage in the home can be tough, but looking around on the web, we decided one of our favourite ideas was this: An old disused fireplace that is being used to store books looks so cool, an...

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Oct 10, 2011

Looking for self storage?

Some members of Lok’nStore staff may recognise this very famous Lok’nStorian, who turned up at our head office early last week, and as always caused a stir. He wasn’t actually on the lookout for self-storage, but couldn...

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