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How to store your clothes long term

How to store your clothes long term

Autumn is well and truly here, and with it comes much cooler temperatures! As we all start reaching for the winter woollies, it may be time to start switching out our wardrobe. Flip flops and vest tops can be squirrelled away in favour of ankle boots and chunky knits. Knowing how to store clothes is important because you do not want to damage delicate fabrics in damp garages. Here we talk through how to keep your clothes in tip top condition while in long term storage. Vacuum pack Vacuum storage is a brilliant way to compress lots of items Read more


Self-storage for Christmas – Keep out of the wardrobe! 

Where do you hide yours?  Back of the wardrobe?  Under the bed?  Boot of the car? Every year you say you’re going to be organised.  Every year you’re going to get your Christmas shopping done nice and early, wrapped, gift tagged and leaving you relaxed and serene by the time Christmas Day arrives. Inevitably, December draws ever closer and you realise that you can’t remember where you put the things bought in October, you’ve left the wrapping until Christmas Eve AGAIN and the kids piles are different in both size and quantity. Here are 5 reasons why self-storage is Read more


What's really inside UK storage units

What’s really hidden in Self Storage

Self storage units have received a lot of press in recent years thanks to popular tv shows like Storage Hunters. The contents of a storage unit are as unique as their owners – no two are the same! Want to find out what is really hidden behind those padlocked doors? Here we lift the lid on the secret contents of a storage unit. Pirate Treasure No joke! Storage units can contain anything and everything, and disused ones can prove profitable. One lucky bidder on a neglected unit ended up with a haul of genuine 16th century pirate treasure worth Read more


Supporting the Royal British Legion’s Thank You Campaign

Magenta Self Storage is supporting the Royal British Legion’s ‘Thank You’ campaign that is being organised by the Self Storage Association UK. Magenta, along with other Self Storage companies in the UK will be part of The Royal British Legion’s ‘Thank You’ campaign to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, see’s self-storage managers have joining together to highlight women’s involvement in the war. This new focus for the Royal British Legion is a “Wave of Gratitude for the Forgotten Women of the Great War”, which ties in with the Royal British Legion’s campaign dedicated to remembering the Read more


ryan cornelius

Make our place your work space

Ryan Cornelius found the best way to grow his business is to build it where his clients can find him; right in the heart of Nottingham at Magenta Studios. At Magenta, we don’t just offer storage facilities. Our studio spaces provide offices which are perfect for entrepreneurs, start-ups and growing businesses looking for flexible work space. We have spoken to Ryan, one of our Nottingham residents to find out more about what goes on. What does your typical day look like? I run a web and graphic design agency.  We work with SMEs and larger organisations in the local area across graphic, Read more


Alexia Peck at Magenta Storage

Sweet smell of success in self storage

Exclusive solutions Our self storage units may look unassuming, but you never know what luxurious delights hide behind them. Alexia Peck produces beautiful candles, diffusers and room scents.  Although newly launched, she already lists Harrods and Fortnum and Masons amongst her stockists. Every entrepreneur knows that the key to success is to keep a careful eye on the numbers.  That’s why, when she set up her luxury home fragrance business, Alexia turned to Magenta. Space to grow Initially, interior designer Alexia started to look at rented office space.  She quickly realised that, although she has a high-end product, she didn’t need Read more


Holiday storage made simple

The summer holidays are almost over, but there is still time to grab a tent in the sales and spend a weekend under the stars! We all know that British weather can be more than a little unpredictable, but there is no such thing as bad weather – just bad clothing! Enjoying the great outdoors is possible in any weather, you just need to invest in the right equipment. If you always find yourself a little short on space when packing for holidays then check out our summer holiday storage tips. Get prepared When going away for a week Read more


How storage helps a hospice help others

At Magenta Self Storage, we are proud to support the vital work of local charities, and this month we are putting the spotlight on our charity of the year, Katharine House Hospice. By the community, for the community Katharine House Hospice serve the community by providing specialist support for those facing life-limiting illnesses. The staff look after 300 people at any one time in their own homes, in care homes, at the hospice, in the hospital or through their bereavement service. Their round-the-clock care extends to the families of those affected. This incredible care is open to a population Read more


Get summer sorted with student storage

Summer holidays are right around the corner, which usually signals another move for students. Whether you have finished your studies or will be returning next semester for another year, most halls accommodation requires students to vacate over the holidays. For those who are returning, the logistics of transporting a year’s worth of stuff across the country or across the pond can be a huge headache. This year why not make life easier with student storage. Summer Sorted There are many things to remember when you move out of halls, so let Magenta Storage can take the hassle out of Read more


Made In Magenta

What happens when you have an entrepreneurial spirit but limited space? A collaboration with Magenta Storage! Three years ago, Prinul Polessi Patel launched a bespoke joinery business, Made in Chiswick, in his own backyard. Here is the remarkable story of how Magenta Storage helped make one man’s business plan a reality. Woodwork is second nature to Prinul, who grew up on a timber saw-mill in Kenya. Having trained in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London, Prinul went on to work at a specialist hardwood merchants. Here he gained valuable experience in design and technique. Prinul’s passion for crafting bespoke Read more




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