Today I'm featuring a guest post. The article below is written by Matt Schexnayder. Matt is on the SpareFoot marketing team and writes for the SpareFoot blog. SpareFoot is the largest online marketplace for self-storage with more than 5,000 self-storage facilities listed nationwide.
Matt discusses the advantages of using self-storage to de-clutter your home and your life. A well functioning and beautiful home begins with organizing and de-cluttering!
How to de-clutter your home
Most people dream of home organization, but not as many can accomplish it. We all say that one day we will get ourselves composed, and then before you know it five years has gone by and everything is still a mess. And what happens if all of the sudden you decide to move? How will you approach this situation now that the clock is ticking? Bring on the frustration.
People who manage to stay organized have never experienced this sense of panic, and they are lucky. But how do they do it? What is their secret? Well, a select few are just naturally good at keeping things in order, but most require the helping hand of a Portland self-storage facility. Renting a self-storage unit is by far the best way to keep your home clutter-free.
It always seems as though there is never enough room to put all your belongings, probably due to the fact that people don’t have the heart to throw away items that were once precious to them, even if they serve no purpose now. Even if you are surrounded by mess, you still can’t find it in you to throw anything out. That being the case, most people’s best case scenario is a clutter-less home with an overstuffed garage.
Instead of spreading the mess of a renovation all over your house, or in your garage, rent a small unit from one of your local Portland self-storage companies. Keep all of the things you can't get everyday use of out of the way until you have found a perfect place for them. Putting your unused items in cheap storage units can help cut down on the visual chaos of a messy house, and it also gives you an opportunity to take a mental break from the stress.
Listed below are a few tips for achieving home and garage organization, the divide and conquer way.
- First, you must divide. This means separating the “keepables” from the “unkeepables” and using a judicious eye to identify belongings that should be given or thrown away (as much as it breaks your heart, it may be time to get rid of those useless heirlooms from your childhood).
- Second, conquer. Identify what you need and segregate what you don’t need. These are the items you’ll be putting into storage. Keep what you need at home, bet let’s be honest, there is plenty that you could do without in your house.
- Finally, pack things logically. Don’t just throw everything into a box. By packing things in an organized manner and labeling boxes, you’ll make it much easier to find something. Put what you think you may use more often in the front, and what you may never use, way in the back.
Putting the home you're living in in order can be one of the most stressful things you do as an adult. However, you can minimize the chaos and relieve some of the tension in your home by taking advantage of cheap storage units.
This article was written by Matt Schexnayder.