SPRING CLEANING TO SPARK JOY Marie Kondo invented the KonMari method of organization, which asks you to look at your belongings and ask yourself, “Does this spark joy?” If something makes you unhappy, it’s time to find a new place for it. Now that Spring is here, it’s the perfect time to do some spring cleaning the Marie Kondo way. Are you ready to clean out and declutter your home? Step One in Spring Cleaning To get started on your spring cleaning, just take an afternoon to walk through your home. Find any extra clothes, boxes of knick-knacks, files, toys, books, music, and movies laying around. Go through your garage and take a serious look at your lawn equipment, extra furniture, and holiday décor. As you pull out each item, ask yourself, “Does this spark joy?”If looking at that item makes you frustrated or annoyed, or doesn’t spark any emotion at all, it’s time to get rid of it. You may even find something brings you joy, but it’s taking up space in your home and causing you grief. Marie Kondo would tell you to donate what you can, move things you need to keep elsewhere, and trash the rest. Spring Cleaning Your Way Into Storage Now, once you have collected some items that need a new home, it’s time to find a place to put them. That’s where Modern Storage® steps in! The best way to find joy in your home again is to move out the clutter and get it locked away in a secure storage unit. Depending on how much you need to declutter, we can recommend a variety of storage unit sizes to suit you: 5x5—store small boxes of files, boxes, clothes, décor, tec. 5x10—store small furniture and larger décor in addition to some boxes 10x10—store lawn equipment and larger furniture in addition to boxes 10x15—store a mixture of everything cluttering your house, up to two or three bedrooms worth of joyless stuff For help figuring out what size storage unit you need, you can always use our storage calculator tool. Add ...
July 13th, 2021
GET YOUR SPRING CLEANING PROJECT STARTED NOW Springtime is always a big time for cleaning, reorganizing, and moving. If the coronavirus pandemic has you sheltering at home, this Spring has become perhaps the very best time to clean and reorganize. If you’re ready to start such a big project, we have tons of spring cleaning tips you are free to take. Where Do I Start? Like most projects in life, taking the first step is the hardest when you want to start spring cleaning. That’s why you’re consulting us – the experts! We have some spring cleaning tips to help you start strong: Go room-by-room around your home, taking inventory of every item. Break your list into three categories: needed items, donation-worthy items, and valuable items. Unload everything in your closets, sheds, garages, etc. or, if space permits, simply look around each one and take inventory. If you’re like most people, these spaces are full of items you didn’t know where to put after a failed attempt at spring cleaning in previous years. Now is the time to give these items a second, and final, look! It’s time to decide whether these items are really worth keeping. If you need more help deciding which items you really need, you may enjoy consulting the KonMari organization method developed by Marie Kondo. Basically, you need to ask yourself if every item makes you happy. If not, it’s time to give it a new home. What Should I Trash, Sell, or Donate? Once you’ve decided what you need to keep, it’s time to get rid of everything else. We bet you can’t make to be free of the clutter! Are you ready to make real progress on your spring cleaning project? We have more tips for determining where all the extras should go. Trash While you were going room-by-room, we’re willing to bet you came across a lot of clutter. We’re talking stuff you will never use again, and stuff nobody else will want to use. All of it can be recycled, or simply ...
July 13th, 2021