The importance of staging your property

The time has come to sell your home. Without a doubt this is going to be one of the most demanding experiences of your adult life. From lawyers’ fees to packing up all your worldly belongings, there’s a lot to be stressed about. For this reason, you don’t want the process dragging on any longer than necessary; you also want to ensure you attain maximum value from your house. To achieve both of these things, it’s imperative that your home is staged correctly.

Staging your home is a vital part of the selling process. You need to start to think like the buyer, instead of the seller. When you stage your home, you need to step into the eyes of the buyer and ask: what does this person want to see when they’re looking at my property?

The answer, of course, is they want to be able to imagine themselves in your home. To do that, you need to strip away all the unnecessary clutter and create enough of a blank canvas for your potential buyer to envision their own life between those unfamiliar walls.

Add value to your property

By organising and freeing your home of any superfluous items, your home will look much more appealing in photos and add value to your property. In turn, your property is more likely to sell faster, giving you a headache free sale.

This means getting rid of all personal items such as photos and books. It means removing anything that isn’t absolutely necessary in terms of showing off what a room is. One of the primary reasons people move home is because they need more space. Staging your home correctly means portraying enough space to entice a buyer to make an offer!

Where to store clutter?

What to do with all the clutter? The best thing to do is safely store it in a personal storage lock up until the house is sold. Having use of a self-storage unit also means that when it comes time for you to move into your new house, the process becomes a lot easier. By having somewhere to securely store your items, you can gradually move into your new home. No need to chuck everything you own into the house at once!

So it’s time to remove anything taking up too much space, anything which doesn’t quite fit, and anything that takes away from the potential of a room. Let’s be honest, if you look around right now you’ll see at least one thing which could be considered to be clutter!

By taking these steps you will ensure your home appears as attractive a prospect as possible to potential buyers. This will raise the value of the property and speed up the often arduous selling process.

From as little as £5 per week, you can have your own unit with A2Z Storage. Give us a call on 01355 229 330 and we can discuss your needs and help you sell your property!

X Reasons to Start Upcycling Right Now

Why you need to start upcycling right now!

We’ve all heard of recycling, right? Well how about upcycling? Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to grab your bike from the garage and head to the nearest hill! Upcycling is a fantastic way to revitalise and re-use old stuff you may have lying around the house. When you upcycle something, you take an item with little to no value to you and convert it into something that is of use to you!

It’s simple, fun and will save you money! It’s also a great way to de-clutter the house. So here’s some good reasons as to why you should start upcycling right now!

Give old furniture a facelift

Everyone has old furniture lying around that could be doing with a bit of TLC. Perhaps the wood is chipped on an old coffee table or maybe it’s covered in ring marks from that person in the house who refuses to use a coaster! Either way, there’s life in it yet!

A simple sprucing up job using some varnish and a piece of sandpaper can breathe new life into something which was previously half way to woodchipper!

There’s no need to throw that old sofa to the kerb just yet either. It’s incredible how easily a busted sofa and some old dining room chairs can be combined to give yourself sumptuously soft, padded dining chairs to keep you comfortable at the table. Or why not use those old couch cushions to fashion a new bed for your pet?

There are dozens of old bits and pieces brimming with potential around the average family home. The possibilities are only as limited as your imagination!

Learn a new skill

Taking the time to learn a new skill will give you vast amounts of personal satisfaction. Seeing yourself make progress at something is a fantastic way to not only keep busy, but to raise your own self-esteem.

The skills you can learn through upcycling are also transferrable to other parts of life. Haven’t you always wanted to be a bit handier? Well, now is the chance to get your DIY game into shape!

Many psychologists believe that as human beings, the key to happiness is having set goals and working to achieve them. It’s this in-built reward system that keeps us motivated and has helped us to improve over millions of years of evolution. When you have nothing to do, nothing that makes you feel worthwhile, you can quickly get stuck in a rut.

So there you have it, upcycling will make you happy!

Put down that smartphone!

In this day and age, it’s sadly very easy to spend hours on end staring at a screen. People sit for untold amounts of time, repeatedly refreshing Facebook, or end up 4 seasons deep into a Netflix show they don’t even like.

Time is the most valuable resource we have, so it’s crucial that we’re spending it wisely. By spending your time on a new hobby such as upcycling, you’ll be using your time to achieve something tangible and lasting. While everyone else is squandering what little time they have on memes and junk TV, you’ll be doing something interesting and useful.

How to start upcycling?

As with anything, it’s important to prepare before starting a new venture. For upcycling, you’ll need some kind of workspace. This can be a garage or shed, but perhaps even more suitable is a secure self-storage unit.

By opting for a self-storage unit, you’ll have a personal, private and secure work and storage place for all your projects and materials. Turning your home into a workshop probably isn’t the best idea for family morale, so a self-storage unit may just be the answer!

From as little as £5 per week, you can have your own unit. Give us a call on 01355 229 330 and let’s discuss your needs!

It’s Spring! Create breathing space with our declutter guide

  1. Avoid Overwhelm
    • Do a little decluttering over time allowing you to see progress each day without feeling burdened
  2. Set a Timer
    • Work for a set amount of time to increase focus. Even with 5 minutes at a time, you’ll make progress if you are focussed and uninterrupted.
  3. Divide and Conquer
    • To build momentum, allow yourself to see success in one area before moving to another. Conquer one room at a time, splitting your goods into three:
      1. give away to friends or charity
      2. put into storage
      3. recycling/trash
    • Store the Following Items with A2Z to Create More Breathing Space for Body & Mind:
      1. Records: Bills, medical records, personal files, tax records and other paperwork
      2. Season Items: Sporting gear, patio furniture, winter cloths, winter/summer toys
      3. Mementos: Those items that hold sentimental value but you don’t have room for: baby pictures, special gifts, beloved albums
      4. Items to sell: Store temporarily, items you plan to sell online or at a garage sale

Call us at A2Z Storage today for your perfect unit to make your decluttering project a breeze.

01355 229 330.

Why your small business needs a storage unit

Running your own business from home is an exciting and freeing experience. You are your own boss and you have total control. This all sounds great until you realise your living room, kitchen and even your bedroom is drowning in paperwork and your garage is bulging at the seams full of your merchandise or business materials.

A2Z-Storage will ease all of your storage stresses!

Part of The Plan

As part of your business plan, you will be planning for success, growth and expansion. To be ahead of the game, make sure a self storage unit is part of your strategy.


Under most home insurance plans, business inventory isn’t covered. However, with a storage unit, you can get storage insurance on all your goods, ensuring protection is in place.

One Stop Shop

Your storage unit can be your one stop shop. Your storage space, your shipping facility and even your show room. Go a step further and keep all those sensitive business documents inside document archive storage.