A cluttered home or business space can be detrimental to both mental and physical health for many reasons which we will discuss further, as well as impacting negatively on productivity in the workplace. Studies have increasingly shown that mental health in particular is negatively affected by living (or working) in a cluttered environment.
What researchers have discovered is that individual’s overall stress levels and anxiety levels are higher in a cluttered home and the more cluttered a home is, the higher the individual’s levels of stress and anxiety!
Science has now proven that decluttering a home can improve our well being in many ways including improving our ability to make decisions, by reducing tension and stress levels, improving sleep quality and lifting our overall mood. In the workplace, a decluttered environment can improve productivity and decision making by employees and generally improves job satisfaction levels. It is hard to argue with the many studies that back up these claims. What do you do, however, when you try to declutter your home or workplace but realise there is a limit to how much you can throw away or donate and that there are many items that you can’t get rid of due to sentimental reasons, or for practical reasons such as needing to hang onto items of furniture or other household goods that you don’t need to use in your current house, but know you will need again soon when your circumstances change?
Throwing everything away and having to rebuy it again at a later date can be costly and inconvenient. This is why we recommend storing the items you don’t need to be physically in your home, in a storage unit. This way you have the ability to declutter your home or workplace and enjoy the many health and practical benefits to having less unused items hanging around the place, taking up space, yet can still hold onto them for when the time is right and they become needed. Storage sheds are very affordable and come in a range of different sizes and have a range of different hire charges attached. Even a small storage unit can make a huge difference in reducing the amount of clutter in your home. We recommend buying large plastic storage tubs to pack your belongings into before placing in storage in order to keep your belongings together, safe and dry. Using storage tubs to store your belongings in also has the added benefit of being able to stack very neatly and can help increase the amount of things that you can fit into your storage unit.
Why not give decluttering your home or workplace a go and experience the myriad of practical and health benefits for yourself. For the sake of a small monthly hire fee and a good household clean out, a storage unit can help you feel calmer, happier, can help you think clearer and be more productive in general. Sounds like the perfect solution to us!
As I’ve mentioned somewhere on this blog. I have done many house moves in the last five or six years. To be honest with you, I have used several removals companies in my lifetime! Most were average but my last one was exceptional. I was so impressed with them that I wanted to give them a shout out here on this very blog about removal and storage tips. Many of you out there might be thinking this is giving them a free plug on my site. But it’s far from that. I am genuine about mentioning them on my site to show my appreciation of their awesome and exceptional service.
It was a couple years back when I was living in Morley and moving to Cannington (suburbs in Perth for those who don’t know) during peak period. Like I’ve said, I’ve used other removals service, but to be honest the service was average. Being a perfectionist myself, I am always willing to try someone new. Not only that, if their service is good than I would spread the word to the rest of the community and give them a good publicity that they thoroughly deserved. Just like what I am doing by writing and publishing this post. This Perth company trading as Crusader Removals is a top notch removals company employing some of the very best removalists in Perth.
So what made them really good in my opinion? Well to start of with their were very accommodating with my request from the get go. Trust me, I had a lot of questions before booking their truck. Especially with regards to my antique collection. Sure, I had ample of insurance cover for them but the fact that the guys at Crusader Removals reassured me they will take the out most care whilst handling the antique stuff was just what I needed. The last thing I wanted on my mind was the uneasy thoughts of something going wrong with my valuables, especially my antiques.
For those who have not owned or passionate about antique materials might not understand. But I am sure for those who love their antiques can relate to my story.
Another thing that I loved about them was the fair price. Sure, they’re probably not the absolute cheapest in Perth. But then again, they don’t blatantly try to rip you off either. Which happened to me before in the past. But that’s another story.. for another day.
After speaking to the manager over the phone, they also reassured me that their removalists had plenty of years behind them. To the average person, moving stuff around looks like child’s play but believe me it is definitely not! On top of the ample of experience behind them, they had all the right tools to do the job right, the first time. Unlike others that I have experienced before. But I won’t mention any names here!
So there you go, my quick shout out to this awesome removals company!
When it comes to moving out. Many people would associate it with being a hard and stressful time. But it doesn’t have to be. I know, I know.. it’s easier said than done. But I would like to say I am more than qualify to give out some sound removals advice since on average I move out about once every 2 years. Jokes, I don’t mean to come across as being a “know it all”. But instead, I simply want to share my experience and hope that many of you out there may find it helpful.
In this opening post, I’d like to simply share a video (below) that I hope none of you have to endure!