Taking Inventory of Everything in Your House

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If you’re someone who likes to make lists, then you’re probably very good at keeping track of what chores you need to do, what you need to get at the grocery store, and what time your next hair or doctor’s appointment is. However, when was the last time you made a list of everything that’s in your house. It may sound like quite an undertaking, but having an inventory of what’s in your house can help you keep track of things, decide what you want to keep, and choose what you may no longer need.

At EZ Storage®, one of our self-storage units in Philadelphia can provide you with the perfect space for those belongings that you want to keep, but may not want to keep in your house or garage. Extra furniture, seasonal clothing, and other items can be put into storage, where they will be safe and sound until you decide to take them home.

Going Through Each Room

dreamstime_xxl_3186379Taking inventory of everything in your home may sound overwhelming, but you can do it if you tackle one room at a time. You don’t have to write down every single item, such as the size and color of each shirt in your closet, but you can mark down the number of shirts that you own. You can note the pieces of furniture in the bedroom, and if you’re feeling ambitious, you can write down the approximate measurements of each piece. This can come in handy should you want to rearrange the room, or bring furniture to your storage unit and store it for a few months.

Keeping Digital Records

As you’re going through the house, it might be easier to write everything down by hand and save it in a folder or file drawer. However, if you have a tablet that you can use, why not keep track of everything digitally? You can create a folder or list for each room, and add every item as you go. This can make it easier when you buy something new and bring it into the house, and should you need to share the list with someone else, you can simply print or email it.

Making a Storage List

One folder or list that you’ll definitely want to make is one for everything that you’ve put into your self-storage unit. If you’re keeping track digitally, you can cut and paste items from a certain room’s list to the storage list, or drag and drop an item name from one list to another. This will let you know exactly what’s in your storage unit, and you can add notes such as how long it’s been in there, how long you plan to keep it, etc.

Get Started Today

dreamstime_xxl_23457097If you’ve been thinking about how you can keep better track of everything you own, or you have items that you need to store, then get started today by visiting an EZ Storage® location in Philadelphia. Each facility has a great selection of storage units, and you can choose between standard and climate-controlled spaces. Every location has a state-of-the-art security system and resident managers who keep an eye on everything 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can rent a unit month-by-month, so if you only need storage for part of the year, you won’t have to worry about paying for time you don’t need.

We’re proud to serve the greater Philadelphia area, and we’d love nothing more than to help you find the perfect storage space. Our metro location offices are open Monday through Friday, and we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to meeting you!