Declutter

The quest for space is never ending. Regardless of whether you live in a mansion or your parent’s box room, there just never seems to be enough. According to a recent study by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), the average UK home is lacking space the equivalent of a single bedroom, yet most of us could probably fill one, or even two rooms. Fortunately the answer need not be as drastic as moving to a bigger house. Why not think about sorting through the items you already have and assessing whether they are really necessary? Whilst this may sound daunting, decluttering your home doesn’t need to be a big chore.

An extra storage space near me

The first rule of an uncluttered home is to make sure there’s a place for everything. Yet we all struggled with limits on storage space – even if you don’t have a lot of stuff. Clever storage solutions are one thing. But once the space under-the-bed, under-the-stairs and on-top-of-the-wardrobe have been filled with your winter duvet, jumpers and scarves, or perhaps empty suitcases from holidays past, what do you do?

At Storage Buddy we believe that a self storage space is an extension of your loft space, cupboards and wardrobe. A storage unit is where you can securely keep your spare items, things you don’t need on a daily basis. It’s for those things that you need, but don’t need right now.

 

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The first rule of an uncluttered home is to make sure there’s a place for everything. Yet we all struggled with limits on storage space – even if you don’t have a lot of stuff. Clever storage solutions are one thing. But once the space under-the-bed, under-the-stairs and on-top-of-the-wardrobe have been filled with your winter duvet, jumpers and scarves, or perhaps empty suitcases from holidays past, what do you do?

At Storage Buddy we believe that a self storage space is an extension of your loft space, cupboards and wardrobe. A storage unit is where you can securely keep your spare items, things you don’t need on a daily basis. It’s for those things that you need, but don’t need right now.

 

Self storage isn’t just about big spaces for storing big items for long periods, with little to no access. We offer smaller storage spaces too – ideal if you just need to store away a few boxes. And our space is your space. You can come and go to your storage unit as you please, with access available seven days of the week, and perhaps more importantly, only pay for the storage space you need for as long as you need. Be it a week, a month, a year, we’ll work to your storage needs. Having a dedicated storage room for these non-essential items also means you’ll be able to organise your items more efficiently as opposed to rummaging through your loft or garage in an attempt to find that spare duvet at the very last moment.

Home renovation hiccups

We know that life doesn’t always go to plan. Delays to deadlines, unexpected roadblocks and obstacles will inevitably crop up. Nowhere is this more true than during the home renovation process. Whether you’re simply giving your home a coat of paint, or tearing down walls to lay the foundations for an extension, you’ll need to declutter and find somewhere to store your possessions. We can help with that. We offer multiple storage unit size options from telephone box size upwards, as well as flexible contracts, meaning we’ve got you covered, regardless of any unexpected delays. Added to this, our storage spaces are both clean and damp free, meaning that you can store your items safe in the knowledge that they won’t get damaged during the renovation process.

If you do decide to check your belongings into one of our storage units, why not also use this as an opportunity to streamline and declutter your belongings? Using our cardboard boxes, you can divvy up your items into three categories: ‘store’, ‘donate’& ‘keep’. This way, you’ll be able to identify the items you will need to keep around during the home renovation process, whilst also recognising items which are no longer of use and can therefore be donated or disposed of. Doing this also means you won’t be left searching for misplaced belongings which may have been moved to make way for builders and painters.

Our storage units are also great for those making bigger changes to their living space, perhaps it’s a loft conversion or kitchen extension. Whilst such structural changes are often aimed at kitting the home with more functional space, you might find you start to lose those nooks and crannies which were once used to store ‘spare items’. Why not make use of our self storage spaces near you and use them as a spare room away from home? That way you’ll be getting more functional space within your home whilst also finding a space to store those extra items.

Top decluttering tips from us? Spend a few minutes visualising the room. What are the most essential pieces of furniture? What doesn’t belong in the room but has just gravitated there? What is on the floor (hint: only furniture and rugs belong there) and what is on the other flat surfaces? Once you’ve visualised how the room will look uncluttered, and figured out what is essential, you can get rid of, or store, the rest. Who said decluttering had to be difficult?

For a limited season only

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It’s amazing how much extra space you could make by storing the items you don’t use all year round, such as roof top boxes, Christmas decorations and outdoor furniture. To help keep your home free from clutter and make the things you do use more accessible, consider switching out the things you use in the summer for the things you use in the winter and vice versa. Items like this are often stored away in extra space like spare rooms, under the stairs, and attics, but if you transfer the bulky furniture and seasonal equipment into a Storage Buddy storage space, these areas can be transformed into something much more useful. Our range of storage units not only provide the space to store your items, but they offer a clean and damp free environment to ensure your seasonal items are kept in good shape, ready for their next outing the following year. If you’re unsure on what size storage space you’ll need for your possessions, a member of the Storage Buddy team will be able to assist.

Storing your seasonal items in traditional storage spaces such as a garage might also leave your items at risk of theft. Our self storage units are monitored around the clock and each unit has a unique security PIN which allows access to only those who have the code – meaning your items are safe and secure, ready for when you need them most.

Does it spark joy?

Declutter and reorganise your space. If you haven’t needed said item for a while, you most likely won’t need it in the future. Ask yourself if it really sparks joy and makes you happy? If the answer is yes, keep it, but if it’s a no, think about getting rid or perhaps placing it in storage to free up your space at home.

Whatever the reason behind the decision to declutter, we’re bound to have a self storage space that suits your needs.

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