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Decluttering for Kids and Teens: A Kamloops Storage Unit Saves Space and Sanity

If you have kids, you probably won’t be surprised to hear how much space you can save by moving some of their unused belongings into a Kamloops storage unit. Children accumulate a lot of “stuff” over many years! More precisely, parents often keep many of their kids’ belongings or box it up and store it in the basement or garage. You may have told yourself that you’ll deal with it one day, but that day never seems to come.

While holding several garage sales can help you thin out the pile, not many busy parents have time for garage sales. Some items can be given away to thrift stores or listed on Craigslist, but there are some belongings that you’ll want to keep. For those items – and for belongings you’ll get to “one day” – our self storage facility makes sense.

Valleyview Mini Storage has satisfied the storage needs of families for years. Our Kamloops storage facility is secure, video monitored and has climate controls to keep belongings safe from extremes in temperature or humidity. You can access your storage unit from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week.

Getting Ready to Move Kids’ Belongings into Kamloops Storage

Before you begin clearing your kid’s unused belongings out of closets, garages or basements, the following tips should help you stay on track:

Clear one space at a time
Organizing and packing one space at a time makes the task less daunting and more manageable.

Categorize
Before boxing things up, create three areas for your kids’ belongings: giveaways, items for sale, items for storage.

Give away or sell items before moving things to storage
That way, you aren’t paying to store items you don’t intend to keep. If you plan on holding a garage sale or selling items later, you could temporarily move giveaways and sale items to self storage. Keeping these items at the front of your storage unit makes it easy to access them.

Tip: Need a means of motivating your kids to help declutter? You could pay them a portion of the proceeds of anything that is sold.

Pack items for storage and label the boxes
Use small to medium sized boxes. Larger boxes are heavy and more prone to being dropped, damaging the contents within. Label the box with the child’s name and a list of contents.

Organize storage using the “last in, first out” method.
Items that you’ll access occasionally should be positioned toward the front of your storage unit. Belongings that you don’t need access to, or will access rarely, can be placed toward the back.
Read “How to Pack Your Kamloops Storage Unit Effectively and Safely” for more self storage tips.

What Can I Move to Storage?

  • Toys
  • Games
  • Electronics (old computers, laptops, tablets, phones, games)
  • Bicycles
  • Sporting gear
  • Books
  • Clothing
  • Hobby and crafting materials
  • More!

Need a Self Storage Unit in Kamloops?

If you’re looking for premium, yet competitively priced storage in Kamloops, please contact us. We can help you estimate the size you’ll need. If you require boxes and packing supplies, visit our office Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

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