Do you have too much stuff in your home? Have you tried to declutter but you simply can't imagine getting rid of all of the things that need to be gone? There are plenty of books and shows to tell you how to declutter and get organized. But if they worked for everyone then nobody would ever need to come out with a new book or show on how to do it. Fortunately, there is at least one thing that can clear up the clutter in your home without having to get rid of things: a storage unit. If you've never considered getting one before, here are some things you need to consider before you go searching for the perfect one for you.

How much to be stored: Self storage units come in many different sizes. Not only are there different floor dimensions but the heights can vary as well. In order to determine exactly what size of unit you're going to be needing, you need to know how much is going to be put inside. If all you're doing is storing a handful of boxes of holiday decorations to get them out of your hair, you can probably go with the smallest unit available. On the other hand, storing an entire room's worth of belongings might take a significantly larger unit.

What will be stored: When looking at your local self storage facility, you may notice that they have both climate controlled and non-climate controlled units. Having climate control is great if you plan on storing items, like pieces of wooden furniture, that may be sensitive to changes in temperature and/or humidity. But there are plenty of things that don't necessarily need to be kept in a climate controlled environment. Consider whether what you're going to store will be damaged if subjected to changes in humidity and/or temperature and choose your storage unit accordingly.

Access frequency: For some people, putting things into storage is a once-and-done affair. They return perhaps once or twice a year to check on their unit and to retrieve or store various items. For other people, having a self storage unit is an ongoing process. You may visit a few times a month, using the storage unit as an extended closet and/or garage annex. If this sounds like you, you may want to consider getting a larger unit than you'd normally need so that you'll have an easier time accessing your belongings and finding what you need.

For more information, contact a self storage company in your area.