When you’re cleaning out your attic or basement, deciding what should go into storage and what should be left on the curb, make your choices carefully. You can’t keep everything, but you also don’t want to discard something you’ll need again later. Nobody but you can tell you which items you should keep and which you should throw away, but your friends and family can provide you with useful advice because they are the people who know you and your lifestyle habits best. You can also speak to the staff at the most convenient storage Las Vegas offers.
Does it Work?
If something is broken and cannot easily, reasonably, be repaired, it needs to go. With repairs, “reasonable” is subjective. Ask yourself the following:
- Do I have the tools to repair this object?
- Do I have the skills to repair this object? and
- Is there truly a benefit to repairing this object over replacing it later?
If you’re considering putting the item into storage, chances are it’s not something you’re currently using on a regular basis. You might never have a use for the item again or by the time you do, yours might be obsolete.
Is it in Good Condition?
Good condition means more than just working condition. If something is worn out or otherwise cannot be brought back into good condition, you probably won’t want or need it later. Set your personal attachments to your items aside and look at them objectively. A friend can be a great help in this because he or she doesn’t have the same emotional attachments you have.
Do you Have Duplicates?
If you have two of something and both are in good, working condition, donate one or give it away and keep the other. If one does not work, throw it away. In most cases, there is no reason to hold onto two of the same appliance or personal device.
Do you Realistically See Yourself Using it in the Future?
This is truly what your analysis of your items should come down to. Will you need an item in the future? Sometimes, the easiest way to answer this question is to ask for help. Ask a friend or loved one for his or her opinion about an item’s usefulness. Of course, they cannot know exactly where your life will be in the future or whether you’ll need a specific object, but when you’re feeling stuck, they can give you the insight you need to make a productive choice.
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To learn more about storage in Las Vegas, contact US Storage Centers’ Las Vegas facility to speak with one of our knowledgeable, helpful staff members. We can answer any questions you have about our facility or about self-storage in general. Don’t be shy – give us a call today.
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