Whether it’s chasing toddlers away from sharp furniture and cluttered cabinets, or needing to clean the kitchen every time your teen makes a midnight snack, there’s no doubt that moms are busy. For you or the mom in your life, staying at home might mean constantly battling clutter, and going to work could mean coming home tired or overwhelmed.
Treat yourself or that awesome mom to offsite storage. It may not sound like a traditional Mother’s Day gift, but here’s why she’ll appreciate it:
1. Less clutter (and more safety) at home
Trying to navigate around extra furniture–or digging through boxes filled with seldom-used items–is stressful. ‘Stuff’ can be a hazard for young kids, and the more of it you have, the more worrying you need to do. While you can be an extremely organized clutter-fiend, it’s better to get that clutter out completely. Live simply without having to say goodbye to all of your treasures.
2. A safe place for important things
Little kids can be messy. No matter how organized you are, or how many ‘child-proof’ drawer locks you’ve installed, they always seem to damage something that has meaning to you. Important or sentimental paper items are the most at risk, so if you have documents, books or unframed artwork you want to protect, keep them off site until baby gets old enough to stop doodling and putting book corners in their mouth.
3. A safe place for private things
Do you have valuables, confidential documents, medical records, or a shoebox of embarrassing photos you don’t want your children to find? Storing them off site will protect them and make it impossible for them to access your private items.
4. Somewhere to put your university student’s belongings
They grow up so fast! But if they move out for school, that’s eight months of the year their space is going unused. Pack it up and keep it out of the house so you have more space (for now).
5. Keeping work and life separate
When you’re a ‘mompreneur’ and you’re working from home, it can be tough to separate business life and personal life. If you have a lot of physical belongings related to your work–and you don’t need to access them regularly–get them out of the way. You’ll never have to worry about the kids using your legal documents as a sketch pad.
6. A refuge for those crazy days
Sometimes you need an excuse to escape the chaos. Give yourself a reason to leave the house. Organize your storage locker, load/unload, or–if you have a particularly demanding household–set up an armchair or desk in your unit and take a few deep breaths. We know the spa might be more luxurious, but it’s better than nothing, right?
Treat yourself or the mom in your life to less stress and more space. Check out secure locker sizes at Maple Leaf Self Storage.