Are you a Hoarder? Tips to Help you Move on

Though you may not know it, you could be a hoarder, or have similarities to those who are. Hoarding is a common issue, but can often equate to a disabling issue. Hoarders often have the tendency of keeping items that others would likely dispose of, such as rubbish, newspapers or boxes, for example.

Many people who have this problem do not realise how it is affecting them, and therefore it is an issue that is hard to overcome. However, with the right tips and tricks, things will soon clear up and a huge difference can be made.

Make Goals

Set aside some time to think of goals you’d like to reach before the end of the year. Whether it’s to organise your storage or to throw away all the pointless rubbish in your home, every goal is a personal journey. Do all you can to stick to your goals by ensuring it’s constantly in the back of your mind, and acknowledging the reasons why you’re taking the time to revamp your home and habits.

Make Rules

Goals are one thing, but making rules in order to ensure you’re keeping to your goals is ideal. Applying the one-year rule is a great way of ensuring you aren’t keeping any items that haven’t been used for a while. Whether it’s a piece of clothing or an electrical item, if you haven’t made time for it over the past year, it’s time for it to go. Bin, donate or sell- it’s up to you. This tip has some exceptions, for example photographs, expensive formal clothing and seasonal items- but be strict!

One a Month

Why not create the task of filling one rubbish bag a month with things that can be thrown out or donated? Not only is this a great deed if you’re donating to charity, but it will also help to clear up some extra space in your storage, closet and rooms. By making this a monthly task, it will soon become a habit and you’ll be more aware of what you have, and the space, around your home.

Take Breaks

If you find yourself getting stressed or upset regarding the amount of clutter in your home, or you are finding the clear out daunting, take some time out. It’s impossible to put a good amount of effort into organising your home if you aren’t 100% committed. Ensure that you know it is okay to take as many breaks as you need, and time is on your side. Take some time to acknowledge the reasons as to why you’re making these changes to your life.

Keep Organised

Once you have taken the time to clear out all the items you no longer want, need or wear, you can spend time organising and storing the pieces you have chosen to keep. Organising helps to keep your home looking neat and tidy, and as the saying goes, “a tidy home creates a tidy mind”. Take some extra time to appreciate the things you own and love as you organise them to their dedicated spaces within your home.

If you’re currently embarking on a journey to organise your home but are finding you have a range of possessions you’d like to keep but no room, we can help you. Here at Beehive Self Storage we offer flexible storage facilities of all sizes, perfect for all storage requirements. To find out more information, get in touch with a member of the Beehive team by visiting our contact page or by giving us a call on 08456 436 100.

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