We have entered that ambiguous time on the calendar when one day feels like spring, and then you're shoveling snow the next. It's what Midwesterns lovingly refer to as "false spring" and "third winter." But, no matter how firm old man winter's grip may seem, it'll eventually give way to make room for spring, and with it, warmer weather. As always, spring is a jubilant time in Michigan. And while we are all riding that high of breaking out our shorts, there is also work to do.
Spring is the ideal time to clean and get organized, whether you have a home with a yard or live in an apartment. In the same way nature is going through a renewal, so should you! Thankfully, using your Ypsilanti Self-Storage unit is an affordable way to reduce clutter so you can feel renewed and organized going into the summer.
To help you on your way, here are three tips to make the most of your self-storage unit this spring.
Don't store what you no longer need
Our self-storage with 24-hr gate access makes it easy to drop off carloads of stuff while you do your spring cleaning. While you're welcome to fill your unit as needed (please follow our guidelines), we suggest storing your items properly so they don't get damaged. Here's what we mean. If you are cramming in things you no longer need, you make it more difficult to access the ones you do and even risk damaging them.
Before taking new items to your self-storage unit, ask yourself if it's going to sit there forever or you'll use it again. If the former is true, then let's explore other options. For example, spring is a great time to host a yard sale. That way, your unwanted items can find a new home, and you can get some cash in your pocket. For the items that don't sell, consider donating or finding an option to recycle.
Properly storing your Winter Items
As we mentioned in the intro, there's nothing better than breaking out the shorts to replace your snow pants. But you don't want to rush into spring and damage your stuff. So here are some tips for storing everyday winter items.
Snow blower: Before storing your snow blower, make sure to drain the fuel, add a fuel stabilizer, clean and lubricate, and cover.
Winter clothes: Wash your winter clothes, fold sweaters, hang clothes that can wrinkle, and keep in plastic bins with secure lids.
Ice melt: Have an opened bag of ice melt you didn't use? We suggest storing it in an air-tight container, which will help avoid hardening.
Holiday lights: Rushing to put your holiday lights in storage now will result in aggravating detangling come next December. So instead, check out these DIY Christmas light storage tricks.
Keep blankets and sheets in storage
No one wants to sleep under flannel or wool blankets in the summer. So before you throw your winter sheets and blankets in a closet or the basement, we suggest putting them in your self-storage unit. Why? Well, for one, you'll declutter. Blankets, even when folded, take up a lot of space in a closet. Also, sheets might get a little musty if stored in the basement. Similar to your sweaters, keeping winter blankets and sheets in plastic bins will keep them fresh and safe from moisture.
We hope these tips help you get organized this spring and make the most of your Belleville self-storage unit. If you're looking for an affordable and safe storage option, give us a call! Enjoy the warm weather, folks.