Fall River Home Organization Tips: Reduce Household Clutter

reduce-clutterOne of the best parts of staring a brand new year is giving yourself a chance to have a fresh start. When it comes to setting resolutions or making promises, many Americans put organization at the top of their list. No matter how neat and clean your home might be, we could all use a little more organization in our lives. Home organization tips can be found in all of the magazines this time of year, sharing ideas on how to reduce household clutter. However, one of the best ways to make room and improve the organizational structure of your home is to rent storage space in Fall River for seasonal items and things that you want to keep, but don’t need to use on a regular basis.

Affordable Storage is a local Fall River storage facility that has plenty of space for local residents in the South Coast region to store all of the things that are cluttering up their homes, garages, attics and basements. Tips for storage units, which should also be organized for maximum efficiency and to help you find what you need when you actually do need it, should also be considered. When you rent storage space in Fall River at Affordable Storage, you can have access to your stuff 24/7 in our secure facility, which has on-site management, video surveillance security and can even help your store your RV, boat or other recreational items within our gated complex.

Top Home Organization Tips

If your goal is to reduce household clutter, the best place to start is the room in which you are having the most problem. Do you have so many things in your garage that there is no room for your car? Do you have a lot of seasonal sports equipment cluttering up your hall closets and other home storage spaces? Whatever your situation, identifying the problem, setting some goals and figuring out what needs to stay and what can go to the Fall River storage facility will help get you started.

Downsizing your property can also be helpful. For example – if you got brand new things for Christmas that could replace old, worn out or broken items, toss the old things or, if they are still in good condition, consider donating them to a charitable organization. Old coats, clothing, robes and even shoes are very welcome this time of year at shelters and churches.

Create a center in your garage or another accessible, yet out of the way place, within your home for you and your family to place items that will be stored or donated. Use big boxes or bins and clearly label them as DONATE and STORAGE. Get a large trash bag or another box for TOSS items and make sure everyone knows the system. As each box or bag gets filled, pack it up and put it aside to be dealt with once the clean-up is finished.

Holiday decorations should all be packed up and properly labeled at this time as well. Consider moving holiday decorations into the Fall River storage facility. Many home improvement stores now sell color-coded seasonal boxes, red and green for Christmas, orange and brown for Halloween and Thanksgiving – you get the picture. More tips for storage units to come in the next section!

Top Tips for Storage Units

When it comes to putting your things into the local Fall River storage facility at Affordable Storage, make sure to do so in an organized manner. Consider setting up metal shelving units, which can be found at a great rate at your local hardware or home improvement stores this time of year. This will make it easy for you to find specific items, such as collectibles, holiday decorations and other seasonal necessities. Imagine going to the storage unit and just taking all the boxes off one shelf for your Christmas decorations next year and dropping off your Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations, without having to make room for all of those things inside your home or garage.

Use a wide marker to label all of your boxes – even if you use a color-coded system. This will help you to clearly see what is inside each box without having to open up every single box. Consider storing all of your seasonal gear as well, in addition to holiday items. Winter coats, scarves, mittens and boots take up a lot of space. Cleaning them up at the end of the season and then packing them away in a water-proof, dust-proof plastic bin to be stacked and stored inside of the storage can also help to reduce household clutter and give you more space for the things you need at the moment.

An Organized Home is a Healthy Home

When you begin to employ these home organization tips and transfer those skills and tips for storage units to your space at Affordable Storage Fall River, you will be able to truly reduce household clutter and create a cleaner, healthier living environment. All of the dust that accumulates on the “stuff” that we like to keep in our homes will be out of the way when you rent storage space in Fall River for these items. You will have more room for regular activities and daily life, without tripping over stacked up things that you don’t need, counter clutter or over-stuffed closets.

For more information on how to rent storage space in Fall River at Affordable Storage, give us a call at 508-675-1177. In addition to a variety of storage space sizes, we also offer storage for RVs, boats, cars, motorcycles and other recreational vehicles. Affordable Storage Fall River is an authorized Penske Truck Rental dealer as well, so we’ve got pretty much anything you might need to organize your home, make a move or reduce household clutter.