The Storemates Blog

Read the latest news and information from Storemates.

Helping you make and save money in 2015 with Storemates & friends

We hope your 2015 is going well so far. Have you already sneaked a few chocolates and given up on the jogging? 

Storemates Joins Forces with Centrepoint to End Youth Homelessness

That's a shocking fact... If you're on the streets that means its even harder to get a job, stay in college or keep healthy.We at Storemates have been so moved by their plight that we've decided to throw our weight behind Centrepoint, the charity that campaigns tirelessly to end youth homelessness. Through their practical and emotional support, safe accommodation, and training programmes they have helped homeless young people to address their challenges and get back on track. Over 8400 people between the ages of 18 and 25 have already benefited this year. But there are so many more that need help.

What’s new? 5 Great Updates from Storemates!

Hi, I am Bally Sappal, the new Head of Operations at Storemates and I am really pleased to join the friendly Storemates team! We’re here to make life easier for you and others across the UK who want to benefit from a smart, greener, low cost alternative to the big commercial self storage. It’s been an exciting couple of months with great new developments. Here are 5 amazing updates I’d love to tell you about...

Storemates can make you a microentrepreneur! It could be you!

 We are really excited and pleased to inform you that the UK government is keen to take a lead in the growing global sharing economy. The sharing economy, according to Debbie Wosscow, founder of LoveHomeSwap, refers to online services that help people share assets, time and skills.  As users of Storemates you are part of the sharing economy as you are sharing space.  This also includes other online platforms such as AirBnB, LoveHomeSwap, Just Park and ZipCar.

What is the Sharing Economy?

While the Sharing Economy is currently an infant, known mostly via  AirBnB and JustPark, it's only the beginning. This P2P model is a new and alternative socio-economic system which at the heart of it is about sharing and collaborating across all aspects of economic and social life.  

Cost of Living in London

It’s a well-known fact that living in London as well as most parts of england can be expensive, making it hard to save money.  Take the cost of housing, food, petrol, utilities and other necessities and your left with very little money. 

Same Name, brand new site!

  IMPORTANT: FOR ALL EXISTING USERS, YOU WILL NEED TO RESET YOUR PASSWORD TO ACCESS THE NEW SITE. RESET YOUR PASSWORD

Storemates on BBC2

BBC have recently launched a mini series called Business Boomers and with the incredible boom in Britain’s storing items, it comes as no surprise the storage industry is hot property. And here’s why...In the last 30 years Britain has become the biggest self storage industry in Europe. We spend around half a billion pounds a year on self storage!

Less Is More

With the exception of people who love the minimalist lifestyle, most us collect things as the years pass and quite a few of us get into the routine of not questioning why we are actually keeping stuff. We clutter our lovely homes with books, papers, electronics, trinkets and other knick-knacks we “may have a use for” at some point in the future.Less Is MoreThe younger we are the less attached we are to things in general. The older we become the more reticent we are in throwing out our collection of hard won baubles. By the time we’ve reached a certain age, we become almost pathologically accustomed to storing our unused possessions around the house; saving them for a rainy day.

World Book Day 2014

If you read books, the thought of turning all those books into a homemade library - whether under your stairs, in the spare room or even the loo - must have crossed your mind, even for a moment! Come on! There is a certain elegance and sophistication about it...But then life happens you know, things change and that spare space you would have used is being occupied and that thought of a homemade library is exactly that...just a thought! Well here's a solution.