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Storing up inspiration this Decorating Month

Written by on April 5, 2017

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April is Decorating Month – what better excuse to give your home (or office) a spruce up?

Decorating Month was created to inspire people to focus on and have fun updating their décor. Whether you plan to do the work yourself or get a professional in to do their stuff, there’s never been a better time to redecorate.

As Spring sunshine starts pouring through the windows for the first time (fingers crossed), it can show up those mucky scrapes and scuff marks on paintwork. Is that a rip in the wallpaper where someone cast off a mucky welly?

Maybe you’ve decided to improve rather than move or perhaps you’re decorating with the plan of putting your house on the market, ready to find a new home improvement project later in the year. You’ve perused Pinterest, got your inspiration and you’re ready to go!

Whatever your reason for getting out the paintbrushes and emulsion, one thing is for definite – it’s significantly easier decorating when there’s less clutter about. And that’s where McCarthy’s comes in. Don’t risk splattering paint on your leather sofa, or wallpaper paste on your bookcase. With the best will in the world dust sheets slip and they can’t always cover everything. So why not box up some of your belongings and pop them into self storage while the DIY gets underway? You’ll whip through rooms in no time if you’re not dodging family heirlooms and boxes full of toys and wasting precious time moving them from room to room.

In fact, whilst you’re tackling the job, it could be a great opportunity for a general declutter and Spring clean. Using self storage can be an ideal way to gently part from some of your prized possessions….after all, much as it’s great to have all your school books from 1982 to 1996, will you ever really look at them? Could you downsize the collection? And maybe you dream of being Mary Berry in the kitchen, but in reality not one of the many gadgets you own has ever even come out of the box? Why not put them in self storage for a few months and see if you miss them? Set a deadline – and if not, it’s time for them to start a new life elsewhere. If you won’t use that ice cream maker, someone else might!

If you need a van to get your bits and pieces to your storage unit, remember we can also offer self drive and man and van services.

So, your home is clear and the walls are freshy painted and papered. You’ve brought back from self storage those items you want and the house is looking fantastic. Except you’ve got five half-used tins of paint, three rolls of wallpaper, multiple paint brushes, paint trays and rollers, a pasting table, step ladders and dust sheets cluttering up space in the spare room. Looks like you might have some use for that self storage again after all!


McCartheys were there to take much of the stress out of what was a very difficult time for myself and my family.All the staff were patient and understanding of our dilemma and did all they could to help.
The storage facilities were safe and very secure with easy access .
All in all a painless experience.
Would highly recommend.

5 Stars

Really friendly and helpful customer service and explained everything clearly. Easy to reserve and new facility in York seems well secured and easy to access, with handy equipment to use (particularly with extended hours - at additional cost). Only minor comment for improvement during these times would be to have sanitise stations near the keypads as these are touch points for everyone using the facility.

5 Stars

Really good service and nice units. Easy access, great location, nothing to fault

5 Stars
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0113 262 3000 /
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    West Yorkshire
    HD1 6NE

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