Have you been thinking that it's time to organize your house? Perhaps you have found that you can never find things you're looking for, or it may be that you have realized your kitchen table or your entry table has turned into a catch-all for everybody's belongings. It may also be that you have been looking at January magazines that include ideas on organizing your home. Those very ideas might have guilted you into getting your house organized. For whatever reason you have decided it's time to focus on having a more organized home, from getting rid of stuff to renting a storage unit, here are some ideas that might help you in your organizing project.
Get Some Help - Consider getting help from your spouse and your children. After all, they probably had a part in the way your house is now, so don't you think they should be part of the remedy? It might be super helpful for each person to go through his or her belongings to see what to keep and what not to keep. Remind everybody that, if they haven't used an item for a very long time, it's probably not something that needs to remain in the house. Pay attention to detail. For example, if there are empty CD or DVD cases and the contents have long disappeared, it's probably time to dispose of the cases.
It might be very helpful for you to set up stations. For example, have a station for items that will go to charity, another station for things that will later be sold at a garage sale, and yet another station for plain old trash.
Consider A Storage Unit - Part of your home's disorganization might be due to the fact that you have lots of things that you want to keep, but not the space in which to keep them. If that's the case, consider renting a storage unit. Renting a self storage unit is affordable and convenient. Your things will more than likely be in climate-controlled units and they will be monitored for safety. The great part about renting storage units is that you can access them any time you want to. For example, if you decide on a last minute fishing trip, you can easily access your fishing gear to take with you.
Think of storing things like off-season clothes, holiday decorations, and sports equipment in the storage unit.