HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The season of excess is now over, and many of us have started to work towards fulfilling our New Year’s resolutions for 2014. As surprising as it may be, using a self storage facility can actually help you to achieve a number of different resolutions, and here are our top five.
1. MOVING HOUSE
Moving house is a stressful process, and one that is very dependent on timings! You may wish to do a little bit of work on your home before you put it on the market, or may want it to look less cluttered when prospective buyers visit. Self storage units are great for making your home look more appealing to potential buyers by removing clutter – and can also help when you actually move. You may need to move out of your old property before you can move into the new place, and self storage units are a great way of keeping your belongings safe during this period.
Most of us end up hanging onto things we don’t really want or need, and January is the perfect month in which to have a big spring clean and get rid of the clutter in your home. You may decide instantly that there are certain things that you want to bin, sell or give to charity, but there may be other items that you’re not sure whether or not you want to keep. To make the decision easier, consider moving these items to a self storage unit for a period of time: that way, you can live without them for a while and decide whether or not to keep them.
3. GETTING FIT
One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, getting fit can involve anything from healthy eating to running to joining a gym. If you’d rather work out at home than in public, then take advantage of the January sales to buy yourself some home gym equipment. If you’re lacking in space, the solution is simple: use a self storage facility to store items that you don’t regularly use, and convert a room or an area in your home to a home gym.
4. HOME RENOVATION
Whether your home just needs a lick of paint or a complete overhaul, it’s pretty hard to undertake any refurbishments while your home is full of your belongings. A self storage unit gives you somewhere safe and convenient to store your belongings until the project is complete, avoiding the risk of damage and giving you more space in which to work.
5. GOING TRAVELLING
If you’ve always wanted to pack everything in and go travelling for a period of time, then self storage can help here too. While you’re away, consider using a self storage facility to store some or all of your possessions, and either leave your home empty or rent it out for a bit of extra income to maintain your mortgage payments or to give you extra spending money on your travels. The world really is your oyster…