Downsizing: How self-storage can help you declutter ready for a move
Are you thinking of downsizing? Moving to a new house always involves organising belongings, however when you are downsizing, decluttering should be at the top of your ‘to do’ list. A house move is the ideal time to sort through belongings, helping you to create an organised and clutter-free space in your new home.
Self-storage can provide the space you need to store the belongings you wish to keep, so you can focus on completely decluttering your home ahead of the big move. To help you make the most of additional storage space, we have put together a list of our top decluttering tips.
1) Make a plan
Before you can start decluttering, you need to make a clear plan of action. Try to write a list of essential items which you will need in your new home, then move on to the non-essential items. When deciding which non-essential things to keep, consider how frequently they are used and their sentimental value. Once these items are packed, they can be moved to self-storage so that you have the space to focus on everything else in your home.
2) Scale down your furniture
If you are downsizing, it is unlikely you will need to bring all your furniture. For example, if you have a home with four bedrooms and are downsizing to a home with two bedrooms, there are two full rooms of furniture which will not be needed. If you have any sentimental pieces which you can’t part with, self-storage can always be used to keep these items safe.
3) Tackle one room at a time
Rather than tackling multiple areas of your home at once, try to declutter and pack one room at a time. It will help you focus and your packing will be more organised. As boxes are moved to the self-storage unit try to keep the essential items which are used regularly at the front, as these will be the first things you move into your new home.
Here at Container Storage Units UK, we offer 24-hour domestic and commercial self-storage in Westerham, just 10 minutes from the M25. There are no long annual contracts and we can offer short or long term leases, so you can store your items for as long as you need. We pride ourselves on competitive prices and a highly secure facility with state-of-the-art security systems, to find out more please contact the team.