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If you rent a storage unit to house your Christmas decorations or extra furniture, you might find it hard to remember what you have packed into that tiny space. I found myself with this problem a few years back, after I moved a bunch of extra stuff that I had inherited into storage. However, your storage unit doesn't have to become an unsightly mess. This blog is all about simplifying your storage space by helping you to organize things. Check out these articles to learn how a clean and tidy storage unit might help you, and how you can make changes today.


Simplifying Your Storage Space

3 Tips On How To Effectively Clean Out Your Self Storage Unit And Get Back Your Security Deposit

Jackson Russell

Like any type of rental property, you probably paid a security deposit on your self storage unit before you were able to move your stuff into it. Most people are somewhat dismissive of a security deposit on a storage unit because the deposits are not nearly as large as the ones you pay for an apartment. However, if you like to be thrifty and still want your deposit from your storage unit back, here are three tips on how to make your empty unit shine.

Clear Away All Cobwebs

Because storage units have so much bare wood exposed, spiders love to build webs in corners and in between the vertical wood framework. When they die or move on, their webbing becomes cobwebs, which are somewhat unsightly to new tenants. After you have removed all of your stuff from the storage unit, take a really good look around for cobwebs. Remove them with a straw broom, shop vacuum or a rolled-up newspaper, killing any live spiders you see along the way and removing their little corpses too.

Repair or Replace Any Damaged Wood

If your shelving units nicked some of the storage unit's framework, be sure to sand it down and smooth it out so there are no splinters or splintered wood sticking out from the wall. If a piece of the wood in the framework or the sandwich board commonly used to fill the spaces between the framework is damaged and you can replace it without sawing down a wall, do so. You want to restore the unit to its original condition as much as possible without damaging it further, so you may have to make some judgement calls as far as damaged wood sections of the unit.

Sandblast and/or Powerwash the Concrete Floor in Your Storage Unit Rental

Even if the concrete floor in your storage unit looks good, still take a powerwasher to the entire floor, sweeping side to side and from the back of the unit to the front so that all of the dirt and wastewater ends up outside. If you want it a little less wet, you can use a sandblaster, which not only removes any dirt, but also smooths out the concrete floor's surface. Just be sure to thoroughly sweep the concrete floor after a sandblasting and before a powerwashing to remove anything that is sticking to any stains on the floor of your unit.