We’re always trying to help our tenants downsize and get rid of things they might not need. This is why we encourage customers to sort through their things one box at a time and if they haven’t touched it in 6 months or longer, we recommend them to just get rid of it altogether. If the box hasn’t been opened since the last move, definitely get rid of it. Downsizing is key to saving money on storage.
Peter Walsh, an Australian media personality and author of “It’s all too much” is known as a professional “clutter organizer” and provides great organizing tips on his site: peterwalshdesign.com.
Even family mementos can be preserved while downsizing. We recommend taking a picture of the item or keepsake and getting rid of it or framing a part of it. There are several ways to honor the significance of personal family objects while still being able to live comfortably.