Getting Rid of Unnecessary Clutter by Making Use of a Storage Unit

Have you ever been blamed for being a “hoarder?” Do you have a lot of junk laying around that you don’t use? Clean up your house by storing some items in a storage unit.

A good place to start organizing things, is by rounding up all of the stuff that you don’t use on a regular basis and put all of the items into one of three different categories.

woman organising her stuff in storage boxes

Seasonal Items

Some stuff such as Christmas decorations serve a good purpose but only during certain parts of the year. Summer and winter clothes take up closet space and seasonal decorations take up cupboard space and space in the garage.

A storage unit is great for storing these items that get used for a limited time once or twice a year.


Sentimental Items

Many people have items that were given to them by a loved one or something that they hold onto due to a personal attachment to the item.

Even though these items don’t get used on a regular basis doesn’t mean that they are not worth having around. A storage unit can be a great place to keep those items you care about but may not frequently use, in a safe place.



We all know this term! Whereas some things we store are worth keeping, let’s face it not all things are. It’s important when trying to declutter to separate out what truly is junk. These are things that are broken, things you never use, or clothes that don’t fit you.

The best thing to do with these items may be just to throw them away or “re-home” them.
When picking a storage unit there are many factors you should keep in mind.



How close a storage unit is to your home may be a big deal if you need access to the unit often. If the stuff stowed away only comes out every now and them maybe location is not as big of an issue.


Building Quality

It’s important to find a storage unit that has the capabilities to store your items in a place where they will not get ruined. The nicer the stuff you are storing the pickier you should be when picking a storage building.



It is vital to make sure that the place you are storing your valuable is safe! There are many storage units that are gated and emphasize security for their customers.

Extra Perks

Some storage unites provide extra goodies to add to their storage package. Many storage facilities will come pick your items up for you. Others offer trailers and/or trucks that you can use to haul around your stuff.

Once you know what you want to store it’s a good idea to use these factors to make your decision based on the items you are storing.

How Can Commercial Self Storage Help Your Business?


There is a widely-held misconception that self-storage is only suitable for persons and business entities that are on the move. Indeed, nothing could be further from the truth. This form of storage is, in fact, relevant to just about every other kind of business.

Our mission here at Concord Self Storage is to assist businesses and households to leverage the benefits of commercial storage, some of which are identified and explained below:

Self Storage Units for Commercial and Business Use


Aids in De-cluttering your Work Space

This service enables your business premise to get rid of unnecessary/unwanted items.

This way, the premise will appear more organized and result in improved productivity besides reducing hazards and injuries that may arise from time to time as a result of items that lie around aimlessly.


Allows for the Storage of Extra Stock

The amount of stock that a typical business entity handles vary from time to time and in response to the various cycles of the economy.

In peak sales seasons, businesses are often more likely to handle a higher amount of stock and vice versa. By opting for this service, businesses are granted the freedom to store extra stock conveniently.


Perfect for Online & Home Businesses

Online and home businesses will find this service particularly handy because it enables them to enjoy the benefits of traditional businesses but without the need to rent up physical office space at all!

By contracting this service, they are assured of enhanced business management and extra space in their premises.


Greatly Facilitates Business Expansion Programs

Businesses do experience a surge in orders and clients from time to time. This calls for their expansion, i.e. the need to take up extra storage space to accommodate additional inventory and new staff.

This service allows businesses to expand seamlessly as it negates the need to purchase extra warehouses and is generally cheaper.


Saves Money

Hiring commercial self-storage facilities is generally cheaper and more affordable than either purchasing, building or renting a warehouse.

This is because the business is only charged for the amount of space rented rather than a standard fee as is the case with renting/leasing space. Moreover, it is also flexible as it is devoid of long-term lease agreements.


Reduces Insurance Premium Costs

Insurance companies generally prefer to work with self-storage companies such as ours since the risks involved are generally lower than those of warehouses.

Other than that, we also have diverse insurance options to cover just about every unique business need.


Very Safe and Secure

All our storage facilities are very safe and secure. They are properly insulated against the elements of external weather conditions, are properly ventilated, are serviced and inspected on a regular basis, are fumigated regularly to keep pests at bay, are fitted with alarms for added security, and the adjacent bushes are also cleared regularly to keep off snakes and rodents.

Moreover, the entire complex is placed under 24/7 CCTV surveillance and entry is highly restricted by way of the issuance of personal identification numbers (PIN) upon registration.

Each individual storage unit within the complex has its own padlock whose integrity is checked and verified on a daily basis and each entry and exit into and out of the personal storage unit is recorded in a personal log.