PUBLISHED ON NOVEMBER 12, 2022 BY PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER – PROPERTY
WRITTEN BY: TESSA PRIETO-VALDES
The most magical, (but can also be most stressful!) holiday is just around the corner! Christmas is almost here and by this time, you’re probably already overwhelmed by the long shopping lists, seemingly endless parties, home decorations, and of course, the Noche Buena menu.
A great way to cope with the holiday madness is to declutter first. Before you get swamped with the holiday activities, clean up, pack up, and store away items you don’t need right now. You’ll be amazed at how calming decluttering is. Plus, it creates breathing space for you and extra area in your home for holiday décor.
WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT DECLUTTERING?
- You give yourself space
You know that Christmas will bring new stuff into your home––including the decorations that come out this time of year. Make room for all that by removing items that take up valuable space, but that you don’t always need––like old mementos, luggage, and sports equipment.
- You give yourself time
The activities flood in non-stop during the holidays, so declutter now, before everything peaks so you can focus on all the festivities, instead of on the clutter.
- Decluttering gives you a sense of accomplishment as well
You can pat yourself on the back when you look around and see a clutter-free home. A clean house is one major achievement very few can claim!
- More importantly, you give to those in need
After all, Christmas is really the best time to share what we have with those less fortunate. Clear out your closets and find surplus clothes, toys, kitchenware, and even unused gifts that can be donated. What may not be special to you could bring such joy to someone else.
CONVINCED THAT IT’S TIME TO DECLUTTER?
Then use LOC&STOR 24/7 Self-Storage to help you through this process! Put a day or two aside specifically to declutter, nothing else. You’ll be surprised at how little time it takes when you’re focused on just that, and how much you can get done. As you’re finding stuff you don’t need right now, make three piles: items to store, items to give away, and “undecided” items. Have containers ready for each pile and label them accordingly. Then bring all three piles to LOC&STOR 24/7 Self-Storage to keep them out of your way for the meantime.
Use shelves. They’re great for stacking stuff you’d like to keep in storage. Label each box so it’s easy to find what you’ll need later on. It’s also a good idea to store your “giveaways” as well, till you find the perfect beneficiary. For your “undecideds,” give yourself a deadline to decide what to do with them. If you don’t miss that stuff after three months, it’s time to either toss or give them away.
Self-storage is specifically designed as a place where you can keep things you love, but just don’t need at the moment. That’s what LOC&STOR 24/7 is built for, and that’s why we have 14-levels of security. It offers 8 unit sizes, and World-Class professional service. Loc&Stor 24/7 knows how important your extra stuff is to you, and it’s here to help you in any way it can by providing you with peace of mind. So if you’ve been bitten by the decluttering bug, LOC&STOR 24/7 is waiting to help you de-stress and better cope with these magical holidays!
Loc&Stor 24/7 is conveniently located in Pasig, Urban Makati, JP Rizal Makati, North EDSA, and Sucat.
Book your LOC&STOR 24/7 self-storage unit today and make your life easier this holiday season.
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