Moving Tips

Decluttering During Spring Cleaning

woman packing a trunk of clothesSpring is finally here! Now that it’s finally nice enough to open some windows, you may start to feel a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff in your home. While you go about disinfecting surfaces and dusting corners, this is the perfect opportunity to de-clutter your living area so you have more space!

Begin with a strategy

Contrary to popular belief, decluttering doesn’t need to be done in just one day. In order to chip away at your piles and see gradual results, throw away or donate one thing each day for 30 days. This will remove the stress of the situation while slowly and surely showing results. If you want to see a difference sooner, do this with the number of items in the number of the day- one on the first day, three on the third day. By the end of the month, your home will be unrecognizable!

Go through your closet

You probably have clothes you haven’t worn in some time. If you haven’t worn something in the last year, put it in a pile for donation. If you have a lot of clothes hanging in your closet, flip each hanger so they are facing the same direction. When you where the article of clothing, flip the hanger. At the end of the month, donate whatever has not been flipped. If the clothes you are not wearing are out of season, pack them up for storage to conserve space.

Remove duplicate items from your home

At some point, you may have gone to the store and bought something you already had but forgotten about. Whether it’s a set of pots and pans or a few extra blankets stacked up on the couch, these items will take up valuable room in your home. It’s always good to have a backup just in case, so pack up any new or gently used duplicates and put them into storage. Duplicates that are overworn and at the end of their lifespan should be properly disposed of.

Residential & Student Storage in Boston

If you are trying to make room in your home and don’t have time to do a ton of research on self-storage facilities, contact OnDemand Storage today! We offer virtual storage with pickup and delivery, so you won’t ever have to go to your unit! You will be able to view every item you have stored with us online and request delivery whenever you want. Your belongings will be back in your possession within 24 hours! For more information on our virtual storage units, OnDemand Storage can be reached by calling (855)215-6617 or by filling out our online contact form.

Planning Timeline for Your Summer Move Out

people packing up a boxSpring break is finally here, and before you know it, it’ll be time to leave school for the summer! Whether you are going to work a summer job in your hometown or interning somewhere new, you’ll need to make sure you have your dorm or apartment ready for move-out day. Follow this timeline to make sure you get everything done on time!

Two Months Out

If you live in an apartment and have not done so already, make sure you give your landlord at least two months’ notice that you will be leaving, whether just for the summer or ending your lease entirely. Beginning packing up things you don’t use as often: seasonal clothing, cookware you don’t anticipate using. Start making piles for what you are planning on donating or getting rid of at the end of the year. Make sure you have secured a place to live come September.

Six Weeks Out

You might not want to bring all of your belongings with you this summer. Six weeks before your expected move date, make arrangements to have your things stored. Come up with a budget and an estimated list of what you are storing, from your bike to bins of books and clothing. If you don’t want to spend money on lost space you don’t need, contact OnDemand Storage. Our virtual storage units ensure that you only pay for the space that you need without leaving room to move around, and our tiered pricing structure is perfect for students!

Four Weeks Out

One month before you move out, start packing up your things. Start with what you know you will not be using before you move out. As it gets closer to your moving date, pack more and more. If you need packing materials, check out your schedule for your school’s ODS Box Day! On Box Days, the team at OnDemand will come to your school and distribute free boxes, tape, labels and markers to students signed up for storage units. New signups will also be welcomed that day.

Two Weeks Out

Check your calendar for pickup day! This will occur just before the end of the year before finals begin. Make sure your packing is done so you can have your things picked up and delivered to your storage unit without worrying on top of exams, papers, and final projects!

Student Storage Across the East Coast

If you are looking to make the end of the semester a little easier, contact OnDemand Storage today! We will pick up your belongs at the end of the school year and deliver them back to your new residence next fall! For more information on student storage, contact OnDemand by calling (855) 216-6617 or by filling out our online contact form.