How to make your company more environmentally-friendly

Making your business more environmentally friendly can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! There are many small changes you can make that will quickly add up, resulting in long-lasting positive changes for the environment. If you’re ready to earn your eco-warrior badge, we’ve listed a few simple steps you can take to make your company more sustainable. Let’s go green! 

Conserve water 

Something as simple as urgently fixing any leaky faucets around your office or facilities can literally stop your business from wasting gallons of water. Another way to conserve water includes installing low-flow toilets and faucets as a long-term solution.  

Plant shrubs or trees 

Trees and shrubs are a vital part of the ecosystem and help to act as filters for pollution. They not only produce oxygen, improving the air quality that is essential for you and your employees, but they also add to the aesthetic of your office. Consider planning an eco-day for the team to spend the day outdoors planting new trees. Every seedling helps. 


Once individual bins for paper, cardboard and plastic are readily available, people will more easily get into the habit of using them. Many households are already separating their rubbish, so they’re likely to be familiar with the practice. If you lead by example, your staff will be recycling in no time.   

Instal solar panels 

Going solar is an easy way for companies to reduce their environmental impact and save money in the long run. Solar panels are a clean, renewable source of energy that comes with attractive tax incentives for businesses and can last for decades with very little maintenance. 

Use sustainable suppliers 

Green procurement is another easy way to transform your carbon footprint as a business. This effectively means sourcing goods and services that are produced sustainably, including goods or office supplies that are non-toxic, recyclable or made from renewable materials. 

If you need a cost-effective business storage solution to keep office extras safe, look no further than Wigwam. With a wide range of units and quality recyclable packaging supplies, we can help you store while saving the planet. To learn more, give us a call on 01608 656 300, pop into our Chipping Norton facility, or get a quote online in just a few minutes, and let us help you store the environmentally-friendly way.  

Best YouTube channels for working out

When it comes to working out, there are endless resources available online. However, sorting through all of the options can be daunting. Whether you find gyms too expensive or simply dislike working out with a crowd, we’ve put together a list of the best YouTube channels to help you kickstart your fitness journey from the comfort of your home. Let’s get moving!  


Cassey Ho’s distinct take on muscle training has turned into one of the largest female-focused online fitness empires around. Blogilates, created by Cassey, combines pop music and pilates to create a workout perfect for those who love to dance. Each video is equipment free, besides the optional (but recommended) yoga mat.   

Blogilates classes can be found here.   

The Fitness Marshall  

Caleb Marshall is well known for his entertaining and heart-pumping dance videos, perfect for a quick cardio session. Each video features dancers of all levels and Marshall’s near-constant comical interjections (not to mention his facial expressions). Though the videos are short, you can compile a few into a playlist for a longer workout.  

Check out The Fitness Marshall here.  


HASfit is a great YouTube channel for at-home workouts because it offers a wide range of free, full-length workout videos. The videos are led by certified personal trainers and they cover everything from HIIT to Yoga. In addition, the channel offers a variety of other helpful resources, including workout calendars and nutritional guides.  

You can find the HASfit videos here.  

Leslie Sansone’s Walk at Home  

Leslie Sansone’s programs feel reminiscent of Jane Fonda’s iconic 1980s workout videos, full of ever-present smiles, constant beats and tightly synchronised movements. Walk at Home provides a full workout with zero equipment and is a great alternative to basic cardio workouts.   

Walk at Home classes can be found here.  

Whether you’re clearing out the garage to build a home gym or just clearing up some space in the living room so you can move in comfort, Wigwam’s personal storage solutions are your solution. From our wide variety of unit sizes to our secure, safe and ultra-modern facility in Chipping Norton, we can help you create a home workout space in no time.   

Give us a call at 01608 656 300 to chat with our friendly team or get a quick and easy quote online.  

How to style your dorm room on a budget

Moving out of your childhood home and into a university dorm room is one of the most exciting experiences in a young adult’s life. However, university residences are also notorious for being the dictionary definition of small, bland and boring. Fear not! With a little bit of creativity and some thrifty shopping, you can style your room to be both comfortable and stylish no matter how beige the walls are!  

Give these top tips a go for creating a great look on a tight budget: 

Wall photo mural 

Add some personality to your dorm room by creating a mural using photos. You can use old photos to create a nostalgic collage or new photos to document your current life and friends. Either way, it’s a great way to add some colour and interest to your walls. All you need is some tape, photos, and a little bit of time. 

Invest in a stylish rug 

A decent rug can add both style and comfort to a space. Whether layering multiple rugs or investing in a single large one, rugs are an easy way to add colour and pattern to a room, and they can be swapped out seasonally or as your style changes. 

Use washi tape or wallpaper to refresh furniture 

Most furniture that comes with a dorm room is old and outdated. However, you can use peel-and-stick wallpaper or washi tape to refresh the pieces in your space. Best of all, washi tape and wallpaper come in a wide range of colours and patterns, are easy to apply and just as easy to remove at the end of the year! 

Upgrade your lighting 

Twinkle lights are a great cost-effective option to add a touch of warmth and personality to any space. As a bonus, they’re relatively inexpensive and easy to install and remove, giving you the freedom to change up your look whenever you want. 

Go with quality bedding 

Your bed is the centrepiece of your dorm room, so it’s important to have something that looks good and feels even better. By investing in quality bedding, you’ll be able to create a stylish and inviting space, and you can take it with you at the end of the year. 

Expressing style doesn’t have to be expensive. From photographs to ambient lighting and quality bedding, you can make your dorm feel like home. And don’t forget about storage! Wigwam’s student storage units in Chipping Norton are the perfect way to keep your dorm room organized and clutter-free.  

Give us a call at 01608 656 300 and chat with our friendly team or get a quote online

Moving away for uni? Practical tips for first-timers 

When getting ready to head off to university, one of the big things to prepare for is moving away from home. While you may not necessarily be scared of it, there’s still a fair bit of anxiety that comes with having no idea what to expect.  

If you’re moving away for uni and your anxiety is starting to get the best of you, here are a few practical tips for first-timers to help make your transition a little bit smoother.  

Learn to manage your time 

Being a university student is almost like having a full-time job, so make sure to write up a schedule or establish a routine. This will assist you in making sure you get everything done in time while still leaving free time for life. Be sure to include fitness breaks, meals, and study sessions. 

Keep stress levels manageable 

Regular exercise, adequate rest, good nutrition, and meditation are all top-rated and easy-to-implement methods of self-care designed to reduce stress. Don’t make the mistake of waiting for your stress levels to become unbearable before taking action. Instilling positive habits into your everyday routine is the best way to stay mentally zen amidst looming due dates. 

Keep yourself financially in check 

It’s crucial to establish a healthy relationship with money as a first-year student. This includes learning how to handle daily expenses, balance a bank account, read a bank statement, learn to live responsibly within a budget and save for future expenses.  

Get involved on campus 

Universities are huge. The best way to avoid feeling lost in the shuffle is to get involved in campus life. Sign up for clubs and societies that interest you, join a sports team, or just join friends to watch a match. Not only will you meet new people, but you’ll feel more rooted in your new life. 

Remember that you’re not saying goodbye to your old life, but rather hello to your new one. And if you need help packing or moving your things, don’t forget about Wigwam’s student storage units, quality packaging supplies and professional removal services in Chipping Norton. No matter your moving needs, we can help make the process easier for you! Pop in for a tour of our facility or get an easy quote online.