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5 Ways Self Storage Helps You Start The New Year

Notepad with note New Year Fresh Start

With the New Year right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your plans for the next year. New Year’s resolutions have always been a popular way to create a starting point to change something in your life. Whether you’ve decided to become healthier, declutter your home or go traveling, renting a self storage unit can help.

Here are 5 ways that self storage can help you in the new year:

Say Goodbye To The Holidays

When January comes, it’s time to say goodbye to the holidays. That also means, trying to find a place to store all of your holiday decorations. Finding extra space in your home can always be challenging, especially if you have an artificial, 7-foot Christmas tree!

Self storage gives you a place to store your decorations away until they are needed again next year. They are also a great storage solution for any of those new items that you received for Christmas that may be seasonal, such as snowboards or a new snowblower.

Declutter & Organize Your Home Using Self Storage

The new year is the perfect time to decide to declutter and organize your home. Living in a disorganized and cluttered home can create a lot of stress. Start the new year off with a clean and relaxing home by using a self storage unit. Start by going through your home, room by room, and purge.

Toss or donate anything that you no longer have use for or that is damaged and beyond saving. Any items that are sentimental or seasonal can go into a self storage unit.

Get Healthy

Getting healthy is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. It also seems to be one of the hardest to follow through with. Keep this resolution this year by creating yourself a space in your home for fitness. Clean up your spare room and move everything into a self storage unit so you have the space to create your yoga studio or workout room.

Use a storage unit to hold that extra bedroom furniture while you get fit.  You can pull it back out again when you plan on having a visitor.  Having a self storage unit allows you to change up your home whenever the occasion calls for it.

Get A New Hobby

Having a hobby, or two, is a great way to keep yourself mentally and emotionally healthy. When taking on a new hobby, it may be as simple as taking up painting or some other type of craft. Create yourself a little studio in your home for all of your creative projects.

If you don't have a spare room in your home, you can clear out a space in the corner of a room.  Anything that you had to clear out to make room for your new hobby can easily be put into a self storage unit.

Some hobbies can require larger items that can’t really by tucked away throughout your home, such as snowmobiling, skiing or canoeing. These items can be very expensive, so you want to make sure you take care of them properly and keep them safe. Store your sporting equipment in a safe and secure storage unit until the next time you go out.


The new year’s resolution to travel more, is an exciting one. Whether you want to travel the world for a few months or a few years, a self storage unit is the best option for keeping your items safe and secure. With great security features and climate-controlled storage options, you can travel with the peace of mind that your items will be just as you left them when you come back.

At Riel Park RV & Self Storage we have storage units of various sizes for all your personal and household storage needs.  Store your belongings in our conveniently located St. Albert Storage facility or our South Edmonton Storage facility.  Our storage facility is clean, safe and secure with exceptional customer service. 

With both unheated storage units and indoor climate controlled storage units to choose from.  Rent a unit online or give one of our storage rental experts a call.

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