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Decluttering for spring? Contact Edinburgh Self Storage today!

Katy Coltart - 23rd February 2021

Who doesn’t feel like springing into action in spring? Wee lambs are pronking in the fields, and nature’s looking all clean and bright, and so will your home once you declutter without the added trauma of throwing stuff away that like it or not you’re attached to.  You can store the lot safely and securely…

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Working at Home – The Basics

Katy Coltart - 12th October 2020

Over the last six months, we have all learnt that working at home is not all it’s cracked up to be. Having the will power to work and not get distracted is a battle that everyone faces. However, when you get it right, it can be a great way to strike that much-coveted work-life balance.…

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Murrie And Currie Comments on the Edinburgh Property Market Post Covid-19

Katy Coltart - 22nd September 2020

The following article has been written by Trevor Mapara, Managing Director of Murrie & Currie Property. At the start of 2020, many had lost their faith in the usually solid UK property market due to the uncertainty of Brexit. First-time buyers were holding off with the thought of price drops. Second-time buyers/families stopped in their…

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Giving Your Home Market Appeal

Katy Coltart - 14th July 2020

Giving Your Home Market Appeal Property Market Tips As we slowly, and hopefully, emerge from lockdown and return to normal – whatever that might look like for you – the property market post-COVID is coming back to life.  If you’re selling your home, you want it to have market appeal. You want to present your…

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Finding the Right Self Storage in Edinburgh

Katy Coltart - 29th April 2020

If you’re spending Covid-19 lockdown downtime decluttering your home or office (or even your home office!),  you may find you have a need for flexible, affordable self storage in Edinburgh once restrictions are lifted. At time of writing this month’s news feature, we’re still in lockdown here in Scotland, and many of us are spending…

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Saving Energy in the Home

Katy Coltart - 30th December 2019

Being green is at the forefront of all our minds, and quite rightly so. Not only will you be saving energy and money, you’ll be lowering your carbon footprint, something we all need to be accountable for.  Smart Meters. We have the technology. Check with your energy provider to see if smart meters are available…

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Back to Basics with Edinburgh Self Storage

Katy Coltart - 1st November 2019

This month at Edinburgh Self Storage, we’re going back to basics with a look at the birth and growth of self storage facilities in the UK.   The UK is home to over 1,500 self storage facilities. To put that into context, there are more self storage sites in the UK than there are McDonalds. But…

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Get Ready for Winter

Katy Coltart - 1st October 2019

We know it’s not the cheeriest thing to be thinking about in October, but it’s time we started thinking about getting ready for winter and preparing our homes for the inevitable colder months ahead.  Research from UK insurance companies found that 70 per cent of us don’t carry out this essential preparation, and can be…

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Minimalist or Maximalist?

Katy Coltart - 2nd September 2019

So what’s the difference? One is more or less the opposite of the other.  On the surface, you’d think that minimalists might just prefer to keep a zero clutter house – or office – and this applies equally to home offices and shared workspaces. But many of us are now opting for a less consumerist…

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Preparing your stuff for storage

Katy Coltart - 31st July 2019

If you’re moving home, in between homes or going on extended holiday you might find self-storage useful, so you can rest in the knowledge that your belongings are safe and secure. Stress-free storage with Edinburgh Self Storage As with most things in life, preparation is key, so we’ve prepared this brief guide to prepare your…

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Here Comes Summer

Katy Coltart - 31st May 2019

Whatever your travel plans for summer, there will most likely be some packing involved. If it’s a staycation – well, we need to be mindful of the vagaries of the British weather and pack accordingly. We like to think we’re quite good at packing here at Edinburgh Self Storage – it’s kind of our business…

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10 Reasons to Choose Edinburgh Self Storage

Katy Coltart - 28th February 2019

There are so many reasons why you should choose Edinburgh Self Storage for your self storage needs – but here are our top ten. Our state of the art, digital security facilities makes Edinburgh Self Storage your first choice for storage in Edinburgh and beyond. We’re open seven days a week and you can access…

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Self Storage At The Movies

Katy Coltart - 29th January 2019

The world of self-storage has moved on a lot since its early days, although over the years, Hollywood has done little to dispel the myth that storage units were dark scary places hiding terrifying secrets. You’ll be relieved to know that they’re now bright, modern facilities with state of the art access and technology. That…

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Edinburgh’s Spooktacular Halloween.

Katy Coltart - 25th October 2018

With its long and bloody history, Edinburgh’s a spooky place to be at Halloween – although arguably it’s a spooky city all year round with its dungeons, tales of hauntings at the ancient Castle, and a plethora of places scary enough to chill you to the bone. This Halloween, there’s lots to do if you’re…

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Hibernating Your Summer Wardrobe

Katy Coltart - 21st September 2018

Summer officially ends on Sunday 23rd September in the northern hemisphere and autumn begins. The turn of the season is always a good time to review your wardrobe so we’ve rounded up some tips for you in this month’s blog post. There are many suggestions on how to organise and optimise your wardrobe – from…

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Self Storage and your Side Hustle

Katy Coltart - 30th August 2018

Ever considered a side hustle? In these days of financial uncertainty, it’s increasingly less likely that we’ll have a reliable pension when the time comes. That’s why more and more people are starting a ‘side hustle’ – a part time business that can fulfil many functions. Saving for kids’ university days, retirement, paying off mortgage…

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How to Declutter Your Life

Katy Coltart - 30th July 2018

It’s hard to ignore the omnipresent chatter recommending that we declutter, downsize, detox, diet, organise and optimise our lives and our homes. Apparently there are, according to science, some real mental health benefits to decluttering – so maybe there is some truth in the saying that a tidy house leads to a tidy mind. The…

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Selling Up or Moving On? We Can Help!

