How to Minimize in the New Year

If you are like many people, the new year comes with resolutions that aim to make life healthier, happier, and less complicated. Whether you resolve to enjoy more meals at home with friends and family or to practice daily meditation, the goal to embrace simple actions that can lead to beneficial returns is a good one. Decluttering your home is another simple resolution that favors a minimalist approach to the new year and one that can have a big impact on your enjoyment of your space. Not only will your house feel more open and expansive, but the organization and feeling of having just what you need on hand can minimize stress and improve your wellbeing. If you are looking to take a deep dive into decluttering and reorganizing all your stuff, here are four tips to help with the task. 

  1. Prepare for your piles

To get started, gather what you need for the four piles into which you will sort your things: Keep, Toss, Donate/Sell, Store. This can mean getting a self storage unit in Concord for items you don’t need in your home, contacting any group you plan to donate to so you can learn their donation policies, or even renting a large dumpster if you know you will have a lot to throw away. It can also be helpful to use four containers, one for each pile, that you use as you sort the items in each room. 

  1. Take it one room at a time

Paring down the contents of an entire house can feel overwhelming. But if you take it one room at a time, the project quickly becomes more manageable. In order to build momentum, consider starting with an easy room and work your way up to the attic filled with who knows what. 

  1. Organize as you go

Once a room has been decluttered, create an organization system that ensures everything you keep has a place. You can install new shelving or use baskets or storage containers to make the most of the space available. If you find there still isn’t enough room for everything in your Keep pile, you might want to do another pass and add more to your Store pile. 

  1. Have a yard sale

For the items in your Donate/Sell pile, consider putting together a yard sale or posting them on the various resale websites and community forums. Whatever doesn’t sell, you can donate to a local organization. And don’t forget to get a receipt for the value of the donation, this can be used as a deduction for your taxes next year. 

From your bedroom to the garage, decluttering in the new year will open up your home and give you a fresh start. For help in your resolution to minimize, contact Abba Storage for all the items in your Store pile. Whether you just need a small self-storage unit for your holiday decorations and seasonal gear or car storage units in Concord to finally free your garage of the vehicles you rarely use, the team at Abba Storage is happy to help.

This article originally appeared on Abba Self & RV Storage’s site: 
https://www.abbastorage.com/minimize-new-year/

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Portable Storage or a Self Storage Facility: Which is Right for You?

If you have been considering cleaning out your home or workplace, you may be wondering which is better – an on-site portable storage solution or an off-site self storage facility. There are a few differences when it comes to these two choices and knowing these differences can help you to find the right choice for your specific needs.

Portable Storage

Portable storage can be delivered to your yard or outdoor space. They are typically used for moving as they can be easily loaded then driven to the new residence and unloaded. They can also be used for a temporary storage extension. The most positive attribute is that they are delivered right to you and you have an extended period of time to load them. Portable solutions are more suited to short-term storage solutions as they are a more expensive option than an off-site self-storage unit and they do not offer access to your belongings without an appointment.

Off-Site Self Storage

Off site self storage is best if you are looking for a long term storage solution. Monthly rent is quite reasonable and you get a whole lot more for your money than you do with a portable storage solution. A good self storage facility offers security, protection from the elements, the chance to manage your size needs by changing the size of your unit easily and on-site staff that can help you with any questions you have. You can store larger items like cars or boats while they are not being used.

If you are looking for the right storage option in Concord, contact the team at Abba Storage. We can help guide you through our storage facility, helping you to find the right option for your budget and your storage needs.

Our self storage facility offers a wide range of storage sizes in both indoor and outdoor units. Contact our staff today to find out more.

This article originally appeared on Abba Storage’s blog.