Decluttering Your Self-Storage Unit in 3 Easy Steps

Admin | January 23, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Storage units can get very cluttered very fast, especially if not properly organized. This makes it hard to find the things you need when you need them — talk about frustrating. It’s easy to be intimidated when decluttering, but don’t worry, we’ve compiled our top 3 storage ideas for clutter to help get your unit in Marie Kondo-storage shape. 

Prepare Yourself

Chances are that cleaning out your self-storage unit is a pretty big task, so don’t bite off more than you can chew. It may take a couple of days to get the whole job done, so plan accordingly. You might not remember everything you have in there, especially if you don’t have an inventory sheet. You’ll quite possibly find some sentimental items that you forgot you even had! Just remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day and an extra set of hands never hurts

Four Categories

Whether you’re cleaning out your home or your self-storage unit, these four categories are necessary for decluttering. The first is your keep category, these are the items you’d like to move back into your home. Second, make a section for what you will continue to store. Third, give some stuff away! Charities and other donation centers could probably use what you aren’t. Lastly, throw away anything absolutely unneeded. This will make your self-storage unit considerably less cluttered. 

Proper Organization

After everything is sorted and you know what you want to continue to store, it’s important to organize it so you don’t have to do this all again in the future. Take an inventory of everything, write it down, box similar belongings together, and label these boxes. We also recommend using shelves to take advantage of our high ceilings at Rock Safe Self-Storage and create a walkway throughout the storage unit. 

While decluttering your self-storage unit can be intimidating, it’s easier when you follow these three easy steps. Don’t forget to use these as spring cleaning tips as well, they’re also great for decluttering your home or office. We hope you have a great experience here at Rock Safe Self-Storage!