Keep Your Home Up to Snuff – Easy Storage Solutions

Keeping a clean and tidy home is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions out there. Sure, it might not be as overtly stated as ‘Lose 100 pounds!’ or ‘Run a marathon!’ but so much of what people are hoping to start fresh with involves a command of their lives, a control over themselves and their surroundings. Keeping your home organized is a part of that. Because of that, and since we are still in the beginnings of the New Year, we here at Allstate Storage News decided to take that step to the adjacent topic.

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Easy Storage Strategies for Home

We have written extensively about this topic, especially as it pertains to storage units. This time we are looking -specifically- at what can be done in the home to help keep it tidy and organized for the whole year.

Before organizing, clean up! A messy house makes the organization efforts almost overwhelming. Whether you go by the KonMari method of cleaning up or not, having a clean home will make the organization process much smoother. You won’t be stopping to clean a desk first before placing anything on it, or get distracted by the floors needing vacuumed.

Go room to room and do this process bit by bit. Attempting to do it all at one often drains the would-be home kings and queens. Be methodical about it.

Take inventory. As you clean, organize, and begin to shuffle things about. Keep an inventory of items and objects so that you know what all you have. In the process you might find you have a few extra of something, or are missing a critical piece that makes the rest work. This will help you know not only where and what everything is, but if it is even useful/usable to you!

Use ‘wasted’ space. This is one we have talked about even as it pertains to RVs. Thinking outside the box when it comes to useful storage space will give you a lot more room to work with. Behind doors, sides of cabinets, or under beds are common areas where the space is ready and waiting for you to use.

Here’s a fun one: use storage options that are wheeled. Along with using wasted space, using wheeled or otherwise ultra-mobile storage tools can really be the Swiss Army Knife of home organization. You can move them quickly from closets to under beds or out into the room where they are needed.

And, of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t address the easiest storage tip for homeowners: self storage units! The extra space can give the exact square footage you need to get the excess clutter out of your home but keep those useful belongings you only need a few times a year. If that sounds like something you need, find the nearest easy storage facility for you and get sorted.