6 Spring Cleaning Tips for You and Your Self Storage Unit
April 10th, 2023
With springtime upon us, it’s that time of year when everyone starts their spring cleaning journey. If you have a self storage unit at our Youngsville facility, this is a good time to go through it and decide what you should keep or get rid of. Or if you’re feeling overwhelmed with the amount of stuff in your home, a storage unit may be your answer. Letting go of items you no longer need can help declutter your home and your storage unit, too! Below are some helpful tips to get you started on your ultimate cleaning adventure.
Remove or Move Items From Their Space for a Clearer Perspective
Before you begin sorting through your belongings, start by shifting items in a particular space in your home. By moving things around, you can give the area a good clean. And, you could find missing items hidden behind a couch or under a desk. Next, go through any cabinets, bins, and drawers, and pull everything out. This is where you’re going to want to inspect each item to see if it’s something you still need. Remember to organize items into categories for keeping, donating, or storing when sorting.
Create a Space for Belongings
As we mentioned above, keep certain categories in mind while sorting through your items. If you plan on keeping an item, be sure that your home has the necessary space for it. Donated items should automatically head to your nearest donation drop-off. Don’t make the mistake of putting them in your trunk for six months and forgetting them! For items that need to go to storage, you should account for their size and if you need to get storage bins for easy organization.
Start a Seasonal Wardrobe
In South Louisiana, most of the year is fairly warm, and there’s hardly ever a need for large down jackets or parkas. But if you do happen to have these heavier winter clothes, consider adding them to a storage unit. You can access them when you want, and it’s a great way to free up room in your closet or home storage that could be used for other things.
Move the Holiday Decorations Out
Holiday decorations don’t need to live in your home year-round. Why keep Christmas decorations for 10-11 months out of the year in your house or garage? All they’re doing is taking up valuable space that could be freed up by moving these decorations to a self storage unit. By moving your decorations out of the house, you can easily organize them in a storage unit for easy access. It’s also a great way to know exactly what you have and if you need to replace anything when you go to get your items.
Relocate Family Heirlooms and Mementos
We all have those pieces of furniture or decorations that have been handed down through the decades. But not everyone can or wants to keep family heirlooms in their home. That’s where a self storage unit can come in handy, especially a climate-controlled unit.
Spring Cleaning in Your Unit
If you already have a self storage unit in Youngsville, you’re going to want to clean it out as you did with your home. Consider objects that you’ve never taken out of storage. Is this because you’re waiting for a bigger home to use them again? Or are they belongings that you could part with? Once you clear out your unit, come up with a game plan on how you want to organize your unit. Items you probably won’t use often should live in the back while things like decorations should sit towards that front.
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