How Storage Units Help Organize Your Inner Packrat

Posted on June 18, 2015

Storage Units and House Hoarding

Kelowna self storage units are a great way for packrats to free up living space and sort through unnecessary items.


Do you have to clear space every time you want to sit on the couch or eat at the table? Does getting to the workbench in your garage require a climbing harness in order to scale piles of clutter? If so, there's a good chance you're a packrat in need of the organizing powers of Kelowna storage units.

It's not necessarily a bad thing to hang on to keepsakes and collectibles, but sometimes it's a good idea to take a step back and ask yourself: Do I really need to keep that? or Am I ever going to use that? After all, there's a good chance those Kenny Rogers 8-track tapes aren't going to make a comeback.

So, before you transport all of your excess belongings to the self storage units Kelowna residents find so handy, you should first pare down what you intend to store. This'll help you in several ways:

  • Purging is a great way to free up space in your home and get a fresh start
  • You might make a few bucks selling surplus items online
  • Everyone loves a garage sale
  • You can have a feel-good moment by donating items for non-profit charity shops
  • It'll reduce the size of self storage unit you require
  • It'll lessen the amount of packing you have to do


Rediscover Your Willpower

There's a poignant line from the movie Fight Club that says: The things you own end up owning you. This is true of many people, whether they realize it or not, and it's a great reminder of how materialism can take over our lives.

Ridding yourself of unnecessary belongings is a great way to develop willpower and self-restraint. The trick is to keep yourself from accumulating more stuff once you take those initial first steps.


Find a Friend Who Has Willpower to Spare

If you simply aren't at a place where you can make the decision to part with belongings, enlist the support of family or friends. Preferably, you should find someone who's not going to cave in every time you object to an item they assign to the give-away pile.

If possible, have a rational discussion with your support group, or create a list of criteria that allows you to determine essential from superfluous items.


Moving into Self Storage

When you've finally trimmed your possessions to acceptable levels, your next step is to get them into self storage. One of the most convenient ways to do this is by choosing Space Centre Storage, as they're the only outfit in Kelowna that offers a free move-in truck and driver.

All you need to do is arrange an appointment for your moving day, load and unload the truck and you'll soon have a clutter-free home without giving up the things you hold dear.

For some handy tips on maintaining your self storage inventory, read: Spring Cleaning Your Kelowna Self Storage Unit.

Is your home crammed to the rafters with excess clutter? Space Centre Storage has an array of temporary and long-term storage units Kelowna homeowners are using to take back their living space. Call us to learn which type of unit is best for you.

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