Cleaning out a storage unit can feel overwhelming! Whether it’s your own possessions that you’ve gathered over years or a storage unit that you acquired from someone else, sorting through the clutter can be a real nightmare. So, to make things much easier for you, we have come up with this list of tips and suggestions to help you make the most out of your storage unit.
If you inherited a unit, you will want to check out what’s inside and note everything inside. Even if it’s your own unit, It’s still worth making a list. From here, break the list down into what you want to keep, what needs to be tipped and what could be donated or sold.
Create space inside or out to move everything out from the unit, at Beehive Storage speak to our team who can help with this. If you have some larger items or have difficulty lifting and shifting heavy items, you may want to ask a friend to help! Now here’s the fun bit! Throwing away what you don’t need. If there’s a lot, consider organising a collection or a van to help take it away. Once you have removed the unwanted items, you will be left with what you need to store or sell.
While the unit is empty, use this chance to give it a good clean. At Beehive Storage all our storage units are inside to minimise any contact with cold walls or leakages getting in.
Store Your Items Correctly
Now it’s time to put everything back in! Ensure all the correct boxes are used to store your items. Cardboard can naturally rot over time so they could be stored inside plastic boxes instead. For furniture or upholstered items, you will want to get dust covers that will protect them from accumulated dust.
Don’t Forget Your Storage Unit
Now that your storage unit is clean and organised don’t let your hard work go to waste. Check-in on your unit regularly, or if you are away, have someone trusted check in on it for you. Beehive have 24 hour CCTV and staff on site during the day ready to help.