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Campaign Against Clutter: Spring Cleaning

Campaign Against Clutter: Spring Cleaning

By Stephanie Hyland, StorageUnit.com With the warm weather making an appearance more and more each week, people are getting the urge to clear out the clutter in preparation for a more organized season. However, between the crowded garage and the risk of an avalanche every time you open one of your closets, figuring out where to start can be a daunting task. The Campaign Against Clutter is dedicated to stopping the formation of clutter inside your home and will make your spring cleaning process easier. Luckily, renting a self storage unit that fits a variety of household items is an easy way to manage extraneous stuff that you’re not ready to part with just yet. Understanding what type of storage unit you need can also streamline the process. Let’s get started! The Situation It’s that time of the year again when cleaning out the cluttered bedroom closets and garage is a must! You find yourself pulling out clothes that you and your family have outgrown and items you haven’t used in months, or even years. You’re tired of tripping over the camping gear that’s only used once in a while and you still want to plan a garage sale for extra furniture, appliances, and toys, but you just haven’t been able to tackle that project yet. Since you don’t want to throw away these items, you can’t just get rid of them, but your house is becoming more cluttered by the week. You just want this stuff out of the way. What can you do to manage it all? The Solution: Invest in a Self Storage Unit By renting a storage unit at...
Campaign Against Clutter: Clear Out Kid Stuff

Campaign Against Clutter: Clear Out Kid Stuff

By Stephanie Hyland, StorageUnit.com With the spring cleaning bug in the air and warmer weather on the way, everyone is in the mood for clearing out the clutter and looking forward to a more organized home! For parents who have older children, it can sometimes be challenging knowing what to do with items and toys that they once loved, but have outgrown. The Campaign Against Clutter is dedicated to stopping the formation of clutter inside your home or garage. Luckily, finding a self storage unit that fits the variety of items your child has outgrown is an easy problem to solve. Understanding what type of storage unit you need can also help. Let’s get started! The Situation You find yourself sifting through boxes trying to get your house organized. Where did all of this stuff come from? Your kids. Now you’re stumbling through boxes of old Barbies, Beanie Babies, and a number of toys your children once enjoyed playing with on a daily basis. You can’t stand the thought of throwing them away or donating them because you don’t want to part with something that has so much sentimental value and could someday be played with by grandchildren. Or you hope to sell some of it because is was pricey. Maybe you have an expensive playset in the backyard that no one plays on anymore. You want to sell it eventually, but first, you just want to reclaim your backyard. What are you going to do? The Solution: Invest in a Self Storage Unit By investing in a storage unit, you are still able to keep those beloved and valuable items and enjoy the extra...
Campaign Against Clutter: Woodworking Tools

Campaign Against Clutter: Woodworking Tools

By Molly Hammond, StorageUnit.com In the era of Pinterest, upcycling, and DIY, woodworking is an increasingly popular hobby. Handcrafting furniture and other beautiful wooden pieces gives the woodworker financial and creative control over a finished product, and it’s fun! As with any home improvement hobby, though, it doesn’t take long before woodworking gear can take up a ton of space, and for apartment dwellers without sheds or garages to dedicate to their hobby, it can be a real problem. The Situation What started as a single set of end tables has grown with your talent for woodworking—to the tune of a large workbench complete with clamps, files, routers, and saws (circular, jigsaw, and hand saws), and an entire station for sanding, staining, and finishing. Since it’s just not practical to keep this kind of equipment on hand in a garage full of cars or an apartment, something’s got to be done…and it’s definitely not giving up the workshop.   The Solution: Set Up Shop in a Storage Unit As long as you find a storage unit with electrical outlets, you can create an entire woodworking studio away from home. Having a space that’s dedicated solely to woodworking ensures that each project gets the space it deserves. Gone are the days of trying to quick dry pieces on balconies or back decks—simply lay down a tarp in your unit and come back when the stain is set! No more pushing saw horses and buckets of shavings to the back of your garage just to get the van inside. You can arrange your space however you like and leave all of your...
Campaign Against Clutter: Craft & Sewing Supplies

