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Anyone who has ever moved from a large home to a smaller one knows the stress of trying to fit all of your possessions into a cramped space. Moving to a new home is difficult enough, but how do you move everything you hold dear if you just can’t fit it all into your new home?

The answer is simple ― self storage.

If you’re not sure where to start, then keep reading for the best ways to downsize your household with the help of self-storage.

Step #1: Take measurements

Before you even consider packing anything, you need to measure your new home. Then, once you’ve done that, you should measure the furniture you’re planning on taking. There’s no point in packing up anything that you won’t be able to fit in any of the rooms. Measure once, and then measure again, just in case. You can never be too careful.

Moreover, you need to remember to tackle one room at a time instead of measuring everything throughout your house. That way, you can determine which items to prioritise. Trust us, it’s easy to get overwhelmed if you start big.

The best way to start is to go through each room and make an inventory of your electronics, furniture, and of course, your cherished objects. These are the things you will most certainly take along with you, and once you see what you have, you’ll know how much room you have left at your disposal.

Step #2: Get organised

The second thing you need to do is get organised. That means you need to start packing a few months in advance and planning out what possessions are most important to you. That’s what you will be packing first.

Get a piece of paper, and write down everything you plan on packing, and then you can just check every item off your list as you pack it up.

Starting early is important since you’re probably going to be changing your mind quite a bit until you get things right. But don’t get discouraged if you end up putting things in a box and taking them out several times. That’s all part of the process.

Step #3: Sell or donate some of the things you won’t be taking to the new home

If you’re planning on buying new items like furniture, clothes and other things, then you should consider selling or donating some of your old possessions. What’s more, you’ll feel great in the process!

Step #4: Get multipurpose furniture

If you’re planning on buying new furniture, then you should consider getting something multi-purpose. For example, instead of buying clunky armchairs, buy a sofa that you can turn into a bed. Or, you can install shelves that hang from your walls instead of buying large bookshelves.

How to use self-storage to declutter your home

Once you get rid of all the things you don’t absolutely need, you’re already going to feel much better. In fact, we’re positive you’ll feel as if a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders!

Now, over the years, everybody collects several things that they don’t want to get rid of. These memories can make your home look terribly cluttered, especially if you’re moving into a smaller space. That’s why self-storage is the best way to still keep all those precious memories with you without cluttering your entire home.

The best thing to do is to buy some sturdy packing boxes, and once you’ve organised everything you would like to store inside your unit, write down the contents on the box. That way, you don’t have to rip open every box in order to see what’s inside.

We’re here to help

If you’re not sure where you can find a good storage unit, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! U Store It has some amazing units to offer. They’re clean, and well-lit, and you can even choose from a variety of different sizes, depending on how many things you will be storing.

Furthermore, you can book a unit on a monthly basis. We have seven custom-built units available across the country, so there is something for everyone!

Contact us, and we will find something that’s perfect for you.