May 13, 2016

‘Handle With Care’ live theatre show in Harlow this weekend

As part of their ‘Pay what you can season’ Harlow Playhouse with Dante or Die will be performing live theatre at a self-storage facility in Harlow this weekend. Handle with Care is a live show where the audience can get so close...

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Feb 24, 2016

Happy 10th Birthday Lok’nStore Farnborough

2016 marks the 10th Anniversary of the opening of Lok’nStore’s first purpose-built self-storage facility on Hawley Lane in Farnborough. Up until 2005,

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Nov 24, 2014

Are the High Streets Heading to the Storage Lockers?

We’ve heard plenty about the increase in empty High Street shops in recent months. You only have to wander down your own High Street to see the reality of the situation. It does make you wonder where these businesses go, however – and wh...

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Sep 05, 2014

Storage by the box

Local self-storage provider Lok’nStore has launched a brand new storage concept called “Box’nStore”, which provides customers with an ingenious solution to the secure storage of important paperwork and other belongings without the custom...

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May 24, 2014

Anything’s possible: landmark storage unit finds

One of the reasons that TV shows like Storage Wars are so popular is the fact that you never know what’s going to be in a storage room or unit when you open it up – it could be anything from old newspapers to a vintage car that’...

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Feb 05, 2014

Mayor Opens new Maidenhead Lok’nStore

The Mayor of Maidenhead and Windsor, Cllr Andrew Jenner opened Lok’nStore’s newest bright orange, self-storage centre last week in Stafferton Way, Maidenhead. Filmed by the BBC, he cut the ribbon at 11am on the 29th January and the store...

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Jan 21, 2014

Storage for one box? We can help you

Lots of people have been asking us recently about what Lok’nStore can do for them if they only have one or two boxes to put into storage. After all, not everyone needs enough storage space for a house or flat at our facilities. ...

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May 11, 2013

Indoor bike storage

Everybody knows that bike theft is extremely common nowadays, with thieves becoming more expert and brazen at dealing with modern locks and bike security. With many bicycles costing over £1,000, they are a big draw for the thief. Current...

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Sep 03, 2012

Lok’nStore flexibility helps Vintage Vibe success

Over the years at Lok’nStore we’ve heard of many success stories where businesses have used our storage facilities to their benefit, especially when first setting up and starting out. Our flexible business model allows small (and big) co...

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May 28, 2012

Lack of storage space in new British homes

Lack of storage space in ‘new affordable’ British homes is proving to be a problem for homeowners says a recent survey for the Institute of British Architects. In ‘The Way We Live Now’ report (for the independent Future Homes C...

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May 22, 2012

Self Storage In Southampton

Giving you friendly; free, expert advice is what we do at Lok’nStore Self Storage. This letter was received by our storage centre in Southampton, Hampshire and sums up what we do for our customers on a daily basis. Dear F...

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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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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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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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Sep 20, 2011

Rustic storage boxes

It’s amazing how many cool storage items there are out there on the internet to help you keep your house or flat tidy. We found this storage box which we love. It has a unique rustic industrial look, simple and rough, b...

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Sep 12, 2011

Creative shoe storage ideas

We love shoe storage ideas at the Lok’nStore blog. Having previously found lots of solutions about this subject before, we thought it seemed such a popular discussion point that we’ve been searching the web for even more. We’ve ...

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