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It’s Time to Spring Clean Your Home and Self Storage Unit

Spring is right around the corner. And with it comes warmer weather and longer daylight hours, making it the perfect time to clean, declutter and organize your home and your self storage unit. This changing of seasons is also a great opportunity to pack away all of your winter and holiday items, like sleds, snow blowers, and holiday decorations, and pull out the warm weather clothing and tools, like lawn furniture and mowers.

Before you begin your spring cleaning, you need to create an organizational plan to implement going forward. This will help prevent the clutter from gathering again right away.

Cleaning Your House

Spring cleaning your home is a great way to give your home a thorough cleaning, getting those spots that get neglected with routine cleanings. This is also a great time to go through your belongings and decide what you need and what you can part with.

Experts recommend that you clean your home from the top down. For example, start with light fixtures and ceiling fans, then move on to the windows, then counters and furniture, and finally clean the floors.

One of the big advantages of spring cleaning is to give yourself more space. Don’t trade one pile for another by buying new stuff to replace all of the items you’ve removed. Decide which things absolutely have to be in the house. For those items that you want to keep but you don’t access frequently, consider a self-storage unit, if you don’t already have one.

Finding a self storage unit is as simple as doing a quick online search. With all of the options available, you can easily find one that meets your needs. Look for self storage units that offer 24-hour access, month-to-month leases, and a variety of unit sizes. Most self-storage facilities, like AAA Self Storage of Topeka, have web sites that detail their available unit sizes, rates, and even offer the ability to reserve a unit online.

Cleaning Your Self Storage Unit

Spring is also the perfect time to clean your self storage unit. Before you start adding the new items you collected while cleaning your home, take the time to clean and organize your storage unit.

Go through everything in your storage unit and decide what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of. For those items you eliminate, decide if they can be donated or if they need to be trashed. Replace any damaged boxes, and take the opportunity to consolidate the contents of your boxes. This will help you maximize your space and make room for new additions. Utilizing shelving can also help you make the most of your space. Depending on how much stuff you chose to get rid of and how much new stuff you are adding, you may find that you need to move to a larger storage unit.

As you move items back into your unit, place the items you use frequently at the front, and place less frequently used items in the back. Tape 3×5 cards listing the contents on each box.