Life Organisation

Toss it or Store it?

Struggling to fit through the hallway? Can't fit the car in the car hole? starting to hear rustling under the pile of stuff in the spare room?

It's probably time to think about clearing out the clutter.

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A cluttered house can be difficult to keep clean, reduce airflow and play on your mental wellbeing.  But it's difficult to know what to do with all your stuff.  It's all there for a reason, so it's not going to be easy to sort through and decide on the best way to clear your space.

The good news is, you don't have to get rid of it all...

You can take advantage of some really clever home storage solutions, like under bed drawers, stackable tubs, modular wardrobes and converted attic spaces. Combine this with off site storage and you'll be well on the way to an easy breezy, clean and clear home. 

But how do you know if it's worth keeping? Here are some important questions to ask yourself:

  1. How long have you had it?

  2. When was the last time you used it?

  3. Do you see yourself needing it in the next month?

  4. Do you see yourself needing it in the next year?

    You may have bought that ab-rocker in 1996 with the best of intentions, but it's probably never going to get that great workout it deserves. If you don't see youre'f needing it in the next month, or year, maybe you should think about self storage? Can't see yourself ever using it? Maybe it will find a better home somewhere else...

  5. How much is it worth to you?

    Sometimes you can’t put a numeric value on an object if it carries sentimental value.

  6. Does it make you happy?

  7. Is it sentimental?

    If it makes you happy, or reminds you of a loved one or a loved time, you'll probably want to keep that around.  Find a space for it where you can look at it or use it every day. 

  8. How much is it worth to somebody else?

  9. Would it make someone else happy?

    Think about a friend or family member who might get some good use for it. 

  10. Is is an asset or a liability?

    Does it earn you money by hanging onto it? will it be worth more in future years than it is now?


If you need any help moving some of your hard to throw/give away possessions, feel free to email us or phone us on 1300 223 000 for a quote. Alternatively, you can get an instant quote and book online here.