It this time of year, the pressure to buy things is at its most intense, not only because of the annual event that is Black Friday, but also because of Christmas.
In fact, in the consumer economy that characterises most of the developed world, most businesses and the economy, depend on
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
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 –
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
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