Lok’nStore Maidenhead opening in the next few weeks!
Our new self storage centre will be opening at Stafferton Way, Maidenhead in the next two weeks enabling local people to take advantage of our low cost storage. This new store has already got its first customers who have reserved storage units with us and they will be moving into their storage space in ample time for Christmas. The store will be managed by a new member of Lok’nStore staff who has a wealth of experience in the self storage industry.
Gentlemen, did you know that your wife or girlfriend is taking over your wardrobe space?
Without you realising it, she will have gradually invaded your space with her vastly ridiculous collection of handbags and shoes. She will have cleverly passed it off as “a bargain” or “I need them for an interview,” but she will have gradually stolen (yes I say stolen) your personal wardrobe space. No doubt you have been unable to find that fine pair of soft Italian leather loafers that you bought in Milan that year. Have you “lost” that new pair of running shoes that mysteriously disappeared at the same time as the sales started?
There’s only one thing for it my friend; your wife needs self storage. She needs a small storage unit for that vast collection of shoes and bags where she can store them out of harms way. She could visit whenever she wants, selecting just that right colour of mule, stiletto or sling back. Rent her a 25 sqft room at Lok’nStore and she would even be able to put a full length mirror in there as well.
Think about it this way: you don’t know what to get her for Christmas do you?
Lok’nStore, the big friendly self-storage company, is proud to announce that it has agreed to make Naomi House & jacksplace its ‘Charity of the Year’. The local self-storage company in Poole, Swindon, Southampton, Fareham, Portsmouth, Basingstoke and Reading started supporting the charity from September 2013 and has planned various fundraising activities involving their staff.
To officially confirm this new partnership, Steve Wells, Regional Manager of Lok’nStore, recently presented Fiona Hansford of Naomi House & jacksplace with a certificate announcing the hospice as their ‘Charity of the Year’. Steve and the local Centre Manager’s also spent time with Fiona at Naomi House & jacksplace finding out about how local fundraising from companies like Lok’nStore is critical to the charities existence by ensuring the hospice raises more than £_ million each year.
Steve, Regional Manager at Lok’nStore comments: “We are delighted to be forming this partnership between Naomi House & jacksplace and Lok’nStore. With many of our customers residing in the local area, it is important for us to support the community around our stores. To kick start our relationship with the hospice, we will make a £25 donation every time the charity directs a customer to Lok’nStore and they make a reservation. We also have some exciting fundraising activity planned where we will be profiling the charity to our customers and the general public.”
Lok’nStore currently has 24 centers in handy locations across the South East of England. At each one you’ll find a huge range of self-storage units to choose from and a friendly team ready to help you out with storage tips and offer you a cuppa.
Are you interested in working for Lok’nStore in the ever expanding self storage industry?
Lok’nStore has job vacancies at various locations across the south east working in our self storage facilities in customer services and also in caretaker positions. We offer an uncapped bonus scheme and 20 days holiday (increasing to 25) per year for full time staff. If you are interested and looking for a change, please visit the careers page on our website here.
Our new storage facility in Maidenhead is really starting to look impressive now. These photographs were taken last week and they show the building well out of the ground and on its way to completion. This new facility will be opening December 2013 and will be the biggest self storage centre in the area. We are currently looking for staff for Maidenhead to work alongside the store manager: Mike Hughes. Please visit our careers page if you are interested in working at this exciting new location.
Many of us call it the loft. Some of us call it the attic. Either way, many of them are stuffed to the rafters with our old possessions. Is there a difference between a loft and an attic? Looking around the web there seems to be no clear definition other than “an attic runs the entire length of a house or property, while a loft is only part of it.” Attics are also generally used for storage, whereas a loft can be turned into an extra living space or work place / home office.
To be honest though it doesn’t matter what it’s called: it’s still a mess!
Everybody knows that bike theft is extremely common now days, with thieves becoming more expert and brazen at dealing with modern locks and bike security. With many bicycles costing over £1,000 they are a big draw for the thief. Current advice is: keep your bike indoors. That would be fine if we all lived in large houses, but many of us don’t and have to exist in slightly larger than rabbit hutch “modern” housing.
