Storage units can be notoriously difficult to clean out.Everybody has at least one of these: that one overflowing storage unit with tons of damaged possessions sitting on top of boxes filled with random stamp collections and old Christmas decorations.
Cleaning out one may seem like an impossible task, but there are some ways that will make it easier than you think.
1. Take Stock of the Space
The first thing you should do is make a full inventory of everything that you have in your unit. This may be an overwhelming task, but it’s important to know what you have before you start throwing things away. If there are documents, computer files, or family photos stored there, this is especially important.
2. Throw Out the Trash
After your inventory is complete, you can begin throwing out the trash that will inevitably fill your unit once it has been cleaned out.
Search through the space and throw out anything that was once useful, but is no longer something you need. Be sure to throw away junk mail; this includes catalogs, flyers, magazines and junk mail.
3. Compartmentalize and Strategize
Compartmentalizing and strategizing is the process of moving things to another location until you can deal with them, and it can be a huge help when cleaning out your storage unit.
You should decide what things will go to their original location as soon as you can, and what things will be placed somewhere else until you’re ready to deal with them.
For example, if you have a lot of storage boxes filled with old dishes that are in good condition, but will need to be cleaned, it may make sense to put those in another box or compartment until they can be washed.
4. Hire Help
If you find that cleaning out a storage unit is not something you’re good at, or that you can’t handle it alone, it’s best to hire someone to help. You might be able to use the services of a professional junk removal company. The fee should cover both the professional’s time and any special tools or equipment that he might need.
If you need to get rid of the junk your storage unit has piled up, get in touch with us at Wild Willy’s Junk Removal. We are a junk hauling company that can help you haul your unneeded junk. Get in touch to know more about our junk removal and bin rental service in Jasper, Cumming, Johns Creek, and Canton.