5 tips for decluttering your home and business
At Stratford Self Store, we know that whether you’re moving house, re-decorating your offices or simply changing the look of your home or work space, you may wish to declutter and streamline your interiors. However, we also understand that you might not want to get rid of things that are precious, valuable, useful and sentimental to you and that’s where one of our storage units can help. Organisation guru Marie Kondo, inspired us to put together our own top tips to help you make the most of using self-storage to declutter your home or business:
- Take a room by room approach
Decluttering your home or work environment can seem like you’re taking on a mountain, but in reality, if you approach it room-by-room or zone-by-zone, it’s actually not such a daunting task. For example, you could start off with your bedroom and break it down into bitesize chunks, focusing on individual parts of the room, from the wardrobe to under the bed. The beauty of Stratford Self Store is that you don’t have to declutter your whole space in one day. You can tackle it a bit at a time, accessing your self-storage as and when you need to stow away your possessions.
- Focus on what to keep, not what to chuck
When decluttering, many of us approach it by looking at what we want to get rid of. On the other hand, Marie Kondo suggests going about it differently, by focusing on what you want to keep instead. By appreciating what objects and belongings are important to us and have a place in our lives, it will instantly highlight what we can live without. This is a great place to start when deciding what to stow away in your self-storage space.
- Ask yourself this important question
If you’re struggling with deciding what to keep, you can ask yourself this simple question – Does this object bring you joy? If the answer is simply no, you should get rid. If the answer is yes, you should consider keeping the object as it clearly has a place in your life. Sometimes, these things might hold sentimental importance, so you could live without them but you don’t necessarily want to. The perfect solution is to pop it into our self-storage units to keep it safe and accessible, yet out of the way.
- Be committed
Once you’ve decided to declutter your home or office, you need to be committed to doing it properly. This can be really difficult if you feel like you have to permanently get rid of things to achieve your goal of a minimalist interior. However, with your Stratford Self Store unit at hand, you can have the best of both, with minimalism and a safe place to keep your surplus possessions.
- Use a rotation system
If you love to change the look of your home regularly, Stratford Self Store could be your new best friend. Rather than permanently getting rid of your homeware every time you change the look of a room, you could store it away and save it to use again. By doing this, you can use a rotation system to cycle through various different styles and always keep your home décor fresh and refreshed, without having to splash out on new furnishings each time.