So where do you keep that shiny new bike you’ve bought with your hard earned cash?
There are many options on the market at the moment for getting your bike off the floor and out of the hallway where you no doubt keep tripping over it. One of my favourite bike storage hangers is this one by Hood. It’s basically a hook that “fixes your fixie” (see what I did there) to the wall, but still manages to have keep a pleasant architectural form. Made totally in England, the Hood bike wall mount is manufactured from folded steel with a nice piece of leather to prevent your bike from getting scratched. They come in “Urban Grey” and “Flat White,” but can be made in any colour you fancy.
Special holiday storage rates plus freebie storage pack worth £15 at Lokn’Store
Lok’nStore have just upped their offer to students who want vacation storage near their college or university by offering the lowest rates in the market – at £10 a week – plus a storage pack worth £15 including 4 boxes , packing tape and a padlock for free. All students need to do when booking the holiday storage is to produce their student id to get these special rates and free storage packs.
Every year and every holiday (be it the long summer break or the Easter or Christmas holidays), rather than packing up their car or a kindly parent’s or friend’s car and driving home with everything they’ve got for the term, students choose to put their things into storage. So they can leave all their termly possessions at Lok’nStore in safe & clean units until the next term. Every one of Lok’nStore’s 25 centres have units for £10 per week for students to rent. It’s all pretty easy and it’s very affordable with these rates.
For more details see the student storage page on the main Lok’nStore website.
The pressure for students to take their stuff away from their student accomodation comes from the fact that so many colleges and universities use the rooms in the holidays for both conferences and for summer (or holiday) schools for special courses and the like. And that means that the student has to clear out the room so that it’s free to be let out as accomodation for those events. In some cases students take their things to Lok’nStore when they’re awat for a term studying or getting experience abroad. Just compare the £10 per week to keep your things in Lok’nStore to the weekly rent on a room, say £110 to £150 a week. Incidentally did you know that student accomodation has doubled in price in the last 10 years – according to the NUS!
Lok’nStore’s recently opened self storage facility in Crawley, will be welcoming comedian Helen Keen through its doors on Wednesday 13th March as part of Crawley STEMfest 2013. Helen Keen, often to be heard on Radio 4, will be bringing one of her favourite subjects to life: space exploration. Fusing together stand-up and tinfoil, her show was described by the Radio Times as “shamelessly nerdy … deeply funny.” For tickets to this event; please email: crawleySTEMfest@brighton.ac.uk
According to the property search website; Zoopla, the housing market may finally be improving for some homeowners in the UK.
In an article published in The Independent newspaper (20/02/13), Zoopla, claimed that more house-sellers are sticking to their asking price, with less than a third prepared to knock money off the price of the property. Of particular interest to Lok’nStore, is the mention in the article that the property market in Milton Keynes appears to be holding up extremely well; with house owners not budging on their asking prices. With its close transport links to London, it seems that Milton Keynes is looking very strong in the UKs deflated property market.
Lok’nStore Self Storage in Harlow was the host for 18 staff members from GSK who gave time to volunteer for a day with Harlow Foodbank. The staff from GSK in Harlow, Ware and Stevenage, spent Friday 23rd November 2012 at Lok’nStore in Edinburgh Road, with Harlow Foodband Warehouse Coordinator John Gillespie, sorting through the 2013 dated food in separate months so that nothing goes to waste. For full article please click here.
Harlow Foodbank at Lok'nStore Self Storage.
Where do you store all those morning suits when you’re not hiring them out to a wedding party? At Lok’nStore we have a long term business customer at one of our facilities who uses our storage for hundreds of ‘off hire’ traditional wedding outfits, top hats, morning suits, waist coats and trousers. His unit is racked out very carefully with rails and hangers, and has shelving for other stock that he doesn’t need constantly in his shop. The space he has at Lok’nStore allows him room to pop in to view his stock, and select what he needs for his shop. He finds that a huge advantage of using a Lok’nStore storage unit is that his main business trading premises are kept uncluttered, tidy and pleasant looking when his customers visit.