Finally, Spring is officially here. Winter is the season that slows down everything at home, even the frequency when we get things cleaned and organised. The bad weather and cold days are an invitation for clutter to accumulate; that’s why spring is such a blessing when it finally arrives. The days start getting longer, and the cold diminishes gradually until it disappears, and we finally get to throw open all the windows to let the fresh, clean, spring breezes in.
This is when we get to see more clearly all the clutter, we have accumulated in our homes from November to March and start thinking that it’s time for a thorough spring-cleaning operation. While it can be bothersome for many, it’s a great opportunity to get our house in order.
Every cleaning task always seems unbearable, especially after letting things gather dust and accumulate for a long time. So, we need to embrace this with a clear head and tackle one space at a time. The best way to go about this is to do so the first days of the season and by checking the following steps:
Go Through Each Room
Every single space on your home might have something that you don’t need anymore, so get three boxes or bags and go through each room and decide what you want to throw out, donate, or recycle.
Start Cleaning following a System that Makes Sense
If you clean your house using a system, you will save a lot of time and also avoid repeating tasks. Start by cleaning the place from top to bottom and go through each room from left to right.
Dust off everything, first starting with ceiling fans, lamps and then wipe down the walls, windows, tables and the counters in the room, finishing off with the small stuff like air vents, trim and moulding, doors and windows tracks, etc. Remember to also dust and wipe down all the books and knick-knacks and file all the paperwork that might be loose, before placing everything inside the cabinets and shelves again.
After you are done, vacuum the floor and mop it, not forgetting about all those hidden spaces underneath appliances and furniture.
After you are done with the clean-up at home, you will probably end up with a lot of stuff that needs to go away as well with things that can be used for a future winter, so why not take advantage of a self-storage facility to help move things along?
How A Storage Unit Can Help
A storage unit can help you sort out any space problems you might have to stash away the useful stuff for the future. These are the ways you can use these units after finishing your Spring cleaning:
Store Items for a Yard Sale
A full spring clean usually reveals a lot of stuff we keep at home that is still functional, but we no longer use. If you feel like making a yard sale to get rid of everything while earning some money, a self-storage unit is the best way to safe keep the items you will sell until you are ready for the yard sale this summer.
Get rid of Any Clutter
Spring cleaning only feels truly complete when you can reach and clean even the most challenging spots in the house. When all the rooms are filled with clutter, it becomes nearly impossible. The best option is to put away the stuff that is creating the issue in a self-storage unit. Most of these items are something we need for very specific uses, so there is no purpose in keeping them around in the house at all moments.
Store Seasonal Items & Apparel
The heavy coats, sweaters, and boots that we normally only use during winter time take a lot of useful closet space. The same thing applies for holiday décor and bulky out of season items. A self-storage unit can help you get all these things out of the way until we need them again.
Store Big Items
You have decided to do some redecorating work, maybe change the floor or give a fresh coat of paint to the walls and ceiling, but there are too many big pieces of furniture in the way and you’re afraid of damaging and paint dripping your valuable rugs, so what to do? The good news is that with furniture storage you can place these bigger items in a safe and easy to access location until your refurbishing work is finished.
Why U Store It Self Storage?
Now that you know how useful a self-storage service can be in helping you with your spring-cleaning and getting your house in order, here’s a few reasons why we are your best option:
With U Store It, you are able to check your unit as you please during any time of the year, 24-hours a day. You will be able to retrieve your stuff or store new items regardless of the hours you choose to work with.
If you are dealing with delicate items such as clothing, furniture or collectibles, you probably want to store them in the best possible conditions to avoid any damage to them. That’s why we offer climate-controlled units that help you store and keep all of your belongings in top shape.
All of our Storage Facilities are well-lit and secured at all moments, so you do not have to worry about your safety even when you are accessing your self-storage unit late at night. They also use state of the art security tech to make sure that your unit is being watched over at all times, so you don’t have to worry about theft or loss of your valuables.
So, that’s about it. As you can see, going over your place to manage a proper spring-cleaning process is not really that hard, but it requires some attention as well as dedication and some hours of work on your end. But the payoff is certainly worth it; you will have a cleaner, safer, clutter-free home to enjoy.