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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution Using Self Storage

A-1 Self Storage | January 2, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

It’s one thing to set a New Year’s resolution, but who really follows through with it? This year, let self storage turn your 2020 New Year’s goals into habits. A few of the most popular resolutions for 2020 include being more active and living a healthier lifestyle, organizing homes and offices, and managing finances better.

Before you start, write your goals down. Are they realistic? Maybe you’d like to be more active this year. Let’s take a look at the best uses and sizes for each resolution.

Be More Active/Live a Healthier Lifestyle

A trip to the gym is easy to pass up, but what if you could bring the gym to your home? Use a self storage unit to declutter any room in your home. Take a look around and honestly evaluate what you do and don’t use. If it means storing that end table that’s just for looks or even extra chairs you only use when you’re hosting. A 5x5 storage unit will do the trick to help you make room for more activity. You do not need all the fancy equipment a gym has, all you need is enough room to lay out a yoga mat and a few small weights if you wish. Maybe you already have a storage unit hiding gym equipment. Swap it out!

Tip to keep up with your fitness goals: Mix up your workout routine! Maybe one day it’s an energizing cardio workout and the next is a restorative yoga flow. Any exercise is one step closer to meeting your 2020 goals!

Get Organized

Recuperating your home after taking down holiday decorations and tidying up after visitors is the motivation behind this resolution, but once everything is back in its place, this resolution often gets left behind. As you are cleaning your home and storing holiday decorations, start your spring cleaning! It doesn’t always have to take place in the spring. Get rid of, or donate old holiday decorations, and items you did not use in 2019If you have items that you aren’t ready to let go of, rent a storage unit!

Seasonal clothing, furniture pieces, holiday decorations, and memory boxes are great items to start with. They often take up space with little year-round usage and are easy to pack up and retrieve when you need them. The size of the unit is dependent on how much you will need to store. If you plan to store all your holiday décor to make room in the garage for DIY hobbies or an at-home gym, a 5x5 will work well for you! If you’re storing any large furniture pieces along with other personal belongings or need room in your unit for easy accessibility, you may want to consider a 5x7.

Tip for staying organized: Put items away the second you are done with them and set monthly check-in goals. Each month tackle one room or category to touch upon. For example, you may start big during January and set the garage (or a section of it) as your goal. Then February might be your closet.

Manage Your Finances Better

If you already have a self storage unit you may want to reconsider what you are storing. Can you sell any of your belongings to kick off your new savings account? If not, take a look around your home and chose a number of items you no longer use but have not found time or acceptance to let go of and put them in a storage unit. Return to your unit in 6 months. If you have not used the items, its time to sell them or donate them! You can now add to your savings and continue using this exercise as you feel comfortable. The idea of only holding on to things you need will also help re-shape your purchasing habits. The next time you’re out and feel the impulse to make a purchase, consider the longevity of the item and whether or not it will end up in your storage unit in the next few months only to be resold for less.

Tip to stay on track: Have a friend or loved one help you start adding items to your storage unit! You need someone who will be honest and help you part ways with your items.

Self storage is a great way to get organized and help you reach your 2020 goals no matter what they are. What’s better than a clean and organized home to start your new year and begin tracking your new goals? Give our friendly storage experts a call and we will gladly get you set up with the right size unit that fits your budget and your needs!

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