After helping a family member move who lived in the house for over 35 years, I learned an important lesson. We keep too much stuff. We all need to go through our garages or any storage area and take a look at what we store there. If it is not seasonal decoration and you haven’t used it in the last 6 months, throw it out! Do your family a favor. Also if you are thinking about getting one of those storage units for your stuff, you need to think whether or not the stuff is worth the money you will be shelling out to store it or would it be better to save the money and replace the stuff later.
We threw away tons of stuff that was stored. A lot of stuff was just junk. Sometimes before we even store things we need to evaluate whether is it valuable enough to store or just toss it now. Also there are things we think of as memories. Items from our past with some meaning to us. Well either keep them where you can view them or toss them. You children will not share the same value of items from your high school past unless of course they have monetary value.
So just some food for thought. Go through your stuff and keep what is worth it and toss the rest. You never know when you might move and its a pain to have so much junk. And remember when you move don’t take junk to store. Use this time to get rid of it now.