Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” book brought a lot of focus onto the concepts of decluttering and keeping your home neat. A lot of the ideas demand a blank slate to get started: you need to pull everything out of a space before you can start tidying it up. You need to have room to organize and think. The list continues. But if you’re decluttering your home or even an office, there’s not a lot of empty space to get started. Here’s how a storage unit can help:
1. Empty a room to give yourself a starting point.
The best way to organize a space, especially in tight quarters, is to pull everything out and start from scratch. But when every room needs to be decluttered, where do you put the clutter? Empty one room into a local storage unit and turn that newly emptied room into your declutter organization center to start redoing the other rooms one by one.
2. Organize by type of thing instead of by room.
The KonMari Method also focus on decluttering by type of thing rather than by the location of the thing. But just like emptying a room, it can be hard to pull all of a type of thing together. A storage unit gives you the room and focus to create categories of items.
3. Separate your belongings from your home so it’s easier to let them go.
Part of the reason why it’s easy to reorganize an empty room is that you have to deliberately decide what goes back inside. But if you know you’re the type of person to hold onto everything, raise the stakes — or at least the barrier. Sort through your stuff from a storage unit. If something is worth driving it back home again, it must actually be worth keeping.
4. Store what creates a not-quite spark.
The most popular snippet of the KonMari Method is the idea of getting rid of things that don’t bring joy. If that’s a hard rule to follow, give yourself a middle ground. Fill up a storage unit with belongings that don’t give you joy but that you can’t imagine parting with. If you can store them for six months without missing them, it’s time to let them go.
If you need short-term organizational space or long-term storage, Party Barn Self Storage is here to help. Contact us today to find the right unit for your needs.