Ways Self-Storage Can Ensure You Have A Happy New Year!
As January of the New Year draws to an end, so too do many resolutions. At Top Box Self Storage, we want to help you kick off this decade by making it well and truly great. Here are some storage solutions (and examples) you may need to make this New Year your best yet.
The doors of a self-storage container unit can open many more doors throughout your life.
4 Ways a Self-Storage Container Can Help You Stick to Your New Year Plans
- Clean and Declutter ASAP
Most of us want less stress in our lives, but did you know that the more clutter you have around your home, the more stress you could feel and it’s often related to feeling guilty about previous purchases. Most of this can be related to items you did not need.
It could be as simple as a cupboard that has been overstocked with items of little use or value or an entire spare room filled with stuffed toys that are no longer required during this period in time, but these could be of use someday to someone.
The majority of us have too many materialistic possessions and those hoard space. The biggest tip we have is to decide on what could be of use in the future which is worth keeping and what is going to recycling or to a more suited home.
When you are decluttering your home, it may help to have three different categories, which could be labelled by colour:
- Items for the bin (or skip if you haven’t decluttered in a while);
- Items for charity;
- Items for self-storage, which is everything you have accumulated that you do not want to part with but may want to use in the future or have available to give away, such as furniture and all those baby possessions (prams, cots, cribs, nursery furniture etc.) that cost a small fortune but may be used again someday.
Affordable Self-Storage Containers provides you with the 3rd option when you are decluttering and that is to keep items of value, either monetary or sentimental and not in your own personal space but in dedicated clean and secure storage space.
Spring cleaning can be done any time of the year. Not just during the National Spring-Cleaning Week, which this year is the 2nd-8th March 2020 – SpringCleaningWeek.com.
- Store Belongings to have Ready for a Home Move or a Renovation
Whether you plan to have your living room walls skimmed with fresh plaster this year, new flooring installed, an entire kitchen refit or a bathroom refurb, there will be items which need relocating temporarily. More so if you are in the market for a new home as there is a time gap between selling your old home and buying or moving into your new one.
By locking your items up safely in a self-contained storage unit, all your belongings regardless of how bulky, can be kept in safe and suitable conditions for the amount of time you require. Well, with us anyway as you decide on the storage time required. Rent what you need for how long you need with no tie-ins, which is why we are an ideal storage solution for short-term home refurbishments.
- Take Up a Much-Needed Hobby
Did you know hobbies are a proven stress-buster? No wonder we rarely heard our Grannies grumbling about feeling stressed. They were too busy remembering the knit-1, purl-1 while crossing the knitting needles.
Simple hobbies like knitting don’t need dedicated space, but it’s not everyone’s cup-of-tea and there are some hobbies that can’t be done on the armchair. Like model railways, woodworking, outdoor sports or even candle making.
Whatever hobby you have in mind, consider the space you will need to take up your new hobby. The advantage of a having a storage container, is you can always add to it as and when you need to.
For even larger hobbies such as off-road biking or jet skiing, it is possible to use a self-storage container for added security, rather than leaving expensive equipment out in the open or in your driveway.
- Travel the World with Complete Peace of Mind
Not everyone plans to settle down in 2020. For some, there is a sense of adventure to come. To board a plane, take off around the world and explore what’s out there. It could be a gap-year, it could be volunteering, or it could be to test a different part of the world before emigrating.
Whatever your reasons, if you plan to up and go, you will need secure storage for your possessions while you are away. Self-storage containers at Top Box Self Storage are the answer as our site has state-of-the-art CCTV, gated entry controlled access, LED floodlighting and the facility is fully enclosed in steel palisade fencing, which is far more secure than any residential property and our storage solutions are much more affordable than an empty residence too.