5 Personal Storage Lessons From Star Wars That Will Turn Your Life Around
Today is Star Wars Day!
In celebration, here are 5 storage lessons we can learn from the hugely successful movie franchise:
1. A Simple Life is a Good Life
The Jedi live a frugal and simple lifestyle for good reason: Only having what you need lets you focus on the more important things in life – like being one with The Force, or in our case, just being more productive with our day!
Decluttering your living space and placing your unnecessary valuables in a personal storage unit removes anything that can distract you from your daily tasks, so you can accomplish more, in a shorter amount of time.
2. Resourcefulness Can Lead to Great Things
When Qui-Gon Jinn placed a bet against Watto in a Podrace for Anakin’s freedom, they didn’t go out and buy a new pod for Anakin to race in.
They hunkered down, got their hands dirty, and tinkered with Anakin’s homemade podracer until they got it ready. Sometimes, that’s the same attitude we need to take with our personal stuff.
Every time you consider buying something new for your home, think, “Do I really need this, or can I work with the one I have?”
This kind of fixer-upper attitude helped Anakin win the Podrace and the same perspective can keep you from cluttering your home with new stuff you don’t really need.
3. Small Changes Can Lead to Big Things
Yoda is famous for lots of quotable lines, one of them being this, “Judge me by my size, do you?”
Just as his size didn’t keep him from becoming head of the Jedi Council, the small steps you take towards a decluttered space can mean a big deal in the long run.
The simple task of sorting all your items at home can help you realise how much space you’re clogging up with unnecessary stuff.
Taking that next step and moving all your extra stuff to storage can also bring about new and important realisations – like figuring out what you need and don’t need in your life!
That extra space you free up won’t just be a refreshing home improvement, your bank account will also thank you for it.
4. Learn to Let Go (of Old Stuff)
Yoda went into hiding after he failed to stop the destruction of the Jedi; the Resistance abandoned their ships to flee from Emperor Snoke’s fleet; Obi Wan let go of Anakin after realising he’d gone to the Dark Side.
In each of these situations, something or someone had to be let go, hard as it may be.
In the same way, we must learn to let go of the things we no longer use if we want to be more productive and efficient with our space at home.
One way to know if you should let go of something is by asking yourself this question, “Do I see myself using this in the next 6 months?”
If the answer is “yes”, keep it at home; if the answer is “no”, it’s time to put it in a box to send to personal storage.
5. Commit to Your Decision and Tough It Out
“Do or do not – there is no try.”
Once you decide to declutter your life, stick to it no matter what!
It may seem like a tough lifestyle change moving your stuff to storage after being with them for so long, but it’s worth it in the long run!
Ready to declutter your home? Call us today at +971 4 340 6962 and inquire about our affordable personal storage units. We’re more than happy to help you with your needs!