A New Year - a new goal. It’s that time of the year when you take a long hard look at all you’ve achieved, and all you want to achieve. You might have your resolutions on an app, a notebook, or on your computer - but how often do you really follow through once you’ve made note of your goals?
Some of the most common resolutions we see revolve around a healthy lifestyle, improved finances, and getting organized.
Did you know that the right self-storage solution goes a long way in helping you stick to those resolutions?
Lose the clutter
We all collect a LOT of clutter over the years - from fancy furniture bought on impulse, those extra Christmas decorations mom sent your way, grandma’s china, and a whole lot more. This is a good time to take a long hard look at everything you own and to clear out some space in your home. Make a list of items you don't really need - and make some money off them by having a garage sale or by selling them on a digital marketplace. Facebook marketplace and Castanet Classifieds are both great ways to go.
For the treasures that you do want to hold on to - but don't really have space at home for like your antique furniture, important documents, seasonal clothes, and appliances, make use of a personal - storage unit or a mobile storage unit. Don't forget that furniture storage and clothes - for example, need to be in temperature-controlled units - so do your research before you commit to a self-storage plan, or get in touch! We are always happy to provide some advice. This storage unit size estimator is a great place to start planning for your self-storage.
With most of your clutter gone, you will have more space and legroom to get your home - and life, organized!
Everybody wants to stay healthy
A new gym membership hardly ever cuts it because let's face it - the trip to the gym is something most of us actively avoid. But what if you can have your own home gym? A yoga mat, some weights and a skipping rope will have you all ready for a great cardio workout! There are some amazing workouts on YouTube you can follow to get some inspiration, and plenty of resources online to get scientific about your fitness journey.
Decluttering your home can create ample space for your home gym. Take a look around to see what space you can free up - maybe you don’t always use that garden grill, or you very rarely open that cupboard with fancy costumes? For everything you’d like to keep close, but don’t really use all the time, use an MI-BOX for storage! It’s a handy, portable mobile storage unit that fits quite conveniently on your driveway, and helps you store everything you’d like to keep close to you, without cluttering up your home.
With just the right amount of space cleared up, you can set up your own, easily accessible home gym. Now there is no reason not to get some cardio done!
Let’s not forget the money
For most of us, storage is just another expense. But when you manage it right, your self-storage unit can be an investment. Take stock of all your seasonal items - humidifiers, winter clothes, holiday decorations, and more, and assign a storage unit for them that will keep them safe when not in use. As we mentioned earlier, pay attention to the type of storage - temperature-controlled or basic, to avoid damaging your items. By storing your seasonal items properly, you can avoid your expenses in the long run, and not spend on the same sweater/room heater every year. Given the seasonality of Kelowna, self-storage for your seasonal items is very important and makes life a whole lot easier.
The new year is a good time to take on that self-organizing - decluttering project! Out with the old, in with only what you really need, and make space for the finer things in life - with the right storage solution.
Space Centre Storage can answer any of your questions around safely storing your items. We are the largest facility in the Okanagan and have been serving residents since 1985. Contact us today to inquire about the perfect storage solutions.