Have you accumulated too many personal belongings over the years? Perhaps all the extra stuff doesn't even belong to you. For example, you might have grown children who have moved back home, bringing with them their own accumulated personal items. Or, you might be planning to move to a new house, and you have been collecting items, maybe furniture, to take with you when you move.
Whatever the reason is that you have too much stuff in your house, it is probably driving you crazy, isn't it? From doing a thorough assessment of your belongings to arranging to rent a storage container, here are some ideas that might help you bring some order to your home.
Do An Assessment - Whether you do it by yourself, or whether you do the job with family members, consider going from room to room, from drawer to drawer, from cabinet to cabinet, and from closet to closet to check things out. For example, when you check the cabinets in your kitchen, you might discover that you have way too many frying pans when you might actually just need one or two of them. Put the extra ones aside to give to a charity organization.
The same goes for your bedroom closets. Have each family member go through his or her own clothes to see which ones are still going to be used and which items can be given to somebody else. You get the picture, right? Just get rid of things that you don't want or need any longer. And, inspire your family members to do the same thing.
Storage Container Services - Of course, there will be items that you want to keep still, but you still have the problem of where to keep them. For example, you might have an accumulation of holiday ornaments that you don't want to part with, yet you only use them once a year. You might have sports equipment or camping equipment that you use only occasionally. Consider putting those items in a rented storage container.
The good thing is that storage container services are usually very affordable, and they are a safe place to keep your belongings. In addition, it will be very easy for you to access the items you need anytime you want to use them. Consider making a list of things that you put into your rented storage container so that you'll remember where they are.
Are you planning to build a new house in the near future? If you desperately desire for your home to function for you and your family, incorporate plenty of storage solutions in it. For instance, you might wish to install a large, walk-in closet in your master bedroom. You may also want to build a linen closet in your master bathroom. Installing a bay window with a built-in, storage box is also an ingenious idea. To keep your new place free of clutter, you might even wish to rent a storage unit at a facility near you. You can store seasonal items such as Christmas decorations, snow skis, or beach balls in your rented, storage compartment. On this blog, I hope you will discover clever, storage ideas for your new abode. Enjoy!