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Spring Cleaning Time!

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Spring officially struck on March 20th and finally, the weather is beginning to feel like springtime! Flowers and trees are already blooming in the Savannah area. Now is the time to start working on the spring cleaning and remodeling projects that you started planning in the winter.  Attending the Home and Garden Shows gave you some great ideas for reorganizing or remodeling. After the long winter, it refreshing to open up windows and let the fresh air come in. The warmer weather will give you incentive to start working on all of the projects around the house.

Spring cleaning can be a daunting task, but think of the fresh and clean results of your project! As you go through your spring cleaning projects, include de-cluttering and reorganizing closets, attics, basements and rooms to the list. These rooms have become cluttered with winter and left over holiday items. Tackle your spring projects one room at a time. This makes the project much easier to manage. If you are washing windows and painting walls during your cleaning project, clear out the entire room to make it easier to access.  Before putting the items back in the room, sort them into the following piles: keep, donate, sell, place in storage or throw out. Going through this sorting process will help you eliminate belongings that you have kept, but haven’t used in year. To keep the room organized, purchase or create your own storage accessories. There are so many great ideas online  for creatively organizing and storing items.

As the weather warms up, you will need somewhere to store your winter gear, such as coats, skis, shovels and snow blowers for the warmer seasons. Renting a storage unit is a perfect solution to store these items.  Once you do your spring cleaning and realize that you have a lot of items to sell, you could decide to do a garage sale. Putting the items that you want to have in a garage sale in a self storage unit until it is time for the sale is another great way to help de-clutter your home.  If you already have a storage unit, the early spring months are the best time to switch out your winter items for your gardening tools, lawnmowers, summer clothes and other summer items.

Don’t forget to give your storage unit a good spring cleaning as well. This is one item on the spring cleaning list that is usually neglected. As you are removing summer items from your storage unit and replacing them with winter items, take the time to sweep out your storage unit. Check your boxes for damage and replace any furniture or mattress covers, moisture absorbers and deodorizers for the upcoming summer season. Reorganize your boxes and stored items and then create an inventory list of the items that are currently in storage.

It is a great feeling to accomplish a spring cleaning and project list! Stop N Stor  has a large variety of packing supplies such as boxes, packing tape, and furniture and mattress covers to help you in your spring cleaning projects. Stop by any of our Hinesville, Port Wentworth or Savannah locations  to pick up your supplies and to see how Stop N Stor can help you with your storage needs.

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