Moving, packing, or reorganizing can be totally frustrating. Many people shudder at the idea of having to completely uproot their current storage solution, but it does not have to be this way! There are countless ways for making self-storage fun and manageable. Read on. Downtown Storage is here to help.
Before you store, there are a couple of things you can do to make the process easier. When you first find out that you need to move, pack, or reorganize, don’t freak out. Your project might seem overwhelming! But like with most things, take it one day at time. Start with the items you already know what to do with and then everything else will fall into place.
You also need to make sure you have all the necessary materials. When it comes to storage, there are few things more disheartening than getting the motivation to start and then realizing you don’t have boxes, tape, or markers. If it bores you to think of the previously mentioned items – jazz it up. All three packing tools come in many colors and types. Just try not to put beauty before efficiency. While it might be pretty to have twenty-three tiny, bird-shaped boxes, it is probably better to go with three larger ones. Also, you cannot go wrong with teal.
Music makes anything fun. If you feel bummed about reworking your existing storage solution, then think of it as time where you can connect your device and get lost in some music. This will make it seem less like chore, less of a bore, and more like a good time.
Being open to creativity helps, too. There are countless ideas for home storage on different social media platforms. Scrolling through them is sure to inspire.
A couple of things that will be really important are testing weights as you go and if you are transporting items, making sure that you actually have the means of transferring them. After throwing a handful of books into the pile, lifting can get really difficult, really fast. Go ahead and try picking up a box before you completely succeed in cramming it full. Also, when the day comes for transporting the items, make sure there is enough room in your vehicle to do so.
When you are finished getting your items ready for transport, invite people over food and have a packing party. Your friends will be happy to help you if they know they’re getting that amazing, grilled sandwich from the new deli down the road. The more physical labor involved in the process, the faster it goes. Have as many people over as you think necessary. It will be fun and productive!
If you decide to use a storage unit, make sure you check up on it every now and then as some items do not do well without usage for long periods of time.
If you aren’t packing or moving and you’re just reorganizing, take some time to marvel at your finished product. Don’t just rush on to the next project. Take pictures, upload them, share them. Who knows? You might invent a new, trendy storage solution.
Storage should be fun! The next time you have to rework your items, just remember that the best thing you can do is enjoy it.