When young people move out from home – either for college terms or more permanently – parents often find themselves looking after their offspring’s collections until, in theory, their owners move into a large enough space to be able to take them away.
Anyone who has ever sold their home will be familiar with the agents’ advice to remove “personal clutter” and create an open and neutral space into which viewers can project their imaginations.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
A couple of years ago a book by Japanese author, Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organising, became an international best seller.
It is based on the principle that we should keep only those possessions that we truly love and will use and should be ruthlessly disciplined about getting rid of everything else. Her suggested methods,
Last August I wrote a post on hoarding “The UK a Nation of Hoarders” and following on from this and the last post “Smaller UK Homes” I thought that it might be worth revisiting the hoarding subject again, especially as we are now officially into Spring and Spring Cleaning is just around the corner!
In my original post I wrote –
Did you know that the size of our homes has been shrinking?
New housing developments have become a familiar sight in towns and villages across Suffolk and the rest of the UK.
But still there are insufficient homes to meet the rising demand, at least none at the
List writing can be a fantastic way to quickly get thoughts on paper and can comprise of anything which will help you to get those swirling thoughts out of your head and organised on to paper.
It might be a list of plants for a new border in the garden.
A shopping list – especially good if you have tendency to be drawn in to special offers, which might look appealing
Christmas is a time of fun and laughter and we hope you like our take on the traditional 12 days
The Autumn is here and a New Year too?
What makes us a nation of hoarders?
According to new research from Cushman & Wakefield and the Self Storage Association UK (SSA UK), in March 2015 there were approximately 2,650 storage facilities in Europe, over 80% are located in just six countries.
The UK is the largest market with 40% of the total, followed by France, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Sweden.
UK (INC. CONTAINERS): Population: 64,100,000 Est. no. of facilities: 1,077
FRANCE: Population: 66,874,000 Est. no. of facilities: 336
THE NETHERLANDS: Population: 16,982,000 Est. no. of facilities: 282
SPAIN: Population: 47,727,000 Est. no. of facilities: 263
On Monday 9th May the Suffolk FA Women’s Cup Final was played between Kirkley and Pakefield FC Royals and Ipswich Town Ladies.
The kick off was at 7pm and with HomeStore being the main sponsors Martin and John had the honour of meeting both teams before kick-off and we were all able to watch from the hospitality seats in the Cobbold stand.
Ipswich started the game as they meant to go on and after just 10 mins were 1-0 up thanks to the opening goal by Hollie Clement. Three minutes later Molly Hall made it 2-0 to Ipswich followed by Libby Dixon at 28mins and then two goals from Amanda Crump at 38mins and 42 mins, bringing the half time score to 5-0 to Ipswich.