Spring cleaning can seem like a daunting task, especially when your house or apartment is already full of clutter. That’s why renting a storage unit could be exactly what you need to do to get your spring cleaning off to the right start. Here are three ways to put your storage unit to work for you before you start cleaning and organizing.
Store items to create space
It’s hard to get any cleaning done when every surface is covered with stuff. Start by boxing and storing all those books, papers and miscellaneous items that have piled up. Once they’re out of the way, you’ll be able to start cleaning the newly uncovered space. And when you’re done, you can always pull these items out later to sort and organize them.
Put away large and seasonal items
As you continue cleaning, look for opportunities to put oversized, seldom-used items into storage. Get those suitcases out of the guest room and pull those boxes of winter coats out from under the bed. Putting these types of items into storage will make cleaning and organizing much easier. And best of all, you’ll have more space to actually live in.
Donate, sell or store
When you’re in the middle of cleaning and organizing, it can be difficult to know what to keep and what to get rid of. Ask yourself these questions: Do I still use it? Do I absolutely love it? If you can’t answer yes to either question, then it may be time to let it go. Use sites like craigslist or NextDoor to list items for sale, or simply donate them to your local charity. On the other hand, if you can’t bear to part with these items, you can put them in storage for now and make a decision on them later.
Whether you’re spring cleaning or just tidying up, having a storage unit can give you the extra space and flexibility you need. Contact us today to learn more about the right storage solution for your needs.