The holidays are coming and time is running out to fulfill your resolution of being more organized this year. You might be thinking that there aren’t enough hours in the day or that you just don’t know where to start. But remember, you’re not in this alone—we’ve got your back. There are a number of services, and even entire professions, dedicated specifically to helping you get organized. Here are three easy steps for making more room in your home or office when you’re short on time.
1. Hire a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO)
Are you moving? Have you inherited an estate? Is paperwork overflowing from your office drawers? A professional organizer can help you make more room for awesome. And no, hiring one is not a cop out. It’s a smart choice, one that signifies you’re ready to get serious about getting organized.
Unlike a housekeeper, a CPO does more than clean. Here’s why you should hire a professional organizer:
- CPOs are objective and experienced
- Their focus is on long-term improvement, not quick fixes
- CPOs specialize in certain areas to help you where you need it most, like living spaces, moving and relocation, coaching, and electronic documents and filing
Visit the National Association of Professional Organizers to learn more about CPOs and how to find one near you.
2. Donate what you don’t use
Less stuff means less to clean. And who doesn’t want that? Donating what you don’t use is another great way to get organized fast. It also helps those with limited means access necessities, like clothing, housewares, and even school supplies. Do you have an old filing cabinet you want to get rid of or furniture you no longer need? Donate it to your charity of choice. Some organizations even accept vehicle donations. Best of all, much of what you donate is tax deductible. Charity Navigator lists these organizations as those to which you can give and deduct your donations:
- Churches and other religious organizations
- Tax-exempt educational organizations
- Tax-exempt hospitals and certain medical research organizations
- A government unit, such as a state or a political subdivision of a state
- Publicly supported organizations such as a community chest
- Certain private foundations that distribute all contributions they receive to public charities within two-and-a-half months after the end of the foundation's fiscal year
- A private operating foundation which pools all of its donations in a common fund
- Certain membership organizations that rely on the general public for more than a third of their contributions
Remember to document all of your donations. Contributions of $250 or more require written confirmation from the charity.
3. Take advantage of StorQuest’s FREE truck and driver program
Renting a self storage unit is another easy way to simplify your life and organize your home or office. At StorQuest Self Storage, we even offer a FREE truck and driver program* for new customers. We’ll help you make space while providing reliable storage for the things you want to keep. Because your stuff matters— and so does your journey.
While we are not a professional moving service, we do provide the truck, driver, and gas to bring your belongings back to our facility for storage. All you have to do is select a unit and schedule your truck. Let us take care of the rest!
Get Organized Today
Too much stuff in too little space is a sensory overload. It can lead to stress and even impair your ability to think. The secret is to find your organizational sweet spot. Spend less time worrying and more time enjoying the holidays this year.
We are surfers, skiers, bikers, hikers, underwater explorers, and mountain peak conquerors and we are here to help you live life on your own terms. Contact StorQuest Self Storage to learn more about storage near you.
*Available at select locations only. Contact your StorQuest customer service representative to find out if this program is available near you.