Is overwhelming clutter taking over your life? Get back on track with a MI-BOX storage unit.
With a new year come new goals, expectations and life decisions. After all, people really want 2022 to be THE year for them, a year to grow and shine new light upon new prospects in their life.
Who can blame them? Ever since the pandemic began, people have been on edge, and many of their growth and opportunities were postponed or lost altogether.
However, January 2022 presents the perfect opportunity to start new habits and build up the discipline that will help carry your goals for the year.
Still, change and discipline require time to build up. If you are looking at this with a long, itemized list of New Year’s resolutions, chances are you are inspired and anxious at the same time.
What we recommend doing first is starting small. Cleaning your work area, cleaning up your home and decluttering your life might allow for some fresh air and space to think.
Is decluttering not your thing, or does it seem overwhelming? Let’s break down things you do to start getting the hang of it.
Revisit The Art of Tidying Up
The name may sound familiar. The concept of decluttering became more popular a couple of years ago thanks to a book by Marie Kondo, “The Art of Tidying Up.”
Here, she tasked the readers and adopters of her decluttering philosophy to examine the object in question. If that object does nothing for them emotionally, they should “thank it for its service” and promptly remove it from their space.
This is a lot harder than it looks if you are a person that isn’t accustomed to spring cleaning every year or enjoys hoarding things. Having someone to guide you in your decision can be helpful.
You are biased towards what you own (especially if it cost you a significant amount of your monthly paycheck), so having someone help you acknowledge that you don’t need that stuffed rocking horse you used to ride as a child might aid your tidying endeavours.
An item might evoke a fond memory, sure, but do you have any use for it? It doesn’t do much for you emotionally if you take a picture of it to look at it later. Same result, less space taken away.
I Really Want To Keep It, But It Takes Too Much Space
Okay, so maybe you want to keep that stuffed rocking horse for your children or grandchildren to use. Fair enough, but how do you keep it from taking that precious storage space at the back of the closet for things you actually use?
This might be the time to consider renting a storage unit to keep your stuff organized without getting rid of everything.
That doesn’t mean to dump everything extra in a mobile storage unit. What we mean is using one to place items that take up significant space, but know you’ll eventually use again:
- Outdoor/Camping Equipment
- Furniture (when renovating/refurbishing your home)
- Winter Clothing
- Seasonal Decorations (we know you love your artificial Christmas tree, but it’s time to put it to rest for the year)
Help! I Filled Up My Storage Unit!
So you’ve decluttered your home as much as possible, but your storage container is packed.
That takes a significant amount of items to do, so maybe it’s time to ask yourself if you’ll actually use them again.
“But it’ll go to waste,” you say.
That doesn’t have to be the case! If you are sure you won’t use an item again but find it is in good condition, consider donating it.
The saying, “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure,” exists for a reason. Here are some items you can donate:
- Exercise Equipment
- Winter Jackets/Coats
- Baby Accessories/Clothing (you know that stuffed rocking horse won’t see the light of day again)
Imagine you can help other people immensely and declutter your life at the same time. Isn’t that fulfilling?
Need Help Organizing?
In the end, decluttering one’s space and letting go of our stuff is not easy. Choosing what items spark emotions and knowing where to store them is the first step to a tidier 2022.
However, finding a service that helps you move all of those items to a storage container is also a hassle if you’re in a hurry to spring clean your home.
Luckily, MI-BOX delivers a public storage unit container with the size you need to your doorstep! You can keep the container for as long as you need it and then we’ll pick it up and move it to one of our storage facilities.