Reasons to use EasyStorage

There are many reasons why you might need storage in your life! One of the main ones is when you’re moving house – declutter your house to get it ready for selling, but keep all your stuff boxed up and safely out of the way until you move into your new house.

Why does decluttering help? Removing your personal stuff, books, sports gear, childrens toys, allows your house to be more attractive to people viewing. It’ll show them there’s room for their stuff.

If your hobby fills the spare room, then emptying the spare room of your equipment and putting it in storage allows that room to be seen as a bedroom.

View your house with strangers eyes, and it might feel  a bit full. So empty some stuff out and make it feel larger and roomier. People want to buy spacious roomy houses so that they feel they’re getting more space. Clearing clutter gives the illusion of there being more space so it’s a really useful thing to do before you get the estate agent to come and take photos.

There’s loads of other reasons to use storage for a short time too. If you’re decorating a room then sometimes it’s easier to have it empty. Very few of us have a big enough house to move furniture around to leave one room empty, so renting storage is a really sensible thing to do. It’ll enable you to do DIY jobs such as underfloor insulation too – very important in these days of rising fuel prices. Lots of jobs are just a million times easier when you have an empty room.

 



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Clothes Spinner

English Electric Gravity Drain Spin Dryer 28009WP 5.2kg

Save money on your laundry drying bills, or keep your house drier. If you hang clothes to dry you know how important it is to give them an extra spin in the washing machine to extract a bit more water. This machine does a much better job.

Take your washing from the washing machine, and put them in this spinner. Close the lid and switch on. Make sure you have a container to collect the water that comes out. Switch on and watch the water spin out. Clothes take much less drying time.

Environmental Gold Star from me!
Ideal for those damp days over winter when you can’t hang clothes out on the line and need to hang them in the house. This will keep your house drier!

 

  •  5.2kg Capacity. Dimensions Height 62cm, Width 35cm, Depth 42cm
  • This Electric spin dryer brings efficiency, safety and economy to your washing. They are easy to move and small enough to operate in a restricted space. The 28009WP spin dryer remove excess moisture from your washing load in a speedy and efficient manner, leaving it with less residual water.
  • Easy lockable Lid with full safety interlock and safety break on the drum before when you unlock the drum lid .
  • 1 Years Manufacturers Parts and Labour Guarantee supplied on the 28009WP giving you peace of mind.
  • Includes drainage bowl that fits perfectly under the water spout which is easily stored away when not in use inside the machine.
  • Stabilising rubber suction feet
  • 2 Metre(200cm) UK power cable.
  • only 30 watts energy per cycle – This is the crucial bit. Uses a tiny amount of energy to extract tons of water from your washing before you either hang it up to dry or tumble dry it. You will be amazed how much water this machine can extract from your washing.

 

Where to hang your clothes? Why not try a Minky?

 

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Christmas trees

When I was a child, each year the Christmas tree would be bought down from the loft with the box filled with tinsel and decorations. There’d be a ‘Christmas log’ one of us had made in school, which I think was plaster of Paris pored on a bit of a branch and some holly stuck on. It might have had a robin on at some point, but was just a memory from our childhood. There were really lovely very delicate baubels made of glass and some plastic ones. There were some paper ones we’d made too. The lights worked most years after a bit of twisting of bulbs and replacing the one that broke. The tree looked lovely.
One year we had foil wrapped chocolate decorations and hung them on the tree. In the morning they had all gone. Eaten by our dog. Apart from a few right at the top which he’d not been able to get.

That ritual of Christmas, being made from memories, was a wonderful part of Christmas in our house.

You can buy a Christmas tree ready decorated from Amazon or you can buy a plain tree and  as many decorations as you like, but include some family history on your Christmas tree!

But where’s the fun in that? To be fair, Amazon also sell many undecorated trees too.

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Overcrowded kitchen worktops

How many gadgets do you have in your kitchen? For many people the toaster and kettle live out all the time. And so they should if you’re using them regularly.

One Pot have a new gadget that allows you to do many different things. This One Pot Air Fryer offers you lots of options.

It’s an 11 in 1 multicook gadget!

Now you have every cooking method available at your fingertips. The pressure cooker lid offers 6 wet cooking functions: use it to quickly pressure cook, sauté, steam, slow cook, sous vide and warm. The Air Fryer lid offers 5 crisp cooking functions: use it to quickly air fry, roast, bake, broil and dehydrate.

Smart Programs include:
With pressure cooker lid: pressure cook, sauté, steam, slow cook, sous vide, keep warm

With air fryer lid: air fry, roast, bake, broil and dehydrate.

