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Using Portable Storage Units to Declutter Your Home

Posted on: August 7, 2012

When you’re trying to sell your home, you have a million things on your mind. Worrying about what to do with all your belongings is the last thing you want to do! However, losing important documents or your favorite pair of shoes can be extra stressful, and this is why using portable storage units is a great solution.

When you’re preparing your home to go on the market, it’s much easier to sell when your home is clutter-free and clean. And though it may seem impossible, decluttering your home isn’t hard at all with portable storage units from SMARTBOX. Here are some tips for making decluttering your home with storage containers a lot easier:

Don’t procrastinate – pick a day to actually pack your stuff up. Add it to your calendar or to-do list. Although this doesn’t seem helpful, when you actually have a set date to do something and you’re serious about it, it’s more likely to get done.

Label and organize – organization is key when it comes to storage units. Throwing random things into storage containers without rhyme or reason isn’t going to help. You’ll end up just being confused later on and wondering which belongings are where. It’s essential to group things by room in each storage container so like things will stay together.

Get rid of big belongings first – start big and work your way to the smaller things. If you have larger items you hardly use or won’t need for long time, storing them will free up a lot of space in your home. Our storage containers can fit any large items, from bicycles to filing cabinets to chairs and more. Once big items are gone, pack up things that clutter drawers and cabinets, such as old toys, guest towels and out of season footwear and clothing.

Why Choose SMARTBOX for Your Portable Storage Needs?

SMARTBOX offers portable storage containers and units to accommodate every need – and our containers can hold up to 2,500 pounds of furniture. That is nearly 2 tons and about a room and a half worth of stuff! Eight feet deep and 7 feet tall, our storage units are convenient no matter what you need to store. Best of all, all SMARTBOX containers feature an all-seasons weather resistant cover for extra protection and a sliding hasp built for padlocks and combination locks for extra security.

If you’re trying to sell your home in the Maryland, Northern Virginia or Washington, DC and need help decluttering and freeing up space, SMARTBOX has the solution you need! Give us a call today and learn more about our portable storage containers and moving services—or reserve your boxes!

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"Hello Chantel, I am writing to express my pleasure in being a customer of SMARTBOX. You have a wonderful and efficient product but I have been most impressed with the quality of the employees. Everyone I have spoken with or come into contact with at.
-Nick M
"Nick, I wanted to again say thank you for working with us for a discount on the Smartbox. I also wanted to tell you that both of the ladies I have spoken with in the office and the driver who dropped off the box were.
-Angela C.
"Selling Real Estate in a competitive market requires much more than installing a sign in the yard and putting an ad in the paper. Today’s sellers must show their homes in their very best light … and what that means is CLEARING OUT THE CLUTTER..
-Carrie Mock,
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-Linda
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-T. & M. Kitch
"Nick Sage of SMARTBOX Portable Storage, performed a miracle for me and one of my clients at the very end of June, when all movers were having their busiest week. My client had arranged for U-Haul to deliver storage boxes to her house the day.
-Emily M.
"You should advertise more! I am so glad I came across your service when I did. I saved so much money by doing it myself. I will never rent a truck again. This is so much easier!"
-J. Pollard
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-D. Raines
"Thank you for your donation of six SMARTBOXES for the residents that were displaced by the fire on December 12, 2006. The residents had so many donations of furniture and clothing and had no place to store it. This was the perfect solution for everyone!.
-Karen Brown
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-Pamela Wilson
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