We all know how messy storage Montclair NJ can get. People use their storage to put away everything and anything they don’t use. So, if you’re not organized and if you don’t plan it right, your storage can turn into very chaotic space. So, as someone who’s been in the relocation business a long time, we’re here to show you how you can get organized. Even after your move, it’s fairly difficult to keep your home storage neat and organized. In case you want to declutter your home storage with ease, let’s get started and show you can it can be done without any issues. With proper planning and organization, your home storage can be way less cluttered and messy!
What to do when you want to declutter your home storage
While storage units can be very helpful and useful, it’s so easy to let them become a chaotic mess. After all, they are a place where you put away everything you don’t use that often. Be it excess furniture, clothes that you want to keep but don’t wear, or holiday decor, your home storage can take it all in. However, as we already mentioned, without a proper organizational system, it can get really cluttered. Let us show you how you can easily declutter it and make it super organized!
Getting everything done will take a while
First things first, you should know that this usually isn’t a task that can be done in one day. Depending on the size of your storage, it’ll take anywhere from few days to a few weeks. We at Gibraltar Van Lines always recommend that you create a timeline for all your projects, be it relocation or decluttering a storage space. Here are a few examples of which tasks can appear on your list:
- Sorting through the items in storage and deciding what you’ll keep and what you won’t.
- Getting storage materials, such as bins and boxes.
- Figuring out if you need to install extra shelves in your home storage.
- Making a plan of how everything will fit inside the room.
- Selling or donating unwanted items.
- Making a system of how you’ll keep track of what is inside your storage.
These are just a few examples of what you’ll need to do when you want to declutter your home storage, and now we’ll go through a few of them in more detail.
It’s time to sort the items – how do you approach this task?
Sorting out all of your items in the storage unit is probably the most daunting task of them all. After all, it is the one that will take the longest to complete. So, if you don’t have much time to focus on it on your own, and you need a few extra helping hands, ask for assistance! We are sure your family and friends will gladly help you get your home storage in order. Much like you can ask movers Montclair NJ to assist you with your relocation, you can find someone willing to give you a hand when you’re decluttering.
What our experts have found to be the easiest way to declutter is to use the four piles method. You’ll grab a box, and sort the items that are inside into four separate piles or bags. One will be a pile of stuff you want to keep, the second you want to throw in the trash. However, as not everything should end up in a trash can, the third and fourth piles will be for donation and sale. It’s always easier to sort something when you have multiple options, not just “keep” and “throwaway” piles. After all, there are usually lots of items that can be re-used and shouldn’t end up in the bin!
Organize a yard sale and find places to donate your excess items to
This is another task that will probably take a while to complete. If you’ve decided that you want to make someone else happy by donating or selling your items, it’ll require you to organize how you’re going to do it. Planning and hosting a yard sale after your relocation is not only a great chance to get rid of the stuff you no longer use, but also to meet your new neighbors and make a few friends. People are sometimes shy and won’t simply come up and say hello without a good reason. Browsing through your items for sale is a good enough reason to make small talk and get to know each other!
Get good quality packing materials when you declutter your home storage
Putting items in storage means you probably won’t use them on a regular basis. These can be seasonal items, old memorabilia, excess furniture and so much more. Since they will be in your home storage for a long time, you want to make sure they won’t get any damage. From moisture damage to dust, there are quite a few factors to keep in mind.
We always recommend getting clear plastic bins that can be fully sealed and closed. Not only will this keep the items dry and clean, but it’ll be easier for you to see what is inside. Rummaging through black bins (or regular cardboard moving boxes) just to find one item is not an ideal solution, wouldn’t you agree? After you finish sorting everything out, you will have a good idea of how much you want to put in storage. That way, you’ll know exactly how many bins you need!