US and UK Homes – A different Language

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The Language of US and UK Homes

In our last blog we compared the amount of possessions in the average US and UK homes. We found that in spite of being roughly twice the size, in the US the use of self-storage facilities by homeowners had increased at a rapid rate.
So, this time we thought we’d look at other differences, and it’s all about the language.

What Can’t You Bear To Part With – Valued Possessions?

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Shoe Collection

What Possessions can’t you bear to part with?

In 2015 anthropologists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) carried out a study into possessions in the average home. It found that even in the smallest home in their study, a house of 980 sq ft, there were, in the two bedrooms and living room alone

The Psychology Of Our Relationship With Our Possessions

Nostalgia and possessions

Psychology and Possessions

Despite trends such as minimalism and decluttering and the “throwaway society” idea of the relentless pursuit of the newest and best, human beings are nothing if not contrary and many of us find it difficult to get rid of possessions.

The 19th Century British textile designer William Morris advised:

Suffolk Christmas Charity Events 2018

Christmas Tinsel and Lantern

Doing something for charity in Suffolk at Christmas

Many people like to do something to help those less fortunate than themselves at Christmas, whether it is donating time or taking part in charity events.
Suffolk has a well-established tradition of such events and here are some for this year:
There will be a carol service at Christmas at St Mary’s Church, Bury St Edmunds on Thursday 20 December 2018 in aid of Alzheimer’s society.

HomeStore Amusing Stories

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Santa needs “elf” Storage

There’s humour in self storage

There have been some amusing uses of self-storage over the years and plenty of jokes. Here are some of the best:

This Amusing one is from Australia (perhaps we take self-storage more seriously in the UK):

In a 24-hour access unit the staff noticed a tenant coming and going usually late in the day. It wasn’t until there was a fire that they found out why. The married tenant

Annual Business Review

Reviewing Business for annual business review

Have you done your annual business review?

Traditionally late December and early January are the times when activity can be a little quieter and businesses take the opportunity to review how they have performed over the previous year.
Depending on how well they have done in reaching their goals for the year as well as developments in their industry sector this can be a time for making significant changes for