Claire Thompson
March 20, 2021

International Day of Happiness: Three Ways Self Storage Can Make You Happier

It’s International Day of Happiness, and of course we hope both our customers and staff are happy. But we decided to give the rest of you and extra smile, and explain how self-storage can make your life a little happier with three ways that self-storage can help.

It’s International Day of Happiness, and of course we hope both our customers and staff are happy.

But we decided to give the rest of you and extra smile, and explain how self-storage can make your life a little happier with three ways that self-storage can help.

1. Reorganise your home

You may be wanting to make space for a home office or an extra person, but whatever your reasons, making space for the way you live now is well worth reorganising for.

Decluttering is often the first step to getting organised. We recently blogged about it here.

According to Clinical Psychologist Dr Bhavna Barmi, in healthshots.com, decluttering can improve self-confidence as declutterers enhance their decision-making skills by deciding where to put what, what to keep, and what to discard. It can reduce anxiety and stress, exercise the brain and energise the declutterer.

A good declutter can set the stage for redefining home spaces, and make space to establish healthy new habits like home exercise, or for taking control of bills or budgets.

Self-storage can help to free up space by storing seasonal items or rarely used things that are too valuable to us to part with.

2. Space to Pursue Hobbies or Interests

Decluttering can also create new spaces for those hobbies that have been put off for too long.

Spending time doing things we enjoy can improve mental health and wellbeing. Research has shown that people with hobbies are suffer less stress, less low moods, and less depression.

In a survey on stress and wellbeing by the Australian Psychological Society four out of five participants found that activities like hobbies or listening to music effective in dealing with stress. New Zealand scientists have shown that the wellbeing created by a creative hobby can last well into the following day.

There’s science behind it: when we take part in something we enjoy, neurotransmitters (the chemical messengers in the brain) are released, including dopamine, the pleasure chemical which can then make us want to do the hobby again, and feel more motivated.

Research even suggests that some hobbies, like playing an instrument, can improve memory;  and arts-based hobbies like reading may help prevent dementia later in life.

Making space for woodworking, crafts, a gym, or a home office from which to write an international bestseller starts with a good think about space at home and how it’s used.

Don’t forget that self-storage can help to free up that all important space to make these things happen, and we at easyStorage are here to help.

3. Save Money on Storage

Getting a handle on finances is an excellent place to start on a path to a healthier lifestyle.

All the reorganisation in the World, and fabulous hobbies, can’t undo the mental effects of having a strain on your finances. easyStorage prices are around half the price of traditional self-storage, and we even take the stress out of taking things to storage by collecting things for you and delivering back.

We can even pack for you and supply packaging.

It may not be much, but combined with our empathetic, enthusiastic self-storage teams across the UK, to say nothing of sunshine orange easyVans, we’d like to believe we help spread a little happiness!

Claire Thompson

Claire joined the easyStorage family as a blogger in August 2020 and is loving it! Her passions include writing and learning, and with easyStorage she’s learning new things fast. When not tapping at a keyboard she can be found renovating an old cottage, despite having inherited a complete lack of DIY skills from her father. She has two children, now grown up, and a dopey, loving Vizler (dog), Chester, who steadfastly refuses to do the same. She claims he’s her soulmate!

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