Whether you live in a studio apartment or three-bedroom house, chances are high that you have clutter. Countertops become homes for mail, magazines and other items you should file away; and spare rooms become the dumping grounds for your unused items. The hallway closet is filled to the brim and you’re scared of opening it after you just managed to get it shut!
Getting rid of trash while spring cleaning is easy, but it’s harder to get rid of those items you don’t need around your home every day but still want them. Think of the Christmas decorations, old family photos, financial documents and even that bike you ride when weather permits. Instead of stressing about ditching such items or moving to a larger house, consider renting our storage space with Peachtree Movers.
A storage unit is a perfect solution that allows you to keep all your belongings, so you get the most use of your home’s square footage. However, before you run off to the nearest facility, here are a few things you should do.
Prioritize What to Keep
How do you know what needs to go into the storage space you rent? Well, all you need to do is create an inventory list of all the non-essential items that are taking up space in your house. The best way to create this inventory is by separating items into these four categories:
- Records – These include financial documents like credit card statements, investments and taxes, as well as vehicle or home insurance policies, and mortgage files.
- Keepsakes – These are personal items like antiques, family heirlooms, furniture and photo albums that you may require in future. Such items are those that you don’t use every day but have a personal or sentimental value to you and your family.
- Seasonal items – These are items like lawn equipment, summer clothing, boats, ATVs, and holiday decorations. Such items tend to clutter your garage, basement, attic, and closets when they are not in use.
- Junk – The last category includes broken items and belongings you never use, without any personal value. You can donate, sell or discard these items.
When was the last time you were making plans with friends and settled on the first date suggested? It literally is impossible! However, Americans spend an average of 8 hours watching TV for every 10 hours they work.
This means that ‘lack of time’ is not an excuse to avoid a thorough de-cluttering. All you need to do is make sure your storage unit is available, pick dates you are free on the calendar and write “decluttering.” While you don’t have to do it all in one day, you can do it for an hour over several days – as long as you have a set deadline.
Expect the Unexpected
Unfortunately, the coming months will be marked by rain, which means that you need to ensure that items can be transported from your home to the storage facility without getting wet. Fortunately, Peachtree Movers can ensure smooth moves during rainy weather. In addition, your items are stored in a fan-cooled, heated space that is protected from water to prevent mold and mildew damage.
Removing clutter around your home frees you emotionally. In fact, the process of a thorough deep clean can be so liberating that people realize huge benefits in just about all other aspects of their lives.
Whether you are looking to remove the seasonal clutter or getting ready for a huge transformation project, Peachtree Movers is available. The firm provides professional moving and storage space services to keep all your items safe for future use.