If you’re constantly fighting a battle against clutter in your home, then self-storage might be a good choice for you and your family. It may not be that you own a lot of stuff, but you simply don’t have the storage space for it at home. At EZ Storage® in Philadelphia, we can help you find a unit that’s close to your house and that meets your storage needs for as long as is necessary. Visit one of our metro-area locations today to get started!
Go Through Paperwork
One of the biggest culprits of clutter in the home is often paperwork. You likely save bills, taxes, and other important papers, but if you don’t have a filing cabinet or another place to keep them organized, then they can quickly take over your office, dining room, and other spaces in the house.
Once a year, take a couple of days and go through all of your paperwork. While it may seem like an insurmountable challenge, you’ll likely find that you can easily decide what needs to be kept and what can be shredded or thrown away. If you run your own business out of the home, and you have boxes of files and papers that you need to keep, then a secure storage unit can be a better choice than the office closet or basement.
Store Seasonal Gear
If you have kids who play sports throughout the year, then you likely have gear for every season. The garage is probably where most of these things are stored, but how much room are they taking up? Can you park even one car inside, or are all the gloves, bags, helmets, and more occupying all of the space? When it comes to sports and seasonal gear, it can be better to store it elsewhere when it’s not in use.
Things such as skis and snowboards, as well as swim gear and life jackets, don’t need to create more clutter in your home or garage. Storing these items for a few months each year can help you feel less stressed about what’s taking up space, plus, you can rotate things in and out as you need them!
Donate Old Toys and Clothes
As you’re trying to pick up the clutter around the house, you might find that most of it is clothes that the kids no longer wear or toys with which they no longer play. You may also have some clothes that are taking up valuable space in your closet, yet you never seem to wear them. If that’s the case, then why not take the time to box up old clothes and toys and donate them to those in need? The beginning of a new year can be a great time to do this, since you’re trying to find space for those new items that you received as gifts or that you bought during year-end sales.
This can also be an opportunity to get the entire family involved in decluttering the house. Have the kids go through their rooms and their closets, picking out toys and clothes that they no longer want. You and your spouse or partner can also do this, choosing clothes you no longer wear and items that are simply taking up space, such as old electronics or board games.
Rent a Storage Unit Today
Once you’ve gone through your paperwork, sorted through your seasonal gear, and packed up donations, there may still be some things for which you need to find a place. If that’s the case, then a small self-storage unit can be the perfect option. Our staff can help you find the right space that meets your needs and fits your budget.
Visit us today to get started!