Top Things People Store to Declutter Their Homes!

Published on 4/15/2020
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Do you have collections, seasonal decorations, old documents, family heirlooms or seasonal toys taking up valuable space in your home, attic, or garage?  Whether they have sentimental value or are only needed on occasion, they must be stored somewhere.  These types of things are perfect for a local self-storage facility where they are out of the way and protected yet close enough to grab them when needed.  Here are some things to consider keeping in a self-storage unit to free up space for more important things like a home office, spare bedroom, or room in your garage.   

Seasonal Decorations:  Are you the Clark Griswold of the neighborhood and pride yourself in taking exterior illumination to the next level?  Or do you simply love the seasons and enjoy decorating your home for the seasons?  These decorations take up a lot of space in our homes, garages, attics, closets, etc. and are the perfect candidate to keep in a self-storage unit where you have access to them whenever you need them.  



Seasonal Outdoor Gear: Changing of the seasons means new activities, sports, and hobbies.  Keeping this gear in a storage facility in the off season not only gets them out of the way but gets them out of your home.  If you have activities for every season be efficient and rotate your storage unit so when one season ends you can swap it with the new.  For example, store hunting gear, college dorm furniture and winter clothing during the summer and outdoor furniture, pool toys, camping gear in the winter.      



Old Documents: Things like old school year books, family cookbooks, loan documents, old tax documents, etc. are necessary to keep for reference and sometimes required by law.  However, we do not need to reference them often making them a good candidate for a storage facility.  Box them up, label accordingly, and get them in storage to free up space for more important things.



Family Memories: Parting with family heirlooms, an older parent's treasures, childhood toys and keepsakes is difficult and not necessary when you have a local storage unit where they are easily accessible.  This way you are no longer forced to prioritize and can rest comfortable knowing they are protected and available for down the road when you choose to share them with others who will appreciate them.