Living in a small space, as fun as all the youtube videos may be, can be a bit taxing. Sure, it’s an economical way to build a solid family or professional base. But sometimes it’s just nice to know what the walls look like. If you’re like millions of people all over the world and you’ve found yourself in a tiny home, a tiny apartment, or a rather spacious van, you might be looking for a way to maximize the space you have and save room for the future. Here are four of the best ways you can go about it.
Storage Units Are the Best
Before you go off and throw away all of your cool stuff out of some fit of claustrophobia, weigh out the options. You don’t have to throw anything away. Why would you? The best thing you can do is tuck them away until you find a bigger spot in the future. There are plenty of Quick Self Storage options to choose from that are as convenient as they are secure. Imagine having a whole other place just for the cool stuff. If you’ve got a baby on the way, you don’t have to give up that samurai sword collection. Don’t worry; there are plenty of them dotted around the map if you live in the UK; they are numerous and cheap so just put your collection in a cheap storage facility in Horsham, Essex, Manchester, or wherever you are! Easy fix.
Barter or Sell
There’s something about repurposing a gift that nobody likes. It’s odd. If you throw a good story around a gift, you can repurpose anything. But, alas, we tend to look down on that. But selling used things and bartering has been a booming market, especially now in the current state of the world. Are you looking for a new set of headphones? Maybe the seller would fancy a vintage watch? It’s a fascinating and easy market to tap into. If you’re good at it, you’ll clear half your stuff and double your money doing so.
Give It to Charity
Suppose you’re like 90% of people out there—especially women, you’ve got piles of clothes that you don’t use. Stacks of Zara and TopShop line the floors, calling for thick storage boxes. The best thing to do is put it in a storage unit. But the next best thing would be to donate it. The state of the world disenfranchised isn’t getting any better. Find a good charity, not the H&M or Zara initiatives, actual charities, and see if they accept clothing. If they do, give it to someone in need.
Be honest with what you need. That’s ideally the first thing you should be doing. Take a look at all the stuff you have and do a scan of its worth. Do you think you’re going to be able to hang that Elk’s head sometime down the line? You probably won’t. Full high tea set in a Tokyo-style studio? Maybe give that up. Once you take a solid inventory and take your emotions out of it, you can start to make progress.
Any way you cut it, you’re going to need more space. That’s a good thing. Sorting through your stuff and choosing what goes into storage and what gets given away is a healthy means of working out more than just old clothes. So save yourself some space, take the time out of your weekend, and find yourself a good storage spot. You’ll be happy you did it.