We all know the feeling, Christmas is out of the way and you seem to have accumulated more “stuff” – the house looks like a bomb site and you’re ready to declutter ready for the year ahead!
But have you ever considered using a self-storage unit to free up some space in your home?
We’ve all experienced that dreaded feeling of not having enough space to store things, but you don’t want to throw them away.
One of the best feelings is being in control of this very situation. Studies have shown that a high density of household items causes high cortisol levels (stress!). So, as we head into the new year, take a proactive approach and know your game plan. What items are going, what is staying, and what belongings you can’t bear to throw away and need a temporary new home for.
Declutter your Kitchen
Let’s start in the main hub of the house, the kitchen. Are there gadgets not being used? Do you still have that bread maker from 10 years ago? Be ruthless and get rid of it.
Cooking books are always a problem. Old and smelly, it’s time to cut out your favourite recipes and place them into plastic pockets.
Sort that bits and pieces drawer out. The one with batteries, medicine, Blu Tack, scissors, string and that light bulb which went out last week. Throw things away, then gather what’s left and find a new, better place for them.
If you have a special dinnerwear set that only gets used on special occasions, but you don’t want to have to store it at home all year round, consider using a self-storage until you next need it.
Declutter your Living Room
Possibly the hardest place to keep tidy.
Do you really need those DVDs, CDs and books? When was the last time you opened any of those, honestly? Put them in the loft or even better, store them with us!
If you need to make space for a temporary home office space in the corner of your living room, consider storing bits of furniture in a storage unit until things have returned to normal. Better still, consider using a storage unit as an office. At SureStore, we provide affordable office rental for small businesses looking to grow and some of our stores have flexible coworking spaces, which offer the perfect “in-between” solution.
Declutter your Bedroom
Let’s start with clothes; if they don’t fit, be ruthless and throw them away.
Consider putting out of season clothes into a storage unit so they’re out of the way. Do you really want to be fighting your way through them in the wardrobe on a daily basis?
Some like to store them in the loft, but this can make clothes damp and smelly if not stored correctly. A storage unit provides a clean and dry place to store your summer wardrobe until you’re ready to wear it again.
Declutter Your Garage
One of the biggest problems for households is keeping a tidy garage. This space often turns into a black hole for items you thought you got rid of years ago.
Bicycles, pots, exercise equipment, gardening tools, camping equipment all seem to take over and rule this space.
If your garage overflowing and you’d like to start using it for the car again, consider a SureStore storage unit.
How SureStore’s Self Storage Can Help You Declutter Your House
Many of the items in your home you won’t want to throw away, we all love our useless junk, so if you can’t bear to get rid, let us help by giving you a safe place to store.
If you live in the North West of England or the Midlands, SureStore can help. We have self-storage sites in Bury, Bolton, Wigan, Northwich, Cannock, Stafford, Lichfield or Burton-on-Trent, with more opening elsewhere soon. You can view a price online by visiting your nearest locations page or talk to one of our experts on today.