How to clean out a storage unit

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Storage units can be a great solution for keeping your belongings safe and organized. However, over time, these units can become cluttered and disorganized. Our team at müv knows that it’s easy to become overwhelmed if you don’t know how to clean out a storage unit. It may seem like a neverending task at first. But, with our help, we know that you can manage. Here are all the steps you need to take to ensure your storage is cleaned out quickly.

Making a plan on how to clean out a storage unit

Everything always starts with a plan, even when you have to clean out a storage unit. So what does your plan for clearing out your storage Tampa FL, have to include? First, start with setting a date, and don’t procrastinate. All the preparatory work should be done in that time, and that includes:

  1. Making an inventory – in small spaces such as storage units it’s easy to lose track of all your items, so make sure you have an overview of everything you want to clear out
  2. Getting cleaning supplies – this one should go without saying, but it’s important to have the right cleaning supplies not only for the storage unit but for your belongings as well
  3. Getting packing supplies – if you want to move your items you should have packing supplies like boxes, tape, and blankets at the ready
  4. Finding the suitable transportation – no matter where you plan on taking your belonging you will need to have either a car or a van to fit everything
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Organize and declutter

We’ve made a plan on how to clean out your storage unit, time to execute it. Once you’ve arrived at your storage Melbourne FL, do a bit of organizing. Go through your inventory list and find all the items you need to take with you. Take the packing supplies and get ready to pack.

At this stage you will probably have an idea of what you need to throw out of your storage Orlando FL, so deal with that first. You should throw out everything you no longer need first because we recommend cleaning the items you want to take before you pack them. And if you don’t get rid of everything you don’t need first, it might feel overwhelming.  To make the most of your storage unit, use space efficiently. Stack boxes and items vertically, leaving enough room to move around.

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The last step in clearing your storage is cleaning.

Time to clean

Once you’ve packed everything, it’s time to do a bit of cleaning. No matter if you are cleaning out or renting a storage unit in Florida, it’s important to make sure everything is clean. Sweep or vacuum the floor, wipe down the walls, and use a disinfectant spray to kill any bacteria or mold. This is a must-do step especially if you are moving things to another storage unit.

And with cleaning, you are done. Hopefully, we resolved all your doubts you had on how to clean out a storage unit. Make sure to lift heavy things properly to avoid injury and to follow EPA’s guidelines for disposal of hazardous waste if you have any. We wish you a happy cleaning!



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