by | Dec 6, 2020

Most casas and condos in Riviera Nayarit
come with small, basic storage spaces that are only a rod and a couple of
shelves. Ever feel you do not have
enough closet space in your home in Mexico?
That is because we are experiencing a bit of a clash of cultures.

Unlike in Mexico, American and Canadian
households tend to have a higher amount of disposable income. Coupled with a strong focus on material
possessions, this results in a lot more stuff in our homes. According to a recent survey, the average American
house includes approximately 300,000 items.
Even our large houses cannot contain all that we own. Most garages are used for storage rather than
for parking cars. We have so many
items that one in ten households even rent an off-site self-storage unit. The self-storage and closet organization
industries are primarily an American and Canadian phenomenon. In Mexico, the focus has mainly been on
family rather than possessions, again driven by the lack of disposable
income. This focus is starting to
change. Mexico is currently experiencing
massive growth in its middle class. This
middle class will have more disposable income than any of the previous
generations. With an increase in
disposable, there will be a desire for more material items. We are already seeing proof through a growing
number of self-storage facilities and closet organization companies in Mexico.

 If not well organized, our stuff can
quickly become clutter. Trying to find
what we need in a world moving at a breath-taking pace causes unnecessary
stress. Think back to when you felt
anxiety trying to find that one important, albeit misplaced item, as the clock
ticked loudly, reminding you needed to get going to your appointment. I feel my heart rate spike just thinking
about it!

The key is not to build more storage. Anyone can go out and get another shelf or
hanging rod for their closet, but that will only be a short-term solution. It would also undoubtedly help to reduce the
number of items we own. However, the
real secret to reducing our stress is to organize our possessions better so
that there is a place for everything, and everything goes in its place. Yes, that old mantra is true!

Professional closet and storage
organization companies have been popular in the US and Canada since the
’70s. What makes them work is that they
start with a detailed inventory of the items you need to store. The designer creates a dedicated space for
each piece in the closet or storage space.
You never have to dig through to find anything. When you finish using the item, you return it
to its rightful spot. Even though any
carpenter can build a closet, they are not experts in spatial design. What makes the professional storage solution
work is the personalized inventory and design of the space to fit the items you
own. Ask anyone with a customized
storage solution, and they will quickly rave about how it is well worth the
cost. If you feel the stress and anxiety
of clutter, consider a personalized storage solution for your home in Mexico.

Are you buying a new home in Riviera
Nayarit? Please email me at
furniture@solutionsmexico.com to get a free home inventory list to make the
challenge of outfitting your home less stressful.   

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