There's no better feeling than starting the new year with a fresh slate and a clean space. Decluttering your home is a fantastic mood booster, motivating you to conquer our other goals throughout the year. If decluttering is on your New Year’s resolution list, your friends at CitiWide Self Storage are here to help you get started. As your local New York storage facility, we know a few things about downsizing. Follow these simple tips to take any space from chaotic to serene with a few changes.
Resolve to Get a Storage Unit
Chances are, you have many things that you use only occasionally, or you save things that you might need someday. You may think that decluttering means getting rid of things you may need or really want to keep, and that can cause anxiety and keep you from reaching your goals. Once you make the decision to rent a storage space, you can start decluttering without those feelings of angst, and with a storage space close to home, you are more likely to keep the process up throughout the year.
Box Up Seasonal Items
Don't keep seasonal items out past their expiration date "just in case." Once the holiday or season is done, box up any decor, recreation items, and clothing that you won't need for the next few months. These items can be the first to go if you're looking for ways to get started on decluttering your space.
Organize Before Storing
Organizing your items prior to storing them will save you time and stress. Separate everything into clear storage bins, then label the side of the bin for easy access. Keep your items organized by category. In a few months, when you're searching for your summer recreation gear, it will be much easier to find that snorkeling set.
Choosing a nearby storage unit will make your decluttering journey far more practical. You want to store your items somewhere you can easily get to when you need them. This is not only a practical consideration but helps with peace of mind when decluttering.
CitiWide Self Storage has units conveniently located in Long Island City, with easy access from a variety of suburbs. Give us a call today to learn more about decluttering your space in the new year.