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!