Charity Donations and Storage

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


Suffolk History in the Easter Holidays

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:


Why is Hoarding Considered a Disorder

Hoarding – when does it become a disorder?

The phenomenon of hoarding as distinct from collecting has become a topic for debate and for research by psychologists as well as having its own section as a disorder on the NHS website.
It is a popular assumption that


Famous Hoarders in History

Famous Hoarders in History

Hoarding has become a favourite topic of research among psychologists, but it has also been a focus for politicians from time to time. Famously in the 1930s when FDR issued an


List Makers – Rule breaker or Well Organised

Are you a list maker?

Further to a blog which I wrote back in Feb 2017, this is a great follow-up written by Alison Withers on our behalf –

There is an interesting psychology behind the making of lists.
They can indicate that the person is a rule breaker, or that they are compulsively well-organised. It all depends on what you do with the list after


US and UK Homes – A different Language

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?

shoes on display

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


Love is in the Air – Planning a Wedding?

Heart Wedding Love

Hand holding heart

Planning the Big Day

Late February and early March see couples, but especially prospective brides, thoughts turn to wedding fairs and inspiration, help and advice on planning the big day.
Whether it is to be a small, intimate occasion or a