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Downsizing Without Getting Rid of Your Belongings with Self Storage

Posted on December 1, 2020 by Peter Donaldson
Downsizing Without Getting Rid of Your Belongings with Self Storage

The reality of any massive global event like a pandemic often results in an economic downturn, with the fallout affecting a large number of the public. The lockdown will likely see many people and business deciding to downsize to stave off financial issues. However, it’s not always due to reducing costs; some no longer need detached houses, especially for retirees.

By working with Instore Storage, you don’t have to start selling or getting rid of your prized possessions. Renting a self storage unit will help you keep the things you treasure without hurting your wallet or purse. And we have a range of storage options to suit all budgets and requirements.

The Many Benefits of Self Storage –

Just a quick note to remind everyone – we’re fully operational, and we have no plans on changing that. This extends throughout the pandemic and beyond, regardless of what level of restrictions apply. While we can’t guarantee the limits won’t become more stringent, we promise to update our customers and followers of any significant alterations.

We believe that storage can benefit everyone, and this was apparent during the previous national lockdown earlier this year. Instore Storage works with households and businesses from all over Dorset. This covers just about any reason for storage you can think of, and we keep our prices low to help your budget.

Instore has a range of storage packages available, and we do our best to be flexible within these services. We work with short and long-term storage contracts, which usually includes different levels of access. Whether your business needs self storage to keep stock secure during the lockdown or you need to store furniture while clearing out the garage, no problem. We have something to match everyone’s needs.

We have specific business services on offer, and we work with companies from most sectors. Our facilities have all the necessary storage equipment and tools to assist when loading and unpacking. And our staff are always available to help if you need assistance.

Downsizing Without a Mass Purge of Belongings –

Most people dread the thought of moving to a new house, especially if it entails downsizing. The first thing on everyone’s mind is the existential crisis of decluttering. A mass purge of your favourite appliances and furniture could cause sleepless nights, but it doesn’t have to be this way. There’s another approach which could end up being the best of both worlds.

If your next relocation means downsizing to a smaller property, you will have storage issues. The solution to this is renting a self storage unit with Instore. By doing this, you won’t have to make any drastic decisions when it comes to your belongings. In addition to you keeping your precious items, using storage will also reduce clutter and improve your living spaces.

Self storage tends to suit people who need to access their possessions regularly. However, this doesn’t apply to everyone, and we have container storage units available. Typically, people who opt for a long-term option use container storage because it’s cheaper and they don’t need to access their things. Whichever option suits you better, it’s still worth doing some decluttering before you use storage.

Decluttering Tips Over Four Weeks –

Decluttering has become a buzzword amongst the online community. While it’s a completely necessary task to undertake, many articles fail to mention how incredibly tedious it can be. The thought of sifting through everything while planning a relocation just adds to the pressure. That’s why trying to do this in a week won’t work for everyone.

For people who work long hours and try to fit in time with their family, it’s going to be impossible to drop everything. It can end up being counterproductive if you set unrealistic goals. The best way to declutter is to assess what you’re up against and set some achievable targets. Adding more pressure to an already stressful situation is pointless.

Our suggestion is to space your decluttering throughout a month. You can create smaller action points for each week, then split them into daily tasks. This will give you time to work out what you’ll do with things you aren’t keeping. And Dorset has plenty of recycling points and tips, as well as places for donations.

Declutter each room separately, which includes your gardens, the garage, and the loft. You can catalogue everything as you complete a room with a home inventory app. It might even be a good idea to start packing some things away for the move if you don’t need them. And lots of Instore’s removals customers rent a storage unit to move packed boxes out of their property.

The Three Rs – Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose –

If you have concerns about creating a lot of waste while decluttering, there are ways of doing things in an environmentally sound manner. If you feel something is in good enough condition, then there are lots of places that will accept donations. Some upcycle collectives will repurpose things like furniture to sell at a modest price. And this helps people from low income families buy affordable items.

You can also look into ways of repurposing things to use in your home and garden. Plastic yoghurt and ice cream tubs are excellent for small storage pots and generally last as long as Tupperware. And things like wooden crates make unique garden furniture if you’re willing to do the work yourself. Alternatively, if you have any pallets, there will be plenty of local businesses willing to take them off your hands.

Dorset has lots of recycling points in places all around the county; you’ll usually find them outside supermarkets. You can check out this link to see the closest one to you. There are municipal initiatives which makes it possible to recycle at least 50% of your waste. You can read up on Dorset’s local provisions and schemes for recycling here.

Wherever possible, we should try to reduce the volume of general waste we create. That means separating glass, cardboard, and plastics for recycling. Additionally, you might also consider making a compost bin to help further increase your drive to reduce waste.

An Affordable Removals Service –

While Instore excels as a storage provider, from experience, we know that relocations are a big part of our industry. That’s why we have our removals services which connect with our storage packages. This makes it possible to create a seamless removal and storage service with one company, which makes things simpler and more affordable.

Instore has access to a fleet of removal’s vehicles, making it possible to take on relocations for households and businesses of all sizes. Whether you need a storage service or you’re moving to a new home, we have the right package for your requirements. We assess everything in detail before providing you with a free, no-obligation quote.

At Instore, our removal’s team are familiar with every part of Dorset, and we often work in the surrounding areas. Furthermore, we have a national outreach and can relocate you to another part of the UK with ease. We’re fortunate to be a member of the Master Removers Group, which gives us access to storage warehouses and removals depots all over Britain. No matter where you’re moving to, we can get you there cost-effectively and efficiently.

Prioritizing Customer Experience –

When it comes to delivering excellent customer service, it’s crucial to pay attention to every detail. And we take our security measures very seriously. We keep things simple but effective, which is why there’s only one way to enter and exit our depot. Add CCTV and recording equipment coverage throughout our branch, and you know your possessions are in safe hands.

The Instore team strives to achieve the highest level of customer service for every person and business we work with. We believe that our range of storage and removals services can add value to people’s lives. We employ experts who have superior handling skills to treat everything with the utmost care and attention.

None of this would be possible without the team members here at Instore. Our onsite staff are always available to assist with unpacking or advice. We make sure they have the tools necessary to make things run smoothly. And it’s then a case of creating enough storage and removals options to cover every base.

Instore Storage – Helping You Downsize in Dorset –

Instore Storage commits a lot of our efforts into our range of storage packages. That’s because our mission is to give every customer the service they need. Moreover, we know what it’s like to move and the potential chaos that occurs. Additionally, we understand it can be challenging if you’re moving to a smaller property with less storage space.

That’s why storage becomes the perfect solution. You don’t need to get rid of everything before you reach your new location. Instore has a selection of unit sizes to suit all budgets and specifications. Whether you need something temporary or for a longer time, we have the right package to meet your requirements.

If you’d like to know more downsizing without it becoming stressful, contact us today. We can discuss and assess your storage demands and match them with a suitable and affordable storage package.