The Health Benefits Of Being Organized
Eighty-four percent of Americans worry that their home is not organized enough. Over half of them find it to be a source of stress. A lack of organization and clutter can be common triggers of stress, overstimulating our senses and distracting our attention. For those looking to reduce stress, renting a storage unit can be a great answer to the all-elusive question of extra space. Whether you’re moving or looking for some long-term storage solutions to declutter your home, self-storage units can be a lifesaver.
Preferred by many, there are multiple options for self-storage available to you today. This mode of storage has a range of uses and benefits including security of your prized possessions and the convenience of access it can provide for you. If you’re thinking of investing in some extra storage space, check out these simple tips to make the move go smoothly.
A Plan Is Your Best Friend
One of the first things you should do once you have made the decision to unclutter is to make a plan. Depending on the magnitude of your storage needs, the process can take several days. When making a plan, begin with taking inventory of all the items you would wish to move to your storage unit. What do you wish to keep and what goes will be going to charity. In addition, consider the grouping of your items when storing them.
When thinking about how you will store your items, take into account your daily life and need for the items. Items that you expect to frequently access should be stored in easy to reach places. Make arrangements that are logical in your need to access these items. It’s recommended that you start planning a few days before you move to your storage unit, to give you the chance to be detailed and erase any need to be rushed. Cramming the process into a small range of time is an easy way to feel rushed and panicked.
Pick the Right Storage Unit
This is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when considering the alternative storage options available. Picking the right storage unit means opting for the right unit for your individual needs. When inquiring about the available storage units, it’s always a good idea to view one and take note of the available space and of course the layout.
The right layout ties into your planning as well. Ideally, you want a storage unit that fits into your plans and enables ease of access to your valued items. One of the most commonly cited problems is an underestimation of the space needed. In the end, you’re left with the overwhelming task of trying to squeeze your items into a smaller than necessary space.
Take A Break
The process can be overwhelming. We know. That’s why it is a great idea to spread your move over a few days. If you find you’re losing your calm, take a break and return to it the next day or after lunch. It’s always a good idea to enlist help as well. If you do get stressed, having friends around is a great way to minimize stress by having a support network. Other coping mechanisms for dealing with stress include engaging in some form of physical activity, yoga, or trying meditation.
Finally, allow flexibility. There are bound to be unavoidable changes that may affect your planned dates and process. Bear this in mind. In no time at all, you will be looking for a clean, relaxing living space again. Armed with a few handy tips, you can just enjoy the benefits of extra storage without any drawbacks.
About Amazing Spaces Storage Centers
Amazing Spaces is Houston, Spring, and The Woodlands area’s premier provider of self-storage and moving supplies. Amazing Spaces aims to provide everyone with the most remarkable storage experience possible. The properties offer highly secured storage spaces, fully climatized units, and a customer service experience unlike any other.
Amazing Spaces will be opening its 6th property in the Springwoods ~ Exxon Campus neighborhood in 2018. Learn more about Amazing Spaces and Discover all the Amazing Differences at Amazing Spaces Storage Centers by visiting AmazingSpaces.net.
Contributed Post by Jane Sandwood