Storage Unit Cleaning Tips: Emptying a Disorganized Unit

February 2, 2018

Storage Unit Cleaning

Tips for Cleaning Out a Disorganized Storage Unit

The whole point of a storage unit is to get the clutter out of your home and get some organization in your life. Unfortunately, sometimes the ease of throwing stuff into a storage unit means it’s easy for the unit itself to become quickly disorganized. By the time you’re ready to remove your stuff from storage, you could have a real mess on your hands. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us! But when that time comes, what’s the easiest way to get your messy unit packed up and ready to go? That’s what we’ll be discussing today in the Affordable Family Storage blog!

Get the Supplies You’ll Need

Obviously, you won’t want to just grab your stuff and throw it in the back of your vehicle. You’ll want to organize your stuff first so you don’t have to worry about it, and so that you can move it more easily. Make sure you have all the supplies you’ll need when you show up to your storage unit. But what should you bring?

  • Boxes - First and foremost you’ll need plenty of boxes. Think about what’s in your unit, and buy boxes that will easily fit your stuff.

  • Markers - Once you have your stuff in boxes, you’ll want to label it so you know exactly what’s in each one.

  • Plenty of Packing Tape - Packing tape is inexpensive and easy to use. This will make sure your stuff stays secure in the boxes and that the seal is closed.

  • Bubble Wrap - If you have fragile items, it’s best not to just throw them in a box. Use bubble wrap to protect things like dishes, cups, and more.

  • A pen and paper - If you want to get really organized, create a master list of your stuff. Write the labels of the boxes as headings, and write down what’s in each box underneath. This way you can quickly find exactly what you need in each box.

  • A friend - Finally, if you can convince them, a helping hand is always nice to have!

Once you have everything packed and put away, make sure you keep it that way! That way you won’t have to go through this process again. Wherever you bring your stuff, you now have it nice and organized.

Get a Storage Unit at Affordable Family Storage

If you’re ready to get some clutter out of your home, or you simply don’t have room for everything, choose Affordable Family Storage. We have a wide variety of storage units that are perfectly suited to your needs. We have different sizes of storage units, and even ones with climate control. Not sure how big of a storage unit you need? No problem! Just use our handy storage calculator. If you have any questions, or if you’re ready to get a unit of your own, contact Affordable Family Storage today!

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