Though it may not be spring where you are, this might be the season when you’ve decided to take on the task of spring cleaning your home. If you’re like most people, this could involve having to move a lot of stuff around and agonizing over whether to throw items away or store them somewhere out of sight.
A self-storage unit could be the answer to this dilemma – and the tips you’ll find here should help make the whole spring cleaning process that much easier.
Spring Cleaning Tips – First Declutter Your Spaces
If you’re going to be vacuuming carpets and dusting surfaces, the last thing you want is to be bumping into furniture, toys, and knick-knacks. This is why decluttering your home should be the first stage in spring cleaning it. And self-storage provides an ideal environment for this.
If you already have a self-storage unit you can move furniture, ornaments, and other stray items out of sight, for the duration of your spring cleaning exercise. If there’s stuff that you want to move out of the house semi-permanently (but can’t bring yourself to get rid of), just leave it in the storage unit and enjoy the additional space.
Either way, you’ll be able to create breathing and cleaning space, while you work. And as we’ll see in a moment, you won’t necessarily have to move everything out of the way.
Spring Cleaning Tips – Shift the Remaining Stuff Slightly
Conventional wisdom on vacuuming or floor scrubbing dictates that tables and chairs should be shifted as far as possible to the edge of the room. But some spring cleaning experts advise that it’s enough to just shift large furniture items or appliances a little to the side, clean the spot they occupied, then shift them back.
You can avoid scratching floor surfaces by putting clean, folded towels under the furniture as you’re rearranging it.
Spring Cleaning Tips – Use Natural Chemicals to Remove Stains
Following on from that slightly off-kilter wisdom on moving obstacles, here’s some advice on exploiting natural, organic, and readily available materials, in your spring cleaning efforts. Instead of store-bought detergents and cleansers, try this:
- Use lemon wedges to remove water stains from faucets.
- Cut a lemon in half, squeeze the juice into half a cup of water, and add the rinds. Stick the mixture in your microwave for three minutes on heat, then let it stand for five, to loosen grime on the inside of the machine.
- Secure a plastic bag filled with white vinegar over your shower-head, and leave it overnight to dissolve mineral deposits.
- Use baking soda and a sponge, to clean stainless steel sinks and surfaces.
- Use a quarter cup of white vinegar, two cups of water, two teaspoons of liquid soap in a spray bottle, and a piece of old newspaper as your sponge, when cleaning windows.
- Preserve computer screens, TVs, and monitors, by using coffee filters to wipe away fingerprints and dust.
Spring Cleaning Tips – Do Repairs or Remodeling
Spring cleaning is a great time to plan and execute household repairs or remodeling projects. Of course, you can use self-storage to create the space that you’ll need to do the work.
And Don’t Forget to Protect Your Stuff in Storage
For those items that you’ve moved temporarily out of the way or discovered a new home for in self-storage – and for as long as you keep them there – you’ll need to protect your belongings by taking out a comprehensive program of self-storage insurance, from a reputable independent provider.
That way, your spring cleaning experience will be efficient, effective, and stress-free.
What is the Smart Choice for Storage Unit Insurance?
Simply put? In terms of its pricing, coverage, convenience, and reliability, the SnapNsure™ Contents Program is your best choice.
Insurance for your self-storage unit may be purchased directly through the SnapNsure™ website, allowing savings of 50% to 70% per month compared to other plans. It’s easy to sign up – just select your coverage options, payment preferences, choose your storage facility and pay with your credit card. Any you can do all of this right from your mobile phone.
Policies may be paid for on an annual or monthly basis, with coverage starting as soon as you’ve paid your first month’s premium, and your signed application is received online by the company.
And every SnapNsure™ policy has a standard $100 deductible!
And the comprehensive coverage you’ll get with SnapNsure™ also allows you to add specific incidents coverage for Named Storms, Flood, Rodent, and Earthquake – a combination of options which is uniquely offered in the U.S. by one company alone: SnapNsure™. Remember too that SnapNsure™ is the only insurance provider which offers Named Storm coverage for self-storage, at all.
SnapNsure™ is an independent (third-party) provider – so you won’t be tied into a limited coverage insurance plan from your storage facility. As an assurance of reliability, SnapNsure™ is underwritten by The Hanover Insurance Group – the holding company for one of the largest admitted insurance carriers in the United States.