If your home feels as though there is not enough room for everything, it may be time to reassess how efficiently you are making use of your space. This could be solved by simply rearranging your furniture, but you may need to do a bit more like sorting through your belongings and deciding what to keep and what you can get rid of. Renting a self storage unit will help you declutter your home by giving you the option to keep that stuff that is of sentimental value as well as those items that are useful but are not in daily use.
If you think that decluttering means having to abandon some of your precious items, think again and consider renting a self storage unit. Instead of throwing stuff away, put them in a self storage unit where it can be kept safely for as long as you need.
Is Your Home Cluttered?
Clutter seems to be an inevitable part of our lives. Even the most disciplined homeowners seem to experience clutter. Modern homes are smaller and more compact which means that storage space is at a premium. If you have spent a long time in your home clutter would have built up over the years. Spare rooms may have become the place where anything that doesn’t have a home gets dumped. Piles of magazines, mail, and bills seem to accumulate on any flat surface. And when last did you inspect that closet under the stairs?
What is needed is a long-lasting solution to this everyday clutter. It may not be so difficult to sort out the garbage from these accumulated items, but what about those belongings that we may only use occasionally but that take up a lot of precious space? A self storage unit provides the answer to this problem.
How Will a Self Storage Unit Help with the Decluttering Process?
A cluttered home is not an enjoyable place to spend time in. Think of decluttering as a way of improving the quality of your life. When you grow tired of trying to find space for your seasonal wardrobe or tripping over old toys, or finding a place for those Christmas decorations that are only used for three or four weeks of the year, renting a self storage unit may be the perfect solution to your storage hassles.
How to Get Started
The professionals advise that the decluttering process is broken down into more manageable tasks. Otherwise, there is a danger that the process could become overwhelming and abandoned before it even begins.
This is a good place to start as it gives you a chance to reorganize your clothes and shoes while you decide what to keep and what to throw out or donate. Packing away your off-season clothes will immediately create more space. Some people have a cut-off date for clothes, so if they haven’t worn an item for a year, then it is time for it to go. The same applies to clothes that don’t fit anymore. You can sell them if they are in great condition or donate them to a charity or thrift shop.
Pack up the seasonal clothing and shoes to take to your storage unit. Ensure that these clothing items are clean and dry before packing them up for storage.
The kitchen is an easier room as you are probably not emotionally attached to any of the appliances or equipment. Get rid of any duplicates. Target those plates, cups, pots, and pans that you never use but that are taking up valuable space in your kitchen cabinets. You can sell or donate these to a charity. If you have special platters or dishes that you only use for Christmas dinners or special celebrations, pack them carefully in boxes as these can be kept in your storage unit, along with the Christmas decorations.
Toys are expensive to purchase, and they take up a lot of space. When your oldest child has outgrown a particular toy, you may not wish to throw it out but rather keep it for a younger sibling. These can be stored in your storage unit until such time as they are needed again.
Second-hand toys in good condition are in high demand, so if you have toys that you want to get rid of you have a good chance of selling them and making some money.
Bulky Seasonal Items
These include items such as patio furniture, garden equipment, and camping and sporting gear that are only used for a few months of the year. They are bulky and difficult to store at home. If stored in the garage, they will gather dust and may even get damaged. Storing them in your self storage unit is a solution to this. They will be out of your way but will be easily accessible when you need them again.
Stop & Store Fareham
- You do not need to get rid of any of your treasured possessions if you rent a self storage unit to keep them in. You can store them for as long as you need to, and when you want them back, they will be there for you.
- You can pick the exact sized storage unit to fit everything in. If at any stage you decide you need a larger unit or a smaller unit, it is as easy as moving your goods.
- You can rest assured that your precious belongings will be safe from theft as the security arrangements at our facility are of the best.
- Once you have booked a unit and paid, you will receive your individual PIN code for access.
- Remember: Labels are vital. Listing each item in the box it is packed in will make your life a lot easier if you need to locate an item.
- We run special offers on our self storage units. Please check our website for details.
- Also on our website are reviews left by our customers.
- Stop & Store Fareham is centrally situated in the Thackeray Mall, in the heart of the town. We are user-friendly making the unloading and loading of your goods easy.
Address: Thackeray Mall, Unit C (First Floor) 26a, Fareham PO16 0PQ, United Kingdom
Tel: 01329 556174