Storage Lockers: Alimony for Clutter

I've helped many clients clutter bust their storage lockers. Often they haven't taken a look at what's in there for more than a couple of years.

It's common for my clients to have a fear of what's in their storage locker. I think there's a sense that it was an expensive un-emptied trash can for them. They feel embarrassed having paid so much money for nothing.

I remember a client looking down sadly and saying, "I have no idea what's in there, and I don't want to look."

At the same time, clutter busting a storage locker is a cathartic experience. By taking an honest look at their things that have been squirreled away for years, they begin to break their compulsive need to hang onto things.

I remember one client uncovering many years worth of his old clothing. The clothes were worn out, out of fashion, and no longer fit him. He couldn't believe that he had felt the need to store and pay for his old clothes to live in this tiny weather controlled space. We packed them up in plastic bags and later brought them to a charity.

The storage locker companies present themselves as an organizing solution. But they are taking advantage of our addiction to our stuff.

It helps to take care of the problem yourself by asking what's serving you and what's not. If something is no longer a part of your life, it doesn't deserve to receive the alimony of living separately from you in a temperature controlled, security protected storage locker.

It's okay to say no to things that are no longer a part of your life. This is going to give you the peace of mind that a storage locker can't.

Please feel free to share your own storage locker stories.