5 Easy Steps For Home Organization to Declutter Your Life

Do you ever look around your home and say “I’ve got to do something about all this stuff!” Then it’s time to declutter.

So what’s the best way to get started? We asked Jennifer Bakos, Site Manager at our Apple Self-Storage Danforth location for her suggestions. Here are five of her favourite home organization tips for tackling a decluttering project.

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6 Ways A Storage Unit Makes Living In Toronto Easier

When you’re living in a big city like Toronto you’re most likely not going to have a whole lot of extra space. So what do you do with all your beloved belonging, furniture and possessions? Self-storage is an affordable way to enjoy spacious, clutter-free living in a small space, while still keeping the things you love.

We asked Denis Joshua, Facility Manager at Apple Self-Storage Toronto, for his thoughts on ways that a Toronto self storage unit can make life in the city easier and more affordable.

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5 Ways A Storage Unit Can Help You Achieve Your 2018 Goals

We all have them… New Year’s Resolutions! They’re our best intentions that we may or may not achieve throughout the year. Now that 2018 is here, we asked Patricia Wynowsky from Apple Self-Storage in Kitchener how a storage unit can help turn those resolutions into reality!

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Living with Less: 7 Tips to Start Decluttering Your Home

Have you looked around your home recently and noticed how much stuff you’ve accumulated over the years? You probably have an ever-increasing assortment of furniture, possessions, electronics, knick knacks, and clutter that make up the day-to-day trappings of your modern life.

What if you were to whittle down everything that’s in your living space to just the essential items – the things that you actually need? This is the essence of minimalism where you don’t just declutter, you get rid of all the extra stuff and live clutter-free, forever.

Here are 7 tips to help you adopt a minimalist lifestyle and start living more by living with less.

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7 Smart Storage Tips for Christmas Decorations

The holiday season is over. While the festive spirit may be tucked away for another year, what about all your holiday decorations? All that festive finery, twinkling lights, breakable ornaments, artificial trees and inflatable snowmen can take up a lot of space in your house, garage, or condo.

Here are 7 creative storage ideas that will keep your decorations safe while saving valuable storage space. Plus, it will make it easier to decorate when the holidays roll around again.

1. Be Eggcentric

Use cardboard egg cartons to store small round ornaments that are breakable. Cartons are easy to stack up and safely tuck away. For larger round decorations, use plastic apple crates. Continue reading 7 Smart Storage Tips for Christmas Decorations

From Downsizing to Rightsizing: 6 Ways a Storage Unit Can Help

For many people, downsizing their home is all about rightsizing their life. Maybe the kids have (finally) moved out so you don’t need all those extra rooms. Perhaps you’ve moved in with a significant other and have to combine two residences into one. Or you’re heeding the call of the condo to get away from mowing the lawn and shoveling snow.

Whatever your reasons for downsizing, a storage unit can play an important role. Here are 6 tips to keep in mind.

  1. Declutter your house to stage it for sale

Staging a house can dramatically improve its resale value. The quickest way to declutter a home for staging is by renting a storage unit and putting the excess furniture and items into storage so that your home can attract the highest possible sale price. Continue reading From Downsizing to Rightsizing: 6 Ways a Storage Unit Can Help

4 Tips to Organize your Fall Closet

The days are getting colder and soon you’ll want to pull out a comfy sweater, but is it too cluttered in your closet to find it? You’ve heard of “Spring cleaning”, but that shouldn’t be the only time of year to clean up or clear-out. The Fall season is a good time to switch out your summer stuff and get ready for the colder days. A closet packed full with all 4 seasons will make your life more difficult than it should.

Storage Fall Closet

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From Downsizing to Divorce – 6 common events where storage units make life easier

When life throws us a curve ball, sometimes the only thing to do is to catch it … and put it into storage. There are a number of common events in our lives when a storage unit is the ideal solution to help you deal with the situation. In fact, at Apple Self Storage we refer to them as the “6 Ds” since these are among the top reasons people use self-storage. Whatever the circumstances, Apple Self Storage can help you select the right size unit and provide the packing supplies you need.

Here are 6 events you may benefit from a self-storage unit:

  1. DOWNSIZING

No room for your old stuff in your new home? Keep or sell it with a storage unit.

  • Figure out what doesn’t fit
    • Whether you’re going from a home to a condo or a retirement facility, you can store your extra stuff as you decide what fits and what you can’t bear to part with.
  • Save Heirloom
    • If grandparents are moving into a retirement home, they don’t have to get rid of all their stuff. They can keep items in storage and access it as needed, or save it for when the grand-kids are ready for it.
  • Use as Garage
    • If you no longer have a garage, put seasonal items into storage for each access such as the sea-doo, snowmobile, skis, and motor bikes.
  • Access at any time
    • Storage units are a better choice than portable storage. Once packed, you can’t access these. Storage units let you can come and go as you please and take what you need at any time.

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New Year’s Resolution: Declutter the Basement with a Storage Unit

Over the years you may have fallen victim to leaving boxes and boxes full of junk collecting dust in your basement. It’s now gotten to a point that no one can step foot down there. It’s easy to just ignore it and run upstairs right? If so, then decluttering the basement should probably be a priority on your New Year’s resolution list.

Decluttering basement with storage unit

Of course you can’t just throw it all away! You have memorabilia and valuables included in those piles. A storage unit can be helpful to store these items and declutter your basement immediately, and then sort the items later at your own convenience.

 

Here are 3 tips for using a storage unit to declutter the basement.

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