The spring cleaning season is upon us, which means it’s time to deep clean and declutter your home after a long winter. What do you do with belongings you don’t want to get rid of but can’t find a good place for in your house, though? Renting a storage space can help you organize your seasonal items without jamming your closets or garage with storage bins.
Learn more about how to declutter your home come springtime, and contact Mattapoisett Self Storage today to reserve a storage space.
The living room is probably the main area of your house that becomes cluttered quickly. It has a lot of items that you use regularly, but it doesn’t necessarily have a good place to store everything. The best way to manage this space is to declutter it regularly.
Use furniture that allows you to store things neatly. Use bookshelves and a console table to store books, magazines, electronics, and remotes. If you keep extra blankets and pillows, consider using a hollow ottoman with a lid to keep them close but stored.
Go through your mail regularly instead of letting it pile up. Examine electronics and toys to make sure they still work. Keep batteries, charging cables, and remotes stored near the electronics that use them.
Like the living room, the kitchen serves multiple functions. You cook, eat, and socialize in this area. For this reason, it can become cluttered quickly.
Start with your upper cabinets and make sure dishware and bakeware are well organized. Go through your tupperware and make sure every container has a lid. Consider getting rid of containers that don’t match, store well, or you don’t use very often.
Move on to the lower cabinets to organize pots and pans, utensils, cutting boards, and everything else you store in the lower drawers and cabinets. Clean off your countertops of anything that can be stored in a cabinet, drawer, or even a different area of your home.
To start, make your bed if it isn’t already made. This will help give your bedroom the initial feel of tidiness. Next, go through your night stands and remove anything that doesn’t need to be stored in your room. Go through your closet and dresser, removing any clothes that are old or out of season. These items can go in a storage space with other seasonal items.
Consider donating items you haven’t used in a while and throwing away damaged items that can’t be donated or sold in a yard sale.
You probably have an assortment of medication, toiletries, and makeup built up in your bathroom. Go through each cabinet and discard anything that’s expired or hasn’t been used in a while. Different toiletries have use-by dates, so keep track of when you purchase things and throw them out if you have them past the date on the label.
Whether your closets have clothing, coats, or serve another storage purpose, go through them and pull out anything that you don’t want to keep in the house. This could be holiday decorations, an extra vacuum, your countertop microwave from college, or an assortment of other belongings.
If you don’t want to get rid of these items or are storing them for future use, consider keeping them in a place that doesn’t clutter up your home. Mattapoisett Self Storage offers a variety of storage spaces so you can safely store your seasonal clothing, holiday decorations, extra furniture, and so much more. Learn more about the storage space sizes and types we offer, and contact us today to reserve your storage space.