What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2017? Spend more time with family? Put more money into savings? Make it to the gym more often? If you’re like many Americans, your New Year’s resolution may include de-cluttering your home and your life. In these days of “tiny houses” and minimalist living, de-cluttering has become one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions around.

When people first moved from cities to suburbs decades ago, we found ourselves with a lot more space to fill up with a lot more stuff. But as the years went by and our children grew up, went to college, and moved into a home of their own, many of us found ourselves with rooms full of stuff that gets in the way of the plans that we have for our life. Maybe we always wanted to convert that room into a craft room, a home office, a man cave, or an in-home gym (to help us keep that New Year’s resolution about working out more), but there’s just too much stuff in the way!

Many people choose to simplify their lifestyle when they retire, finding that they’ve accumulated more odds and ends over the course of their lives than they need or want. Others find that once their kids have left the nest, they no longer need as much room as they did before. Even younger people are de-cluttering, trying to carve out the space to live the life they want. Whatever your reason, if you’d like to de-clutter your life in 2017, self-storage in Oklahoma just might be the answer.

While the first and most obvious step to de-cluttering is to get rid of anything that you don’t want anymore—say, by donating it to charity or having a yard sale—all of us have plenty of things around the house that we don’t necessarily want to get rid of, but that we also don’t need cluttering up our garages, attics, and spare rooms. Holiday decorations that you only haul out once a year, the good dishes that you only use when family comes over, sports equipment, hunting and fishing gear, camping supplies; there’s really no end to the stuff that we may want to hang onto, but don’t want underfoot all the time.

That’s where self-storage in Oklahoma comes in. Self-storage units are a lot more versatile than you might think. While you may imagine piles of cardboard boxes or old furniture covered in sheets, people have used self-storage in Oklahoma as crafting stations, or storage for excess inventory from their home business. Self-storage units come in a variety of sizes to fit any need, and both interior and exterior units are available. If you’re storing something sensitive to fluctuations in temperature or humidity, you can get climate-controlled self-storage. There are even spaces for that boat or RV that you don’t want sitting in the driveway or back yard! Just think about how much better life at home will be once you’ve got that clutter out of the way. And that will give you an opportunity to go shopping for more stuff!

So if you’re ready to de-clutter your life in 2017, or just want to find a solution for those holiday decorations or that big collection of lawn ornaments that’s getting out of hand, give Storage ‘R’ Us a call and let us help you find the storage solution for your future!