Spring cleaning gives your home the fresh look and feel it needs as you head into the busy warm weather season. In addition to tidying up your house, renting a storage unit makes the annual cleaning tradition a little easier because it provides extra space to store items you do not have room for but still want. To streamline this springtime process, follow the checklist below.
How to Get the Most Out of Spring Cleaning
1. Sort First
Sort your belongings first to avoid cleaning items you no longer want or need. Work by room, and create boxes for belongings you intend to recycle or donate, as well as those you wish to place in storage. A storage unit is particularly ideal if you want to convert your basement or attic into a usable room instead of a place for dusty boxes. Use your self-storage space for seasonal items, including winter clothing, holiday decorations, and sporting gear, and anything else you want but do not have space for, such as antique furniture.
2. Soak Tile & Fixtures
Use recommended cleaning products to soak kitchen and bathroom fixtures like tile. The right products left on for the correct amount of time remove scale and lime buildup, as well as soap scum, mildew, and other contaminants. While tile is easy to clean, grout requires specific products to remove debris and bacteria. Consider professional cleaning to give tiled surfaces a refreshed look.
3. Move Furniture & Decor
Move furniture and decor out of the way for more thorough vacuuming and dusting. Removing furniture from their usual places and taking items off of walls and shelving helps you remove normally hidden dust and debris for a cleaner home with better air quality. Dust contains a number of allergens and contaminants, including insect remains, animal dander, and pollen, so the more you vacuum and dust, the healthier your home will be.
4. Clean All Remaining Surfaces
Clean all other remaining surfaces in your home, including the windows, mirrors, and countertops. White vinegar makes an effective, non-toxic, all-purpose cleaner. Use ¼ cup of vinegar for every cup of water, and pour the mixture into a spray bottle for use on wood, glass, granite, linoleum, tile, marble, vinyl, and anything else in your home requiring cleaning and disinfecting.
For the decluttering portion of your spring cleaning, turn to the team at Treweek Mini Storage in Kalispell, MT. The self-storage facility has provided residents with a secure space to keep their belongings since 1978 and features over 300 units. The company offers U-Haul® truck rentals and sells moving supplies, as well. Call (406) 752-2835 or visit the storage facility online for additional information. Get more helpful tips by liking their Facebook page.