Most people, especially those with kids and a lot of household activity, can relate to the concept of a cluttered home. Of course, there are varying degrees of clutter, but the process of organizing any cluttered home can be maddening.
It often seems like just you’re clearing mess from one area just to start a new one somewhere else. A cost-effective and convenient option is needed, and for most situations self storage fits the bill.
How Bad Is It?
The first thing you need to do is to determine just how bad the situation is around your house. Do you have that ‘sort of getting in the way’ kind of clutter, the ‘this is totally disrupting our lives’ kind of clutter, or ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if animals were living under there’ kind of clutter?
Sometimes, throwing away some items you don’t really need and utilizing basements and garage spaces more efficiently will take care of the problem. However, if you’re in one of the last two clutter scenarios, it’s probably time to look elsewhere.
What Do You Really Need?
Like you’d see on one of those reality television shows, you have to make a list of things you can live without and things you must keep. It’s important to stay realistic during this part because many people will make their list and it’s almost empty when they’re done. Possessions you don’t need may be given away to local charities.
Find a Self Storage Unit
Once you’ve made your purge, if you still have extra things that you won’t part with but don’t need on a daily basis, it’s time to find a storage facility. Look locally at first, then branch out a little if you can’t find a suitable one close to home.
If these really are items you just want to store and won’t be needing for day-to-day activities, look for a clean, climate-controlled unit that has on-site security features and a decent price. You will be paying a monthly rental fee, so make sure the items you want to save justifies the cost.
Fill Up the Unit
Once all the details have been hammered out and you have your unit selected, all that’s left is to fill it up. Take care when moving your things to the unit, because it is easy to damage just about anything if you move it haphazardly. And keep in mind that a self storage unit can also be effective when you’re doing renos or even moving.