London E-commerce Business

E-commerce is one of the most popular up and coming sectors in modern business, and savvy entrepreneurs in London are jumping in with two feet. One of the key aspects for this is the possibility of fast returns, and if you are naturally organised and can work out what your niche is within the e-commerce industry, you can quickly have a cash flow that starts to repay your initial investment. There’s less face to face interaction needed to gain sales – a lot of e-commerce advertising and marketing is web-based, meaning you don’t have to undertake lengthy meetings and negotiations to get your start-up under way.

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How Self Storage Can Help With Your Next DIY Project

Spring is often the time when we start thinking about some major DIY projects around the house. This year I’m thinking of knocking down a wall in the kitchen for example. But with such a radical household DIY project, how do protect the items that may get damaged by all the dust and activity? The answer is self storage!

Of course the usefulness offered by self-storage doesn’t end there. It may also come in handy for storing tools and other equipment and materials you may need to do the job. You can store large items of machinery such as cement mixers as well as sand concrete and paint ready for when you need them.

An added benefit of storing building materials in your self-storage unit is the added protection it provides from the elements. If there’s no room in the garage or shed – and let’s face it not most of us fill them up beyond their capacity – then a storage unit provides a much better alternative to storing things outside.

It also protects them from thieves who may be tempted by what they see in your garden whether that’s building materials or tools.

Storing your furniture away will also give you more space to work so it should come in handy for all your major DIY plans this spring.

It’s 2016 – Time For A Spring Clean!

It may not be spring just yet, but hey it’s been a long winter and there’s nothing like getting things done and out of the way early and that includes decluttering.

You may have been putting off having a clean-up in the festive period and if you have, the chances are your house will be full of Christmas clutter such as Christmas decorations toys (if you have kids) and even food, that probably didn’t get eaten.

All of this can leave you feeling a bit overwhelmed at the start of the year when there isn’t much to look forward to in the short term other than lighter nights.

At least clearing out your cupboards and having a tidy up will give you that early feeling of accomplishment those failed New Year’s resolutions failed to provide.

During any tidy up operation, the first thing to do is find a space for all the items so that you can put the stuff you are most likely to be using in a place that is accessible. Self-storage can help with this because you can provide a home for your items while you figure out how to reorganise your cupboards and perhaps even your furniture.

Making Space For Winter

October feels like summer has gone, and it’s time to prepare yourself for the long winter ahead. Summer lovers may feel slightly dismayed, however there’s nothing better than a spruce up of your home to get you feeling energised.

Blankets, winter duvets, fluffy cushions and heavy curtains will all contribute to making the season more comfortable. You can use Fortbox to switch up your home; store away your lighter, brighter summer interiors and replace them with cosy ones. With small to large storage spaces for great prices and great deals there’s no reason to be cold this winter!

A great way to save your wardrobe from becoming like Narnia is using storage for your summer and winter clothing. Your warm jackets can come out now, making room in your storage space for the summer clothes you’re not going to need.

Garden furniture and children’s play equipment, such as climbing frames, trampolines and swings, can all become damaged during the winter due to lack of use and bad weather. Extend their life expectancy by storing them away for the harsher seasons; we have a big selection of rooms available to fit items of all shapes and sizes.Bazoongi-Deluxe-14-Trampoline-lg

Lets hear it for Chelsea!

Fortbox are new to the area so we thought we would take a look at some of the things that Chelsea is famous for and give them a shout-out.

So lets start with the obvious;

Chelsea FC – We can’t really expect to move to an area that is so proud of its football and not mention Chelsea FC! Fortbox of course has no particular affiliation to any football team, but we are sure our own team members have some very strong opinions on this subject. Fortbox welcome storage customers whatever football team they support, but as we are in Chelsea we expect some of you might be Chelsea supporters! In which case we wish Chelsea every bit of luck in the Champions League match against Paris SG on Wednesday. Come on Chelsea!!

