Over the years, has your spare room turned into a place to store all of your clutter? If your answer is yes, then you are one of the many that are neglecting the many uses your spare room has to offer.

It can become easy to use it as a place to store items you won’t be needing for a while, whether it be suitcases or Christmas decorations, you are stopping this space from reaching its full potential.

Instead of continuing to use it as a dumping ground, make the most out of your spare room by following these useful suggestions…

Private bar

If you love the idea of hosting parties and having a house full, this is the perfect scenario. You can create an in-home bar to avoid running back and forth to the kitchen and depending on the space, you can even add a jukebox and pool table to turn it into the perfect games room!

Library

If a private bar/games room isn’t for you, but you consider yourself to be a bit of a bookworm, then turn your spare room into a haven you love. Fill up some bookshelves, add some comfy seating and ensure there’s overhead lighting to create your very own library.

Walk-in wardrobe

A lot of the time, your spare room can be used to store clothing you no longer wear, so why not create your own walk-in wardrobe instead of placing all of your clothes on the floor! This not only looks more visually appealing, but will make your life easier when searching for an outfit!

Gym

If you are serious about increasing your fitness levels but prefer to work out in the comfort of your home rather than funding a gym membership, then create a gym tailored to you and your needs.

Home Office

Instead of commuting every day, you may prefer to work from home. When turning your spare room into an office, keep distractions to a minimum so you can be at your most productive.

 

When you tidy your spare room, instead of throwing all items away; place them in a Spaces and Places self-storage unit. This way, you can turn your spare room into something much more useful/enjoyable, while avoiding throwing away items you wish to keep.

 

An analysis of various studies on clutter and hoarding has indicated that clutter has a negative effect on our life. Not only can clutter in the home cause stress, it can also affect your physical health, relationships, career and finances

Take a look at the different and surprising ways clutter can affect your life.

  • Clutter can damage your health and lead to:-
  1. Stress – clutter is thought to raise the level of the hormone cortisol
  2. Overeating – to compensate for the feeling of being overwhelmed by clutter
  3. Respiratory problems – cluttered homes contain more dust which can lead to breathing problems
  • Clutter can harm your relationships
  1. Clutter prevents people seeing the changes that are needed to build and strengthen their relationships with others
  2. Children who live in cluttered home are less happy and less likely to have friends over to play.
  3. Adults tend to isolate themselves from others as they are embarrassed by their cluttered home
  • Clutter can hinder your career
  1. Bosses have indicated they are less likely to promote employees that have a cluttered messy desk.
  2. Clutter also has a negative effect on a person’s rate of productivity
  • Clutter can affect you financially
  1. In a cluttered home people are more prone to miss paying bills on time
  2. Clutter encourages bad spending habits

To improve your wellbeing and clear your home of clutter hire a self-storage unit from Spaces and Places.

We offer safe, flexible and affordable self-storage units which are simple to rent and just as easy to give notice. There are no long term contracts, and there are plenty of ways to pay

April is known as home improvement month, because it is a time of year when many people start jobs to spruce up their home. Research indicates that in Britain one in three households spend £2,000 a year on home improvements. However, 43% of jobs are left unfinished because people lose interest or give up because the job was too large or difficult, but a DIY job does not have to be a big project to make a difference.

Here are some suggestions of smaller projects for those who are less confident about their DIY skills that can really enhance your home:-

  • Create an illusion of space in a narrow hallway by painting the end wall a darker shade than the side walls.
  • Update the kitchen or bathroom by changing the taps.
  • Paint the front door to make a great first impression.
  • Update old furniture by painting it or put on new handles.
  • Spring clean the lamp shades and windows, inside and outside, to improve the quality of the light in your home.
  • Create a new look by adding new soft furnishing e.g. new cushion covers, throws and table runners.
  • Add new plants for extra colour and interest.
  • Make a herb garden for the kitchen.
  • Get creative using cheap materials like crates and pallets to make bookshelves or a coffee table.
  • Give the tops of tables and dressers a quick makeover by adding a decorative liner.

 

We all tend of have more stuff than space, so a useful project for April could be to sort out the garage, loft and the cupboard under the stairs to get rid of all those items we no longer want, need or use.

If, after the sort out, there are somethings you simply cannot bring yourself to throw out but haven’t the space to keep them in your home why not consider hiring a self-storage unit.

Spaces and Places is the perfect place to store items you do not want to throw away and furniture you wish to sell at a future date.

Get in touch with Spaces and Places, a secure, convenient and trustworthy storage company.