Most of us have some problems with clutter in our home and sometimes it can be overwhelming. If you don’t know where to begin cleaning, or where to put all your belongings you don’t want to throw away- you are not alone! Some studies show that a third of the population has had this problem at least once in their life. All this mess can affect you and your family. It drains your energy and your time and adds stress to your life. If this sounds familiar – don’t worry. Here are some tips that can help you:
Here are some basic steps:
1. Divide Your Things into Boxes:
- Things to keep;
- Things to store;
- Things to donate;
- Things to throw away.
Find a logical place for everything you intend to keep. If there is no place for it then consider storing or donating.
2. Go Room by Room
Make sure you finish decluttering a room before you move on to the next one. This way you will stay focused and organized. And remember that cleaning can relieve stress.
What to Do With Things You Have Decided to Store?
Nowadays many people consider renting a self-storage unit. The term self-storage is shorthand for “self-service storage”. It is much more popular than a warehouse for a simple reason-it is safer because you have your own key and lock and nobody else can access your space. As stated by the experts at Storefriendly self storage: “By selecting a reputable storage facility with good security, climate-controlled units, and experienced staff, you can safely store your belongings.”
There is a wide selection of storage units in many sizes. If you go there in person a storage manager will answer all your questions and help you make the best choice. Professionals can also advise you on the best way to store and pack your belongings.
How Does A Self Storage Process Work?
1. Do your research
Search for the best deal! Consider a location that is accessible or near your house. Figure out which size storage unit would be best for your needs. Before renting try to create an inventory of things you plan to keep in the unit. It’s helpful to measure larger items.
2. Make sure you have insurance
Having adequate insurance against damage or loss is essential! There are a few different ways:
- Using a renter’s insurance policy;
- Using third-party insurance;
- Adding the unit to your homeowner’s insurance.
3. Store your belongings correctly
Remember to keep your belongings as safe as possible. Purchase a good lock and choose a storage unit with the best safety measures (e.g. surveillance monitoring, well-maintained property, good lighting, etc.). Try planning ahead too. Before you start unpacking you should have some ideas where you are going to put things. Find a place for the large items first and keep as much as you can off the floor. Consider using plastic boxes instead of cardboard.
How To Complete Your Rental Agreement?
Before signing make sure to read all the terms. Consider asking for legal advice if you are not sure. Depending on your decision you can sign the agreement in person or online.
Your agreement should include:
- Description of the unit;
- Cancellation terms;
- Non-payment terms;
- Length of the lease;
- Your responsibilities as a tenant.
Now that you know everything about storing your belongings you can relax and enjoy your home without the clutter! Beautiful, clutter-free spaces are not just for magazines. Your home can really look like that! By freeing your space you are also freeing your life!
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