If you’ve been watching Netflix or scrolling on Facebook, it’s hard to not be aware of Marie Kondo’s show, "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”. In this show, Ms. Kondo shows viewers how to de-clutter and make their homes feel more spacious, inviting, and functional.
The idea of de-cluttering is a good one, and one we wholeheartedly support…but what about those things that take up space, but you really do need to keep for one reason or another? Great-grandma’s china that you only use on Christmas, that 10 lb bag of rice you got from Costco because it was a good deal but it’s more for food storage purposes, or the file of art you kept from when your kids were little…
ENTER TAMARACK SHEDS.
Sometimes de-cluttering just means getting stuff out of the house. But you still want to keep it! That heirloom china is only needed once or twice a year, so keeping it in a shed makes sense! You always know where it is, that it’s safe (our sheds come with locking and even dead bolted doors), and that it won’t get broken.
Food storage is a good idea for everyone, and there are even some who are “preppers”. If this is the case, consider a shed to keep your food. Insulated walls and our high quality construction ensure that your food will not rot, mold, or otherwise expire before its time. With proper care, many in the food storage community know that food can often last even past the date stamped on the food! Think of it as an above-ground cellar! A food shed is a great way to help make sure you have a place for everything, it stays fresh, and de-clutters your home.
Kids are awesome. They make so many pictures and some are hilarious, some you aren’t sure what you’re looking at, and some are actually quite good. Many parents keep a file of pictures, photos, school projects, and other things as their children are growing - and even years later. These precious memories aren’t something most people are jonesing to throw away. While it’s doubtful you will need an entire shed for these things, a paperwork and filing shed is a good idea. Many of us have countless documents, file cabinets, and even books full of things we don’t necessarily need on hand daily, but we’ve been advised to keep for one reason or another. A filing cabinet, a safe, and even a little display of your children’s art could all fit in the same shed while tidying up your home.
What other ideas do you have for using shed storage to help you “Marie Kondo” your life? Share in the comments!