How to Properly Clean Out your Storage Unit


Have you decided that you no longer need to use one of our storage units at Safegard Mini Storage in Tigard, Oregon? While we are sad to see you go, we want to help you in the moving out process when it comes to your unit. Below are some tips to help you in cleaning out your storage unit properly.


Pick a Deadline Date

A lot of times it is hard to find the motivation to clean out your unit. To help you when it comes to making a plan and holding yourself accountable, you will want to create a deadline. Make the deadline reasonable to accomplish and plan for any unexpected events that might occur before your set deadline. Creating a goal always helps you when it comes to completing a task.


Create Small Tasks

Trying to clean out your storage unit in one day is hard and stressful. Instead of trying to accomplish a lot in a little amount of time, break up your clean out process into small and manageable tasks over a period of time. This will make the process easier and stress free.


Try to Avoid Throwing Items Away

As you are cleaning out your unit you may come across items you just don’t want or need anymore. Instead of just throwing it away you will want to try and find it another home. You can donate your items to your local Goodwill or even try and sell a few online. If the item is beyond repair then it is acceptable to toss it in the trash.


Avoid Storing in your Home at All Costs

The whole point of your storage unit was to reduce the clutter in your home and give you the needed storage space. When cleaning out your unit you will want to avoid turning your home into a makeshift storage unit. Find a home for all the items you wish to keep and donate the rest.


For more tips and tricks when it comes to storing your items or organizing your home make sure you check out Safegard Mini Storage’s blog each month. Stop by our facility in Tigard, Oregon to learn more about how we can help you in all of your storage needs.