A storage unit is a great place to keep your extra stuff and the stuff you just don’t have room for at home. It isn’t, however, the best place to store junk. Sure, you could store your junk there if you wanted to, but it’s better to just permanently rid yourself of things you don’t need and use your storage unit at Affordable Family Storage for only the essentials. This way you’re not only decluttering your home, you’re decluttering your life. Follow these tips from Affordable Family Storage to avoid being featured on the next episode of Hoarders!
The first thing you need to do is identify what should be thrown away and what can be donated. If it seems like trash, it’s probably trash. Just don’t think too hard about it, grab that junk and throw it away. You’ll feel great when you do, and it’ll make it much easier for you to start tossing the rest of your junk. On the other hand, you don’t have to throw everything that you don’t use away. Donating is a great way to give to someone who would use something you haven’t touched in years. Clothing, toys the kids have outgrown, and more fall into this category. Look at the clothes in your closet — see anything you haven’t worn in months? Donate it. Shoes you don’t even remember buying in the first place? Donate them. If you’re second guessing whether or not you should get rid of something, just do it. Second guessing means you probably don’t need it. Once you knock down that mental barrier of holding on to things, you’ll probably find that you love the feeling of decluttering your home more.
After you’ve gone through everything, you’re bound to still have some things that you want to hang onto but that don’t fit well in your home. That’s where self-storage from Affordable Family Storage comes in. Simply box those things up and label the boxes so they’re easily accessible when you need to pull them out of storage. Affordable Family Storage recommends using boxes that are relatively the same size, so they’re easier to stack and organize. It’s also a good idea to make a quick list of the things you’re putting in storage, so you can refer to it if you need to get anything out.
Affordable Family Storage has a variety of self-storage units to meet your needs. We have small units, three bedroom home sized units, and everything in between. We even have climate-controlled storage for your more valuable items. Contact Affordable Family Storage today for more information and to start renting your own self-storage unit.