Are our attitudes to possessions changing?
It this time of year, the pressure to buy things is at its most intense, not only because of the annual event that is Black Friday, but also because of Christmas.
In fact, in the consumer economy that characterises most of the developed world, most businesses and the economy, depend on
Keeping Christmas traditions alive
What is your most cherished possession?
Worried About Post-Brexit Shortages?
Recent research carried out by the finance provider Premium Credit has discovered that UK consumers have spent a total of £4 billion stockpiling food, drinks and medicine amid fears of a “no-deal” Brexit in October.
Clearly, there seems to be worry surrounding business predictions and speculation that there could be short-term supply problems.
But in an era of ever-diminishing living spaces with little or no storage, where are they keeping their hoards? Well, as long as the goods are non-perishable, such as canned or bottled produce, we have a solution. Our smallest storage space, a one-metre cubed locker, lends itself perfectly to the storage of these types of items.
Whether this sort of practice is actually necessary is another question and one you should consider for yourselves.
However, for SMEs, particularly for those whose businesses are seasonal – the October Brexit deadline may be important – in as much as it is very close to what may be their peak trading period; Christmas.
Such businesses normally start to buy their seasonal ranges well ahead of time and they inevitably will need storage space for their stocks, whether they are manufacturers, shops or e-commerce businesses.
We can offer affordable short term storage for as little as one week, in individual units ranging from 25 square feet to 200 square feet+, with CCTV and 24 hour access with insurance.
To Panic or Not?
In times of uncertainty or a concern about the future, such as a no-deal Brexit, it is inevitable that there will be worry about a break in the supply chain. Stockpiling may be an option for some. At least they have that control – storing supplies – around what could be seen as an uncontrolable time. Food, water and medicines are all items which may be on the “got to have enough of” list.
Just get in touch if you would like to know more about our units for your supplies.
Why are local history archives important?
A recent report in the East Anglian Daily Times about a local historian’s efforts to find a local home for his substantial collection of local photos, records and books prompted this blog.
Although the issue was that he wanted his collection to stay in the town that was its subject, it does prompt the wider question of why such collections are so valuable and the difficulties of finding accessible places in which to preserve them.
We live in an age where the increase of online sources of information and opinion-forming are everywhere and instantly available, but it could be argued that this has limited both people’s abilities to store information in their memories and has also shortened attention spans.
Any change can be daunting and none more so than making the decision to move from a larger family home. However, downsizing could also be a liberation.
The children have grown up and have left to start their own adult lives, but alongside the lives lived within those walls, has come an accumulation of stuff. Sometimes, despite the sentimental value, it accumulates to the point where the
Do we need to retain our memories of special moments?
How many of us actually ever look at those souvenirs we have kept of special moments?
They are often items of little monetary value – a champagne cork, an old theatre or concert programme, faded letters, a much-battered child’s toy – but more sentimental memories.
Psychologists argue that our relationship with possessions is based on the fact that we own them, which means that we
Charity Clothes Donations and Storage
There are hidden depths to the whole business of donating clothes to charity, as well as a lot of mistaken beliefs about what happens to them.
According to the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), last year in the UK we bought 1,130,000 tonnes of clothes. However, a study by Barnardo’s in 2015 revealed that each item we own is only worn
Exploring Suffolk history during the coming Easter holidays
In past blogs we have looked at some of the famous names and dates in history that are associated with Suffolk.
But with the Easter holidays coming up we have some suggestions for historic places that you might be interested in exploring with your children.
Here are some suggestions: