When Hobbies Take Over: The Need for Self Storage Solutions

When Hobbies Take Over: The Need for Self Storage Solutions

There comes a time in every hobbyist’s life when they realise their passion has morphed from a neat collection into an overwhelming sprawl of stuff. Whether it’s crafting supplies, vintage collections, or sports equipment, the sheer volume can often become overwhelming. Your house starts resembling a workshop more than a home, and you find yourself stepping over hobby-related items as you navigate from room to room. When your hobbies start to take over your living space, it’s time to consider alternative storage solutions…enter the realm of self-storage units.

The Transformation from Passion to Possession Overload

The journey usually begins with a small space dedicated to your hobby. Slowly but surely, the paraphernalia associated with your passion starts to expand. Initially, the spread of your hobby into your living space may go unnoticed. However, it doesn’t take long before your hobby becomes a sprawling empire that demands territory in every nook and cranny of your home. Soon, the living room, bedrooms, and even the kitchen are all colonised by materials, tools, and finished (or half-finished) projects.

The Wake-Up Call

There’s often a particular moment when you realise that your hobby has become out of hand. Perhaps it’s when you can’t find your keys under a mountain of wool, or maybe it’s when your significant other complains about having to navigate an obstacle course just to reach the bed. This wake-up call is an essential first step towards regaining control over your space.

Boylin’s Self Store: The Space-Saving Saviour

Boylin’s Self-storage units offer a convenient solution for decluttering without having to part with the materials, tools, and projects that are essential to your hobby. Here are some reasons why Boylin’s Self-storage can be a hobbyist’s best friend:

Safety and Organisation

Boylin’s Self-storage units offer a safe environment to store your items. Our sites are monitored via CCTV and have either key or fob access. We provide a space where you can keep your hobby-related items in a systematic manner, making them easier to locate when needed.


At Boylin’s we offer same day access to your storage container, and the option to drive directly to your container to upload and offload.


We offer a variety of sized containers to suit both small projects and large ones; Boylin’s Self-store can be tailored to your needs.  We also offer short- and long-term leases.

Keeps Home Life Balanced

By moving your hobby into a self-storage unit, you can regain valuable living space at home while also setting boundaries between your hobby and your home life. This can result in a more harmonious environment and a more focused approach to your passion.

Tips for Using Boylin’s Self-Storage for Hobbies

  1. Inventory: Before moving your items, make a detailed inventory. This will help you determine the size of the storage unit you’ll need.
  2. Label: Clearly label all boxes and containers so you can easily find what you’re looking for later.
  3. Shelving: Use shelves to maximise space and keep things organised within the storage unit.
  4. Regular Check-ins: Periodically visit your storage unit both to ensure everything is in good condition and to reassess your storage needs.

There’s no need to let your hobbies take over your home. Boylin’s Self-storage offers a flexible, secure, and convenient solution to keep your passions alive without cluttering your living space. It gives you the best of both worlds: a home that feels like a sanctuary and a separate space to indulge in what brings you joy.

So the next time you trip over a model airplane or can’t find the dining table under your fabric scraps, call Boylin’s on 01226 321 800.