Campaign Against Clutter: Craft & Sewing Supplies

By Stephanie Hyland, StorageUnit.com It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a long-time lover of DIY projects, anyone who dabbles in this hobby realm knows that it doesn’t take long for the fabric, glue, and a variety of other materials to outgrow their designated space. Over time, these materials can add up and quickly cause chaos in your day-to-day living space, making it easy to lose important pieces of a project. By investing in a storage unit, craft enthusiasts will not only protect their home from piles of yarn and glitter, they will also have a space to spread out and be able to better organize current and upcoming projects. The Campaign Against Clutter is dedicated to stopping the formation of craft clutter inside your home and garage year-round. Luckily, finding a self storage unit that can house all of your fabric, faux flowers, glue guns, and mason jars is an easy thing to do! Let’s get started! The Situation  Your buttons, burlap, and lace are slowly starting to make their way into your living room when they should be in your crafting area. You love being able to create a project that meets your personal needs and taste, and you also love that you are able to save money by creating it yourself instead of buying it online or pre-assembled at your nearest craft store. With a list of other projects on the horizon, the last thing you want to do is throw in the towel (or the burlap) and stop the DIY projects just because the supplies are outgrowing their designated space. Since no one wants to clean up spilled glitter, how can you ensure that you can continue making your favorite...
Campaign Against Clutter: Tax Records & Documents

Campaign Against Clutter: Tax Records & Documents

By Stephanie Hyland, StorageUnit.com With tax season upon us, there is never a better time of the year to be organized. When it comes to filing taxes and storing other important documents, it’s easy to become overwhelmed when you can’t seem to find the correct paperwork when you need it. Investing in a storage unit for documents is a great way to ensure that all of your files are not only organized and safe, but you will know exactly where everything is for the next tax season. The Campaign Against Clutter is dedicated to stopping the formation of clutter inside your home and office and will help you stay organized year-round. Finding a self storage unit that can house tax documents and other paperwork is an easy problem to solve. Let’s get started! The Situation It’s that time of the year again and you’re trying to round up all of the necessary paperwork to get your income tax return ready in a timely manner. You’re sifting through piles of receipts and printed statements on your desk and in your drawers, trying to find a particular document. You keep telling yourself that this year is the year that you’re going to find a better way to organize paperwork so you can avoid this headache in the future. But how are you going to store these documents when your office is full of current work-related materials? Also, what to do with all the receipts and statements after the taxes are filed, just in case you (heaven forbid) get audited? The Solution: Invest in a Self Storage Unit By investing in a storage unit, you can store your important...
Campaign Against Clutter: Recent Graduate Moves Home

Campaign Against Clutter: Recent Graduate Moves Home

By Aaron Mackel, StorageUnit.com Having a child move back in following college graduation can be a blessing and a curse. Of course, as a parent, you’re excited about the chance to have your child live at home for just a little bit longer (hopefully), but there can be a clutter issue that comes with this arrangement. At school, your child started a life of their own, and likely acquired some furniture and other items that occupied their dorm room or apartment. Ultimately, your stuff and their stuff aren’t going to work together. There’s a way to avoid this nightmare, though. In accordance with the Campaign Against Clutter’s mission to eliminate clutter for good, we offer self storage as a way to welcome your child back home without taking in a big mess. The Situation Four years ago, your son left for school and took most of his things with him. Though you’ve missed having him around, you also got used to his things not being everywhere, and it’s been pretty nice. Now that he’s done with school, he’s moving back in and you don’t have a clue where his furniture and other belongings are going to go. Either your home becomes cluttered, or you find another option. The Solution: Invest in a Storage Unit In an effort to avoid months or years of clutter, it’s best to use a little tough love and not allow your kids to bring their things home. Sure, it may be difficult for them to understand at first, but otherwise, your home will quickly be overrun and clutter will prevail. Once this happens, life at home...