There is one thing that we all can’t deny, and that is we have a few things hidden away in our homes gathering dust! For some people, it could be small items like old guitars, kitchen gadgets, or even computers. And for others, it might be larger items like boxes packed full of personal belongings.
The trouble with storing old items in our homes is that we end up with little free space in each room! By now, you might be pondering what it was like when you first moved into your home. You may even recall that, at the time, you commented on how spacious each room was!
Today, of course, is a different story. You’ve got lots of things tucked away in the corners and sides of each room. In fact, some of your friends may have even said you are a borderline hoarder!
The thing is, it takes time to go through all those items. You’ve got to choose what to keep or throw away. And that’s something many of us don’t have a lot of these days. If you’re desperate to make more space in your home but haven’t got the time to sort through things, what should you do? After all, the last thing you want to do is throw your items away!
One option is to store them all somewhere safe. A place where you can go through each item at your leisure and not have to worry about your belongings taking up much-needed space. Your next question will doubtless be, ‘where should I store my personal possessions?’
Here are a few options for you to consider:
Are you lucky enough to have a single or double garage at your home? If so, and you’re not making much use of it, one idea is to use it for storage. The beauty of using a garage to store your possessions is that they are in a safe and dry environment. And the best bit of all? You can go through those items whenever you wish, as they are never more than a few feet away from you!
If the things you need to store away are in easy to carry boxes, another idea is to use your loft or attic space. Older homes, such as those built in Victorian times, tend to have large roof spaces. You can have a floor installed in your loft so that you can stack items with ease. Before you store anything in your loft, check your roof doesn’t leak; otherwise, you could end up with water-damaged items.
Self storage units
Last, but not least, why don’t you consider a self storage unit? They are clean, dry, and secure areas where you can safely store any items within reason. If you live in London, for example, you could opt for self storage in Southwark. But, if you live elsewhere, the good news is there’s an abundance of self storage facilities across the UK.
Hopefully, this article has given you some practical examples of where to store your items. Thank you for reading it!