Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of year again – time to sort through all the accoutrements and acquisitions of the past 12 months. Don’t worry, though – Tidewater Drive Self Storage in Norfolk is here to help you with the laborious process of Spring Cleaning.

Before you tackle the monster that is spring cleaning, make sure you’re stocked up on everything you’ll need. Check your supply of cleaners and plan a shopping trip if you need to restock. While you’re at the store, you’ll probably want to pick up extra paper towels, disinfectant wipes and trash bags.

Spring cleaning can be fun! Blast your favorite music, light up a candle and have a reward waiting for yourself at the end of the day.

Plan your attack: start on the topmost floor of the house, with the highest point. For instance, the ceiling fan blades, then the window frames and sills, then dressers, etc.

  • Wipe each down with a damp cloth or duster.
  • Windex the mirrors and windows.
  • Once the rooms are all clean, vacuum the floors. If you have hardwood or linoleum, follow up with a mop.

Follow the same procedure on lower levels, taking care to lift and wipe underneath knick-knacks and messes. Once your home is clean and dust-free, it’s time to organize.

One by one, go through dresser drawers, closets, any hidden storage spots (such as under the bed) for forgotten items. Once you’ve unearthed all the clothing you can, sort. Create piles for things you absolutely must keep, things you’re not sure about, and things you’re willing to get rid of.

After you’ve finished this process with the clothes, repeat in the kitchen. You’ll be amazed how many duplicate pots and pans you’ve acquired since last year.

Donate all your unwanted items, and then bring the rest to your Tidewater Drive Self Storage unit in Norfolk. We’ll hold onto the clothing you were on the fence about, the appliances you’re planning to re-gift come December, and those items of sentimental value that you just can’t bring yourself to part with.

Bring it all to Tidewater Drive Self Storage in Norfolk! We’ll keep all your valuables safe and sound, until you’re ready to reunite with them.