How Self Storage in Joplin Can Help You Keep Your New Year Clutter-Free!

A new year is right around the corner, so many of us are taking a break from our holiday shopping to think about New Year's resolutions. Two of the top resolutions every year are to enjoy life to the fullest and to get more organized.

At Countryside Self Storage in Joplin, we think these two resolutions go hand in hand! After all, when you live a well-organized, clutter-free life, you'll be able to enjoy your time a lot more, especially at home. Here are just a few of the ways that self storage in Joplin can help make your year more clutter-free and personally enjoyable:

Self Storage Helps Reduce "Clutter Creep" – What is "clutter creep?" It's the tendency for things to get cluttered as time goes on. You may clean the house from stem to stern on New Year's Eve, but a few months in, things start to pile up. With a self storage unit, though, you can put stuff into storage to make more room for everything to stay neat and tidy at home!

Self Storage Helps You Discover What You Never Use – It's easy to keep things around because we "might need them." But those things take up space, get in the way, and cause all kinds of little impediments to us living our best lives.

Once you start to sort, select, and pack for self storage, however, you'll find things that you never use. Whatever you've got in the back of the kitchen cabinets or stored in the recesses of the hall closet can probably safely go into storage instead. What's more, once something's in storage, you'll get a better idea of whether you really need it at all. If you put it into storage, never take it out, and forget it's there, maybe next time you're sorting things, you can let it go entirely.

Self Storage is a Place for All That Paperwork – There are a lot of papers that we keep around but rarely need: tax documents, receipts, bills, schoolwork, personal documents, you name it. These may be in files or boxes, but wherever they are, they take up a lot of space. Often you have to keep them, but you rarely need to access them. That makes them a perfect candidate for climate controlled self storage in Joplin! Just pack them up and get them out of the way until you need them at tax time or whenever.

Self Storage is Great for "Acquired" Stuff – We all have things that we didn't pick for ourselves, whether it's something we inherited, something that our parents brought over, gifts we were given over the holidays, or a hand-me-down from a friend. Whatever it is, we may not need it or even want it, but because someone we care about gave it to us, we don't want to let it go. Fortunately, it can find a safe, out-of-the-way home in storage.

Self Storage Lets You Retain Your Emotional Attachment – Just because you never use something doesn't mean that you want to get rid of it. From your wedding dress to baby clothes and toys to family heirlooms, some items are priceless. But those precious memories also take up space. Self storage allows you to "let it go" in a way that is both stress-free and impermanent, knowing that it'll still be there if you want it.

If you're thinking of making de-cluttering one of your New Year's resolutions this year or just need someplace to store all those inflatable lawn decorations once the holiday season is over, contact Countryside Self Storage at any of our Joplin, Pittsburg, or Frontenac locations.