Get the Most out of Spring Cleaning with Our Self Storage Tips

Published on 6/19/2024

Get the Most out of Spring Cleaning with Our Self Storage Tips


Spring is here, bringing warmer weather and the perfect opportunity for a thorough spring cleaning. At our self storage facility, we know how important it is to keep your home and storage units organized. Here are some expert tips to help you tackle your spring cleaning like a pro.

Prioritize Your Pain Points

Spring cleaning doesn't have to follow a one-size-fits-all approach. Identify and focus on the areas that need the most attention. As Karen Windholz, founder of Sort, Toss, Repeat, suggests, "prioritize your pain points." Whether it's the kitchen, bathroom, or even sorting old mail, knowing what to tackle first can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Di Ter Avest, a home and lifestyle organizer, adds, "Focus on high-impact areas first, such as the kitchen and bathrooms, where cleanliness is most noticeable." Creating a checklist of tasks for each room can help you stay organized and ensure no task is overlooked.

Set a Schedule

Spring cleaning won't happen overnight. Avoid getting overwhelmed by setting a realistic schedule and sticking to it. Ter Avest recommends, "Establish realistic goals and timelines. Understand that you might not be able to clean your entire home in a single day."

Marking cleaning times in your calendar can help you stay on track. Windholz advises, "Make it part of your routine. Even if it's not every day, schedule a weekly cleaning session." Consistency is key to long-term success.

Do a Deep Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is more than just surface cleaning. Take the time to clean those hard-to-reach spots and make your home shine. Ter Avest emphasizes the importance of focusing on frequently used spaces, like the living room, kitchen, and bathroom.


Window Treatments: Clean your curtains, blinds, and drapery to brighten your rooms.

Bedding: Strip your bed down and clean everything, inspecting the mattress for wear.

Seasonal Clothes: Store winter clothes properly to keep them in good shape for next season.

Appliances: Clean heating elements, coils, and dryer vents to reduce dust and increase appliance lifespan.


Garage & Siding: Wash your siding and garage, using a power washer for best results.

Patio & Deck: Power wash your patio and inspect your deck for necessary maintenance.

Clean Smarter, Not Harder

Efficiency is crucial when tackling a big task like spring cleaning. Ter Avest advises, "Declutter each room before deep cleaning. This makes it easier to clean surfaces and prevents wasting time on items you might discard."

Windholz adds, "Don't organize what you can declutter instead." Get rid of items you no longer need and focus on what truly matters.

Get the Family Involved

Spring cleaning doesn't have to be a solo endeavor. Ter Avest suggests delegating tasks to family members or housemates. Assigning responsibilities based on individual strengths can lead to a more efficient and enjoyable cleaning experience.

For those with kids, involving them in age-appropriate tasks can teach them responsibility and respect for their space. Windholz recommends using charts to track completed tasks and offering rewards for their efforts.

By following these tips and incorporating self storage solutions, you can make the most out of your spring cleaning. Need more tips? Check out our comprehensive guide on our blog.

With these strategies, your spring cleaning efforts will be more efficient, less overwhelming, and ultimately successful. Happy cleaning!