Preparing for a Deep Spring Clean with Self Storage
Spring is just around the corner, and we’re all hoping for better news on lifting lockdown restrictions on the 8th of March. To keep our minds in a positive mode, you can organise your home to usher in the new season. There’s nothing better than a sparkling clean house without clutter or mess getting in the way. You can shake off the winter blues with some elbow grease and cleaning products.
Self storage is one of the best ways to approach any big clean or similar project in the home. By renting a storage unit, you’ll give yourself lots of space to tackle each room without manoeuvring past boxes and containers. Johnson’s Removals has excellent storage options, and we’re here to provide you with some helpful tips.
Start Spring with a Thorough Clean –
Spring is a time for new beginnings and a way of casting off winter as we move into longer daylight hours and slightly warmer temperatures. There’s nothing like a good clean to make your home feel new and fresh. So, it’s time to dust off the cobwebs and get rid of any clutter as you mark the new season with a positive outlook.
It has been a difficult start to the year, with the continuation of lockdown restrictions hurting everyone. We’re all hoping to turn a corner to better times in 2021, where businesses start gradually reopening. Vaccines should provide opportunities for people to reconnect with their families and friends in the near future, so there are many things to look forward to.
If you need something to focus on in the meantime, you can proactively give yourself the task of deep cleaning your house or flat. Alternatively, recruit a professional cleaning service, and Johnson’s can refer you to one of our industry clients. We have a range of services ideal for spring cleaning, making a tedious job much more manageable.
Using Self Storage to Clear Space –
The first thing you’ll notice before you start cleaning is how much lifting and moving you’ll have to do before beginning. That’s because your furniture and appliances take up lots of space. You’ll have the joys of navigating around, under, beneath and possibly, in between. It’s an unenviable undertaking, and you might need to hoodwink a family member or friend to provide assistance.
However, there’s a much simpler way to do this. Johnson’s Removals has storage options, and we regularly work with people who are organising their homes. The beauty of using storage is you can move everything out, giving you a clear space to clean. It’s also possible to hire a professional cleaning company, and we have industry referrals available.
Self storage is an affordable and flexible way to create more space in your home. You have the benefit of limitless access during our opening hours, which makes loading and unpacking straightforward. There’s no need to sign up for a long-term contract, just as long as you need. And we have various unit sizes available, which you can upgrade or downsize if your circumstances change.
Man & Van to Transport Everything –
A lot of people ponder using self storage but have no way of getting their belongings to-and-from a storage depot. That’s why Johnson’s has specific packages where we can offer assistance with collecting your belongings. For container storage, we’ll head over to your home or office with an empty unit. We’ll use our Man & Van service for collections and deliveries for self storage customers.
Our team will assist you with the packing and prepare things for storage, which we offer removals customers. We have years of experience in packing and will be able to give further advice when preparing everything. Furthermore, we will assist with creating an inventory before your items go into the storage unit.
Johnson’s has staff members on-site to unload and pack your belongings into your storage unit. We’ll arrange everything to make sure there are no issues with overpacking. All our packages complement each other, which means they interact seamlessly when we need to incorporate them. Before we sign anything off, we’ll perform a thorough assessment and send you a free, no-obligation quote.
How to Prepare Items for Storage –
The Johnson’s team are highly active when it comes to sharing practical advice and pre-storage tips. Before anything goes into your storage unit, you’ll have to prepare them to ensure they’re in an appropriate state before they go into your storage unit. Here are some of our best tips for preparing your items before they enter your storage unit.
- New storage boxes or containers. Don’t try and use boxes you get from the corner shop or supermarket. Durable plastic containers are also an excellent way to safeguard your possessions.
- Carefully pack fragile pieces. Much like moving, you need to treat fragile objects with additional care. Every box should have lots of extra padding and packaging, and correct labelling for the outside of the box is a good idea.
- Clean all appliances and furniture. Any mould you bring in can spread to other items, which can damage fabrics. Also, remember to leave appliance doors slightly open and wrap cords.
- Vacuum seal clothes and fabrics. If you are keeping clothes in storage, you should invest in vacuum-sealing equipment. It eliminates air that can cause mould.
You should avoid packing things into plastic bags. The materials most carrier bags or bin-liners use can increase humidity which then causes moisture. Mould thrives in this environment, and it could cause damage to your clothing.
The Three Rs – Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse –
It’s possible for those who do things in an environmentally conscious way to clean and declutter soundly. If you feel something is in good enough condition, then there are lots of places that will accept donations. Most upcycle collectives will repurpose things like furniture to sell at a modest price. And this helps people on low incomes find good quality furniture at reasonable prices.
It’s also a good idea to see what you can repurpose for your home and garden. Plastic yoghurt and ice cream tubs are useful for small storage pots and generally last as long as Tupperware. And things like wooden crates make unique garden furniture if you’re willing to do the work yourself. Alternatively, if you have any pallets, there will be plenty of people willing to take them off your hands.
Dorset has lots of recycling points in places all around the county; you’ll usually find them outside supermarkets. You can check out this link to see the closest one to you. There are council initiatives that make it possible to recycle at least 50% of your waste. You can read up on Dorset’s local provisions and schemes for recycling here.
The main thing to remember is we’re looking at new approaches to reducing waste. That means separating glass, cardboard, and plastic so they can be recycled. Additionally, you might also consider creating a compost bin to increase your drive to reduce waste. Moreover, we should try and think things through before purchasing items with many waste products like single-use packaging and utensils.
Excellent Customer Service and Professional Referrals –
Many years ago, finding a service provider was done in two ways. Word of mouth recommendations or flicking through the phonebook. The second option was a bit like potluck, likely veering towards the advert, which looked more professional. Luckily, things have moved on since then, and it’s now simple to research any company live on Google.
Rating platforms like Google Live and Trustpilot provide online users with information from previous customers. You can see their rating and comments to weigh up if a company is genuine and reliable. It’s also possible to determine whether you’ll receive a high standard of service from these previous customer reviews. You can see why our customers’ rate Johnson’s as a five-star company here.
A reputable company like Johnson’s will leave you feeling at ease from your first contact. We’re confident that our friendly staff will provide the necessary information to help you deal with your relocation or storage needs. Furthermore, we can give you referrals for things like professional cleaning services.
Johnson’s Removals – Helping You Organise Your Home this Spring –
The Johnson’s ethos is to ensure our customers receive the correct service that provides them with noticeable benefits. We believe that a company should put itself in its customer’s shoes to understand each person’s diverse needs. This not only allows us to deliver the best possible service, but it helps us improve our domestic and commercial storage packages. We can use each job we do as experience for the next person we work with.
Spring cleaning is no easy task, and we commend anyone brave enough to tackle it head-on. There are a few ways to make it less of a chore and much more straightforward. Using self storage allows you to move everything out of the way and into a safe, secure place. That way, you won’t be lugging furniture and appliances between rooms as you clean.
If you’d like to know more about our self storage package or other storage options, please contact us today. We’re here to make your spring cleaning stress-free and efficient.