School is back in session in some kind of capacity depending on where you live—and in many cases, this means online learning continues. Whether your school is exclusively offering online learning or you’re just not comfortable letting your kids return physically to school as the pandemic continues, the reality is that summer is over and many families are settling in for months of the “new normal.” A lot of people considered the summer as a temporary environment with kids of all ages (including adult kids returning home) staying home from school and usual summer activities. Now, it looks like staying home and virtual learning and work will continue for many through the end of 2020.
If you’ve put off creating more space in your home in recent months, you’re not alone. As families quickly adjusted to having more people in the home more of the time, a lot of people simply put up with overcrowding. Maybe you’re finally ready to turn that smallest bedroom that’s been used as an office into another bedroom. Maybe you’re gearing up to clean out the garage to create a home gym. No matter the size of your home, there’s a good chance you have items you want to keep but simply don’t need on a regular basis.
Spring cleaning is a tradition for many, but right now autumn cleaning might make a little more sense. Before the school year begins in earnest, take some time to make some extra room in your home. Divide items into keep piles, donate piles, and trash/recycle piles. Next, ask yourself if the keep items actually need to be kept in your home. Do you use the item on a regular basis (at least once a month)? Is it a precious item that you only trust keeping very close to you? If it doesn’t fit into either of these categories, it might be time to rent a storage unit.
One of the most common items you can keep in a storage unit include seasonal items (such as Halloween decorations) and heirlooms. A climate-controlled unit will ensure that all your treasures are safe from temperature swings. For those who use storage units for seasonal items, it’s a good idea to “separate” the storage unit into different sections based on season for easy in-and-out access.
The Kondo method has been tried by many, but for a lot of us, it’s not as simple as only keeping what “sparks joy.” There are plenty of items we need to keep that aren’t the most joy-inducing (such as tax receipts for the last seven years or extra suitcases necessary for family vacations). For those items you need to keep, just not right on hand, a storage unit can dramatically change your autumn for the better.
There’s a storage unit of nearly every size for every need. Contact Oquirrh View Storage to find out more about storage unit options.