Monthly Archives: January 2019

6 Cupboard and Pantry Organization Hacks

The kitchen is a high traffic area in the house. Due to the popularity, it is common for this space to be disorganized. But with a few key organization tips, this space doesn’t have to be this way. Check out these tips for organizing your pantry and cupboards!

The Best Cupboard and Pantry Organization System

  • Empty out your pantry and cupboards: This first step to organizing your kitchen is to empty out your pantry and cupboards. By emptying out your pantry, you will be able to clearly see all of your items and determine which are broken, duplicate and unneeded. This is a good time to also pull out any expired food cans or boxes you find.
  • Get rid of unneeded items: Sort through your items and determine what you can part with. If you haven’t used your food processor or toaster oven in years, consider donating or selling these items.
  • Use turntables for deep cabinets: If you have deep cupboards, consider using turntables or “Lazy Susans” to store your items. This will allow you to clearly see and grab items that would have ordinarily been pushed to the back of the cupboard.
  • Use raised storage: Another good way to make sure your food doesn’t get lost in the back of the cupboard is to utilize raised storage. Raised storage can also help you to save money because it will easily allow you to take inventory of what you have so items don’t go to waste. 
  • Make the best use of space: When trying to squeeze the maximum number of items into your pantry, it is important to make use of as much space as you can. For example, install door racks on the back of the doors to store small snacks and other items.
  • Continue to organize as you go: One of the most important ways to ensure your pantry and cupboard doesn’t become disorganized again is to continue to organize as you go. Once a month, take 30 minutes to re-organize your pantry. This can really go a long way to help you stay organized.
  • Need More Household Storage Space?

While the pantry and cupboards are likely just the start to organizing your kitchen, you may discover that you just don’t have enough storage space. Maybe your nice china from your wedding is taking up too much space or maybe you just have too many kitchen gadgets. Whatever the reason, a storage unit rental allows you to still hold onto the items that you do not have space in the kitchen for.

Did you know that Storage World has storage facilities in Jonesboro, GA  and in Decatur, GA on Panthersville Rd  and Flat Shoals Pkwy? If you’re looking to simply store a few smaller items that do not fit in your pantry, consider our 5×5 storage unit. For a full household storage option, consider our 5×10 and 10×10 storage unit. Reserve your storage unit today!

How to Declutter After Death: 5 Tips for Cleaning Out the Home and Finding Peace

If you’ve recently lost a family member, you are likely dealing with a lot of emotions. The pain of your loss may still be very raw. Unfortunately, another emotion you may be feeling is the stress of having to sort through all of their items. And if they lived in a rental, like assisted living or an apartment, you may be under a time crunch.

We’re here to help. In order to alleviate as much stress as possible, we put together 5 tips for decluttering after death. 

5 Tips for Cleaning Out the House After Death

  1. Ask for help: Sorting through your relative’s belongings can be exhausting both physically and mentally. During this time, never be afraid to ask for help. Family members and friends will likely want to help as a way to say goodbye.
  2. Find important documents: When sorting through documents, be sure to locate any important documents. For example, pull out the Will, trusts, life insurance policies, real estate deed, recent bank statements, stock certificates and 401(k) information. Place this information in a location where it will not get lost or mixed in with other items.
  3. Invite friends and family members over early: When sorting through the items, pull out any that are damaged or broken. After pulling out those items, invite family and friends over that weren’t previously there to determine what they want to keep. This will not only help to speed up the process, it will also prevent you from accidentally getting rid of an item that someone else wants. 
  4. Get items appraised: It is important to get items that you are unsure of the value appraised. There are appraisers out there that specialize in fine jewelry and art work. This can help you to avoid any messy problems later on.
  5. Take breaks: If you are under a time crunch, you may feel the need to keep working and working. Due to the high emotion and stress of the situation, it is important to take breaks. If you start to feel overwhelmed, take a break. Go for a walk, get lunch with a friend or go do something for yourself.

Are You In Need of Temporary Storage?

During this period of time, it is important to take it easy on yourself. If there are items that you are unsure what to do with, put them to the side. Later on, come back to this pile. As time goes on, hopefully it will be easier to touch these items.

If you are under a large time crunch and feel that you are unable to rationally go through the items, consider a storage unit rental. A storage unit rental allows you to get the items out of the home and into a secure location until you are ready. Storage World has three locations near you, one in Jonesboro  and two in Decatur on Flat Shoals Pkwy and Panthersville.

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