Getting Ready for Fall Projects

Close up of paint roller against a wall with fresh, yellow paint

In our last blog, we talked about what your fall storage needs may be and how EZ Storage® can help you keep your belongings safe and sound for the season. As you’re thinking about what you can store, you may also be considering what projects you want to tackle inside the house. Since certain spaces will be cleared of clutter, you may want to make updates that you’ve been planning for years, or, you might be sparked with inspiration on doing something new within a room, such as painting it a different color. Whatever the case may be, we’re here to help you find the right self-storage unit in Detroit!

Painting Certain Rooms

As you’re working around the house this fall, putting things away and moving furniture, you may notice a wall that you haven’t really looked at in several years. While the wall’s color may look fine with a couch or bookshelf in front of it, when uncovered, it’s not really your favorite. Adding some new color can bring a renewed sense of energy and life into a room, and you may find that you enjoy using the space more than you did before, once it’s been repainted. You can just do one wall as an accent, or you can paint the entire room and see how it transforms the way the space feels and functions.

Painting a room a new color can be a great choice if you’re planning to use it for a different purpose. For example, if you’re turning the spare bedroom into an office or a craft room, then think about what color will be best for daily use. You’ll want a color that you can enjoy looking at all the time, since you plan on using the room more often.

Reorganizing Your Garage

One task that many homeowners undertake during the fall is organizing the garage. You’ve moved certain things into self-storage already, and now you’re faced with putting everything else away so that you have room to park the car inside once the colder weather arrives. Things like your lawn mower, weed trimmer, and other landscaping items need their own spots, as do those summer toys such as bikes and skateboards.

As you’re organizing, think about what you could possibly donate or throw away. There may be boxes that you haven’t gone through in years, and there are likely some items inside those boxes that you no longer need. You’ll obviously want to hang on to things like high school mementos and family photo albums, but other items such as old clothes or holiday decorations could possibly be tossed or given away.

Updating Your Living Spaces

A lot of people think about updating their living spaces during the fall, because, after all, they’re going to be spending more time inside over the next five to six months. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about getting some new furniture, or maybe your entertainment center is beginning to look a little worn. Whatever the case may be, updating your living spaces can be a great way to make your home more comfortable. You can always store that old furniture for as long as you need, and then sell it at your first garage or yard sale next spring.

When changing your living spaces, always be sure to think about how you can optimize the flow of a room. If anything is blocking the main traffic areas, then consider moving it to another part of the room. You’ll also have the opportunity to create new “zones” within a room, such as a new seating area in the living room where you can enjoy your morning coffee as well as converse with friends and family who come to visit.

Find Storage Today

As you’re starting on these and other fall projects over the next few weeks, keep in mind that if you need a self-storage unit, then our team is here to help. With multiple locations across the greater Detroit area, EZ Storage® can provide you with an affordable space that will protect your belongings for as long as you need. With monthly leases on every unit, you won’t be locked into a long-term contract, and the variety of available units makes it easy to choose the size that you need.

If you have questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of our staff members or resident managers. We offer convenient access hours on every day of the year, so you won’t have to rearrange your schedule just to visit your storage unit. Should you require anything such as packing materials or a lock, our team can point you in the right direction. Also, be sure to ask about our free* local move-in truck! It can make transporting your items easier than ever, and it can save you from having to make multiple trips.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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