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How to declutter your home during a pandemic


Are you getting tired of the numerous items that are cluttering your home? Being in the middle of a pandemic isn’t a circumstance that is favorable for decluttering, but you still can, and should, do it. Luckily, U.Santini Moving & Storage has the solution! There are still many actions that you can take to make your home better, more habitable, and spacious space. Decluttering can happen for many reasons – whether you’re moving soon or you simply need to free some space. It usually takes a lot of time and energy, so make sure that you start to declutter your home during a pandemic as early as possible. To find out how to properly declutter your home during a pandemic, keep on reading!

Consider renting storage to declutter your home during a pandemic

The first line of help when you need to immediately free some space in your home is storage. Quality moving storages don’t necessarily have to be expensive, take for example the cheap Storage New York.

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Rent a storage facility to immediately free space in your home.

There are several types of storage that you can use to declutter your home during a pandemic :

  • Self-storage – This is a very convenient option. The self-storage container is a safe space for your items. All the items that clutter your home can be placed inside of it and removed from the living space. A self-storage container gives you the option to access those items easily and without inconvenience, whenever you need something that’s inside. The upside to self-storage is how close the items that you need are and the time that it takes you to access them. The downsides can be safety and the frequency with which you have to clean the storage.
  • Regular storage – Regular storage is rarely close to the place where you live but it has many upsides. The storage units are safely guarded by both the guards and video surveillance. The place is cleaned frequently. It’s a convenient option if you’re storing seasonal gear and clothes.
  • Climate-controlled storage – Climate or temperature-controlled storage can be more expensive. Sometimes, however, they are necessary if you want to keep your items safe. You should rent climate-controlled storage if you have to store valuable items and items that are easily affected by the change in the climate.

What else can I do with my items?

When you have to get rid of your items, there are several things that you can do with them. You can sell them, donate them, or throw them away. Brooklyn moving service can help you with the matter. The items that are absolutely useless are the ones that you should throw away. The ones that are dangerous, but you don’t need them anymore, should be sold, if that’s possible, or disposed of appropriately. Then, there are some of the items that you’ll have left that you can either donate or sell. Think of whether the items are appropriate for donating. Usually, appliances and electronics are the items that you can sell, while the everyday items like furniture or clothes are the ones that are most necessary, and you can donate them.

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Declutter your home during a pandemic by selling your items online!

Place the items that you don’t need online

During the pandemic, selling items can be easy. To sell items, put them up on the website or place the ad online. That’s the fastest way to get an item sold during a pandemic. You can use numerous websites or social media accounts. If you post the item on social media, it is very likely that it will end up at the home of some of your friends. That way, if you find it hard to part with the item, you’ll know that it’s in good hands and that it’s not that far away from you.

Call removal services

Many moving services still work. You can call different removal services, some would even buy the items that you want to get rid of for a certain price. They usually pick them up at your place, which is a great and convenient way for you to lessen the contact. You can also leave the items in front of the house for the workers to pick them up. Avoid as much contact as you can. Make sure that you’re wearing a mask.

Call the people you know and ask whether they need certain items

When you’re first trying to get rid of your items, call your friends and family and ask them if they’re interested in some of those items. Many of our close people might need our items, but we often forget about that! If you’re looking to get rid of additional items that might contribute to the average household, contact your family and relatives, and friends. Put the rest of the items up for sale.

Hire professional movers to help you declutter your home during a pandemic

When you finish the sales or the giveaways, it’s possible that you’ll need to deliver the items. When you hire professional movers, your chances to be exposed to the virus drop. The goal is to stay as safe as possible in order to declutter your home during a pandemic without consequences. This includes staying safe during every possible activity. Professional movers will move your items from your home to the end location. They’ll do it quickly and the best part is, you won’t have to leave your home at all. Decluttering can happen from the comfort of your own home!

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When you hire professional movers, you lessen the chance of coming in contact with the virus because they do everything for you.

Don’t forget that movers offer various services, including the packing and material renting ones. Many of the services that movers offer can be of help when you’re decluttering your home during a pandemic. If you don’t want to waste your energy dealing with the items that you no longer need, don’t worry. Movers will do the heavy lifting, exhausting packing, and all of the other decluttering-related actions to help you get rid of the items from the safety of your home. Don’t forget that they provide quality storage services as well!

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From Brooklyn, NY

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What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

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