Self-Storage: The Solution for Too Many Clothes


As we go on through our lives, we tend to amass excess clothing. Things no longer fit, we grow out of them, or simply aren’t interested in that style anymore. However, that doesn’t always mean that we will throw out the item of clothing, once we deem it no longer necessary.

You never can tell when clothes might come back into style, or when you might have a change of heart about them. Still, it can become tricky to accommodate your ever-growing stack of clothes, which is why you might want to consider self-storage.

What is a self-storage unit?

At Big Blue Squirrel, we provide self-storage units for people who want to declutter their lives or take advantage of an extra little bit of space. We might not realise it, but living in clustered, messy homes have a detrimental effect on our mental health and can contribute to stress.

This is why a self-storage unit isn’t just a space-saving option, but also a mental health-friendly alternative.

Fun Tip: Putting clothing in self-storage can also be an excellent option for small businesses, such as retailers, who need space to store all their products, particularly in the “big” times of the year, such as around the holidays.

What are the benefits of self-storage for clothes?

Helps aid preservation

As we all undoubtedly know by now, properly preserving important, or valuable clothing is easier said than done. This can be particularly problematic when storing cold-weather clothing that is sizable and may be made of delicate or expensive fabrics.

Self-storage units can help you with that. You won’t have to be continuously to-ing and fro-ing and disturbing your nicely stored clothing, with a storage unit, which will decrease the risks of it getting ruffled.

What’s more, self-storage units offer excellent insulation services, and so protect your clothes from damp, or extreme temperature, which might not be the case when storing things in your attic, garage or basement.

Saves you space

The most obvious and by far biggest achievement in placing your clothes into self-storage is that it wins you a lot of space. This is useful in any type of home, but particularly if you live somewhere in a big city, and apartment space may be limited.

After all, there’s no point in wasting valuable space on clothes you don’t intend on wearing any time soon, but at the same time, you shouldn’t have to throw things out simply because of a lack of space.

Things to remember when storing your clothes:

  • Make sure they’re dry. It’s important that you wash and dry your clothes completely before storing, as moisture can turn into damp, which can quickly damage your costly fabrics
  • Roll ‘em up. A very space-effective option for storing your clothes is to roll them up (which is also a great travel hack)
  • While vacuum-sealing your clothes used to be quite the trend, it’s now believed to damage the fibres, so you’re better off boxing your clothing
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