Downsizing Tips from Cathedral Village Self Storage: What to Get Rid of, What Goes in a Storage Facility

October 29, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
October 29, 2015 - The idea of downsizing without losing your mind sounds like an impossible task to many people. The truth of the matter is that yes, downsizing can lead to a monstrous amount of stress for anyone who dreads living in clutter but loves their stuff. Creating a humble abode with limited room for all of your decorations, furniture and clothes is a challenge faced by many. While the idea of "just getting rid of your old stuff" sounds simple, doing so can actually be quite overwhelming. Regardless of why you are downsizing, Cathedral Village Self Storage offers some tips to make the entire process much easier!

Get Rid of Useless Items: When figuring out what to keep and what to get rid of, there is one simple rule to follow: if it has not been used in more than one year, get rid of it! You'll be amazed by how many useless items were taking up space in your home. Try having a yard sale with these items to make some extra money along the way.

Never Duplicate: Downsizing is the perfect time to take inventory of all of your belongings. When doing so, you'll start to realize that you probably have duplicates of many items. There is no need for two full sets of dishes, multiples of the same small appliances or several pieces of workout equipment. Get rid of the duplicate and keep the best of the bunch. This will help free up a lot of space in a short amount of time.

The Three Bin Method: Part of the reason people have such a hard time downsizing is because they can't get organized. The three bin method makes it much easier to tackle the project. All that you need is three, large bins: one for items to keep, another for items to sell and the last for items that you will give away to charity. Your belongings will be significantly easier to manage when they are divided up like this.

Storage Facility: For all of those items that you absolutely don't want to get rid but don't have space for, opt for a storage facility. These provide you with a safe and secure place to store all of your items. They work well for seasonal items, special mementos, old photographs, extra pieces of furniture and whatever other items you don't have the space for in your home. You can access all of the items when you need them again, but in the meantime they will be kept nice and safe in storage.

All in all, downsizing doesn't have to be a stressful time of your life. Simply take on the help of the previously listed tips and you will be done downsizing in no time. If you find that you have special items that need safe keeping in a Palm Springs storage facility, contact Cathedral Village Self Storage. Centrally located in the Coachella Valley, we offer state-of-the-art security, convenient 24/7 access and a resident manager who can help you determine your storage needs. Give us a call at 760-770-7651 and start planning how you will use all the extra space in your home!

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