The Psychology Of Our Relationship With Our 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:


Adult Children Living at Home

How Do You Cope When Your Adult Children Need to Move Back Home?

Eight years since the start of the Global financial crisis, seven years of austerity and now Brexit-induced inflation have done little


When might you need short term storage?

Short term Storage

From a sudden emergency to the changing seasons, there are plenty of reasons why self-storage facilities may be needed. Here’s a selection:


Happy 10th Anniversary HomeStore

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We can’t quite believe that we have reached this wonderful milestone. 10 years!

A lot has happened in that time both in business terms and for the HomeStore team personally, but we are very thankful that both of us (John, the Branch Manager and myself, Sarah) are still here 10 years on – the original team!
So, we thought that we would look back on some of the more memorable moments from this decade, in a 10th Anniversary review.


Testimonials – What’s the Importance for a Business?

What is a testimonial?

The dictionary of “testimonial” definition is –

1. A written declaration certifying to a person’s character, conduct, or qualifications, or to the value, excellence, etc., of a thing; a letter or written statement of recommendation.
2. Something given or done as an expression of esteem, admiration, or gratitude.

So for a business, such as ours, a testimonial would be written by a customer,


Preserving Paper and Organising Archives

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How Best to Organise, Store and Preserve Paper

In a previous blog we talked about the requirement for many organisations to keep and store archived paper records, often for many years.
But like many physical materials, paper is organic and likely to deteriorate over time so


Christmas Chaos and a Fridge

Cash Machine ATM

Christmas Chaos

Well, it happened to me and I thought it never would. I’m too clever and smart when it comes to my money and the thieves would never get their hands on my money – or so I thought.
Christmas chaos is about to descend on me from a great height and I thought I would start to get


The Importance of Keeping Records and Archive Storage

paper archive

Vulnerability

The massive ransomware attack WannaCry in May this year that virtually shut down many of the UK’s hospitals and GP surgeries illustrated the vulnerability of digital records.
Medical services had to return to paper-based systems to carry on, showing the importance of