Cleaning out a storage unit can be a chaotic, overwhelming process, especially if it is crowded and disorganized. Although you are probably dreading cleaning and moving day, taking some time to prepare yourself ensures the process runs smoothly. Before you clean out your storage unit, be sure to read these simple tips from Affordable Family Storage.
Cleaning out a storage unit is not a job for one person. Not only is the process time-consuming, but lifting heavy items on your own can be dangerous. Before your moving day, find some family members and friends to help you. With a little help, you can speed up the process, decrease your risk of injury, and make the day more fun and enjoyable.
Once you gather your helpers and arrive at the storage facility, take inventory of everything in your storage unit. Count up all of the boxes, examine the contents, and take note of what you need to sort through. By having a decent understanding of everything in your unit, you prepare yourself for the unpacking process. If you haven’t visited your storage unit in awhile, this tip is especially useful.
After everything is out of your unit, go through the boxes and determine what you want to keep. If you are hoping to get rid of some stuff, divide the contents of your storage unit into four categories: items to keep, items to sell, items to give to charity, and items to throw away. Avoid the last category as much as possible. Before you throw something in the garbage, determine if you can give it away to a thrift store or charity organization.
If you are not physically able to clean out your storage unit or you simply cannot find help or the time, consider contacting a professional moving agency. Several companies are available to clean out a storage unit and deliver the contents to the location of your choice. Although these services can be somewhat costly, you get to sit back and relax while someone does the job for you.
At Affordable Family Storage, we do everything we can to make your storage experience convenient and affordable. With locations in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska, we are the Midwest’s go-to storage facility. To learn more about our prices and reserve your storage unit, contact Affordable Family Storage today!