Organization: How to Declutter with Self-Storage

Whether it’s unused items piled in corners or too many knick-knacks that require constant dusting, clutter is unattractive in any home. While most clutter can be cleaned up by throwing out unnecessary paperwork and unused periodicals, some clutter requires a new home.

While it is easy to discard a receipt from the grocery store, you never know when you may need those financial documents or family heirlooms that are taking up space. While you certainly don’t require 52 pictures of your baby’s first steps, many parents have a hard time completely discarding such treasures.

When it comes to finding a new home for things that you simply cannot part with, you may want to consider a self-storage facility. Self-storage provides a home for all of your necessary clutter so that it doesn’t have to clutter up your home.

Let’s look at some of the ways that self-storage can help you.

Decluttering Your Home

You can live in a one bedroom apartment or a lavish five bedroom estate and still have clutter. But not to worry! There are some things that you can do to combat the clutter and take your home back.

  • Take Inventory – The best way to decide what items you want to stay in your home and what you want to place in storage is by taking inventory. Most items can be put into one of these categories: seasonal, keepsakes, records, unnecessary items.
  • Seasonal – Many belongings fit into this wide ranging category which includes not only holiday décor, but seasonal toys (such as pool floats, water crafts, snow crafts) and clothing. These items take up a lot of space in your closets, attics, and basements. Free up that space by putting your belongings in an affordable storage unit. You can even free up space in your garage so that your vehicle can have a home again.
  • Keepsakes – The keepsake category includes anything that you do not necessarily look at or need, but that you would hate to get rid of. This includes knick-knacks, antiques, collectible items, photo albums, and even furniture.
  • Records – Who wants a bunch of papers laying around the house? This is where getting a filing cabinet or banker’s boxes comes in handy. You can easily store records in your new storage unit and keep them safe for when you need them. This includes any school record or financial documents that you need to keep, plus documents related to your vehicle and your home. Using a dating system, keep track of how long you have had these documents so that you can shred them once they reach a throw-out date.
  • Unnecessary Items – Once you have gone through everything and determined its rightful place, you’re only left with unnecessary items. If the items have no value to you personally, simply donate them, sell them, or throw them away.

Finding a Storage Unit

These tips should give a better idea of what kind of storage unit you need. Look for a storage facility that is convenient for you and that offers features that are best suited to your needs.

For instance, if you are storing a lot of paper, candles, or precious material items, you’ll want to find a facility that has climate control storage units. If you have a boat or RV that you need to store, you’ll want to find a storage facility with outdoor parking. Accessibility and security features also need to be taken into account.As always, the experts at Markham Self Storage in Jackson, Tennessee are here to help you with all your questions and needs regarding affordable self-storage units. Our customers know that we offer everything from moving supplies to the second month free. Contact us today for a tour of the facility.

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