Marie Kondo’s bestselling book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” has changed the way that people think about clutter. Arguing for the extreme side of a “less is more” approach, Kondo claims that ridding yourself of unnecessary belongings isn’t just a benefit to your home, but also to your mind and mood.
Kondo’s book has been met with profound success by people who are wanting to create (and maintain) order in their homes. One thing that “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” does not discuss, but that fits well within its principles, is the idea of using a storage unit to help you free your home from unnecessary clutter.
How a storage unit can help you be “tidier”
Clearing your home of unnecessary objects is the book’s definition of “tidy.” While some have argued that the author takes this concept to the extreme, I think most people would agree that your home is easier to keep clean when you have less “stuff” lying around.
A storage unit can be a game-changer when it comes to ridding your home of this excess “stuff.” Instead of throwing away those things that you aren’t using, put them into long-term storage. It will help make clearing your home easier since you won’t be constantly asking yourself “But what if I need this again?” A storage unit can also be very helpful in keeping larger items that you don’t use regularly, don’t want to get rid of, and don’t have room for in the garage or attic.
eciding what to keep based on the KonMari method
The “KonMari” method, named for the book’s author Marie Kondo, essentially revolves around this one question: Does it spark joy? If you are considering getting rid of a certain item, ask yourself if it brings you joy; if it does, keep it, and if not, get rid of it.
One problem with this (as others have noted) is that something may bring you joy even if it does not really have a “place” in your home. This can especially be true with sentimental items. This makes a storage unit ideal, since you will have plenty of room to keep those sentimental belongings without cluttering up your home. Just because something brings you joy doesn’t mean you have to have it on hand at all times!
Taking care of your things
One hallmark of this book is that Marie Kondo is very adamant about caring for your possessions in a particular way. Again, a storage unit fits into this philosophy very well. With various options available, including temperature-controlled units and high security measures, a storage unit is a great way to store valuables that need special care and protection. Rest assured, using a storage unit is the perfect way to keep your items in good condition and treat them with the respect they deserve!
“The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” has helped many people declutter their homes and create a more relaxed living environment. Used the right way, and for the right possessions, a storage unit can be life changing as well! Contact Arizona Mini Storage at 480-386-6022 to find out how a storage unit can bring a little “magic” to your life!