Helpful Storage Unit Clean Out TipsThe storage unit industry is currently in a state of flux. When the countrywide financial crisis began to unfold in earnest in 2008 through 2009, foreclosures and short sales became commonplace. Displaced homeowners with a lot of stuff needed somewhere to put it, not being able to accommodate it all in their new living spaces. This might describe your previous situation; or, it could be you’re facing a contract renewal and you need a quick end of lease storage unit clean out.
Storage units are great resources when you temporarily need a place to put your things for three to six months, like you needed to do with this move. Storage units, however, are not where things should go to live for years. When you abandon things in storage units you end up spending more money storing the items than you would selling everything and buying replacement items in the future. Additionally, the storage units are much more likely to be infested with bugs, rodents, mildew, mold and other possession-ruining things than they would be in your home. —Unclutterer.comNo matter what the reason is, it’s expensive to rent storage space. What’s more, you’re paying good money to store away items that do not have everyday or immediate use. Otherwise, all the stuff would be in the home you live, ready to be used on-demand.
Top Storage Unit Clean Out Tips for San LorenzoOften organized and cluttered, these spaces can present real challenges to empty out. Here are some useful and helpful storage clean out tips:
- Organize all your possessions. Your first task is to get everything inside organized so you know what you’re dealing with. It will also force you to put like things together, making it easier to know what’s important and what isn’t to you.
- Identify what to keep and what goes. Now, it is real simple to identify what you want and should keep and what’s not all that important and needs to go. This will help you pare down what you keep so you can accommodate it in your home rather than having to rent extra space.
- Sell, donate, give away, repurpose, repeat. When it’s all organized, you not only know what to keep, but also, what to sell, donate, give away to family and friends, and repurpose. If you have the discipline, do this process two times and you’ll discover it’s a great way to only keep what you truly need.
- Swept the storage unit clean before ending the lease. Most storage unit lease agreements require tenants to return the space in the same condition as it was when first rented. Sweep it out and be sure to comply with any other requirements before you terminate or let the lease expire.