How To Create Space Without Losing Your Possessions

Over the years people collect so many personal items, often without realising.  Before long, homes can become cluttered with items which people are not quite ready to get rid of, but have overstayed their welcome in the property.  There are however options available when de-cluttering the home.

As economic times became tougher after the credit crunch took hold in 2008, the property market seemed to grind to a halt.  Those already on the ladder found themselves stuck in a property which they were likely to move on from within a few years had the economy not crashed.  Other people found themselves having to downsize in order to meet monthly repayments, homes were repossessed, and often people were forced to move into smaller homes than they were used to.

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Many younger people found that they needed to move back in with their parents in order to ensure they had enough money.  As such, they would find themselves going from a house or apartment of their own to being able to only occupy one small part of another person’s home.

Whilst these solutions suited cash flow and eased monthly budgets for the individuals concerned, it made the use of available space a headache for many people.  For those who had lived independently from their parents for years, they would have accumulated lots of their own items, such as kitchen equipment and furniture, which would become obsolete once they moved back home.

In a credit crunch, the last thing anyone would want to do would be to throw such items away or leave them behind.  Selling them on websites such as Ebay may have provided a solution, but for many the move home was simply a temporary solution to save some money during difficult times.  It would be pointless moving home to save money, only to have to spend it all again on new kitchen equipment and so on.

For those downsizing or staying put, again the solution may not be to sell or throw away items which were taking up too much space. Again, downsizing or temporarily staying in one place is not a permanent solution.  People often do not want to throw personal items away unless they really have to.

The solution to this problem is to place such items into a safe self storage container.  Many companies up and down the country now offer self storage for personal goods for reasons just as those highlighted above. For a small regular charge, an individual can receive their own secure storage unit for their items.  It is the company’s duty to ensure that the goods are kept safe, and once ready, the items can be taken out of storage.

Article written by Ron Peters, an expert in self storage containers writing on behalf of

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