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November 1, 2023

Decluttering Your Home: Utilizing an Iowa Storage Unit for a Fresh Start

The process of decluttering your home ends with putting items into an Iowa self storage unit. Here are some additional decluttering tips.
Whether you’re in the process of downsizing, simplifying your life, or preparing for a major home renovation, the task of decluttering your home can feel overwhelming. To make the process of decluttering more manageable, using storage units to organize in Iowa is often recommended.  Here at Elite Self Storage, your Iowa self-storage professionals, we recommend approaching the process of decluttering in stages and creating a “declutter your home” checklist to prioritize the areas that need decluttering. Here are some valuable tips for decluttering your home effectively.  Ready to declutter your home? Reserve an Iowa storage unit today! 

Use Containers for Sorting

Before you embark on your decluttering journey, have designated containers ready for the sorting items. These containers can be categorized as follows:
  • Put Away: Items that have strayed from their original storage spaces
  • Fix/Mend: Items that require minor repairs or alterations before they can be put away
  • Recycle: Items made of recyclable materials
  • Trash: Items that need to be discarded in the household trash
  • Donate: Unwanted items that are still in good condition and can be donated to charitable organizations or individuals

Follow These Decluttering Rules

  • 20/20 Rule: If you can replace an item for $20 or less in under 20 minutes, consider letting it go. 
  • 80/20 Rule: We use 20 percent of our belongings 80 percent of the time, so consider storing or getting rid of the remaining 80 percent. 
  • Five Second Rule: When sorting through items, give yourself five seconds to recall the last time you used them. If you can’t remember, it’s time to part with it. 

Utilizing an Iowa Storage Unit to Declutter Your Home

As you declutter your home, you’ll likely come across items you want to keep but don’t have space for in your house. This is where our Iowa storage facility can be a game-changer. Our storage units offer a practical solution for preserving valuable possessions without crowding your home.  Here are some specific areas where a storage unit can be immensely beneficial. 
  • Seasonal Items: Store seasonal items such as holiday decorations, winter clothing, and sports equipment in  your storage unit. This helps keep your home organized and ensures that these items are readily accessible when needed. 
  • Furniture: If you’re in the midst of a home renovation or have excess furniture that doesn’t fit your current living space, a storage unit can safeguard these pieces from damage or wear. 
  • Sentimental Keepsakes: Preserve sentimental items like family heirlooms, childhood mementos, and photo albums in a secure storage unit to free up space at home while ensuring their protection. 
  • Business Inventory: For business owners or entrepreneurs, a storage unit can serve as a cost-effective solution for storing excess inventory, documents, or equipment. 
  • Seasonal Recreational Equipment: Bicycles, camping gear, and outdoor recreational equipment can be stored in your unit during the off-season, allowing you to make the most of your space at home. 

Book Your Iowa Storage Unit Today

Begin your decluttering journey today by taking a look at our storage units at Elite Self Storage. If you’re not sure what size unit you need, utilize our handy storage unit calculator Reach out today at 712-255-7176 to book your storage unit and start decluttering your home!