Spring Cleaning? Declutter Your Home With Rental Storage & Simple Tasks
As temperatures rise, grass turns greener, and days grow longer, a spring clean is likely inevitable in your near future.
Spring cleaning can be overwhelming – but planning ahead and utilizing our self-storage service in Burlington can help you clean your home faster than ever before. Additionally, following these simple tips can help your home remain organized and decluttered long-term.
Make a spring cleaning checklist
Spring cleaning your home is a time-consuming task with many steps involved. Write a checklist to keep you on track and ensure there are no missed steps.
Before cleaning, go through your home and observe areas that need maintenance. Entail specific tasks for every room, such as:
- Cleaning air filters/vents
- Cleaning lights and light switches
- Washing walls
Making a checklist promotes good habits long-term and helps streamline your cleaning routine for the seasons to come!
Clean one room at a time
We get it: the thought of spring cleaning your entire home at once is overwhelming. Hence why our self-storage experts recommend choosing one room at a time.
You likely won't be able to clean your entire home in one day. By cleaning a single room 100% before moving on to the next, you can avoid tearing your home apart and ensure you don't forego any tasks.
Clean from the top down
Create as little work as possible for yourself by cleaning each room from the top down. Dust, dirt, and other debris will fall to the ground as you clean.
Consider starting with objects nearest to the ceiling, such as lights, fans and fire detectors. After dusting them and replacing batteries, you can wash your windows and walls.
Apply the 'top down' method to your furniture and appliances. After cleaning them, pull out your fridge and stove to wash the floors under them.
In addition to sweeping, mopping and vacuuming your floors and rugs, consider shampooing your carpets and mattresses. Although they look clean, there can be dirt and mould hiding in your fabrics. Removing pathogens is particularly important in the spring if you're prone to seasonal allergies.
Donate, sell or discard
Spring cleaning your home and getting into each corner and crevice will be more accessible with fewer items obstructing your space. Start by creating four different categories for items: discard, donate, sell or store.
Belongings that are stained, broken or expired should be discarded, as they're too worn out to sell. However, for items you no longer want but are still in good condition, you might want to arrange a garage sale or sell them online to earn some extra money.
Consider a rental storage unit for any extra items you want to keep but don't have space to accommodate. Our Storage units in Burlington are conveniently located next to the QEW and 403 highways to provide homeowners with safety, convenience, and peace of mind throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Organize Your Storage Unit
When you rent storage, consider it an extension of your home. An annual spring clean will work wonders, and remember to start cleaning from the top and work downwards.
Begin with dusting and wiping the ceiling and walls of the unit. Next, wipe off boxes and free-standing goods, as additional dust and debris have likely fallen from the ceiling.
Continue by going through all your belongings and determining what you still need. If you haven't used it in over a year, you may consider discarding or selling it. Additionally, we recommend creating an inventory log to help you remember what's present in your rental storage.
Furthermore, using a rental storage unit for seasonal goods will free up immense space in your home. Objects that are seldomly used consume valuable space – and confining them to storage makes your area more livable, comfortable and clean.
Seasonal storage suggestions include:
- Snow tires
- Winter clothing
- Snow Shovels, blowers and other yard equipment
- Patio furniture
- Christmas and holiday decor
- Collectables – consider rotating your displays throughout the year
- Seasonal household items – boot racks, rugs etc.
- Paperwork and tax documents
Experience spring – not stress
We've offered self-storage in Burlington, Ontario, for over 30 years. Our facilities offer storage arrangements of all sizes to accommodate your ever-changing needs.
Additionally, we offer climate-controlled units to protect seasonal and sensitive goods from the elements. For more information, read our post on Regular Vs Climate Controlled Storage.
Are you ready to book your spring storage? Then Call us today. You can move in your belongings right away–or reserve a storage unit online, free of charge!