As we move further into 2024, it may finally be time to embrace the changes and resolutions we eagerly set for ourselves. What better way to kick off a productive year than to make the most of our professional decluttering tips and self-storage in 2024? 

The New Year is a fresh start, a chance to reorganise our lives, and the perfect opportunity to make significant improvements. However, don’t feel completely overwhelmed or down on yourself if you have not drastically changed your life in January, there is still plenty of time to make some positive changes. 

One of the most impactful ways to bring about positive change is by decluttering and reorganising our living space. You don’t need to be a professional organiser either as using our secure self-storage units at SureStore can be a game-changer in maintaining an organised and productive lifestyle. Let’s explore how self-storage can help declutter your living space.  

Planning and Organising: The First Step to Decluttering

Identifying Clutter Hotspots

Before diving into the decluttering process, it’s crucial to identify which areas of your home require attention. Often, spaces like the spare room, loft, or garage can become unintended storage areas for items we rarely use. By pinpointing these clutter hotspots, you can create a focused plan of action.

You may choose to hire professional organisers or book a decluttering service. However, with our top tips, you can organise your home in an extremely efficient way. Discover how self-storage can help declutter your home for a room-by-room guide. 

Gathering Self-Storage Supplies

Equipping yourself with the correct packing materials, such as durable self-storage boxes, bubble wraps, and labels, is essential for a smooth decluttering process. Consider investing in vacuum bags for compact storage. Remember, a well-planned approach is half the battle won. Visit the Box Shop at your nearest SureStore self-storage facility for professional organising boxes and self-storage packing supplies.

Discover where to get packing supplies for self-storage. 

Tackling Long-Term Clutter: Letting Go and Moving Forward

Addressing Sentimental and Forgotten Items

Long-term clutter often consists of items tucked away and forgotten, yet held onto due to sentimental value or the thought that they might be useful someday. These items, often stored in lofts or under beds, can be the most challenging to sort through, so take your time and sort through what you’d like to keep and make the most of. Additionally, selling, donating, or recycling items you no longer need can be a liberating experience. 

Embracing Digital Solutions

For items with sentimental value, such as old photographs or documents, consider digitising them. Digital organising preserves your memories while freeing up physical space. Organising your home office can also be a great opportunity to shred old paperwork and get productive for the new year, especially if you run your own business.   

Seasonal Belongings: Innovative Self-Storage Service

Making Room for What Matters

Once you’ve cleared out long-term clutter, you’ll find more room for items you use seasonally. This could include holiday decorations, sports equipment, or seasonal clothing. Storing these items in newly freed-up spaces like lofts or empty wardrobe space makes them accessible yet unobtrusive.

Considering Self-Storage for Seasonal Items

Keeping a clutter-free home all year round by storing seasonal items in a self-storage unit at SureStore can be an excellent option. Seasonal storage options can keep your home tidy and also ensure your belongings are safe, secure, and accessible when needed.

Discover our self-storage checklist before booking your perfect self-storage unit. Our professional home storage units range in size, from 10sqft to over 275sqft to suit your needs. 

Everyday Clutter: Maintaining a Clutter-Free Environment

Dealing with Daily Accumulations

Everyday clutter is often the easiest to tackle but the quickest to accumulate. This includes outgrown clothes, expired items in the kitchen cupboards, and nearly empty beauty products. Regularly sorting by decluttering and organising these items can prevent them from piling up and taking over your space.

Become a Professional Organiser With A Place for Everything

After decluttering, sort the items you’ve decided to keep. This might involve rearranging your wardrobe, decluttering your bathroom cabinets, creating an organised home office space or revamping your kitchen storage. The key when decluttering is to have a designated place for everything, making it easier to maintain a tidy home.

You don’t need to feel overwhelmed when decluttering this new year. Discover our guide to organising your family home. 

Professional Decluttering at SureStore Self-Storage Facilities 

Decluttering your home? Feeling totally overwhelmed? By following these steps, you can become a professional declutterer and transform your home into a more spacious and organised space. 

Our professional service offers a secure self-storage service for long-term clutter, everyday items that have accumulated over time, and household items you need but don’t use daily. 

The home self-storage service at SureStore offers the perfect solution, keeping your belongings safe and your home clutter-free.

Our home storage service is also perfect if you’re planning a house move, are moving house and need additional storage, or have recently moved and need space for D.I.Y or decorating. 

Embrace the New Year with a fresh start and an organised, decluttered home. Booking a self-storage unit and managing your account has never been easier with the new SureStore Self-Storage App.  

Book a storage unit online today, or call your nearest SureStore location to talk to our self-storage team of experts