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5 Tips to Declutter Your Home in 2021

Friday, February 19th, 2021

We’ve all been home so much now, that a lot of us are noticing that we simply have too much stuff and we need to declutter. Home organisation might seem like a daunting task, but when you break it down into simple steps, it can be easy and the reward is immediate. Whether you are looking to embrace minimalism or want to store luggage, skiis or other things you aren’t using during lockdown, decluttering will create the tidy, organised home you want.

Home organisation doesn’t have to mean getting a skip and never seeing your things again. These decluttering tips focus on making the best use of the storage space you have and using rental storage spaces wisely.

1.      Create Criteria for Keep, Store and Give Away

If you are aiming for minimalism, you will probably want to get rid of a lot of your belongings. But before you do, it is worth considering if you’ll just be tempted to replace them in a few months or a year. Try to brainstorm some criteria to decide what you will keep, what you will store at home or in rental storage, and what you will give away. Things to store includes items you aren’t using now but will want after the lockdown. Would putting a shelf full of ornaments or your Christmas things into rental storage improve your home workspace?

2.      Declutter One Room at a Time

You don’t have to declutter your whole home at once. Take it one room at a time. Even one section of a room at a time can result in meaningful improvement. Organise one kitchen press or one wardrobe to start. Have a box for each room of things that can go into storage and label it clearly. That will make it easy to get what you need from a rental storage space.

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3.      Make a Home Organisation Schedule

Trying to declutter your whole home in one weekend is setting yourself up to fail. Instead, try to set aside an hour a week or 15 minutes a day or whatever works for you. Put it in your diary if that will help. You can set an alarm on your phone to remind you it is time for home organisation. Finding the best rental storage spaces in Dublin or your nearest city should be on that schedule too. Just having a schedule will ease the stress of decluttering.

4.      Assess the Storage Spaces You Have

Are you making the best use of the storage spaces in your home? When was the last time you had a good look under the stairs or in the attic? Garden sheds and garages are tempting, but can also be damp. The best storage spaces are dry, well lit, secure and easily accessed. Shelves or sturdy plastic storage boxes can help you use awkward spaces at home as well as rental storage spaces better.

5.      How to Create More Storage Space

Modern homes are compact and short on storage spaces. That’s tough in the best of times, but when you are working from home push can come to shove. If your home doesn’t have enough room, rental storage spaces in Dublin and other cities can be the answer. You can free up a lot of space at home by storing the items you only use seasonally or occasionally. Putting your Christmas tree and decorations, camping gear and sports equipment in convenient and secure rental storage spaces in Dublin means you can get it when you need it without it cluttering up your home.

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Households everywhere have had to accomodate a makeshift home office for months. Is it time to acknowledge that a corner of the kitchen table isn’t cutting it? If your box room is full of your children’s old toys and that weight set you really will use someday, it’s time to clear it out and create the home office you need. Having a proper, decluttered workspace will help you focus and reduce your stress levels. You don’t have to get rid of everything you own to have that workspace. You can use secure and convenient rental storage spaces in Dublin.

January Lock Down Project

Friday, February 5th, 2021

Whoever would have thought it but here we are back in lock down again and for some reason this lockdown seems harder than the rest. The sunshine kept us company the first time around, bbqs for dinner and the kids splashing in paddling pools made us all feel that bit better able to cope with being locked inside. 

The second lockdown felt that it would not be for long and we could manage to get the numbers down and get back to some normality quickly. 

This lock down, I am struggling more than before. Maybe it’s the colder weather or the huge spike in numbers, all I know is that this time it feels different. The first week or so was busy with little things like taking down the tree, snuggling up watching movies and it felt like a little extension to the Christmas holidays. However now three weeks in its all a little harder. 

I finally cracked trying to use the kitchen table as a classroom for the two kids along with a home office for myself. We were all distracting each other and with the fridge staring at the kids it felt like they were endlessly hungry. I felt like none of us could focus. 

I knew we all needed our own space and there would not be as much distraction that way. Creating Space involved a good clear out. We have a small box room with a desk which appears to have become a dumping ground for anything that does not have a permanent home. That was the first project. Black bags were filled with cushions that were no longer used, board games that were no longer played and other kid’s toys that they had outgrown. Once the Space was cleared my daughter claimed this as a place to do her schoolwork everyday. She was very happy. 

January Lockdown

Next was my son’s room, at almost nine I knew the job of clearing some space in his room involved getting rid of some of his toys and items he had outgrown. I found this difficult as some of the items had so much sentimental value that I wished we could hang onto them. We filled boxes with these items, but where do the boxes go? Once boxes were filled we managed to have a clear desk where he could also do school work and not be distracted by his sister and working Mum. 

I had reclaimed the kitchen table as my own work space and they could go off to their own separate spaces/classrooms to get their school work completed. It is going to make things so much better I can just feel it!

All this space we had created resulted in my hall being filled with boxes and black bags full of items. The next step…..Storage! Something my house just didn’t have. What happened next was like someone coming with a magic wand, we found Space storage. We arranged for a pick up from a local transport company who took all of the items to Space and placed them all inside our own storage unit and locked it away. I have to say it was so easy and I was able to organise everything over the phone, the team were so helpful and I could stay safe and regain my own space at home. Thank you Space Storage for making this third lock down that little bit easier! 

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