A springtime refresh for home and garden?
Storms and Garden Equipment
Many people store their garden equipment in our units over the winter, avoiding bad weather and wintery storms. Often though, people will risk leaving items outdoors and just stack and cover the garden furniture with a waterproof covering.
Want to make your Christmas more environmentally friendly?
As the issues of addressing global warming and climate change become ever more urgent, we are all going to need to change our habits, and arguably Christmas is one time when our consumption and consequent production of waste is at its peak.
Keeping Christmas traditions alive
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:
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.
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 had been using his storage unit to meet his, also married, girlfriend and had installed a queen size mattress in the middle of the floor that was surrounded by candles. He was found out after one of the candles was accidentally knocked over, setting fire to their discarded clothes. The two, presumably naked, had to flee the now-burning unit to considerable embarrassment and a hefty insurance bill.
Another fiery story, this time from the USA:
A tenant used their self-storage unit to keep six pet snakes. Snakes need to be kept warm and the owner therefore installed a 100-watt bulb to keep the unit warm. Unfortunately, the bulb caused a short-circuit precipitating a fire that spread to more than 30 other units. Roasted snake anyone?
Picture ID: A customer arranging the rental of a self-storage unit was asked for two forms of picture ID. Somewhat annoyed, the customer produced their driving licence, grabbed some scissors from the office desk and cut it in half. Some people!
Sometimes people have difficulty visualising the dimensions of a space and how much they can fit into it. This confused customer had difficulty deciding on the size they wanted but eventually settled on a 10ft by 10ft space. When the unit manager explained that this dimension was the footprint, and that the unit was 8ft high, the customer said: “So…I can stack things UP?”
Sign outside US storage unit: “Storage Wars not filmed here.”
Husband to wife: “Hey, sweetheart, will you do me a favour?”
Wife: “Of course, what is it?”
He: “When I die will you sell all my stuff from the storage unit?”
He: “Because I don’t want some idiot using my stuff.”
She: “Don’t worry, dear, I won’t marry an idiot again”
And finally, since it will soon be Christmas, a cracker joke or two:
Why did Santa Claus steal a big letter ‘S’ in January? Because he needed elf Storage.
What type of dinosaur puts Jane Eyre into self-storage? A Brontë-store-us.
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: