Fall Cleaning

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We all know about spring cleaning  and reorganizing around the home. It is a great way to freshen up the house after a long winter. But, did you know that it is just as important to do fall cleaning? It is important to prep your house, garage or apartment for the colder weather that will soon be upon us. Homes that were once organized during the summer months have already become to be cluttered with fall projects, school papers, sports equipment and leftover summer items. October is a great time of year to go through these items to prepare for the holiday season and to make your home more organized. Fall cleaning should also be done in your storage unit. It is something that is easily forgotten, but it is very important to do.

For your home, it is time to clean up, organize the school papers and projects and get ready for the winter months. In order to prep your home for winter, there are a few things that should be done to the outside such as cleaning the gutters and cleaning and organizing the garage.  You will need/want to park your car in the garage to protect it from the extreme temperatures and snow. So, now is the best time to tackle organizing the garage. Don’t neglect the cleaning on the inside of your home as well. Clean your bedding and pillows, clean appliances such as toasters, microwaves and coffee makers and dust and mop your floors. Look at your collectible items and decide if you still need to display these items or if you can get sell, donate or throw away the items. If you will need extra space for holiday displays, then it might be a good idea to box up the collectible items and place them in your self storage unit. If you are organized now, you can be all set for the holiday rush that is fast approaching!

The same re-organizational process should be done in your storage unit. In fact, the fall is a great time to totally clean out the storage unit. This is a good idea to do at least every 6 months, if not more. Remove all of the items from the storage unit and sweep out the unit and wash the walls (if needed). Replace the floor covering (plastic or cardboard) that you have laid down on the floor to protect your items. Look through the items that you have stored and decide if you still need the item or you could throw it away, sell or donate. If you are very organized and have followed our packing tips, then you know that it is important to label your stored boxes. In the fall, check the boxes and items inside the boxes for damage. It is important to keep the storage unit as clean as possible. Dirty storage units can invite “unwanted guests” such as bugs or other vermin into your storage unit. A good tip to help prevent this it to make sure that your items are clean and prepped for storage before you put them in the storage unit.

Fall cleaning shouldn’t be a difficult task. Make it a fun or family experience and share the various tasks with family members. Dymon  has climate controlled, clean storage facilities that makes it easier to keep your storage units clean. Dymon offers shelving units and wardrobes  to help keep your storage units organized. Just ask about these at any one of our 6 Ottawa area locations.

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One comment on “Fall Cleaning

  1. Hanna Webster
    October 18, 2012 at 3:18 AM #

    In my opinion rather than waiting for the spring season, home cleaning should be done regularly. Regular home cleaning would help in proper maintenance of your home. A clean home not only forms a favorable impression on the onlookers but also makes its inhabitants feel happy. A clean and hygienically well maintained home would go a long way in ensuring good health for the inhabitants.

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