Daffodils are just starting to poke their heads up, which can only mean one thing: Spring is on its way!
One of our favourite things about spring is the chance to freshen up our homes. And we can’t be alone in our Spring-cleaning delight, since decluttering expert Mari Kondo’s bestseller: ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ shot her to fame. Plus, online, there has been the rise of ‘cleanfluencers’ such as Mrs Hinch, who currently has over 3 million Instagram followers. Mrs Hinch and her followers, aka #HinchArmy, are all about keeping our homes organised and squeaky clean. So, it looks like we’re all looking for a bit of order at home!
Looking for some inspiration for where to start with our decluttering? Here at Penarth View HQ, we turned to our friends at Mason Self Storage. The team at Masons are frequently used by their customers for home improvement projects and decluttering. Self-storage is the perfect stopgap for any home projects that need a bit of space.
We asked the team at Masons, what they had learn from their customer’s experiences over the years. They shared wish us possibly the best declutter advice, and it even has its own acronym: F.A.S.T!
How do declutter F.A.S.T
Fix a time in which you’re going to tackle the clutter and stick to it.
Anything not used in 12 months has to go. We have to be honest with ourselves, those trousers that we’re have for years, hoping that one day they’d fit again- it’s time for them to find a new home.
Someone else’s stuff– Masons told us this was one of the big reasons one of their customers take out self-storage: often their children are away at university or travelling and they’d like to use their child’s old bedroom but don’t want to throw away their possessions.
Trash-If you’ve sorted through your belongings and you’ve got two piles: a pile of things for the bin and a pile of things that you don’t need in your home, but you’re not ready to part with, you’re not alone! The latter is where lots of customers turn to Masons. With flexible, contracts starting from just £5 a week and a state-of-the-art facility that’s accessible 24/7, they’re the perfect solution: helping you declutter at home whilst not having to completely part with those items you’re unsure on!
To make storing with Masons even easier, they sturdy range of professional packaging supplies such as Moving Boxes and Bubble wrap, can be delivered direct to your home. It’s important that your items are packaged in high quality boxes to keep them protected in storage.
If you’re not sure whether you’re really utilising your belongings, why not try the cardboard test? Take a strong cardboard (such as one from Masons) and fill it with the contents of a drawer of cupboard for a month. Every time you need an item, take it out and put it back in its place. Everything left in the box at the end of the month, probably isn’t needed as much as you think it is.
If you have a lot of documents or achieves at home that you’ve been storing because you’re unsure of how to confidentially dispose of them, Masons are also the Cardiff franchise of Simply Shredding. Offering a door-to-door and confidential shredding service, they will provide you with a certificate for peace of mine that your documents have been securely shredded and recycled.
After the fantastic decluttering advice, we’re feeling ready to tackle our clutter here at Penarth View HQ!
If you’ve been thinking about taking on a home renovations projects or are desperate to clear the clutter, why not see how Masons Self Storage could help? They’re a family business and with 115 years of experience in the removals and storage industry, you could say they really know their stuff!
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