Why do we have quizzes?

The inventor of the quiz, who benefits from the Olympics, and the very first quisling.

This week I found myself talking to one of my customers about his collection of newspaper cuttings, for it was a collection of a type that I had never seen before.

It turned out that my customer collected quizzes that appeared in newspapers and magazines.  Her aim, she said, was ultimately to re-issue these quizzes in book form in order to help students of social activity in the past.  But because of copyright laws she felt it would only be legally safe to do so some 25 years after the quiz was first published.

Hence a mighty collection of quizzes cut out from newspapers and magazines and stored in our warehouse.

I looked at a few sample pages from 20 years ago and realised how difficult it was going to be to answer these quizzes, because they often dealt with topics that were no longer of general interest.

But then the big question struck me.  Why do we like quizzes?  I mean, they are on TV all the time, lots of websites run them, everyone publishes Christmas quizzes, and as for crosswords, they seem to be as popular as ever.

So what is it about the quiz that entertains so much?  I asked my customer and she immediately settled into a history of the quiz.

The word “quiz” she said, went back to the 18th century, at which time it meant an “odd or eccentric person.”   A variation occurred in the 1940s when the term Quisling was used to mean a person who betrayed his own country and became a leader for the other side.  This word (my informant hastened to point out) had nothing to do with the “quiz” but was actually taken from the name of the Norwegian Vidkun Quisling, who assisted Nazi Germany as it conquered his own country.  It thus had nothing to do with our discussion, but was a question that often popped up in quizzes.  I dutifully made a note.

So, having established what was and what was not to do with a quiz, we moved onto the issue of why we are so enamoured with them.

Apparently (or so I was told) in ancient times tribal leaders would set quizzes for other members of the clan.  The aim was to pass the time of day when there was precious little to do and to ensure that talk didn’t move to discussions of why one of the other tribal members should take over from the current leader.

“I thought ancient societies told each other great myths and legends or sang songs of heroic deeds of the past while sitting in front of log fires,” I protested.

“You’ve been watching Noggin the Nog,” my customer said, and as the customer is always right, I let it pass.

“But surely,” I said trying another approach, “in the most civilised societies, such as Ancient Greece, they had races and wrestling and the like – the great sporting gatherings that eventually became the Olympics, not quizzes.”

She shook her head and gave me a sad smile.  “The Olympics were invented by building contractors.  When they had nothing much to build they would indeed suggest holding such gatherings, and cooked up the idea of inviting all the young men from across the land to compete.  Everyone would say ‘What a great idea’.”

“But then the builders would cunningly say, ‘But if we are having all these great visitors to our fair city, we must show them how wealthy and powerful we are.  We can’t just have them running up the high street, we need to show them grand sporting arenas where everyone can gather to witness the event.

“’And we shall need some buildings to house the competitors too.’

“But that, like quisling, has nothing to do with the quiz.  No, the quiz was to keep people occupied.  And then, once the quiz was complete, one person was awarded the grand prize, and immediately told to go and take his knowledge to share it with the next village.   That ensured that the cleverest people in the tribe were gradually exiled so that they could not become a direct threat to the leader.

“Today, there is a different reason, for it is vitally important that the television companies keep their audiences while under attack from the internet.  To do this they have to show their viewers that they, the TV programme producers, know more than the audience otherwise people would say, ‘we don’t need TV – we know more than they do so we can entertain ourselves.’  That would be a disaster.

“So they run quizzes to show their audience how stupid they are, and thus how much they need to stay tuned to that particular channel to learn what’s what.”

“Then what you are saying,” I replied, “is that the quiz originally was intended to weed out the bright member of the community and send him into exile, while today it is there just to show TV viewers how stupid they are, and that they need to stay tuned to the channel to understand how to live their lives.”

She agreed that was it.

I must say it was not an argument I was totally happy with, but, on the other hand, my customers are always quite right in everything they say.

You can find more information on our facilities on our website at www.archive-document-storage.co.uk. Alternatively you can call us on 0800 810 1125.