Made in Chelsea – You must have been living under a rock if you haven’t heard of this latest reality TV show. Based on the youth of our beloved Chelsea this docu-soap follows the everyday lives of people living in and around the Chelsea area. Did you know it actually broadcast its first show way back in 2011! So it isn’t actually that new afterall. But we thought we should definitely give it a mention because love it or hate it, Made in Chelsea has definitely put this part of London on the map.

Now here is an interesting fact that we didn’t know about Chelsea until recently. Did you know that Chelsea has one of the largest communities of Americans living outside of the US? Apparently – well according to Wikipedia, 6.53% of Chelsea residents were born in the US!

Actually – as we have started to write this, we have discovered that there are so many interesting facts about Chelsea that we can’t possibly fit them all onto one blog posts. So we will continue with our Chelsea trivia next time, but lets leave you with this one for now;

The word Chelsea originates from the old English word for ‘landing place for chalk or limestone [on the river]. Apparently! Thanks again Wikipedia!

Planning an extension? Move everything over to self-storage London. Free up your space, and ease your mind.

Planning to renovate, or extend your home? Let Fortbox self-storage units London take the pressure off. There’s nothing worse than trying to restore and decorate your home whilst’s it’s still full of furniture. Fortbox self-storage units are the ideal solution. Whether it’s a month’s project or an entire year, we’ve flexible storage solutions London for you to choose from. With self-storage units available from only 10 sq ft you can store as much or as little as you’d like. For many of our home renovating clients, they generally tend to store things by floors. So if it’s just the downstairs you’re extending, you might want to store everything on that level in one of our secure self-storage units London?

I have some really valuable antiques. Will they be safe in your self-storage units London?

Protecting valuables, and worries about the security of self-storage units, is something we hear on a daily basis at Fortbox self-storage units London. We understand it must be stressful leaving your precious possessions in somebody elses care.. but really don’t worry. Each and every self-storage unit London we hire is completely safe and secure. From your own pin and padlock to 24/7 surveillance, the safeguarding of your storage is something we take very seriously at Fortbox self-storage London. We’ve got everything you need to keep things nice and secure too, including boxes, tape and bubble wrap. So you can make sure everything is well and truly protected, including Aunt Marg’s special vase.

Just some of the things you can expect from Fortbox self-storage London

  • Friendly, reliable and dedicated customer service
  • A great range of clean, safe and secure self-storage units London
  • Flexible weekly contracts for all your self storage London needs
  • 24/7 surveillance, alarm and personal pin protection

A few ornaments or the entire kitchen. At Fortbox self-storage units London we have a range of storage units for you to choose from.

Regardless of how much stuff you have to store, Fortbox self-storage London can help. And once you have everything out of the way, you’ll have a clean slate so you can get on with your renovation project in earnest. You might find that once you’ve renovated, you’re not so keen on the idea of bringing everything back… Self-storage is much more affordable than you think, and might just be the answer if you wanted to keep some of your valuable antiques protected.. but not cluttering up your brand new extension. Why not talk to our team on 0800 023 7074 to find out more about our range of flexible storage solutions London.

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The big storage revelation… Self-storage isn’t a place to store unwanted junk… The Independent investigates…

Well, we knew that already at Fortbox self-storage London.. Though we do raise an eyebrow now and again.. most of our clients choose to use our self-storage units London for storing their valuable household and commercial goods… But there’s a new type of self-storage user who is actually helping to boost the UK economy. Meet the storage entrepreneur.

‘As businesses downscale and cut back, self storage facilities are becoming the base of choice for a new generation of lean, low-level pop-up entrepreneurs, attracted by flexibility, cheap rents and the convenience of a no-ties agreement. From mini-gyms to music academies and recycling centres, self storage units, with their adaptable functionality, are increasingly the blank canvasses on to which new businesses are painted.’

