Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re all spending more time indoors, which can present an array of new challenges.
With all these extra hours at home, you may start to feel as if you might as well get a head start on the annual spring clean. Either that or you’ve realised working in such a cluttered environment is causing you to suffer mentally.
While you’re able to sell a few items or throw them away, you may have lots of belongings you want to keep, but simply don’t have room to store them yourself. A self storage unit can help rectify this problem.
At Wilson Storage, we have a range of self storage units to suit your needs. Your local facility benefits from 24/7 access and around-the-clock surveillance, giving you peace of mind that your possessions are safe and secure.
Not only that, but our free Wilson Storage App allows you to visualise a range of storage unit sizes via your phone. The app takes you through to our Rapid Store Portal on our website, which makes it as simple and safe as possible to reserve, book and pay online. Minimising the amount of time you need to be outside, this is the perfect way to declutter during isolation.
Here are a few tips on how to clear some space in your abode and how a self storage unit can help with this.
Now that a majority of us are working from home, we all need a clean work station. However, you may notice that your previously neglected study area has become rather messy.
It can seem overwhelming to tackle a big job all at once. Instead, separate your office into sections and clean out one area at a time. You don’t need to do it all at once, you can organise your desk first and then your cabinets and storage areas next.
The office space always seems to become the area that takes on all the unneeded items you collect over the years, so take things out that belong elsewhere. Take some time to scan your surfaces, drawers, and cabinets for things that are supposed to be in the kitchen, garage, or living room.
If at this stage you’re finding yourself putting things here, there and everywhere, it’s probably because you need additional storage — this is where a Wilson Storage unit may come in handy.
We have a variety of units to suit your needs as well as a range of flexible contracts. Your belongings benefit from around-the-clock surveillance, so if you have any important documentation you want to store away, you can rest assured it’s safe with us. Our facilities are accessible 24/7, so you can collect your items when you need them again.
With all this new-found time on your hands, there’s no better moment to clean out those bedroom closets. Carefully go through each item and determine whether you will need it in the coming months, whether it can be thrown away, or stored.
For example, you probably won’t be going skiing until the government’s isolation guidelines have been lifted and those ski jackets take up a lot of wardrobe space. While you’re doing this, you can also go through the rest of your clothes. Be ruthless — if you haven’t worn it in a year, then put it aside to donate to your local charity.
Due to the restaurant closures, our inner chefs are coming out during this period — and this means more time in the kitchen.
A clean and well-organised kitchen area is the key to good food, so it’s time for a clear-out. Remove any unwanted appliances and go through the pantry to check all the use by and best before dates.
With all this extra time on your hands during isolation, you may have also found that you’ve begun the new hobby of wine-collecting. Even if you haven’t, dinner parties with friends are off the cards for a while, and if left sitting in your home your wine collection might be in danger.
Our Wilson Cellars offer dedicated wine storage for the budding sommelier or a seasoned wine collector. Whether you have 12 or 1,200 bottles, Wilson Cellars provides a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar to suit.
Now that we’re heading into winter, it’s time that we prepare our outdoor areas for the cooler months. This means that outdoor tables and chairs need to be stored away until warmer weather returns.
In doing so you may suddenly realise the shed or garage seems a lot smaller than at the beginning of the summer months — and what are the chances you bought a bigger table this year?
You’re not going to need these furniture items for some time, so putting them all into a self storage unit leaves you with a bit more space in the garage or shed and also helps protect your garden furniture until you’re ready to reintroduce them to your garden.
Wilson Storage app
At Wilson Storage, we understand that much of the Australian public want to stay safe by remaining indoors as much as possible.
Despite wanting to declutter your home, this might make self storage a less attractive option, but with our Wilson Storage app, you can find the perfect storage size for your needs without leaving the comfort and safety of your home.
Our app, which is free to download, uses Augmented Reality to give users an immersive experience. It allows you to visualise a range of storage unit sizes via your phone and virtually step inside them to get a genuine sense of which is best for your storage needs.
The app is designed for iOS and Android users – download now from the App Store and Google Play.
To learn more about how Wilson Storage can help with your storage needs during this time, call our friendly team now.