When renting or buying a portable storage container, it’s important to not only get the right size and type for your storage needs, but to also make sure that you’re both preparing your things for storage and yourself for having to periodically clean your container. No matter what sort of container you go with, you’ll need to keep your unit clean and your items free from dust or debris to make sure you retain the integrity of all things involved.
Before Your Load Your Container
One of the most important ways to keep your container clean is to make sure that your stored items are also clean before you store them in a portable storage container. This also applies to those using portable storage containers for commercial use – keep it clean, and it’ll be easier to maintain!
Prior to loading your things into the container, make sure to go through and clean everything – especially if you’re loading in clothes or upholstered furniture. Wipe down any solid-surfaced items. It’s also helpful to cover things with breathable tarps or other breathable covers to shield your things from dust or debris build up, which can cause scratches or even deterioration.
No matter how clean your items were before they were stored, it’s inevitable that they would eventually accrue dust or debris, no matter what sort of storage unit they’re in.
Another great way to make your container is well maintained and easy to clean is by making sure your space is not only cleaned, but also organized. To clean your container, you’ll need to be able to comfortably move around it, and be able to reach all of your items. By making sure things are easily accessible to begin with, you’ll make sure that your future cleanings will be a breeze.
Cleaning Your Container
After moving all of your items into the portable storage container, it’s time to look to the future and consider how you’ll be cleaning the unit. No matter if you’re using your container for home remodelling storage, moving, or for commercial needs, you’ll need to stay on top of the process to keep your items at their best.
Organization. We know we kind of already covered this one, but organization really is key to making sure your container and its contents are looking their best. Dirt and debris can build up on anything – keep your stuff accessible and safe!
Plan it Out. It can be easy to wake up one day and decide to be ‘productive’ and clean your portable storage unit. However, this process can be really overwhelming, especially if pairing it with a home repair project.
When you decide to clean your unit, make a plan and figure out which sections to tackle first. It’s easy to want to clean your unit, but it’s a lot harder to actually do it. When you do, just make sure you’re prepared!
Call Some Friends. Make a day of cleaning your container and call up some friends or family for help. Not only will this save you a lot of time, but it can also be a great bonding experience or just a helpful way for them to hang out with you.
Now that you’ve determined how best to clean your portable storage container, we’ve got you covered for all of your mobile storage leasing needs. Have questions? Contact A1 MSL here.