In a typical home, numerous items are not used often. These items are stuffed away in closets, cabinets and other storage areas. While you could unpack these items and keep them stacked haphazardly in various areas of the home, a better idea is to store them as you would if you were moving tomorrow. By keeping your unused items in boxes and storage bins, you may enjoy numerous benefits.

Protecting Your Belongings

When you pack your rarely used items as though you are moving tomorrow, you may protect your items from various types of damages. Consider that items may be crushed, scratched or damaged in other ways if they are not properly packaged and kept in safe storage containers. Pests, dust and other hazards may also cause damage in various ways. In addition, they may be misplaced or lost. This means that you may not have access to your belongings when you need to use them.

Maintaining Organization

Another important reason why you should store rarely used items as though you are relocating to a new home soon is for organizational purposes. You can cluster all of your similar items together in boxes or storage bins. These boxes and bins can be labeled before they are stacked neatly on top of each other in closets, the garage, the basement or the attic. By doing so, you can maintain exceptional organization in your home. You may also discover that you can store more items when they are packed and stacked in an organized manner.

Relocating Quickly

You may not be planning to relocate to a new home anytime soon, but things can and do happen that can result in the need to relocate quickly. For example, you may be transferred to a new city, and you may need to move within a few weeks of receiving notification. Perhaps you need to care for a sick relative who lives far away, or you may fall on hard times and need to downsize as soon as possible. Your items will be ready for a moving company to transport when they are already stored in containers. This saves you time and eliminates the need to buy dozens of boxes and bins all at the same time before you relocate.

Spend a few minutes assessing the state of your closets and other storage areas. If you are not up to tackling all of these areas at once, consider organizing one closet or cabinet at a time until the work is completed.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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