Some people consider folding a few t-shirts and making the bed the most organizing they’ll ever do in their lives. That if they accomplish that, then they’ve done a tremendous job in cleaning up. On the other side of the coin, some are consummate organizers. At Proguard Self Storage when this type of person well. They continually amaze us with their displays of organization, orderliness, and creativity in the way they store items. We’ve created this guide to illustrate the different kinds of organizing that we’ve witnessed over the years that continue to surprise us.
Get Rid of the Excess First
The first question you should consider before placing any household items in storage is if you really want to hold onto them in the long term? The article, Clear the Clutter: Garage Edition, can help you decide what items in your garage you need to dispose of and what you want to store for a later date?
Another area of your home where you can take a look at getting rid of any excess is your personal closet. In our article Closet Crash Course, Part 1, we discuss the importance of having a good layout in your closet. That includes proper lighting, hooks where you need them, surface area that you can use. But all of that is useless if you have clothes hanging in your closet that you no longer use. Simply occupying much-needed space.
If you need help getting rid of the excess, one of the queens of simplifying living is Marie Kondo. The Japanese minimalist has made the simple “less is more” lifestyle very appealing to many. In our article, “Marie Kondo-Ing,” your Houston Home, we’ll introduce you to some rules Marie uses to simplify a home that you can use.
Amazing Storage Ideas
To the uninitiated home, storage involves lots of cardboard boxes and bubble wrap. However, it involves magnetic strips, tension rods, cork boards, and many more items for the ultra-organized. In our article, The Quirkiest (Yet Best) Home Storage Ideas You’ve got to Try, we feature some of the most creative storage solutions we’ve ever seen. Not only do they maximize space, but they also preserve valuable items and make your storage area easily accessible. In a similar article, Home Storage Hacks-Make the Most of Your Space, we explore some of the easiest ways to make more space in your home to store items.
If you have non-traditional pieces to store, for instance, musical instruments, then our article, How to Store Musical Equipment for Long Periods of Time. Many items fall under the musical equipment umbrella, from a guitar to the drum set and amplifier. Most of them don’t do well being stored in the garage in the long term. They require a climate-controlled environment and Proguard Self Storage is the perfect environment for them.
Another area that seems to amass a lot of extra items, especially toys, is the pool. In Houston, pools are a must-have, especially in the warm summer months, which comprise more than half of our year. In our article, Summer Pool Storage-5 Must-Try Hacks! We offer several different tips regarding how to keep your aquatic area organized and looking good.
Keeping it Clean!
Once your closet, home, or office is free of clutter, it’s time to clean it. Get rid of the dust and dirt. All of us at Proguard Self Storage love a good clean! Our articles Deep Cleaning Strategies and 5 Feng Shui Tips for a Cleaner Home are excellent articles explaining very different kinds of cleaning strategies.
Getting and Staying Organized
Now’s your chance to get and stay organized. In our articles 4 Tips for Keeping your Apartment Neat and Organized and 5 Clever Storage Ideas from an Amazing Tiny House, the focus is on keeping smaller spaces organized and neat.
Proguard and Organization
Now that you’ve gotten rid of the excess, stored what you want to keep, cleaned-up, and gotten organized, you can breathe a sigh of relief. You’re done!
However, should you find yourself hooked on organizing and are eyeing other rooms in your home, our article, 5 Organization Blogs you Should Subscribe to Today! will satisfy your newfound interest in all things having to do with tidiness.
If you are in the need of storage, learn more about our storage locations in the Houston, Texas area on our website.