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Declutter & Reclaim Your Space: Temporary Storage Strategies

In many instances, life transitions can leave you in need of just a bit more space than your current home affords. Whether you’re decluttering, downsizing, undergoing home renovations, or simply need a place to store your seasonal gear, temporary storage provides a flexible solution to keep your belongings safe without overcrowding your living spaces. Renting self storage close to home offers the convenience of easily accessible extra space, acting as an extension of your home where you can store items you don’t need on a daily basis. From holiday decorations to sports equipment, temporary storage at Stack-N-Stor can be the key to maintaining a clutter-free and organized home. Dive into our expert tips on leveraging temporary storage effectively, ensuring that your items are stored safely and you and your home have the space you need to thrive.

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Efficient Use of Temporary Storage: Stack-N-Stor’s Expert Tips


Sort Items for Storage

Start by selecting items that do not play a part in your daily routine. This includes seasonal clothing, extra furniture, festive decorations, and kitchenware that sees infrequent use. Storing these items away in a self storage unit can significantly free up space in your living areas. Organize these belongings into categories and compile an inventory list to help you stay organized and easily locate items when they’re needed again. Remember that with proper preparation, your storage rental will always be easy to access, so any items you pack will still be convenient for you retrieve.


Choosing the Ideal Storage Unit and Facility

How do you know which storage unit size to rent without getting too much or too little space? For a few boxes or smaller items, a compact unit will do, while larger pieces like furniture sets may require a more spacious unit. Utilize our online storage calculator for guidance with your specific load. Consider the location of the facility for ease of access. Preferably, your chosen facility will be close to your home, work, or regular destinations, or it sits along your normal commute. Read more of our expert tips about choosing the best self storage fit for you.


Organized Packing and Accessibility

One of the biggest tips we can give you to preserve your belongings is to invest in some quality moving supplies. Use sturdy boxes for packing, and ensure each one is clearly labeled with its contents and the room it came from. This makes identifying your items straightforward, and when unpacking, you can easily move them into their proper room. Wrap delicate items in bubble wrap or packing paper for extra protection. In need of packing supplies? Visit the Stack-N-Stor location nearest to you for a wide selection of supplies. 

When it comes to organizing your unit, arrange it so that items you may need to access frequently are placed at the front. Valuables are better placed toward the back, farthest from the door. Whether you rent a large or small space, leaving a walkable aisle down the center of your packed belongings will aid you in the future when you go to access and organize different items. Find more self storage organizing tips here!


Maximizing Your Newly Freed Space

With the clutter safely stored away, think about how you can repurpose the newly available space in your home. Whether it’s transforming a guest room into a home office or converting a seasonal storage closet into a spacious walk-in pantry, the additional space opens up a realm of possibilities. Stack-N-Stor is here to support your journey toward a more organized and peaceful home environment.


Month-by-Month Leases Make Temporary Storage Easy

No need to lock yourself into long contracts just for some additional space. Take advantage of Stack-N-Stor’s month-by-month leases to find a temporary storage solution that fits your needs and budget. With three locations across the Hudson River Valley, we are equipped to help you with storage loads of all sizes. Our climate-controlled and temperature-controlled storage options offer top-of-the-line protection through New York winters and changing seasons. Meanwhile, our drive-up storage units provide the ultimate convenience with quick and easy access. You can browse all our available storage units, including our vehicle storage options, online!

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Katie Mest

Katie Mest

About the Author: Katie Mest is a Content Marketing Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors and snuggling in with a crochet project and her cat, Billie.