As the holiday season gets further behind us, the
spring season draws near. Winter woollies and heavy coats get packed
away, the windows are flung open and the spring cleaning begins.
All those purchases made before Christmas; the two
metre artificial tree, five kilometres of festive lights and the army
of plastic Santa's and snowmen, can become very annoying when you have
to climb over them to get to the back of the cupboard.
So what do you do? You could stack everything neatly
in the back of the garage, or garden shed, but you couldn't put the
boxes of winter clothes in there. You need somewhere drier, (with fewer
spiders and creepy-crawlies). You could get the step ladder out and
push it all into the loft, but that's full of unwanted Christmas presents
and those children's toys you can't bear to throw away.
With those places being unsuitable, your options
are now; throw it all away, buy a bigger house, or put into storage.
Many storage facilities have units of various sizes.
Most will happily store just a few boxes or the full contents of a five
bedroom house. Some provide self storage and others will even pick up
the items for you and redeliver when you need them back.
Of course, we forgot the other option. You could
build an extension, but it seems a bit extravagant when there's a self
storage facility just down the road.
by S Huggins