When you look around your home, do you think you have a clutter problem? Maybe you find it hard to throw items away that hold fond memories. As the saying goes, ‘you can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk’. Try telling that to your child who can’t bear the thought of saying goodbye to their favourite teddy! Fortunately, they don’t have to if you consider hiring a self-storage unit.
Clutter will not only affect the appearance of your home, but it can also have an impact on your mental wellbeing. Too much clutter and disorganisation can leave you feeling overwhelmed and sometimes even a little suffocated.
If you find that you are having to constantly move items around, you struggle to find room for new ‘things’, or you have an overwhelming feeling of stress, it is probably time to have a clear out.
When the time comes to declutter, you can put pretty much anything into a safe and secure self-storage unit. Here are just a few suggestions:
We are all guilty of holding on to that top that no longer fits! Hoping one day, we might squeeze back into it. Or maybe you have a wardrobe for every season. Pack it up and move it out! You can still keep hold of your collection of ‘old faithful’s’, but until you need them again, they will be safe, clean and dry in a self-storage facility.
Guilty! Christmas has been and gone, and three months later they are either packed away in an overloaded loft collecting dust or worse still they are sitting in the hallway. Add them to your list of items that can be stored away and only bring out when needed.
Camping and Sports Equipment
When Winter arrives, chances are you won’t be bringing out the camping gear. Maybe hold on to the fishing rods, but the sleeping bags can be stored away until the sun is shining once more.
Music / Book Collection
If you are a bookworm or enjoy listening to music, chances are you have built up a collection over the years. Whilst books and CD’s are great to keep, especially if they are classics, they can take up so much space. Book pages are more likely to discolour whilst sitting on a shelf collecting dust than they will be safely boxed up, in a secure self-storage unit.
Do you have a spare room? More commonly known as ‘the junk room’! Maybe you have been meaning to clear it out and create an office space, or perhaps a toy room for your children. Either way, if there are items you want to keep but don’t need regularly, they can be stored away until such time you do.
Sheds or Garages
When you run out of room in the house, it tends to start overflowing to sheds and garages. You soon realise it’s a problem when the car no longer has a place ‘to live’! Pack it, store it and move the car back in.
Antiques and old Furniture
We all like to hold on to family heirlooms, not just for financial value, but because they may create fond memories. However, it doesn’t mean to say it matches the décor! You might not be a fan of the ‘antique look’ but can’t bear to part with it. That is where self-storage comes in handy. You can rest assured that your furniture will be kept safe and won’t discolour from sitting in the spare room facing the sun all day.
Finally, here are some tips to remember when questioning if you need to declutter:
- If you haven’t needed it for some time, how can it be useful?
- You will no longer put off inviting people over because you are embarrassed? Or worse still, more concerned with where they can sit!
- Remember, space doesn’t have to be filled.
- Declutter your home, declutter the mind.
- It will be one less thing to clean.
For more information about our self-storage units, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.