Self-storage is a great way to declutter your house and manage your space. It can be especially helpful during times when you are moving, renovating, or simply ending up with too much stuff.
You have to balance the storage unit cost when renting a facility, with the cost of building an extension on your home to achieve the same. It would surely take a long time before the latter became the cost-effective approach if wanting extra storage space was your reason for building it.
Here are some tips on how to make the most of self-storage:
Declutter and Create More Space
Declutter to a self-storage unit before you move in. This will make it easier to find things and keep your space organized. We can start as we mean to go on.
As we gather duplicate objects over time, we can decide to keep them for our children or grandchildren in a self-storage unit until they have their own homes and can make use of them.
Use self-storage to create more space in your home at any time. This can be done by storing furniture that is not being used. This will take up the most space. We might have more chairs than we need at one moment and then want to bring them back into play when we are entertaining guests. There is, however, no need to have them in the way at other times.
It is mentally pleasing and healthy not to feel boxed in by clutter. We can control that with not all that much effort or decision-making when we have a self-storage unit to come to our rescue.
Store items that you don’t use often, but still want to keep. This includes seasonal items, holiday decorations, and out-of-season clothing.
It makes sense to refresh the look of your home by changing things around. It makes no sense to sell items and then have to buy them again when a new season comes around. Instead, we can move our items between the location of our home and the self-storage unit as a form of rotation. Think crop rotation but with objects.
We can keep the same number of objects, yet share the space we have to house them. The ones that we desire to be in view, or need currently, will be the ones we give house room to. The others can all be kept inside our self-storage unit, providing we rent a large enough one to keep them all in.
Manage Your Self-storage Unit Well to Help With Your House Space
Organize your self-storage unit so that it is easy to find things. This includes labeling everything and keeping a list of what is stored where.
Use the same spacial approach in your self-storage unit as you do in your home to fit more in everywhere and know what is where.
Do not just store an empty chest of drawers in your self-storage unit, have it filled with items that were previously taking up room within your house and cluttering that up. The same with a wardrobe. You can hang surplus clothes inside while housing the piece of cumbersome furniture inside your self-storage unit. Inside, you can have clothes that you only wear for special occasions. They can be ready for when you have another wedding or christening to attend.
Use self-storage to create more space in your home by storing all kinds of surplus objects or those you are still deciding about. Make your self-storage unit work for you by not wasting any space within that too.