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Freeing Up Space with a Storage Unit

 

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If you’re like most of the US, you’re probably currently participating in some form of social distancing, a time when you’re staying closer to home in an effort to help “flatten the curve” during the era of coronavirus contagion.

 

And, if you’re like many people, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed by being at home. Especially if you have children at home, you may be wishing for additional space to give them room to play, to spread out their toys and craft supplies, or to have a dedicated space available for homeschooling efforts.

 

While you can’t necessarily host a garage sale or give away items to your friends and relatives, this time can still be a great opportunity to free up space in your home. After all, with your social activities drastically diminished, you have plenty of time to focus on tidying, organizing, and purging your belongings.

 

We’ve put together a list of a few ways you might be able to get started freeing up space in your home using your storage unit.

 

Convert a Guest Room into a Home Office

Many people are working from home during this downtime, and it can be challenging to work peacefully from home when you’re in a houseful of people. If you have a guest room or extra bedroom in your home, now might be a great time to convert it into a home office.

 

You can relocate a bed from your guest room to your storage unit during this time and set up a desk area or workspace. If you’re not able to invest in a desk for a temporary office, you can always relocate a table from another area or your home, or you can even purchase a folding table or card table to use temporarily in the space.

 

Clear Out Toys to Control Stress

It seems logical that having a wide array of toys might make sense for keeping kids occupied at home. However, research shows that might not actually be the case.

 

Children who have too many toys may not engage fully with them and may easily become distracted, rather than immersing themselves in imaginative play. And, if you’re the parent of a child with too many toys, you know all too well how frustrating it can be to spend the entire day following behind them and cleaning up blocks, board games, Hot Wheels cars, and tiny figurines.

 

Taking toys to your storage unit can be a boost to your mental well-being as well as to your child’s. When you take some of the toys to your storage space, you leave fewer in your home and give your children a greater opportunity to engage with the items they have.

 

And, it’s easy to make a run to the storage unit and pick up some additional items when you’re ready to rotate them and provide some more variety.

 

Make Room for Fitness

Exercise boosts the immune system, improves mood, and increases overall health. However, if you’re accustomed to working out at a gym or in fitness classes, you may be feeling lost when it comes to figuring out how to maintain your commitment to physical activity.

 

One of the best ways to work out in your home might be to complete exercise videos. To do this, you might need to roll up and store away area rugs, so that you have room to work out in a spacious area (like a living room, game room or den) and so that your shoes don’t create unnecessary wear and tear on a rug or carpet.

 

Putting your rugs in storage during this time might also, from a practical perspective, limit the number of spills you have to blot away since you’ll have a full house and they’re likely to be inevitable.

 

Packing Away Party Platters

If you have children who are distance learning, you may want to set up a school workspace for them to give them a sense of normalcy and routine in these abnormal times. A breakfast nook or dining room can be designated as your school area, but if you hate seeing clutter, you may struggle with having computers, tablets, art supplies, and notebooks out all the time.

 

Parties are probably not going to be on your agenda anytime soon unless they’re the type that you conduct via videoconferencing, so why not pack up all your platters and party supplies to create some additional cabinet space in your “school room”?

 

Packing up these items should give you a few extra spaces to neatly store supplies and should make it easier for your children to begin adapting to a routine in their dedicated school space.

 

These are challenging times we are facing, and we all are ready to see the end and to get back to our normal lives and routines. However, until that day comes, the peace of mind and livability of your home can be greatly increased by using a storage unit to make your home more accessible.

 

Contact us today to discuss options and how MySpace Self Storage can give you access to a storage unit that makes your daily life more navigable and manageable.