It’s no secret that summer is a time for relaxation and fun. But for some, it can also be the perfect time to organize your home with self-storage. Most people have so many things that take up space and may only be needed once a year like holiday decorations, winter clothes, or sentimental items that they can’t bear to throw out. Whether you’re gearing up to move or just trying to get your home in order, renting a self-storage unit can be a great solution to store items and free up space.
Organizing your home can be far better accomplished when you focus on one area at a time. It’s important to see success in one area before moving on to another so the process doesn’t become overwhelming. Section off one room at a time and focus on items that aren’t regularly used or items to get rid of.
Here are a few ways to best use self-storage to organize your home this summer.
When it comes to paperwork from bills to medical records, everyone finds that there are piles of these records that need a safe place until they can be shredded or discarded. Since it is recommended that tax records are kept for seven years and bank statements for one year, these items can be stored safely in a self-storage unit rather than crammed in a space at home and piling up where they may be harder to find when needed. Medical records should also be kept for many years. So, use file cabinets and boxes to organize all your paperwork and store them in a spacious storage unit so you can easily access them when needed.
Instead of having seasonal items that only can be used during certain times of the year, stacked in a crowded garage or closet, they can be kept in a self-storage unit. This includes sports gear, winter clothes, holiday decorations, snow blowers, shovels, and winter toys like skis, snowboards, and sleds. Keeping them organized in a self-storage unit will have them ready for when the season comes back around.
Even after organizing your home, there will always be items that we want to keep. These may include pictures, special keepsakes, or family heirlooms that simply can’t be parted with. These are all perfect examples of items that can be kept safely in small self-storage units where they are protected from damage or loss but do not continue to take up space in your home.
Items to sell
Organizing usually will result in items that you don’t want anymore, but also don’t want to just throw away. You can choose to donate them to family, friends, or Goodwill, or perhaps you want to sell them online or at a garage sale. Since the idea of organizing and decluttering your home is to get rid of unused items, they need a place until they can be sold, which is why a self-storage unit is ideal for them.
Store Large Items
If you’re planning on making some updates to your home this summer, a self-storage unit could be beneficial during the process. When painting the walls or remodeling parts of your home, storage units can be a great place to store your furniture and décor until you’re done so you don’t have to worry about ruining them.
If you’re looking for a way to get your home in order this summer, self-storage may be the perfect solution. At Garden of the Gods Self Storage, we have a variety of units to choose from, and our team is here to help you find the right one for your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our units and pricing, and we’ll get you set up with the perfect storage solution.
So isn’t it Time You Organize Your Home This Summer with Self Storage