Each year, people start out with
well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions. Among the most common include getting
into shape, spending less money, and maybe overall decluttering their life.
Thankfully, a storage unit can help with two of these three—and two out of
three are’t bad.
By using a storage unit, you can
declutter your home or apartment, get more space, and spend less money.
If you’re looking to declutter your home
in 2023, here’s how the quick how-to:
1. Separate your belongings into three
Take all the items you’re looking to
clear out and separate them into three piles: one for those items you need or
make you happy, one for those items you do not need but can be sold or donated,
and one for those that need to be trashed.
For the ones that you need or make you
happy, determine how urgent you’ll need for them to be. Within this pile, make
two smaller piles. Those you’ll need more urgently can be kept at home. Those
that aren’t needed to frequently can be placed into storage later.
As you make this pile for storage,
document these belongings on a list whether on your phone or a notebook—maybe
both—so you know which items are going into storage. Carefully pack and prepare these
items for storage.
2. Storage features to consider when
When you’re storing these valuable
belongings, you can select the right storage features to protect them. For
instance, if you’re storing older family photos or documents, you’ll need
climate control. This feature preserves sensitive materials from weather and
high seasonal temperatures by maintaining a constant temperature and humidity
level within the unit.
And for those items that have more of
a financial value, protect them with security features such as video
Now, if you’re decluttering and
needing to store a lot of items, you may also want to find a storage unit with
drive up access. This feature allows you to pull up directly to your storage
unit for easy drop off and pickup without any awkward carrying through narrow
3. Final tips for decluttering
One important thing about decluttering
your home is that you’re not out to simply move the clutter to a storage unit,
but to use the space to organize your belongings. If using a smaller storage
unit, carefully line the walls with your belongings. For larger units, you can
place items on the floor as long as you allow aisles to walk through. This will
allow for easy access to everything placed in storage.
If you’re really storing a lot, avoid
stacking boxes over your shoulder height to avoid painful falls, and never
stack heavier boxes on top of lighter ones.
Let’s be honest, 2022 was rough for
most of us, and quarantine can make clutter add up pretty quickly. Start 2023
right by decluttering your home with these simple steps.
MidMaine Storage Solutions offers
drive up storage, indoor storage, and both indoor and outdoor vehicle
storage. So, if you need the garage to
store some of your “stuff”, we offer both cost effective choices locally in
Corinna, just behind the Dollar General Store.