Admiral Document Storage
Bloxwich Lane
Walsall
WS2 8TF
Tel: 0800 810 1125

Email: info@archive-document-storage.co.uk

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Top 10 reasons to use Admiral Self Storage

  1. During your household removal
    Free yourself from the home moving chain, store complete home contents whilst seeking a new home, or use our storage facility to de-clutter for a quicker sale, remember you only pay for the storage space you need and the length of time you use the self storage facility.
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    Store household items and furniture out of the way of tradesmen or make DIY easier by using our storage facility whilst decorating.
  3. Letting a property
    Use our self storage facility to create space for a new tenant.
  4. Moving your furniture and household items abroad
    Put possessions into storage if you are going abroad, we have many customers who use our domestic self storage facility whilst taking a trial period abroad. If required we can arrange international removals following your storage period.
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    We make coming home easy. Simply advise your shipper or removal company of our storage facility details and we’ll receive your container or removal van on your behalf. We can provide furniture removal porters to carefully unload and place items securely in your self storage room.
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    Store sentimental household items, furniture etc. whilst awaiting probate or family arrangements.
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    Store furniture and domestic household items whilst organizing divorce or separation arrangements
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    Transfer your stock, samples, point of sale etc to us. You may use our self storage facility as a base or delivery address.
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    Free up your space at home, get back the use of the garage for your car.
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    Students can use our storage facility for their personal possessions while they enjoy the summer holidays, ideal for foreign students who return home during the holiday period.

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What is it that makes some people want to store everything, while others want to throw it all out?

Why is it that in many families, family businesses, and indeed businesses in general, there are some people who put stuff away in boxes and push the boxes into corners, on tops of cabinets, and the like, while there are others who constantly feel the urge to dispose of past documents, materials, etc?

It is almost as if there is are three species at work here – those who tidy up and pack away in the belief that the items might be needed again, those who feel the urge to tidy up and throw away, and those who never tidy up at all.

And curiously it turns out that the actual behaviour of tidying up – with its divergent results  – is probably down to evolution.

For it became clear early on that the people who tidy up as they go tend to be able to get up and leave more readily (largely because there are fewer things to fall over on the way out).

And so in the Stone Age, when mankind lived in caves, if the cave came under attack, the tidy members of the clan could get up and exit via the carefully prepared (and utterly uncluttered) escape route.

Thus whether the attack came from a rival tribe, a sub-culture within the tribe who felt that its approach to living should the dominant style, or indeed a passing woolly mammoth, the tidy clan could leave.

Additionally they discovered that by tidying up they could order some of the tribe to stay behind and pick up the weapons (all neatly stored in one place) and fight the invader.   And since it was invariably the men who had to do this rather dangerous job, men became less and less inclined to tidy up.

As a result men started to put forward the notion that they too could use their habit of not tidying up to save their skins when under attack, as long as they were untidy in the entrance to their habitat.  Carefully left branches, rocks, tangled weeds, and other similar odds and ends would slow down the attacker trying to get into the cave.

Thus mankind split into two branches – those who defended themselves by staying tidy and having an escape route round the back (leaving some out front to fight) and those who deliberately left a mess at the front entrance (ensuring that everyone could get out the back).

Over time evolutionary behaviour tends to become entrenched behaviour, and it is the patterns of behaviour that are remembered, while the reasons for the behaviour are forgotten.

So, slowly tribes developed in such a way that they had within their habitat members of what became the two main tendencies – the “leave it all about” approach and the “tidy it away” clan.

Each justified its vision of life – but not necessarily in the way that was first intended.  The “leave it lying around” group began to speak less of the benefit of tripping passing beasts and enemy tribes as they entered and more of the fact that whatever was left lying around “might come in handy” one day.

The “tidy it up before I fall over it” select committee, however, spoke of the dangers to the residents inherent in having bits and pieces left around, and, because they never had to do the fighting, tended to ignore the unknown elements within the future.

So these ideas have continued to evolve.  One interesting variation occurred when men realised that they could use the situation to their advantage by tidying up a little, and thus allow the women to leave the cave first, alerting the tribe to any animals or enemies hiding nearby) while claiming that they were, at long last, about to do the tidying up that the “tidy up as you go” group had been demanding.

The result was that men tended more and more to the “leave it around” approach – something that we can still see today, especially when they prevaricate before leaving the house.

However, ultimately, even the largest business facility runs out of space, and the issue of throw it away or store it reaches a crisis point.

The great problem today is that there is a need to store past records on paper – be they VAT invoices, original copies of copyrighted manuscripts, or confidential documents for pending court cases.

Such items can be put on disk and stored, but there is always the danger of corruption, and the danger of on-line theft or deliberate damage.

