After a long and stressful year, what we all need is to de-stress. A handful of days during the holidays isn’t enough to decompress from an admittedly tightly-wound election year. If you want 2017 to be less stressful than 2016, you have to make changes that will impact your day-to-day routine. That process begins with de-cluttering your life and your home. After the holidays, we are left with tons of new furniture, knickknacks, etc. that put a lot of unnecessary excess in our daily lives. That’s where Chenal 10 Storage comes in to save the day. We have created a guide to de-stressing your life this New Year by managing your storage space better.
Make a List
Everyone knows that our lives change as the weather gets warmer and colder, but many of us just keep the same tools and items in our homes regardless of the season. Why keep a snow shovel in your home if you don’t use it for 70% of the year? Why keep a lawnmower in your garage instead of your car during winter? Our first tip is to make a list of what you actually use during warm weather compared to cold weather. This includes holiday decorations too. You’ll realize that a lot of the clutter in your house isn’t useful to you most of the time, but you let it take up your space and stress you out all year.
Check it Twice
When the weather starts to become warmer, you can move your Christmas tree, salt, snow shovels, etc. into your storage unit and break out the lawnmower, water hoses and gardening supplies. The key to planning your life seasonally is not to leave anything out. You don’t want to be going back and forth to the storage unit every week because you stored something you needed or moved everything too early. So take a look at everything on your list and make an estimate as to when you might need it. If you don’t use something for six months out of the year, it’s safe to say that you can store it for the other six months, but if you use something every other month, it’s worth it to keep that clutter in your home. Planning what you need and when is the crucial step to make sure that de-cluttering actually saves you time.
Nobody wants to be a hoarder, but that doesn’t mean you can’t own a lot. You can be that neighbor with the Griswold-esque home during Christmas without having your entire attic filled with decorations. If you plan your needs seasonally, you’ll be able to make better use of your space and worry less about where to put things. You’ll be able to plan your life to make sure nothing gets in your way during the New Year.
Once you’ve made your list and checked it twice, come down to Chenal 10 Storage to solve your storage issues. A simple unit can let you de-clutter your life and streamline your daily routine. Give us a call at 501-868-1188 or fill out our online form.