The cost-of-living crisis has forced many people to rethink their living situation. Do you really need all of that space? And all of that stuff? If you are one of the many families choosing to downsize now you will want to keep things as simple and stress free as possible. Shoehorning five rooms worth of stuff into two can leave you feeling like you are living in a jumble, so what are your options?

Self-storage

If you are wondering how to manage storing when downsizing, then self-storage is always the easiest option. It gives you the space to think and the time to breathe and work out what you want to keep and what you can permanently get rid of. Our prices start from £6 a week, and our units come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so we can always meet your needs.

Sort through your seasonal items

Many of our customers use our units long term, to keep any out-of-season stuff away and tidy. For example, in winter the surf boards, tents and kayaks come our way, while in summer it’s the ski stuff and the bulky coats and clothes. It’s a great way to streamline your home and make you feel really organised.

Invest in some savvy storage

Spend some time researching clever storage solutions for small properties. With a bit of planning, you can make use of even the tiniest bit of space. Beds are probably the best way to add hidden storage in you home. Whether you have big drawers underneath or an Ottoman that lifts up, you can squirrel away plenty under there. Built in cupboards and furniture also work well. Add a window bench for example and turn the space underneath into storage.

Declutter

There’s no getting away from that fact that when you downsize you will need to get rid of some stuff. But rather than see that as a negative thing, enjoy sifting through all of your things and throwing away the bits that are meaningless to you. It can be very cathartic. Rather than chucking stuff in the bin set yourself a challenge to rehome or recycle as much of it as possible. eBay, Gumtree, Freecycle, and Facebook Marketplace are all great for finding new homes. When you are all finished you can feel confident that everything you are holding on to is important or necessary.

One in, one out

Once you have your new property organised and looking lovely, you don’t want to start overfilling it again. Setting yourself shopping targets like the ‘one in, one out’ rule can help to keep it under control (even if you break it occasionally).

 

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