Decluttering and Organising Your Home After the Lockdown in Surrey
The Covid-19 pandemic has made life very different for most people, which includes the way we work and how we interact with family and friends. Now we’re leaving the stricter version of the lockdown we’ll still need to adapt our routine to prepare for any unforeseen situations. There are plenty of people who are living and working from the same house, and it’s a strain on our well-being to do so in cramped conditions.
Regardless of your current circumstances, we could all do with giving our homes some TLC. And with this in mind, here’s the WH Cox & Sonv guide to a post-lockdown organisation of your home. Hopefully, you’ll find some inspiration to give your house or flat a long overdue decluttering.
Organise Your Home and Create More Space –
There’s nothing like spending a long time in the house to highlight the need for some organisation. Your home needs to have plenty of living spaces, not just a collection of cluttered rooms that act as storage dumps. You’ll need to attack the issue with a thorough decluttering and clean, from top to bottom. It’ll take some brave decisions, especially for those who are prone to keeping things long after they’ve outgrown any practical use.
There’s a lot of truth in the saying – the prevention is better than the cure, and it works just as well for a messy home. When you get to a stage where your house has a decent level of organisation, it’ll be much easier to maintain. From there, you can set a day per month to do a light decluttering, to save things building up again. You’ll feel a great sense of pride in your home after a sturdy clean is over.
The issue a lot of people in Surrey now face is how to start the process, which also includes the additional pain of making space as you go. That why renting a self storage unit will make the job much easier. Many of WH Cox and Son’s customers rent a storage unit for this reason and keep it long after the organising is complete. It’s very convenient and makes it easier to manage the living spaces at home.
In this blog, we’ll explore the various ways of giving your home a thorough once-over while addressing the benefits of using self storage. There’s no time like the present, so we hope this article will also give you the drive to start making a difference now. It’s time to dive in and make those long-overdue changes to your house or apartment in Surrey.
Tips on Using Household Storage Products –
Regardless of property size and the number of rooms, most of us struggle to find enough space for storage in our home. We tend to fill up the garage and loft until there’s no space left to force another box in. This often leads people to question whether they need a bigger house to solve the issue. There is a far simpler option to consider, which will help utilise existing spaces.
Household storage containers and organisers are affordable and often easy to assemble or install. You can find a variety of options at DIY stores or stores like Argos, in addition to more available online. The main benefit you’ll get from using these products is the ability to exploit any gaps under and on top of furniture. You can utilise spaces under beds and on top of wardrobes, as well as organising your closet with shelving made from material.
There are dozens of household storage options you can look into, all making it possible to maximise your living spaces by neatly storing items away. However, you’ll need to remember that there are only so many alterations you can make. It’s still essential that you stop holding onto things you rarely or never use. And this is the ideal segue into how to declutter your home in a short timescale.
Declutter Your Home in One Week –
Decluttering is a crucial part of the organisation process, which should also include a thorough house clean. Honestly, we’re all guilty of keeping things past their prime. Some of us are likely low-level hoarders who refuse to get rid of things we don’t need. The best way to approach your decluttering exercise is to give yourself no more than one week to complete everything. That way, you’ll have little time to make excuses for keeping useless items.
Create a timeline – creating a schedule can help drive progress. Giving yourself no more than one week to start and complete the decluttering job will save yourself lots of wasted hours of procrastination. Just dive into the task with no other thoughts than to reach your goal within seven days or less.
Home inventory apps – download one now and start getting used to its features. A good home inventory app can save you lots of time when you need to locate an item. It splits everything per room with images of each piece, and there are plenty of free apps available.
Set room goals – have a plan for each room to help keep focus. Do you need to make any repairs in the garage? Are you repainting the living and dining room? Does the tiling in the kitchen need to be replaced? This will determine how much time should be spent in each room.
Stop hoarding! – be brave, be bold, and prepare to get rid. If you’re guilty of being a hoarder, then it’s a good idea to get someone to help you keep on top of things. Check that you’re doing your due diligence by undertaking regular monthly decluttering to make sure you don’t regress into bad habits.
Reasons to Use Greener Removals Companies –
WH Cox & Son has always made a policy of being a greener removal and storage company. We reuse our removals boxes and any other packing materials for future jobs. And if they’re no longer usable, we take them for recycling as we head to the next relocation, making sure we limit our journeys. The latter point is to reduce our carbon output, which is something we take seriously.
Ultimately, the aim is to look at how we operate with a constant target to avoid throwing anything away in the general waste. We make regular trips to recycling centres with unusable materials. And our local upcycling companies and charity shops receive donations of furniture and appliances clients no longer want to keep.
Every removals job we undertake undergoes assessment and planning in advance of the moving day. This makes it possible for each relocation to be efficient, weighing up the carbon impact for each removal. If we can logically use one of our smaller Man & Van vehicles, we will do so, but that may not be efficient. And one trip with one of our Home Removals vans is more economical for specific situations.
In addition to the reuse, recycle, upcycle and donate process, WH Cox has a proposal to use electricity sparingly and utilise energy-saving lightbulbs. We also ask our customers to turn any electrical appliances off at the socket when they’re not in use. The attitude is – if it’s not in use, turn it off. These all sound like small actions, but when combined, it can drastically cut our carbon footprint.
Different Types of Storage Options Available in Surrey –
WH Cox’s Self Storage units are perfect for people who need regular access to their possessions when it storage. It’s also why a lot of Surrey’s businesses use this package because they can drop off and collect items several times a day. There is no restriction on access during our business hours, and we have excellent onsite amenities. You can grab a cup of coffee and check your emails while you use your self storage unit.
Our Container Storage package has different features that suit people that need long-term storage. A lot of people store their valuables and other items they don’t want to keep at home. This is because of the high level of security at our facilities. It’s popular with people who are storing furniture for their children or relatives for when they move into their first home.
One aspect that most people don’t consider when they store things at home is the lack of knowledge around issues like damp. It’s challenging to detect and is a leading cause of damage to household items. All you need is for a gap in your roof tiles or a lack of insulation, and water can seep in. And our homes aren’t built to withstand the elements unless you undertake improvements yourself.
Storage also safeguards your possessions from theft. Even a brand-new alarm system isn’t a guarantee to prevent a break-in and neighbours usually ignore alarms. That’s why storage is the ultimate answer when it comes to preventing damage and break-ins. Our storage units are designed to withstand most weather conditions while safeguarding your belongings.
WH Cox & Son – Giving You a Helping Hand When Organising and Decluttering –
WH Cox & Son is proud to call Surrey home, and we work with thousands of removals and storage customers every month. Over the last forty years, we made our reputation as the county’s best removals and storage company with our dedication to customer service. And we believe that storage and removals should be available to everyone, which is why we keep our prices low.
Our customers are fortunate to receive the best of both worlds. A high standard of customer service and good value for money. The WH Cox team will always go the extra mile for our customers. Furthermore, we’ll do everything possible to meet your requirements and will be as flexible when it comes to accommodating your specifications.
It’s not clear just how the next phase of the Covid-19 lockdown will pan out, but it’s better to face things proactively. Decluttering your home is the first step towards taking back some control of your living spaces. Take advantage of the increase in free movement and rent a storage unit to help create more space at home.
If you want to free up some space and organise your home, please contact us today. We have every service you need to get the job done.