At U-Lock-It Self Storage, we have many kinds of renters. From the seasonal "I need somewhere to store my RV over the winter" to the "I only need a unit for a month or two while I move" to the long-term renters who have enjoyed convenient self-storage for years. However, no matter how long you plan on renting, eventually, the not-so-pleasant task of cleaning out your unit will come to fruition. Like moving to a new living space, moving your belongings from your storage unit takes planning, work, and maybe even a little help from a friend. To assist, we've put together four tips for cleaning out your Belleville self-storage unit to help keep the stress at a minimum.
Take an Inventory before moving out of your self-storage unit
For many, a self-storage unit accumulates new items as time goes by, and unless you've been keeping track, you might be surprised at the amount of stuff you have in your space. Therefore, we recommend taking an inventory before your move-out day. Go through your unit and write down every item, its condition, and whether or not you plan on keeping it. Further, note what you might need to help keep your things safe, like boxes and moving blankets—you can purchase boxes and other moving items in our office!
Take out the trash
Moving is the perfect opportunity to get rid of things you no longer need. Before moving out your items, go through your unit and decide what is worth taking and what is not. We recommend doing this before your moving day so that you don't rush it and have to put everything in the trash. While you'll toss some items, others might still be of use to others. Consider selling or donating unwanted clothes, furniture, toys, equipment, etc. Moreover, you'd be surprised at the array of what you can recycle. A quick search will help you find the proper recycling facility to drop off such items from electronics to toxic items such as fertilizers and cleaners.
Keep in mind that leaving behind what you don't want is NOT an option.
Help is on the way
Make sure you have the help you need
As noted earlier, you might have more in your storage unit than you even remembered. After taking an inventory:
If you have any questions regarding move-outs, auctions, etc., please don't hesitate to call our office. The last thing we want is for you to get in a situation where you're not out by the correct date due to a misunderstanding. At U-Lock-It, we are committed to helping our customers from lease signing to move-out day. Our friendly office manager will gladly walk through the process with you and help answer any moving questions you might have.
We hope these tips make cleaning out your storage unit less stressful. If you're looking to move into a unit, please call our office for availability.