Decluttering Your Storage Unit

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At EZ Storage® in Philadelphia, we want to help people store their belongings for as long as they need. Anything that can be safely and legally stored can be kept secure in one of our self-storage units, but if you plan to leave things in storage for a long period of time, it can be beneficial to occasionally organize and declutter your unit. You may have rented a storage space in the first place because you were decluttering your home or your garage, but it’s important to keep a good inventory of what’s in your unit. Taking one weekend every few months to go through things can make a big difference!

Taking Stock of Your Stacks

dreamstime_xxl_3281296 (1)Chances are your storage unit is mostly filled with stacks and stacks of boxes. You may have organized things by renting one or two of our shelving units, but if the stacks become too tall or too deep, it can be difficult to find what you need to find quickly. You may have items in those boxes that you want to put in your spring yard sale or sell online, and by sorting through things every few months, you can take stock of everything in your storage unit. If you labeled every box appropriately, it will be easy to pull out what you need and leave what you don’t! You can also take this time to reorganize how everything is stacked and sorted, and ensure that nothing falls off the top and gets damaged.

New Items for Storage

If you’re someone who frequents yard or estate sales during the spring, you may come home with “new” items that you want to put in storage for the time being. However, when you come to your storage unit, you realize there isn’t room for that antique dresser you bought. By decluttering and moving some things out of storage, either to sell or donate, you can make more space for the items you really want to keep safe.

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One approach many people take when it comes to self-storage is to “store and ignore.” The idea that something is “out of sight and out of mind” makes it easy to forget about what is in your storage unit, and sorting through everything a few times a year can help you remember exactly what you have in there. You may come across something you thought you’d thrown out years ago, or reveal a family photo album you’d completely forgotten about. Storing and ignoring can be good for the short-term, but when it comes to the long-term, it’s best to organize and declutter every so often.

If you’re looking for affordable self-storage in north Philadelphia, call or visit EZ Storage® today. We have multiple locations across the greater metro area, and each facility has staff members that can help you find the ideal storage solutions. Instead of keeping everything in your garage, attic, or basement, put it in a secure storage unit and rest easy that it’s safe and sound.

We look forward to meeting you!