At Modern Storage®, we dedicate the time it takes to offer a clean storage environment for our customers, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic. We pick up around parking lots, sweep and mop hallways, treat for pests, and more to reduce the risk of germs, bugs and other pesky intruders from infiltrating our storage facilities.
But while we do everything to keep the storage facility clean, it’s up to you to keep your storage unit clean!
Whether you’re about to move into your first storage unit or need some tips on getting your storage unit re-organized, our experts are here to help. The following tried-and-true methods are exactly what you need to follow to get your storage unit clean and keep it that way more years to come.
Have a packed storage unit, or one you haven’t visited in years? You likely have two areas to address: clutter and dust.
Don’t get overwhelmed! The best way to get your storage unit clean is come up with a game plan:
Another great tip for getting your storage unit cleaned and organized is to start documenting everything.
Visit your storage unit and account of every box, item, etc. you have stored there. Create an inventory list with a notepad and pen or a note on your phone.
This list will help you get a better idea of what needs cleaning and may even make you realize you have items you are ready to part with.
Have you heard of the KonMari method of organization? It’s time to ask yourself if all the items you have in storage spark joy in your heart. If not, it’s time to let them go!
Whether you’re at home packing up for a big move, or going through the items in your storage unit, the decluttering process begins by realizing what you really want and need in your space.
Examine each item on your inventory list and take a moment to determine if it should go in one of three piles: the keep pile, the trash pile, or the pile to give away or sell.
Ask yourself these questions to decide which pile to place your belongings in:
Now, are you ready to reorganize? We have any entire blog post dedicated to it. Check it out for our best tips!
While you do that, take these steps to give your storage unit a fresh look and feel:
Have any questions? Find a Modern Storage® location near you and give us a call!