7 Sustainable Self Storage Ideas with Currie Easy Self Storage
Storing personal belongings sustainably is a great way to minimise your environmental impact and contribute to a greener lifestyle. Here at Currie Self Storage, we are conscious of being green in as many areas as we can. So, here are some sustainable options to help you when storing your personal belongings:
1. Use Reusable Containers:
Instead of using single-use boxes, opt for reusable containers made from durable materials such as plastic, metal, or wood. These containers can be used repeatedly for multiple moves or storage purposes, reducing waste and the need for disposable packaging. We do have a box shop, available both online and at our facilities, where a range of box sizes are available to buy, even to store hanging clothing! Cardboard can be a great alternative to plastic, especially if sturdy and recyclable.
2. Choose Eco-Friendly Packing Materials:
When packing your fragile belongings, opt for eco-friendly packing materials such as biodegradable packing peanuts, recycled paper, or reusable bubble wrap. Avoid using single-use plastic bubble wrap, and look for sustainable alternatives that are kinder to the environment.
3. Upcycle Furniture for Storage:
Get creative with storage solutions by upcycling old furniture pieces. For example, you can repurpose wooden crates, old suitcases, or unused bookshelves as storage units. Upcycling not only saves you money but also reduces the demand for new furniture production.
4. Store Items Virtually:
For documents and paperwork, consider digitising and storing them virtually. Use cloud storage or external hard drives to keep digital copies of important files. A great storage option for businesses, as this not only reduces paper clutter but also minimises the need for physical storage space.
5. Implement Proper Storage Organisation:
By keeping your storage space organised, you can maximise its efficiency and reduce the need for excess storage. Use labels, dividers, and clear storage bins to keep your belongings neatly arranged and easily accessible. It’s best to start in one area of your home, throw out what is not of use to you any more, and then pack away the things going into storage. This way you will have storage boxes dedicated to each room of your house, simplifying it that little bit more!
6. Practice Minimalism:
Adopting a minimalist lifestyle can significantly reduce the need for excessive storage. Prioritise keeping only essential items that add value to your life, and let go of possessions that no longer serve a purpose. Embrace quality over quantity and focus on owning fewer but more meaningful belongings. A great technique to use is the ‘6-month rule’. If you haven’t seen, worn or used it in the last 6 months, then it probably doesn’t serve its purpose to you anymore!
7. Consider Self-Storage Facilities with Green Initiatives:
When using self-storage facilities, inquire about their sustainability practices. Some self-storage companies are actively working on implementing green initiatives, such as using renewable energy sources, promoting recycling, or reducing water consumption.
By incorporating these sustainable options for storing personal belongings with Currie, you can contribute to environmental conservation and create a more eco-friendly living space. Making mindful choices and opting for greener alternatives can make a significant difference in reducing waste and promoting sustainability in storage practices.
If you’d like to learn more about what we offer here at Currie Easy Self Storage, please pop into one of our facilities in Twickenham, Isleworth, or Richmond, we’d love to help! Alternatively, give us a call on 08000 556 556.