Are You Storing Things Wherever You Can Find Space?
When you have a house that’s limited on storage space, you have to get creative with how you store things. You might have boxes full of holiday decorations stored in your bedroom closet, simply because that’s where you had space at the time. At EZ Storage® in Philadelphia, we can help you find an affordable self-storage unit for anything you need to keep safe, eliminating the need to store something in an odd place, just so it’s out of the way.
In this post, we’ll look at four areas in your home where you should only store things that make sense in the space — the bedroom, the office, the kitchen, and the garage.
When it comes to bedroom storage, you usually have a dresser or wardrobe, as well as one or two closets. These solutions should provide ample space for clothes, shoes, and other items that you need access to while in the bedroom. However, if you’ve run out of space because you have other items, such as holiday decorations, in the closet, then it might be time for another solution.
Putting seasonal items such as holiday decorations or apparel into self-storage can give you the space you need for the clothes and shoes you wear on a regular basis. No more having to move a random box out of the way just to find what you want!
Having a home office can provide the perfect space for business paperwork, bills, and other documents. Unfortunately, the home office usually happens to be one of the smaller spaces in the house, which means it can fill up quickly. You might have boxes of files stashed in the basement or the garage, where they could be susceptible to water damage, or you might have other items, such as kids’ toys and games, taking up space in the office closet.
It can be beneficial to organize your home office to create space for the files and paperwork you need. Older documents can be put into your storage unit, or shredded if you no longer need them. As for toys, games, and other items that are taking up valuable space, see if they can be moved to the kids’ bedroom closets or a shelf in the garage.
The kitchen is where you cook, clean, and entertain, and most of the storage is devoted to cookware, dinnerware, and small appliances. Depending on the size and layout of your kitchen, you might have plenty of storage space for everything you use on a daily or weekly basis. However, if you have plates, cups, or fine china that you don’t use or that isn’t on display in the dining room and is instead just taking up space, it might be best to move them into your storage unit in order to create more room for the things you use regularly.
You can also rearrange the items in your kitchen to be more accessible, such as everyday plates and cups in a cabinet that you can easily open. The blender, griddle, and other appliances you use every so often can be stored in a base cupboard, since you don’t need them all the time. For anything you rarely or never use, consider donating or storing it.
Your garage is used for a lot of purposes, from parking the cars to working on household projects. You store tools, paint, and other supplies in the garage, but you may also stick random boxes and tubs on the shelves, since that’s where you have the space. Indoor and outdoor games and toys are perfectly fine in the garage, but make sure they’re not taking up valuable space that could be used for organizing tools or lawn and garden supplies.
You can dedicate one or two shelves to games and decorations, but once you exceed that space, put everything else into storage until you need it. That way, your garage doesn’t become cluttered, and you’ll still have the room to park the cars and work on the projects you want to get done each season.
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At EZ Storage®, we want to help every person who visits or contacts us find the right self-storage unit. We offer affordable options in a variety of sizes, and you can choose between standard and climate-controlled spaces (depending on which facility you visit). We have five locations across the greater metro area, so it should be easy to find one that’s close to home.
Once you’ve rented a unit, you can access it on any day of the year. This means that if you need to drop something off on a Saturday or pick something up on a Tuesday, you can! Our staff members and resident managers are always available to answer any questions and address any concerns, and our goal is to ensure that you have a great experience every time you visit.
We look forward to seeing you soon!