According to USA.gov, a top New Year’s resolution each year is to reduce, reuse and recycle. For many, the start of a new year means an opportunity to de-clutter and rethink use of items and space.
Below, we share a few ways to reassess your storage needs, with some of our favorite blog resources to help you in the year ahead.
1. Put Decorations Away
The holiday season officially comes to a close as you clean up the confetti from your New Year’s Eve party, and dispose of this year’s tree.
Pull down strings of lights and pack away décor for more space in each room. A few considerations as you store:
- How to Pack and Store Fragile Christmas Bulbs
- 5 Tips to Pack the Perfect Storage Bin
- 4 Top Tips to Pack Boxes Like a Pro
2. Make a List of the Year’s Big Moments
Will you make a big change this year? Whether it’s a new house or a new job, each comes with its own checklist of items to consider.
Dive into these resources to help you tackle each simply:
- Prep, Pack, Move & Store: A Complete Moving Guide [Ebook]
- 3 Self-Storage Solutions for Your Out-of-State Move
- Parents: 4 Tips to Stay Organized for Back to School
3. Think Through the Seasons
Each season has its own set of items to store and considerations to keep your home organized well. In preparation, read through the following resources:
- Spring Cleaning: Prepare Your Home for Warmer Weather
- Tips to Select, Finance, Maintain and Store Your Summer Boat
- Rake Up the Leaves: 4 Fall Home Maintenance Essentials
- Stock Up for the Winter Blast: Winter Weather Home Essentials
4. Assess Room Space
The simplest way to create more space is to get creative with what you already have. Take a walk through your home, and think through the setup of each in a new way. How could items shift or move to create more space in your home as a whole?
A few blog posts to spark your creativity:
- Apartment Storage: Solutions to Make the Most of Your Space
- Garden Storage: Organize Supplies in Your Shed or Garage
What storage or home organization needs do you have this year? Share in the comment section below.
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