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Organize Yourself With Extra Space

I try and try to teach my kids how to organize their room, but with limited space and, well, me as their teacher, we are pretty much doomed. This post is brought to you by Extra Space Storage. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Organize… What?!

Hoarding runs in my family, BIG TIME. I’m talking, I have it on both sides of my bloodlines. That being said, I have a huge problem knowing how to organize anything. We also live in a small-ish home so space is limited. The kids share a room and it is a total disaster.

The only way I know how to start the organizing process is to take EVERYTHING out, and then put it away again properly, assessing each item as you go. Some things are ready to go into storage, be thrown out or given away. So we usually make three piles with the aforementioned destinies.

The garbage pile is always the smallest because I seriously have a hard time throwing anything away. We usually donate a ton, but are still left with too much to put away.

Poor cat sought refuge in an odd spot.

Extra Space Storage, sometimes the best solution for clutter

Some things simply cannot be parted with. So, I pack things nicely away in the attic. However, we have a tiny attic and it’s already pretty full with items like luggage, holiday decorations and seasonal clothes. Oh, and I should mention that my attic is a huge pain to get to.

The access is over stairs so we have this ladder with uneven legs to balance on. The opening is a small square so many boxes just won’t fit. WE NEED SOME EXTRA SPACE!

Extra Space Storage

Extra Space Storage has conveniently located facilities and offers a variety of different sized units for rent. A 5X5 unit would be like adding an additional walk-in closet! I could put all the holiday items in there and keep the smaller kids’ items in the attic.

We could all use that extra breathing room. Plus, then the kids could actually learn a little about how to organize effectively and fight that hideous hoarder gene!

Check out the cool size guide and videos Extra Space Storage has to offer on their site. It makes it really easy to get a mental plan in order when you see what they have to offer and how it will fit into your budget. The prices are super reasonable!


Friday 27th of December 2013

Good points. I find myself keeping things because I don't want to lose the memory. I solved this problem by scanning photos, birthday cards, taking pictures of kids school projects, etc, and putting it on disc. I also started clearing out all the books from college (after 30 yrs) because it's so easy to find information on the internet. This new approach is saving me tons of space.

Alaina Bullock

Friday 20th of September 2013

I have the same issue...too much stiff and nowhere to put it! My dad recently passed so I have a lot of his stuff here in our extra room. I keep meaning to get in there and pull it all out, then put it up more organized, and get rid of what we won't use but there is so much it is a very daunting job! This might just be the perfect solution! Thanks for sharing!


Friday 20th of September 2013

I'm a food blogger and I am always buying props for my food photography, so extra storage is like music to my hears ... LOVE THIS!!


Friday 20th of September 2013

We have the same issue, I mean think about it, we have seven people in one home, WOW!!! We love extra storage space and keep all of our holiday boxes elsewhere...

Kari Ann

Friday 20th of September 2013

I am always in need of organization, the sad part is I probably have plenty of space but you would never know it! Someday I will take the time to do one room at a time! I need to make it a priority.

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