Tips for Organising Your Home and Creating More Space
During the current lockdown, lots of people in Bath had to change the way their work entirely by basing themselves at home. This may be causing some space issues as you now work and live from the same place, which might be adding to the daily distractions. However, it’s possible to turn this into something positive by undertaking a spring clean, just before the season ends and summer begins.
Aussie Man & Van is here to help you realise your home’s full potential by using our storage facilities to create more space. Additionally, here are some tips we’ve put together to help you with this drive to organise your home in Bath.
How to Organise Your Home and Utilise Living Spaces –
After spending more time at home, it’s understandable that many of us are making plans to organise our living spaces. There are lots of ways to go about this, but it’s almost certain that all of them require some decluttering and deep cleaning. It’s like starting from scratch, especially for people who tend to hold onto things well past their use. So, you’ll need to be brave and decisive.
Once you attain a decent level of organisation, you can set some continuous goals to keep on top of things. Prevention is always better than the cure, which is just as true for keeping a tidy home. However, a revamp can make your home feel brand new, so this also has the potential to give you some renewed pride as a homeowner.
The problem a lot of people in Bath face is how to start the process, which also includes the obstacle to trying to make space as you go. That why renting a self storage unit will make the job much easier. Many of Aussie’s customers get a unit for this purpose and keep the storage unit long after the organising is complete. It’s very convenient and makes it easier to manage the living spaces at home.
This blog intends to explore the various aspects 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 Bath.
Practical Household Storage Tips to Free up Space –
Whether you live in a four-bed house or a two-bed apartment, most of us struggle to find extra storage space in our homes. That’s why we tend to fill up rooms, like the garage and loft, until there’s no space left. This often makes people consider whether they should look into moving to a larger property to solve the issue. When the reality lies with how they’re utilising the storage space and rooms in their home.
One relatively inexpensive and straightforward way to do this is by using storage containers and organisers. Storage products are now affordable and easy to set up, making it possible 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. It’s also worth looking into vacuum-sealing your clothing to store into more compact spaces.
There are dozens of household storage options you can look into, all making it possible to maximise your living space. Although you’ll need to remember that there are only so many alterations you can make. The obstacle you need to overcome is keeping too many things in your home you rarely or never use. In addition to utilising any spaces throughout your home, we always advise our customers to declutter as well. We’ll go into more detail about how you can do this in the next section.
Declutter Your Home in One Week –
Decluttering and undertaking a deep clean on your home are an essential part of the organisation process. The truth is, we’re all guilty of keeping things past their usefulness. Some of us might even fall into the category of hoarding. We’re going to wipe the slate clean by being bold and brave. And the best way to approach your decluttering exercise is to give yourself one week to get it done.
Create a timeline – yes, this sounds unnecessary but 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.
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 items per room with images of each piece. A perfect solution for insurance purposes and claims, 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.
Take no clutter prisoners – don’t be tempted to start putting little ‘maybe’ piles to the side. 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 undertake regular monthly decluttering to make sure you don’t regress into bad habits.
Tips on Recycling and Repurposing in Bath –
Some of you might be reading this blog and wondering about all the waste that will occur when you declutter your home. Luckily, there are ways of doing this exercise in an environmentally sound way. If you think something is in good enough condition, then there are lots of places that will accept donations. Some upcycle collectives will repurpose things like furniture to sell at a modest price. And this helps people buy affordable items.
You can also look into ways of repurposing things to use in your home and garden. Plastic yoghurt and ice cream tubs are excellent for small storage pots and generally last as long as Tupperware. And things like wooden crates make unique garden furniture if you’re willing to do the work yourself. Alternatively, if you have any pallets, there will be plenty of people willing to take them off your hands.
Bath has lots of recycling points in places all around the city, usually near supermarkets. To give you a helping hand, you can check out this link to find the closest one to you. There are council initiatives for recycling which makes it possible to recycle at least 50% of your waste. You can read up on Bath’s local provisions and schemes for recycling here.
The key here is to rethink the way we do things. Wherever possible, we should be trying to reduce the volume of general waste we create. That means separating glass, cardboard and plastic so they can be recycled. Additionally, you might also consider creating a compost bin to help further increase your drive to reduce waste.
Choosing to Work with Greener Companies –
Aussie has always made a policy of being a greener removal and storage company. Wherever possible, we reuse our removals boxes and any other packing materials for future jobs. And the ones that are no longer usable are transported for recycling as we head to the next relocation, making sure we limit our journeys.
We also try to avoid throwing anything away that may have a viable purpose. Our team 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 rigorous 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 larger vans is more economical for specific situations.
In addition to our Bath facility, Aussie operates from five branches across London as well as our newest addition in Oxford. Each depot has energy-saving policies and procedures in place. Further to the reuse, recycle, upcycle and donate process our teams work with, each facility uses electricity sparingly and has energy-friendly lightbulbs. We also request that our customers to turn any electrical appliances off at the socket when they’re not in use.
Aussie’s Range of Storage Options Can Help You Organise –
Aussie’s Self Storage package is perfect for people who need regular access. Lots of local companies use this service due to the necessity for loading and collecting stock several times a day. There is no restriction on access during our business hours, and we have excellent amenities. So, you’re free to use our Wi-Fi and have a cup of coffee while you use your self storage unit.
Aussie’s 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 due to 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 for damage to household items and. 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 sophisticated alarm system can be bypassed, or your neighbours might ignore it for several minutes. This is enough time for a savvy thief to break in. 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.
Aussie – Promoting High Standards of Customer Service –
Aussie Man and Van’s branch in Bath is becoming the area’s favourite for storage, as well as removals. We work with hundreds of people and local companies every month. Customer service is our number one priority, and it guides everything we do. For us, it’s all about thinking about things from our customers point of view and delivery the type of service we would want to receive.
Our range of storage packages for domestic and business customers is part of our ‘all under one roof’ ethos. Aussie is known as the ‘can-do’ company that can take on any removals or storage job. And we do everything possible to make sure we provide the right storage option for every customer. That’s why we’re already a five-star company, and you can see what our previous customers think of our service here.
Aussie Man & Van Bath – Storage Solutions for Organised Households –
If you would like to discuss how storage can help you organise your home, please contact us today. We’re confident that we can match and meet your storage requirements.