Storage Could Be the Secret Sauce to Your New Year's Resolution

New Year's resolutions and best intentions make great partners as long as the two stick together. When they begin to drift apart, you need a recipe that keeps this perfect pairing on track. Storage units here in Bronx, NY can be the secret sauce you need to transform these resolutions into triumphs.

Finally Declutter the House

You're determined to make your home the tidy place you deserve. Start by sifting through one room at a time. In each room, start with one small area. Move leftovers from closets, dressers, and cabinets to self storage, and finally enjoy your decluttered house.

Really Redecorate Interiors

Follow up your reorganizing success by following through with redecorating resolutions. Reapply the strategy of one room at a time as you repaint, rearrange, and repurpose. Keep home improvement supplies handy and out of the way in a storage unit close to the house.

Commit to Helping Others

Let storage units turn your work around the house into generous helpings of helping others. Designate unit space for extra clothes, furniture, and kitchen items destined for donation to local organizations. Even gently used books and electronics can brighten someone else's day.

Whip Up a New Hobby

Whip up your slow burn for a new hobby into a productive passion. Keep it from overrunning your home by keeping supplies organized in self storage.

  • Turn clothing design dreams into custom-stitched realities.
  • Put your creativity on paper or canvas with water colors, pastels, and oils.
  • Stock your unit with tools of a trade you love like home cooking or master gardening.

Warm Up With New Workouts

Warm up the New Year with workout routines that keep exercise entertaining and effective.

  • Pedal your way to better health with an ab wheel.
  • Turn doorways into gyms with pull-up bars.
  • Make workouts fun with jump ropes.
  • Burn off excess calories with kettlebells.

Keep Self Storage in the Mix

Whether you're decluttering the basement, setting up a sewing room, or converting the garage into a gym, a convenient storage unit gives you room to maximize your best intentions. We're here to help with drive-up storage, climate-controlled units, and the best storage consultants in Bronx, NY. We can't do your resolutions for you, but we can make it easier – rent a unit from Safeguard Self Storage today!

Space-Saving Tips for Your Bronx Apartment

What the Bronx lacks in space, it makes up for in lots of personality. That’s why, despite the tiny living conditions, people keep flocking from all over the country – and even the world. Don’t let your little living space take over your life; get it back with smart household storage. In fact, there are many different areas in your apartment that you could dedicate to storing more things. You only have to know where to look. 

1. Hang a rack on the doors.

Once you start thinking of your door as just another part of the wall, you'll see the opportunity for more household storage space. You can purchase inexpensive racks to hang from the top of the doors. Hang one on the inside of your closet door for holding shoes and one in the bathroom for storing your amenities. Use racks here and there to store all those little things that get in the way.

But don’t stop at racks. Shelves come in all shapes and sizes and they can go from a few feet above the floor all the way to the ceiling. The only thing limiting you is your creativity!

2. Get a cubbyhole bed.

Replace your bed with something more functional. A cubbyhole bed has small storage compartments underneath for storing everything from extra blankets to shoes and bedroom accessories.

For those who can’t just up and replace their entire bed, think outside the bed box. Dresser drawers from a no-longer-used dresser can be quickly painted and touched up with floor gliders to offer you simple storage space under the bed. 

3. Invest in functional furniture. 

Don't just set your feet on a plain ottoman. Get rest and functionality in one with a storage ottoman. It looks like a traditional footrest but has a secret lid for storing away remotes, magazines and other items. There are even some storage ottomans with built-in storage compartments for extra organization. 

More than that, you can look into furniture add-ons, such as an arm tables, over-the-arm storage bags and caddies.

4. Make more counter space.

If you're short on counter space, extend your prep area with a cutting board that perches above the stove burners. Mount a paper towel holder on the inside of a cabinet door to gain even more space, and use a small kitchen cart for holding those extra items and keeping them out of the way until you need them.

Don’t forget about your walls and even your ceiling in the kitchen. Hanging pots and pans and even a spice rack is a good way to get the stuff out of the cabinets and off the counters, but still in easy reach.

5. Downsize your living area. 

You don't really need a large couch in a small apartment. If you can't part ways with the family sofa, consider moving it to a storage rental in the meantime. You'll have more space to bring in something smaller and more reasonable for your living area.

The same goes for the rest of your furniture. All your bulky furniture ends up taking entire feet of usable space. Just like with your couch, though, you can keep it in the family for years to come with a storage rental.

Creating Space Out of Thin Air

Need help creating more space in your apartment? Use a Safeguard storage rental nearby your Bronx apartment to clear out the clutter and make more room. Whether you need extra closet space or to store furniture until you move, you can keep your belongings safe and secure in a personal storage unit at Safeguard Self Storage.