5 Helpful Tips To Keep Your Storage Unit Clean

Published on 7/31/2020

Whether you rent self storage from an indoor or outdoor facility, it’s still important to keep your things clean to avoid any unwanted damage. Here are 5 easy tips to help keep your belongings safe inside your storage unit.

First of all, PURGE. Keep, discard and donate. If you’re going to clean, it makes sense to get rid of things that you no longer need as you go. Donating items is a great way to declutter your unit while also helping other people.

Keep cleaning supplies in your unit. Bring some type of cleaning spray, a rag and maybe a broom! Make it a habit, that every time you access your unit you do a quick wipe down to make sure things are remaining in good shape and you’re not allowing dust to build up over time.

Wrap! Get industrial plastic wrap and wrap whatever you can. This way, you know things are sealed up tight and won’t collect dust or creepy crawlies. 

Label. If you’re ever in a hurry to find something, chances are you will pull boxes apart until you eventually find your item. Then you have to run and you don’t have the time to pack everything back up, so you know you’re going to come back to a mess. It’s smart to label everything. Label the hidden and the obvious. It saves time and prevents making too much of a mess. 

Use plastic storage bins. Categorize and separate items into handy storage bins for quick and easy identification. This will also help keep your unit neat and tidy. If you're moving residences, you may even color code the storage bins by room. 

You rented a unit to keep your valuables safe and in good shape. We hope these storage tips help you in cleaning and (re)organizing your storage unit today.