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Campaign Against Clutter: Yard Sale Stash

Campaign Against Clutter: Yard Sale Stash

By Stephanie Hyland, StorageUnit.com When clearing unused items from your home, a yard sale can be a great solution to recoup some of your money while cleaning up clutter. However, garage sales are usually most successful in the spring and summer, so what is one to do with this miscellaneous collection while waiting for warmer weather to arrive? With items of all shapes and sizes that need to be organized and priced, it can be difficult to find a big enough space inside your home or garage to sort and mark all of the items successfully. The extra square footage of a storage unit gives you an open space where you can organize sale merchandise without overtaking your home with items you want out of the way. Scheduling a garage sale can seem like a daunting task, especially if you have never done it before, but with a storage unit, you can easily get prepared for your upcoming sale on your own schedule without feeling like you have to do everything in one or two weekends. The Campaign Against Clutter is dedicated to stopping the formation of clutter inside your home and garage and will help you stay organized year-round. Finding a self storage unit that can house the various items you will be selling in an upcoming yard sale is an easy problem to solve since storage units come in so many different sizes. Let’s get started! The Situation You have chairs, tables, clothes, and other random household items that have to be sorted through for your upcoming garage sale. The problem is that sorting through all of these items is...
Campaign Against Clutter: Protect Outdoor Furniture & Grills

Campaign Against Clutter: Protect Outdoor Furniture & Grills

By Stephanie Hyland, StorageUnit.com There’s nothing like grilling hamburgers and hanging out with your family on the patio on a warm, sunny day. Unless you live in a city that sees sunshine and moderate temperatures throughout the year, you unfortunately cannot enjoy these outdoor activities year-round. When you live in an area that experiences cold temperatures, ice, and snow, it’s only a matter of time until you have to figure out what you are going to do with all of your patio furniture, garden planters, and even your grill to ensure that they will not be damaged during the winter months. The Campaign Against Clutter is dedicated to stopping the formation of clutter inside your home and garage year-round. Luckily, finding a self storage unit that can house all of your backyard essentials is an easy problem to solve. Let’s get started! The Situation You don’t enjoy being out in the cold weather and neither does your patio decor, but what do you do with it all while you wait for the weather to get nicer? You can’t leave it out in the cold because the fluctuating temperatures, ice, and snow will have a negative effect on its well-being over time. Luxury patio sets made of wood or wicker, Adirondack chairs, or deluxe grills can take up a lot of space, so it can be difficult to find a safe place in the garage or garden shed to store these expensive outdoor investments. What’s an outdoor enthusiast to do? The Solution: Invest in a Self Storage Unit By renting a self storage unit, you are able to protect your patio...
Campaign Against Clutter: Clothes Closet Chaos

Campaign Against Clutter: Clothes Closet Chaos

By Molly Hammond, StorageUnit.com The Situation Look, I get it—dressing yourself every day requires not only time and energy, but also, closet space. And once you’ve made the investment in some fashionable items, it can be tough to get rid of them just because you’ve run out of room. There are shoes in my closet that have been in my life longer than my nieces have been alive. I remember some sweater purchases better than my best friend’s birthday. I have an entire drawer of T-shirts from high school theater productions that barely fit me then and don’t fit me now—but I’m definitely going to make an adorable and nostalgic quilt out of them someday (y’know, when I learn to sew). I won’t give this up. I know I’m not the only one. Becoming a clothing pack rat is easy to do; it’s a new handbag here, an impulse buy there. You promise yourself a bigger closet in your next apartment, your next home, your next life. Before you know it, it’s already too late. Clothes are everywhere. The choices loom. As you’re swimming in sweatshirts, you realize “I can maintain this lifestyle, and resign myself to a sea of sartorial chaos, or I can cut back. Make decisions. Donate.” What if I told you there’s another option? One where you maintain the fashionable life you love AND get reacquainted with the carpeting in your room? The Solution: Invest in a Self Storage Unit Self storage is the answer. Like the walk-in closet you’ve always dreamed of, a mini storage unit is the perfect place to keep your clothing overflow....
Campaign Against Clutter: Christmas Decorations

