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Thursday, November 24, 2016 by Jon Ellard

Use the Christmas period to de-clutter your home or office with self storage

The holiday season is an excellent time to remove unwanted belongings from your home or work premises and put them into our self storage facilities.

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You may have heard the saying that a tidy place is a tidy mind. It stands to reason. Whether you are consciously aware of it or not, the physical space where you live and spend a large proportion of your time can play an important role in the way you behave.

It is a theme that is explored extensively in Marie Kondo’s best selling book, ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever’, which has sold millions of copies worldwide. In the book Kondo outlines her KonMarie method, which involves a rapid, dramatic and one time organising event that is designed to remove clutter from peoples’ lives.

Besides being on trend, are there meaningful reasons to de-clutter your life, or is it just a load of new age hype?

Better health

There are several good reasons to remove your unwanted clutter and transfer your belongings into self storage. Health, both physical and mental, is one of them. Home or office furniture and equipment can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria – did you know the average keyboard contains up to 7,500 bacteria? By de-cluttering messy or unused areas from your home or office into self storage, you can reduce the risk of sickness, injury or a cluttered mind.

Improved efficiency

Being disorganised can cost time and money. Having a messy home or office where items are all over the place can increase the chances of items getting lost – think keys, credit cards, phones etc, slow down decision making and stop you being efficient.  

Less stress

A disorderly home or office can cause unnecessary stress and tension between family or colleagues. A lot of time can be wasted discussing who should clean and tidy up! Turning your spaces into clean and welcoming areas by moving items into self storage can reduce tension and improve morale.

Stronger public image

They say that first impressions count, and that’s particularly the case with office environments. Your office is an extension of your brand. Likewise, a clean and tidy home immediately gives a good impression to visiting friends and family.  

We’ve listed just a few good reasons why you should de-clutter your home or office and move items that you don’t need right now into our self storage facilities near Oxford. And the festive period – which tends to be quiet especially for many businesses – is the perfect time to do so. Get in touch with us today and we’ll walk you through the process.

We are always happy to hear from you if you have any questions →
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