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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

Tips for Purging your Child's Toys

Tips for Purging your Child’s Toys

If you have children you know how fast they grown and how much they accumulate over the years. Before you know it your house is overwhelmed with toys and baby items you just don’t need or want. While it is hard to get rid of these items you can always place them in a secure storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO. This way you have those items for future use and still have the much needed space in your home.

Don’t Be More Sentimental than your Child

There are some toys that your child will love and cherish for many years. At the same time, there are toys that you have accumulated in your home that your child could easily forget about. If your child doesn’t seem to be sentimental towards specific toys then you know they are ok to go. Ask yourself the following questions:

· Did someone we love gift this and is it sentimental to the giver?

· Is this a toy that never gets played with?

· Would the kids even notice if it was gone?

This will help you to determine whether the toy stays, gets stored, or is donated.

Age Appropriate Toys

If you are like most, you probably still have those newborn toys laying around the house not getting played with. You may even have some toys that have been gifted to you that your child just isn’t ready to play with yet. While sorting through your child’s toys you can determine if this a toy that is appropriate for them to play with now. Everything else can be stored or donated.

Get your Children Involved

While it might be easier to just go through and purge all of your child’s toys on your own, getting them involved can be very helpful to their development and understanding of why their toys are being stored or donated. Kids know which toys they want to play with and which ones they don’t. Depending on the ages of your children this may be a great opportunity to teach them about generosity. It feels good to give and bless others, and it’s never too early to start explaining that principle to your children.

Published in BLOG
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 00:00

Storage Options you Haven't Thought of

Is your home looking a little worse for wear in the organization department? You may be wondering just how you are going to find even more storage in your home when all of the obvious choices aren’t available. With the help of a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO you could store those items you just don’t need every day. We have also come up with additional storage options you may not have thought of.

Adding Shelving above Doors

Try a floating shelf above your door trim above any door in your home, to put books, decorative storage boxes, or anything else you need to. You can buy a ready-made shelf from your local hardware store or create your own. This space is not often thought of or utilized. It is a great way to find a place for those little items you just can’t seem to find the space for.

Behind your Couch

A sofa moved at least 18” from the wall allows for a console table to be placed behind it with storage both atop and underneath the table. Or, you can skip the table and stack boxes behind your sofa that can store clothes, office supplies, paperwork, books, etc. Having your couch moved at least a foot away from the wall gives your living room the feeling of comfort it has been lacking.

Under your Bed

While you might have already thought of this storage solutions you may not be using it to its full potential. Try hiding slim, plastic storage boxes that can be used to store scarves, hats, bags, and anything else that you may need to store away for a while. You can also use the space under your bed to hide your extra blankets and other linens.

The Linen Closet

Just because it is called the linen closet doesn’t mean you can’t utilize this space for other items. Go through your linens and keep only what you use the most. Place everything else in a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO for safe keeping. Keep it organized with totes and bins to contain the clutter.

 

 

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