Reorganizing Tips to Avoid Renting a Storage Unit

istock_storagedealsAre you limited for storage space and considering a storage unit? While a well-organized storage unit can be extremely useful, not everyone wants to spend the money on one. As an alternative, consider these organizing tips from the Garage Décor and More Blog.

Store: First, decide to deal with items that are not frequently used, like holiday decorations and collections that will not be displayed. These things can be stored on higher shelves in closets without causing too much inconvenience.

Sort: Next, go through everything else and decide what to keep and what to donate or discard. This could take a couple of weekends to do, but it would be worth it in the end.

Enjoy: After investing time and energy into sorting through your belongings and utilizing some smart storage solutions, your place feels more spacious and you feel less mentally and physically cluttered.

Look To Others for Inspiration

If you are tired of the clutter in your home, but just not quite motivated enough to do something about it, you can always contact Garage Décor and More for help, or try watching some TV shows like Clean House and Hoarders for inspiration. There is something about seeing a huge mess in someone else’s home to make you want to prevent your home from becoming a mess. Talk to friends and family members and get some ideas about how to clear out the clutter.

Establish Some Rules

It will be easier to give up some things rather than others. If you have not used an item or even thought about it for six months or more, then you should get rid of it. It is just taking up space where something useful could be stored.

Get Inspiration from Storage Solutions

Get on your computer and search through pictures of storage solutions to give you an idea of how beautiful your home could be with everything neat and organized.

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Have you looked at that old photo album lately? Will you be using that scuba gear anytime soon? It’s good to reorganize your space so that the stuff you use the most is easily accessible on a lower shelf and the other stuff is up on higher shelves.

Give It Away

Have a disposal plan ready before you begin. Designate bins for stuff to keep, stuff to give away, stuff to recycle, or stuff to throw away. If you are giving stuff to others or donating items, get it to them right away so it is not cluttering up your home and undoing all of your hard work.   Get the trash to the dumpster and neatly put away all the stuff you decide to keep.

Inventive Solutions

A coffee table with drawers or vintage trunks and suitcases are very useful and can add some style and personality to your home. Keep similar items together so that they will be easy to find when you need them.

If you need help reorganizing your home so that you do not have to spend extra money every month on renting a storage unit, CONTACT Garage Décor and More today!