You may have noticed that over the past couple of years there has been a spate of television programs focusing on ‘hoarders’, those people who just cannot seem to let go of anything and end up accumulating such a collection of junk that the structural integrity of their home is under threat.
There is a point when a person cannot simple call themselves a ‘collector’ anymore, and usually that point is when the collection is severely impinging on your living space.
If you’re looking around your own home whilst watching ‘The Hoarder Next Door’ and thinking to yourself that you’re a few piles of old newspaper away from becoming a fully fledged hoarder, then it’s time to act!
Living Space is for Living, not for Junk Storage
Living space, especially in London, is at a premium, so many of us are compelled to keep our houses and apartments free from clutter. Of course, if you own a lot of stuff that you’d like to hang on to and simply don’t have the space at home, then this is a problem.
However, you could rent a garage in London or storage space offered by Lock Up Garages, to help alleviate yourself from the burden of clutter. Whether you’re looking for long term storage or just need some space to temporarily house your stuff whilst you have a good sort out at home, this is the ideal solution.
Whether it’s items of clothing, toys or other paraphernalia that aren’t in use right now, but could become handy again in the future, your ex’s possessions, or you just need some extra space and don’t want to move, a secure garage or unit is a great place to store these used objects until you find a use for them again.
Time for a Clear Out
If you’ve got a serious clutter problem in your home, then it’s best to take things one step at a time to alleviate the junk issue. Start with one room and focus on that; by breaking the whole task down into a series of smaller and more achievable goals it suddenly becomes less daunting. Try making a schedule and sticking to it; allow one hour each evening for decluttering and before you know it you’ll have freed up a great deal of space in your house and got rid of an awful lot of useless stuff that was just taking up room.
It’s also important to recognise what you’ve achieved through your clear out. Take a photo of the room you’re clearing before you start. Once it’s tidied you’ll be able to make a direct comparison to how it was when it was cluttered. The photo will also serve as handy reminder not to let things get that out of hand again!
If you need to clear out a room quickly, then the storage space offered by a garage will let you get the room clear and then come back to the items you’ve removed later. Then you can decide whether they’re worth keeping or it’s something that can be sold, recycled, or disposed of.
You may be pleasantly surprised if you opt to sell some of your items; remember, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so a car boot sale might be the way to go. You could find that you were sitting on a small fortune in junk!
If you do go down the car boot sale route, just resist the temptation to buy whilst you’re there. You may end up coming back with more stuff than you started with.
Contact Lock Up Garages today if you’re interested in hiring a garage or storage space. Whether you want to park your vehicle securely or store some old possessions and clear space in your home, we’re here to help. Give us a call on 020 8882 8575.