Cut the Clutter: How Seniors Can Store Their Stuff and Clear Their Homes
It can be difficult for seniors to get rid of the excess clutter in their homes, especially if possessions have been accumulating in the same home for years. In the worst scenarios, excess clutters can make it difficult for seniors to move around in their own homes, which could be dangerous in emergency situations.
Clutter has also been shown to be mentally and emotionally overwhelming for seniors, having a negative impact on their health and well-being. If you or a loved one needs help getting rid of the clutter once and for all, take a look at these simple steps for decluttering your home.
Separate Trash from Treasure
The first step to decluttering your home is to divide the trash from the treasure. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what is worth keeping and what is junk, so a second opinion is always helpful. If you are helping an older relative clear out their home, don’t just throw everything away—be sympathetic and have a conversation about what items have practical or sentimental value and what items are just taking up space.
Once you have thrown out the unnecessary items, divide the remaining items into things that are used in the home often (like furniture or kitchen appliances) and things that may have sentimental value but aren’t used on a day-to-day basis (like family photo albums or old records). These things can go into storage.
Find the Right Storage Space
Once you have decided what things you would like to put in storage, it is important to choose a storage unit that suits your needs. For older people, it is important to choose a storage space that is large enough to move around comfortably—you don’t want it to be difficult to reach a certain box or find a specific item.
It’s also important to make sure that the items you put into storage are properly packed. You or your older relative may have delicate or antique items that are fragile—it’s crucial to wrap these items securely to make sure nothing gets damaged or breaks.
If you need storage space for the senior in your life, contact Migson Public Storage. We offer a range of service, including a 10% senior discount. We offer a range of storage units in multiple sizes and a range of packing material to keep your items safe and secure. Whatever your needs may be, we can help find a space that’s right for you.
Posted on December 19, 2016 | Uncategorized