Clutter just seems to appear during the year. No matter what you try, as winter ends, suddenly it seems like a tornado came through your home. Especially during the short winter days, things seem to collect everywhere. Shedding that built up clutter and restoring some order is a great feeling. That is why spring cleaning is so important. At some point, we must either fix the clutter or watch it get completely out of hand, and getting yourself ready for the bright, sunny days of summer is a great time to tackle organizing both your home and storage unit head on.
Prioritize your summer items
It’s important to include your storage unit in your spring cleaning. Just like your home, a storage unit needs to be cleaned and reorganized occasionally to keep its content relevant and easy to use. One way to approach organizing your home and storage unit is to revisit what items you want accessible over the summer. For example, do you have summer gear in the storage unit that you might want to replace with winter clothes from your house? Or there may be a renovation project that you’ve been planning that could be facilitated by moving some items to your storage unit.
Identify infrequently used items at home
Are their items in your home that you can’t remember the last time you used but are not ready to let go of yet? Moving rarely used items from your home during spring cleaning can really help reduce clutter. On the other hand, if you’ve found that you’ve been accessing your storage unit more frequently than you planned, there might be some stored items that you do want to move back to your house.
Organizing your storage unit
If you are moving several items in or out of your storage unit, you may need to find a storage unit configuration where everything fits. The first step is to categorize items by how often you want to use them. Are there some items, such as outdoor equipment, that would be best be stored but you want to use a few times over the summer? Place items you will use less frequently furthest from the door, and frequently used items closer. Make sure that you leave a path through your storage unit to be able to reach all the items you plan on using in the coming months.
Finally, set yourself up for success. Spring cleaning is a big project. Once you’ve created an organizational strategy, make sure that you give yourself enough time to finish. Split up your spring cleaning across a few weekend sessions. Start with moving items to their final location, then working through each area cleaning and organizing.
At Abba Self & RV Storage, we have a variety of storage units to fit your needs. If you find that you need a larger unit or have moved items back into your home and need a smaller unit, our friendly staff is here to help. Plus, we can work with you to determine the best way to organize your storage unit. Contact us today!