Could you be a self-storage entrepreneur?…

The Self Storage Association reported a 5 percent move away from domestic clients last month. Though it may seem a small percentage it’s a clear indicator of the rise of the storage entrepreneur.

Rodney Walker, the association’s CEO, explains: “We’re seeing a change in the proportion of business customers to private customers. This is part of the recessionary effect. If you are starting a business in today’s landscape it makes sense to use a facility that is flexible and cheap. For start-ups, self storage has always been a potentially more cost-effective way of getting established.”

One such client, is Philip, a professional fighter who teaches martial arts. ‘At the beginning of 2009 we were renting space in a commercial gym. We had a team of fighters we were training but we discovered that the facilities in commercial gyms are not set up for the discipline Philip teaches – mixed martial arts (MMA). For that you need specific mats and we also wanted to have our own cage as, at competition level, MMA takes place in a cage. The overheads of starting a new business in our own premises would have been huge, around £3,000 a month, which we couldn’t have afforded.’

Later that September, they moved into a 880sq ft storage unit London. ‘Within six months we’d built up enough clients to rent the unit next door. We took down the partition wall and made it into a single unit. As the business grew, we rented more space. We now have 300 students registered with us and 70 to 80 active members at any one time. We recently moved again, to a bigger unit on the same site. It has the bonus of being near the manager’s office, which has a shower our members can use.’

Philip can’t praise (and their advantages) self-storage units London enough. ‘It may seem strange to have a gym in self storage but the advantages are obvious. We can create our own space and as the business grows and the cashflow increases we can add additional room. There are no business rates, there are no water or electricity bills. Everything is included in the one price so it is much easier to budget.”

Charities, Rock Academies and an Eco Friendly Designers.. it’s surprising and refreshing to see just how diverse the use of people’s self-storage units London is! To think all that potential is just sitting here in one of our self storage units London!

Get the full story on Britain’s storage unit entrepreneurs here:

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The new term beckons… Have you got your student accommodation London sorted?

It doesn’t seem two minutes since you were celebrating the end of term, but sadly… it’s nearly that time.. The new term beckons. Have you got your student accommodation London sorted? Or are you still searching? If you need a little more time to search don’t panic. At Fortbox we still have some storage units for students London left. So if you need somewhere to store your books, PC, and more importantly your furniture… don’t worry, we have a range of student self-storage units for you to choose from. It might be that you’ve just a few boxes to store? Then why not share a storage unit with a friend, so you can save a little on the cost? Not that you’ll have to worry there either, as our self-storage units are really reasonably priced. If you’re being nagged to get your stuff from out of under Mum and Dads’ feet, then self-storage units London could just be the solution.

I’ve found my new student place, but there isn’t much space for all my things…

Maybe you’ve found your ideal student accommodation London, but with it being London and all.. there isn’t much space for things other than your essentials? Then Fortbox self-storage for students London can help. With units from just 10sq ft, you can move those things you hold dear to a nearby self-storage unit, and not have to worry about the cost. And as you’ll have your own key, pin and padlock, you can come and go as often as you please. Completely safe and secure our student self-storage units London have 24/7 surveillance, and each unit is alarmed for added peace of mind.

Student storage London – it’s more affordable than you think with Fortbox self-storage…

With flexible weekly contracts our self-storage units for students are just the answer. When you’re searching for new accommodation as the new term looms, the last thing you want to be worrying about is what to do with your stuff. You don’t want to leave it cluttering up your parents’ place, or leave it lurking in a friends house… you never know who might take a fancy to it! Student self storage that’s affordable is now yours for the taking with Fortbox self-storage London. Talk to our team today about the various self-storage options for students. Give them a call on 0800 023 7074.
Accessible during regular opening hours, or with extended 24 hour access, you can have confidence that you can get to your goods when you really need to. You can even customise your student storage London, by having shelves, lighting and electrical outlets installed exactly where you want them. And you can track your stored goods too, by smart phone or online using our SmartTrakr system! Simple. Find out more by talking to our team.

