Tips for Spring Cleaning
May 5th, 2022
Spring cleaning can be a daunting task, but with the help of self-storage, it doesn't have to be. Self-storage units are a great way to declutter your home without getting rid of everything you own. If you have items that you don't need on a daily basis but can't bear to part with, self-storage is the perfect solution. Units come in a variety of sizes to fit your needs, and they're secure, so you can rest assured your belongings are safe until you need them again.Not sure where to start? Check out these spring cleaning hacks that will make your life easier:
1. Create a Plan of Action
Do you need to shop for cleaning supplies or do you already have a cabinet or closet full? What room(s) or area(s) need the most work? Remember to tackle each room from the Top to the Bottom.
2. Tackle One Job at a Time
Whether you go room by room or task by task staying on track is important! Room by room is a good way to make sure you do not miss anything! Running out of space? - time to rent a self-storage unit. Holiday decor and items that you do not use regularly but are not ready to part with are great for a secure, local storage unit.
3. Rent a Unit Online
Renting a unit while you are in the process of Spring cleaning is a good idea! Our team would love to assist in choosing the correct size. If you have an idea of what you need, renting online is a quick easy option as well.
Now that we are clutter-free - let’s talk about vacuuming. You can remove more than just dust build-up when you vacuum. A high-quality vacuum is one of the best spring cleaning supplies to arm yourself with. They trap things like pet dander and tiny airborne particles you can’t see but can stir up allergy symptoms. A vacuum with attachments like dusting brushes, crevice tools, and hoses that can be used to clean more than just your floor is ideal. These tools can make it simple to clean ceiling fans, cobwebs in corners, pillows, and tight spaces like behind furniture.
5. A Greener Way to Clean
Start off Spring on a clean note by not exposing yourself to chemicals and toxins. Steam cleaning is one of the best ways to clean the microwave, tile and hard floors, bathrooms, large kitchen appliances, and even an outdoor patio area! This method is 100% chemical-free by only using hot water vapor!Don't have a steam cleaner? No problem! Natural cleaning solutions are a breeze to make. For this, you will need white distilled vinegar, baking soda, and water.
6. Top Down
Make your life easier by cleaning ceiling to floor! This is the best way to force dirt and debris downward and will keep you from having to re-clean your spaces. Having a vacuum with an extension hose will be great for getting cobwebs and dust from the fans and ceilings first. We suggest dusting furniture and other items prior to vacuuming all dirt from the floor, this will help you remain efficient.
7. To the Windows (and Walls)
Remember that steam cleaner? Windows can be a breeze to clean with a squeegee on your steamer! Don’t forget to remove the screens to get those windows bright and beautiful. Most of us clean the floors regularly but forget the walls and windows. Dust can settle on just about any surface. Using a damp towel to wipe your walls and blinds down is a great solution for removing that debris.
8. Stressed about the Kitchen and/or Bathroom
Have no fear! Common things we forget in the kitchen are:Wipe down those cabinets. Go through the pantry and fridge; throw away any old items and wipe down the shelves. Stainless steel appliances need gentle cleaners or a steam cleaner to be sure they do not get scratches. When going through the bathroom it is also a good idea to check for any expired items - typically in the medicine cabinets or cosmetic drawers. If applicable this is also an excellent time to toss out that shower curtain and replace it! How about that bathroom fan? Ventilation during showers and the removal of odors and vapors is important in the bathroom. If yours is not functioning properly it may be time for a replacement.
9. Air Filters
One of the most overlooked parts of spring cleaning is our air filters. Replacing your air filters or having your ducts cleaned will help keep you healthier as you enter spring. Air filters help to catch smaller particles and they tend to build up with dust during the winter. Checking to make sure your air filters are doing their job is a great way to be sure you’re breathing clean, healthy air.
10. Spring into New
Does your home need a fresher face? Have you outgrown parts of the decor? You can make small changes to help make your home light and fresh for spring. Colorful pillows, new wall decor, replacing bedding and towels; even table linens is an excellent way to change up your space for the sunny, warmer weather ahead!
Not ready to part with some of your current items but ready for a revamp? You already have that unit ready to move in, check out availability for a larger size if needed! If you're like most people, the thought of spring cleaning is enough to make you break out in a cold sweat. With a little planning, you will be able to make spring cleaning a breeze!