Clutter in the home takes up valuable space and can be overwhelming when trying to organise our lives by tidying the house. But many of our possessions that clutter our spaces are special to us, we have an emotional attachment to them and we do not want to give them up.

What if you could still keep your precious possessions and enjoy some extra space? By hiring a affordable self storage unit at Stop & Store Lowestoft for your items that you do not use all that often but don’t want to get rid of, there is an option for you.

You can have your cake and eat it too, so to speak.

Here are Some of the Ways to Declutter

1. Make Lists

If you need to declutter as you’re moving to a smaller home, you will need to cut down on  your possessions and decide what you need to get rid of. But if you have plenty of stuff that you no longer use but have difficulty in deciding what to let go, a good place to start is to make a list of everything that you would like to sort through. Include those sentimental items like photographs and the bits and pieces you have been hanging on to that may have come to you through your family.

Writing it out will prepare you emotionally and make it easier to let go.

2. Sell and Recycle

Sell anything you have no further use for online to make some cash. You will be surprised that there is a buyer for most things, and it may just make it a bit easier to let go of some of your stuff if you make some money out of it.
Otherwise donate your items to the local thrift store or give them to your favourite charity. These stores and charities are always looking for items in good condition.

3. Place them in Self Storage

There will be some precious items that you absolutely cannot part with and storing them in a self storage facility can solve this dilemma for you. By using affordable self storage units, you will have the time and space to clear your head of the emotions surrounding these items and make these difficult decisions if you need to.

It Pays You to Keep These Items in Affordable Self Storage

Once you have decided which items you use daily and need to keep, and which items  are taking up valuable space in your home, you will realise that there are items that you only use occasionally. These consist of household items and personal belongings that are seasonal but that take up a lot of space in your home. Keeping them in an affordable self storage and fetching them when you need them again will solve your storage space problem.

  • Outdoor furniture, gardening equipment and tools

    These are essential for summer living, but for many months of the year they are not in use. Unfortunately they get damaged if they are left to rot in the elements during the winter months so if you do not have a safe place to store them at home, consider putting them into your self storage unit.

  • Camping equipment

    Normally used during summer holidays, but it is bulky to store and expensive to replace if broken, damaged, or lost by not being stored properly. It will pay you to store it safely in a self storage unit where it will be ready for your next camping holiday.

  • Sports equipment

    Whether you love golf, cycling, skiing, or water sports, there are sure to be many months of the year when you don’t get a chance to partake because of the weather. Keeping your expensive sports equipment in a self storage facility can solve the problem of where to keep your stuff in the off-season.

  • Seasonal clothes

    Packing and storing your seasonal wardrobe of clothes during the off season will free up plenty of space in your wardrobe and help declutter your bedroom. Winter clothes are especially bulky and if packed away carefully will be as good as new when you fetch them at the end of summer.

  • Furniture

    Pack up any furniture you are not using and place it in storage where you can keep it safely until you need it again. So if you need to turn your spare bedroom into a home office, or you’re just rearranging your living room – put your furniture into self storage until you need it

  • Christmas decorations

    These are only needed once a year. While you are busy decluttering your home and deciding which of your possessions need to go into storage, don’t forget to put your Christmas decorations on that list. Instead of being squashed into any available space at home, you can store them safely in your unit where they will remain undamaged until you need them again.

How Stop & Store Lowestoft can Assist with Your Decluttering

Once you have decided that hiring a self storage unit will assist with your decluttering efforts please contact us. We’re the premier option for Lowestoft self storage.

  • Our storage facility offers you the peace of mind that your goods will be safe from theft. We have a CCTV system that is monitored 24/7. We also have intruder alarms.
  • Our facility is accessible to our clients seven days a week, and our hours are 8am to 8pm.
  • Book and pay online from your mobile or laptop. We will email you your individual PIN and you can access your unit immediately.
  • Our units are convenient for loading and unloading your stuff.
  • Our units, which vary in size from 12 sq. ft. to 200 sq. ft., are modern, steel partitioned rooms which are clean, dry, and secure.
  • We have a Space Calculator if you are not sure how much space you need for the storage of your goods. If you still cannot decide please contact us, and we will be happy to assist you.
  • We are conveniently situated near the railway station in Lowestoft.
  • Whether you need your unit for less than a month or for much longer, we are flexible.
  • There is no deposit to be paid, leases to sign, or extra hidden costs. The price we quote for your unit is the price you pay.
  • Please check our website for customer reviews.

Please contact us on:

Tel: 01502 580005 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.