Too Much Clutter?

By Anna Roberts

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Sometimes it can feel like you are drowning in clutter in your home, we all know that a tidy home = a tidy mind. Sometimes we collect too many things that we don’t need, leading to a full loft and garage (if you have one!) and piles of items on every surface. Sometimes it's good to have a clear out, to improve our mental and physical wellbeing and our lives, overall. 


Sometimes we may collect things because we have emotional attachments to them, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! However, by using self storage, you can free up space in your home, have your keepsakes securely stored, and still have access to them and the memories, whenever needed.


Woman overwhelmed by amount of clutter in her wardrobe

The Benefits Of A Clutter-Free Life

Clearing out clutter can have a number of benefits for our mental and emotional wellbeing:


  • It can alleviate stress and the feeling of being overwhelmed, by creating a more organised and calm environment to live in.
  • It can make it easier to focus on tasks at hand, and can also improve our physical wellbeing by removing the amount of dust and allergens in our homes. 


Tips For Sorting & Organising Clutter To Go Into Your Self Storage Unit

When beginning to declutter your home and preparing to put items into storage, it can be a little daunting. Multiple strategies can be used to try and make things easier, such as the Marie Kondo method, keeping only items that ‘spark joy’. Others can be decluttering a certain amount of items each week, rather than trying to do everything at once. Enlisting other people to help, be it a friend or a professional, can help make things a lot easier. 


When using a self storage unit, consider how you are going to store belongings. Are you going to use boxes or containers to store items? Do they need labelling or putting in date order if it is paperwork, cards or anything similar? Shelving racks can help to maximise space and also make things more accessible and prioritise for how often they are required. 


Packing away items

Repurposing and Recycling Items for a Sustainable Future

When clearing out clutter and moving items into self storage, it is important to consider what items that you are not planning on keeping, and their environmental impact. You may be able to repurpose items and give them a new lease of life, such as spray painting old vases to make them more modern, using old clothes and bedding for cleaning, dust sheets or craft projects.


You can donate some items to charity shops, to give other people an opportunity to give items a new home and lease of life, as well as using reselling sites, and groups similar to 'Freebay' in your local community. By repurposing and recycling items, you can reduce waste and create a more sustainable future for all. 


Sustaining a Clutter-Free Space and your Self Storage Unit

When you’ve cleared out your home and sorted out your unit, it is important to keep on top of things, so that the clutter doesn’t return and you don’t become overwhelmed once again.


This can include regularly visiting your unit, so that you can clear out what you decide is no longer required or have an attachment to, as well as continually cleaning and organising your home, too.


This allows you to take a proactive approach to maintaining a clutter-free space and enjoy the benefits of improved mental health. 

Clearing out clutter can be a daunting task, but it is worth the effort to have reduced stress, improved productivity, and a happier and healthier life. Use these tips to get started on your decluttering journey, and Explorage.com for your Self-Storage needs. 

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