There’s nothing quite like the feeling after a good declutter at home or at the office, is there?

It’s the kind of task you’ll put off forever, even though you know everything will be better off for just a few hours of your time.

It might surprise you to hear that decluttering is one of the main reasons people and businesses book self-storage units.

If you have a significant declutter of your own to undertake soon, booking a self-storage unit might be the best decision you could make.

Why do people use self-storage for decluttering?

Decluttering isn’t an easy task. If it was, we’d never end up with so much clutter over a sustained amount of time, would we?

The biggest challenge is finding somewhere to put all of that stuff while you’re decluttering. Invariably, if you only have a small space in which to work, that means the clutter will simply be moved from location to location without ever really being tackled.

With a self-storage unit to hand, you have the ideal space in which to store everything while you get the place back into shape. And the best news? You can leave it there for as long as you like, which is super useful if you want to spend some time rejigging or decorating your home or office before putting your stuff back in.

But why would you bother decluttering?

There are lots of reasons!

If you’re selling up

If you’re about to put your home on the market, you want to make sure it’s as appealing as possible, both for the estate agent’s photos and the subsequent viewings.

Any estate agent worth their salt will tell you that a good declutter is essential if you want to attract the best buyers and offers. Sure, it’s more work, but the tidier your home, the more appealing it will be to potential new owners.

More importantly, after decluttering your home, it’ll gain more perceived space and the property will just have a far nicer air about it. You should therefore have a far easier time selling it, in exchange for just a small amount of effort on your part.

If you have kids

Kids make such a mess, don’t they? Only, if you’re honest – a lot of that mess is yours, too.

Keeping a house tidy when you have small (or big) kids isn’t easy, which is why you’ll need to occasionally schedule in a declutter.

From toys to prams, clothes, and the seemingly endless game console controllers, kids will quickly make a mess of your home, and it can get out of hand if you don’t give it a thorough once-over now and again.

Hey, who says you can’t get them involved, too?

If you’re about to undertake a DIY project

So, you’ve decided to paint the spare bedroom. Awesome. It’s just a shame you can’t get into the room, isn’t it?

DIY projects are great fun, and brilliant ways to rejuvenate your home, but they often reveal just how cluttered the place is.

You have two options here – either work around the mess or get shot of it before you get paint all over yourself. Neither option is particularly palatable, but the latter does mean that you’ll be working in a clear area, and that’s far more productive.

Time for a declutter before you open those tins of paint? We think so.

Have we tempted you?

Hopefully, you’re now raring to go with your own decluttering session. So, if we’ve convinced you that a self-storage unit will help you get the job done as efficiently as possible, remember to check out what Squab has to offer!