Fitting It All In: A Blog About Storage

Fitting It All In: A Blog About Storage

4 Ways a Self-Storage Unit Helps You Declutter When You're Sentimental About Your Belongings

Jenny Shaw

If you have a hard time letting go of things because you get attached to them, you probably have a challenging time keeping your home decluttered. If you want to get rid of the clutter in your home to make it less chaotic, you might want to use a self-storage unit. Here are four ways a self-storage unit can help you declutter your home when everything you own has sentimental value.

1. Put Seasonal Items in Storage

A good place to start is by packing up seasonal items and putting them in storage. You won't be using them for months anyway, so getting seasonal things out of your home will give you a head start on decluttering.

By putting your belongings in storage, you won't have to agonize over what to give away or throw out. Instead, everything will be there waiting for you till next season.

2. Put a Few Pieces of Furniture in Storage

If your home is cramped because you have too much furniture, try taking out a few pieces and putting them in storage. By having less furniture in your home, it will seem more spacious and look less cluttered.

If you want the pieces back, you can always go get them. However, once they've been out of your sight for a few months, you might like the extra space you have and be more willing to sell or give away the furniture you don't need.

3. Thin Out Your Dishes and Cookware

If you have dishes and cookware you hardly ever use and your cabinets are too full to find anything, then put some of your kitchen items in storage. Try leaving the bare necessities so you get used to getting by with only the dishes you need.

Be sure to pack your dishes as if you were moving, and use proper moving boxes, so your dishes won't be harmed. With the things you rarely use out of the way, you can organize your cabinets and feel relief that your kitchen is finally decluttered.

4. Consider Storing Your Book Collection

If you love books, then you may have a large collection of books that just gets in the way. Even if you have them on bookshelves, you might want to put the books in storage and use the shelves for other things or get rid of the shelves completely.

Books in storage need to be protected from insects and damage. Buy book boxes for packing, transporting, and storing your books. You may even want to upgrade to a climate-controlled self-storage unit if you'll be storing your books for the long term. 

To learn more about self-storage facilities, contact a company like MaxSecure Storage.


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So you've rented a storage unit. Now, how do you fit everything inside of it in a tidy, organized manner? There are a lot of factors to consider, from the way you fill boxes to how you clean your items before putting them into storage. All of these topics are addressed on this website, which is all about storage and storage units. We are passionate about storage because it allows you to save things for later, when you might need them again. As such, we are really excited to share the information we've found with other people who need storage services.