How decluttering can give you a peace of mind

By Chad McIntyre, Edited by Paula Lacsena

We’re  surrounded by things that suffocate us.

Sometimes I come home at the end of the week and ask myself, “What kind of people live here?” Me. Just me. I know that I could either continue to overstock on random items and have them collect dust or thoroughly go through my possessions and ask myself, “Do I really need this? Have I used this recently? Am I going to use this soon?”

Overstocking doesn’t lead to happiness
We tend to hang on to many material possessions, so we sometimes fail to realize that objects cannot bring us long lasting happiness; people and moments do. We’re incapable of changing the way we live because of the things in our lives that we choose to tie ourselves down to—our clothes, books, accessories, and the many other things that we overstock on over the years.

Do you really want to continue collecting  these items, only to have them become untouched clutter? I certainly don’t! When we come home, we want to do nothing but relax. If we come home to a space with minimal clutter, we would find relaxing much easier.

Storage units are your home’s best friend
Personally, looking at clutter stresses me out.  My solution for people who have an overstock of unnecessary items is to invest in a storage unit. Storage units can easily store your seasonal decor, furniture, clothes, and any other excess material possessions. Once you store your possessions, you can put them away and wait for a period of time before  going through them again. Surely, you will come across things that you didn’t even realize you packed up and you’ll see what you didn’t need in the first place.

Investing in a storage unit will allow you to come home to a clean and organized space, where you can relax with ease. After all, you have control over what stays and goes in your life.

You can breathe now!

Welcome Spring!

The long Winter is finally over and Spring is here! It’s the perfect time to clean out your home and re-organize your space. Apart from spring cleaning de-cluttering can help you create a fresh new space.

Maybe you are getting ready to sell your home and need to free up some space but want to keep your items? We can help! We offer indoor, heated and secured 8′ x 12′ storage units for just $69.95 per month!

You can keep all your treasures and still free up space in your home for an affordable price! Win / Win!

Happy Spring from Hanover Storage!

10 Easy Ways to Feng Shui Your Home

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese system of governing spatial relationships within the home, reputed to aid the flow of energy in positive directions that will improve your finances, mood and generally your entire life. Here are 10 easy ways to incorporate Feng Shui into your home.

  1. Open the front door
  2. Clear the clutter
  3. Seek balance
  4. Bring the outdoors in
  5. Use mirrors wisely
  6. Stop runway Chi
  7. Make your bedroom restful
  8. Place family photos wisely
  9. Incorporate living plants
  10. Light up your space

For a more in-depth guide on how to Feng Shui click here

Hanover Storage and help you Feng Shui your home by storing your extra possessions in a secured, monitored, and heated facility. Let us help you achieve your Feng Shui goals!

Wiarton Willie Predicts Early Spring

Everyday can feel like the movie Ground Hog day in the winter time, when the snow seems to keep coming day in and day out, and its freezing. But fear not, it looks like an early Spring is in sight according to our Bruce County friend Wiarton Willie.

Never mind what Willie’s eastern counterpart Shubenacadie Sam has to say, we will go with Willie’s prediction and take an early spring.

You can get an early start on your Spring organizing, and Hanover Storage can help! We offer indoor, heated and secured 8’x12′ storage units for just $69.95 per month! Give us a call or send us an email to reserve your unit.

5 Things to do on a Snow day

It’s that time of year again, when snow days are always looming over our heads. As a child you likely used to pray for snow days, but as an adult they are not as fun! Here are 5 things you can do on a snow day to keep yourself or your little ones occupied.

  1. Go tobogganing and warm up with hot chocolate and marshmallows or warm apple cider when you come in to thaw out. Wanna try making your own Hot Chocolate? Click here for a recipe.
  2. Build a blanket fort and watch your favorite movie. Grab all your cozy blankets and pillows and get creative, pop some popcorn, and have a cozy movie day.
  3. Make paper snowflakes from construction paper or regular printer paper. Decorate with whatever craft supplies you have on hand, crayons, markers, stamps or glitter glue. When finished tape them to the inside of your windows. You can find instructions here. 
  4. Bake chocolate chip cookies. Many hands in the kitchen make light work, get your little ones to help you measure and mix. Then enjoy warm with either hot chocolate or warm milk with cinnamon. You can find a tasty recipe here 
  5. Build a snowman! Channel your inner Elsa and make a snowman, is there anything better to do on a snow day?