Spring Cleaning & Decluttering Your Storage Unit

Admin | February 17, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Clutter has a way of building up over the cold winter months. That's why so many people use Spring as an opportunity to remove excess and get their homes into that spotlessly-clean state that inspires peace and joy. Today more people than ever are trying Marie Kondo cleaning techniques to rid themselves of excess and we think that storage units can play a part in those goals. While we don't believe you should toss all your excess into an Airport Village self-storage unit and forget about it. You can use a unit to clean up your life even more efficiently when done right. Below are a few tips to help you on your journey to a clean home and a peaceful mind. 

Rotate Your Unit's Contents

A functional storage unit isn't meant to sit around collecting dust. It's meant to be accessed regularly and used as an extension of your home. Make sure things you don't need or use aren't sitting around for too long by rotating the items in your Airport Village self-storage unit. Pull one container out at a time, go through its contents and store away only what you really need. Remove the rest and toss it out. Do this annually to avoid storing items with no purpose in your life. 

Store out of Season Items Away

Following Marie Kondo, cleaning tips can be difficult to do when you have out-of-season items cluttering up space in your home. Consider using a self-storage unit to neatly tuck away the seasonal items in your home so they're ready for you next season. Things like decor, winter jackets, skis, and snowboards can be put into storage until the following season. Just make sure everything is organized and labeled, so you can get it out when you're ready for it. 

Stash Items for a Yard Sale

One of the big Spring cleaning tips for your home is to get rid of everything you don't use or care about, or everything that doesn't "spark joy" for you if you're a fan of Marie Kondo. The trouble is, that many of those items are still worth something and it's hard to just donate them or throw them away as a result. A good compromise is to take all the stuff you don't want anymore and toss it away in your self-storage unit for a yard sale. You can sell the items when the time comes, but until then they will be out of your home and out of your mind. 

Cleaning your home and your life takes time and it's a difficult process. Start off slow and try not to get overwhelmed by all the objects you have to go through. Hopefully, these spring cleaning tips and storage ideas for clutter help you make the most of your Airport Village self-storage unit and cut the clutter out of your home too.