De-clutter Your House Using Your Storage Space
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Whether you live in a studio apartment or a three-bedroom house, chances are high that you have clutter. Countertops become homes for mail, magazines, and other items you should file away. 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.
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 do:
Prioritize What to Keep
What needs to go into storage?
In making this decision, the first thing 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 tax information, as well as vehicle or home insurance policies, and mortgage files.
- Keepsakes – These are personal items like antiques, family heirlooms, furniture, or photo albums that you may require in the future. These are items 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’s almost impossible!
This can make us feel like we have no time. 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.
Making time is not as complicated as it seems. 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, there’s no way to guarantee a rain-free moving day, 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 will be stored in a fan-cooled, heated space that is protected from water to prevent mold and mildew damage.
Remember: 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.
Finding the Right Storage Company
Are you ready to rent a storage unit in the Atlanta, GA area?
Whether you are looking to remove the seasonal clutter or getting ready for a huge transformation project, Peachtree Movers is available. We provide professional storage space services to keep all your items safe for future use.
We also offer:
- Commercial Moving
- Office and Cubicle Moving
- Government and Non-Profit Moving
- Residential Moving
- Residential Movers Protection
Are you ready to get a storage unit and declutter your space? Contact us today!
We look forward to hearing from you.