Solutions for Your Storage Headaches

Almost everyone faces challenges when trying to organize their house to make use of the space most efficiently. Although these headaches can be painful, there are a variety of storage options for your home. Here are a few options to help you alleviate this aggravating issue.


If you are financially able to, the best option for your storage needs is self-storage. There are many facilities that offer low cost rentals. If you’re not sure how long you require the space for, you can choose to rent on a month-to-month basis. If you are sure that you will be renting the storage place for quite some time, most places offer storage spaces for 6 months and up to a year at a time. These rental spaces are highly secured and your storage bin can be accessed at almost any time. Heated storage is also offered by some companies should you need it.


If you need a storage solution but are on a fixed budget, the best thing you can do is reorganize the space you already have available. If you have a spare room, utilize it! You can make use of that room to store and organize your possessions. However, if you don’t have a spare room and have your belongings scattered throughout your house, try using items such as plastic bins to organize and store. Plastic bins can come in all sizes and even different colors. If you have shoes or extra clothing that need to be stored away, a bin is perfect for this. Even little ornaments and trinkets can be stored in these bins when you’re not using them. You may also install storage shelves inside closets to make even more use of space.

Store Possessions with Friends or Relatives

If you know of friends or relatives who have extra space that they are not using, try to see if they would be willing to let you use the space to store your extra belongings you don’t need at the time. If they seem a little hesitant, offer them financial compensation, even if it’s just a little bit. Most of the time, people won’t care if you keep a few boxes in a spare room.

Downsize or Donate

Lastly, if you don’t have the financial means to pay for monthly storage or you don’t know of anyone who can hang onto your things, perhaps you should think about throwing away or donating what you don’t use. If clothes are overtaking your room, perhaps it’s time to sort through the piles and decide what you wear more often than not. A great way to get rid of clutter is to have a yard sale. This could even generate a small profit while creating the space that you require. Just make sure you don’t spend your earnings on more items!

While being overrun with extra items in your household may give you a headache, there are plenty of options out there to relieve this burden. Any of the above tips will help you get started.

This article was written by freelance writer and mother of three, Kathryn Thompson.  Follow her on Twitter: @katht35

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