The Benefits of Being Well-Organized

Being organized has many benefits, which go past just having a tidy looking area. It includes peace of mind, increased productivity, and a general sense of happiness.  Here at U-Stor-It, we composed a list of why it’s good to be well organized.

Less Stress

There’s a reason why this is at the top of our list. If there was any single reason to keep things neat and tidy, it would be to reduce the levels of stress in your life. After all, who wants to come back to a  home  where everything is cluttered and it’s hard to find the important items you were looking for, specifically the remote.

More time

This leads us into the second benefit of being well organized. When you know where everything is, you are able to efficiently find items instead of stressing out and making a mess of things. I know because this happens to me too… If searching for an item takes an average of 10 minutes, those are 10 minutes of ‘free time’ that we can spend in numerous other ways. I would much rather spend that time doing something fun instead of having to clean up the mess we just made looking around for something in a pile of items.

Saves Money

The worst feeling in the world is when you know you have something, somewhere, hidden in your home. You look around helplessly trying to find it, only to admit defeat and buy it again. Eventually after you buy it and the return date expires you find the original item you were looking for! By being better organized, you won’t have to waste money in a situation like this since you will know where everything is.

Improved Health and Happiness

Remember earlier when I mentioned the reason why less stress is at the top of this list? With less stress in your life comes improved health. There are numerous studies that cite weight loss, increased happiness, increased immunity, longer life longevity, better relationships, and a healthier heart.

“Even if you usually eat well and exercise, chronic high stress can prevent you from losing weight—or even add pounds,” says Pamela Peeke, MD, author of Body for Life for Women.

Source: LiveStrong, Mayo Clinic, Prevention Magazine

If you need more space to get started on a happier and healthier life style check out any of our U-Stor-It locations.

88th/Ashland
Beverely
Carol Stream
Lisle
Streamwood

Valentine’s Day & Storage

What does Valentine’s Day have in common with Self-Storage? You are about to find out!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner in a few days, you might be wondering “how can I make this day extra special?” It has practically become a staple for so many people to go out and buy candy and flowers, but we want to stand out by doing something unique and memorable.

Nothing says ‘”I love you” better than a do-it-yourself craft idea! There is a saying that goes, “it’s the thought that counts” and hopefully  that thought is crafted together with some handy skills.  Here’s our top three favorite ideas.

1. Hanging Baskets for Easy Storage!

For sprucing up a bathroom all you need is a basket!

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Via: Carrie Higgins

2. Mason Jar Storage

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Via: Linda / Design Sponge

To add an artistic feel to your spice cabinet, use empty mason jars! You can also use this idea to put various crafts inside as well!

3. PVC Wine Rack

This is one of my favorites! All you have to do is find extra PVC piping and make sure that it is large enough to store a bottle of your favorite wine. Then, just glue them to one another and you can paint them or design them however you want!

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Via: All You / Apartment Therapy

Another way you can stand out by giving your special someone some extra space! Yes, that’s right, I did say space! By giving them some extra room, you’ll be able to have extra to yourselves and provide them with the office, leisure space, or room for activities they have always wanted!

To get started on finding space for your new man cave, office space, arts and craft room, or a room for whatever your heart desires – check out any of our U-Stor-It locations.

88th/Ashland
Beverely
Carol Stream
Lisle
Streamwood