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Create More Space After the Festive Season with Self Storage

Posted on January 18, 2021 by Peter Donaldson
Create More Space After the Festive Season with Self Storage

It’s almost impossible to come away from the Christmas period without having accumulated yet more stuff. Even after the the diminished celebrations caused by the covid pandemic, there’ll have been mounds of gifts, cardboard boxes, wrapping paper, trinkets and the kind of tin or plastic toys that fall out of crackers. As we try to squeeze even more space out of our cupboards, attics and basements, it’s enough to make us yearn for the time in our early twenties when we weren’t quite so weighed down by acquisitions. If you’re beginning to drown in an excess of stuff but you’re not ready just to start throwing things away with a ruthless and unsentimental determination, then there’s only one thing for it – self storage.

A Post-Christmas and New Year Clearance

The outset of the year is the right time to undertake a vigorous clear-out. Don’t think of it as a new year’s resolution – those almost always fail because of the psychological pressure. Just find a way that works for you, whether that’s one room each weekend or a two-day blitz. It doesn’t have to be perfect. All you need do is start with the items that can be reused, recycled or repurposed and then deal with the items that need to go to the dump. When that’s done, you can move on to the belongings with which you’re not ready to part but which you don’t need under your roof. That’s where InStore’s self storage comes in.

Create More Space with Self Storage

Not only can self storage help you deal with the accumulation of Christmas materials, it enables you to transform your home. Overnight, a garage can become an extra room, your cupboards, wardrobes and shelves can become streamlined and organised, and a spare bedroom that had been languishing as an all-purpose storage dump can be restored to a spare bedroom. It’s the easiest way of adding space to your property and you don’t have to endure the upheaval of building an extension. It doesn’t matter what size of property you live in; self storage can and will transform it. And with InStore, you can relax about security – all our storage units are alarmed and monitored around the clock.

Is Container Storage a Better Option?

The answer to this question really depends on what you’re looking to get out of your storage plan. Self storage gives you ready access to your belongings, usually without needing any intervention from your storage company. On the other hand, container storage often gives you more space for your money. It makes more sense to use container storage if you know you don’t need frequent access to your stored items. You won’t be able to get access to them on a whim, but you could make a saving.

Businesses Benefit from Storage

It’s not only homes that benefit from storage. Businesses can become just as cluttered and end up needing to move some of their materials off-site. And there are additional storage benefits for businesses; many companies offering business storage will also offer inventory-management and distribution services, as well as document archiving and retrieval services. Overnight, the day-to-day running of your company becomes simpler and easier.

Household Organisation Tips

After you’ve done your declutter and freed up space in your home, there’s no point in gradually going back to your old ways and ending up in the same position a year later. Better to put some new habits into action and keep your home organised. One good one is to maintain a ‘one in, one out’ rule so that for each new acquisition, something else has to go, whether that’s to the local charity shop, to a friend or to recycling.

Using Online Reviews for Customer Service

We’re delighted by the reviews our customers leave us on Google Reviews and other sites. We realise that listening to out customers is one of the most important aspects of the service we bring to them. Everything you tell us is useful, whether positive or critical. We read it all and it helps us work out how to keep getting better and better. Your feedback often prompts us to make tweaks and adjustments. It helps us to stay abreast of trends and developments and to spot future opportunities.

Instore Storage – Helping You Organise After the Holidays in Dorset

If you’ve taken inspiration from the above and feel ready to revolutionise your home with storage, then InStore can give you a quick quote online. We’re ideally placed for people in Gillingham, Shaftesbury and throughout Dorset. We have sparkling clean, safe, secure facilities where everything you store is kept safe from hazards such as damp. We also offer a full service whereby we come to you and pack everything up before taking it back to one of our depots, so the process can be as effortless as you like.