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How to Easily Clean Out your Storage Unit to Start the New Year Fresh!

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Many people think that cleaning up their storage unit is something you only need to do when you vacate the unit. This is far from the truth. Over time, people might even forget what items they have stored in seldom-visited units. If your storage unit isn’t cleaned out from time to time, how will you know what you have inside it? At this point you could be storing items that are broken, damaged or obsolete that may no longer hold value to you, so why have them taking up space? Cleaning out a storage unit you haven't visited in a while can seem overwhelming, but we have some tips to help you get done with it once and for all. Start with an Inventory We know this may sound like an endless task, but knowing what you have is important in order to ultimately save yourself some time. Try to look at the task from a positive perspective, you may find some items that bring you back good memories or valuables that you can even sell. Start simple and just take inventory of what you can see and access for now. As you set aside the items you want to give up you will make room to take inventory of the rest. Have a Plan Now that you know what you have in your unit, you can make a plan for what to do with it. For this part, you can go old school with a handwritten list of the items you want to keep, the items you want to donate, the items you want to sell, and the ones you just want to throw away. Cleaning up the storage unit is a difficult task, but it is more effective to make a solid plan before you start. If you have large items such as furniture or heavy machinery, now is the time to make arrangements to have a vehicle big enough ready to move them. That will make everything much easier during the process. Clean and ...


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December 29th, 2021


5 Things to Declutter before Christmas

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The holiday season is here, and believe it or not it’s a great time to do some quick decluttering to simplify your home and life for the New Year. In today’s blog, we will talk about the best places to declutter before Christmas to make room for the new stuff that’s coming in! We promise this will make the holiday season easier, less stressful and more enjoyable for you and your family! Refrigerator & pantry Before you buy Christmas groceries, take some time to organize and clean your refrigerator and pantry! It's better if you do this when your refrigerator is as empty as possible, such as the night before you go shopping at the grocery store. After throwing away the excess, also clean each shelf. Now is the time to put the condiments together and organize your shelves and drawers in the way that suits you best. The same goes for your storeroom! Throw away the rice cakes and stale grains from when you were trying to eat “healthy”. After that, take note of everything you will need to restock for the holidays! Closet Your wardrobe is one of the most important things to organize before Christmas! When you are looking for something to wear, there is nothing better than having an organized wardrobe. My most important tip for decluttering the closet is to make sure you have time to donate the clothes you want to throw away right away. Don't take them around in your trunk for a few months or store them in another closet! A good idea is to throw away things that have not been worn in a year. This is very useful before the holidays. Important papers Having a filing cabinet is very practical. It’s the perfect solution to organizing all those important documents. The dividers allow you to organize everything by different categories. It is helpful to organize this space before Christmas, especially before the New Year. Know that all your important documents are where ...


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December 10th, 2021


How To Master Home-Organizing in 5 Simple Steps

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Do you ever look around your home and feel overwhelmed by the clutter surrounding you? Maybe you have tried to follow Marie Kondo’s advice but can’t seem to get a grasp on it? Are you guilty of stashing said clutter away, promising yourself you'll tackle it another day? A thorough declutter is one of the best ways to instantly refresh your home, we give you these 5 simple steps to help make your home organizing a breeze. 🏠✨✅ 1. Find a place for every item 🪴 One reason things pile up on counters, tables, and floors is that they have no “home”, so make sure everything has its own space. If it’s something you use frequently, make sure the storage place is easy to access. 2. Hold off on container shopping 🛍 Clutter victims often think the solution is to stock up on organizing products, so they head to the nearest superstore and stock up on bins and boxes. Shop for storage items only after you’ve done some decluttering to understand the scope of the problem, the specific cause, and an appropriate solution. 3. Dump duplicates ❌ Why have two non-stick spatulas when one is enough? Why have six hairbrushes or 17 coffee mugs? Throwing out duplicates is one of the easiest ways to quell declutter. A simple rule? One in, one out. If you buy something new, get rid of something that is old. 4. Weed out your wardrobe 👚 Odds are your closet is full of clothes that are rarely worn. Does a particular garment no longer fit? Or maybe it's uncomfortable? Toss it into a box. Then take the box to a favorite charity or a consignment store. And don't hold onto things because you think you might need them someday. One key to decluttering is getting rid of things, not simply rearranging them. 5. Stick to a schedule 🖊 Some spaces, like kitchen counters, need daily decluttering. Others can be tackled weekly or monthly. When that time comes, be systematic. Take all ...


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July 13th, 2021