As we come down from one of the busiest times of year, the inevitable debate begins. No, it’s not who will be taking leftovers home, it’s who will take down the decorations and where to put everything. Before you stuff another layer into the closet, consider getting organized with storage well before the Spring cleaning rush.
Here are just a few reasons why after the holidays is a great time of year to get clean and organized with storage.
In With The New
It’s better to give than to receive, right? Well chances are you still walked away with quite a few new gadgets, knick knacks, and a sweater or two. Your closet and drawers are already packed to the brim though, so what can you do? Take the opportunity to do some clearing out.
You can easily store sentimental clothing or the stuff you rarely use or wear so you aren’t losing it, but have plenty of organized space for new clothes you’ll wear regularly.
Avoid The Busy Season
Spring and Summer are a busy time for storage facilities. When people are on the move, space fills up. Take advantage of the off-season and start getting organized with storage after the holidays. With a wide variety of spaces open this time of year, check out our self storage size guide to determine the type of unit that is best for you.
Deck the Halls, Not Your Closet
One thing everyone seems to accumulate this time of year is decorations. Holiday decorations are perfect to keep in a storage unit because they take up a lot of space but you only need them once a year.
Before attempting to squeeze the tree back into a closet, consider storing it instead. Having trouble knowing what decorations to keep? Consider what would be meaningful to pull out in a few years – you can’t put a price on the memories!
Speaking of memories, ‘tis the season to feel a little nostalgic. Don’t fight the feeling when it comes to items with sentimental value. In 5, 10, or 20 years you’ll be glad you took the time to set aside keepsakes. Remember, heirlooms only become heirlooms if you keep them!
Lastly, take advantage of your New Year’s resolution motivation and finally take that step to get organized in the new year. Studies show those who keep a clean and organized home are more energetic, happy and stress-free. Think of it as a gift to yourself that’s an investment with benefits that last year-round.
If you’ve been asking yourself when you should get organized, don’t hesitate. Find an available storage unit in your area today and save time and paperwork by renting online.