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.
Stockpiling food in readiness for Brexit
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.
Kesgrave High School Sixth Form has a proud record of encouraging their students to “look beyond” their academic studies and provides annual opportunities for teams to participate in wildlife conservation and community based projects in countries such as South Africa and Zambia.
During a previous visit to South Africa in 2016 they were able to take 15 unwanted laptops with them to donate to schools, communities and aspiring entrepreneurs to help with IT training, business start-ups and simple tasks that we take for granted, such as writing a letter. These laptops were out of date by our standards, running old operating systems and open source software – most of them didn’t even have working batteries. But to developing communities they are much prized administration and learning tools, helping local people to improve their own lives or those of others.
Old Laptops Needed
Kesgrave High School Sixth Form will be visiting South Africa once again in July 2018 and would very much like to repeat this initiative and we have offered to help, if we can. Do you – or anyone else in your family or workplace – have an old laptop that is no longer required? Will you or anyone else in your family be getting a new or replacement laptop for Christmas?
If so, Kesgrave High School will gladly take it off your hands and make sure it gets to someone who can
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 –
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.
UK has the most storage facilities than any other country in Europe
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
GERMANY: Population: 79,829,000 Est. no. of facilities: 143