Family heirlooms, knick knacks, sporting equipment, toys, books – all of these things can quickly gather in your home without you even realizing. One day you may wake up and realize that there is no room left in your house for those things that you really want or need.
If this is the case in your home, it may be time to declutter. By removing things you don’t use every day, you can make space for the things you do want to keep.
Declutter Your Home and Use Self Storage
The first step to decluttering your home is to start making piles. A good suggestion made by many home organizers is to have three piles. If you can’t physically make piles because you have large items, try using different color sticky notes.
The three piles you will want to create are –
- Throw Away
- Not Sure
The not sure pile is where you will place things that maybe you are not ready to part with yet. There are often sentimental reasons people aren’t ready to get rid of certain items or maybe you just don’t know if you will need it or not in the next few months. This not sure pile is the one you will need to make space for.
What to Do with that Not Sure Pile
If you have a large not sure pile, you may need to find alternate storage for it. This will give you an opportunity to decide what you really want to do with these items. A great way to keep your not sure pile out of your home, yet safe and protected, is to use self-storage.
You could just store these things in another spot in your home, but it won’t really solve the clutter situation. Self-storage units give you the opportunity to declutter your house without getting rid of everything all at once.
There are many advantages to using self-storage for your not sure pile.
- You will know your belongings are secure.
- Flexible terms mean that when you are ready to get rid of items from the not sure pile, you can downsize your storage unit or do away with it altogether.
- Self-storage is extremely cost effective.
- You can keep your items close by so if you do find you need something, it is easy to grab.
- Self-storage will keep your items protected from the elements.
Don’t suffer from remorse when it comes to your not sure pile. There is no need to get rid of things until you are really ready. Instead, use those local self-storage units in Auburn to your advantage!
This blog originally appeared on Copper Knoll Mini-Storage’s blog at http://copperknollministorage.com/blog/decluttering-house-use-self-storage/.