Whether you’ve committed to decluttering because of Marie Kondo or simply because that’s the urge you get every spring, storage facilities can be a huge help. Most of us don’t have enough room in our homes, condos, or apartments to keep everything that’s dear to us close at hand. Decluttering has countless benefits, including decreasing depression, anxiety, and stress, but that doesn’t mean you actually have to give everything away. Use a storage unit to help facilitate your decluttering project and enjoy peace of mind knowing your items are safe and secure.
Another reason to declutter is because you’re getting ready to sell your house. Any good agent will tell you that your listed home should resemble a model home: clean and anonymous. It’s important for potential buyers to easily imagine themselves living in the home, and that’s tough to do if you have memorabilia, personal photos, and funky finds from vacations all around the house. One of the best uses of a storage facility is as an “in between” as you prepare to sell and move on to better things.
A home is considered more desirable when there is a lot of living and storage space readily available. Cluttered homes can make spaces look smaller and less appealing. Focus on decluttering key areas of your home to instantly boost its attractiveness, starting with the entrance. A foyer is your home’s first impression, so make sure all clutter is put away including shoes, jackets, and personal photos. Potential buyers want to be able to imagine what they’d do with the space, so give them a blank canvas.
Next up is the living room. This is usually a hub for clutter, so it’s time to put away throw pillows and extra blankets, books, magazines, and anything else that could be considered clutter. Move on to the kitchen and keep the counters as clear as possible. Put away small appliances and even consider storing non-perishables in the pantry. If there are too many items in the kitchen, potential buyers will see it as messy and not big enough to hold everything they have in mind. Tidiness is key in the kitchen and beyond.
If you have a spare bedroom that you keep in pristine condition, that’s likely what you want the rest of your home to look like. Imagine you’re turning your home into an Airbnb and declutter accordingly. You still need to live there, so you want it to be clean and comfortable while also ensuring anyone would feel right at home as soon as they walk in.
Clutter can sometimes get a bad rap. It doesn’t necessarily indicate items that you don’t need, but rather an abundance of items that might hold a unique value to you. Maybe a serious decluttering project is in the works for you down the road, but for right now, it’s perfectly fine to have a secure space to tuck away items temporarily. Oquirrh View Storage offers a variety of storage units in all sizes that are temperature-controlled for maximum safety and security.