Why Is It Essential To Maintain Cleanliness in Your Storage Unit?

Storage units have become a reliable option for people who require additional space to keep their belongings. These units are designed to offer the best environment for the items, even for an extended period. However, you still need to play your part by ensuring the self-storage unit is clean. If your unit isn't kept clean, your stuff may get damaged by the following.


Insects and rodents are attracted to dirty areas, and the last thing you want is to invite them into your storage unit. Once the creepy-crawlies get into the unit, they will devour everything they come across, and in no time, your belongings will be destroyed. Just because your items are in a storage unit doesn't mean that they aren't useful, so be sure to clean the space regularly. Don't forget to check for pests as you clean your unit. If you notice some signs of pests, do not hesitate to handle the issues right away. You may use pesticides to eliminate them or lay traps, so they don't access or stay in the unit.

Also, do not store food or sweets in a storage unit because they attract pests. Some service providers prohibit the storage of such items in their units since they know how rodents can nibble their way into the boxes to eat up the food items.


Climate-controlled storage units and designed to keep away humidity so your items can stay in excellent condition regardless of the weather conditions. However, if you choose to store your belongings in a standard unit, you will be forced to deal with moisture problems, and this may lead to mould problems. Such units must be cleaned regularly. Also, if you spill fluids or fail to dry out the unit well after cleaning, mould can grow quickly and damage your belongings.

Dirt and dust

If you store your stuff in a storage unit for long, dirt and dust will accumulate in the room. This is the reason it's advisable to prepare your items for storage. Clean and wrap them using quality packing materials. All small items and clothes should be kept in boxes while furniture should be wrapped properly. The packing materials protect your items by keeping them safe and clean. Nonetheless, you still need to dust the area regularly to ensure dust and dirt don't accumulate on the surface of boxes or covered furniture. Unpleasant smells won't get to your stuff too if they are packed well.

For more information, contact a storage company.

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Coast to Coast: The Big Move

Hello, my name is Emma. I am originally from Brisbane, but last year our family decided to move to a little seaside town on the Western Coast of Australia. I have a husband, two kids and a dog, so organising the move wasn't easy. Thankfully, we found a fantastic moving company who helped us to pack our things and load the truck that would transport out things across the country. They even arranged for our surplus things to be placed in a secure storage unit. I was so pleased with the service and learned a lot about big moves, so I decided to start this blog.