Hence, one can see the Admiral Storage Facility as being of evolutionary importance.

If you have materials that you want stored, we are here, ready now to take them in, and with a fulsome understanding of how we got to this point.

You can find more information on our facilities on our website at https://admiralstorage.co.uk/.  Alternatively you can call us on 0800 810 1125.

Admiral Self Storage Ltd
Bloxwich Lane
Walsall
WS2 8TF
Tel: 0800 810 1125

Email: info@admiralstorage.co.uk 

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Five tops tips for storing your mattress

1. Clean the mattress beforehand to remove any dirt, dust and bacteria.

2. Cover the mattress in breathable plastic to protect it from collecting dirt and dust in storage. Covering the mattress will also reduce the risks of ripping the mattress when moving it.

3. Store the mattress flat so not to damage the coils. Storing it on its side means that the coils on one side are supporting the mattresses weight.

4. If you are storing it in a garage or basement, place something underneath to protect it from the cold and damp of the ground.

5. It is better to store the mattress in a climate controlled room. If you don’t have the room in your house for this, consider storing it with Admiral Storage – https://admiralstorage.co.uk

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I like talking to my customers. Most of the time.

The Admiral Storage Facility stores paper. Lots of it. And of course we have the highest level of fire control systems, as all reputable warehouses do.

But that didn’t stop one of my customers talking about smoke recently. In particular the smoke that comes from burning paper.

“What is it?” he asked, and I must say that rather took me by surprise. But I pride myself on an ability to deal with all customer related situations so I didn’t blink as I replied, “What is what?

“Smoke,” he said.

Now I did GCSE Chemistry – although some time ago I must admit – so I ventured an answer.

“It’s a mix of gas and particles.”

“What sort of gas?” asked my client.

“It depends what you are burning, but normally with paper it is carbon dioxide, and the particles are bits of paper that are not fully burned.”

He looked impressed, and I felt rather pleased with myself until I realised that in managing to dig up virtually the entire extent of my knowledge on combustion I had now set myself up as an expert – and this was going to lead me into deeper questioning.

“So why does smoke rise?”

I think was the moment I made my greatest mistake, for I decided to carry on, although with a desperate feeling that I was digging a deeper hole for me to fall into.

“Smoke comes from a fire,” I said slowly, thinking it through, “so it must be hotter than the air around it. Which means it rises because the hotter the air, the lighter it is.”  (I don’t know if that is actually true, but it sounds about right.)  “It keeps on rising until it reaches the same density as the rest of the air around it, and then it spreads out.”

“So why does burning paper produce light and heat as well as smoke?” he demanded. I looked at him carefully. I knew that look. It was a “go on, answer that if you are so clever” type of look.

“I remember in science,” I said, “that you can’t create energy – it always comes from somewhere and goes somewhere and you have the same amount of energy at the end of an event as you had at the start.

“So there must be energy in paper.”

“And where is it?” he asked, picking up a piece of paper and inspecting it closely.

“Paper is made from trees, and trees like all plant life have gathered in energy presumably from the sun and maybe from the nutrients taken from the ground although,” I admitted, “I am not really sure about that last bit.

“And there must be photosynthesis involved somewhere – when plant life takes energy from the sun, and combines it with water and carbon.”

“Why carbon?” he asked.

I thought about it. “Wasn’t there a comment once on Star Trek where some alien made of rock calls Kirk and Spock ‘carbon-based life forms’?” I asked. “The rock was a silicon-based life form, and called Kirk a “bag of mostly water.”

“What’s Star Trek?” he asked, and I knew I was getting into trouble.

“Right,” I said, “I think it goes like this.”

“Photosynthesis combines the energy of the sun with the energy taken from the ground to create chains of molecules and produce cellulose – which is what wood is made of. So the tree contains all that energy, and that energy is still there when the tree is cut down and turned into paper.

“So when you burn the paper, the heat breaks down the molecules, the energy that has been there from the start is released back into the atmosphere as heat and light, and energy is conserved.”

I felt a slight grin edging its way around my face; the sort of grin that befits a man who has just wriggled out of a locked cell that no one has ever escaped from before, has no idea how he did it, and is afraid that he is about to be asked.

My customer looked at me for a long moment. And then said,

“But what is it?”

