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Using Effective Storage in Your Life


by: Sonja Reeves
01 Dec 2010

Whether you are graduating from college or retiring from a life-long career, big life events often require reconsidering storage options for your belongings. It may be as simple as using storage space in your home effectively. For large-scale requirements, storage units may be necessary.

Efficient Storage Can Create Space in Your Home

Limiting the amount of clutter in your home can simplify your life. Using effective storage techniques can help you become more organized, physically and mentally.

  • Look around your house and take note of the things you use least
  • Use boxes or totes to store these items and clearly label. Keep written inventory as well
  • Store boxes neatly in a closet or move the boxes to the attic or crawl-space, garage, or shed. Put boxes that include items you are more likely to need toward the front

Storage Units and Storage Containers Fill Gap Between Small and Large Storage Needs

You may have a larger-scale needs. Storage units or storage containers offer a solution for a host of needs:

  • Selling your home and needing to create space for realtor showings
  • Retiring and traveling for an extensive period of time
  • Acquiring a loved-ones belongings
  • Moving frequently while in college or starting a career

You may live in a small town or a large city--either way there is likely a mini-storage complex near your home or work. Storage units are available in a variety of sizes depending on your needs. Each facility has different levels of services, so do your homework and find the most affordable option.

Portable storage containers also offer large-scale storage. The storage container is delivered to your home so you can load it there, instead of having to drive load after load to mini-storage. When you are finished loading, it is picked up and moved to a storage facility or to your new destination.

Regardless of your choice, follow the advice above for identifying, labeling, and storing your items so you can access them easily when you need them.

Once things are in storage you may realize that simpler is better. De-cluttering your home can help simplify your life.

Sources:
Storage-Overview • http://www.1800packrat.comhttp://www.1800packrat.com/storage-portable.aspx • 1-800-Pack-RatDeclutter Your Home and Get Orgainzed • http://www.pods.comhttp://www.pods.com/Declutter-your-home.aspx • PODS Enterprises, Inc.