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Simplify Your Life with Affordable Self-Storage
June 14, 2021 at 6:00 AM
Affordable self storage in New York.

Even if you love the minimalist aesthetic, it's difficult to keep the clutter from building up at home. Affordable self-storage prevents the garage and basement from accumulating seasonal and bulky possessions. Sports and outdoor equipment, bicycles, holiday decorations, and heirloom furniture are just a few of the things that can overcrowd a home. They exist in the awkward space where you don’t need them every day but still use them often enough that you can’t throw them away.

It’s frustrating when things used once a year, or put away for months at a time, consume valuable space at home. With affordable self-storage, you can clear out the dusty, cobwebbed areas of your home and turn them into more liveable square footage in your home.

Organize your home by season.

There’s nothing more annoying than tripping over sleds and snowshoes in your garage in the middle of July. No matter how much you use seasonal recreation gear, it feels like it’s just sitting around taking up space on the off-months. One of the best ways to organize your home to take advantage of affordable self-storage is to sort through sports and outdoor equipment by season.

  • Swimming pool toys and floats
  • Kids sports equipment
  • Winter activities gear
  • Gardening equipment

Plastic bins and sports bags can organize smaller items together, making it easy to transport them between your home and your storage unit.

Only keep what you need at home.

While kids may play catch with baseball equipment year-round, more oversized items like football pads and hockey equipment, don’t get used as much during the off-season. Make sure everything is clean, and store it with dryer sheets and moisture-absorbing packets. That way, you’ll pick up fresh-smelling, tidy equipment when your family’s ready to get back on the field or ice.

Schedule a day every month or every other month to head to the storage unit to get out the items you need and replace them with last season’s equipment. The more convenient the locations for your affordable self-storage unit, the easier it is to make a trip rather than let things pile up in the garage.