Time to Declutter?

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Every home, whether it’s a studio apartment or a five-bedroom house, has the potential for clutter. You come home at the end of the day and put the mail in one spot, but don’t go through it until the weekend, or you keep all of your coats in the front closet, no matter what season it is. While you can hide some clutter away, there may come a time when you feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in your house. Taking a weekend to declutter can help your home become more livable, and it can also help you feel less stressed when you walk in the door. At EZ Storage® in St. Louis, we can help you find the best storage solution for those items you want to keep, but not necessarily keep in your house.

Items with Sentimental Value

You may have items in your home that have great sentimental value, such as family heirlooms or antiques, but you don’t use or look at these items on a regular basis. They might be stored away in the basement or the back of a closet, and while they’re special to you, they’re not on display or in use. Your top priority is protecting these items from damage so that you can pass them on to the next generation, and a self-storage unit can be the best way to do that. Moving these boxes or pieces of furniture out of your house will also give you storage for those items you do use on a regular basis.

Tax Records and Documents

dreamstime_xxl_19952699If your home office is the main source of clutter, it can be beneficial to take a day or two and go through all of your bills, records, and documents. Things like tax returns are important to keep for a number of years, but that doesn’t mean you have to keep them in your house. Organizing your documents by year and placing them in a sturdy file box can help you access them when you need them, but until you need them, putting the boxes in storage can clear up space in your home office.

Seasonal Items

If you keep your winter coats in the closet all year, there might not be enough room for your spring and summer clothing. Packing up seasonal apparel can help you clear out your closets so when you go shopping for new clothes, you have a place to hang them. The same is true for seasonal decorations, whether it’s Halloween, Christmas, or Easter decor. You most likely have dedicated boxes for each holiday, but if they’re occupying prime real estate in your house, adding them to your storage unit can help you free up that space for another use.

Sifting through clutter can be a challenge, but with the right attitude, you can decide what you want to toss, donate, or store. You don’t have to keep everything in storage all year, and with a month-to-month lease from EZ Storage®, you only pay for the time you need.

Visit one of our St. Louis-area storage locations today to learn more!