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March 31, 2022

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide

Spring cleaning guide to clean and declutter your homeIt’s that time of year to set aside some time to deep clean and declutter your home as you prepare for warmer weather and new adventures. Below are some of our best tips for giving your home a fresh start and making the most of your space this season.

Make a Plan

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to major cleaning and organizing. It’s always a great idea to map out a schedule and priority list of what you want to get done and when.

Don’t forget to spend extra time on areas you miss in your normal cleaning routine, like your laundry room and garage.


Before grabbing your favorite cleaner, assess which areas of your home need the most attention, including storage areas like the basement, attic, and garage.

Group items into three categories — trash, donations, and storage:

  • Throw away expired foods, cosmetics, and broken items that cannot be repaired.
  • Donate anything you haven’t used in more than a year.
  • Store items like special collections or unused furniture.

Carefully Pack Out-of-Season Items

Don’t let holiday decorations or winter clothes take up valuable space in your home.

Pack up these items carefully and store them in a secure, climate-controlled storage unit at Extra Room Self Storage. We also offer packing supplies for your convenience.

Deep Clean the Kitchen & Bathroom

Wipe down shelves, hard surfaces, and inside and outside every cabinet in your kitchen and bathrooms.

You can use a steam cleaner or specialized cleaning wipes to clean stainless-steel appliances without scratching them.

Clean the Carpets

Sprinkling baking soda on your carpets before you vacuum can go a long way in removing pet odors. This is also a great time to rent a carpet shampooer or have your carpets and rugs professionally cleaned.

Even better, invest in a carpet cleaner, and when you’re not using it, you can store it in a climate-controlled storage unit for use next season.

Ceilings, Walls & Windows

A damp cloth will remove dust from ceilings, fans, walls, and light fixtures. You can also wash window treatments and dust blinds. 

Sanitize Children’s & Pets’ Toys

For plastic or silicone toys, use your dishwasher’s quick cycle, but turn off the heated dry cycle.

For fabric toys like stuffed animals, check the care tags. Toys that are washing machine safe can be put in a mesh laundry bag and tossed in the gentle cycle.

If you have an excess of children’s toys but are not ready to part with them, consider storing them in an Extra Room Self Storage unit for safekeeping.

Care for Your Indoor Air Quality

It can be easy to overlook your indoor air quality, which can negatively affect your overall health. Eliminate dust, mold, and common allergens by changing out your HVAC and vacuum filters.

If your home is particularly humid, it’s a good time to move items from your home that would be better stored in a climate-controlled facility, like unused musical instruments or boxes of old photos and videos.

Declutter Your Home With a Climate-Controlled Unit From Extra Room Self Storage

This spring, give yourself the gifts of a clean home and extra space. There’s no reason to have unused items taking up valuable areas of your home that you could use for organization, relaxation, or entertaining.

Extra Room Self Storage offers a variety of sizes at affordable prices, and our units are secure. We offer both short-term and long-term options to meet all your storage needs.

For the safest storage of your belongings, choose a climate-controlled unit from Extra Room Self Storage. Contact us online or call our Myrtle Beach location at (843) 236-9633, our North Charleston location at (843) 501-7655, or our Moncks Corner location at (843) 761-0205 to learn more and get started.