Summer is in full swing! For Middle Tennessee residents, that means the humidity and heat are here. The longer days give everyone a little extra time to get some yard work done and clean up the house. We have some storage tips for decluttering your home to get to have the most amazing summer!
What You Should Declutter
1. Winter Decor
You might have been putting it off, but now is the time to finally get it organized. Go ahead and remove the last traces of winter decorations.
2. Winter Clothing
Put away your heavy winter coats. If you have a self-storage unit, go ahead and keep them there until you need them again. You can grab other things you will need this summer while you’re there.
3. Summer Clothes
It’s been a few months since you’ve had the opportunity to wear some of your summer clothes. Go ahead and take the time to donate anything you haven’t worn in years. Donate ill-fitting pieces instead of throwing them away.
4. Summer Accessories
Old sandals and hats should head to the donation pile as well. Summer sandals take quite a beating. Broken straps, buckles, or split soles aren’t going to be much use for you. This goes for sunglasses, as well.
5. Toiletries and Sunscreen
Old, expired lotions can hit the trash. You don’t need them. Additionally, anything you purchased with a winter scent can get packed away. Check your sunscreens while you are editing down your toiletries. Sunscreen expires, and the last thing you want to do is not keep your skin protected.
6. Bathing Suits and Accessories
Get rid of bathing suits that aren’t fitting or have seen their expiration date. They can become stretched and worn. If that’s the case, they are just taking up space and you don’t need them. Same goes for the accessories. Coverups, hats, towels, and flip-flops need to be tossed or donated if they aren’t pulling their weight anymore.
7. Pool Toys and Beach Chairs
If you’re one of the lucky Middle Tennessee residents that has a pool you might find yourself overwhelmed with pool toys or beach chairs in your garage or storage. Throw away old or broken pool toys, floats, noodles, goggles, and chairs. Also, consider towels or beach bags that might be broken or disintegrating.
8. Gardening Supplies
Check all watering cans are still functioning. Gardening gloves should have both a right and a left. Those that don’t can be tossed. Pruning shears and spades should be in working condition. Any extra gardening tools can move to your self-storage unit.
9. Patio Furniture
Maybe you moved house; perhaps you changed your style. Regardless, if you have extra outdoor furniture and accessories, they can be donated or sold online. Think about the different rugs, cushions, chairs, tables, or umbrellas. Are they in good condition but you aren’t ready to part? Consider putting them in self-storage as well.
10. Outdoor Games and Equipment
Your garage might be overflowing with outdoor toys and equipment. Toss out broken kiddie pools. While you’re at it, look for other kids toys that might be damaged. It could be roller skates, baseball gloves, bicycles they’ve outgrown, or other toys that they no longer use. Adult toys should be considered too. Corn holes, grills, or kayaks can either be sent to the trash or put in storage if they are a duplicate.
Self-Storage Units in Middle Tennessee
It might be hard to part with these items, especially if they are in good condition. For that reason, there is self-storage. Self-storage units are the answer to clutter control. These storage tips will help you make the mos out of it. Some of the summer activities call for larger objects like beach chairs, canoes, or bocce. You can put them in a storage unit since they aren’t needed on a daily basis. For more information about the self-storage units at Stuff It Inn Storage, visit our website.