How to Make a Capsule Wardrobe

We’ve all dreamed of having a wardrobe like Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City. Sadly, the reality of owning (or renting) an apartment with a wardrobe like that will set you back thousands.

If you are struggling to make space for your clothes in your apartment, a capsule wardrobe might be the best solution for you! At Store That, London Docklands, we understand how important space can be, especially in a small London apartment! We’ve rounded up our top tips to create a capsule wardrobe so you can look stylish in the city, without losing space at home.

 

Cleanse your wardrobe

The first step to curate your capsule wardrobe is to purge your wardrobe of old clothes that no longer fit, you no longer like or just generally have no use for anymore. The best way to give your wardrobe a style overhaul is to match it to your lifestyle. While you might be heel obsessive, does it make sense to have a wardrobe full of fancy dresses and shoes if you work from home most of the time?

For those items you can’t bear to throw away, why not store them in a secure self-storage facility like Store That? That way, you can store away much loved and seasonal pieces without compromising on wardrobe space.

 

Fill gaps in your wardrobe

Before you hit the shops to stock up, make a list of things your basic wardrobe needs to stop you frivolously taking out your purse when you see something you don’t have (but also don’t need!).

 

Choose go-to brands

Capsule wardrobes are great for creating a minimal wardrobe that includes timeless pieces that you can recycle to create different looks.  Remember, quality is more important than quantity, so selecting the right go-to brands is vital to keep your wardrobe on track.

Steer clear of retailers that sell cheap, throwaway fashion and go for brands that have better quality materials. While this might be a bit pricier, it’ll mean having a high-quality wardrobe with pieces you’ll want to wear time and time again.

Of course, there will always be the shoes, bag or coat you can’t bear to part with. Rather than throwing them away, put them into a London self-storage unit. Our units have round the clock security to ensure your items are fully protected. For more information, contact our team today on 0207 5151 300.

Crazy Things Found in Storage Containers

Abandoned storage units can be a modern-day treasure chest. If the owner of a unit fails to keep up with payments, the storage facility can auction off the contents of the unit to the highest bidder; which can lead to some wonderful, and sometimes horrifying, finds.

Self-storage units are used by people from all walks of life for a variety of reasons. Whatever you choose to store away, Store That’s London Docklands team will go the extra mile to keep your unit safe and sound. Here are our top three crazy items found in storage containers.

 

A rocket

Some things found in storage containers can be out of this world and in this case quite literally! In 2011, cameras followed Allen Haff and Clinton Jones around Miami as they bought the contents of a storage unit for $1,500 (£1,140). They were surprised to find that a Nasa countdown clock and rocket were locked away inside! While NASA didn’t ask for their rocket back; the pair were able to resell the space memorabilia and make a good profit from it.

$7.5 million dollars

Sometimes, storage units come with a lot more than old furniture! Last year, a lucky bargain hunter who bought a storage unit for $500 (£390) opened it to find a safe containing $7.5 million inside. Unfortunately, the previous owner soon contacted the buyer with his attorney; offering the new owners $1.2 million if he returned the rest of the money.

Brains!

We’re not kidding. In Florida, a buyer bought the storage contents of Dr Berklands unit at a storage auction. However, upon opening the container, they soon discovered the medical examiner’s hobby of collecting brains! 10 brains were found, as well as other body parts including hearts and lungs, making this the craziest thing found in a storage container!

Store That is passionate about storing your stuff, providing you don’t store anything too creepy! Our self-storage facility in East London provides a wide variety of storage containers with 24 hour CCTV and security ensure your belongings are kept safe. For more information, get in contact with our team today on 0207 5151 300.

Top Tips For a Stress Free Move

You’ve put down the deposit, filled in the necessary paperwork and now, all there is to, do is move in. Moving house is considered to be one of the most stressful things you can do in life, but with the right planning and preparation, moving home doesn’t have to be a chore.

Store That, Canary Wharf, understands that moving isn’t the most exciting activity to look forward to. Here are our top tips on how to tackle a move without breaking a sweat.

 

Pack it up

Throwing everything in the car and hoping for the best is a recipe for disaster! Boxes are great for making the moving process run smoothly and allow you to keep track and organise your belongings. To make things easier, Store That provides a variety of moving products, including boxes, bubble wrap and polythene covers so that you can move into your new home with ease.

 

Pack smart

Once you’re ready to pack your belongings, remember to pack smart. Pack the items you don’t use regularly first and bin those you’ve been hoarding all these years. Remember to start using up all the food in your fridge and freezer so nothing gets wasted.

Putting all the heavy items into one large box will only making moving into your new home much more stressful. Make sure you think logically about how you’re packing your items. For heavier items, pack them into smaller boxes so they are easier to carry, whereas lighter items can be placed into larger boxes.

 

Treat yourself

Once you’re in your new home, you can finally sit down and relax!  Once you’ve moved into your new home, you may find you have a few belongings that don’t fit anymore. Why not consider packing them away in a Store That storage unit?

Store That provides secure self-storage in E14 with 24 hour CCTV and security to ensure your belongings are kept safe. We offer a wide variety of storage containers to suit your budget and needs. For more information, contact our team today on 0207 5151 300.

Weird Ways Architects Have Used Shipping Containers

 

Did you know that shipping containers aren’t just for sea voyages? That’s right, many people are now using sea containers to create a variety of buildings at a very cheap cost.

The architecture world is full of wonderful and weird designs; with many people now using sea container storage to create something amazing and unique. So that’s why the Store That Isle of Dogs team has created a list of our favourite (and wacky) shipping container designs, that’s sure to turn a few heads.

 

Swimming pool made out of shipping container

Swimming Pools

We all dream of having our own swimming pool, especially during the summer. Some architects decided to make a splash and create contemporary swimming pools from upcycled shipping containers. The Pinterest-worthy pools are usable at any time of the year; with integrated heaters that can increase the water temperature to 30°C in -10 weather. It’s certainly one way to warm up in the winter weather!

 

Coffee shop made from shipping containers

Coffee shops – Starbucks

Last year, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma used his incredible talent to turn a shipping container into a new drive-thru Starbucks at a Taiwan shopping mall. The unique design consists of 29 shopping containers with two floors; lots of natural light and a total floor space of 320sqm. The coffee shop was created this way as part of Starbucks’ new sustainability project. It certainly provides a modern twist to its usual image.

 

House made from shipping containers

Houses

Yes, you read that correctly. Architects are now using sea containers to create stunningly modern homes. The sea containers in East London are becoming the latest housing craze, with beautiful, eco-friendly designs that’s enough to make anyone envious. They also come at incredibly cheap prices, with many homes selling for under £100,000 making them the perfect starter home.

Of course, being shipping containers these homes normally have a very small living space and don’t provide much in the way of storage. Thankfully, Store That has plenty of secure storage space in the E14 area so that you can keep your home organised.

Finally, for more information about our sea container rental or our storage units in E14,  contact our team today on 0207 5151 300.

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