Life is complicated enough, but it can feel overwhelming if you aren’t organized. Whether you have too many things to keep track of or just can’t stay on top of your schedule, getting organized can significantly improve your quality of life. Of course, that’s easier said than done, especially when you’re constantly surrounded by distracting technology.
If you’re looking for some simple organization hacks, then here are a few simple tips from Stevens Creek Storage to get organized, and fast.
Take Advantage of Technology
Although writing down everything will certainly help you get more organized, having too much paper clutter can lead to organizational problems of its own. You wouldn’t rent a storage unit just for your papers and files, but you also wouldn’t want to throw away all these important documents, either. That’s why you should transfer the majority of those files to a secure online database. If you have old photo albums, consider digitizing them to cut down on clutter. For those people who do have an abundance of paper files, however, a storage unit can be a great option; especially a climate controlled storage unit, which would maintain the integrity of the documents through the years.
Portable Storage Units
According to the Self Storage Association’s annual “Industry Fact Sheet,” out of all the households in the U.S., about 8.96% rent storage units in any given year. That’s up significantly from just 5% in the 1990s. Why do so many Americans invest in portable storage units?
Because it’s nearly impossible to organize your life if you have too much clutter in your home. Rather than just piling everything you’ve ever owned into your attic, forgetting all about it, and eventually losing track of all your important items, find a secure place to store all those precious keepsakes. Portable storage units are an ideal solution for temporary storage during a move, while a self storage facility can keep your possessions safe for years to come.
Keep Only Essential Items
It’s important to know when it’s time to get rid of something. Just throwing all your non-important items into a storage unit doesn’t actually solve your organizational problems; you’re just transferring the clutter from one area to another.
After living in your home for a number of years, you will inevitably acquire so much stuff that you’ll need to get rid of a lot of it. It’s the American way. Having too many items in your home will cause so much more unnecessary stress in your life, so before you put items in a storage unit, get rid of all the items you don’t actually, definitely, 100% need in your life.
Don’t let your disorganization continue to stress you out! Take advantage of digital storage systems, get rid of the stuff you don’t need, and keep your extra items in storage units.
If you want to learn more about portable storage units, contact Stevens Storage Creek today.