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Honey, I shrunk the house!

Written by on June 5, 2015

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It’s the small things that count

The old saying “good things come in small packages” may be true of some things – but for most of us, probably not when it comes to our homes.

And it’s official: our houses really are shrinking.

Of course, we’re not talking about magic wands and fairy dust here – this isn’t after they’ve been built. But if you live in a home which was built in the last decade as opposed to the early part of last century, the likelihood is you’re living in less space.

coffee drinkingAccording to the Institute of British Architects, back in the 1920’s the average home measured 1,647 sq ft with four bedrooms. Today, we’ve lost not only a bedroom but more than 700 sq ft of space. That’s enough floor space to house 25 double beds, 83 armchairs, 138 coffee tables, or 8363 coffee mugs!

We also appear to live in some of the smallest houses in Western Europe – with on average between 50% to 80% less space than countries such as the Netherlands or Denmark.

 

 

 

Yet many of our household items are growing, whether that’s widescreen TVs and American style fridges or king-size beds.

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So what do both those things combined mean? Not enough space!

More and more we find people use self storage as a more reasonably priced extension to their home – from using it as a place to store non-essential items you can’t bear to part with, to somewhere to keep Christmas decorations 11 months of the year! When it comes to moving house versus a storage unit starting from just £5 a week, it’s a no brainer if all you need is a bit more space to store your knick knacks!

Anyway, excuse us, we’re all off in search of a 1920’s house…

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Leeds

The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

Removals:
0113 262 3000 /
0113 262 4000
Email Leeds removals

Storage: 0113 26 26 500
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Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 14.00

Harrogate

The Storage Centre, Ripon Road,
Harrogate HG1 2BS

Removals & Storage:
01423 625 000

Van Hire: 01423 625 000
Email Harrogate

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00

Wakefield

The Storage Centre, Kirkgate,
Wakefield WF1 1UW

Removals, Storage & Shredding:
01924 663 555
Email Wakefield

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00




    Huddersfield

    McCarthy's Storage World
    Phoenix Retail Park
    Leeds Road
    Huddersfield
    West Yorkshire
    HD1 6NE

    Removals & Storage
    01484 799 599
    Email Huddersfield

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 15.00

    York

    McCarthy's Storage World
    Water lane
    York
    YO30 6PQ

    Removals & Storage:
    01904 238 333

    Van Hire: 01904 238 333
    Email York

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Sunday: 09:00 to 14:00