Spark Joy: How a MI-BOX® Can Help You Tidy Up for the New Year

Posted on January 31, 2019

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A MI-BOX® storage unit is a great way to temporarily store your unwanted items until you know what you want to do with them.


The start of the new year has brought on a surge of Kelowna area residents wanting to purge their belongings and tidy up their homes and workplaces. This may have something to do with the airing of clean-up guru Marie Kondo’s new series Tidying Up on Netflix. For those who feel the need to apply the KonMari Method™ and get rid of all stuff that doesn’t spark joy, may we suggest these solutions, including a MI-BOX®, to get you started.


Let it Go:

In her 2012 best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, and subsequent Netflix series, Kondo delivers tips on how you can transform your cluttered home into a space of serenity by getting rid of those things that no longer hold deep meaning or “spark joy.”
Kondo suggests you start with the clothes in your closets and drawers and then move on to books, papers, miscellaneous items and things that hold sentimental value. Once you’ve sorted what you’re willing to part with, then it’s time to figure out what to do with said items.


Share the Love:

Your friendly neighbourhood Kelowna thrift store or charitable organization will likely be more than happy to take some of your items off your hands, as long as they are clean and still in working order. For donations of gently used clothing, books or small appliances, consider giving them away to:


Stash some Cash:

If giving away that mint condition Coach leather handbag or goose-down filled Patagonia parka is giving you heart palpitations, then try making some money from your purge. Kelowna is home to a number of consignment stores as well as online buy-and-sell sites, where you can make some cash from those items you no longer need. But before you post, make sure to read the fine print and do not reveal too much personal information.

Some Kelowna buy and sell sites include:


Let Them Go in Your Own Time Using a Storage Container: 

While some have argued that only holding on to 30 books, as Kondo has suggested on Tidying Up, is equal to burning them ala Fahrenheit 451, there are other ways you can declutter and still hold on to those items without getting rid of them completely.
A MI-BOX® Kelowna storage container offers the perfect solution. These portable storage units, which fit into a standard-size parking lot, are delivered to your home or place of work and can be filled with your items at your leisure. Offering affordable monthly rates, you can keep the portable storage container on your property or have it picked up and delivered to a climate controlled warehouse facility for safe keeping. If your items go unused after a time, you can then empty your unit and then donate or sell your belongings.

Before signing that storage container rental contract, read our Storage Tips on 8 Things You Need to Know.


If you’re looking to make your life less cluttered, contact the storage experts at Space Centre Storage. We offer a variety of storage solutions from container rentals to self storage lockers to boat and RV storage, and much more.

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