Is it time for a storage unit cleanout? Hauling out items from a storage locker or furniture storage units can be difficult and time-consuming. It can also be expensive if you don’t hire the right people. Here are some tips on how to clean out a storage unit quickly and effectively. 

Tips for cleaning out storage units

  • Take inventory 

Make a list of everything you see. The list will help you to decide how much time your storage cleanout will take. It will also help you decide how to get rid of storage unit stuff. Your list will help you to decide if you need to call for help and whether you need to call a junk removal company.

  • Use an open space

If you have an empty storage unit or space in your unit, use this space to help you temporarily move items around. For example, you can move smaller items to a space in the unit while you try to access larger items. Storage units are usually open areas but you don’t want to block others from entering their unit. 

  • Label boxes

You might have forgotten to label boxes before you stored them away. You need to know if these items are fragile or valuable before transporting them. Take a quick look inside and label them accordingly. 

  • Categorize 

Categorize your boxes or items into sections that you need to keep, junk, sell or donate. Once you are done organizing these items, you can start the process of removing them from your storage unit.

How to get rid of storage unit items

  • Items for selling or donating

Go through your items you stored under donation and selling and see what you can send to thrift stores or charities. These items can include old clothes, shoes, hats, scarves, and gloves. Some of your family members might appreciate antique items or family heirlooms so consider giving these away to them. You can also sell some items at yard sales. Pack up your car and take these straight home or donate.

  • Items to keep or throw away

Put your junk items in one pile and the items you want to keep in another. If you have a lot of items you want to take home after your storage unit cleanout (or heavier items) you might need a moving company to help you to do the heavy lifting and hauling. 

You might also want to consider hiring junk removal experts for the junk pile. You can also rent out a dumpster depending on how many items you have to get rid of. Luckily, Junk Boss offers you junk removal services. We have expert teams who will help you to clean out your junk, as well as help you with dumpster rentals.

How our junk removal services work

Cleaning out a storage unit doesn’t have to take ages. With our storage unit cleanout service, you can have our items cleaned out and disposed of in no time. It doesn’t matter if you need to clean out a few storage items or a full storage unit, we can help. We will also clean up the unit ensuring it is back in the condition that it was provided to you before use.

When you’re ready to plan your storage unit cleanout, simply pick up the phone to schedule an appointment with Junk Boss. We will provide you with straightforward, volume-based pricing based on the storage unit you need to be cleaned out. We will then arrange a time for the cleanout that works for you. 

Give us a call today to help you with your storage unit cleanout!