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We’re having a party, and you’re invited.

Posted on November 13th, 2018

This November is Cookes Storage’s 3rd birthday – and what a fabulous 3 years it has been. We’ve grown. In 2015 we opened with a single floor of units, 98 in all. This year we’ve completed our expansion to open our 301st unit. We’ve not only grown in size, we doubled our staff too. But […]




Forget about the spring clean – it’s time for the winter declutter

Posted on October 17th, 2018

Move over spring clean, that time has gone. Now we’re planning ahead for the long winter to come. There’re plenty of things to do to prepare our homes for winter, not least those chores we all try to avoid, like clearing out the gutters, filling the log store and insulating the pipes. Not all jobs […]




Businesses that you can run from a storage unit

Posted on September 10th, 2018

Deciding to branch out on your own in business and becoming self-employed can be a daunting, but equally exciting experience. There’s a few things you need to consider. Getting your finances in order, employing a good accountant, getting your marketing and branding correct – and finding the right base to work from. If your business […]




Choosing the right cleaner for your office and home

Posted on August 14th, 2018

Whether at work or at home, your environment is much more pleasant if it is clean and organised. Whenever an office is disorganised or is in need of a good deep clean, there can be a negative impact on the business, as workers become unhappy and the company becomes a lot less streamlined and productive. […]




Stuck in a nightmare housing chain? Here’s how to get out faster.

Posted on July 20th, 2018

Moving this summer but stuck in a nightmare housing chain? Here are some stress free options to moving that won’t break the bank! We all know there are some life events that can be stressful. From beginning a new job, to starting a family and then, of course, getting married. But near the top of […]




Moving to Sutton Coldfield

Posted on June 30th, 2018

The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield is a picturesque and affluent town in the West Midlands, just 7 miles from Birmingham City and near to the City of Lichfield. If you’re thinking of moving to Sutton Coldfield – locally referred to as Sutton – then here is what you need to know. History of Sutton […]




Summer clean your home – a hackers guide

Posted on June 3rd, 2018

The weather may be hotting up, and we’re officially heading into summer. If, like us, you didn’t manage to get round to that essential spring clean, don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time. Here’s our top tips to hack the clean so it won’t take up that valuable summer time and allow you to spend […]




Bedroom storage to transform your space

Posted on May 8th, 2018

The bedroom should be a place of sanctuary and relaxation where we recharge for the busy week ahead. But with many of us being time poor and juggling a hundred jobs at once, it can be hard to keep order and make sure your room doesn’t feel like it’s a storage area for clothes, rather […]




Essential camping gear for new campers

Posted on April 3rd, 2018

As the weather hints at warmer days to come we see an increase in camping enthusiasts collecting their gear from storage. It’s time to prepare for the season by checking through equipment, replacing anything that’s damaged and trying out the latest outdoor gadgets. As experienced campers will tell you, once you fall in love with […]




Places to visit this spring in the West Midlands

Posted on March 5th, 2018

Despite the month ending in storms, there are signs that spring is on the way. Snowdrops and daffodils are poking green shoots up through the snow and there are more birds about, ready to start building their nests. After a long cold winter we’re all ready to get out and about – some fresh air, […]




Preparing your business archiving for self storage

Posted on February 5th, 2018

Although we all use computers in business today, many industries still generate large amounts of paper records – much of which has to be kept for long periods of time. Financial, legal, insurance and medical records, as well as tax records, architectural drawings and project information – whatever your industry, you probably have a lot of […]




Growing your eBay business – a new challenge for 2018

Posted on January 2nd, 2018

Fresh starts, new beginnings and plenty of vigour – the new year beckons with potential. So many people will be thinking about a change in their career or starting a business right now, we thought it would be a great time to introduce one of the amazing entrepreneurs who is growing a business right here […]




Christmas Opening Hours 2017

Posted on December 7th, 2017

The Cookes Storage Service opening hours over the Christmas period are as follows: 23rd December: 9am to 5pm 24th December: 10am to 2pm 25th December: CLOSED 26th December: CLOSED 27th – 31st December: 10am to 4pm 1st January: CLOSED 2nd January: Normal Operating Hours If you require access outside of these operating hours please give us a […]




Top tips for successful eBay sellers

Posted on December 1st, 2017

Can you believe eBay has been around for over 20 years? It’s a huge marketplace, providing sellers with access to a worldwide audience of customers. EBay allows small companies and sole traders to set up shop alongside high street brands and compete more evenly. Of course, the bigger shops still have some advantages – with […]




Giving a helping hand this Christmas

Posted on November 1st, 2017

You may already know that at Cookes we love to work with local businesses to help them grow, but you may not know that we also do what we can to support small charities as well. It’s possibly not something you’ve thought about, but charities are often recipients of large amounts of donations, and they […]




