Who doesn’t feel like springing into action in spring? Wee lambs are pronking in the fields, and nature’s looking all clean and bright, and so will your home once you declutter without the added trauma of throwing stuff away that like it or not you’re attached to.
You can store the lot safely and securely at Edinburgh Self Storage instead!
The benefits of decluttering are as long as your arm and go a little something like this…
Shake the winter blues
This winter lockdown has been tough. If only we could’ve slept through it like a big brown bear snoring away in hibernation heaven.
Researchers at UCLA’s Centre on Everyday Lives and Families (CELF) found a direct link between the stress hormone cortisol and clutter, while those equally brainy boffins at Princeton University found that clutter makes it more difficult to focus on a task.
Voila! A decluttered home makes for a clear mind to help you shake those winter blues pronto.
Get ready for spring cleaning
Our old mucker spring officially returns on the 20th of March, and it’s kind of hard-wired into our human circuitry to show muck the door at this time of year.
It’s all down to the hormone melatonin apparently, which the body creates more in winter, making us sleepier. But as soon as spring comes, its production slows down, you are energised and on a mission to get rid of anything that reminded you of the long lonely cluttered winter and stubbing your toe on ‘stuff’ in dimly lit rooms.
Spring cleaning and decluttering needn’t be a chore either. Depending on how much elbow grease you’ve got, you could be burning up to 200 calories per hour – plus there are loads of fun cleaning hacks to learn, like using mayonnaise to banish hot cup rings on wooden tables instead of dolloping so much of it on your chips.
Oh, and according to the Environmental Performance Index, Iceland is the cleanest country in the world by the way.
Organised house, organised mind
An organised house reflecting an organised mind is pretty rudimentary psychology but still well worth bearing in mind and there are ways to win at this.
Start small by focusing on one room, area of a room, drawer, or surface at a time and have boxes at the ready for the stuff you’re planning to go into storage, and bags for what you’re slinging out, charity donations etc. rather than just moving clutter around from place to place.
You might want to rotate the sentimental stuff in and out of storage and take a picture of it so that you can remind yourself of what you’re missing when it’s away.
Keep your things in self-storage
With oodles of personal storage solutions up their sleeves, the Edinburgh Self Storage team will happily find the right one for you so that this declutter’s a belter!