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
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.