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Decluttering

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Make Your Home Cozy and Clutter-Free with Hygge

It's not hard to imagine why the concept of hygge is so appealing, both to the Scandinavians who invented it and the rest of us who have embraced it. After all, the Norwegian -- or, more specifically, Danish -- word loosely translates to “quiet comfort”. Who couldn't use a little of that in these unprecedented times?

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Hosting Thanksgiving in a Small Space

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with the people you're grateful for and, of course, feasting on delicious food. But if you've recently moved into your first apartment or have downsized into a smaller home for retirement, it might feel impossible to host Thanksgiving in your small space. The good news is, it’s not! Here are some tips on how to make the most of your small space so you can host Thanksgiving in style and cherish every moment with your guests. 

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How to Set Up a Successful Garage Sale

The internet brought us countless ways to make money while unloading clutter. From eBay to Facebook Marketplace, online platforms make relatively easy work of selling unwanted items. But sometimes a garage sale makes more sense. We've helped plenty of households declutter at our self storage facilities in Clark, NJ, and other communities. Here, we're sharing our tips for a more profitable, enjoyable garage sale.

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Streamline Your Closet Access by Rotating Your Wardrobe

The season is changing in Plainfield, NJ, with nasty winter weather fading away, and your closet has started to feel a bit stagnant. You want to update your wardrobe a la “out with the old, in with the new,” but you aren’t sure where to start. In the spirit of spring cleaning, Access Self Storage has compiled some tips to help you streamline your closet access by rotating your wardrobe.

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What and Where to Donate to Those in Need This Holiday Season

We at Access Self Storage understand that sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you can still end up collecting more physical clutter than you intended. Aunt Helen’s chair may become more of an obstacle than an heirloom. That box of your sister’s dishes you thought you needed? You don’t want them anymore. And neither does your sister!

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Keeping Your Child’s Hybrid Learning Environment Organized

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do everything these days, including how we educate our children. With many New Jersey schools operating on a hybrid or fully remote schedule—including in Haledon, NJ—more and more children are learning from home through virtual classes. It’s new to both parents and teachers, and not all will go swimmingly at first. If you can figure out how to stay organized, however, it will be a much smoother and less stressful process for you and your kids.

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How to Sort Through a Relative’s Items After a Life Event

Big life events— such as a family member moving, downsizing their home, or passing away—can occur suddenly or unexpectedly. When these things happen, you may have to help take care of the items that are left behind. Keep the following few downsizing tips in mind to avoid turning your Congers, NY, home into a cluttered storage unit for your loved one’s belongings.

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for People Looking to Declutter

New Year's Day is a time to reflect on the previous year and to plan ahead for the next 365 days. For many of us, finding unique ways to declutter our lifestyles—such as minimizing unhealthy foods, reducing the time spent on our smartphones, and decreasing the amount of things that we have in our homes—is a goal to strive for. We at Access Self Storage in Haledon, NJ, have come up with five New Years resolutions that will make you a happier, clutter-free person right away in 2020.

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How To Make Your Small Place Look Bigger This Holiday Season

Live in a small apartment and desperately want to get more space for your things? All it takes is making a few adjustments here and there to create the space you want without totally remodeling the place. Whether it's new paint or how you store your belongings, Access Self Storage in Green Brook, NJ, has a few tips to get you started.

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5 Tips to Creating a Great Home Office

More people are working from home than ever before, so it's important to have a nice home office to help with productivity. Having your own space and keeping it organized—especially by storing your extra belongings at Access in Wayne, NJ—goes a long way in staying focused and efficient while working from home.

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