Christmas is only a few weeks away, which means during the next few days your time will be spent decorating your home. In order to make sure your home looks festive yet tidy, have a read through our tips.


This may sound obvious, but by cleaning each room and removing items from shelves, you have more room to put up decorations. Once you have taken items down, place them all in boxes and store in a storage unit to prevent moving the clutter into another room.

Start small

Focus on decorating and cleaning one room at a time. Start with the family room where you spend most of your time, then move on to another room. A great first step is to throw away old coupons, newspapers and other items that you no longer need.


Presents take over the house during Christmas. If you have children, your job is to hide their presents in a place they can’t reach or find! If these presents are small, then the top of the wardrobe will suffice. However, if you have bought larger items such as a bicycle, dolls house etc. then a storage unit will keep the gifts well hidden, safe and secure!


Instead of purchasing lots of Christmas cards and spending countless hours writing each one individually, go digital. This will not only save you time, but you may inspire others to do the same! If you receive lots of Christmas cards, why not digitalise the collection? You can then display all your cards in a more compact and less untidy way.

Storage unit

A storage unit is a lifesaver through the party months. If you are hosting a party, you will want as much free space as possible, which means you have to move items from your home to a safe place. Storage units are not only secure, but you are able to access the unit 24/7, which allows you to pick up items at your convenience.

If you are looking for a place to hide Christmas presents or a place to keep your belongings safe and secure, get in touch with Spaces and Places.



December is nearly here which means the hectic month is upon us. In order to stop your home becoming full of Christmas clutter, then you need to turn to self-storage.

Here’s why…


If you are expecting a house full this Christmas, then you will need to make space to fit all visitors comfortably in your home. Get everything that you will not be needing out of the way, so you are able to make room for extra chairs, tables, decorations and other necessities. By removing unessential items, you suddenly have extra space to play Christmas games and maybe even create a dance floor!


One of the best parts for everyone on Christmas Day is opening up all the presents! However, it can be quite hard to keep presents well hidden, especially if you live with children! Rather than becoming annoyed and constantly worried they will find their presents, or worse, you forget where your secret hiding place is; give yourself some peace of mind and hide them in self storage. All of our storage units have top of the range security, insurance for as little as 55p a week and no fixed contracts – all we ask for is a week’s notice.


Decorations play a key part in making Christmas special and memorable. The majority of homes concentrate on making the inside of their home decorative, but a few expand the decorations to the outside. Whether you have Father Christmas and flashing lights outside, or tinsel and Christmas trees inside, you will have spent a lot of time, money and energy in creating a perfect setting; which is why you don’t want your hard work to go to waste.

Self-storage allows you to re-use your decorations yearly, which means you can avoid the dreaded shopping trips in the future.

Make Christmas a time of celebration and take control this year. If you have any questions or seek advice on the best storage options for you, get in touch with Spaces and Places.

It is normal to have a disagreement with your significant other now and again, however, it may come as a shock to learn how many couples argue over having an untidy house.

Clutter has a large impact on whether a relationship will progress to the next stage and since 41% of people stated that they would refuse to move in with their partner due to their clutter crimes; clutter may break your relationship.

The UK have the smallest homes in Europe and with new housing in the UK being built smaller, space continues to be an issue.

If you can relate to the 2.4 million couples in the UK who argue up to 154 times a year over clutter, it may be time to change your ways before clutter creates a barrier and ruins your relationship.

But how?

Rather than moving into a larger home, ending your relationship or continue arguing, storage is the answer. 

Storage – Different storage options help keep items organised and not visible to the naked eye. If you live in a small home, investing in a bed that has draws attached to the structure allows you to maximise the space you have. Depending on your budget, you may choose to purchase a larger wardrobe, extra cabinets or even a coffee table that comes with draws installed. There are many attractive storage items that can add character to your house, while solving your clutter problems!

Self Storage – The beauty of self storage, is that you do not need to throw any memories or cherished items away. Within a few hours, you can move items into a storage unit and your home will feel more spacious and most importantly; clutter free! When you wish to retrieve the items you placed in storage, you are able to access the unit at any time convenient. At Spaces and Places all units are accessible 24hours a day, 7 days a week.

Clutter is known to increase stress, make it harder to relax and affect the ability to think clearly. Get in touch with Spaces and Places and say goodbye to the endless arguments revolving around the dreaded word; clutter.