Daisy Santiago
March 9, 2020

Self-Storage: A Beginner's Decluttering Solution in Becoming a Minimalist

If you are a late 20s adult, fast approaching to thirty, and thriving phase of your life who has been having a very chaotic world, I bet you probably thought of soul searching and even do a web research on how you can live peacefully, while still holding on for your dear life and fighting from the everyday struggle of being an adult. You have probably been hanging out most of the time in a bookstore, most specifically in the lifestyle section, searching for that one special book that might give you tips on how you can live your life in tranquility and reach that ultimate goal in living simply and satisfied. Well, folks, does it sound like I am speaking from experience?

In my quest for life, I came across this lifestyle that I have been reading a lot of times, mostly on every social media platform, and learning that there are people who have been living more by owning less. Sounds conflicting, right? Yes, these people really reached this kind of lifestyle by decluttering and living the life of a minimalist. Before we dig in on what is so interesting about this kind of lifestyle, let’s get to the basic first. What is minimalism? According to CollinsDictionary.com, minimalism is a style in which a small number of very simple things are used to create a particular effect. I believe it’s the positive effect of this lifestyle that people are getting high about. Stripping off your belongings and habits would really be a struggle, especially if you are a person who used to own a lot and been living in a certain pattern. It's really not a joke to change ones' lifestyle in an instant, but as one quote says, “Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Once you’ve reached a phase in your life when everything around you seems chaotic and causing conflicts, that’s the time you start thinking about taking that leap in achieving the kind of life that is calm and peaceful.

As per my research in having a minimal lifestyle, most of them will obviously suggest decluttering. Declutter can be in any aspect of your life that you find overwhelming in a negative way. But if you are a beginner, I suggest you may start with what is tangible, something physical that you see around --- and that is your home. I believe once you are seeing less conflict on physical things around you, it will resonate in every aspect of your life. Tidying up your home will be a great start in achieving the goal.

I'm pretty sure there are a lot of things in our homes that are repeating in quantity. Some of them have sentimental values that we cannot really let go of and there are some that we cannot just simply dispose of because of the idea of “just in case we need them.” These are the common struggles that every beginner encounters as soon as they start making their way in becoming minimal. According to breakthetwitch.com, one of the easiest and popular methods in decluttering your belongings, and I believe is most likely achievable, is the Four Box Method. As per the name, you will have to provide four boxes with the following labels: Put Away, Throw Away, Give Away, and Undecided. These labels will help you sort out your excess valuables.

Since you’re a beginner, maybe some of your things with sentimental values might belong to the Undecided Box, but the expectation is they should be displayed in your home. This is where the idea of a storage place comes in. Cue in the lightbulb emoji! As I have mentioned earlier, we might have a lot of possessions that we cannot let go of because of a certain kind of attachment. You can simply rent a storage unit in the meantime so that you can have a place to store these valuable items, safe and secure. What do you think? There are lots of storage companies that are offering a monthly basis contract so you can manage the length of months that you want your things to be stored or until you have figured out what you will do with them while still being a minimalist.

With a lot of storage companies established in London nowadays, almost all have very promising offers and promos that make them qualified to be very reliable storage places. Well, you can take easyStorage as one of the great finds. easyStorage is not like the traditional self-storage that you can mostly find in the city. easyStorage collects, stores, and returns customer items. What a hassle-free way of storing your items away! easyStorage can help you achieve a stress-free decluttering and make everything easier with a very generous approach in terms of pricing and estimating storage unit size. You may click on https://easystorage.com to know more about great deals!

Now that you have already taken the first step in achieving a minimal lifestyle, you can go ahead and slowly take on the next step. One step at a time can really do big in taking the path where you want to be. As per Josh Beck of becomingminimalist.com, “Learning how to declutter your home and (and as a result, decluttering your life) doesn’t need to be as painful as some make it out to be. And the benefits are numerous.” I believe one of the greatest benefits of decluttering and becoming a minimalist is creating peace around you, starting from where you mostly spend your day and that is your home. Self-storage may be a temporary solution, but this can definitely be a great help for beginners in removing that excess tangible baggage so you can focus more on living a simpler life.

Daisy Santiago

Daisy is our superstar blogger. With a marketing background and passion for writing, she loves to explore and research topics & put them into writing. Outside of work her hobbies include blogging, writing, blogging, writing. (We keep telling her to get out more)

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