“What is what?” I asked, the grin becoming uncontrollable. Any moment now I was going to start looking like a monkey.

“Smoke,” he answered.

“Tell you what,” I said, “would you like a coffee?”

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You can find more information on our facilities on our website at www.archive-document-storage.co.uk. Alternatively you can call us on 0800 810 1125.

Admiral Document Storage
Bloxwich Lane
Walsall
WS2 8TF
Tel: 0800 810 1125

Email: info@archive-document-storage.co.uk

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Is there no end?

People file all sorts of things in our storage facility,
and the search is on for the most unlikely of
them all.

Much of what we store at Admiral is what you might expect us to store: legal documents, authors’ original manuscripts, proofs of ownership of designs, original photographs, football programmes, magazines…

But of late I have started to look for the more unusual, more exotic, or, to put it another way, the downright odd…

And I’ve just found that we are storing a collection of letters of complaint sent to a private hospital!

Now there is no way that I am going to let you know which hospital – or even give you a clue – not least because I don’t know.  But it seems that one of the administrators in one hospital has become so fed up with the way the hospital is being run and the way complaints are being ignored, that she has started to copy the complaints.

Of course, that means that she needs to keep the material absolutely secret until she forwards them on to a national newspaper – which apparently she is going to do when she retires in a year or so.

And the best place to keep the material secret is to store it totally away from her home, in a location that no one would ever consider as being a location for such material.  We are even storing it without reference to her name, it seems, for everything is filed under the ownership of a friend of a friend who has actually placed it in our facility.

Obviously when I heard about this I was utterly fascinated – and horrified.  Indeed, were we speaking about another hospital of the Mid-Staffordshire type where everything went wrong, then I would be saying that the issues should be made public now.  But we are not talking about life and death situations here.

These complaints are about administration, about paperwork, about keeping people waiting for preliminary appointments made prior to an operation, about giving people the wrong information about where to attend – not about emergency work or life-and-death situations.

The complaints deal with patients not being told about appointments, about nurses seeing patients they don’t need to see, about doctors and nurses having the wrong paperwork about the wrong patients… all the normal administrative cock-ups that seem to happen when an organisation fails to put a moderately competent person in control of administration.

In talking to my client about her material, I discovered some fairly frightening things about what can go wrong when a hospital goes rogue.   For example, she told me – and I have since verified it by checking with newspaper reports on-line – that 64 people complained about the Mid-Staffordshire hospital trust across a four year period before it was investigated, and the Department of Health did not investigate any of the complaints.  It simply told people to report their worries to the hospital trust itself, a complaints commission, patient liaison service, and the health ombudsman.

The reason given was that the “Department of Health does not officially investigate complaints and therefore did not look into the any of the 64 matters raised, advising people to contact the NHS.”

So it seems, if you have a complaint about the operation of part of the NHS or about a private hospital, you have to complain to… the NHS or the private hospital.  And given that some organisations are open about their work while others are highly secretive, cover ups are inevitable.

Now since the Mid-Staffs events apparently the Department of Health will look into the “most severe” complaints – but complaints of administrative incompetence don’t come into this.  And since people who are administratively incompetent don’t know how to administer anything, they are not very good at looking at complaints about their administration.  So complaints go nowhere.

If you see what I mean.

Thus we are storing what could be quite an explosive set of documents – although fortunately not even I know which hospital we are talking about or the identity of the person who is gathering it.

But it has encouraged me to continue to talk to my customers and find out if there are any other interesting things that we have in store.

Not everything we store is unusual and exciting, and I would stress that your items don’t have to come into that classification for us to store them.  Just have a look at our website and you’ll see what I mean www.archive-document-storage.co.uk.

Alternatively you can call us on 0800 810 1125.

Admiral Document Storage
Bloxwich Lane
Walsall
WS2 8TF
Tel: 0800 810 1125

Email: info@archive-document-storage.co.uk

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How the latest collecting fashion has taken me totally by surprise but already brought in a couple of new customers.

Until last week I had no idea there were such things as stationery addicts.  But it seems there are.  And although I have been rather slow to understand the concept, it seems I have a couple of them among my customers at Admiral Self-Storage.

But unless you misunderstand me, let me point out that stationery addicts are not people who are secretive about their addiction.  Rather they are quite open and ready to share the information with anyone who asks.

