Like with the apartment, you need to keep your storage clean and tidy. You can organize your items easier, prevent them from rotting in the storage and keep the storage unit hygienic. If you have a storage unit on a loan, like one of the storage units Sudbury, and you need help cleaning it here are some tips for you.
How long was is since you have been to your storage unit?
How often do you move your items between your house and your storage? Depending on how often you use it there are different strategies that you can use to keep your storage clean and tidy. People who rent storage units often overlook that eventually, they might need to empty it out. When they make this common mistake, they are met with a headache as it usually requires a lot of work. So don’t ever think your stuff will be there forever, approach it like you might need to get it all out one day on short notice. That way you will be inclined to regularly maintain your unit.
Get in the right attitude for cleaning to keep your storage clean and tidy
If you have too much junk lying around your storage or you are unorganized then it’s no wonder you don’t like to think about cleaning. This means that if you are averted from thinking about cleaning you need to change your attitude. Instead of focusing the whole task itself, break it down into a few smaller tasks and start working on them separately. Your list of tasks could look like this:
- Go to storage and examine its state
- If its been a while since the last visit and you forgot what’s in it, create an inventory
- Take a picture of the storage unit to help you create an inventory
- Make an assessment of how severe of a state is the unit, and how much time it would take you to clean it
- Buy all the necessary cleaning equipment and products
- Make a plan to divide the storage unit into smaller portions for cleaning
- Call a friend or professionals to help you move heavy items.
This should help you cope with the dread that is brought on by a necessity to clean out the storage. It’s a task that can get you easily overwhelmed. Hopefully, this will help you to handle piles of clutter awaiting you much easier. Another thing that can affect your attitude is that you find some long-forgotten item that has tremendous sentimental value to you. It can drain you from your energy and will, rendering cleaning virtually impossible. If that happens to you, take a few minutes to break to focus on that item. Finish your brake, put your sentimental item away for the time being, and get back to cleaning. After you finish cleaning, give proper attention to your item.
Find the right time for cleaning
If you want to keep your storage clean and tidy, you should never then clean it in a hurry. You might find some things you forgot about and in a hurry, you might want just to throw them away. You have to take your time to properly clean and tidy up. Don’t rush arranging and organizing things, otherwise, you will just end up moving stuff around without any order. Check your schedule to find space in your free time that you can commit to cleaning. When you clean and organize your things properly once, it will never take you the same amount of time to maintain it.
Also, consider the weather conditions when you set out to go clean. If it’s too hot or too cold, it might be impossible to do the proper cleaning. So check out the weather report to see if the conditions are good to go clean your storage. And keep in mind, whenever and wherever you get stuck, Neeleys Van and Storage is at your service!
Sort out your things with the four box method
Use this interesting method for decluttering, by filling moving boxes with items according to their purpose. Using to four box method, you fill the boxes with things you either want to keep, toss, sell or store. Items that you include in keep box are going to be going home with you. Items that you put in the toss box you are going to dispose of in an adequate manner. Everything you put in the sell box you can try and sell, or you could donate it to a local charity. You can do this if you don’t need it but you think is worth something to them. And in the end, you will end up with the storage box that you will leave at the storage.
You can repeat this as many times as you need, so you move as much as stuff as you can inside these boxes. Once you don’t need you will dispose of, others you will stack neatly inside the storage. This will keep your storage clean and tidy.
Choose the way to move your boxes
You finished packing your things into boxes, but you didn’t think about how will you move them. How you want to do this completely your choice. You can do it yourself or you can use the help of professionals to help you move. In the first case, you might need to get a friend to help you to load and unload boxes. Hiring the professionals can help you solve a lot of problems. They can help you with transportation, they can provide you with reliable moving boxes Sudbury and help you load and unload your items. One of the things that can help you make your choice is how much boxes you need to move. You can do it yourself using a car if there isn’t a lot of them, but go with the professionals if there are a lot of them to move.