The Dangers of a Messy Home

One of the biggest challenges facing any homeowner is the gradual accumulation of items that seems to inevitably take place. Sometimes it seems like these possessions sprout up almost overnight and soon take over our homes. Not only is it frustrating when this happens, but it’s also a potentially dangerous and costly situation. Disorganization can lead to all sorts of negative outcomes when it comes to your family’s health and happiness. Let’s look at how you can beat the organization blues and keep your home tidy, orderly, and always ready for company (even at the most inopportune times).

While many people will acknowledge that a messy home is a frustrating home, it’s rare that anyone takes the time to talk about the more serious downsides. Holladay Self Storage wants to help you keep your home, family, and finances in order – so let’s take a look at how keeping a disorganized home could cost you in the long run.

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve decided to invest in something new – a new tool set, perhaps, or even crafting supplies – and then find out that you already own the same products? Imagine how often this might happen in a home that’s full of unnecessary items filed away with no rhyme or reason. This might not seem like a big deal at first, but think about how costly this kind of expense could become if it was repeated even semi-frequently throughout the course of the year? You could be throwing away hundreds of dollars, if not more, every year because you’re buying duplicate items to “replace” the items you’ve forgotten about. This kind of thing happens far less often in a thoughtfully organized home because you tend to know exactly what you own and where it is located when you take the time to mindfully tidy and categorize your possessions.

Additionally, think about how dangerous it could be if you accidentally leave out things like art supplies, tools, or cutlery where children or pets can access them. If your home is disorganized, this kind of situation can happen all too easily, even if you have the best of intentions. To avoid putting your loved ones in harm’s way, consider organizing your belongings in a logical way and avoid the situation altogether.


If you find yourself with too much “stuff” and aren’t sure where to turn, you might want to consider investing in a storage unit. Contact us today if you’re interested in getting more information.