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I’ve just been watching this video where he cooks a variety of recipes in it, starting with a delicious roast chicken.

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Wallpaper Essentials

Want to do some wallpapering?

You’ll need a few things

    1. A wallpaper table -You’ll need one of these for putting wallpaper on to paste it! They fold up and hide away in the loft! Make sure you wash any excess paste off it before putting it away
    2. Wallpapering tool set – Set includes a Paste Brush, a Smoothing Brush, Seam Roller, Scissors, a Stripping Knife and a Plumb Bob & Line.
    3. Paste – essential! Solvite All-Purpose Wallpaper Adhesive, wallpaper glue for wallcovering and wallpaper hanging projects, hangs up to 10 Rolls (1x185g Sachet)
    4. Wallpaper!
      Millions to pick from!

A particularly nice paper –

Crown M1552 Mariko Mint/Plum Wallpaper

 

 

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Banning plastic forks!

Ditch plastic forks, use normal cutleryAn off topic eco-rant from me for a moment, if you don’t mind.
A recent news article suggested that we should ban plastic forks. The article went on to promote the use of bamboo forks instead. So instead of plastic forks washing up on our beaches, we’ll have bamboo forks. Whilst they might be slightly better for the environment than plastic, it’s still waste polluting our land and seas.

A much better alternative would be to carry a fork yourself, and use that instead when you want to eat out and not use your fingers. If it’s in a nice washable bag you can take it home and clean it properly. This would have tons less impact on the environment than using a different type of disposable fork.

The Four Rs are: reduce, reuse, repair, recycle.

So it’s always better to reduce the need for plastic forks. Are people so busy rushing about they can’t sit down and use a real fork? I don’t think using a real fork would have much impact, you’d just want to make sure you can carry it home to wash it without much trouble.

Being able to reuse a fork many times is much better for the environment than using a disposable fork.

Luckily I don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Someone’s already got a set of cutlery in a lovely little neat bag. (Amazon link, I will earn a tiny tiny tiny amount of money if you click through and buy today)

It’s about the size of a pencil case, so will fit in most bags very easily. If you’re not likely to want all of the things in it then leave them at home to reduce weight.  This set includes: Knife, Fork, Spoon, Chopsticks, Cleaning Brush, Straws, and the container to carry them in.

If you’ve already for a pretty washbag you could use that and just carry a few spoons and forks from the cutlery drawer at home.

There are sets out there that use bamboo and wheat straw cutlery, but this seems completely silly to me. We’re happy to use metal spoons at home and wash them, so why not consider this as a very simple eco-move you can make yourself to ensure you never use a plastic fork again.

If you’re off out for the day with your family then pack enough forks and spoons for everyone, and then in the same way as we say at the supermarket “No, I’ve bought my own bag thank you”, we’ll be able to say “No thank you, I don’t need a plastic fork, I’ve bought my own.”

It’s such a simple thing to do. Please consider adding a fork bag into your everyday bag.

There’s a huge range of travel cutlery at Amazon UK for you to look at.

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Housing in Hong Kong

This is pretty grim watching. The sleep pods in the lounge don’t appear to offer anyone much privacy. However they 6ft cupboards later in the report are just horrendous.

 

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Wallpaper of the week!

Wallpaper Direct offering the widest selection of Wallpaper online.

Tropical landscape features soft muted shades and pink subtle flamingoes. This is a gentle wallpaper, easy on the eye.  This would be lovely in a sitting room, or lounge. It’s such a nice soft pattern, easy on the eye, it’d make any room feel very relaxed. Add dark green plants for a touch of elegance, it’d look lovely with dark wood furniture too.

 

Wallpaper of the week

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Beautiful farm house

Beautiful farm house with Matterport viewer!

It has a mill wheel! It’s beautiful. Lovely views too.

What I like about this place – it’s got a lovely workshop space for someone to be making all sorts of nice woodworking things in. A lovely big lounge! About 15 acres which sounds about right.

I love the boot room – with facilities – a tiled floor is very useful when you come in with muddy wellies. This would be great! It’s not a huge house upstairs – but so much space outside!

Matterport has a play button!

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22000 books

This amazing house has a library with 22000 books or so!

Amazing house. The Chanters House is one of the most exquisite and historically significant houses for sale in the country. A sensational example of period architecture dating from the 14th Century to the modern day, this home has undergone extensive and painstaking renovations over the past 10 years by the current owners to make it a magnificent country home once again.

“dazzling indoor swimming pool” says the blurb and it is beautiful. I would very much like a swimming pool.

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