These are people who collect exercise books, notebooks, memo books, writing sets and rubbers, coloured pens, propelling pencils, fountain pens, marker pens, Post-it Notes, highlighters in all sorts of different colours, envelopes all shapes and sizes, and… well you get the picture.

What’s more, apparently the fascination is growing.  As fast as computers take over our lives so the stationery collector fights back, collecting more and more and more and…

Apparently the sale of stationery products is doubling every 18 months.  Big stores like John Lewis are expanding the area they give over to stationery.  Even WH Smith is cutting back on book space to provide more for fancy notebooks and the like.  Manufacturers report profits rising accordingly.

Specialist manufacturers have started to appear.  Organisers, which flourished and then died a death, are coming back.  So are pencil sharpeners.

All of this was news to me – as was the fact that apart from using such items or leaving them on a suitably antique-looking desk for the passing visitor to see and be impressed by the fact that a) one has a desk and b) one has a notebook, people actually collect them.

As with any collection, asking why people collect something is not likely to generate a particularly informative answer.  But for everyone who is will tell you about how this fountain pen is perfect for writing on this style of paper, bound in this moleskin, there is another who just collects.

And a couple of those are storing their collection with Admiral Self-Storage.

Of course, some people use notebooks to write down original ideas, the thoughts that turn into novels which earn internationally recognised prizes and slots on late night arts programmes on TV channels that no one watches.  Or at least they do in their imaginations.

But others are endlessly searching for the perfect notebook which, they say, will be put on display on the desk never sat at.

Of course, some people do use them.  I know that in one collection at Admiral we have a beautiful book in which the most interesting things people have said to the owner is written down.   (I peeked inside.  The first quote said, “It’s cold inside”.   The next one said, “The rainbow has turned blue; my eyes burn”.)

Some people – like the people who buy a diary with enough space in each day to write a monument dedicated to the events of the past 24 hours – actually believe they will soon fill the book, and, of course, some, like my customers, do.

But apparently there is a promise in a notebook, and that is that nothing will be lost.  No thought, no passing moment.  It will be there, recorded so that just as we look back now to Samuel Pepys we can look back to their notebook for a record of what life really was like in the 21st century.

It is a bit like Facebook, without a computer.

But I think times may be changing.  As an awareness is growing that digital technology is not actually very reliable as a means of keeping the past for all times, and as we all come to live with the notion that if you have a thought, the best way to share it with the world (or at least with MI5, the FBI, Mossad, and the KGB) is to send out an email to a friend.

It is a bit of a puzzle to me, but I have been told that stationery actually affects how people feel.  See some scrap paper that is used for making notes on and you feel like a load of scrap.  See a beautiful notebook and you feel beautiful.

Now I know that the world has changed forever, because one of my stationery storage customers has told me that he is a stationery tourist, travelling the world collecting stationery from anywhere they make it. Lisbon, Venice, Vienna, London.  Wherever there is a city with some culture there will be new stationery.

It has been one of the more unexpected discoveries of my life within Admiral.

You can find more information on our facilities on our website at https://admiralstorage.co.uk/.  Alternatively you can call us on 0800 810 1125.

Admiral Self Storage Ltd
Bloxwich Lane
Walsall
WS2 8TF
Tel: 0800 810 1125

Email: info@admiralstorage.co.uk 

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Four steps to storing your car’s winter tyres

1. Pick out the stones stuck in the tread blocks so the tread doesn’t stretch whilst in storage.

2. Wash all of the remaining road debris off the tyres and dry them thoroughly.

3. Put them in plastic bags to stop the oil on the tyres evaporating – this can lead to dry and cracked tyres.

4. Store your tyres some place where they won’t get wet – preferably indoors where the climate can also be controlled.

If you don’t have a suitable place to store your car’s winter tyres, consider storing them in a storage unit at https://admiralstorage.co.uk

Continuing the review of some of the things people choose to store

Everyone has heard of the Domesday Book, properly known as the “Book of Winchester” – the “Great Survey” ordered by William the Conqueror and undertaken in 1086. It tells us what England was like at that time, and so is an invaluable historical reference work.

Now I am not going to tell you that I have a copy of the manuscript at Admiral Storage. And even if I did I know you wouldn’t believe me. But I was reminded the other day that the Domesday Book is available on-line – and in a very interactive manner too.

