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The Procrastinator's Guide to Decluttering Your Home

Feb 28, 2019

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The Procrastinator's Guide to Decluttering Your Home

If you’re one of the many people inspired by the Marie Kondo Method, you’ve likely attempted to declutter your home. Maybe tidying up was your New Year’s Resolution, or perhaps you decided to start “spring cleaning” a little early after catching Marie’s new Netflix show. But whether your New Year’s resolution fell through or your attempts to get useless things out the door didn’t exactly “spark joy,” you’re not alone. One in four Americans has a “clutter problem.” Eighty-four percent worry their homes aren’t organized. The need for help with the insurmountable task of “decluttering” has exploded so much that the National Association of Professional Organizers has grown from 400 to more than 4,000 members since the 1990s. If you’re struggling to tidy up your life, you’re in the same predicament as countless Americans. Before we go any further, here’s a quick caveat: If your home looks like a magazine photo shoot and you’ve succeeded in tidying up using the Marie Kondo KonMari Method, this article might not be for you. But if you’re more like the average person, who has good intentions but maybe doesn’t have time to declutter the 300,000 items in their house, then The Procrastinator’s Guide to Decluttering Your Home is likely right up your alley. Here’s your five-step guide to decluttering, the procrastinator’s way. 


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How to Become a Minimalist

Jan 29, 2019

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How to Become a Minimalist

People sometimes have mistaken ideas about what it means to become a minimalist. Perhaps you have heard some of the myths that minimalism means giving away nearly all of your belongings, selling your home, and living in the tiniest space possible. The reality is that minimalism is about much more than any specific action you can take and is more of a mindset that you embrace. If you have decided you want to become a minimalist, we offer several physical and emotional steps you can take towards this goal below. 


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Hold on to Your Sentimental Collection of Items in Storage

Jan 15, 2019

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Hold on to Your Sentimental Collection of Items in Storage

Are you resolving to declutter your home in the new year, but having a hard time finding a place for your sentimental possessions? A great solution is to put items such as sports memorabilia, vintage vinyl records, old vacation souvenirs, or even your wine collection in a climate controlled storage unit. By placing them in storage, you can cut down on clutter in your home while still holding on to the possessions that are most meaningful to you. Here are a few tips to help you store those items safely and securely. 


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Resolve to Be Better Organized in 2019

Dec 28, 2018

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Resolve to Be Better Organized in 2019

Many people make new year’s resolutions in December and feel optimistic about their chances of keeping them. Unfortunately, that optimism often turns to discouragement by January because they failed to plan for success. People often wish for what they want to change without setting reasonable goals to get there.
 


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Self-Storage in the Woodlands

Dec 18, 2018

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Self-Storage in the Woodlands

There are several self-storage facilities to satisfy your organizational needs in The Woodlands, TX and surrounding Spring and Tomball area. Most people look at picking a storage unit as they would look at picking a plumber; they simply go to Google or the local listings and take a shot in the dark. However, before you make a choice about where you store your belongings, it's best if you know the options and when looking for self-storage in the 77375 area of Texas and surrounding zip codes you have several.   


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Storing Holiday Party Supplies

Nov 30, 2018

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Storing Holiday Party Supplies

It’s already the time of year for holiday gatherings, cooking large meals, and displaying seasonal decorations. When you only use these items for a single season, it can be challenging to figure out how to store them when not in use. The solutions below can help you manage these items for the time that you need them.
 


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Safely Storing Fabric Furniture for a Move

Nov 16, 2018

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Safely Storing Fabric Furniture for a Move

When planning for a big move, you can save time, money, and worry by placing unneeded items such as clothing, excess furniture, and mattresses in a storage unit. Not only will you cut down on the amount of time spent loading and unloading a moving truck, but you will also avoid careless mistakes that can lead to permanent damage to prized possessions. However, when renting a storage unit for cloth and fabric items, it is important to take certain precautions to guarantee that they are protected while stored. 


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How to Store Valuable and Fragile Items

Oct 31, 2018

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How to Store Valuable and Fragile Items

What do you do with your vintage china, record player, paintings, or even fur coats that you inherited from your grandparents? They may hold great sentimental value, in some cases, collectors may even value them for a lot of money. If you're not ready to sell, you'll need to preserve them yourself. Explore some tested tips to help you store expensive, fragile items securely. 


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How to Choose the Right Houston Self Storage Option for Your Needs

Oct 03, 2018

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How to Choose the Right Houston Self Storage Option for Your Needs

Maybe you need a place to house that collection of stuff you plan to sell on eBay, eventually. Perhaps, you're between permanent housing and need to store the bulk of your belongings. In whatever case, having access to self-storage is highly advantageous and convenient. Most people look at picking a storage unit as they would look at picking a plumber; they simply go to Google or the local listings and take a shot in the dark. However, before you make a choice about where you store your belongings, it's best if you know precisely what it is that you need. 


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Secure Self Storage: Keeping Possessions Safe at All Times

Sep 25, 2018

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Secure Self Storage: Keeping Possessions Safe at All Times

Placing items in self-storage provides a variety of advantages based on your specific needs. You may need storage to keep extra items, you may be making a cross-country move, or you might require more storage space options if you are running out of room in your apartment or home. However, burglars occasionally try to target storage units since it is easier to get a lot of valuable items all at once in a smaller location with fewer people around to notice the activity. Here at Big Tex Self Storage, we have several tips for you on how to have a secure self-storage unit.  


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