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New Year’s Resolutions for Organizing Your Home

With a new year on the horizon, many homeowners are now considering how best to organize their home for the year ahead. The new year brings with it a new focus on goals and the potential changes that might take place in the near future. Making changes often begins with building a settled foundation in the home, and this can start now with a little organizing of your home space. Many people don’t know where to begin with the organizational process, and so here are some tips from our self-storage experts suggesting several new year’s resolutions for organizing your home.

Resolution 1: I Will Organize My Home

Taking the time now to declutter your home space can make the organizing process a lot easier. For example, you might consider throwing away any inessential paper documents and storage discs that you no longer use. Many out of use items can pile up around your home and begin to take up valuable space. For example, how many movies in your current DVD collection do you watch regularly? Streaming media is now the ideal option for getting back your home space. Take the time to remove CDs and DVDs from your home.

Here are several additional steps you can take to declutter your home:

  • Choose paperless billing

    You’ll minimize the use of a key natural resource and prevent those old bills from piling up around your home by selecting paperless options from your lenders, cell phone companies, and utility firms.

  • Stop buying older books

    Paperback books might be the perfect option for rainy days, but you don’t have to spend so much time collecting them. Simply buy the latest novels via your Kindle or Kobo to save time, money and space in your home.

  • Throw away old toys

    Your kids are growing up quickly, and may not need those old toys and games anymore. Ask them to organize their belongings and to make decisions about what to keep and what can be removed from the home.

  • Resolution 2: I Will Stop Buying Inessential Items


    It’s time to get a handle on your impulsive shopping and to be a little more selective about the items that you bring home. You don’t need to spend money buying that new bookshelf from your local hardware store. You don’t need another device cluttering your living room space. You can take a proactive approach to organizing the home by minimizing new belongings. Here are several steps you can take to reduce the number of items you add to your home over the year ahead:

  • Ask yourself if you really need a product

    Before buying that new item for your home, make sure it’s actually required. You might think that the new dish set is an essential addition to the home now, but what are you going to do with the old one? Take time to consider the item’s value before you complete the purchase.

  • Consider your storage space

    Another important consideration before buying a product is the available storage space. Where would you keep the new product if you were to buy it?  Ensure there’s enough space within the home for any new purchases.

  • Resist the sale

    Just because that new item is on sale doesn’t mean you have to buy it and bring it into your home. Take the time to consider your purchases carefully and only add new belongings to the home if you’re sure they’re required and you can fit them within the property.

  • Resolution 3: I Will Optimize My Home Storage

    Making better use of your home storage space is one of the easiest ways to minimize the clutter and improve the amount of space within your home. Do you know what’s in each of the drawers within your house? Make sure you take the time to go through each of the drawers and your shelving units to ensure that you’re making effective use of the space. The best forms of storage allow you to place items out of the way but still within reach when you need them. Consider the following additional tips for organizing your home storage areas:

  • Increase storage space with a standing shelf

    Take the time to increase your storage space options with additions such as a standing shelf. You can find standing shelf products at affordable pricing across the country.

  • Label all storage spaces

    Another common mistake homeowners make is not labelling their storage areas. This can make it difficult to find an essential product when you need it. Look at your storage areas and label them directly to ensure you know exactly where all important items can be found.

  • Commit to storage area maintenance
  • You should also take the time to maintain your storage spaces regularly. At least once every few weeks, you should check the spaces around your home to ensure that they’re being used optimally. This can help to limit potential hazards such as spilled products or unsafe storage of electrical equipment.

    Turn to Abacus Self Storage for Guidance

    Taking the time now to speak with a qualified storage expert can help ensure that your home is kept in immaculate condition for the years ahead. Our trusted team at Abacus Self Storage has decades of experience in this area of the marketplace. We’re known for our understanding of home storage requirements and our commitment to offering a safe storage space for our clients. You can turn to our team for:

  • Answers to your storage questions

    If you have a complex storage problem, we can address the issue using our decades of experience to form cohesive solutions.

  • Swift responses

    We’re available around the clock to offer storage services to clientele. Our experienced team will respond quickly with a solution to your challenges and ensure your belongings are protected.

To learn more about our team and our history in the marketplace, please call our offices today.

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