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7 Great Eco Tips for 2018


The ripples are still settling from the impact of Sir David Attenborough’s latest Blue Planet series, which has seen the world sit up and take notice of the problem we have with the plastic content in the oceans (what can the man not do?!)

It’s a cheering reminder of the power of public opinion: in response to the general horror of seeing a whale caught in some out of date fishing netting or how ‘microplastics’ can accumulate in the stomachs of dolphins, we’ve seen Iceland pledge to eliminate all plastic packaging by 2023....

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5 Cheeky Tips: Getting Your Ho Ho Home Ready for Christmas (Mayhem)!

Hooray! The Christmas season is here, that exciting, and yes stressful time of the year. With guests to entertain, fussy family to contend with, big meals to overcook, gifts to buy and then return, things can get pretty hairy.

If ‘home is where the heart is’ then get this right and the rest will follow..... (continued)

A Campaign for Grenfell: Donate your household storage space for free to those who most need it


Shaff Prabatani, Co-founder of Storemates and Social Inclusion Campaigner, launches our new campaign to offer free storage space to anyone affected by the Grenfell tragedy (and anyone who may need emergency storage if evacuated from their homes due to safety concerns.)

A return to our values? What do tragedies like Grenfell mean for the Sharing Economy.


Do you dread opening your cupboards fearing a clothes avalanche?
Does your bedroom floor look like the aftermath of a Primark sales stampede?
Have you simply lost control of what you can wear ? Or lost sight (physically) of what you would like to wear?

It's time to take deep breath and a deep dive into your wardrobe. Time to tackle the chaos and mental anguish of a wardrobe out of control.
Vicky Silverthorn specialises in decluttering and organising tips for your life, and is an expert in wardrobe management. Her guest blog from her is all about helping to organise your wardrobe, to maximise the space (and store anything you don't need regularly!) Here she shares her tips!

Why do people use Self Storage?

Cheap storage in London with StorematesWhy do people use Self Storage?

More and more people are using self storage. With house prices so high, some are outgrowing their space but cannot afford to move, others want to store things of sentimental value, while there are increasing numbers of small businesses using it for stock or paperwork. Ben Rogers, MD of details a top ten list of reasons why people are looking for more space for their stuff...

1. Run out of space at home

We have more stuff in our lives than ever before. But this doesn't mean we are a nation of hoarders! People are reluctant to cast aside belongings they no longer use, especially if they are still in good condition, for good reason. They want to hang onto things ‘just in case’ or often because.....

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Homeowners to become 'micro-entrepreneurs' from the Budget

Homeowners to become micro-entrepreneurs under the new budget ‘Sharing Economy’ tax allowance

On the week that the Chancellor recognised earning money from your loft or driveway as a new way of tax free earning,  the UK’s leading storage sharing site Storemates launches its crowdfund campaign through Seedrs in a bid to help thousands of British people become ‘micro entrepreneurs’

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Exciting news! We’ve just launched a crowd funding campaign to grow Storemates.

As demand for storage increases, we want all our users to be able to share in our future success. Our ambition is to match the success of Uber or Airbnb by disrupting the whole of the self-storage industry. We think it’s possible; and would love you to join us on our journey? 

Storemates fundraising on Seedrs

Find out more by reading our blog....

Booming British Sharing Economy

Following in the footsteps of Airbnb, Just Park is now the hottest entry to the booming sharing economy. Their predictions for the UK will surprise you. Plus check out their new nifty tool to unlock the best of the sharing economy.


By the year 2020, the global sharing economy is estimated to be worth a whopping $335 billion. What began as a Silicon Valley quirk has gathered speed to become a serious force on the radar of governments, thought leaders and business bods the world over.

13 Weird & Wonderful ways to make extra cash from your home and you don’t even have to sell it!


Our friends at Go Compare have created an amazing interactive house tour on how you can make extra cash from your home. 


In a rush? Here are 13 surprising highlights.


1.    Rent out your roof by installing solar panels for free and any extra energy can be sold by the supplier.

4 Great Reasons to use Storemates


Storemates offers you a simple, cost-effective, local storage solution near you for items you no longer have room for. Whether it's old treasures you want to keep, or items you dont use regularly, our storage service connects you with trusted, verified local people who have some secure space available to rent. We provide a legal contract, verification, safeguards, secure payments and our FREE £10,000 Storemates Protection Cover for your total peace of mind.

Storemates covers up to £10000 in Storage Protection Guarantee