We accumulate so many treasures as we grow up. Knickknacks and other collectibles that would hold little value to some, but mean the world to us. But as you reach your post-secondary years, you need to decide what will come with you to school and what will end up in student storage Kelowna residents trust with their keepsakes.
Growing up is part of life, and one aspect of that is letting go of things that are no longer relevant. If you were to keep every scrap of memorabilia, you‚Äôd run out of room in your home to put things.
If you‚Äôre living in student residence at either UBCO or Okanagan College, you‚Äôll have even less room for personal effects. Inevitably, you‚Äôll be forced to do one of several things with the items you don‚Äôt have space for:
- Throw them out
- Give them away
- Sell them
- Leave them at your parents
- Place them in storage units
To help you make the right choice, here is a moving checklist for prioritizing your possessions:
1. Does It Hold Monetary Value?
Items that hold value are worth holding onto for obvious reasons, especially if their value will increase over time. This could include things like:
- Comic books
- Trading cards
- Sports memorabilia
- Other collectibles
Placing these items in student storage Kelowna homeowners rely on to protect their goods will keep them in good condition. This is important for certain types of collectibles.
On the other hand, those participation ribbons from Sports Day at your elementary school can probably be safely discarded without causing any lasting emotional scarring.
2. Will You Use It Again?
Does that ball glove you used in Little League still fit? Do you really plan on taking up ukulele lessons again? If not, why are you hanging on to them?
The same goes for old clothes, uniforms and anything else you‚Äôve outgrown over the years. And those Justin Timberlake posters you have safely tucked away: it‚Äôs time to let them go.
3. Can You Use It at School?
Whether you‚Äôre attending UBC Okanagan, Okanagan College or some other institution, you‚Äôre going to need certain essentials to survive. If you can use what you‚Äôve already got, that means more money for your Kraft Dinner budget.
Ideally, you‚Äôll already have many of the basics that you‚Äôll need:
- School supplies
- Computer equipment
4. Does It Have Lasting Sentimental Value?
There are certain things that might not be worth all that much, but are definitely worth keeping. This could include family keepsakes that you intend on passing down to future generations (i.e. Granddad‚Äôs war metals or Grandma‚Äôs beautiful cross-stitch collection).
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