Self-Storage Spring Cleaning

Categories: Seasonal

Spring is just around the corner, so it’s time for spring cleaning. Decluttering can be stressful without a plan or place to put excess items. Being torn over the thought of keeping or giving away sentimental items can be challenging. Spring cleaning will be a breeze with a Tellus Self Storage unit and a plan.


  • Determine what you’ll keep, throw away, give away, sell, or store in storage.


      • Purchase and label containers or boxes to know what’s inside and their purpose.
      • Separate what you’re keeping and then separate what you’re selling, storing, donating, and giving away.
      • Put away your winter items, such as shovels, snow blowers, and heavy coats, in storage until next winter.
      • Swap out your closet of winter clothes for spring wear.


        1. Furniture containing wood, metal, wicker, or leather.
        2. Other items are made of the materials listed above.
        3. Electronics (Computers, Video Games, etc.)
        4. DVDs, videos, vinyl records, etc.
        5. Artwork
        6. Leather or lace clothing
        7. Important documents
        8. Photographs
        9. Musical instruments
        10. Wine
        11. Antiques
        12. Stamps, coins, comic books, etc.
        13. Medical supplies and medications
        14. Makeup and toiletries
        15. Household appliances
        16. Sports equipment
        17. Bicycles with leather seat
      • A Tellus Self Storage unit rental that’s 10×10 or larger comes with a free moving truck.
      • Stack your boxes vertically to make your unit more space and walkable.

Donating/ Giving Away

      • You can mail packages to the person you’re giving your stuff to, or you could schedule a time and place to meet somewhere.
      • Goodwill is an excellent choice for donating your items.


      • There are a variety of methods for selling your stuff.
        1. eBay
        2. Yard Sale
        3. Facebook Marketplace
        4. Craigslist
        5. Amazon
      • Meet in a populated public place if you’re meeting someone online to sell something. Shopping centers & nearby police stations are safe options for transaction locations.


      • Now it’s time to dust all the rooms and windows and vacuum afterward.
      • Replace curtains and deep-clean furniture.
      • Flip and clean your mattresses.
      • Wipe down lightbulbs.
      • Clean showers and tubs
      • Mop floors
      • Clean sheds and garages

Now that you have a plan for spring cleaning start the process with a Tellus Self Storage unit!