Katy Coltart - 30th June 2018

Updated May 2019 The start of the summer is one of the most popular times of year for people to put their house or flat on the market. Lots of people are on the look-out for their next dream property before the start of the next school or university term. Photos for the viewing schedule…

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How To Have A Staycation in Edinburgh

Katy Coltart - 25th June 2018

Summer Holidays How often have you been asked recently where you’re going on your holidays? Us too. It’s got us daydreaming about all the ways to spend our precious time off. Some of us fly off to sunny climes for sun, sea and surf. Others nip off for a city break taking in a weekend…

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School’s Out for Summer

Katy Coltart - 20th June 2018

It’s that time of year when kids in school start to get a bit giddy. Thoughts turn to the summer holidays stretching out before them. No homework, no teachers and no school uniform. What could be better? The parents among us might not be quite so giddy at the thought but that’s another story! There’s…

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Edinburgh: The Festival City

Katy Coltart - 11th June 2018

Edinburgh Festival As we leave Spring behind, folk in Edinburgh are starting to think about festivals. Not just one festival but a whole load one after the other all through the Summer months. It’s not called The Festival City for nothing. Apparently, all of the festivals combined attract audiences of over 4.5 million people. That…

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Edinburgh Accies celebrate the end of their 160th season

Katy Coltart - 4th June 2018

Edinburgh Self Storage is proud to sponsor the Edinburgh Accies One of the things we’re really excited about at Edinburgh Self Storage is our partnership with Edinburgh Academical Football Club, or Edinburgh Accies as they’re more affectionately known. Despite the name, they’re actually the oldest rugby club in Scotland (and the second oldest in the…

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Edinburgh On A Bank Holiday Monday

Katy Coltart - 28th May 2018

Revised May 2019 What did you get up to for the late Bank Holiday Monday? What do you think of when you think about Bank Holidays – wet weather, traffic jams, crowded beauty spots? The story goes that bank holidays were introduced by a banker in Victorian times who wanted days off to go and…

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Why we love a wedding at Edinburgh Self Storage

Katy Coltart - 22nd May 2018

Why we love a wedding at Edinburgh Self Storage We love a wedding here at Edinburgh Self Storage: the dress, the flowers, the cake, the tears (not to mention the party afterwards). As Most Rev Michael Curry put it at the weekend, “Two young people fell in love, and we all showed up.” Awwww. It’s…

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10 Tips for Decluttering This Spring

Katy Coltart - 10th April 2018

Today, we’re bombarded with ‘life-hacks’ and ‘handy tips’ to help us feel, work and live – better. So, if you’re still battling with a cluttered home, you may well be running out of excuses! You don’t have to be a minimalist to benefit from a cleaner and clearer living space and if you’re not quite…

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Tips For Decluttering Your Home After Christmas

Katy Coltart - 18th January 2018

We marked mid-January this week with the infamous ‘Blue Monday’. Heralded by many as the most miserable day of the year! But if there’s one easy way to lift your spirits during this dreary month, it’s by decluttering your home after Christmas to help kick start the year ahead. This month, we’re sharing our top…

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Store Christmas Presents To Keep Them Secret And Safe

Katy Coltart - 13th December 2017

What makes Christmas such a magical time? Maybe we’d all answer this differently. But one thing we can agree on is that Christmas is so much more than the big day itself. The run-up to Christmas is full of excitement and mystery. But how can you keep your festive surprises safe from curious creatures? In…

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7 Nifty Ways to Create Extra Space in Your Home By Christmas

Katy Coltart - 22nd November 2017

Christmas is barely a few weeks away and here in Edinburgh we really know how to get into the festive spirit. The city comes alive with Christmas Markets, ice skating in Princess Street Gardens and of course, the festive season goes out with a bang at our legendary Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party. But with the…

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Preparing to Move House: The Checklist

Katy Coltart - 16th August 2017

Moving home, despite being one of the most stressful events in life, often coincides with another life-changing event like a new job or a growing family. Having access to a household and personal self storage unit can make preparing to move house much easier for students, couples and families alike. This week, we’re sharing our…

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Letting Your Property During the Edinburgh Festival

Katy Coltart - 5th August 2017

Edinburgh is a vibrant hub of arts and culture all year round, but there’s no better time to visit than during the Edinburgh Festival. Every year thousands of international festival goers descend on Scotland’s capital city to be amused, amazed and entertained throughout August. And yes, for us locals this might mean hailing a taxi…

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Self Storage & Travelling Abroad

Edinburgh Self Storage - 3rd August 2017

  Wanderlust can strike at any time of life. And in a world that’s smaller than ever, international travel has become a lifestyle choice – even a necessity – for many people. But what if you have more than troubles to pack up in your old kit bag? Whether you’re embarking on a gap year…

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Escaping For Summer But What To Do With Your Stuff?!

Katy Coltart - 30th May 2017

School’s out – and so are you. Whether that’s home for the holidays or off on a summer-long adventure. But what about all that stuff you feel like you just moved into your student halls or university accommodation? If lugging all of your worldly possessions home only to bring them back again in September sounds…

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Beginners Guide To Self Storage

Edinburgh Self Storage - 3rd December 2015

Our explanation of what self storage is, what you can use it for, and what are the features and benefits, as well as points to consider when making the choice to store.

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De-Clutter With Self Storage

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Fed up of tripping over the many chair legs and “Objets d′art” that clutter your house? Here are some handy ways to de-clutter.

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Scaling Down With Self Storage

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While everyone considers how they can eat less, use less energy and buy less, downsizing a house never usually makes the top of anyone’s list.

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