Stuck Inside on a Snow Day? Take Time to Organize!

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Every February, residents in Detroit brace for that snow storm that will shut down schools and businesses. While the weather can be an inconvenience, having a snow day does give you a chance to stay home and get some of those much-needed tasks done. If you’ve been putting off organizing your home office or bedroom, take time to do so on the next snow day! If you find things that you want to store elsewhere, or you have big items that you want to put into self-storage, EZ Storage® is here to help.

Make It Fun

dreamstime_xxl_47777880While the kids may want to stay inside and watch TV or play video games, or perhaps go outside to build a snowman, there are ways to get them involved in the organization. Have them spend half an hour going through their closets or their toy boxes, and pull out things they no longer wear or play with that you can store or donate. Set up a reward system so that when the half an hour is up, they get a treat or can spend the next hour doing whatever it is they want to do. You may find that they’re so involved in sorting and organizing, that they don’t want to stop!

Deciding What to Keep

A snow day can be a great time to assess what’s in your house and how you use and interact with it. If you find something buried deep in the closet that you’d forgotten you had, it’s usually best to get rid of it rather than keep it. If you have items that you want to keep, but that you don’t necessarily want to store in the house, putting them in self-storage can be a great alternative. You’ll be able to hold onto things until you pass them on to your kids, or until you decide to sell them or find another use for them.

Getting Things Ready for Storage

dreamstime_xxl_50336939Once you and your family have sorted your items, you can begin putting them in boxes or tubs and getting them ready for storage. You can come up with a logical labeling system that will make items easy to find, and then you can stack everything near the door so that when the snow clears, you can head out and find that perfect storage unit. It may be a few days until the roads are passable, but you’ll have everything ready to go! If you can’t fit everything into your car, be sure to ask about our free* local move-in truck.

The next time the snow falls and you can’t get to work or school, take the time to sort through a room or two and decide what to keep, what to toss, and what to store. At EZ Storage®, we can help you find the right unit for your belongings, and we’ll make sure that everything is safe and sound. Our month-to-month leases make it easy to pay for the time you need, without being locked into a long-term contract.

We look forward to meeting you!