Declutter your Home, Declutter Your Mind
Make Decluttering Your New Year’s Resolution
If you missed the memo on decluttering before January – not to worry! There is no time like the start of a new year to assess what areas of your home need extra attention when it comes to organizing. And here’s the main reason why: cleaning up your living space has a positive impact on your mental health. Research has shown that there is a strong correlation between clutter and high levels of stress and anxiety. So, here are a few simple steps to take in order to declutter your home and boost your well-being for 2022.
The need for two sets of tires means keeping them in good condition and stored safely in the off-season is a priority. If you live in a condo building, tires can take up a lot of room in limited storage spaces. And if you’re lucky enough to have a garage attached to your home, it may seem like you have all the extra space to store your tires – but when temperatures drop, moisture and extreme cold can impact your tires’ lifespan. Ultimately, the question of where to store your tires boils down to three main considerations: space, security and tire maintenance....
As the temperature dips, the days grow shorter and kids get back into the swing of school, it’s time to think about packing up your summer stuff to keep everything secure during the cold months ahead. Whether you have a big backyard filled with the remnants of summer activities or a couple of bikes lingering in the hallway of your condo, everything from patio furniture to sporting equipment has to be tucked away somewhere safe until next year. Here are some ideas for keeping your summer items safe – and why it’s useful to have a convenient space to store them that isn’t your already cluttered garage or basement.
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To avoid driving in Montreal’s Winters
Winters in Montreal are notorious for their freezing winds, heavy snowstorms and, above all, mountainous piles of snow. Driving to, from or even in the city is not only troublesome, but can be potentially dangerous and costly. Even finding a parking space is next to impossible. The best way to avoid these headaches this winter is to store your vehicle and use Montreal’s trusted public transportation system, at least until the much anticipated Spring time!
1) Store your Summer gear for next year
In the self-storage industry, we encourage our tenants to treat their storage unit as a kind of “Seasonal Closet”. Instead of cluttering your home with kiddie pools, golf clubs, canoes, kayaks, and all the things that make Summer great, put them in a storage unit until next year. And in exchange, bring home the things you will need to prepare for Montreal’s brutal winters, like shovels, winter boots, toboggans and skis. This will help keep your living space clean and organized all year-round!
Most people are unaware of the Storage Industry and the concept of renting a storage unit is not yet part of their lifestyle. At Montreal Mini-Storage, we believe that investing in Self-Storage, for both long-term and short-term contracts, is a wise and, oftentimes, necessary decision. If you still need convincing, here are the top 5 reasons why you should consider signing a self-storage lease.
1) When you were spring cleaning
Every year, we promise ourselves that we will invest some of our time to do a major clean-up of our homes. Many of us have useful spaces, like closets, garages, and basements that could be used for more constructive purposes, but instead are full to burst with stuff gathering dust.
Here are the top 5 things to consider when choosing a storage facility!
Depending on how often you will need to access the storage, location becomes increasingly important. Also, when you initially move goods into storage, you want the facility to be close to where you are moving from or close to where you will be eventually moving the goods to. This will save money on the removalist fees as the distance travelled will take less time. Also, if you will be regularly needing to access the storage, you don’t want to have to drive far. If you don’t know where you will be moving to, as a general guide, we always recommend choosing a centrally located storage facility.
Believe it or not, there is really nothing wrong with a few misplaced items here and there, or even the occasional sock on the floor. In fact, studies have shown that some people, like artists and other creative types, tend to work more efficiently with a bit of disorder in their space. The problem arises when the clutter becomes so overwhelming that it begins to take control of your life. Here are the top 5 ways clutter can negatively impact your life if left unattended.