Winners in the War on Storage

In the past couple of days not one but TWO friends have told me about clearing out and getting rid of their storage unit once and for all.


So OF COURSE I had to blog about it!

After all, I can give you all sorts of reason and examples (and will continue to do so) but it always helps when you hear it from people who have succeeded in doing so themselves. It proves you can do it too.

The first friend sent this message to me a few days ago.

I wanted to let you know that I'm free of my storage unit as of today!!!! I know I've had your words of wisdom in the back of my mind for a while but they finally paid off. WOO HOO!!!!! I knew you'd be proud. I'm lighter than a feather my dear. Thank you for your encouragement along the way and your kind words.

They also had this to say:

Going through so many decades of my personal items/history has been entertaining, gut wrenching, cathartic, sad, reflective...but over all the best thing I have done for myself in a very, very long time.

This friend makes an excellent point. It's something they did for themselves and that is EXACTLY what you are doing when you clear out the clutter. You are taking care of your emotional and physical self and creating space for the things you truly  need to come in.

I found out about my second friend's success through a tweet:

She blogged about the reasons behind why she got the unit in the first place, why she got rid of it and how she feels now. Here's a snippet:

I can rest easy that I am no longer throwing unnecessary money away for possessions I rarely visit or use...I feel so relieved. It was a good, but exhausting, day!

I can't even begin to tell you how proud of and excited for my friends I am. So, SO happy!!! Plus, their sentiments echo every single person I've ever worked with and every person that I've talked to about finally getting rid of clutter and/or storage units. It's positively freeing.

Do you have a storage unit? What's in it? Do you even remember? When is the last time you used anything from it? How much do you spend annually to keep it? Do you want to continue the storage unit burden? If not, what can you do THIS WEEK to start emptying it out and getting rid of it?  Take out one box or bag to go sort through and purge. Every little bit counts and I know you can do it!