Spring is a time of growth and change. Flowers begin to bloom, the clock springs forward an hour, and routines change, thanks to longer days, warmer nights, and much-anticipated vacations. As we experience these shifts, many of us are inspired to follow suit by cleaning our homes and lightening our loads. One of the ways we do this is by cleaning and clearing clutter.

The only problem with clearing clutter is that we don’t always have a place to put it. It can be hard to figure out what to do with items we use seasonally, those things we don’t want to get rid of, but can’t seem to keep organized—unless, of course, we have a storage unit. Below are some of the ways people are clearing their clutter, without giving up any of their beloved belongings.

Bulky sweaters and heavy coats will quickly crowd your closets, leaving little room for sundresses, shorts, and extra beach blankets. Pack your winter duds into plastic totes and send them to Extra Attic Self-Storage, where you won’t have to look at them again until the fall. If you think your winter clothes don’t warrant a whole storage unit, think again! Our smallest unit is 10 x 5 feet and 50 square feet, which means you can finally have the walk in closet you’ve always dreamed of.

While Southeastern North Carolina isn’t exactly the arctic, we have our share of freezing days—which means you probably have your share of cozy quilts and space heaters. While these are great ways to stay warm while keeping costs down, bulky blankets take up a lot of real estate, and there’s rarely a convenient place to store a space heater when it’s not in use. By placing these items in a storage unit, you don’t have to force them to fit into your home, and you’ll still be able to enjoy them next year, when the temperatures begin to drop once more. 

While Christmas in July sounds nice in theory, no one wants to trip over a collection of a plastic trees, wrapping paper, red and green linens, and twinkling lights. For items that are only used once a year, a storage unit is an ideal solution. And it doesn’t stop at Christmas! In the winter months, when you pick up your seasonal décor, drop off your lawn mower, beach chairs, and garden tools until next summer. It’s a fair trade!

If you live in an older house where the AC is iffy, you may want to send some of your treasured belongings to one of our storage units. With several units that are heated and cooled, they’re a great way to keep delicate items safe during those hot summer months. A storage unit is also a great place to keep valuables if you’re traveling for vacation. Extra Attic Self-Storage offers 24-hour video surveillance, which can provide the most priceless thing of all—peace of mind.

If you’re looking for easy ways to tackle your clutter and organize your home, a storage unit is the obvious solution. With six local Extra Attic locations to choose from, spring cleaning has never been easier for our customers!