Whether you’re obsessed with HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters” or read and loved The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, one thing is clear—simplicity is in. When it comes to paring down your belongings and decluttering your house, however, the process isn’t as simple as it seems. Whether it’s family heirlooms that still “spark joy,” or items you only use once or twice a year, it can be difficult to transform you home into a clean and clutter-free dream.

Luckily, you don’t have to throw away all your belongings in order to clear some space in your life. As it turns out, there is a way to adapt your home in order to achieve these goals while still keeping all your mementos, heirlooms, and items of sentimental value. That secret is self-storage.

We may be biased, but we think most people will agree—self-storage is the perfect compromise when it comes to clearing your clutter and simplifying your life. Self-storage is great for those items you don’t use regularly but can’t bear to part with. Family heirlooms, holiday decorations, seasonal clothing—these are good examples of the kinds of things that aren’t used enough to rationalize a permanent space in your home, but are used often enough that you don’t want to get rid of them completely. A storage unit will also help you downsize, forgoing closet space and spare bedrooms so you can finally make your tiny house dreams come true.

We hope this post helps you live a simpler, clutter-free life through self-storage. For more tips on self-storage and keeping your valuables safe and secure year round, contact Extra Attic today.