Daisy Santiago
June 22, 2020

Self-Storage: Preventing Hoarding Tendencies

When you hear the word "hoarding," it may sound like unusual human behaviour. But if you dig deeper, at least from a psychological perspective, it is a disorder that can affect a person’s life, be it emotional, physical, social, or financial. The good news is, this type of disorder can be treated. According to the American Psychiatric Association, two types of treatment can be done with hoarding – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and medication, each type applies depending on the severity of the case.

If you are fond of collecting newspapers, magazines, paper, household supplies, clothing, etc. and letting them pile up at your home, then, maybe you should think again. You may have the tendency to hoard. But, wait! Don't fret! There are ways to prevent acquiring things that are really not essential and just occupying space. As they say, prevention is better than cure. So, let’s dig in some ways on how we cannot fall into the trap of hoarding.

One step at a time

This may be a bit easier for people who are not into the trap yet. If you have a lot of things to declutter, try putting them into categories. Schedule each category for sorting. Know which among them are for keeps and which ones should go. Do not declutter all in just one go. The work is tedious and this may give you stress and anxiety. The best way is to do it one category at a time.

Narrow down your collections

Since you tend to collect a lot of items that are categorically the same, such as magazines, clothing, household supplies, etc., then, try to narrow down the quantity. If you have a lot in hand, you may leave one item for each category and you may dispose of, donate, or store the rest.

Don't buy items you won't use immediately

If you are planning to buy items out of a hobby, I suggest you should refrain from doing that, especially if you don't have a sure schedule of using the stuff and if you're too busy to spare some time for your hobbies. You may end stacking them up. Do not spend your money on another clutter.

Use the four-box method of decluttering

The four-box method of decluttering will surely help you identify which among your items are for giving away, throwing away, keeping, or for relocating/storing.

Consider renting a self-storage unit

Since you tend to hoard, you may have the feeling of anxiety from time to time with just the thought of disposing of all your extra stuff. If you are still in the process of helping yourself to let go of things and can’t really decide which way to go, why not consider renting a self-storage unit? You may want to give yourself time to get used to not seeing these items. And hopefully, you will become comfortable with the thought of getting rid of them.

And if you want to store with the cheapest and most reliable storage company in the city, we're here to serve you.

easyStorage. We are the cheapest and most reliable storage company in the city. Plus, we're also the friendliest you can find. We provide a hassle-free and stress-free assistance for your storage needs. We give 100% assurance that anything being stored with us is safe. Everything is easy with us. In case you haven't read anything about our promos yet, we also provide a free van for the collection and return of our customers' items.

Easy, isn't it?

So, if you want to start helping yourself prevent hoarding tendencies, just follow these simple tips.

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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