When it comes to home storage, things can get a little bit annoying when you realize you might not have had as much room in that little nook space as you originally thought you did.
This can go for all of the other spaces in your home or apartment until, at the end of the day, you have given up and are staring into the mess of clothes and trinkets on the ground that resembles a packrat’s living quarters.
In this article, we’ll go over some simple things you can do to create more room for yourself by storing the right items in the right location.
We’ll start with the bottom and go up. What better place to start than your own basement? Because it is a place that is vulnerable to potential flooding if you live in wetter environments, you’ll want to use this location to store plastic furniture, children’s toys, kitchen supplies, and other factory manufactured goods.
Unlike paper or wooden products that can suffer from mold thanks to the basement’s inherently humid environment, plastic utensils and toys don’t have are constructed of advanced plastic polymers that are not affected by the warmer temperature settings found in the basement.
In addition to these items, a basement is also a place where you can store other reusable items like faux Christmas trees and Christmas ornaments and decorations. Just pack them up in a box and ship them downstairs once the winter months are over.
Attic storage is a great place to keep items that you don’t plan to use for a long time. On the same token, you also don’t want to store things up there that are also prone to temperature damage. Durable fabrics and large travel bags that you use for longer trips out of the country are great items that you can store in the attic.
While what you store in the attic or basement is dependent on the temperature of the location, a storage unit can store pretty much anything. All you need to make sure is the size of what you are storing is adequate for the unit you are renting out.
Since climate control is a major part of self-storage, you don’t have to worry about material degradation. If you don’t have enough space in your home for storage, take your extra items on down to a self-storage location near you.
At the end of the day, the last thing you want is an unkempt home or apartment. Hopefully, this article gives you some pointers on where you can adequately store your unused goods.