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Declutter and Make Room for Christmas and New Year in Oxford

Posted on 20th December 2020 by Lauren May
Declutter and Make Room for Christmas and New Year in Oxford

The latest news regarding the pandemic response will dash the hopes of many people in Oxford who were looking forward to extending their family bubble. While people work out if they can spend Christmas with relatives, there’s still a case for making more room in your home. Christmas is less than a week away so not long to get everything in place. Due to the tighter restrictions, will removals and storage be available?

Aussie Man and Van is operational throughout the tier lockdown system, and unless we receive specific orders, we have no plans on changing things. We’re fulfilling current jobs and accepting future ones for removals and storage customers. Let us help you organise and prepare for Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Oxford.

Christmas is Just Around the Corner –

If you’re thinking of making some last-minute changes to create more space before Christmas, there’s no time to waste. You have less than a week to declutter and decide how to deal with any excess items. You’re cutting it close, but if you make a plan and start today, you have enough time to before the festivities begin.

We tend to suggest a timeframe of between one and four weeks to do a thorough decluttering, but we’re working with much tighter deadlines. It’s possible to do a lot of sorting in a shorter length of time, but you’ll need to begin today. And the more, the merrier when it comes to the nitty-gritty work, so enlist every family member.

At Aussie, our operating hours will reduce over the festive season, and we’ll update our website with any relevant information. Other than that, we have no plans to reduce operations during the lockdown, regardless of the introduction of tier four. We have been providing removals and storage for both previous national lockdowns, often for key and frontline workers.

If you have an emergency, there’s no need to panic. Pick up the phone and give us a call. We’ll assess your situation and provide you with our best advice, including a free quotation. Even if you don’t end up booking with us, you’ll have the information and prices at hand. We’re here to help people prepare for Christmas in Oxford.

Getting the Guest Bedroom Ready –

We’re all guilty of keeping things beyond their usefulness; some of us could even fall into the category of hoarding. While it’s always good to try and repair things or use for other purposes, there’s a difference between repurposing and keeping things for the sake of it. A simple declutter will help you identify items which you rarely or never use.

You’ll need to separate the main offenders and put them to one side. Ideally, you can clear a space in your garage to put everything. Then, you can work out if there are items you can sell or donate. You can apply the rule of the three Rs – recycle, reuse, or repurpose. This makes decluttering an environmentally sound way of doing things, and you’ll be contributing to a greener home.

There are plenty of recycling locations throughout Oxford, and you can read more about this here. Similarly, there are several of charities and upcycling companies who will gladly accept donations. Your local council are running recycling initiatives to help encourage a cleaner, eco-friendly Oxford.

The main benefit you’ll enjoy is reclaiming rooms and spaces currently spilling over with boxes and containers. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a clear spare room for guests? Or possibly parking the cars in the garage again? You can even have a dedicated utility room in there and move the washing machine and tumble dryer into the garage. Most of all, you’ll have plenty of room to prepare for the Christmas holidays.

Using Self Storage to Create Space –

The best way to achieve results when organising your house or flat is by using self storage. It surprises most of our customers how much space they can free up with a relatively modest storage unit. A 100-sq-ft self storage room will store the equivalent of an entire apartment’s worth of items. Now think about your home and how much additional living space you will have?

Self storage is ideal for people who live in smaller houses and apartments. That’s because compact properties have fewer storage provisions, and some city centre bachelor pads are lucky to have any at all. It’s easy to see how this would benefit people in this situation, especially if they’re thinking of moving because of space issues. You can keep excess containers and furniture out of the home without having to upsize to accommodate your possessions.

Another seasonal bonus is self storage makes for an excellent hiding place to keep presents away from the little ones. Furthermore, you’ll be able to move things out of your home to make space for the new gifts. Renting a self storage unit is straightforward – send us an email or give us a phone, and we’ll do a standard assessment. From there, we can advise the best storage package and unit size.

There’s no need to worry about being stuck with a long-term contract. At Aussie, we operate on a ‘store as long as you need to’ policy. So, if you only need storage for the holidays, no problem. We work with lots of people who using storage for Christmas and end up keeping their unit. That’s because of the excellent security measures and convenience.

Container Storage Available for Longer Periods –

While there are numerous advantages when using a self storage service, it doesn’t meet everyone’s requirements. That’s why Aussie has a range of storage options to choose from, which makes it possible to cater to various demands. Our Container Storage service is our cheapest option and works better for people who need longer-term storage provisions.

It all works like this. Aussie brings an empty container unit to your home or workplace. Our team of storage experts then pack your items and seal the unit at your location. The removal’s team will create an inventory of your possessions as we pack everything. Then we close the container before transporting the full unit back to your depot.

Your container unit will then enter our stacking system in the Aussie warehouse. Every storage unit has environmental controls to eliminate any moisture or overheating. That means your belongings will be in perfect condition when they leave storage. Container storage is the cheapest package available, with unbeatable security for your items or work equipment.

No Vehicle? No problem with Man & Van –

When it comes to transporting your belongings to our branch for storage, it’s worth remembering that not everyone has a suitable vehicle. That’s why Aussie has specific packages where we can offer assistance with transporting your belongings. For container storage, we will bring the empty unit to your home or office. For self storage, we will arrange to collect your items with our Man & Van service.

Our team will help you pack and prepare things for storage which is a service we offer removals customers. We have years of experience in packing and will be able to give advice when preparing everything. Furthermore, we will assist with creating an inventory before your items go into the storage unit.

Aussie has staff members on-site to unload and unpack your possessions into your storage unit. We’ll arrange everything to make sure there are no issues with overpacking. All our services complement each other, which means they interact seamlessly when we need to incorporate them. Before we sign anything off, we’ll perform a thorough assessment and send you a free, no-obligation quote.

Tips on Staying Safe this Christmas and New Year –

It’s crucial that our customers keep up with the latest updates on Covid-19, especially for local information relating to Oxfordshire. If you read any articles online, remember to only reshare information from credible sources that are factually correct. For practical advice on how to best avoid contracting the virus, you can check out the NHS and WHO websites.

When it comes to keeping healthy, prevention is always better than treatment. Simple things like using face masks, hand sanitiser and washing your hands regularly with soap are vital. Social distancing is essential to preventing the spread of this coronavirus. You must try to keep a safe distance from other people if you have to leave your home. Additionally, try and limit your outings to once a week and consider options for things like home deliveries.

It’s important to remember to take care of yourself and try to build up your immune system. Wherever possible, increase your intake of fruit and veg, take multivitamins; specifically, vitamin c and zinc, do daily exercise and improve your sleeping habits. It’s also a good idea to try and limit how much alcohol you drink, so maybe take it easy over the festive period to maintain a healthy immune response.

Aussie Man & Van – Oxford’s Festive Season Removals and Storage Provider –

It’s been a challenging year, and everyone at Aussie Man & Van wishes our customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Whether you’re able to have guests over for Christmas or not, there’s no harm in organising your home. It’s the ideal way to prepare for 2021, which already looks like it’ll need some proactive measures to tackle.

Customer service is at the top of our list of priorities, and it influences everything we do. When Aussie branched outside of London, the same pedigree of excellent service delivery needed to be the same. That’s why we have the right team members and removal’s equipment to take on any job. This applies to emergencies, and we’ll do everything in our power to deploy a crew out straight away for last-minute issues.

If you’re thinking of organising your home before Christmas and New Year’s Eve, please contact us today. Our storage and removals packages are here to help you create more space in your home.