The long winter months often mean many more hours spent in your home than you otherwise would and for many of us, claustrophobia can often set in.
Regardless of the size of your home, you can keep that claustrophobic feeling in check and make your home much more enjoyable with some simple de-cluttering and organizing of your space.
Kill the Clutter
Does your kitchen table serve as your filing cabinet? Are your cupboards overflowing with yogurt containers? Is clean laundry making a permanent home in your living room?
Most of us fall victim to clutter in some form or another. Some save every envelope and receipt while others have a hard time sending their plastic containers to the recycling bin. No matter what your choice of clutter may be, getting rid of even a small amount of clutter in your home can be great for the soul. Organizing your bills and receipts, for example, not only helps you clean your space but also makes for easier bill payment and money management.
An uncluttered kitchen table is one of the easiest yet most important decluttering techniques you can do. Having your table free for meals is proven to be one of the best ways to communicate with your family.
Make Space at Your Entrance
All the gear necessary to get through the harsh Winnipeg winter can leave your entrance looking beyond disheveled. Coming home after a hard day’s work and being greeted to wet puddles from boots strewn all over the entrance and hats and mitts thrown on the floor can make anyone overwhelmed.
If you have closets at the front entrance, clean them out. Remove any seasonal items that you are not needing and consider storing them in storage boxes for the season. If you do not have a closet consider an inexpensive clothes horse to hang coats or install hooks in the wall.
Put baskets out for hats and mitts and scarves. If space is an issue, invest in an inexpensive boot rack that can stack several boots in one space.
If your things are overwhelming you and you are unable to downsize for whatever reason, consider a self-storage unit. A self-storage unit is an economical choice and with several sizes available, you can rent only the size you need
Total Storage offers climate controlled storage units in every size. We are fully secured and with 24-hour access you will never worry about accessing your unit. For more tips and advice contact our dedicated Self-Storage consultant at 204-832-8181.