How to Maintain Cleanliness in Your Self-Storage Unit

Posted on: 27 December 2019


Self-storage units play a vital role in our lives. They offer great environments for storing your possessions during a transition. You can use them when you want to declutter your home, store some items that cannot fit in your new home or keep business-related items. However, if you intend to store the items in the unit for a long time, you will need to clean it regularly to ensure your belongings stay in excellent shape. The last thing you want is to recover dusty items or invite creepy crawlies such as moths, bed bugs, mites or termites into the unit. So what can you do to maintain cleanliness in your unit? The following tips are an excellent place to start.

Discard or donate some items

As you continue to store your items in the storage unit, you might realise that you no longer need them. Instead of keeping such things, consider donating or disposing of them. Look for charitable organisations that accept donations or friends or relatives who might need the items you have. This will allow you to help other people who are in need. The rest of the items that cannot be donated should be disposed of in a dumpsite. Once this is done, it will be easier to keep the storage unit organised and clean.

Wrap the items

One of the best ways to ensure your items don't accumulate dust or aren't exposed to pests is to wrap them in plastic wraps. So be sure to obtain industrial plastic wraps and cover everything you can, including the boxes. If you can't use plastic wraps, be sure to use large cotton clothing, especially for the furniture.

Sweep and reorganise the unit regularly

Customary cleaning is required to keep your unit spotless. Consider buying some cleaning supplies like a broom, rag and cleaning spray then keep them in the unit. Whenever you have time, you should go to the storage unit and wipe off dirt. You can reorganise the place and sweep the dust to make sure everything remains in good shape. Do not forget to leave clear paths as you rearrange the area. Make sure the boxes are well placed on the pallets so they do not fall once you are gone. This will also ensure spills from other units or melting snow doesn't get to your boxes or furniture. As you clean up, do not forget to check for pests; use pesticides to eradicate them right away.