Tackling the Clutter

If you are anything like me, your dining room table has a tendency to collect clutter amid the hustle and bustle of daily life.  Why is that?  For me it is the things that just don’t have a place that tend to find their way to the table.  An organized and clutter free space really does contribute to lower stress levels.

Creating intentional, convenient spaces makes all the difference when trying to tackle the clutter.  Here’s some tips from our storage experts:

Get a mail organizer.  Look for wall mount to save counter space.  If the mail has a place to go, it won’t find its way to the table.

Get a coat rack, or a rack/cubby combo.  I like to think my kids will take the time to hang their coats in the closet when coming inside, but let’s be honest, half the time I don’t either.  Coats tend to get hung on the back of dining room chairs while hats and gloves end up on the table.  After a couple days it has turned into a pile.    Racks and cubbies just inside the door offer a convenient, organized alternative.

Find a spot for keys.  A decorative dish, or series of hooks just inside the door.  Once keys end up on the table it can be a headache to locate them when you need them.

Create a charging station for your devices.  There are some really neat charging station organizers out there.  It’s worth the investment!

Consider a buffet, armoire, or secretary.  Let’s face it, no matter how well intentioned you might be, life happens.  Having the right furniture makes all the difference.

Store anything infrequently used.  Kitchen and entryway space is prime real estate.  Pack up and store anything you don’t use regularly.  Fine china used once a year?  While displaying in a hutch or stacking in a buffet is tempting, those spaces can go to better use storing the things you use daily.

Our lobbies carry a full selection of packing supplies, give us a ring and our storage counselors can help you figure out how best to pack.  And if you find yourself in need of a little extra space we have a plethora of options to choose from!  We can help you choose the perfect storage space for your needs and for optimum value, we make storage simple.

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