With spring heading our way early, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about decluttering your life. It seems like everywhere you look right now decluttering is making headlines. Tv shows like “Hoarders”, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and “Clean Sweep” are forming societies where less is more within the home. If you are going to give this a go in for springtime, a self-storage unit would be the PERFECT solution for decluttering your life and putting seasonal items in a “home”.
Many people take this time in the spring to also begin renovations or to replace furniture. A storage unit will come in very handy for that, too! Why is this? It is a whole lot easier to clean and renovate when there is less clutter to work around!
What is the best way to begin this massive task?
I would highly suggest that you take the room that is your #1 priority and tackle it first. Go through the items in that room and decide what you want to keep and what you don’t need and place them on opposite sides of the room. Now place all the things to keep in your storage unit and take all the things you no longer need or want and bring them to your nearest donation center. There may be some items that you don’t want to just simply give away but would rather sell. Try not to have many of those, it will slow the process entirely! You will have to keep them around while you wait for someone to respond with interest to your classified ad.
Once you have the room cleared out, it is a complete blank slate! Update the paint, scrub the floors or give them a good shampooing. Once you are satisfied with the way the room looks, begin bringing your items back in! It will then be time to move on to the next room!
Self-storage units are perfect for decluttering your life. Most facilities have varying sized units for making sure that all your needs are met, whether they big for holding lots of items, or smaller for just seasonal storage. When you bring a self-storage unit into your spring-cleaning equation, you are definitely setting yourself up to make it a breeze. Happy cleaning!