Are You Moving House And Stuck with White Goods?

September is a popular month for house moves as people race to avoid having to move all their belongings before the bad weather sets in. Thankfully we seem to be in the midst of an Indian summer at the moment but there is one problem you might have encountered which is common among many people who are moving into a rental property – what to do with white goods!

Fridge freezers, washing machines and so on otherwise known as white goods are essentials in any home. The problem arises when it’s time to move house and the property you are moving into has its own integrated appliances.

Washing machines and fridge freezers aren’t the easiest things to try and find space for and it unlikely your new landlord will appreciate you storing them in your new home in the first place.

So what are your options?

If you are planning to move into your rental within the next few weeks it is worth assessing how much your appliances are worth. Are they worth keeping? Sometimes it’s just easier to sell them on ebay or Gumtree rather than have to think about where to store them.

If they are in good working order, however, you do have the option of putting them in self-storage along with other items you may not have space for.

Storing Your Guitar

London the UK’s capital city has not surprisingly been at the epicentre of the UK music scene on and off since music scenes began. Even Liverpool band The Beatles shifted their recording to Abbey Road and helped shape the future development of music way back in the 1960s.

Guitars of course have played a major part in the development of modern music. Rock bands still rely on guitars to make music and it’s a virtual certainty that the next big guitar band is out there in London waiting to be discovered.

Moving back down to earth, however, the cost of a good guitar can run into several thousand pounds, so it is well worth making sure that it is stored properly to avoid damage -e even if you are a cash-strapped busker!

Excess heat is one of the biggest threats to a guitar. Guitar parts are said to liquefy at 140 Fahrenheit. While this might sound impossibly hot, consider for a moment that the temperature on the inside of a car left out in the sun can reach 175 degrees.

Clearly that sort of extreme temperature isn’t good for a guitar and can leave you spending more money on repairs. Guitars can also be damaged by too much moisture particularly when it comes to the wood which can warp over time.

Dust can also be a problem, if your guitar is left gathering it over an extended period of time.

To avoid these problems, storing your instrument in self-storage can be an option. As long as it is packed away correctly it will be safe from damage.