Top tips for sharing a house

Posted on October 4th, 2017

Sharing a house with another person can be exciting, but leaves plenty of room for tension as well. Whether you’re leaving home for the first time, sharing with friends or moving in with a partner, there’s a few tips to making sure your new home doesn’t turn into a nightmare. Sharing money Money is always […]




Preparing your garden for autumn

Posted on September 1st, 2017

As the children head off back to school, it does start to feel like summer is over. The official end of summer isn’t actually until 22 September – which means there’s still time to enjoy the last bit of sunshine, and start getting your garden ready for autumn.   Enjoy the summer harvest All of […]




With storage units offering business services, why choose anyone else?

Posted on July 26th, 2017

You might think that working for a storage company doesn’t involve a great deal of customer interaction. Visit Cookes Storage and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. It’s a hub for business, full of friendly chatter and a cup of coffee always on hand for visitors. That’s because storage in the UK is a rapidly growing entity, […]




How self storage helps your small business grow

Posted on June 28th, 2017

We are a nation of entrepreneurs – over 99% of businesses in the UK are classed as an SME (Small to Medium Enterprise). Around 76% of these are single person businesses – and that number grows almost every year. Here at Cookes we know all about being a small business – after all, our sister […]




Keeping your home safe and secure

Posted on June 2nd, 2017

Have you ever wondered how secure your home is? With rising concerns over burglaries, homeowners need to be a little more savvy in taking care these days. The police say that homes with no security measures are five times more likely to be targeted than those with some simple security in place security. At Urban […]




Spring clean your way to a spacious home

Posted on April 10th, 2017

There are a few things we British find synonymous with spring – lighter evenings, lambs running through the fields, the drenching of an April shower – and of course, the spring clean. There is nothing more satisfying than a thorough spring clean – it’s a time when we open wide the windows, letting the warm sunshine […]




Easter Opening Hours 2017

Posted on April 6th, 2017

  The Cookes Storage Service opening hours over the Easter weekend are as follows: Thursday 13th April: Normal Opening Hours Friday 14th April: 10am to 4pm Saturday 15th April: Normal Opening Hours Sunday 16th April: Closed Monday 17th April: 10am to 4pm Tuesday 18th April: Normal Opening Hours If you require access outside of these core operating hours […]




Is clearing out the garage the secret to marital bliss?

Posted on March 8th, 2017

What is the secret to marital bliss? It’s a question as old as – well, marriage. We all hear plenty of advice from well-intentioned family and friends on the lead up to the wedding – ‘Don’t go to sleep angry’ or ‘Make a list for household chores’. One of the common themes to marital advice […]




Top tips to decluttering your home

Posted on January 16th, 2017

If you plan to start the year with a fresh outlook, one great way to begin is to remove some of the clutter from your life. Our homes, workplace, and lives in general are filled with excesses of goods that we could honestly do without – and may be adding to the stress in our […]




Christmas Opening Hours 2016/17

Posted on December 7th, 2016

The Cookes Storage Service opening hours during the Christmas and New Year break are as follows: 23rd December – 9.00am to 5.00pm 24th December – 9.00am to 2.00pm 25th to 27th December – CLOSED 28th December – 10.00am to 3.00pm (Existing Customer Access Only) 29th December – 10.00am to 4.00pm (Existing Customer Access Only) 30th December – 10.00am to […]




How self-storage units can boost your profits this December

Posted on December 7th, 2016

Business Self Storage December has arrived, and most businesses are gearing up for the busiest few weeks of the year. The 5 weeks of the festive season can account for up to half a year’s revenue for many small retailers. With every retailer – on and offline – in competition for consumers, it’s vital that business […]




Storage that lives up to your lifestyle

Posted on November 22nd, 2016

Lifestyle Storage If you are one of the millions in the UK living in apartments or city centres, you’ll be fully aware of how important your space is. With little or no garden and likely no garage, how can you manage all of your belongings? And let’s face it, as a population we are gathering […]




Top reasons for Homeowners to use Self Storage

Posted on October 17th, 2016

Homeowners Storage Throughout our lifetimes we build up a surprising amount of belongings. Research shows that we also move an average of 8 times during the same period – meaning that every possession needs packing up and carrying with us. Or does it? The United States have been making use of Self Storage for years, with […]




Great Midlands Fun Run

Posted on June 3rd, 2016

This Sunday at 11am see’s the annual Great Midlands Fun Run which started in September 2003. Last year saw a capacity field of 7000 runners (and 87 dogs) take part raising £347,024 for charity. Cookes Furniture, our parent company, has been a longstanding key sponsor of the event and will be taking along a team of 70 runners […]




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