Just go to http://opendomesday.org/ and there it is. You can type in your postcode and see what was there in the 11th century, how many people were there, how many slaves, and how much was paid to the King by way of tax. No other country in Europe has anything remotely like it.

Now I thought of this the other day when I was re-reading one of my earlier musings on the topic: The problem with Sheep in which I wrote about how the Domesday Book was written down.

And I started to wonder, did the nation ever do an update?

The answer it turns out is yes. This was the Return of Owners of Land, 1873 which was indeed the first analysis of the distribution of landed property in the British Isles since Domesday.

There was a lot of unrest at the time about the amount of the country owned by the landed gentry, an unrest which resulted in writers like Marx, who had been in London since 1849, writing a considerable amount about the inequalities of life in Britain.

There was a certain level of revolutionary fervour in the air, and so to overcome this, the nobility set about proving that they didn’t own most of the land after all. Hence the survey.

So the state set about gathering all the information it could (as opposed to finding new information, which is what Domesday did) to record who owned what.

As it turned out, what was so interesting about the Return of Owners of Land was not any statistical analysis of how much of the land was owned by the nobility, but rather it was the popularity it garnered as a way of seeing how much your neighbour owned.

Although the bound volumes cost way beyond anything that even a middle class person could afford, most local newspapers republished the results for their area – which was of course very much what the government wanted in terms of its anti-revolutionary approach.

This in turn led to a huge rise in the sale of local papers and a study by everyone as to exactly what his/her neighbour had been doing. It was perhaps the origin of the nosey neighbour syndrome. Keeping yourself to yourself was no longer an option for anyone who owned any land.

It may also have been the origin of the British obsession with owning our own houses – something that is not shared with people in many other countries.

But now, you will be asking, what does this have to do with Admiral Document Storage?

Well, what sent me down this route was the fact that recently, in conversation with one of my customers, I discovered that they were doing their own local survey and collecting data from publicly available sources.

I was very hesitant to ask why, but eventually I did get to that question and was told the reason was simple.

He just wanted to know.

And now he has thousands of cuttings and offprints from newspapers which he keeps at Admiral Document Storage.

As a hobby, I suppose it has something going for it. And I can’t really deny the interest in one’s own locality. After all, ever since I found that the Domesday Book is on-line and can be interrogated I have been seeking out all sorts of places that I have once lived or used to know.

But I do try to resist the desire to know exactly what my neighbours are up to!

You can find more information on our facilities on our website at www.archive-document-storage.co.uk. Alternatively you can call us on 0800 810 1125.

Admiral Document Storage Ltd
Bloxwich Lane
Walsall
WS2 8TF
Tel: 0800 810 1125

Email: info@archive-document-storage.co.uk

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How much does it cost to store your materials in your own unit?

Of course, if you have lots and lots of things to store, and you know you are going to need to store them for many years to come, you may well need to go out and lease a unit of your own.

But supposing you don’t have very much to store. Or supposing you don’t want to store it for very long.

Then your cost could be as little as £5 per week including Local Authority rates, utility bills, security and service charges. The unit will be geared to the size you need, it will be clean and dry, and totally secure.

Our units range from a 9 sq ft locker to the size of a mini warehouse – with all the sizes in between.  So you only pay for the space you use.

And to pick up on the point about security: we have 24 hour monitored internal and external CCTV and police monitored intruder and fire alarm systems. Only you or your authorised representative can have access to your room.

And here are some more benefits that you won’t find it you go and talk to an estate agent about renting a warehouse.

Instant occupation with no deposit, no lease, no solicitor’s fees, no long-term commitment.

Quite amazing, really.

In fact the minimum charge period is just 2 weeks. Move in by signing a simple one-page licence agreement. You can move out anytime you want, and you only pay for the time you have stored with us.

You can access your storage unit as often as you like totally free of charge. Our opening hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm, Saturday 8am – 5pm, and Sunday 12pm – 4pm. 24/7 access is available on certain units – please ask for details if that interests you.

We can even receive and despatch goods on your behalf, saving you time waiting for deliveries or collections.

There’s more on https://admiralstorage.co.uk/business-storage/. Alternatively you can call us on 0800 783 9516.

Admiral Document Storage Ltd
Bloxwich Lane
Walsall
WS2 8TF
Tel: 0800 810 1125

Email: info@admiralstorage.co.uk 

https://admiralstorage.co.uk/business-storage/

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