The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Your Storage Unit Clean & Tidy: Tips from Military First Self Storage of Greenwood

Published on 9/6/2023

Hello Greenwood community and fellow storage enthusiasts! 📦

Is your storage unit starting to look more like an episode of a hoarders TV show than an organized space? No worries; you've come to the right place. At Military First Self Storage of Greenwood, we take pride in offering secure and clean storage facilities, and we want to help you maintain that pristine environment inside your unit. So, let’s dive into some simple but effective tips to keep your storage unit clean and tidy.

1. Plan Your Layout 📐

Before you start filling your unit, sketch a basic floor plan on a piece of paper. Place larger items like furniture and appliances along the walls and make sure you leave a clear pathway down the center. This will make it easier to access items later.

2. Use Clear Plastic Bins 📦

Opt for clear plastic bins over cardboard boxes. They're more durable, waterproof, and it's easier to see what's inside. Labeling these bins can also help you find what you need more quickly.

3. Elevate Your Items 🛠️

Place wooden pallets or plastic shelving on the floor of your storage unit. This keeps your items off the ground, safeguarding them from any water damage and improving airflow.

4. Regular Cleaning 🧹

Plan to clean your storage unit every few months. This includes sweeping the floor, wiping down items, and checking for any signs of moisture or pests. It’s a good idea to keep a small broom and dustpan in the unit for quick clean-ups.

5. Use Dust Covers 🛏️

Old sheets, drop cloths, or specialized storage covers work well to keep dust off your furniture and appliances. Avoid using plastic covers as they can trap moisture and cause mildew.

6. Keep a Detailed Inventory 🗒️

Knowing exactly what you have stored will make your life easier. Create an inventory list and consider taking photos of the items. Keep this inventory in a safe place, and perhaps even store a copy in the storage unit.

7. Store Smartly 🤓

Place items you'll need more frequently near the entrance. Also, store heavier items at the bottom and lighter items on top to prevent damage.

8. Air Fresheners 🌸

Consider placing a natural air freshener or a box of baking soda in your unit to keep things smelling fresh.

9. Pest Control 🐜

Although our facility takes measures to control pests, it's still a good idea to place a few mouse traps or ant baits as an extra layer of protection.

Why Choose Military First Self Storage of Greenwood? 🇺🇸

Cleanliness and security are our top priorities. We offer top-of-the-line storage units that are both secure and easy to access. Plus, our staff is always here to help you with your storage needs.

So, make your life a little less cluttered and a lot more organized with these tips from your trusted friends at Military First Self Storage of Greenwood.