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More space… A little room to grow. A place for all your office paperwork… Whatever the reason, let Fortbox self storage make life that bit easier.

There are so many reasons people choose to use Fortbox self-storage London, but for many, it’s just nice to reclaim some much needed space. Whether your teenager’s been hoarding every magazine they’ve ever bought and just can’t face tipping them! Or you’ve been hanging on to all those ‘baby essentials’ (when essentially, this is now the same teenager we’re talking about…) Or you want to make a little room in your office for a new meeting table and chairs. Whatever the reason, Fortbox self-storage London can help you get the space you’re longing for desperately. All for much less than you might think.

Competitively priced self-storage units London

Safe, secure, and available on flexible weekly contracts you can hire our self-storage units London for as long as you like. Whatever you’d generally expect from a self-storage company London, you can expect from Fortbox – but when it comes to customer service we like to go that bit further. That’s why with our self-storage units London, you also get 24/7 surveillance, your own personal pin and padlock and individual alarms for each storage unit. So you can be absolutely sure that whatever you have in storage, is well and truly looked after. And with flexible contracts available you don’t have to worry about being tied in to an all year deal! We can look after all your precious valuables for as long or short a time, as you need.

De-cluttering the office over the summer?

If tou’re taking advantage of the fact that most people are off over the summer, by giving the office a little TCL. Why not take advantage of Fortbox commercial self-storage unit London offers? Again, these are available on flexible contract terms. Maybe you just need somewhere to store all your office paraphernalia, paperwork and furniture for a couple of weeks, whilst you set about de-cluttering and sprucing up? We can help. Many London businesses choose to use Fortbox self-storage units for storing important office work whilst they renovate. With some choosing to keep a smaller self-storage unit on for vital documents and archived accounts. Why not find out more about our commercial storage units London deals today? Talk to one of our team on 0800 023 7074.

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Wondering what to do with all those business documents?

If you can’t see your desk for mountains of paperwork, and the shelves are stacked high with last years accounts… it’s time to get organised, and get archiving. Let Fortbox help, with document storage London we can make sure all your important business documents are safe and secure. You’d be surprised by the effect clutter can have on your workspace and your performance, as this interesting article highlights.

In a bid to create a more professional, clean working environment, many businesses are turning to document storage London. Secure in the knowledge that essential paperwork will be stored away safe and sound, you can turn your attentions to more important tasks – like keeping your clients happy. When your desk is swamped with paper it’s hard to keep your focus. As one of the UK’s leading document storage companies London you can depend upon an impeccable, flexible service, tailored to meet your needs.

Businesses are required by law to keep hold of certain paperwork, such as accounts and trading documentation. With document storage London you can ensure these vital files are stored without cluttering up your office space. At Fortbox, we look after documents for businesses large and small who either want to reclaim their work environment, or simply want to know that their important business documents are archived securely. Flexible and cost effective, document storage units London can be rented on a weekly basis.

Comprehensive & cost effective, Fortbox document storage London offers an exceptional range of servives, including lots of FREE features that come as standard as part of your document storage London package:

  • Door-to-door item retrieval and delivery – if you have inventoried document storage boxes, Fortbox offers one FREE pick-up or retrieval each week.
  • SmartTrakr™ helps you track your document storage London by mobile phone, or online.
  • Professional shredding – get rid of sensitive business documents safely with our free shredding service, available on-site.
  • Use our office whilst you’re sorting yours – with Fortbox office storage facilities you get FREE printing, copying, faxing and Wi-Fi!

A home from home – design your office storage facility London to suit you.

When organisation is key, Fortbox document storage units London have the answer. Designed to suit you, we can install shelves, lights and electrical points exactly where you’d like them, so that you can easily access what you need. Why not take advantage of our Professional Organiser service, our friendly super organised team will help you prioritise your documents, so that you can easily get to important paperwork when you need to.

For safe, secure, document storage London, talk to one of our team today.