Campaign Against Clutter: Christmas Decorations

By Stephanie Hyland, StorageUnit.com It’s that time of year again! Whether you turned your living room into a mini version of the North Pole or just kept it simple with a few decorations this holiday season, it’s time to pack the decorations up for the year. It’s important to store your Christmas decorations not only efficiently, but also properly, so that they’ll be ready to deck your halls next Christmas. However, putting away holiday decorations of every size and shape can seem like a daunting task to many, especially if you added to your holiday collection this year and you know your closet and attic space are on the brink of overflowing. The Campaign Against Clutter is dedicated to stopping the formation of holiday clutter inside your home due to space constraints. Finding a self storage unit that fits a Christmas tree, boxes of ornaments, and other holiday memorabilia is an easy problem to solve. Understanding what type of storage unit you need can also help. Let’s get started! The Situation You love Christmas and all of the decorations that come with celebrating this time of the year. However, you noticed when you were unpacking your tree and other holiday decorations that space is getting tight and you bought a few more decorations this year. How are you possibly going to store all of these items in your closet or attic and avoid an ornament avalanche? You would hate to have to part with any of your Christmas decorations since artificial Christmas trees are usually a monetary investment and everything else holds sentimental value. Since adding square footage to your...
Campaign Against Clutter: Reclaim the Garage

Campaign Against Clutter: Reclaim the Garage

By Vince Mancuso, StorageUnit.com When it comes to storage at home, there’s no doubt one of the best places to stash, place, or set things aside is in the garage. It’s a place that rarely has to look pretty, and as long as there’s space to park, that’s just fine. But what happens when your storage space could use storage space? The downfall of being a good junk room is that your garage can quickly get too full and unusable for its intended purpose—parking your car. The Campaign Against Clutter will always be here for those found in this perilous spot, standing against clutter at home no matter where it appears. And a storage unit can stand up to any cluttered garage you may have—even a three-car. We don’t scare easily. The Situation You and your roommates are sharing a house, and while your own bedrooms are clearly your own, the garage is more of muddy communal space in more ways than one. Between the three of you, you’ve got two rakes, your landlord’s lawn mower, five coolers, a deep freeze from your parents’ old house, and a bicycle from that one summer you decided to be fit. Oh, and boxes, more boxes than you can count full of miscellaneous stuff from years gone by. Previously, you had no concerns about this organized chaos in your garage—until it’s your week to park in the garage, and there’s no space for your car. The Solution When you’ve collected too much clutter in your garage, you’re pretty much out of luck when it comes to finding more space at home. You could...
Campaign Against Clutter: Clear the Baby Gear

Campaign Against Clutter: Clear the Baby Gear

By Stephanie Hyland, StorageUnit.com One of the most exciting events during pregnancy is picking out all of the tiny clothes, toys, and other necessities a newborn will need when they make their big debut. However, not only are the parents of the baby excited about buying baby items, so is everyone who has attended the baby shower(s). Most people have been to at least one baby shower in their life and have seen first-hand how much loot a newborn will receive. Even though all of the gifts are greatly appreciated by the parents, the amount of items can become overwhelming. The Campaign Against Clutter is dedicated to stopping the formation of clutter inside your home. Luckily, finding a self storage unit that fits the variety of items your baby 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 Between the growth spurts and new interests forming, parents can feel like their once spacious home is too small for their growing family. Those cute newborn onesies and 0-6 months toys are just not part of your child’s daily routine anymore, so what do you do? You can’t bear the thought of throwing out or donating items that have sentimental value, and you may want those items again if you plan to have another child. But you are also tired of tripping over unused toys and trying to make additional closet space magically appear in your child’s closet. Tara Vera, a mother of two and the publicist for Little Me and Delta Children, says trying to figure out what items to keep can be a struggle. “To keep or not to...