Benefits of Using a Storage Shed for Home Organization
by Dakota Storage Buildings, on May 10, 2022
Each year you accumulate more stuff just going through the motions of life.
It can take a while before you realize you have a storage problem. As space in your home is slowly taken over by a wave of stuff, you realize there’s an issue.
So, you’re left with three basic options:
- Donate it
- Throw it away
- Store it
Let’s briefly look at each option before discussing why using a storage shed may be your best bet.
Option 1: Donate It
Donating your stuff is a worthwhile endeavor. If you don’t use something, it’s still in decent condition, and it doesn’t have a lot of sentimental worth, you may want to donate it.
But you should avoid donating damaged or items of sentimental value. No one wants your old t-shirt from college with the BBQ stain on it, even if you have fond memories of wearing it. So, you’re left with the remaining two options: Throw it away or store it.
Option 2: Throw It Away
If you once considered something sentimental, it may be time to re-evaluate its worth to you. If you’re thinking of discarding an old electronic device, check to see if it still works. If it’s broken, toss it. If it isn’t then ask yourself, “Would anyone want this?” If the answer is “No,” get rid of it. You’ll be surprised how much stuff you’ve been storing is actually junk that can be recycled or trashed.
Option 3: Store It
“I’ve already donated and thrown away what I don’t want, but I still have too much stuff in my house.” If this sounds like you, it might be time to create some storage space.
One of the most practical ways to create more storage space is by purchasing a storage shed.
To maximize the use of your storage shed, you’ll need to organize your stuff. You can start small by going through items in a single cabinet or drawer. The key is to just begin the organization process.
And once you finish getting everything organized, you’ll feel accomplished. To illustrate this point, here are a few benefits of using a storage shed to organize your stuff.
Keep Your Stuff
One of the biggest benefits of using a storage shed is that you get to keep your stuff. This means that if you want to keep your old sports trophies from high school, you’ll have the space to store them.
Improve Your Mental Health
Home organization can help lower your stress. It can be frustrating trying to find your keys amidst a sea of clutter. And having to sort through a pile of shoes just to find the pair you want can cause your blood pressure to rise. To keep from losing your mind, move your stuff to a storage shed.
Have More Time
Using a storage shed saves you time searching for specific items. Why waste precious minutes looking for stuff that you could keep organized in your shed?
Sure, there’s an upfront time investment to initially store your items, but the time you save in the long run could be paid back tenfold. For instance, if you’re using hooks in your storage shed to keep some gardening tools, you won’t have to waste time searching high and low to find what you need.
More Living Space in Your House
Additional room is critical if you’re running out of living space for you and your household. Instead of tripping over each other just to get to the kitchen, free up some space by putting a storage shed in your backyard.
Having more living space is especially helpful when you have guests staying with you overnight. To help make everyone’s visit more pleasant, it’s nice to have more room.
Space for New Stuff
Since a storage shed lets you hold onto your stuff without taking up more real estate in your home, you have room to buy new stuff. Imagine what you could get when you have extra space in your house. Suddenly, that space-consuming recliner or extra freezer you’ve been eyeing seems like a real possibility.
Save Money on a New Shed
This may sound like we’re contradicting ourselves here. Yes, we want you to purchase a storage shed, but we also want you to avoid buying stuff you already have.
For example, if you think you’re out of batteries because you can’t find them, what do you do? You buy more batteries, only to find another unopened pack days later among all the clutter. The money you spent was wasted.
If you lose a higher-priced item, such as a power tool, you end up spending even more money. This is money you could have saved if you knew where these items were. Over time these costs can really add up.
The money you save over time can help offset your initial purchase of a shed. You could think of it as a rebate you’re given in small amounts over the years.
Having a storage problem can seem like a daunting task to handle at first. At Dakota Storage Buildings, we don’t think you should have to tackle this problem alone. Our free 6 Storage Ideas for Home Organization offer gives you some great tips for starting the home organization process, so you can address your storage problem before it gets any worse.