Is your public storage unit beginning to look like a warzone? If so, you may have forgotten that even storage units can become cluttered and stuffy. If you need to clean out your unit but don’t know where to start, we’ve compiled a list of things you can do to get it organized and easily accessible.

Create an Inventory List

Before you jump in and start digging around, take a good look at the contents of your unit and write down whatever you can see from the outside. This will most likely start with bigger items that stand out more easily, followed by boxes and other small items. Doing this is important to determine whether or not you can do the job yourself, or if you need someone to help. The last thing you want is to injure yourself while cleaning out your self storage unit.

Designate an Assessment Zone

This step basically means creating an open area inside or outside your public storage unit, to open boxes and assess items that you will or won’t need. If you’re setting up an assessment zone outside of your unit, you have to make sure you don’t block entry to another person’s unit. While you’re assessing each box, make a note of the ones that have fragile items in them, and remember not to put those boxes at the bottom of a stack.

Toss and Store

Now that you have a good idea of the items you have in your public storage unit, it’s time to decide which ones go back in and which will be donated, sold, or thrown away. Sometimes we tend to save stuff because of an emotional attachment when really there is no need for the item. It’s important to realize this and be able to let go of items that bring no value or use to your life.

Clean Up your Public Storage Unit

Since you have some or all of your items out of your self storage unit, now is a perfect time to give it a sweep and also wipe down some of the furniture or larger items that tend to collect dust. It’s a lot better to maneuver through a clean unit and not have to worry about getting dirty.

Consider a Waste Removal Company (If Necessary)

Sometimes a public storage unit needs more than reorganizing. You may find that you no longer have any use for the stored items, and if selling or donating them isn’t an option, your best bet is to toss it all out. However, the waste containers at a public storage facility may not be equipped to handle the number of items you want to dispose of. If that’s the case, you can hire a waste removal company to take care of the job for you.

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