Don’t Let Stress Get You Down. Be Aware!

What stresses you out?

When you hear the word stress, your mind may go directly to the usual suspects: a growing workload at your job, bills coming due, and issues at home that threaten familial harmony. April is Stress Awareness Month, a time to be aware of the little things that may irritate you enough to the point they become all-consuming. At Tidewater Drive Storage Center, our biggest concern related to stress is clutter.

You may not consider yourself a “neatnik.” It’s easy for things like unread mail and newspapers and laundry to pile up, and maybe you believe you can function in a slightly chaotic environment. Can clutter cause stress, though? According to studies conducted at UCLA and Princeton, it was found that people charged with organizing possessions experienced higher levels of stress than others, and that people living in cluttered environments were likely to become less productive and distracted. (Source: Mayo Oshin)

In a way, then, using self-storage can benefit your health. You can rent a unit to secure extra clothing, furniture, and personal belongings that aren’t ready for donation but can’t stay at home. Removing the clutter from a place you occupy daily to a spot with climate-control and security not only relieves the clutter from your mind, but gives you peace of mind that your possessions are well protected.

Tidewater Drive Storage Center provides affordable self-storage solutions for Norfolk. When every month seems like Stress Awareness Month, we’re here to answer questions and help you determine if you’re eligible for any of our specials – $1 for the first month’s rent or military discounts.

This Spring, take the time to de-stress when it feels like the weight of the world tries to sink you. Set aside time for a hobby, go for a walk, and relax knowing you have a place for surplus stuff. Contact us today if you have questions.