Published: June 24, 2015
Relocation or moving for any reason can be stressful—especially when you’re not sure exactly where you’re going to fit all of your belongings. But never fear; UNITS Moving & Storage has some great tips for living large in a small space.
If your new home has left a lot to be desired in the way of closet space, it may be time to flex those creative brain muscles. If you’re in a home with an attic, take care to properly store some seasonal belongings in plastic storage containers with labels. Some ideas include: holiday décor, chunky sweaters, extra bedding, outgrown baby gear, etc. Bonus tip: use clear plastic storage containers so you can easily see what’s in there! If you don’t have an attic, basement, or garage, then start looking in your bedroom. Under the bed storage keeps things organized, easy-to-reach and doesn’t clutter up your new home.
If, when going over your catalog of stuff for #1, you thought, “There’s no way,” then it might be time to streamline. Marie Kondo’s best-selling book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up offers this advice: pick up an item in your home and ask, “Does this bring me joy?” Whether it’s an old t-shirt, a spare lamp or something you’ve been meaning to re-gift, toss it if the answer is “no” or even if you hesitate. It’s a great way to figure out what to donate and what to keep. Another pro tip: if you haven’t worn/used it in four seasons, you don’t need it.
I know. I just told you to get rid of everything. But there are a few handy gadgets that will allow you to save space in any home. A few of our favorites: thinner hangers will allow you to fit more clothing in your closet, space-savings bags (that allow you to suck out the air with a vacuum) are perfect for extra bedding, and buying furniture that doubles as storage (like storage benches for the end of the bed) are all great options.
Look around at all your furniture. There’s no way you’re going to be able to fit it! But maybe, with a little creativity, you can. You no longer have space for your desk, but you need a hall entry table. There’s always an opportunity to repurpose old furniture for new rooms and new functionality. Some ideas include: bench or coffee table into upholstered ottoman, end tables into night stands and dressers into media consoles.
You knew this one was coming, right? UNITS Moving & Portable Storage can ensure that you keep the belongings that matter the most to you, preserved and safe in our climate-controlled facilities all over the country. No matter where you’re moving, there’s likely a UNITS nearby.